By Harris Morgan
Tobias Harris scored 27 points, Joel Embiid had 14 in 23 minutes and the Sixers routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-95.
Cleveland nearly upset the Sixers in Philly last Tuesday before falling 98-97, but the 76ers ended quickly ended any hope of a repeat.
The Sixers show 67% in the first half and the lead reached 75-44 early in the third quarter.
Harris was 12 of 14 from the field, missing only one of 12 2-point attempts. Ben Simmons had 10 points and 11 assists, and the 76ers had six players score in double figures.
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love took a hard fall after being flattened by Furkan Korkmaz while shooting in the lane in the first quarter. Love got up after being on the floor for a couple of moments and gave the thumbs-up sign to the crowd, remaining in the game.
Love scored 12 points in 25 minutes. Collin Sexton had 17 points for Cleveland, which has lost three straight and opened a stretch of five games in seven days.
The Sixers shredded Cleveland’s defense with 33 assists on 46 baskets. The 76ers followed an 11-0 run with a 14-3 spurt to take a 60-31 lead on Harris’ dunk with four minutes to play in the second quarter.
The Sixers had dropped five of seven going into the game, including consecutive losses in Orlando and Oklahoma City, but finished its road trip on a high note.