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Game Preview: Philadelphia 76ers @ Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers look to continue their winning streak as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight, at The Q. Tipoff set for 7:30 p.m.

In Wednesday’s 96-86 win over the Knicks, the Cavaliers overcame a 15-point deficit, their second in as many games. It marked the first time Cleveland won a game by a double-digit margin after trailing by at least 15 points since November 3, 2009, when the Cavs overcame an 18-point deficit and beat Washington by a score of 102-90. (Elias Sports Bureau)

Philadelphia (0-4) also played their last game on Wednesday but had different results as they fell to the Bucks, 91-87, in Milwaukee.

The Cavaliers are 6-1 in their last seven meetings against Philadelphia.

Over their 6-1 stretch against Philly, the Cavs are outrebounding the Sixers 50.0 to 41.1, while also averaging 25.0 assists.

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

Philadelphia 76ers starters:

PG: Isaiah Canaan
SG: Nik Stauskas
SF: JaKarr Sampson
PF: Nerlens Noel
C: Jahlil Okafor

Injuries: Robert Convington (Right Knee Sprain, OUT), Joel Embiid (Right Foot Injury, OUT), Carl Landry (Right Wrist Injury, OUT) and Tony Wroten (Right Knee Injury, OUT).

Cleveland Cavaliers starters:

PG: Mo Williams
SG: Jared Cunningham
SF: LeBron James
PF: Kevin Love
C: Timofey Mozgov

Injuries: Iman Shumpert (Ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, OUT), Kyrie Irving (Fractured Left Knee Cap, OUT) and J.R. Smith (Right Knee Contusion, Quadriceps Tendinitis, OUT).

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