NBA Friday Showdown: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Friday Showdown: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

In a huge game in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association – the Cleveland Cavaliers are on the road at the Philadelphia 76ers. While these two are fighting for the third seed in the East, they are the two hottest teams. The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the road, where they are 20-19 on the season. The Cavaliers are 48-30 and have won four straight games and 9 out of their last 10 overall.

The Philadelphia 76ers have the longest current win streak in the NBA right now. The 76ers have won 12 straight games. Philadelphia is 48-30 as well, and have won 27 out of 38 games at home. The Cavaliers and 76ers are 2 games ahead of the Indiana Pacers, for a home series in the first round of the postseason.  The Philadelphia 76ers are -3 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

76ers are on Fire

The amazing part of the Philadelphia 76ers run has been the absence of Joel Embiid has not hurt them. Embiid is out until the postseason, and the winning just keeps happening. The 76ers won just 28 games a season ago, and 56 over the past three regular seasons. The 76ers are scoring 109.1 per game, and allowing 105.1.

Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz are both bringing it as youngsters for the 76ers. Simmons is scoring 15.8 points per game, and ripping down more than 8 rebounds per game. Fultz has played in just 10 games, and is only scoring 6.5 points per game, but in just shy of 18 minutes per game.

Cleveland Seeking Another Trip to Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers are still the team to beat out of the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers are seeking their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. Cleveland is scoring 110.5 points per game, and allowing opponents to score just shy of 110. The Cavaliers are coming off wins over the Hornets, Pelicans, Mavericks and Raptors.

Cleveland is led in scoring by LeBron James with 27.4 points per game, and 9.1 assists per game. The Cavaliers are 11th in assists, with more than 23 per game, and 23rd in rebounding with 42.2 per game. Cleveland has won 51+ games in the past three seasons.

Philadelphia Keeps on Winning

This should be a great National Basketball Association game. These two teams out of the Eastern Conference are both really good, and playing great basketball. Look for the 76ers to keep their red hot play at home going. The 76ers are so young, but extremely athletic, and that’s where the the Cavaliers will have a tough time. Look for Philadelphia to use their athleticism and ability to score the basketball and win this game. Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers -3 over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the National Basketball Association.

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