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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