CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s tough to play catch-up in the fourth quarter.
How many times has that applied to the Cleveland Cavaliers this season?
It applied once again on Friday night as the visiting Philadelphia 76ers asserted themselves in the 3rd quarter to take control of the contest, en route to a 97-87 victory at Quicken Loans Arena.
It was 45 all at the half, but as we have seen many times this season, the Wine and Gold came out cold in the third quarter and paid for it. Philly outscored the Cavs 32-21 in that stanza.
In the fourth, Cleveland closed the gap to 4 on a C.J. Miles basket, but the Sixers answered and won by 10.
Former Ohio State Buckeye Evan Turner popped in 23 points to lead all scorers. Jrue Holiday chipped in 20, and Thaddeus Young had 18.
Cleveland was led by Miles, who scored 19.
The Cavaliers’ losing skid has now reached 7 games.
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