Mar 25, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Semih Erden (9) small forward Omri Casspi (36) point guard Donald Sloan (15) guard Manny Harris (6) and forward Luke Walton (32) during a timeout in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
The Cavs are just 4-9 in March and now must hit the road to take on a Philly team fighting to keep its Atlantic Division lead.
The Cavs, 17-29, have lost six of their last seven and three in a row, the most recent a 108-83 beatdown at home to the 25-24 Phoenix Suns. The game was so out of hand by the fourth quarter that not a single Suns starter logged more than 30 minutes -- and they still outscored Cleveland in the fourth.
The sluggish outing was only the most recent in a series of forgettable games. All told the Cavs have had three separate three-game losing streaks in the month of March, compiling a 4-9 record on the month.
The 76ers aren't the best opponent for a slumping team. Philly is 27-22 and in a first-place tie with the Boston Celtics in the Atlantic Division. With a 17-10 home record, the Sixers have the third-most home wins of any team in the Eastern Conference.
The game tips at 7 ET and will air on Fox Sports Ohio.