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Instant Replay: Cavaliers 111, Sixers 93


Instant Replay: Cavaliers 111, Sixers 93


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.

Sixers reportedly ink Kris Humphries to non-guaranteed deal; sign Jacob Pullen

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Sixers reportedly ink Kris Humphries to non-guaranteed deal; sign Jacob Pullen

The Sixers are busy just days before the start of training camp. 

The team plans to sign veteran forward Kris Humphries to a non-guaranteed deal, according to The Vertical

Humphries fits with the Sixers’ plan for a versatile system. At 6-foot-9, he can knock down a long-range shot. Last season on the Hawks, he averaged 42.9 percent from 16 feet from the rim to the three-point line and 35.2 percent from three, according to 

Humphries also averaged 3.7 boards in 12.3 minutes. The 32-year-old is entering his 14th NBA season and will add to the Sixers’ growing group of veteran players. 

The Sixers also signed 6-foot-1 guard Jacob Pullen, who was a member of BC Khimki in the VTB United League (Russia) last season. Pullen, 27, also has played in Italy, Israel, Spain, and Croatia. He was a standout at Kansas State (2007-11) and reached the NCAA Tournament in three of his four seasons. 

Pullen has been getting acclimated to the city. Earlier this month, he tweeted:

The Sixers will hold their media day Monday and open training camp Tuesday. 

Sixers to hold Blue-White Scrimmage at the Palestra on Oct. 1

Sixers to hold Blue-White Scrimmage at the Palestra on Oct. 1

If you’re a die-hard Process believer who can’t wait for the Sixers' preseason opener, you’ll have a chance to see the team in action three days prior, albeit in a scrimmage.

The Sixers announced Thursday that they will be holding a Blue-White Scrimmage on Oct. 1 at the Palestra from 1-3:30 p.m. Tickets will be free to the public.

“The building strongly represents the toughness and perseverance of the city of Philadelphia and of the 76ers organization,” coach Brett Brown said.

While Joel Embiid likely won't play in the scrimmage (see story), the event is a good opportunity to see No. 1 picks Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons. Fultz’s summer league campaign was cut short by a sprained left ankle.

The scrimmage is also an early chance to get a sense of what Brown’s rotation may look like this year, his fifth with the Sixers and first in non-tanking mode.

The preseason will begin at Wells Fargo Center on Oct. 4, against the Memphis Grizzlies. The first game of the regular season is on Oct. 18, a nationally televised contest vs. the Wizards in Washington, D.C.