Cleveland tries to overcome loss of rookie Kyrie Irving.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of a long stretch of home games but that doesn't mean the schedule is easy. After losing to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, the Cavs will host a surly Philadelphia 76ers team stung by a last-second loss to Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers.
To make matters worse, Cleveland will be without rookie point guard Kyrie Irving as he sits out his third game while trying to recover from a concussion suffered against the Heat on Tuesday. The Cavs will rely on Ramon Sessions and Daniel Gibson to handle the guard duties with Irving on the shelf.
The 76ers lost their second-straight game on Friday so they will be desperate to find that winning formula that has them among the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Center Spencer Hawes has missed the last two games and will be out again against Cleveland with a strained Achilles tendon.
Louis Williams leads the Sixers, scoring 15.6 points per game in his role off the bench.