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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers gamethread

The Cavs take on Joel Embiid without Jarrett Allen.

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Wednesday night presents an interesting game for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In facing the Philadelphia 76ers without Jarrett Allen to defend Joel Embiid, are rolling with a starting five of Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Dean Wade, Mamadi Diakite and Evan Mobley. One would suspect Mobley gets the initial Embiid assignment with someone helping over and Robin Lopez off of the bench. Or, if they get weird, maybe Diakite gets Embiid as to keep Mobley in his standard role. Neither option is ideal, but such is life when you’re down an All-Star center.