Here are the player grades for the Cavaliers in their loss to the Sixers.
LeBron James: A
LeBron may have taken the first half off, but he put it into maximum overdrive for the second half, posting a 44-point triple-double and leading the Cavs back from down 30 to have a chance to tie the game at the end. Never take him for granted.
Jeff Green: A
Go ahead and call April 6th the Jeff Green Day. Green easily had his best game as a Cavalier, putting up 33 points on 10-12 shooting (5-6 from three) while also going a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe. LeBron may have brought them back, but it wouldn’t have been close without Green.
Kevin Love: B
At times, Love was a ghost. There were extended periods where it felt like he wasn't even in the game at all. Other times, it felt like he was one shot away from being on fire. It wasn’t his most consistent game, but Love still hit shots when he needed to.
Rodney Hood: C
After coming out aggressive in the first quarter, Hood hardly saw the court after that. He posted a team worse plus/minus of -19 in his 12 minutes.
Cedi Osman: C
Osman will likely try to forget about this game as soon as possible. He played 33 minutes - the second most this season for him - but shot only 2-11, including two key misses from the perimeter down the stretch. Having to guard Ben Simmons and J.J. Redick did not bode well for him either, but, even still, he played with his typical high-energy motor.
J.R. Smith: C+
Smith hit two threes but was hardly a contributor elsewhere.
Tristan Thompson: C+
Thompson played only six minutes, but in those six minutes was the only Cav to crash the boards.
Jordan Clarkson: D+
Outside of two fastbreak layups in the first quarter, Clarkson was way too out of control and hurt the flow of the offense more than he helped it. Not his best outing.
Kyle Korver: C+
Korver hit a few shots in the first half but could never get open or find his rhythm in the second.
Larry Nance Jr.: C
Like Thompson, Nance played only six minutes tonight as the Cavs elected to go with a smaller lineup for a majority of the game.