Just a measly four games tonight, but one may be a foreshadowing of the future for the King …
A rumor has been floating around that LeBron James is looking at schools in the Philadelphia area, which is good enough reason for me to paint a Sixers jersey on him. (For the record, LeBron denied the rumor on Thursday.)
Anywho, the King went off Tuesday against Brooklyn with a triple-double but didn’t do enough to cover the spread. (Slacker!) Can he and his new teammates get back on the cover train as small home favorites against Philly? Plus, our experts give you the goods for the other three games that don’t require a work of art. — Mark Gallant
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PHILADELPHIA 76ERS AT CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (-2.5) | O/U: 222.5
8 p.m. ET | TNT
What the metrics say: Cleveland’s defense doesn’t seem to be fixed, as it has allowed more 115.0 points per 100 possessions in four of its past five games. In the Cavs’ most recent game vs. the lowly Nets, they gave up 123 points and especially struggled protecting the rim, allowing a 71.4% field-goal mark there.