NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 10: Head coach Doug Collins of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on in the first half against the New Jersey Nets at Prudential Center on April 10, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia 76ers hit the road Monday night as their quest for a playoff berth continues against the Orlando Magic.
Despite losing five of its last seven, Philadelphia currently boasts a half-game lead over the Knicks for the Eastern Conference's seventh playoff seed, and a two and a half-game cushion over the Milwaukee Bucks in the race to make the playoffs.
The Magic have also struggled of late, losing seven of their last 10 while dealing with locker room issues as well as an injury to Dwight Howard. Behind 21 points from Jameer Nelson, the Magic won their most recent outing 100-84 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.
The meeting with Orlando is Philadelphia's first during a stretch when the 76ers play six of their final seven on the road. Philadelphia's final five games are all away from the Wells Fargo Center.
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