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CLEVELAND -- The Sixers were sitting on a comfortable 86-73 lead midway through the quarter, but the Cavaliers then scored 12 straight points to cut the deficit to 1. Wilson Chandler put an end to the run with a 3-pointer from the corner as time ran out in the 3rd quarter, and the 76ers never looked back. Philadelphia outscored the Cavaliers 39-20 in the final quarter to defeat Cleveland by the final score of 128-105.
Philadelphia's star studded lineup proved to be too much for this young Cavaliers team. After missing two games due to injury, Jimmy Butler returned and contributed 19 points to the win. The frontcourt force of Embiid and Simmons dominated the game. Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season. Joel Embiid scored 24 points, shooting an impressive 10-16 from the field.
Jordan Clarkson and Cedi Osman each scored 18 points for the Cavaliers. Dellavedova continued to be a big help off the bench, scoring 13 points and gathering 7 assists. Cavaliers rookie guard struggled to find a rhythm, scoring 12 points on 6-13 shooting.
The Cavaliers will begin a 3-game road trip starting in Indiana on Tuesday night. Tip-off is set for 7:00 pm ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.