Philadephia 76ers welcome Cleveland Cavaliers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 5:30 AM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season. Here, you can find everything you want to know about Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.
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Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Match Details
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Time: 5:30 AM IST OR 7:00 PM ET (March 4)
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers have been in great form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won four times, losing once (LWWWW). They are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Cleveland Cavaliers have been in poor form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won once, losing four times (LLWLL). However, they are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
The 76ers currently sit in third place in the Eastern Conference. While the Cavaliers are positioned two places below them, in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
Their last meeting took place on February 12, 2022 and it ended in a 103-93 win for the 76ers in Philadelphia. This will be their second meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Player to Watch
Philadelphia 76ers– James Harden
Newly arrived James Harden will be looking to continue his rich vein of form following his trade from the Brooklyn Nets.
Harden’s 28 points and 9 rebounds per game are only behind teammate Joel Embiid (29.8P, 11.1R) for 76ers this season.
His 10.3 assists per game is only behind Suns’ Chris Paul (10.7) in the entire NBA this term.
Cleveland Cavaliers– Darius Garland
The momentum from featuring in the All-Star game could see Darius Garland raise his level even higher.
He is Cleveland’s leader this season in points (20.3), assists (8.0) and minutes (34.6) per game.
However, he also has the most Turnovers per game (3.7) for the Cavaliers, which makes him a player to watch out for.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Key Points
- This match might be a potential Eastern conference playoff preview.
- The 76ers are 17-13 at home, while Cleveland is 17-15 away.
- Joel Embiid put the most points (40), rebounds (14) and assists (10) in their previous head-to-head.
- Matisse Thybulle of Philadelphia is averaging the fourth highest Steals (1.8) per game this NBA season.
- Jarret Allen of the Cavaliers has the second highest Field goal percentage (67.2) this season in the NBA, behind only Rudy Gobert (70.4).
Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Match Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers are slight underdogs for this game. Oddsmakers are marginally favoring Philadelphia 76ers, especially because of their recent good form and the poor current form of Cavaliers.
Predicted Winner: Philadelphia 76ers
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