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Sixers Vs. Pacers Preview: Philadelphia Could Clinch Playoff Berth Saturday

The Philadelphia 76ers could clinch a playoff berth Saturday night with a win against the Indiana Pacers and a Milwaukee Bucks loss.

Apr 17, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins during the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Pacers defeated the Sixers 102-97. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 17, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins during the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Pacers defeated the Sixers 102-97. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia 76ers could potentially clinch a playoff spot on Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. (Game Time: 7 p.m., TV Schedule: CSN Philly)

A win coupled with a Milwaukee Bucks loss would be enough for the clincher. Even if the 76ers don't secure a playoff berth Saturday, they are sitting in good position to earn a postseason berth with a three-game lead over the Bucks entering the season's final four outings.

But if they are looking to enter the playoffs with momentum, the 76ers could use a victory against the Pacers. Philadelphia has lost 13 of its last 20 games and has won just two of its last 12 outings against above-.500 opponents.

The 76ers handled the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-87 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing skid.

The Pacers have won seven straight and 11 out of 12, all in the month of April. They helped Philadelphia's playoff cause on Thursday night by beating the Bucks, 118-109.

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