PHILADELPHIA< PA -- The Cleveland Cavaliers came to the city of Philadelphia hungry for a win after recent struggles coming out of the All-Star break.JB Bickerstaff's starting five jumped out to a 21-point first quarter lead, before the 76ers began to chip away at the Cleveland lead. The combination of James Harden and Tyrese Maxey pulled the 76ers back into the game, going on to stun the Cavaliers by the final score of 125-119.
In his last time out against the Cavaliers, Joel Embiid was virtually unstoppable, forcing himself to be a main focus of the Cavaliers defensive game planning coming into Friday night's game. Embiid was held to a final stat line of 22 points and 9 rebounds. The young surging guard Tyrese Maxey led all scorers with 33 points on an impressive 10-15 shooting.
Cavaliers point guard Darius Garland posted an eye popping line of 26 points and 19 rebounds as he did everything he could to try and lead his squad to a victory, despite falling short.
The Cavaliers will prepare for the Toronto Raptors, who will be coming to town on Sunday evening. Tip-off is set for 7:30 pm ET at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.