Sixers Win Against the Cavaliers

First home win of the season for the struggling team.

The Sixers won. At home. Really.

On Monday night, the struggling team beat the Cleveland Cavaliers — minus LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, of course, but a win’s a win.

The Sixers were aided by having their largest home crowd of the season — but it’s also a fair bet a number of those fans bought tickets expecting to see James play for the opposing team. The Cavs were down three other players who were yanked from the lineup due to a late-breaking trade.

But, again, a win’s a win. Even against a short-handed team.

“We knew in the third and fourth quarters they would be a little bit tired, and we really tried to use that to our advantage,” Michael Carter-Williams said. “We tried to get out and run.”

Sixers rookie Joel Embiid — he’s in mothballs following offseason surgery — took the opportunity to remind everybody he tried recruiting LeBron to Philadelphia last summer.

And hey, why not? No, it’s not a good idea to taunt the best player in basketball. But who knows if you’ll ever win against his team again. Might as well enjoy it. After all: A win’s a win.