Posted November 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Cleveland Cavaliers have few complaints about their Kyrie Irving-led offense, but it's been trumped by a suspect defense that ranks among the worst in the league. It's been quite the opposite for the Philadelphia 76ers. Cleveland looks to end a five-game losing streak Sunday night when it visits Philadelphia, which has made up for its lack of scoring with one of the NBA's best defenses. Irving ranks among the league's scoring leaders averaging 24.4 points, but that hasn't helped translate to many wins for the struggling Cavaliers (2-7). The reigning rookie of the year scored a career-high 34 points in a loss to Brooklyn on Tuesday before tallying 26 against Dallas in Saturday's 103-95 defeat at home. He hit 11 of 21 shots despite leaving briefly in the third quarter with a contusion to his left index finger. Irving, though, finished without an assist for the first time in his 60-game career. Irving said he intends to play Sunday despite still feeling pain in his hand. ''I'...
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