Even though the game against the Philadelphia 76ers was tight, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a lot of reasons to feel like luck is just not on their side. If Antawn Jamison wouldn’t have broken his finger, the Cleveland Cavaliers could have been happy with the fact that they’ve put up one hell of a fight against the 76ers. Odds.
The first quarter was as tight as possible. Both teams played pretty good defense and managed to contain each other. By the end of it, the Cavaliers were ahead 22-23, but nothing looked even remotely settled.
The Philadelphia 76ers managed to up their game in the second quarter and their defense was considerably better. They quickly managed to take the lead, and they kept it until the end of the first half. The score was 49-43, and nobody knew which way this was going to go.
“This was a game that early in the season we would have lost,” Doug Collins, Philadelphia 76ers coach, stated. “When we were struggling, we would have found a way to lose this one.” Scores.
The third quarter was very similar to the second. The 76ers took charge of the game and, even though the Cavaliers were not too far back, they managed to add to their lead. The score was 75-64 and with an 11 point advantage, the 76ers thought they could just lay back and somehow wait for the end of the game.
The third quarter brought more misery for the Cavaliers. Antawn Jamison, which scored 16 points in 30 minutes, had to leave the game because of a broken finger. It is still uncertain for how long Jamison will be unavailable. But the Cavaliers weren’t the only ones to be scared by injury. Elton Brand also left the game in the third quarter because he had dislocated his finger.
“I didn’t want to come out, but the medical staff took me to get it fixed,” Elton Brand stated. “I felt it when I came back in, but I wanted to play. I’ll ice it, be at practice, and try not to think about it.” Las Vegas odds.
Even though Jamison was out, the Cavaliers took advantage of their opponents’ apparent loss of focus and they managed to get menacingly close. However, the 76ers woke up in time, and were able to keep a slim advantage until the end. It finally ended 95-91 and things look even grimmer for the Cavaliers.