CLEVELAND--The Cavaliers are glad to see the month of March come to an end.
After heading into the last game of the month with a 6-10 record, the Cavs were looking to get a win. They took out their frustrations on the Philadelphia 76ers, 122-105, snapping a three-game losing streak in front of a sold out crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. With the win, the Cavs improved to 48-27, while the 76ers fall to 28-48.
The Cavs led 70-52 at halftime and extended their lead to 27 points after three quarters with a 104-77 lead and played their reserves for the majority of the rest of the way.
"I like the way we came out and played," J.R. Smith said. "We defended and played well."
Led by the 'Big 3' who combined for 76 points, the game was never in doubt. LeBron James had 34 points to lead the Cavaliers in scoring, followed by Kyrie Irving with 24 and Kevin Love with 18.
Top Spot Battle: The Cavs briefly tied the Celtics for the top spot in the East at 48-27 with a .640 percentage. The Celtics hosted the Orlando Magic and hung on for a 117-116 win to improve to 49-27 and keep their half game lead on the Cavs.
Three Ball: The Cavs shot 42.9 percent from three-point range on 13-of-29. J. R. Smith led the Cavs with 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting from behind the three-point arc. Channing Frye scored 12 points and was 2-of-2 from three-point range.
Keeping TO's on the Down Low: The Cavs had just 9 turnovers, while having 30 assists. It was 12th time the Cavs have had 30 or more assists in a game this season. Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with nine assists.
RJ, Korver Still Out: Kyle Korver (foot) missed his third-straight game and Richard Jefferson (knee) sat out his second-straight game.
Next Up: The Cavs will host the Pacers on Sunday night at 6 pm.