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76ers Down Cleveland 98-97 - Match Report

Joel Embiid scored 27 points and added 16 rebounds for a double-double, leading Philadelphia over Cleveland, 98-97, on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.

Bettors who backed the 76ers were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of -11.0. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 220.5.

Philadelphia got 17 points from Josh Richardson and another 15 points from Ben Simmons. Ben Simmons contributed 6 assists, while Joel Embiid cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.

The Cavaliers got a 20-point performance from Kevin Love, who was supported by 20 points from Jordan Clarkson. Collin Sexton had 4 assists in a losing cause for Cleveland, while Tristan Thompson grabbed 12 rebounds.

Philadelphia led at halftime, 54-48.

Philadelphia had a 46-45 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Philadelphia heads into a battle against the Magic. Cleveland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Miami.