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Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers, Game 17 preview and listings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cavaliers (2-14) will play the first game of a back-to-back against the Philadelphia 76ers (13-7) on Friday night. 

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Wells Fargo Center

TV: FoxSports Ohio 

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.

Online: FoxSports Go apps

Last meeting: The Cavs were edged by the 76ers 132-130 on April 6, 2018. 

Cavs minute: Friday marks the first meeting between the two teams. They will also meet on Dec. 16 in Cleveland and March 12 in Philadelphia. … Cleveland is 11-2 in the last 13 matchups against the 76ers, including 5-1 in the last six in Philly. … In the Cavs’ most recent game, a loss against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night, they committed just three turnovers, which was their lowest total in a single game since March 9, 2009 vs. Portland. The Cavs had zero miscues in the first half against the Lakers, becoming the first team to go an entire half without one this season. … The Cavs tied their season-high with 13 3-pointers against Los Angeles. … Cedi Osman scored 21 points in Wednesday’s loss. It was his third time scoring at least 20 in a game this season. … Tristan Thompson has registered a double-double in five of the last seven contests. … Since becoming the team’s starting point guard, Collin Sexton is averaging 17.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 33.7 minutes per game. He has reached double-digits in all six of those games. 

76ers minute: Center Joel Embiid ranks fourth in the NBA in scoring, averaging 28.1 points. … Embiid also leads the league in double-doubles with 17. … Now in his third season, Embiid has been held in single digits just once in a game in which he logged more than 10 minutes. It came on Dec. 14, 2016. … Jimmy Butler arrived in a blockbuster trade recently. In five games with the Sixers, Butler is averaging 17.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 35.0 minutes. … The 76ers have won three straight games. It’s the team’s longest winning streak of the season. … Philadelphia has out-rebounded its opponent in 16 of 20 games. … Ben Simmons is averaging 7.7 assists. He has dished out at least five helpers in 15 of 20 contests. … The 76ers are undefeated at home this season. 

Probable starters:


F Cedi Osman

F David Nwaba

C Tristan Thompson 

G Rodney Hood

G Collin Sexton


F Jimmy Butler

F Wilson Chandler

C Joel Embiid

G JJ Redick

G Ben Simmons

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