Sixers vs Cleveland Cavs
While LeBron James is probably the greatest Cleveland Cavalier of all-time, the Philadelphia 76ers' history with the Cavs dates back far before "The King." Since meeting for the first time on November 2, 1970, the teams have played a total of 216 regular season games against each other, with the Sixers on the winning end of a 110-106 overall record.
As far as memorable moments go, it was against the Cavs on December 9, 1980 that Basketball Hall of Famer “Dr. J” Julius Erving recorded a career-best 5 steals.
Throughout the years, the Cavs have boasted talents like Brad Dougherty, Mark Price, Kyrie Irving, and, of course, James in their battles with the 76ers, but now the head-to-head matchups feature the likes of Joel Embiid, Danny Green, and Matisse Thybulle going up against young stars like Collin Sexton and Darius Garland. The two squads face off four times in the 2021-22 season, twice at The Center in South Philly and twice in “The Land.” Get your tickets from Ticketmaster today!
This February 27, 2021 matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the 76ers in Philadelphia was all about Joel Embiid. The 2020-21 NBA MVP finalist poured in 42 points on 13-22 from the field, including 2-3 from behind the arc, and went 14-16 from the line. He also grabbed 13 rebounds and was a +5 in his 40 minutes on the floor. Ben Simmons contributed with 24 points and 8 assists. The teams meet for the first time at The Center during the 2021-22 season on February 12.
76ers vs. Cavaliers Recent History
April 1, 2021: W – 76ers @ Cleveland 114 - 94
February 27, 2021: L – 76ers vs. Cavaliers 109 - 112 (OT)
December 27, 2020: L – 76ers @ Cleveland 94 - 118
February 26, 2020: L – 76ers @ Cleveland 94 - 108
December 7, 2019: W – 76ers vs. Cavaliers 141 - 94