The Cleveland Cavaliers have just 11 wins so far this season. Two of those victories have come against their opponent tonight, the Philadelphia 76ers. Philadelphia has been on a bit a roll lately, however, winners of their last three games and sit at the .500 mark for the first time this season.
The 76ers have also won 5 of their last 7 road games and are averaging 113.7 points per game over their winning streak. "We are growing," said coach Doug Collins. "Now we have got to go to Cleveland and see if we can get another road win. We are looking up, we are not looking down. Our guys feel good about themselves."
The Cavaliers have also gotten hot of late, winners of 3 of their last 5 games, 2 of their last 3. Cleveland has wins over the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks the past week and have been filling up the scoreboard. They'll look to continue the offense onslaught tonight, though newcomers Baron Davis, Semih Erden and Luke Harangody are not expected to play.
The Cavaliers, who have held opponents to less than 45.0 percent shooting in each of their three most recent wins, had taken 10 of 11 versus the 76ers -- including two victories this season -- prior to falling 117-97 on the road Dec. 7 as seven players scored in double figures for Philadelphia.
Cleveland has beaten the 76ers 10 of the last 12 meetings between the teams.