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Cavaliers grind their way to 105-98 win over Sixers; three takeaways

CLEVELAND– Sometimes, you just have to find a way to grind out a win.

That’s exactly what the Cavaliers did on Saturday night as they topped the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-98. It was their second win over the Sixers this season.

The Cavs had a long Friday night after their game in Indiana. Due to a flight delay, the team didn’t arrive home until early Saturday morning, and it looked like fans at The Q on Saturday were going to be in for a long night.

But despite the sloppy start that saw the Cavs down by as many as 11 in the first quarter, they found a way to fight back down the stretch.

“These are games that you might normally lose coming off a back-to-back like last night and the tough travel,” head coach Tyronn Lue said. “I thought we did a good job just grinding through it and facing the adversity we had.”

Here are three takeaways from the gritty win.

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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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