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Roughly halfway through the second quarter, the Sixers have seen their lead balloon to almost 30 points and have been dominating James and the Cavaliers in every possible way. James had a monster slam that kept it a three-point game only for JJ Redick to come down and bury a 3.
Hawks 103 Wizards 97: Taurean Prince scored 23 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and Atlanta beat Washington. Washington led 104-87 with 7:35 left. Cain also mentioned his reasons why LeBron James joining the 76ers is "far and away" the best situation for the "King", suggesting that they "check off" a lot of boxes. His time. Closing time.
Shooting guard Kyle Korver ignited the rally with a layup after catching a pass from small forward LeBron James while cutting to the hoop.
If Philadelphia wins, the Sixers will overtake Cleveland for the East's No. 3 seed by a half-game and even the season series at 2-2.
James was a monster on the stat sheet throughout the night in a Cleveland comeback that came up just short, as the three-time National Basketball Association champion had a game-high 44 points on 17-of-29 shooting from the field, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and two steals.
"What I feel more than anything is there is a genuine excitement and belief that he will be back for us", Sixers coach Brett Brown said of Embiid. "That's just my mindset".
Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue shed some light on when Hill might be able to return to play, noting that he could be back before the playoffs start. Lue, who has changed his diet and is taking sleep medication, has come back to a Cleveland team that seems to be hitting its stride just in time for the playoffs.
Knicks 122, Heat 98: Rookie Damyean Dotson had a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds, reserve Luke Kornet added a career-best 17 points and NY blew out Miami. "He wants to be great", James said of Simmons.
"Like I said before the game, I'll say it after the game and probably five years from now I'll say the same thing", he said. G Jose Calderon (left hamstring) did not play. "You don't get to see players like him often".
76ers: The 78 points were the most the Sixers had scored in any half since they had 80 on February 11, 1992, vs. Miami.
Naturally, when things don't go James' way, everything tends to heathen up a little, and several reports state that the King has had it with "The Land" and is more than ready to opt out of the previous year of his deal and just pack his bags and walk away again.