Instant Replay: Cavaliers 111, Sixers 93

Instant Replay: Cavaliers 111, Sixers 93

Lynam on the Sixers' loss: They 'had no juice'

January 7, 2014, 9:15 pm
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Spencer Hawes attempts to block a shot by Dion Waiters during the first half of the Sixers' 111-93 loss to the Cavs. (USA Today Images)


CLEVELAND -- The Sixers may want to head back out to the West Coast.

After snapping a four-game winning streak out west that featured improved defense on Monday, the Sixers regressed back to their old ways for the second straight night, falling to the Cavaliers, 111-93, on Tuesday.

It was the Sixers' second loss in Cleveland this season, dropping their record to 12-23.

Turning point
It came early. Tied at 13 with 7:09 left in the first quarter, an alley-oop from Kyrie Irving to Tristan Thompson sparked a 14-3 run for the Cavs, and they never looked back.

Long scoreless spurts for the Sixers didn’t help, as the Cavs' lead grew to as much a 31.

Follow the leader
C.J. Miles led the Cavs with a game-high 34 points. Anderson Varejao had a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds, despite sitting over the game’s final 14 minutes.

Michael Carter Williams led the Sixers with a career-high 33 points, adding six rebounds and five assists in a game-high 37 minutes.

Thaddeus Young, the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week, finished scoreless on 0 for 7 shooting in 21 minutes.

Take a bow
Miles set a new Cavs franchise record and a career-high for threes in a game with 10. He started 6 for 6 and finished the game 10 for 14 from deep.

What’s next?
The Sixers get a much-needed two-day break before kicking off a four-game homestand Friday against the Pistons.

Detroit beat the Sixers, 115-100, on Dec. 1., a game in which the Pistons scored 70 points in the first half.