Cavs Hold Off Sixers

Frankie AnetzbergerContributor IINovember 21, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 16:  Jamario Moon of the Toronto Raptors completes a dunk in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, part of 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend at the New Orleans Arena on February 16, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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In their first game back after snapping a five game win streak, the Cavaliers were back in Cleveland to face the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. The Cavs came out strong, or should I say Lebron came out strong, and ended up by 13. As great as the benched proved to be in the conclusion, the Cavaliers second squad gave up the lead in the second quarter and were only up by three at halftime.

The 76ers actually made an early third quarter run led by Lou Williams and Elton Brand and took over the lead. Philadelphia outscored the Cavs by 9 points in the quarter to give them the edge heading into the final quarter. The Cavaliers defense persevered in the fourth quarter as the 76ers only managed to score 10 points. Give some credit to Jamario Moon who played terrific defense on Andre Iguodala, giving the guard problems all night. The Cavs iced the game with some Lebron free-throws and went on to defeat the Sixers 97-91.

Leading the Cavaliers with nearly a triple-double was Lebron with 32 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds. Mo Williams started off the game terrific and finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Elton Brand posted a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Lou Williams led the Sixers in scoring with 22 points and posted five assists.

Moon Honored
Friday night when the Toronto Raptors took on the Miami Heat, Jamario Moon was honored during an intermission in the first quarter. The Raptors, who are celebrating their 15th season, posted their top five dunkers on the jumbo-tron in the Air Canada Centre on Friday Night. The list read: 5 - Fred Jones - 4 - Keon Clark - 3 - Tracy McGrady - 2 - Jamario Moon - 1 - Vincanity. Pretty good company and placing behind Vince Carter is nothing to be ashamed of. I'm glad after his struggles in the minor-leagues, J-Moon is making a name for himself throughout the league.