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Cavs Beat Sixers Behind Strong Play From J.J. Hickson

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J.J. Hickson scored 22 points and hauled in 11 rebounds, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 111-95 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in preseason action at U.S. Bank Arena.

Hickson went 11-of-16 from the field for the Cavs, who are 5-1 in preseason play. Daniel Gibson added 15 points and nine assists, while Ramon Sessions and Jawad Williams each had 12 in the victory.

Anderson Varejao recorded 11 points and 11 board for Cleveland, which had eight players in double figures.

Mo Williams made his season debut, scoring 11 points in 25 minutes.

Andre Iguodala had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Sixers, who fell to 1-5 in their exhibition schedule. Andres Nocioni had 17 points, Jrue Holiday 16 and Louis Williams 15 in defeat.

Philadelphia head coach Doug Collins was not in attendance due to concussion symptoms. Associate head coach Michael Curry took over in his absence.

Box Score after the jump...

Philadelphia
PLAYER MIN FG-A 3PF-A FT-A REB-O AST STL TO BLK PF-T PTS
Jason Kapono 21 3-6 1-3 1-1 2-1 2 1 1 0 0-0 8
Elton Brand 22 2-6 0-0 0-0 3-1 2 1 3 1 2-0 4
Tony Battie 14 3-4 0-0 0-0 1-0 1 0 0 0 1-0 6
Evan Turner 20 2-5 0-0 0-0 3-0 6 1 0 0 2-0 4
Andre Iguodala 30 5-13 1-2 8-10 10-3 6 0 3 0 1-0 19
Jrue Holiday 29 4-12 2-5 6-8 5-1 0 2 2 1 2-0 16
Marreese Speights 16 1-7 0-0 0-1 7-2 3 0 1 1 2-0 2
Louis Williams 17 4-11 2-5 5-6 2-1 0 0 1 0 2-0 15
Thaddeus Young 21 0-6 0-0 0-0 5-2 3 1 1 0 3-0 0
Andres Nocioni 16 7-9 2-4 1-1 3-1 0 0 0 0 3-0 17
Craig Brackins 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
Darius Songaila 12 1-3 0-0 0-0 2-1 0 0 1 0 3-0 2
Chris Quinn 6 0-1 0-1 0-0 1-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
Jodie Meeks 6 1-3 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 2
Spencer Hawes DNP - Coach's Decision
Trent Plaisted DNP - Coach's Decision
Team Totals 33-87 8-22 21-27 45-14 23 6 13 3 21-1 95
.379 .364 .778 Team Reb: 4 Total TO: 0 (12 pts)
Cleveland
PLAYER MIN FG-A 3PF-A FT-A REB-O AST STL TO BLK PF-T PTS
Jamario Moon 26 3-4 1-2 1-2 4-0 2 1 0 0 0-0 8
J.J. Hickson 32 11-16 0-1 0-0 11-0 1 1 2 0 2-1 22
Anderson Varejao 27 5-7 0-0 1-2 11-2 1 1 2 2 2-0 11
Anthony Parker 32 4-7 1-2 1-1 1-0 5 1 1 0 3-0 10
Mo Williams 25 3-9 2-5 3-3 2-0 7 0 3 0 1-0 11
Ramon Sessions 22 4-10 0-0 4-4 3-1 4 0 0 0 2-0 12
Daniel Gibson 25 6-8 3-5 0-0 5-1 9 2 0 0 4-0 15
Ryan Hollins 15 3-6 0-0 4-5 2-0 0 0 2 1 4-0 10
Jawad Williams 20 4-6 2-4 2-2 4-0 1 0 2 1 1-0 12
Christian Eyenga 7 0-2 0-1 0-0 1-0 0 0 1 0 1-0 0
Samardo Samuels 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0
Joey Graham DNP - Coach's Decision
Antawn Jamison DNP - Coach's Decision
Leon Powe DNP - Coach's Decision
Manny Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
Daniel Green DNP - Coach's Decision
Team Totals 43-77 9-20 16-19 45-4 30 6 13 5 20-1 111
.558 .450 .842 Team Reb: 3 Total TO: 1 (22 pts)