Things were certainly bright in Philadelphia as the 76ers took the Cleveland Cavaliers [7-14] for a ride on Tuesday. The Cavs were simply unprepared for the offensive push that Thaddeus Young and the Sixers brought to the court. Despite having a five game winning streak against Philadelphia in their series match-ups, Cleveland did not appear focused enough to extend that streak. In the end, the 76ers won the game 117-97 after regulation time. Odds.
It was a good game for Philadelphia. Not only did this game yield the highest point output of the season, it also marked the first time all five starters scored double digits in one game this year. Young was good for a season-high 26 points, 11 rebounds and 2 steals. It is the second game in a row in which he has scored 20 of more. Also, in his first double-double of the season, Spencer Hawes had 10 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks. With an inspired roster, the 76ers found their shooting groove against one of the worst defenses in the league after a rather slow start. Staying ahead in all four quarters, Philadelphia won the game by an impressive 20 point margin. With this win, they improved to 7-14 for second place of the Atlantic Division. Scores.
The Cavs are digging quite a hole for themselves. The team has lost five consecutive games by an average of 22.2 points. Though Cleveland was able to pull within 11 points in the beginning of the fourth, the multiple stumbles and drops they committed sealed their own fate in the end. Coach Bryon Scott seemed to be frustrated with the team while stating, “We’re getting beat off the dribble like we’re not even there. Pride has to come into it. Las Vegas odds.
Guys go right down the lane for easy layups and nobody seems upset by it. Everybody has to do a lot of soul-searching.” Perhaps their coach’s words will be enough motivation to pull the Cavs out of the bottom ranks of the Central Division. See if it does at www.scoresandodds.com, home of the best online betting information around.