76ers survive Cavaliers fightback, Raptors make history

Washington Wizards John Wall gestures behind Boston Celtics Marcus Smart during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston Monday Dec. 25 2017. The Wizards won 111-103

Washington Wizards John Wall gestures behind Boston Celtics Marcus Smart during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston Monday Dec. 25 2017. The Wizards won 111-103

With a buzz in the city over the Sixers that hasn't been felt in years, they scored 78 points and romped to a 30-point lead in the first half.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will wrap up their back-to-back set with a matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. As the Central Division leader, Cleveland would have the next tiebreaker, so the Sixers must finish with a better record than the Cavs to earn that seed. During a recent segment of ESPN's First Take, Will Cain said he thinks McCollum is on to something when he suggested Philadelphia as James' landing spot this summer.

76ers: The 78 points were the most the Sixers had scored in any half since they had 80 on February 11, 1992, vs. Miami.

LeBron James is considered to be the greatest player of his generation, a top 10 basketball player and even the greatest small forward in the history of this handsome games, but none of that has been enough to keep him out of constant controversy.

"The building is going to be doing somersaults", Brown said before the game. However, the veteran lineup - added to trading away their second best player in Kyrie Irving - caused the Cavs to really slip this season. "What I feel more than anything is there is a genuine excitement and belief that he will be back for us". (Allen Iverson) and the days after A.I. when they weren't that good to now.

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Simmons threw a lob pass from half court to Richaun Holmes for a high-flying dunk.

He scored 13 points over the final six minutes, and either scored or assisted on eight of Cleveland's last nine field goals.

In the long run, Philadelphia's pattern of diminishing focus in the second half will be an issue for them in the postseason.

Cleveland cut the lead to single digits in the third quarter.

"He gets that look", Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver said.

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Pistons 113, Mavericks 106, OT: Reggie Jackson scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Detroit beat Dallas.

Green's two free throws - on a tough call against Wall, who appeared to make a clean steal - gave the Cavs a 116-115 lead, but after Walls missed a short jumper, James split a pair of three throws, giving Washington one last chance.

But the game wasn't decided until James missed 2 of 3 foul shots with 1.9 seconds left.

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