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.
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.
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.
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.