Cleveland Defeats Philadelphia 123-116 - Recap
Anderson Varejao scored 23 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for Cleveland on Friday, leading the Cavaliers to a 123-116 victory over Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center.
Cleveland won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 188.5.
Cleveland got 22 points from Mo Williams and another 22 points from Daniel Gibson. Mo Williams contributed 7 assists, while Anderson Varejao cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Philadelphia got 29 points from Jrue Holiday in a losing cause and another 20 points from Elton Brand. Jrue Holiday contributed 8 assists for the 76ers, while Tony Battie had 7 rebounds.
Cleveland led at halftime, 61-53.
The rebound battle favored Cleveland as they grabbed 41 boards, while Philadelphia only had 30.
Next game, Cleveland takes its act on the road to face Washington looking for another win. For Philadelphia, they head on the road to face New York.