The Philadelphia 76ers were on the ropes at home on Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With Philadelphia trailing 97-96 with 21.9 seconds remaining, Head Coach Brett Brown called timeout to set up a play.
It led to a go-ahead Joel Embiid dunk with 13.2 seconds remaining in regulation. Cleveland called a timeout. Kevin Love missed a three-point shot with 3.8 seconds remaining in regulation, and the Cavaliers had a chance to grab an offensive rebound, but time ran out as the 76ers survived in a 98-97 victory.
Embiid scored 27 points. He shot 50 percent from the field. Joel Embiid also grabbed 16 rebounds, recorded four assists, blocked two shots, and recorded one steal for Philadelphia.
This was Ben Simmons’s first game back from injury. He scored 15 points. Simmons shot 77.8 percent from the field. He also grabbed five rebounds, recorded six assists, blocked two shots, and recorded two steals.
Josh Richardson scored 17 points. He shot 41.2 percent from the field. Richardson also grabbed one rebound, recorded five assists, and recorded one steal.
Furkan Korkmaz scored 10 points. He shot 44.4 percent from the field. Korkmaz also grabbed four rebounds and recorded one assist.
The Philadelphia 76ers scored 21 bench points. Mike Scott scored nine points. He shot 57.1 percent from the field. Scott also grabbed eight rebounds.
Kevin Love led the way for Cleveland with 20 points. He shot 31.2 percent from the field. Love also grabbed eight rebounds, and recorded one assist.
Collin Sexton scored 18 points. He shot 44.4 percent from the field. Sexton grabbed five rebounds, recorded four assists, and recorded two steals.
He is starting to play better as of late and that is a good thing for the Cleveland Cavaliers moving forward.
Tristan Thompson recorded another double-double for Cleveland with 17 points and 12 rebounds. He shot 53.8 percent from the field. Thompson also recorded one steal.
Their bench scored 32 points. Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points off the bench for the Cavaliers. He shot 50 percent from the field. Clarkson also grabbed four rebounds and recorded two assists.
This game was a back-and-forth affair none the less. Cleveland’s biggest lead in this game was seven points. Philadelphia’s biggest lead in this game was nine points.
These two teams will play each other two more times this season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will play their next game against the Miami Heat at home on Thursday night.
The Philadelphia 76ers will play their next game against the Orlando Magic on the road on Wednesday night.