CLEVELAND: The Cavs were outscored 20-2 during a five-minute stretch that spanned the end of the first half and start of the third quarter in falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 97-87 on Friday. Their losing streak has reached a season-high seven games.
The Cavs led 45-36 on a layup by Tristan Thompson with 1:57 left in the half, but that was the end of the fun for the Cavs. They missed their last six shots of the first half and four of their first five to start the third quarter. Evan Turner’s 3-pointer with 8:47 left in the third extended the Sixers’ lead to 56-47.
C.J. Miles had 19 points off the bench, Tyler Zeller had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Tristan Thompson had 10 points and five rebounds.
Evan Turner had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Jrue Holiday had 20 points and Spencer Hawes had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Sixers.