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Meeks Scores Career High as Sixers Pound Cavs

With the division tied between the Sixers (28-22) and Celtics, a Sixer win was mandatory at home against the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. That’s exactly what they got with a 103-85 rout over Cleveland

Brand gives Meeks a well-deserved high-five; he led all scorers with 31 (Mcall).

The Sixers started out very fast, scoring 12 points in the first 4 minutes; Jodie Meeks had 10 of those 12 en route to his career night. Meeks buried 2 early 3-pointers and read a few plays well. He was also rewarded with a few quick layups to give him a fast 10 points. The Sixers led 29-21 after the first quarter.

In the 2nd quarter, the Sixers turned it on with fantastic shooting. A barrage of 3-pointers and medium-range jumpers pushed their lead to as many as 15 before the half. At the 24 minute mark, Meeks had 15 points. The Sixers shot 5/9 from beyond the arc in the first half, taking a 57-43 lead into the locker rooms.

In the 3rd, the same play from the Sixers combined with missed shots from the Cavs helped Philadelphia bust the game wide open. Thanks to 8 points from Jodie Meeks in the quarter, including 2 3’s, the Sixers went up by as many as 19, and led by 16 going into the 4th quarter.

The 4th quarter was a 12-minute cruise for the Sixers. The team let Jodie hit his final 2 3-balls of the game, with Spencer Hawes scoring 4 of his 10 as well.

Jodie Meeks had a career-high 31 points on 11-16 FG, 7-10 3FG, and 2-2 FT. Other notable performances came from Jrue Holiday (19 points, 6 assists, 3 steals), Lou Williams (11 points and 7 assists), the aforementioned Hawes (10 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists), and Evan Turner (12 points and 7 rebounds).

The Sixers are now 1-1 with Andre Iguodala back in the lineup. They are hoping for a win in Washington on Friday to help stave off the Celtics in the Atlantic Division.

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Author:Austin Krell

Sixers beat writer and NBA analyst

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