Cavaliers Vs. 76ers: Cleveland Heads To Philly Mired In Big-Time Funk

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.

Coming off perhaps their worst game of the year, the Cleveland Cavaliers will head east to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.

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.

For more on the Cleveland Cavaliers, go to Fear The Sword. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NBA hub at SBNation.com/NBA.

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