Mar 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Alonzo Gee (33) dribbles the ball against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter at the Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Cavaliers 116-78. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Statistical Showdown

Mar 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Alonzo Gee (33) dribbles the ball against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter at the Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Cavaliers 116-78. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

As the Cavaliers season continues, it’s going to get harder and harder to find positives in any aspect of the game. Take their matchups with the Philadelphia 76ers. In their previous matchups, the teams split the series a game apiece and both games were relatively competitive. Now, with the Cavs without Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters (and Philadelphia reeling), this match up isn’t nearly as appealing.

Statistics

 

Points

Points Allowed

Assists

Assists Allowed

Rebounds

Rebounds Allowed

Cavaliers 97.1 (17th) 101.2 (26th) 20.6 (26th) 24.1 (28th) 40.7 (25th) 42.0 (13th)
76ers 92.9 (30th) 96.6 (11th) 22.9 (10th) 22.8 (20th) 41.4 (21st) 43.7 (25th)

Advanced Statistics

 

Offensive Efficiency

Defensive Efficiency

Cavaliers 101.3 (20th) 106.9 (26th)
76ers 99.2 (27th) 103.0 (t-15th)

Four Factors

 

eFG%

Free Throw Rate

Turnover Rate

Offensive Rebound Rate

Cavaliers 47.5% (25th) 20.4% (14th) 13.1% (6th) 28.4% (9th)
76ers 48.2% (20th) 14.3% (30th) 12.6% (2nd) 24.9% (23rd)

Players to Watch:

Cavaliers: Tyler Zeller, center

1. Shooting 49.1 percent in the last 10 games (43.6 percent for the season)

2. Playing 22.7 minutes per night over the last 10 games (plays 26.6 MPG on average)

3. Averaging 5.9 rebounds per game

76ers: Jrue Holiday, point guard

1. Shoots 47.5 percent in wins (41.5 percent in losses)

2. Averaging 9.1 assists per game in wins (8.1 in losses)

3. Averaging 20.9 points in wins (16.6 in losses)

Key Matchup: Alonzo Gee versus Thaddeus Young

Young is Philadelphia’s leading rebounder at 7.5 per game, while Gee pulls in a respectable, while Gee pulls in 3.8 a night. Gee’s a solid player, as is Young. Neither player is likely to be the star, but their matchup should play a key outcome in tonight’s game. Gee, especially could – as he is capable of getting hot from behind the arc and opening up the Cavaliers offense. Young, a strong defender, is going to be task at keeping Gee in check. Watch this matchup – it may not be the most exciting but it may be the most important when the final bell rings.

 

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