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Game Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers @ Philadelphia 76ers

The Cleveland Cavaliers look to continue their winning ways as they take on the winless Philadelphia 76ers at Philadelphia. Tipoff at 7 p.m. Eastern on FoxSportsOhio.

The Cavs are coming off an outstanding performance in their home opener against the Miami Heat. The Cavs won 102-92 and held the Heat to 42.9% shooting from the field, including 26.8% from three.

Philadelphia (0-2) has struggled in their first two games of the 2015-16 campaign. The Sixers dropped their home opener on Friday night, 99-71, to the visiting Utah Jazz and fell to the Celtics, 102-95, in their first contest of the season on Wednesday in Boston.

However, Sixers first round draft pick (third overall) Jahlil Okafor has been outstanding in the early season.

The two teams will meet again this Friday and December 20th at The Q and wrap up their season series on January 10th at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Cavaliers are 5-1 in their last six contests against Philadelphia. In their last meeting on March 29th at The Q, the Wine and Gold held on for a 87-86 victory.

Cleveland Cavaliers starters:

PG: Mo Williams
SG: J.R. Smith
SF: LeBron James
PF: Kevin Love
C: Timofey Mozgov

Injuries: Kyrie Irving (Fractured Left Knee Cap, OUT), Iman Shumpert (Ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, OUT) and Sasha Kaun (Personal Reasons, Not With Team)

Philadelphia 76ers starters;

PG: Isaiah Canaan
SG: JaKarr Sampson
SF: Hollis Thompson
PF: Nerlens Noel
C: Jahlil Okafor

Injuries: Robert Covington (Right Knee Sprain, OUT) and Nik Stauskas (Right Leg, Probable)

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