CLE vs PHI DREAM11: It’s a matchup between the two Eastern Conference teams as Cleveland Cavaliers host the mighty Philadelphia 76ers at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs are 4-7 in the season after losing 97-108 to Miami Heat in the last game. The Sixers are also coming into this game on the back of two straight defeats against Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder respectively. They are 7-5 in the season and sit 5th in the East.
Here is everything you need to know about this match.
Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
Match Timing: November 18, @ 01:30 AM
Joel Embiid: Sixers’ big man is the no-nonsense choice in this game. If the game remains untouched by the occasional brilliance of an individual, Embiid is expected to have the biggest impact in this game. Embiid is leading the charge for the Sixers with 24.0 points per game as well as in blocks – 1.5 per game.
Kevin Love: If there is one player who can come close to alleviate Embiid’s effect in this game, it has to be Kevin Love. After missing the bulk of the last season due to an injury, he is back to big things and is the best player for the Cavaliers this season.
Tobias Harris: Sixers’ 2nd best player this season in terms of points. He is averaging 16.8 points per game and is recording 8.2 rebounds per game.
Ben Simmons: Has the ability to dominate the paint and the rim. He hardly leaves the court without making a significant contribution to the team’s cause.
Cavs’ in-form troops: Don’t miss out on the likes of Collin Sexton, Tristan Thompson, and Jordan Clarkson.
Cleveland Cavaliers: The hosts could have Ante Zizic on their matchday roster for the first time this season after the reports emerged that the 22-year-old Canter could be available for the game against the Sixers having recovered from a foot injury. That said, Cavaliers coach John Beilein also added that if Zizic indeed plays, it will only be in a limited capacity.
Cavaliers have listed Larry Nance Jr. as doubtful for the home clash against the Sixers after the player suffered a thumb injury late in the game against Miami Heat.
In addition, The Cavaliers will certainly be without the injured duo John Henson (muscle injury) and Dylan Windler (leg injury) for the home clash against the Sixers.
Philadelphia 76ers: The visitors have a clean bill of health, with no important player is on the team’s injury list heading into this game.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Kevin Love, Cedi Osman, Tristan Thompson, Collin Sexton, Darius Garland
Philadelphia 76ers: Tobias Harris, Al Horford, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Josh Richardson
Cleveland Cavaliers: Kevin Love, Marques Bolden, Jordan Clarkson, Matthew Dellavedova, Tristan Thompson, Ante Zizic, Darius Garland, Brandon Knight, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Jarell Martin, Larry Nance Jr., Cedi Osman, Kevin Porter Jr., Collin Sexton, Sindarius Thornwell
Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Josh Richardson, Tobias Harris, Al Horford, Trey Burke, Mike Scott, James Ennis, Furkan Korkmaz, Jonah Bolden, Zhaire Smith, Raul Neto, Matisse Thybulle
PG: F Korkmazz, C Sexton
SG: J Clarkson
SF: T Harris, C Osman
PF: M Scott
C: J Embiid (SP), T Thompson