Cavaliers Vs. 76ers: Cleveland Takes On Slipping Philadelphia

Mar 27, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Anthony Parker (18) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers guard Jodie Meeks (20) during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Cavaliers 103-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Philadelphia 76ers, trying to keep themselves in the playoff spots as they start a five game road trip, on Wednesday.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have pretty much been out of the playoffs for quite a while now, with their young core unable to win games when it's counted while injuries have ravaged the team's depth. It's been a bit more of a roller coaster for the Philadelphia 76ers, who looked a lock for the playoffs a bit earlier in the season but have faltered incredibly in recent weeks.

Philly is 2-7 in the month of April and has sunk to third in the Atlantic division after leading it for a good chunk of the year at the start. Their playoff positioning is in jeopardy if their form continues to fall at the rate it's been going down in the last month. Wednesday's game against Cleveland will start off a tough five game road trip.

The Cavs are going through their own struggles this year, of course. In April their form is 3-7, only a game above the 76ers form.

Cleveland could to continue to miss Kyrie Irving for Wednesday's game, though he may be able to play for the first time in a while. Their rookie superstar has missed the last nine games, which has helped Cleveland lose their last three games. Philly has won both games so far this season between these two teams.

The game will be at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:00 p.m. ET.

For more on the Cleveland Cavaliers, head over to Fear The Sword. More on the Philadelphia 76ers can be found at Liberty Ballers. For more NBA news and info, check out the SB Nation NBA hub at sbnation.com/NBA.

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