Coming off of a 5 game losing streak, the 76ers finally enjoyed a win by doing so at home for the first time of the season. A 95-92 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers , earned in the second half, and 4th quarter won 35 to 24.
Philly started the game pretty well with a quite even 1st quarter ( 19-20 ) before the Cavs speed the pace up in the second quarter with a 30-18 lead giving them a 13 point-lead at halftime ( 50-37 ). Kevin Love was on top of this mastership and will finish the game with 28 pts 19 rbs and 2 ast! The sixers had to rely on Tony Wroten ( 20 points, 1 rebound, 8 assists ) along with Michael Carter-Williams ( 18 points, 6 rebounds, 13 assists ) to fight back.
In the second half, Cleveland increases the lead, being up by 17 points, before the Sixers tighten up their defense to finally take over the momentum. An incredible come back will now take place, pushed by the 18,000 fans of Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers win the 3rd quarter 23-18 to close out the gap to 68-60 and will eventually keep on rolling with their confidence to go snatch that Win in the last 5 minutes of the game. Tony Wroten brings the team back in a 2pt-game ( 86-88 ) and then tie it up a few seconds later 88-88. With one minute left on the clock, he allows Philly to take the lead with 2 free throws. Then with 20″6 left on the board, two missed free throws from Matthew Delladova will see the sixes take off with a lay-up from Wroten with 9″1 left in the game.
Short win but precious for Philly ( 5W/28L ) who not only wins at home for the first time but leaves the last spot in the eastern conference to New York ( 5W/32L )
— Luc Mbah a Moute (@mbahamoute) January 6, 2015