Cleveland Cavaliers (39-29) welcome Philadelphia 76ers (41-26) at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 4:30 AM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season. Here, you can find everything you want to know about Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers: Match Details
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Time: 4:30 AM IST OR 6:00 PM ET (March 16)
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers have been in decent form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won thrice, losing two times (WWLLW). They are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Philadelphia 76ers have also been in decent form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won twice, losing three times (LWLWL). However, they are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
The Cavaliers currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. While the 76ers are positioned three places above them, in third place in the Eastern Conference.
Their last meeting took place on March 4, 2022 and it ended in a 125-119 win for the 76ers in Philadelphia. This will be their third meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Player to Watch
Cleveland Cavaliers– Darius Garland
Darius Garland is averaging 21.1 Points (most), 8.2 Assists (most) and 1.2 Steals (third-most) for Cleveland this season.
However, he also has the most Turnovers per game (4.0) for the Cavaliers, which makes him a player to watch out for.
Philadelphia 76ers– Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid has the most Points per game (29.8) in the NBA this term, ahead of the likes of LeBron James (29.7) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (29.7).
Embiid also has 11.3 Rebounds (most), 4.4 Assists (second-most) and 1.4 Blocks (most) per game for Philadelphia.
He scored a game-high 34 points to go with 9 rebounds and efficient 11-of-20 shooting in their last game against the Denver Nuggets.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers: Key Points
- Cleveland is 21-11 at home, while the 76ers are 22-11 away.
- Philadelphia have won the last three matches between the two.
- The Cavaliers’ star player Jarrett Allen is OUT of this match.
- James Harden of the 76ers gives the second-most Assists per game (10.2) this term in NBA.
- In the last game between the two, Philadelphia’s Tyrese Maxey scored game leading 33 Points.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers: Match Prediction
This one could be a coin toss. While Cleveland are looking good, they are still missing Jarrett Allen. Oddsmakers are very marginally favoring Philadelphia 76ers, because of their star power and potential absentees in the opposition dugout.
Predicted Winner: Philadelphia 76ers
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