Sixers v. Cavaliers
Cavaliers - The Cavaliers have won their last two games against the Sixers and have scored 110 or more points in both victories after being held to below 100 points in each of the previous 10 games. Cleveland is riding a four-game winning streak which is their longest since March 2010. They are currently outscoring opponents 102-96 in their last four games while shooting .33-71 (.465) from three-point range. The Cavaliers' strength is their ability to get second-chance points as they rank second in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the NBA in offensive rebounds averaging 12.6 per game.
21.5 PPG, 6.2 APG, 3.2 RPG
Irving, 21, is coming off an All Star Game MVP performance for the Eastern Conference on Sunday in which he dropped 31 points and dished out 14 assists. He has scored in double-figures in sixteen straight games and 20 or more points in 12 of those contests. In seven career games against the Sixers, Irving is averaging 14.1 points, 6.7 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game.
17.1 PPG, 6.5 APG, 5.4 RPG
Carter-Williams, 22, spent time in New Orleans for the All Star Rookie Challenge. In his last game before the break, Carter-Williams put up 19 points, eight assists, and five rebounds against the Jazz. He is averaging 21.5 points per game over his last two games while shooting 45.2% from the field. In three career games against the Cavaliers, he is averaging 21.7 points, 8.0 assists, and 7.3 rebounds.