Tyler Zeller put up 18 points and recorded 15 rebounds, his second double-double of the season, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a blowout victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 114-85. The Cavaliers shot 40-87 (46.0%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 21 rebounds. This is the fifth victory in a row for Cleveland (21-33).
Zeller went 6-14 and converted 6-7 from the free throw line. Other key players for Cleveland included Tristan Thompson with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Anthony Bennett with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Despite the loss, Thaddeus Young scored 15 points for Philadelphia on 6-16 shooting, including 1-5 from behind the arc. He also registered 9 rebounds. Evan Turner contributed 11 points and 7 rebounds.
The 76ers posted an eFG% of just 38.5%, including 22.7% from 3-point range. This year, they are 1-15 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Cavaliers are 8-1 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Philadelphia (15-40) has now lost nine straight games.
Coming up next, the Cavaliers battle the Orlando Magic, who are 16-38 on the year. The 76ers match up against the Dallas Mavericks, currently 32-22 this season. The Cavaliers won their last two meetings with Orlando. The 76ers have a 0-1 record against Dallas this season.