All in all, it was just a rough night, and here are the three observations from a long night in Cleveland:
The Sixers starters looked pretty good against the New York Knicks on Saturday as they moved the ball with crisp precision and they did a terrific job of getting into a groove. On Sunday against the Cavaliers, the starters looked confused and they looked out of sorts like they did on opening night.
Tough night for Howard
Normally when Embiid is off the floor, Howard can come in and he can provide some good production in his place. Drummond’s activity around the basket was tough for just about everybody on this night, but Howard, especially, had a tough night.