Short-handed Cavaliers on losing end as 76ers end 14-game home skid

Short-handed Cavaliers on losing end as 76ers end 14-game home skid
76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams drives to the basket against Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova during their game Monday night in Philadelphia. (Mitchell Leff / Getty Images)

LeBron James was absent. So were Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.

By the end, Cleveland's 17-point lead was gone too.


Tony Wroten scored 20 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 9.1 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 95-92 win over the short-handed Cavaliers on Monday night.

Philadelphia had been 0-14 at home this season.

Kevin Love had 28 points and 19 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who didn't have James and Irving with them on the trip because of injuries. They lost Waiters and two reserves shortly before tipoff because of a trade.

A person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press the Cavaliers will acquire guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the New York Knicks in a three-team trade that also includes the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The person told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade wasn't yet official.

James missed his fifth straight game because of a strained knee and back and could be sidelined another week. Irving sat out with a bad back, and the Cavaliers have already lost starting center Anderson Varejao for the season due to an Achilles injury.

Charlotte 104, at Boston 95: Hornets' Kemba Walker scored 20 of his 33 points in the second half and Cody Zeller finished with a career-high 20 points on a perfect shooting night. It was just the second win in seven games for the Hornets, who learned last week that leading scorer Al Jefferson will be sidelined for about three more weeks with a left groin injury. Zeller mproved to 6-0 against his older brother Tyler, who plays for the Celtics.

Dallas 96, at New Jersey 88 (OT): Dirk Nowitzki made a clinching three-pointer in overtime that moved him into seventh place on the NBA's career scoring list, and the Mavericks matched their season high with a sixth straight victory. Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Nets but faded after an 18-point first quarter.

at Chicago 114, Houston 105: Pau Gasol had 27 points and 14 rebounds and the Bulls won for the 13th time in 15 games. Chicago outscored the Rockets, 19-5, over the final 3:19 of the game.

at Memphis 105, New York 83: Mike Conley scored 14 of his game-high 22 points in the third quarter, as the Grizzlies sent the depleted Knicks to their record-tying 12th straight loss. New York played without injured starters Carmelo Anthony and Amare' Stoudemire. The Knicks were also missing J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, who the team reportedly has agreed to trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Denver 110, at Minnesota 101: Arron Afflalo scored 34 points and the Nuggets, who shot 55% from the field, handed the Timberwolves their 12th straight loss.

Washington 92, at New Orleans 85: John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Wizards ended their longest skid of the season at three games. Anthony Davis had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Pelicans, who led only once — by a single point in the first four minutes of the game.