Philadelphia at Cleveland

76ers 92, Cavaliers 86

CBSSports.com wire reports
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CLEVELAND -- LeBron James knows the numbers don't lie.

After the Cavaliers dropped a 92-86 decision to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night for their eighth loss in nine games, James summed up the obvious.

"We're not playing very good basketball," he said. "Right now, we're not a very good team."

Philadelphia, which has won five of six, had something to do with that in the Cavaliers' latest loss. Andre Miller and Andre Iguodala scored 20 points apiece while Samuel Dalembert added 16 points and a season-high 19 rebounds.

The 76ers saw their four-game winning streak snapped Friday night with a home loss to Sacramento, but they bounced back against the defending Eastern Conference champions.

"That was a team win," Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks said. "Everyone who came in the game was focused."

After Damon Jones' 3-pointer gave the Cavaliers a 75-74 lead with 7:57 to play, four points by Iguodala, including a 3, and baskets by Miller and Dalembert provided an 8-0 run that gave Philadelphia the lead for good.

The Cavaliers trailed 86-84 when James missed a 17-footer from the corner with 1:05 to play. Iguolada followed with a key three-point play with 1:01 left.

James, the NBA's leading scorer, and Drew Gooden led Cleveland with 21 points apiece. The Cavaliers lost six straight while James was out with a sprained finger. Cleveland rolled to a blowout win over Indiana when James returned to the lineup, but has lost the next two.

"Right now, we're reeling a bit because of the losses," Cleveland coach Mike Brown said. "We've got to fight through it and find a way to get it done."

Cleveland built a 31-20 lead early in the second quarter, but Philadelphia finished the period with a 31-15 run. The 76ers made 13 of 19 shots in the quarter, including four 3s.

The Cavaliers started slowly, turning the ball over on their first three possessions and then missed shots their next three times down the floor. Brown called time at the 9:30 mark with the 76ers leading 4-0.

James led a charge that included two dunks and a twisting layup as the quarter ended. He finished the period with 12 points.

Korver added 13 for the 76ers, who scored 18 fastbreak points in the second quarter and 35 for the game.

"It started from getting stops," Dalembert said. "When we get stops, we usually do a good job getting out on the break."

Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 12 for Cleveland, which again struggled on both ends of the floor. The Cavaliers made two field goals in the final 7:58. Guard Larry Hughes was 1-for-9 from the floor after making 6 of 17 shots Friday night against New Jersey.

The Cavaliers fell to 5-5 at home after going 30-11 at Quicken Loans Arena last season.

"I don't want to say it hurts, but losing any game at home or any game at all doesn't feel good," James said. "We have to regroup."

The Cavaliers played without guard Daniel Gibson, who was inactive. He had a wisdom tooth removed during the week and was bumped in the face Friday night.

Notes: G Devin Brown did not play (coach's decision) for the third straight game. ... The Cavaliers have trailed going into the fourth quarter in 19 of their 24 games. ... Miller had five assists and was 6-for-6 from the line. ... The 76ers began a stretch in which they play 13 of 17 on the road.

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Scoreboard
Philadelphia (10-14) «1833162592
Cleveland (10-14) 2620221886
PHI:A. Miller 20 Pts
PHI:S. Dalembert 19 Reb
PHI:A. Miller 5 Ast
CLE:D. Gooden 21 Pts
CLE:D. Gooden 10 Reb
CLE:E. Snow 6 Ast
Players of the Game
ClevelandPhiladelphia

D. Gooden

S. Dalembert
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
2110016190
Philadelphia
S. Dalembert, C436-94-6190416
A. Miller, PG337-146-625220
R. Evans, PF331-82-214144
A. Iguodala, SF336-126-922420
W. Green, SG274-130-01129
K. Korver, SF274-113-341113
L. Williams, SG203-102-21508
J. Smith, PF130-50-01010
T. Young, SF111-10-01022
K. Ollie, PGDid Not Play
C. Booth, CDid Not Play
S. Randolph, PFDid Not Play
R. Carney, SFDid Not Play
L. Amundson, PFDid Not Play
H. Hill, PFDid Not Play
Totals 32-8323-2845152092
 38.6%82.1% 
Cleveland
L. James, SF4210-181-166121
D. Gooden, PF358-115-6100221
Z. Ilgauskas, C325-112-292512
S. Pavlovic, SG232-90-02235
E. Snow, PG191-20-20632
L. Hughes, SG301-97-84439
A. Varejao, C261-22-26034
S. Brown, PG213-102-21339
D. Jones, PG101-30-01003
I. Newble, SF30-00-00000
D. Marshall, PFDid Not Play
D. Brown, SGDid Not Play
D. Jones, PFDid Not Play
D. Gibson, PGDid Not Play
C. Simmons, SFDid Not Play
Totals 32-7519-2339232386
 42.7%82.6% 
Other Games
Char 84 Final
Atl 93
Mem 123 Final
Orl 119
Sac 79 Final
Wash 92
Ind 106 Final
Mia 103
NJ 86 Final
NY 94
Pho 98 Final
NO 101
Dal 96 Final
Hou 83
Min 92 Final
Mil 95
Den 91 Final
SA 102
Sea 75 Final
Utah 96