Cleveland led after the first quarter, 21-19, but the quick start did not hold as the Sixers battled back at home and took 43-42 lead shortly before halftime. Philadelphia took a late which they would not relinquish late in the third quarter. The Cavaliers attempted to make a comeback in the fourth quarter but could not hit enough shots to close on the Sixers.
Philadelphia's Evan Turner led all scorers with 19 points. Turner was joined in scoring in double figures for the Sixers by Jrue Holiday (14), Spencer Hawes (14), Nick Young (13) and Jason Richardson (12). Anderson Varejao led the Cavs with a double-double (14 points, 15 rebounds). Alonzo Gee led Cleveland in scoring with 17 points.
The Sixers will play their next game on Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center.