These are difficult days for the 18-55 Philadelphia 76ers, not that they’re particularly interested in winning basketball games, nor would it be in their best interest to do so. Nonetheless, summer vacation – more specifically, the NBA Draft Lottery – can’t come soon enough.
The only problem is that it’s still March, and there’s still a handful of basketball games left that they are required to play. One of those games came today against LeBron James and the surging Cleveland Cavaliers who have won eight out of their last 10.
LeBron asserted his dominance early with a pair of monster two-handed dunks on consecutive possessions against Philadelphia’s defense. On the first one, he just bullies right past a hapless Jerami Grant in the post and then follows that up by driving right into a wide open lane for the easy uncontested jam.
The Cavs are up 53-45 at halftime. LeBron leads the way with 11 points and four assists.