Cavs Top 76ers in Preseason Play

Preseason action continued for the Cavs Tuesday night as the team traveled to Cincinnati to take on rookie Evan Turner and the Philadelphia 76ers in U.S. Bank Arena.

 

Cavs Forward J.J. Hickson

 

Leading the Cavs to a 111-95 win was J.J. Hickson, who put up 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Daniel Gibson added 15 points and nine assists, and Ramon Sessions and Jawad Williams each scored 12 points.

Anderson Varejao put up 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavs.
After the game, Scott said he was pleased with what he saw from the team, according to The Plain Dealer.

“[The] guys did a heck of a job of running our offense, really sharing the ball and did a fantastic job of really pushing the pace. They did a really good job of spacing the floor, attacking and finding the open guy,” Scott said. “Obviously, the trust is really, really coming when you get 30 assists on 43 field goals made. Guys are starting to really trust what we’re doing on the offensive end as well as the defensive end.”

Andre Iguodala led the 76ers with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for Philadelphia. Andres Nocioni had 17 points, Jrue Holiday 16 and Louis Williams 15 in the loss.

According to the AP’s Tom Whithers, 76ers President Rod Thorn said of Ohio State’s Turner, the second pick in the June NBA Draft, “He needs to improve as a shooter. But otherwise he’s done fine. He’s a good player. He just knows how to play.”

Turner put up 4 points, but had 6 assists and 3 rebounds against the Cavs.

According to Whithers, Turner said, “I’m trying to learn the offense and fit in well with the guys on the floor. It has been all right.”

The final game of the preseason is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Milwaukee Bucks at Value City Arena in Columbus. The season opener is scheduled for Oct. 27 against the Boston Celtics—including former Cavs Shaquille O’Neal and Delonte West—at 7 p.m. in Cleveland.

According to the Plain Dealer’s Mary Schmidt Boyer, the team has waived guard Danny Green, a second-round 2009 draft choice from North Carolina. Green played 56 minutes in four preseason games, and he averaged 3.3 points and 2 rebounds per game. The starting lineup will feature Mo Williams, Anthony Parker, Jamario Moon, Hickson and Varejao.

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