Cavs Continue Hot Streak With Win Over 76ers
The good ship Cavalier is sailing in very smooth seas now.
The Wine and Gold sailed into Philadelphia and handled the 76ers easily, posting a 114-85 victory in game one of the second half of the season.
Seven Cavaliers were in double figures, led by rookie Tyler Zeller, who posted a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Two others had double-doubles: Tristan Thompson had 12 points and 10 boards and rookie Anthony Bennett scored 10 and pulled down 11 rebounds.
All-Star Kyrie Irving popped in 14 points and both Luol Deng and Dion waiters had 13 each. Waiters came up hobbling late in the second quarter on a mammoth dunk, but sustained a hyper-extension of the left knee. He was done for the night and will likely be evaluated on Wednesday.
The Cavs took a 31-25 first quarter lead and pushed the advantage to 21 points at the half. In the second half, the Cavs continued to be aggressive both offensively and defensively.
The winning streak is now at five games with the Orlando Magic coming to The Q on Wednesday night.