Balanced 76ers cruise past under-manned Cavaliers

The well balanced Philadelphia 76ers easily defeated the under-manned Cleveland Cavaliers 99-84 on Saturday.

Six players scored 10 or more points for the Atlantic Division leading 76ers (19-9) while the Cavaliers (10-16) were unable to overcome the absence of rookie guard Kyrie Irving who missed his third consecutive game with a concussion and center Anderson Varejao who has a right wrist injury.

Philadelphia took command of the game in the second quarter, outscoring Cleveland 37-22, led by Lou Williams who scored nine of his 19 points during the period.

Jrue Holiday led the 76ers with 20 points and Thaddeus Young added 16 points off the bench.

Antawn Jamison led the Cavaliers with 20 points while Ramon Sessions added 19 points.

(Reporting by Mike Mouat in Windsor, Ontario. Editing by Greg Stutchbury)