Sixers Win Against the Cavaliers
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.
— Spike Eskin (@SpikeEskin) January 6, 2015
“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.
I told him to sign with us back in the summer and he didn't smh
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 6, 2015
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.