Without LeBron James and Kyrie Irving due to injuries and Dion Waiters because a pending trade, the Cavaliers would be rely on Kevin Love.
While down big in the 2nd half, Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten would lead the Sixers back into it as a Wroten layup in the final seconds would seal the 95-92 victory.
After a tight first period, Cleveland stated to pull away in the 2nd quarter and the Sixers entered halftime down 50-37.
A Kevin Love jumper put the Cavs up by 17 (their largest lead) which just under 9 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter. A 12-2 Philly run thanks to 2 threes from Robert Covington pulled the Sixers back within 10 and entered the final quarter down 68-60. Two straight drives by Wroten brought the Sixers within 2 points and after a timeout a floater from Wroten tied it up at 88 each with 1:59 left on the clock. It would take yet another Wroten drive through Cleveland's D and a layup with 9 seconds remaining to put Philly up 93-92. The Cavaliers would fail to answer and free throws from Covington would end it.
MCW poured on 18 points and 13 dimes after missing the game against LAC. Carter-Williams also grabbed 6 rebounds and added 2 steals. Wroten scored 20 points and recorded 8 assists off the bench.
Robert Covington (aka RoCo from now on) continued to prove he's got a great outside touch, knocking down 4 of 7 shots from beyond the arc on his way to 16 points. As of Sunday, both Steph Curry and Covington had hit the same amount of three-pointer of their past 15 games (42). In his third straight start, KJ McDaniels snapped back into shape with 12 points, 4 assists and 2 blocks.
Kevin Love did it all for Cleveland, leading all scorers with 28 points and securing 19 rebounds. Tristan Thompson recorded 18 points and 9 boards and Joe Harris scored 16 in a rare start. Philly held the Cavs to only 6 fast break points and 36 points in the paint.
The 76ers (5-28) will play the Bucks (18-17) on Wednesday as they look to pick up their second home win.
In tanking news: the Sixers now have the same amount of wins as the Knicks (5-32) but 5 less losses. Better slow down this winning thing.
By: Matt Ryan