A big key to this game feels like how the Cavs will manage their minutes at center vs. Joel Embiid. Will J.B. Bickerstaff roll the dice with some Robin Lopez minutes? How will Cleveland approach doubling Embiid in the post? How well will Evan Mobley hang one-on-one vs. Embiid?
That’s the defining matchup here — the Cavs vs. Embiid.
Also: Tonight is a Fear the Sword x Draft Kings nights. Here’s our parlay for the game — available in the app now. Just look for the logo.
Who: Cleveland Cavaliers (44-27) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (45-22)
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse — Cleveland, Ohio
When: 7:30 p.m. EST
Spread: 76ers -2.5 (via Draft Kings)
Opposing Blog: Liberty Ballers
Cavs expected starting lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Isaac Okoro, Lamar Stevens, Evan Mobley
Cavs injury report: Jarrett Allen (OUT - right eye)
76ers expected starting lineup: James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, Joel Embiid
76ers injury report: Jalen McDaniels (OUT - hip contusion), Jaden Springer (OUT - G League assignment), Mac McClung (on assignment, G League), Louis King (on assignment, G League)