Five losses, all by double figures, have left the Cavs crawling back home after a miserable road swing that had the potential for so much more.
Backup center Thaddeus Young had a season high 26 points, he and starting center Spencer Hawes combined for 23 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers set season highs for points in a quarter and a half in their rout of the Cavs.
The Sixers scored 35 in the first quarter and 66 in the half to race out to a 66-54 halftime lead that was never threatened in the second half. It was the fifth-straight home win for the Sixers, who placed seven players in double figures.
J.J. Hickson had 18 points for the Cavs, who lost their fifth straight – all by double figures. It’s the Cavs’ longest losing streak in three seasons, when they lost six straight from Nov. 28 until Dec. 8, 2007. Daniel Gibson had 16 points off the bench and Mo Williams had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Cavs.
Jodie Meeks had 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and Jrue Holiday had 16 to lead Philadelphia’s starters. Andre Iguodala had 13 for the Sixers, while Spencer Hawes had 10 points and 12 rebounds.