Mar 27, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Jodie Meeks (20) shoots a jump shot during the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

76ers Crush Cavs Thanks To Big Night For Jodie Meeks

Jodie Meeks scored 31 as the Sixers blew out the Cavs 103-85 Tuesday night

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76ers Vs. Cavaliers Final Score: Hot Shooting Gives Philly 103-85 Bounce Back Win

Andre Iguodala was out of the lineup Tuesday night with a knee injury, so the Philadelphia 76ers decided to do most of their scoring outside the paint against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team went 10-of-19 from beyond the arc in the 103-85 win, led by a 7-for-10 performance by Jodie Meeks, who finished with a career-high 31 points.

The Sixers attempted just five free throws on the night, marking just the 18th time in the last 25 years that an NBA team has had five or fewer attempts at the line and scored over 100 points (HT: Reuben Frank). The Cavaliers never seemed much up to the challenge. Philadelphia held the lead up to the final buzzer after going up 8-5 just before the 9:00 mark of the first quarter on Meeks' second 3-pointer of the night.

Jrue Holiday also had a nice night, scoring 19 and adding six assists to three turnovers. The Sixers also forced 18 Cavs turnovers, and gave the ball away just 10 times themselves. Anthony Parker paced the Cavs with 14 points, while Kyrie Irving added 12 points and seven assists.



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Andre Iguodala Injury: Sixers Forward Will Miss Tuesday's Game Against Cavaliers

The Philadelphia 76ers will be without All-Star forward Andre Iguodala (left knee patellar tendonitis) on Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Iguodala's status was doubtful this morning but Sixers head coach Doug Collins ruled out the forward about an hour before the game (via Philly.com).

Iguodala missed the Sixers' last game against the San Antonio Spurs on March 25. The Sixers lost, 93-76. Jodie Meeks started in place of Iguodala in that game. It's highly likely that we will see Meeks in the starting lineup again tonight.

Iguodala had started every game for the season for Philadelphia before the injury. Iguodala averages a team-leading 1.8 steals per game. He also leads the team in assists (5.6 per game) and scores 12.3 points per game in 35.6 minutes. Meeks has appeared in every game this season (39 starts) and scores 8.2 points per game and pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game.

For more on Sixers basketball, make sure to check out the SB Nation blog Liberty Ballers.

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76ers Vs. Cavaliers: Philadelphia Tries For Bounce-Back Victory Against Visiting Cleveland

The Philadelphia 76ers host the Cleveland Cavaliers in an Easter Conference showdown at the Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m. ET on NBA TV).

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