Through 3 Quarters
We've seen some fireworks three quarters in as the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers have combined for 199 points. Philadelphia currently holds a 100-99 lead.
The Sixers have been relying on point guard Tyrese Maxey, who has 23 points and four assists, and point guard James Harden, who has dropped a double-double on 16 points and ten assists. One thing to keep an eye out for is Matisse Thybulle's foul situation as he currently sits at five.
The Cavaliers haven't lost 70% of the games in which they were down heading into the final period this season, so a win here would be refreshing.
Cleveland @ Philadelphia
Current Records: Cleveland 36-26; Philadelphia 38-23
What to Know
The Philadelphia 76ers will play host again and welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers to Wells Fargo Center, where tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Friday. Cleveland will need to watch out since the 76ers have now posted big point totals in their last four contests.
While not quite a landslide, the contest between Philadelphia and the New York Knicks on Wednesday was still a pretty decisive one as Philadelphia wrapped it up with a 123-108 win at home. Philadelphia got their victory on the backs of several key players, and it was point guard James Harden out in front picking up 26 points and nine assists along with nine rebounds.
Meanwhile, things couldn't have gone much worse for Cleveland as they lost 119-98 to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Despite the loss, the Cavaliers had strong showings from center Jarrett Allen, who dropped a double-double on 18 points and 11 boards, and point guard Darius Garland, who shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with 33 points.
The 76ers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Philadelphia's victory lifted them to 38-23 while Cleveland's defeat dropped them down to 36-26. We'll see if Philadelphia can repeat their recent success or if Cleveland bounces back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- TV: Bally Sports - Ohio
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $83.00
The 76ers are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Cavaliers, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Cleveland have won 13 out of their last 22 games against Philadelphia.
- Feb 12, 2022 - Philadelphia 103 vs. Cleveland 93
- Apr 01, 2021 - Philadelphia 114 vs. Cleveland 94
- Feb 27, 2021 - Cleveland 112 vs. Philadelphia 109
- Dec 27, 2020 - Cleveland 118 vs. Philadelphia 94
- Feb 26, 2020 - Cleveland 108 vs. Philadelphia 94
- Dec 07, 2019 - Philadelphia 141 vs. Cleveland 94
- Nov 17, 2019 - Philadelphia 114 vs. Cleveland 95
- Nov 12, 2019 - Philadelphia 98 vs. Cleveland 97
- Mar 12, 2019 - Philadelphia 106 vs. Cleveland 99
- Dec 16, 2018 - Philadelphia 128 vs. Cleveland 105
- Nov 23, 2018 - Cleveland 121 vs. Philadelphia 112
- Apr 06, 2018 - Philadelphia 132 vs. Cleveland 130
- Mar 01, 2018 - Philadelphia 108 vs. Cleveland 97
- Dec 09, 2017 - Cleveland 105 vs. Philadelphia 98
- Nov 27, 2017 - Cleveland 113 vs. Philadelphia 91
- Mar 31, 2017 - Cleveland 122 vs. Philadelphia 105
- Nov 27, 2016 - Cleveland 112 vs. Philadelphia 108
- Nov 05, 2016 - Cleveland 102 vs. Philadelphia 101
- Jan 10, 2016 - Cleveland 95 vs. Philadelphia 85
- Dec 20, 2015 - Cleveland 108 vs. Philadelphia 86
- Nov 06, 2015 - Cleveland 108 vs. Philadelphia 102
- Nov 02, 2015 - Cleveland 107 vs. Philadelphia 100
Injury Report for Philadelphia
- Tobias Harris: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
Injury Report for Cleveland
- Rajon Rondo: Out (Toe)
- Caris LeVert: Out (Foot)
- Collin Sexton: Out for the Season (Knee)