Philadelphia 103, Cleveland 85

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #71 Rodney Mott, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 17832

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 21 22 25 17 85
Philadelphia 29 28 25 21 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 17-30 9-15 8-15 L4
Philadelphia 28-22 18-10 10-12 W1

Recap


76ERS 103, CAVALIERS 85: Jodie Meeks had a career-high 31 points in a spot start and Philadelphia moved a half game ahead of idle Boston and back into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division with a home win over Cleveland.

Meeks made 7 of 10 3-pointers in place of Andre Iguodala, who missed his second consecutive game with tendonitis in his left knee. Jrue Holliday had 19 points and six assists and Evan Turner had 12 points for the Sixers, who built a 57-43 halftime lead and breezed through the second half.

Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving had 12 points and seven assists, but turned the ball over five times. Antawn Jamison had 13 points and seven rebounds, but the Cavaliers lost for the seventh time in their last eight games. The Cavaliers have been held under 85 points in three consecutive games for the first time this season.
 
Philadelphia scored 17 points on 18 Cleveland turnovers. Conversely, the Cavaliers managed just three points on 10 Philadelphia turnovers

GAME NOTEBOOK: The 76ers have won four straight in this series. … The Cavaliers learned before the game reserve guard Daniel Gibson could be lost for the rest of the season with a torn tendon in his left foot. … Sixers reserve guard Lou Williams had 11 points off the bench.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Philadelphia
Anthony Parker 14 Scoring Jodie Meeks 31
Kyrie Irving 7 Assists Louis Williams 7
Alonzo Gee 9 Rebounds Spencer Hawes 8
Omri Casspi 5 Free Throws Made Jodie Meeks 2
Kyrie Irving 2 Steals Jrue Holiday 3
Samardo Samuels 2 Blocks Evan Turner 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 85 40.0 9-23 20-28 19 44 4 6 18
Philadelphia 103 48.9 10-19 3-5 25 43 6 8 11

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Washington. The 76ers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .636 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .235 after a win and .433 after a loss.
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