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NBA: Cavaliers miss only one shot in 2nd quarter in rout over 76ers

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Darius Garland #10 celebrates with Isaac Okoro #35 of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the Cavaliers scored through the second half in opposition to the Philadelphia 76ers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on November 30, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP 

Darius Garland scored 21 factors and handed out 9 assists whereas Donovan Mitchell added 18 because the torrid-shooting Cleveland Cavaliers routed the visiting Philadelphia 76ers, 113-85, in a matchup of two injury-plagued groups Wednesday.

With Jarrett Allen lacking his third straight recreation with a again damage, Lamar Stevens out with an sickness and Kevin Love sitting with a thumb fracture, Caris LeVert picked up the slack off the bench with a game-high 22 factors. Center Evan Mobley added 16 factors and eight rebounds whereas Isaac Okoro scored 11.

Cleveland closed out November by bettering to 9-1 this season at dwelling, which is the place they are going to play 10 of their subsequent 13 video games in December. Eight of these wins had been by double digits.

The Sixers had been led by star Joel Embiid, who made simply six of his 16 pictures from the sphere for 19 factors. Embiid missed 4 video games attributable to a left mid-foot sprain and scored 30 in a win over Atlanta on Monday earlier than being held 13 factors beneath his season common on Wednesday.

Philadelphia’s only different double-digit scorer was Shake Milton, who had 14 factors. Tobias Harris was held to only three factors and missed all seven pictures from the sphere for the Sixers, who noticed their three-game win streak come to an finish. Philadelphia performed once more with out injured starters Tyrese Maxey and James Harden.

Before Wednesday, Philadelphia’s worst margin of defeat was 10 factors.

The Sixers jumped out to a 9-2 lead earlier than the Cavaliers answered with the subsequent 14 factors. The Cavaliers took a 25-21 lead after one quarter earlier than happening a scorching tear in the second interval.

The Cavaliers related on 16 of 17 pictures from the sphere, together with an ideal 5-for-5 from 3-point vary. The 94.1 p.c taking pictures in the second quarter helped the Cavaliers race out to a 69-48 halftime lead. Cleveland completed making 45 of 74 pictures, good for a season-high 60.8 p.c for the sport.

Cleveland’s torrid taking pictures continued early in the third quarter as they constructed their result in 32 factors, 80-48, on Garland’s finger roll with 7:53 left in the interval. LeVert discovered Cedi Osman for a superbly executed reverse layup simply earlier than the third-quarter buzzer to provide the Cavaliers a 90-66 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Due to the absence of Allen, Stevens and Love, Cleveland featured its tenth completely different beginning lineup with ahead Mamadi Diakite getting his first begin of the season, and his first since Feb. 5, 2022, with Oklahoma City. He scored six factors in 23 minutes.

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