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Cavaliers dismantle Sixers’ process; three takeaways from eighth straight win

2. Shared offense means shared success

The Cavs were able to convert on plenty of their defensive plays, ending with 15 fast break points and 21 points off of turnovers.

Overall, however, they have continued to have shared success offensively.

Over the last seven games, (prior to Monday’s) seven players were averaging at least 8.0 points: LeBron James (27.1), Kevin Love (18.6), Kyle Korver (12.4), Jae Crowder (12.3), Dwyane Wade (12.0), J.R. Smith (8.9) and Jeff Green (8.3).

On Monday night, the Cavs continued that balanced attack. James finished with 30 points, Wade contributed 15, Green added 14, Love added 13, Channing Frye had 12, Smith had 11 and Korver had 9.

They continued to get good looks and easy baskets due to their great spacing and ball movement that is a product of their motion offensive sets. As a result, they had 25 assists compared to just 15 for Philadelphia.

There were plenty of key moments throughout the game, such as when James scored nine straight in the opening quarter to erase Philly’s 6-0 lead. There was also his buzzer-beating trey from the corner just before halftime when he hoisted a shot with just under 4 seconds left that missed, and chased down the rebound right in front of his own bench before turning to get off the last-second heave from the baseline.

There was also Smith nailing three 3-pointers in the third quarter to keep ratcheting up the Cavs lead.

And in the middle of every stellar offensive play, there was the bench pushing at pivotal moments.

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Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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