Heading into the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers' game against the 76ers, LeBron James sat the bench as part of his typical fourth quarter rest. Entering the quarter, the Cavs were up by six and had built up a small lead at the end of the third period. But with LeBron the bench, the 76ers cut the Cavs lead to just two points within the first four minutes of the fourth quarter.
As soon as LeBron returned, he went to work on offense and hit jumpers inside and out, faced up his man on the elbow and killed the Sixers in transition. In the fourth, and over the course of the whole game, LeBron was the dominant force on the floor and behind his performance, the Cavs beat the 76ers 95-85 for their seventh straight win.
For the game, James finished with 37 points on 15-22 shooting to go along with nine assists and seven rebounds. His scoring was especially important on an night where LeBron scored more than twice the points as any other Cavalier. In particular, Kyrie Irving struggled and finished with 3-15 from the floor while Kevin Love was 5-11 from the field but finished with just 15 points. Aside from LeBron, the Cavs shot 29.4 percent from the floor.
The Cavs next play on Tuesday against the Dallas Mavericks in the fourth game of a six game road trip. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.