76ers vs. Cavaliers final score: Cleveland builds early lead, wins 92-83

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The 76ers dropped a game to the lowly Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a 92-83 win over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Cavs built a double-digit lead in the first quarter and were able to fend off Philadelphia for the final three quarters to grab the victory.

The Sixers struggled to get going, putting up just 15 points in the first quarter and falling behind 13 points after 12 minutes. Cleveland was able to build its lead to 19 midway through the second, but Philly would make a run.

The Cavaliers' lead was cut to two at 52-50 in the third, but Cleveland would respond with a 13-0 run to put the game away.

Jeremy Pargo led all scorers with 28 points on 11 of 19 shooting for the Cavs. Jrue Holiday and Jason Richadson each had 16 to lead the Sixers, while Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young each posted double-doubles with rebounds and points.

The loss drops Philadelphia to 7-5 on the year, while Cleveland improves to 3-8.

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