Embiid, 76ers set for matchup against the Cavaliers

March 15, 2022 GMT

Philadelphia 76ers (41-26, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (39-29, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid leads Philadelphia into a matchup against Cleveland. He leads the the league scoring 29.9 points per game.

The Cavaliers are 23-18 against Eastern Conference opponents. Cleveland is 9-4 in one-possession games.

The 76ers are 25-16 in Eastern Conference play. Philadelphia ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference with 12.5 fast break points per game led by Tyrese Maxey averaging 3.0.

The teams play for the third time this season. The 76ers won the last matchup 125-119 on March 5, with Maxey scoring 33 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Darius Garland averages 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Cavaliers, scoring 21.2 points while shooting 37.8% from beyond the arc. Evan Mobley is shooting 50.4% and averaging 16.5 points over the past 10 games for Cleveland.

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Georges Niang averages 2.0 made 3-pointers per game for the 76ers, scoring 9.5 points while shooting 39.6% from beyond the arc. Embiid is shooting 46.1% and averaging 32.3 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 4-6, averaging 108.1 points, 43.5 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.5 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points per game.

76ers: 7-3, averaging 115.8 points, 42.6 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.0 points.

INJURIES: Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen: out (finger), Collin Sexton: out for season (knee), Rajon Rondo: out (ankle), Dean Wade: out (knee).

76ers: None listed.

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