PHILADELPHIA -- It was not a lovely night in Philadelphia for the Cavs as the 76ers jumped out to an early lead in the first, as the Cavs missed their first 10 shots of the game, and never looked back as they smoked the Cavaliers 141-94.
Ben Simmons scored a career high 34 points and hit his second career three pointer (yes, his second of his career). From the field he was 12 of 14, and made 9 of his 12 free throws on this career night for Simmons. The 76ers as a team shot 63% from the field as it seemed they could not miss tonight a shot tonight.
Other top players for the 76ers tonight were Mike Scott, who scored 21 points on 9 of 12 shooting, and Trey Burke, a former standout for Cavs coach John Beilein at Michigan, added 21 points off the bench on 9 of 12 shooting as well. The 76ers improved to 11-0 at home and 16-7 overall on the season.
On the Cavaliers side of things, it was a night they would like to forget for a very long time. The team scored a season low for points at the half, 36, the previous low was 40, which occurred last night against the Magic. The 47 point margin of defeat is the Cavs largest margin of defeat this season. The leading scored for the Cavs tonight was rookie Darius Garland who scored 17.
Kevin Love summed up this game perfectly in his postgame press conference saying, "we sucked, that's my overall thought"
Up next for the Cavs is a Monday trip to Boston to play the Celtics as they look to break the current slide they are on. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30.