Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/18/12
In the finish to an ugly day of Cleveland sports, the Cavaliers fell victim to an impressive Philadelphia defense in an 86-79 defeat on the road. Stat of the night: The highest-scoring backcourt in the NBA (Irving-Waiters) was limited to just 14 points and 8 turnovers on 6-27 from the field. Both Cleveland sports teams playing at this time of the year are now 2-8. At least we can be excited about the solid nights from youngsters Tristan Thompson (14 pts, 13 rebs) and Tyler Zeller (6 pts, 7 rebs). … So progress? CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 2-8 (Lost last 6) PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 6-4 (Won last 2) FINAL Team 1 2 3 4 Total CLE 21 21 15 22 79 PHI 19 24 19 24 86 Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts K. Irving G 37:18 4-14 0-2 1-1 -5 0 4 4 5 1 0 2 3 9 D. Waiters G 30:55 2-13 1-6 0-0 -3 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 5 A. Varejao C 37:19 5-12 0-0 4-4 -6 5 15 3 0 1 0 1 1 14 A. Gee F 37:19 6-11 0-3 5-5 -1 1 4 2 2 2 1 0 2 17 T. Thompson F 30:47 6-14 0-0 2-3 -3 8 13 2 0 0 1 3 2 14 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 30-84 5-20 14-15 18 48 14 15 6 4 9 16 79 Percentages .357 .250 .933 Team Rebounds: 4 T. Zeller 27:54 3-5 0-0 0-0 -5 3 7 1 1 1 1 1 4 6 C.J. Miles 14:02 1-8 1-4 0-0 -3 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 O. Casspi 12:53 1-3 1-2 2-2 -7 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 J. Pargo 11:33 2-4 2-3 0-0 -2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 6 D. Gibson DNP – Coach’s Decision S. Samuels DNP – Coach’s Decision D. Sloan DNP – Coach’s Decision L. Walton DNP – Coach’s Decision Philadelphia Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts J. Holiday G 37:01 6-14 2-4 0-0 +5 1 4 9 2 1 0 0 1 14 J. Richardson G 33:37 5-14 2-6 0-0 +5 2 9 3 2 2 1 2 1 12 K. Brown C 9:21 0-0 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 E. Turner F 39:37 8-12 1-2 2-2 +10 0 6 9 2 1 1 0 1 19 T. Young F 36:50 3-9 0-0 1-2 +1 0 6 0 1 1 0 1 3 7 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 34-80 9-20 9-12 9 41 27 11 8 9 4 15 86 Percentages .425 .450 .750 Team Rebounds: 11 S. Hawes 28:13 5-13 1-2 3-4 +9 3 9 1 1 1 4 0 3 14 L. Allen 21:36 0-5 0-0 2-2 +12 1 3 3 2 0 2 1 0 2 N. Young 15:45 5-6 2-2 1-2 +5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 13 D. Wright 11:46 1-4 1-3 0-0 -7 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 3 R. Ivey 6:14 1-3 0-1 0-0 +3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 A. Moultrie DNP – Coach’s Decision M. Wayns DNP – Coach’s Decision D. Wilkins DNP – Coach’s Decision
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