76ers vs. Cavaliers at a Glance

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TEAMS:  Sixers (1-27) at Cavs (17-7)

WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Quicken Loans Arena

BROADCASTS: TV – Comcast SportsNet, RADIO – 97.5 FM

SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE:  TWITTER – @PompeyOnSixers, INSTAGRAM – PompeyOnSixers

411 ON CAVS: LeBron James is averaging 26.5 points, 12 assists, 6.5 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 block against the Sixers this season. ... All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving returns from a left patella fracture that sidelined since last season.

PROBABLE STARTERS

CAVS (17-7)

23  LeBron James G 6-8  26.6 ppg. 7.7 rpg

0 Kevin Love PF 6-10 17.6 ppg. 10.8 rpg.

3  Timofey  Mozgov C 7-1 7.3 ppg. 4.3 rpg.

5 J.R. Smith G 6-6  11.1 ppg. 3.3 rpg

8 Matthew Dellavedova G 6-4 8.5 ppg. 5.5 apg.

Coach: David Blatt  (2d season, 70-36)

Injury report: Iman Shumpert (right groin strain, TBD),  Mo Williams (right thumb  strain, TBD)

Sixers (1-27)

33 Robert Covington G 6-9  13.1 ppg. 2.2 spg

4 Nerlens Noel PF 6-8 9.8 ppg. 7.7 rpg.

8 Jahlil Okafor C 6-11 17.9 ppg. 8.0 rpg.

0 Isaiah Canaan G 6-0  11.0 ppg. 2.2 apg

5 Kendall Marshall G 6-4 16.9 ppg. 4.5 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (Third season, 38-154)

Injury report: Joel Embiid (broken right foot rehab, out), Carl Landry (torn ligament right wrist rehab, out),

THE SERIES

Sixers hold a 102-95 series advantage, but have lost the last four meetings.

COMING UP

Tuesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Memphis Grizzlies at Sixers

Wednesday: 8 p.m, at BMO Harris Bradley Center, Sixers at Milwaukee Bucks

Saturday: 9 p.m., at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Sixers at Phoenix Suns

Dec. 28: 9 p.m., at Energy Solution Arena, Sixers at Utah Jazz

Dec. 30: 10 p,m, at Sleep Train Arena, Sixers at Sacramento Kings

Follow 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers