Sixers-Cavaliers: What you need to know

Sixers-Cavaliers: What you need to know
April 14, 2013, 10:45 am
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Sixers vs. Cavaliers, 3:30 p.m. -- CSN
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

Sixers: 32-47 (Fourth in Atlantic Division, ninth in Eastern Conference)

Cavaliers: 24-55 (Fifth in Central Division, 13th in Eastern Conference)

Last meeting
The last time these two teams met, Evan Turner scored 23 points and grabbed 13 boards to help the Sixers beat the Cavaliers, 97-87, on March 29 in Cleveland. It was the Sixers' first road win since Jan. 2. Jrue Holiday had 20 points and Spencer Hawes added 16 of his own, along with 11 rebounds, to hand the Cavs their seventh consecutive loss.

Recent games
The Sixers recovered from a 13-point, second-quarter deficit and pulled out a 97-86 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. The victory snapped a three-game losing skid for the Sixers. Five Sixers scored in double figures including Holiday, who scored a team-high 22 points and dished out seven assists.

Kyrie Irving scored 31 points on a career-high 27 shots, but it wasn't enough as the Cavs fell to the New York Knicks, 101-91, on Friday. Cleveland played the game without Dion Waiters, their second-leading scorer. Cavs coach Byron Scott said Waiters was dealing with a "family matter."

Probable starters

Sixers (season averages)
Jrue Holiday (18.0 ppg, 8.2 apg, 4.3 rpg)
Damien Wilkins (6.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.4 apg)
Evan Turner (13.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 4.3 apg)
Thaddeus Young (15 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.7 spg)
Spencer Hawes (11.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.2 apg)

Cavaliers (season averages)
Kyrie Irving (22.9 ppg, 5.9 apg, 3.7 rpg)
Wayne Ellington (7.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.3 apg)
Alonzo Gee (10.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.7 apg)
Tristan Thompson (11.7 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 1.3 apg)
Tyler Zeller (8.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.3 apg)

Did you know?
The Sixers, who have won two of three games against the Cavs this season, have not lost a season series to Cleveland since the 2008-09 campaign (1-3).

Sixers: Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson are out for the rest of the season.

Cavaliers: Daniel Gibson (sore right elbow), C.J. Miles (forehead laceration/concussion), Anderson Varejao (vastus medialis split) and Luke Walton (right ankle sprain) are all out.

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