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Sixers Take Advantage of Terrible Teams

There wasn’t very much buzz in the building and in a game that lacked drama and suspense, but the 76ers shouldn’t be complaining. A win is a win and there hasn’t been an overabundance of them lately.

Tuesday’s 103-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers before 17,832 at the Wells Fargo Center was just the third victory in the last eight games for the Sixers.

The Sixers got a career high 31 points from Jodie Meeks and 19 more from Jrue Holiday, taking advantage of the Cavs weak perimeter defense. The Sixers know how to do is put away teams they are supposed to beat. They are now 18-5 against teams with sub .500 records.

It doesn’t matter how it’s done, the Sixers simply need wins. And on a night they outscored Cleveland 54-24 in points in the paint, it was more than enough.

The Sixers resume action on Friday in Washington against a Wizards team that has just 11 wins, meaning even though it’s on the road, the Sixers have a chance to get some wins and confidence for when the opponents are much tougher, such as Saturday’s home game against the Atlanta Hawks