The Cavaliers couldn't hold an early 12-point lead in losing to the Philadelphia 76ers, but more importantly may have lost leading scorer Antawn Jamison as well.
Jamison fractured the pinky on his left hand going up for a shot in the third quarter and did not return. He left with 16 points and four assists, but the Cavs fell after shooting 21 percent on 3-pointers (3 of 14).
J.J. Hickson had 22 points and 16 rebounds, but couldn't handle a pass from Daniel Gibson in the final seconds when the Cavs had a chance to tie. Gibson passed on a potential game-tying 3-pointer and instead gave it to Hickson, who fumbled it away with 12.5 seconds left to secure the Sixers' win.
Ramon Sessions had 20 points and 10 assists and Samardo Samuels had 12 points off the bench for the Cavs, who were without newcomers Baron Davis, Luke Harangody and Semih Erden. Coach Byron Scott did not play them because they haven't practiced yet, and Davis' swollen left knee would've kept him out, anyhow.