Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers: Match Preview and Predictions - 12th November 2019
Date and time: Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 7:00 PM, ET
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Last game results
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-5): 108-87 win against the New York Knicks (10 November 2019)
Philadelphia 76ers (6-3): 114-106 win against the Charlotte Hornets (10 November 2019)
Cleveland Cavaliers preview
The Cavs reached four straight NBA finals from 2015 to 2018 with LeBron James leading the charge. Last season when LeBron bolted to the Lakers, the Cavs struggled badly and were one of the worst teams in the NBA.
There is not much expectations from the Cavs this season also but they have made a good start and are currently ranked seventh in the Eastern Conference standings. They had a pretty convincing win against the New York Knicks in their last match and will look to continue the momentum against the 76ers.
Key player - Kevin Love
Kevin Love had an injury filled campaign last year. The 2016 NBA Champion is the best veteran player in the Cavs lineup.
Love is averaging 18.5 points, 14.1 rebounds and 4 assists per game for the Cavs. He has been a great presence in this roster comprising of mostly young players. Love is also averaging 49.5% from the field and has been instrumental in all the matches.
Cavs predicted lineup
Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson
Philadelphia 76ers preview
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the strongest contenders in the NBA this season. They have started off brightly and have a 6-3 record. They struggled a bit on their recent West road trip.
Ben Simmons, the 6-10 point guard for the 76ers is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury. He will be evaluated and will soon be expected back in the lineup. The 76ers won their last game against the Charlotte Hornets with Raul Neto playing at the point guard position.
Key player - Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid is one of the toughest players in the NBA. He dominates playing at the center position for the 76ers. He has a great ability to draw fouls and gets a lot of points from the free throw line.
Embiid is averaging 23.2 points, 12.4 rebounds and 3 assists for the 76ers in just 28 minutes of playing time. He had an average outing against the Hornets going for only 18 points and will be expected to have a great one against the Cavs.
76ers predicted lineup
Raul Neto, Josh Richardson, Tobias Harris, Al Horford, Joel Embiid
Cavs vs 76ers Match Prediction
The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing good basketball this season and have got a good young guard in Collin Sexton. The 76ers are going to be without Ben Simmons. But the 76ers still have one of the best starting lineups in the NBA.
I predict the 76ers to have an easy win against the Cavs in this match. Their squad depth will be too much for the young Cavs to handle.
Where to watch Cavs vs 76ers?
This Eastern Conference match-up will be broadcasted nationwide on NBA TV. The local broadcast of the same can also be seen on NBC Sports Philadelphia or FOX Sports Ohio. You can also live-stream it live online with NBA League Pass.