Recap: Sixers fall to Cavaliers


By Darien May, Sports Talk Philly Writer  

The 76ers fell one point short of their first win this season, 102-101, to the Cavaliers. While this one is a tough pill to swallow, their was a ton of good to take from this match-up. Joel Embiid played out of his mind once again, pouring in 22 points, six rebounds and four blocks in 25 minutes of play. Ersan Ilyasova had a very good showing off the bench as well with 21 points in 28 minutes, seeing a lot of playing time because of foul trouble for Dario Saric. Okafor and Rodriguez also played well tonight against the stingy Cavalier defense.

This game ended in another heartbreaking fashion. Gerald Henderson drove to the basket with just over seven seconds left to play and was stripped by J.R. Smith in the waning moments of the game. It's hard to place the blame on just one party this time around. The team committed five turnovers on their last five possessions and put themselves in an unfortunate predicament. In the same breath, one could point the finger at Brett  Brown for the play calling down the stretch. Either way, both sides need to buckle down and execute with better efficiency or we'll be seeing more than our fair of losses in the future. 

The 76ers are back at it on Monday night against the Utah Jazz at 7:00 p.m.