76ers play the Cavaliers on 4-game win streak

March 3, 2022 GMT

Cleveland Cavaliers (36-26, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (38-23, third in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia will try to keep its four-game win streak intact when the 76ers take on Cleveland.

The 76ers have gone 22-14 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia is sixth in the Eastern Conference with 12.8 fast break points per game led by Tyrese Maxey averaging 2.9.

The Cavaliers are 21-15 in Eastern Conference play. Cleveland leads the Eastern Conference allowing only 103.0 points per game while holding opponents to 44.4% shooting.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The 76ers won the last meeting 103-93 on Feb. 13, with Joel Embiid scoring 40 points points in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Georges Niang is shooting 39.8% from beyond the arc with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game for the 76ers, while averaging 9.2 points. Embiid is averaging 32.5 points, 12.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.6 blocks over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.

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Darius Garland is shooting 48.0% and averaging 20.5 points for the Cavaliers. Kevin Love is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 7-3, averaging 112.0 points, 42.7 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.3 points per game.

Cavaliers: 5-5, averaging 104.9 points, 42.4 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 7.0 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.6 points.

INJURIES: 76ers: None listed.

Cavaliers: Collin Sexton: out for season (knee), Rajon Rondo: out (toe), Caris LeVert: out (foot).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.