Cavaliers push past 76ers in summer-league action

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Record-Courier staff report

The Cleveland Cavaliers closed out a perfect summer-league schedule with an 86-77 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday in Las Vegas.

Rookie forward Anthony Wiggins finished with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, while he also had three steals and two blocked shots. Anthony Bennett, who has lost nearly 20 pounds from last season, scored 14 points (5-of-12 from the floor).

Leading Cleveland in scoring, though, was second-year point guard Matt Dellavedova. He had 19 points.

Ball movement was lacking for the Cavs. On 26 made field goals, the team had only six assists and no one player had more than one assist.

Philadelphia center Nerlens Noel, who sat out all of last season with a knee injury, scored 12 points, had six rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals in 28 minutes. Forward Jordan McRae was the 76ers' leading scorer with 18.

After establishing a 15-11 lead in the first quarter, the Cavs bursted things open with a 33-point second quarter. The offensive explosion gave Cleveland a 48-29 lead at the half.

Philadelphia went on to outscore Cleveland in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.

For the game, the Cavs shot 47.3 percent from the floor. The 76ers shot 39.1 percent.

It was the first summer-league loss for Philadelphia (4-1).

After an off day today, the Cavaliers will open up the tournament portion of the Las Vegas summer league on Wedneday or Thursday.

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