The Philadelphia 76ers put up a surprisingly good fight when they hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month.The Sixers can only hope to do the same when the defending NBA champions return to town on Sunday afternoon.As of Friday, the Cavaliers were planning a side trip Saturday to Columbus, Ohio, for the Ohio State-Michigan football game before continuing on to Philadelphia.Cleveland will along a 12-2 record, best in the Eastern Conference, including a three-game winning streak.The Sixers, while not quite as feeble as in recent years, are 4-12 and have dropped two in a row.Philadelphia nonetheless pushed Cleveland to the limit on Nov. 5, losing 102-101. Cleveland guard J.R. Smith stripped Gerald Henderson of the ball on a drive to the basket in the closing seconds, a play on which the 76ers argued for a foul, to no avail.It was one of the few times the Cavs have been challenged this season.The Cavaliers became the first team in NBA history to make more than 20 3-pointers in back-to-back games when they drubbed Dallas 128-90 on Friday night.Cleveland made 20-for-43 shots from downtown, after going 21-for-36 from behind the arc in Wednesdays 137-125 victory over Portland.We were making 11, 12 or 13 3s (per game), but I thought that we could shoot better, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue told ESPN.com. The last couple games the guys have been shooting really well.Kevin Love drilled 15 of 21 3-pointers in those two games. He scored 40 points against Portland, 34 of those in the first quarter. Thats the highest total in a first quarter in league history and three shy of the record for any quarter.Earlier this season, Love was passing up 3-pointers in favor of trying to draw contact and get to the foul line, but after reviewing film with assistant coach Phil Handy, he decided it was better to fire away.So many guys close out to me so hard, but having my size, Im able to get the ball off quick if I just catch and shoot, Love told ESPN.com. I think I saw that and Ive been able to do that. Thats only going to open up more for everybody. Feels good right now.The Cavaliers are led, as always, by LeBron James, who is averaging 23.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 9.5 assists.James had a triple-double against Portland, and rang up 19 points and 11 assists against Dallas.Kyrie Irving is scoring at a 23.8 point-per-game clip, while Love is averaging 22.1 points and 10.7 rebounds.James finished with 25 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds in the earlier game against Philadelphia, and Love had 20 points and 11 boards.Irving, however, managed only eight points on 3-for-17 shooting.The Sixers rested prize rookie center Joel Embiid on Friday, when they lost 105-89 to Chicago, the fifth game he has missed this season. 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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers would like to host the NFL draft.The Packers have applied to host the draft in 2019, 2020 or 2021, team president Mark Murphy said.He told attendees at the teams annual shareholders meeting Thursday that the league views the draft as an event that can move around the country annually, similar to the Super Bowl.The last two drafts were held in Chicago.Green Bay is the leagues only publicly owned franchise, and reports to shareholders each year. The Packers also play in the NFLs smallest market.Murphy says hotel rooms could be an issue, though many fans attending games typically stay within an hours drive of Lambeau Field, or even more than two hours away in Milwaukee.The Packers had also applied to host next years draft, Murphy told reporters after the meeting, though he indicated that Green Bay wasnt a contender.Players report for training camp Monday, but the league is always planning ahead. The NFL plans to play a season-opening game in China in 2018, though it appears that the Packers arent interested.They asked us if we were interested. I didnt even go to Ted, joked Murphy, referring to general manager Ted Thompson.The Packers remain in good shape financially, having already reported an 8 percent increase in revenue to nearly $409 million in 2016. Its the 13th straight year with a new high for one of the NFLs marquee teams.Part of a redevelopment project on property across the street from Lambeau is scheduled to open next year, including a resttaurant and hotel.dddddddddddd The Packers hope that Titletown project also draws more revenue and year-round visits to the area, and the venue would be open if the team were to host a draft starting in 2019. The team had roughly $168 million in player costs in 2016.Fans can be assured the Packer organization will spend every salary cap cent to bring more championships to Green Bay, treasurer Mark McMullen said.The Packers and Patriots are the only two teams in the league with seven straight playoff appearances, Murphy said, two years short of tying the record.Thank you for your support. Its unparalleled in the NFL and we greatly appreciate it, Murphy said before adding with a smile. Lets all meet here back in February for a Super Bowl celebration.The meeting was delayed about a half-hour because of storms moving through the area.Game notes Murphy said the team has played a very minimal role in the NFL planning to interview defensive stars Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers in connection to a media report that linked them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The interviews were supposed to take place when camps open. 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