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76ers Schedule 2012: Philadelphia Ready To Close Out Home Schedule

The Sixers are close to wrapping up its home schedule.

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76ers Schedule 2012: Philadelphia Closes Out Its Home Schedule In The Midst Of 3 Games In 3 Nights

After such a promising and somewhat unexpected start by the Philadelphia 76ers, the bottom has fallen out in a big way lately.

While Philly is still in seventh place and clinging to a playoff berth at the moment, the team starts a brutal stretch of games to finish the season. The good news? The Sixers are still in great position to make the playoffs with a two-and-a-half game lead over the ninth seed Milwaukee Bucks.

The week starts in earnest with three games in just as many nights.

First, Philadelphia hits the road to take on the Orlando Magic. The Magic are desperate as they're in a battle for the fifth slot with the Atlanta Hawks. Dwight Howard has back issues that will sideline him, and both Hedo Turkoglu and Glen Davis are out as well with various injuries.

On Tuesday, the 76ers will be back home to face Indiana for their final home game. The Pacers are all but locked into the third seed barring any serious setbacks. These two teams are very similar in both play without one major star.

Danny Granger and Andre Iguodala are both wonderful talents, but neither would be called a superstar. It will be a throwback to good old fashioned team basketball.

The third consecutive game is another road game, this time against Cleveland. Philly is obviously the better team, but it's fair to wonder how much they'll have in the tank after all the travel and games the previous two days.

On Saturday, the Sixers will again play the Pacers to close out the week.

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NBA Scores And More: Sixers Win Two, Lose Two

In the week that was, the Philadelphia 76ers experienced some highs and some lows. The week started on Easter Sunday, when the Sixers were blown out by the Celtics. After four consecutive losses, Doug Collins decided to shuffle his starting lineup, which paid immediate dividends in wins over the Nets and Raptors. Then again, it was the Nets and Raptors.

All appeared to be well again with the Sixers, as they were beating up on bad teams, much like they did during their early season run. Then Friday happened, and they lost a home game to the lowly New Jersey Nets.

The once promising young Sixers are 11-19 in their past 30 games and have serious problems. They've allegedly tuned out Doug Collins, they can't beat good teams or win close games, and now they're losing to bad teams. But because of their hot start, they'll still likely make the NBA Playoffs, where they're going to be massacred by either the Bulls or Heat.

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NBA Standings 2012: Sixers Still In Good Position

The Philadelphia 76ers have seven games remaining on the schedule and ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks by three in the loss column. Unless the Sixers have an epic collapse, while the Bucks simultaneously run the table, it appears the Sixers are a lock for the Playoffs.

Who they will play in the first round is much less clear. As it stands, the Sixers and Knicks are tied in the standings, but since the Knicks own the tiebreaker, they're the seventh seed – the Sixers eighth. If the Sixers want any chance at first round Playoff success, it would be in their best interest to finish as the eighth seed, so they could play the Bulls in the first round. The seventh seed will likely play LeBron James and the Heat.

Both teams will undoubtedly beat the Sixers, but the Sixers match up better with the Bulls. Miami represents a bloodbath waiting to happen.

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76ers Vs. Nets: Sixers Lose At Home To Nets, 95-89

The Philadelphia 76ers lost at home in Wells Fargo Center on Friday night to the New Jersey Nets by a score of 95-89. This broke a two game winning streak for the Sixers and gives them a 31-28 record, which is good enough to put them in eighth place in the Eastern Conference and in third place in the Atlantic Division. The Nets now have a 22-39 record, which puts them in 11th place in the conference and in fourth place in the division.

Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 19 points. Evan Turner came off the bench to add 18 points while Thaddeus Young, who also came off the bench, added 13, and Andre Iguodala scored 11. The Nets were led by Gerald Green, who came off the bench to score 23 points. MarShon Brooks added 22 and Kris Humphries chipped in 18. Jordan Williams also came off the bench to add 13 points.

Final - 4.13.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
New Jersey Nets 24 17 22 32 95
Philadelphia 76ers 18 26 22 23 89

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The Sixers will look to bounce back on Monday evening in Orlando against the Magic at 7 p.m. (ET), while the Nets will look to build off their win Saturday night at home against the Boston Celtics.

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76ers Schedule 2012: Sixers Host Nets Friday, Get Weekend Off

It's highly likely the Philadelphia 76ers will make the Playoffs for the second consecutive season. With only eight games remaining in the regular season and a relatively soft schedule upcoming, the Sixers own a three game lead over the nine seed Milwaukee Bucks – who are fighting for one of the final two Playoff spots.

On the forefront of the Sixers cupcake schedule is a home game against the lowly and injury-riddled New Jersey Nets on Friday night. The Sixers are coming off an easy win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, and beat these very Nets in New Jersey one night prior.

A lineup change which saw Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner benched, replaced by Jodie Meeks and Nikola Vucevic has paid off so far for Doug Collins and the Sixers – they're 2-0 since the switch. It's helped that they've played two bad teams, though.

The Bucks travel to Detroit to face the Pistons on Friday, and a loss could greatly increase the Sixers chances of making the Playoffs.

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76ers Vs Nets: Sixers Hoping To Edge Closer To Playoff Berth

The Sixers look to win their third consecutive game on Friday.

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