Cleveland Cavaliers Get First Road Win of 2018-2019 Season

Wine and Gold Ends Philadelphia 76ers 20-Game Home Winning Streak

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 23: Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers on November 23, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers have something to be thankful for on Black Friday. The wine and gold record their first road win of the 2018-2019 season.

Rodney Hood‘s game high 25 points paced the Cavaliers to a 121-112 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Cleveland entered the game as a 13-point underdog.

Hood was on fire from three point range. The shooting guard knocked down five of seven triples on the night. Hood also shot 50 percent from the field. He went ten of 20 from the field.

Rookie Collin Sexton also surpassed the 20-point mark Friday night. Sexton finished with 23 points and also dished out three assists.

Tristan Thompson recorded his eighth double-double of the season. The Cavaliers center scored 18 points and pulled down a game high 13 rebounds. Once again, the majority of his rebounds came at the offensive end of the floor. Thompson tallied eight offensive rebounds.

Cedi Osman scored 20 points. The four starters combined for 86 of the Cavaliers 121 points. The only started not to reach double figures in scoring, David Nwaba. He had seven points.

Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to add 19 points. His pair of three pointers in the fourth quarter were big to start the 37-point quarter. Clarkson scored 14 of his 19-points in the final period.

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The 76ers were led by Joel Embiid. Philadelphia’s big man scored a team high 24 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds. The 76ers had four starters with over 20 points on the night. J.J Redick scored 23 points. Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler each had 22 points.

Cleveland’s bench outscored Philadelphia’s bench 28-17. The Cavaliers shot 53-percent from the field and 50-percent from three point range.

Cleveland’s win was not just the teams first road win of the season. It also snapped a 20-game regular season home win streak for the 76ers.

“We’re not really going to look at our record and count ourselves out of any game,” head coach Larry Drew said. “We knew it was going to be a tough task. We knew we had to be on point on both ends of the floor. I’m just happy our guys played with the effort and energy they did. And it finally paid off.”

The Cavaliers are now 3-14 on the season. Cleveland returns home to host the Houston Rockets Saturday.

Scott Piker is the Cleveland BrownsCleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians Managing Editor for Full Press So follow him on twitter @ScottPikerSport

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