Cavs Get Big 117-114 Win Over 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers v Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND, OHIO - MARCH 29: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers faces off against Ricky Council IV #16 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first half at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on March 29, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)Photo: Jason Miller / Getty Images Sport / Getty Images

CLEVELAND, OH--- A back and forth game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Good Friday night that featured 27 lead changes and 8 ties would see the Cavs prevail with a 117-114 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Cavs were without Caris LeVert and Craig Porter Jr, 2 key bench players, but they would see the return of Donovan Mitchell after the nose fracture, he would score 12 points and dish out 8 assists. The 76ers were without Joel Embiid as they have been for awhile, but they proved just how dangerous of a team they are even without their all star big man, battling with the Cavs all the way down to triple zeros.

This game was a roller-coaster, as I mentioned before we had 27 lead changes and 8 ties, luckily, the Cavs were incredible from 3 point range, especially if your name was Georges Niang. Niang would make 5 of his 8 3 pointers attempted and 6 of his 9 shots total, leading the Cavs with 25 points. Sam Merrill was also red hot, making 4 of his 8 attempts, finishing with 13 points. The Cavs as a team made 43% of their shots from deep. In the 3rd quarter, the 76ers would rally the troops and start to make things tough for the Cavs, going on a late run with a little over 3 minutes left in the 3rd, taking a 82-78 lead, but after an Isaac Okoro layup, Sam Merrill hit a 3 pointer to give the Cavs a 83-82 lead with 2 and a half to go till the 4th quarter. The 4th quarter would see lead change after lead change, the 76ers would take a 113-112 lead late thanks to a Tyrese Maxey jumper, not too long after Evan Mobley would hit the highlight of the night, a 3 pointer to give the Cavs a 115-113 lead late, just about blowing the roof off Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

Jarrett Allen would also have a solid performance, his 37th double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds on a 6 for 9 shooting night, the Cavs will need games like this as they start a tough 5 game road trip in Denver Sunday afternoon at 3:30.

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