Here are player grades for Monday’s Cavs-76ers game.
LeBron James: A
The 76ers had no answer for LeBron on either end of the floor, and LeBron orchestrated the flow of the Cavs’ win.
Kevin Love: B-
Love fought against Joel Embiid on defense as well as you could have hoped, and hit a few threes after a slow start. But he pulled down just three rebounds and was just 4-12 from the field. Had he hit open shots early in the game, this game may have been over faster.
Dwyane Wade: B+
Wade was only 5-12 from the field, but played solid defense and kept the second unit flowing when LeBron James sat. This type of performance is why the Cavs signed him.
J.R. Smith: A-
Smith played solid defense and was 3-5 from three. This was easily his best game in a week, if not longer.
Jae Crowder: C
Defensively, Crowder was solid and did a good job of staying Ben Simmons. Offensively, his feet weren’t square on his three-point attempts and he didn’t offer much beyond getting to the line twice.
Jose Calderon: B-
Calderon remains decent because he knows where to be and tries. He did a decent enough job chasing around J.J. Redick on Monday.
Channing Frye: A-
Frye physically can’t match Embiid, but he baited him into some contested shots and pulled Embiid away from the paint. Making two of his three-point attempts is nice too.
Kyle Korver: A
Korver tied for a team-leading +25 and made the 76ers pay for giving him even a little room to shoot. His threes, in particular, helped Cleveland bury Philadelphia.
Iman Shumpert: C
Shumpert saw just seven minutes of playing time in his return from injury, and it’s unclear why.
Jeff Green: A-
Green quietly had a 14 point, 10 rebound performance against the 76ers. He remains a key part of good Cavs bench units.