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Saturday, November 9th (All times Eastern)

Philadelphia 76ers (4-2) at Cleveland Cavaliers (2-4), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers will complete a home-and-home series on Saturday night as the action shifts to Quicken Loans Arena.

On Friday, the Sixers buried the Cavs, 94-79 in Philadelphia. Evan Turner led the way with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists and Tony Wroten came off the bench to score a career-best 18 points.

"It's a great feeling," explained Wroten. "All the hard work paid off. Just being able to get the opportunity here, being able to play a lot. It's a blessing."

The Sixers trailed by 14 after the first quarter, but dominated the next two to the tune of 63-33. The lead was as many as 19 in the fourth quarter and Philly cruised to victory.

Thaddeus Young chipped in 16 points, followed by 11 each from James Anderson and Michael Carter-Williams. Spencer Hawes was in foul trouble most of the night, but still managed 10 points.

The biggest storyline of the night was Andrew Bynum's return to Philadelphia.

Bynum sat out the entire 2012-13 season with knee problems after joining the Sixers in a four-team swap. The 7-footer rehabbed and signed a two-year deal with Cleveland this past offseason.

Bynum was booed lustily when he took the floor pregame, then when he checked in and pretty much every time he touched the ball. He finished with four points in 18 minutes.

"It was just another game for me," said Bynum. "I thought it was a little weak. Honestly, I thought it was going to be much worse."

Bynum laughed off most of the jibes, but head coach Mike Brown was in no joking mood following the loss. The Cavs only shot 33.3 percent from the field and allowed the Sixers to shoot 47.6 percent.

"We need some grittiness and some toughness to surface, especially on the road," said Brown. "Right now it's not happening, and I don't know if it's because we don't have the home crowd giving us a little extra energy or what it is."

Dion Waiters paced the Cavs with 18 points. Tristan Thompson, Jarrett Jack and C.J. Miles each scored 13 points and Kyrie Irving only managed 10 points on 4- for-17 shooting.

The Sixers have won three straight over Cleveland and nine of their last 10 over the Cavs. Philly has also taken four of five on the road in this series.

11/09 10:56:18 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
4th
SAC 83
MIL 83
 
Half
GSW 65
OKC 63
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
Final
EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
Final
CSFU 72
CSDH 50
 
2nd
ORST 85
DEP 53
 
2nd
PAC 55
NEV 53
 
Final
USF 77
PORST 40
 
2nd
IDAHO 75
WALLA 31
 
2nd
UTST 44
CALST 33
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
2nd
SJS 2
EDM 3
 
2nd
LOS 2
STL 3
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13