Philadelphia 103, Cleveland 87

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #43 Dan Crawford, #60 James Williams
Attendance - 14678

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 28 25 31 19 103
Cleveland 22 27 17 21 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 32-30 19-14 13-16 W1
Cleveland 20-41 10-21 10-20 L3

Recap


76ERS 103, CAVALIERS 87
: Jrue Holiday made a career-high six 3-pointers and Philadelphia scored 19 consecutive points in the third quarter for a much-needed victory.

The reeling 76ers had lost three straight and seven of nine in April, but the victory combined with Milwaukee’s surprising loss to Washington on Wednesday gives the 76ers a 2 1/2 game lead over the Bucks for the final playoff spot in the East.

Holiday sat the fourth quarter after scoring 24 points and making all six of his 3-point attempts. He made four of them during the decisive stretch in the third quarter, when the 76ers outscored the Cavaliers 24-2 to take an 81-59 lead.

Andre Iguodala had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the 76ers, who began a stretch Wednesday of five road games to close the season.

Samardo Samuels and Luke Hudson each had 15 points for the Cavaliers, who have lost 18 of 22, while Kyrie Irving returned after missing 10 games with a sprained right shoulder to finish with nine points and four assists in 19 minutes.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: This was Philadelphia’s third game in as many nights. … Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will have his fractured right wrist examined by team doctors on Thursday, after which the team will decide whether or not to shut him down for the final week. … Elton Brand and Thaddeus Young each had 12 points for the 76ers. … Tristan Thompson had 12 points and five rebounds for the Cavaliers.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Cleveland
Jrue Holiday 24 Scoring Lester Hudson 15
Andre Iguodala 7 Assists Donald Sloan 7
Andre Iguodala 13 Rebounds Samardo Samuels 5
Jodie Meeks 3 Free Throws Made Samardo Samuels 3
Louis Williams 3 Steals Lester Hudson 1
Lavoy Allen 1 Blocks Omri Casspi 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 103 52.4 9-15 8-10 32 46 3 9 16
Cleveland 87 45.6 5-14 10-16 22 33 3 2 13

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against New York. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .390 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Indiana . The 76ers have a W/L % of .469 after a win and .567 after a loss.
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