If the game is played only for 12 minutes, 76ers won the game by all means. 76ers offense was really

If the game is played only for 12 minutes, 76ers won the game by all means. 76ers offense was really looking good. But rest of the quarters tell a different story.

The difference between young team vs experienced team is on how a team preserves early gains or recovers from early loss of momentum to adjust and execute a different game plan.

Cavs are experienced. Period.

First and Third quarters are almost identical, 76ers took the first and Cavs took the 3rd.  Good news for 76ers is both Okafor and Stauskas are really playing good.  76ers are a young and talented team but lot to learn especially on how to keep their poise and capitalize on early momentum and early gains.

76ers high spirited effort in the last quarter made this game more interesting to watch but it was too late for 76ers.

For Cavs, Mo is back!  Mo Show is finally arrived in game 4.

Mo is a quality player for sure and all he needs is more minutes. I’m still waiting for Smith’s performance and looks like we need wait for some more regular season games. At some point, Smith needs to get back to his style of play.

Blatt has more weapons in his arsenal and his choices are clearly paying off.  This is the 3rd straight game in which Cavs scored more than 100 points.

Cavs NPS (Net Player Score). Good to see Mo in ‘Excellent’ category also this category is Kevin Love as expected. LeBron is Outstanding as usual and stepped at the right time.

L. James

123.00

M. Williams

78.76

K. Love

70.01

 T. Thompson

69.72

T. Mozgov

63.35

 J. Jones

61.78

 

76ers NPS (Net Player Score). Even though McConnell and Wood are Outstanding based on the minutes they played, other players shared the load as well.

T.J. McConnell

108.23

C. Wood

98.36

J. Sampson

69.23

J. Okafor

66.91

N. Noel

65.77

H. Thompson

64.45

Only Stauskas from PHI made it to the Net Player Score (NPS) categories from their last game and the

Only Stauskas from PHI made it to the Net Player Score (NPS) categories from their last game and they lost their last game too. Not sure whether other players in PHI are going to step-up very soon. But I do believe in Home court advantage and anything can happen when fans are feeding the energy to players. 18 turnovers in their last game, which is a big concern for PHI.

Just one player in “Very Good” NPS category and no support from other players.

N. Stauskas

70.48

J. Grant

58.86

C. Wood

54.88

N. Noel

47.46


Cavs are in a different zone right now with 2 wins in a row and their offense is rocking. Kevin, LeBron, Tristan and Delly are doing their damage early and catching the opponent's defense off-guard many times and more importantly in all quarters.

Blatt might change the starters or rotation to give more minutes to Smith or Mo and may even rest key players during the last quarters. We are going to see the same strategy adapted for the Heat’s game. Starter's start big and bench fill in the gaps.

CFF’s Prediction : Cavs will win this road game as well.