Losers of three straight games, the Cleveland Cavaliers will play host to the Philadelphia 76ers who are without Joel Embiid.
It was an absolutely embarrassing performance for the Cleveland Cavaliers in their previous game as they lost by nearly 40-points to the Utah Jazz. With two days off and a little bit more refreshed, the Cavs take on the Philadelphia 76ers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The 76ers will be without Joel Embiid as he working his way back form a bone bruise. This could be an opening for the Cavs to make this game a little bit closer than it should be. A Cleveland win still seems highly unlikely considering how poorly the Cavaliers have been playing lately and the fact they have their own laundry list of injuries to deal with.
Philly has lost two straight games and is also looking to get back into the win column. The 76ers are 32-15 on the season are currently half game behind the lead in the Atlantic Division. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are in fourth place in the Central Division at 17-30. The 76ers are averaging 114.3 points per game while giving up 109.4 per game. Both numbers are significantly better than Cleveland’s 102.9 and 111.1 PPG.
Like the Cavs, Philadelphia is not ranked high in the three-point department. The 76ers are 24th in three-point attempts (29.4) and 27th in three-pointers made (10.9) . Cleveland is last in both categories with 9.3 makes on 27.6 attempts per game. The difference is that Philadelphia’s conversation rate is better at 36.9% (14th) with Cleveland’s being 33.6% (29th).