GameDay Preview: Cavs vs. 76ers

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CJ Miles, Anderson Varejao
Adam Cairns / The Columbus Dispatch

Game Summary

For the second time in as many days, the Wine and Gold take on the Philadelphia 76ers. Tonight's matchup takes place at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Cavaliers fell to the 76ers last night in Philadelphia, 94-79 despite 18 points from Philly native, Dion Waiters.

Tristan Thompson compiled his third double-double of the young season with 13 points and 16 rebounds while C.J. Miles and Jarrett Jack each scored 13 points off the bench.

Evan Turner had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Sixers while Tony Wroten scored a career-best 18 points and Thaddeus Young contributed 16 points. Michael Carter-Williams and James Anderson had 11 points each and Spencer Hawes chipped in 10 points to round out Philadelphia's double-figure scorers. The Sixers broke a two-game skid and upped their record to 4-2.

Probable Starters/Injury Report* presented by Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland ClinicCavaliers: PG - Kyrie Irving, SG - Dion Waiters, SF - Earl Clark
PF - Tristan Thompson, C - Anderson Varejao

76ers: PG - Michael Carter-Williams, SG - James Anderson, SF - Evan Turner
PF - Thaddeus Young, C - Spencer Hawes

Injuries: (Cavs) - Carrick Felix, (Mild Sports Hernia, Out), Anthony Bennett, (Sprained Right Shoulder, Questionable)

(76ers) - Arnett Moultrie, (Left Ankle Sprain, Day-to-Day), Kwame Brown, (Right Hamstring, Day-to-Day), Nerlens Noel, (Left Knee Injury, Out)

*Subject to change

Head-to-Head Matchup

Cleveland is 88-101 all-time against Philadelphia including a 51-42 record while playing at home (35-59 Road).

Key to the Game/Key Matchup

Key to the Game

Consistent Play Throughout

With the league's two youngest teams squaring off against each other, there are going to be times throughout the course of the game where each will play in spurts.

Whichever team can limit the bad stretches and play the most consistent basketball for the full 48 minutes will give themselves an advantage tonight.

Key Matchup

The Coach Browns

Head coaches always face a big challenge on the second game of a back-to-back and this becomes heightened when you factor in going up against the same team from the night before.

Adjustments and game-planning from both Cavaliers Head Coach Mike Brown and 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown should play a major role in tonight's game.

Where to Catch the Action

TV: Fox Sports Ohio, Radio: WTAM 1100, NBA League Pass Audio, XM 203, Sirius 137

For live in-game updates, follow @cavs, @CavsJoeG, @CavsFredMcLeod, @MrCavalier34, @CavsJMike and @chones22 on Twitter.

Be sure to check cavs.com for Joe Gabriele's live in-game blog providing instant analysis and game notes. Plus, get into the discussion as die-hard Cavs fans talk about the game on CavFanatic's GameDay Thread.

Programming Note

Tonight, FOX Sports Ohio is airing the Cavs – 76ers game (7:30 p.m.) and the Blue Jackets – Islanders game (7:00 p.m.). Refer to programming details by clicking here.

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Important Traffic Note

Due to the opening of the new westbound Innerbelt bridge this weekend, ODOT will be CLOSING I-90 (the Innerbelt Bridge) from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9th to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11th. Motorists may detour using I-490 and I-77. Click here for more details.

On Deck

After tonight's game, the Wine and Gold head back onto the road as they travel to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bulls on Monday, November 11th at 8:00 p.m. ET.