Latest posts by Sam Amico (see all)
- Amico: Is this final act for LeBron, this version of Cavs? - May 27, 2018
- Another concussion to shelve Cavs’ Love - May 26, 2018
- Dribbles: Deciding game, even on road, won’t spook LeBron, Cavs - May 26, 2018
TIPOFF – 7:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.
BROADCAST – FOX Sports Ohio; WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS, 87.7 La Mega.
RECORDS — Cavs are 47-27; Philadelphia is 28-47.
COACHES – Sixers’ Brett Brown has a 75-246 regular-season record. Cavs’ Tyronn Lue has a 74-41 mark.
NOTEBOOK — The 76ers are playing for the top draft pick. The Cavs are playing for the top seed in the East. This could the home game the Cavs need. … Tyronn Lue said the players held a meeting after Thursday’s loss at Chicago. “We’ve done enough talking the last couple weeks,” Lue said Friday. … Lue said that as a player, he found players-only meetings to only occasionally mean something. “Yeah, if you did something about it,” he said. Otherwise, it’s just talk. … I know I’ve written it 100 times, but this is the stretch that could save the Cavs’ season. Or at least their desire for East’s top spot entering the playoffs. … After Friday, the Cavs get the Pacers at home on Sunday, then the Magic at home on Tuesday. … The Cavs should win all, they should try to win big, and they should get their confidence and swagger back. … It really can be that easy if they decide it’s worth doing. But they have to make that decision first. I’m not certain they have. … Everyone is playing for the Cavs except Richard Jefferson (knee) and Kyle Korver (foot). … Meanwhile, the Sixers are missing half their young talent, beginning of course with Joel Embiid (knee) and Jahlil Okafor (knee). No. 1 overall draft pick Ben Simmons (foot) has been out all season. … Other than Embiid, this just boils down to the Sixers not wanting to win. Again, the Cavs should make sure to grant their opponent’s wish. … The Cavaliers will wear their throwback orange jerseys as they celebrate former guard World B. Free.