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Sixers-Cavaliers: Joel Embiid and Co. look to douse red-hot Cleveland

The Cavaliers have won seven straight, sparked by LeBron James and Kevin Love.

Kevin Love (left) has had three straight double-doubles for the Cavaliers.
Kevin Love (left) has had three straight double-doubles for the Cavaliers.Read more(Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal

Cleveland Cavaliers (12-7) at 76ers (11-7)

Monday at 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center

Talking points

The Cavaliers will look to extend their league-best winning streak to eight games.  LeBron James and Kevin Love have been hard to stop during the streak. James, the four-time league MVP, is averaging 27.1 points and shooting 48.8 percent on three-pointers during the stretch. Meanwhile, Love is averaging 18.6 points. He also has recorded double-doubles in his last three games. Overall, Cleveland is 9-3 this month and has scored at least 100 points and averaged 114.3 in those 12 matchups.

How to watch and follow the game

  1. TV and streaming: NBC Philadelphia

  2. Radio: 97.5 FM

  3. Twitter: @PompeyOnSixers; @NBASarah

Starting lineups

Cavaliers  (12-7)

23 LeBron James SF 6-8 28.5 ppg 8.6 apg.

99 Jae Crowder PF 6-6 9.3  ppg. 3.5 rpg.

0 Kevin Love C 6-10 17.9  ppg. 10.4 rpg.

5 J.R. Smith SG 6-6 7.8 ppg. 2.8 rpg.

81  Jose Calderon G 6-3 2.9 ppg. 1.0 apg.

Coach: Tyronn Lue (third season, 90-52)

Injury report:  Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain, out), Isaiah Thomas (right hip, out), Tristan Thompson (left calf strain, out)

Sixers (11-7)

33 Robert Covington SF 6-9  15.9 ppg. 1.67 spg

9 Dario Saric PF 6-10  10.3 ppg. 5.9 rpg.

21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 22.4 ppg. 11.2 rpg.

17 JJ Redick SG 6-4  16.1 ppg. 3.5 apg.

25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 18.5 ppg. 9.1 rpg.

Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 86-260)

Injury report: Markelle Fultz (right shoulder scapular muscle imbalance, out); Justin Anderson (left shin splints, out); Nik Stauskas (sprained right ankle, out); Ben Simmons (left elbow bruise, questionable)

Head to head

The Sixers have a 102-100 series advantage. The Cavs, however, have won the last nine meetings..

Coming games

Wednesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Washington Wizards vs. Sixers

Thursday:  7 p.m., at TD Garden, Sixers vs. Boston Celtics

Saturday: 7:30 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Detroit Pistons vs. Sixers

Dec. 4: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Phoenix Suns vs. Sixers

Dec. 7: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sixers