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Game Notes: Cavaliers @ Sixers

• With the win tonight, the Sixers pick up their second straight victory at home after dropping the previous three at Wells Fargo Center.  Since starting the season 1-2, Philly has gone 5-2.  Cleveland has lost six straight and is 1-6 on the road this season.  The Sixers have won six straight over the Cavaliers.

• Philly won despite scoring just 86 points.  The Sixers are 3-3 when scoring below 90 points this season after going 2-18 in 2011-12.  Cleveland gave up 100+ points in each of their previous eight games.

• Cleveland had a season-low 79 points tonight after averaging 99.7 ppg the seven games prior.  The Sixers have held the opposition below 80 points three times this season (3-0 mark) after doing so 11 times in 2011-12 (10-1 mark).

• The Sixers outshot the Cavaliers 42.5% to 35.7% from the floor.  Philly improves to 5-0 when outshooting the opposition this season.  The Sixers are 4-0 when holding opponents below 40.0% shooting this season.  Opponents shot 47.9% in the three games prior.

• Philly hit 9 3-pointers on 45.0% shooting.  The Sixers have shot 40.0% or better from behind-the-arc in five of the past six games.  Philly has hit 7+ 3FGM seven times in 10 games this season after doing so 16 times in 66 games in 2011-12.

• The Sixers had just 12 turnovers tonight (6 in the third quarter) and are averaging 9.0 tpg over the past three games after averaging 15.4 tpg the first seven games of the season.

• Evan Turner had 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, a career-high 9 assists and 6 rebounds tonight.  In the previous three games, he averaged 7.5 ppg on 34.4% shooting.  Turner has recorded at least 4 assists in five of the past six games.  He is shooting 5-of-11 from 3-point range this season after shooting just 11-of-49 in 65 games played in 2011-12.

• Kyrie Irving had just 9 points on 4-of-14 shooting after not scoring below 15 points prior this season.  He also had 4 assists with 5 turnovers tonight.

• Jrue Holiday came one assist shy of his fourth double-double this season with 14 points and 9 assists.  He has recorded at least 7 assists in each of the past three games and eight times overall this season after doing so 11 times 2011-12.

• Jason Richardson had 9 rebounds tonight after 8 boards vs. Utah on 11/16.  The last time he had 8+ rebounds in consecutive games was 11/12-11/14/10.  Richardson has hit at least two 3-pointers in every game in which he’s played more than two minutes in this season.

• Over the past two games, Philly is averaging 8.00 blocks.