Philadelphia 'Phooey'dom: Cavaliers Lose Fifth Straight, 117-97

Two teams struggling to stay in sight of the 8th seed meet in the City of Brotherly Love

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Cavs Lose Fifth In A Row By 10 Or More Points; Sixers Latest Beneficiaries, 117-97

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – The 76ers found a way to beat Cleveland at home.

Then again, everyone is picking on the Cavaliers these days.

Thaddeus Young scored a game-high 26 points off the bench to lead the Sixers to a 117-97 win Tuesday that snapped an eight-game home losing streak to the Cavs dating back nearly five years.

Jodie Meeks started for the second game in a row and scored 16 points and Jrue Holiday also had 16 for the Sixers, who have won four of five since a 1-8 stretch.

J.J. Hickson scored 18 to lead the Cavs, who have lost five straight games — all by 10 points or more.

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Cavaliers' Deficit Increases To 15 After Three

The news is not much better after three periods in Philadelphia.

After falling behind by 20 points against the 76ers, the Cavaliers still find themselves down by 15 as the final quarter begins. Philly leads 89-74.

J.J. Hickson leads the Cavs with 18. Mo Williams is the only other player in double figures for the road-weary Clevelanders, who are on the verge of losing their fifth straight game.

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Down By A Dozen: Philly Leads Cavs 66-54 At The Half

The Cavaliers find themselves in an all-too-familiar position at halftime tonight in Philadelphia, as the 76ers have had little problem piling up the points and lead the Good Guys by twelve at the intermission, 66-54.

Thaddeus Young leads three ’Sixers in double figures with 17 points, while for Cleveland, J.J. Hickson has eleven points, Anthony Parker leads with three boards, and Mo Williams has five assists.

For the half, the Cavs shot 58% from the field, so it is not the offense that is hurting in tonight's contest. Cleveland is actually shooting better than Philadelphia’s 56.5%, but four extra field goals for the 76ers and four more free throws accounts for the margin at the break.

The Cavaliers' bench, a strength of the team all year, is at it again tonight, scoring 28 points, exactly the same amount as the starters have put up. On the other hand, Philadelphia's starters have outscored their reserves, 38-28.

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Cavs Trail 35-26 After One

The Cavaliers, in the throes of a debilitating losing streak at present, trail by nine at 35-26 after the first quarter in Philadelphia.

Joey Graham was the leading first-period scorer with six points for the Cavs, who have not won since beating Memphis on November 27.

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