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    August 10, 2018 2:29 AM CDT

    PHILADELPHIA - LeBron James was absent. So were Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.By the end, Clevelands 17-point lead was gone, too.Tony Wroten scored 20 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 9.1 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 95-92 win over the short-handed Cavaliers on Monday night.Philadelphia had been 0-14 at home this season.Kevin Love had 28 points and 19 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who didnt have James and Irving with them on the trip because of injuries. They lost Waiters and two reserves shortly before tipoff because of a trade.Cleveland traded Waiters to Oklahoma City and acquired guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the New York Knicks in a three-team deal.A disappointing 19-16 after losing at Philadelphia, the Cavs received the Thunders protected 2015 first-round pick. Cleveland also sent reserves Lou Amundson and Alex Kirk and its 2019 second-round pick to the Knicks.James missed his fifth straight game due to a strained knee and back and could be sidelined another week. Irving sat out with a bad back, and the Cavs have already lost starting centre Anderson Varejao for the season due to an Achilles injury.I just think it felt like we didnt have our firepower, Love said. Ive been there before, but we should have been able to pull this one out if we just would have played better.After the Cavaliers blew all of a 17-point lead, Love made it 92-90 with a pair of free throws with 1:09 left.Wroten made one of two free throws, then knifed his way through the lane for the go-ahead layup with 9.1 seconds left for a 93-92 lead. That helped the Sixers end their 14-game home losing streak.Waiters, the No. 4 pick in the 2010 draft, has been the subject of trade speculation for two seasons. He averaged 15.9 points last season, the highest average for any reserve in the Eastern Conference.Without a nice chunk of their offence, Love took control as the primary focus for the Cavs. Tristan Thompson scored 18 points, and Joe Harris started for Waiters and scored 16 points.We had it under control, we just didnt bury them, Love said. We felt this was a team we should have beat.Michael Carter-Williams had 18 points and 13 assists for the Sixers after he missed one game because of right shoulder soreness. Carter-Williams buried a jumper with 4:45 left to pull the Sixers to 86-80 and got a rise out of the crowd of 17,771.The Sixers had one of their largest crowds as fans expected James to dazzle in his only appearance this season in Philadelphia.We could see how electric it was and a hostile environment, Wroten said.Wroten, who missed all six 3-point attempts, was clutch in the paint in the fourth. His driving layup made it 88-86, and he tied the game on the next possession. The Cavs faded in the second half, missing 11 straight shots spanning the third and fourth quarters, one day after playing Dallas.We knew in the third and fourth quarters they would be a little bit tired, and we really tried to use that to our advantage, Carter-Williams said. We tried to get out and run.Amundson and Kirk also sat out for the Cavaliers. Smith or Shumpert could fill Waiters former role in the backcourt.Its never easy to have that kind of thing happen at any time during the season and certainly not right before a game, Cavs first-year coach David Blatt said.Smith was the NBAs Sixth Man of the Year in 2013, but he has battled injuries to his heel this season, along with his usual struggles with shot selection, and focus off the court.Shumpert also has been hurt, remaining sidelined with a dislocated shoulder. He had been starting before his injury.___TIP-INSCavaliers: Waiters, a Philadelphia native, told reporters at shootaround he left about 50 tickets for friends and family. ... Love had combined for 52 points and 22 rebounds the last two games against Philadelphia. ... Thompson averaged only 9.4 points this season, and Harris 2.7 in limited minutes.NO SHOTSixers centre Furkan Aldemir had 10 rebounds and no field goal attempts in 19 attempts. He had eight defensive rebounds and a blocked shot.76ers: Forward Luc Mbah a Moute sat out with turf toe. ... The Sixers had 31 assists on 38 baskets. ... Coach Brett Brown said guard Hollis Thompson has lost 20 pounds because of an upper respiratory infection and could be sent to the D-League for a conditioning assignment.UP NEXTCavaliers: Wednesday vs. Houston.76ers: Wednesday vs. Milwaukee. Dwight Gooden Jersey. -- All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints met Tuesday for arbitration on his contract. Norichika Aoki - Virginia is for loving Latrell Scott. Wilson hit Schenn from behind during Tuesday nights game in Philadelphia, earning a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. He has a phone hearing with the department of player safety, which limits any potential suspension to five or fewer games. Juan Lagares Jersey. -- The Windsor Spitfires were left with just one goaltender Tuesday after having their starter walk out on them midway through Game 3 of their Ontario Hockey League playoff matchup with the London Knights. Steven Matz Jersey. At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014.INDIANAPOLIS - The Boston Celtics made one trade Friday night, and it looks as if Jeff Green could be on the move, too.Green was pulled from the starting lineup moments before Bostons 107-103 overtime loss at Indiana. He did not suit up for the game, and wasnt listed on the Celtics injury report.A person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press that the Celtics and Grizzlies were discussing a deal that would send Green to Memphis. The person requested anonymity because a deal had not been completed.Negotiations stretched late into the night on Friday, with the teams discussing other players and draft picks, as well as possibly adding a third team to the mix.Green is averaging a team-best 17.6 points, but the Celtics (12-22) are rebuilding and the Grizzlies (25-11) are contending in the tough Western Conference. All Boston coach Brad Stevens would say about Greens absence is he also wont be with the team this weekend.The Celtics did announce a trade with Phoenix, sending Brandan Wright to the Suns for a protected first-round draft pick. The 6-foot-10 Wright came to Boston in the Dec. 18 trade that sent guard Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks.The draft pick, which originally belonged to Minnesota, is top-12 protected in 2015 and 2016. If the pick is not used by 2016, then the Timberwolves would instead give up their second-round picks in 2016 and 2017.The 6-foot-9 Green has career averages of 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in 511 games.Its all part of the business and werre all professionals, Celtics guard Avery Bradley said.dddddddddddd. All we can do is focus on the game, even Jeff. He was focused as well, and we still dont know whats going on.Clearly, though, the wheeling-and-dealing for Boston has created some strange circumstances.It was very different, Stevens said. It changes your pregame speech a little bit. Its a jolt to your system.Memphis lost 106-95 at New Orleans on Friday night. The addition of Green would give the rugged Grizzlies a versatile scorer to go along with their stout defence.Memphis veteran Tayshaun Prince was bracing for a possible relocation.Obviously, everybody was getting wind of what was going on. ... Ive been in this league for 13 years, Prince said. Ever since I signed my first deal in Detroit, I was on the trading block every year. You know what Im saying? Ever since I signed my deal after that first year, I was on the trading block every year, so its part of the business. And if thats the case, then so be it.Memphis competition out West also has been active. Houston added Josh Smith and Corey Brewer. Dallas traded for Rajon Rondo, and Oklahoma City swung a deal to land Dion Waiters from Cleveland.If the 28-year-old Green is moving on, Boston will feel it.Its hard to see anyone go, Bradley said. If (Green) is here, or somewhere else, we can only hope he does well.___AP Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski in Minneapolis and AP Sports Writer Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed to this report. Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '