National Basketball Association
Philadelphia 114, Cleveland 94
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 1, 2021
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials: #50 Gediminas Petraitis, #66 Haywoode Workman, #39 Tyler Ford
Attendance: 4100

Shake Milton scored 27 points off the bench to help the Philadelphia 76ers conclude a six-game road trip with a 114-94 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

Milton made 10 of 14 shots from the floor and joined Seth Curry by draining five 3-pointers. Milton's point total fell just shy of his season-high total of 31, which was recorded in Philadelphia's 125-108 win over the Miami Heat on Jan. 14.

Curry had 19 points and Dwight Howard collected 18 points and 15 rebounds for the 76ers, who snapped a two-game skid to finish the trek with a 4-2 mark. The victory allowed Philadelphia to avert a three-game season sweep at the hands of Cleveland and improve to 7-3 with four-time All-Star center Joel Embiid nursing a bone bruise in his left knee.

Collin Sexton had 24 points and Dean Wade chipped in with 16 points and eight rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have dropped four in a row. Kevin Love scored all 13 of his points in the first quarter in his return from an eight-game absence due to a severe calf strain.

The 76ers ratcheted up the intensity in the third quarter to turn a narrow 58-56 halftime lead into a rout.

Tobias Harris drained a pair of short jumpers and Danny Green drilled 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to push Philadelphia's advantage to 68-58 early in the third quarter. Cleveland countered with a 7-0 run before Green and Curry each converted from beyond the arc to highlight a 15-4 spurt by the Sixers that pushed their lead to 83-69.

Milton and Furkan Korkmaz each sank a 3-pointer as Philadelphia scored 12 of the first 15 points of the fourth quarter to open up a 97-76 lead. The 76ers were not seriously threatened the rest of the way.

Cleveland's Matthew Dellavedova missed all four of his shots while logging 16 minutes in his season debut. Dellavedova sustained a concussion during the Cavaliers' preseason opener on Dec. 12 and later felt pain in his abdomen, leading to him having his appendix removed on Feb. 20.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Philadelphia   Cleveland
Shake Milton 27 Scoring Collin Sexton 24
Ben Simmons 5 Assists Darius Garland 8
Dwight Howard 15 Rebounds Dean Wade 8
Dwight Howard 6 Free Throws Made Collin Sexton 9
Danny Green 3 Steals Collin Sexton 2
Matisse Thybulle 3 Blocks Isaiah Hartenstein 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 114 43.0 15-37 19-25 27 55 8 11 10
Cleveland 94 42.5 10-35 16-21 26 40 3 5 18
Upcoming Games
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .323 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The 76ers have a W/L % of .697 after a win and .667 after a loss.