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The Sixers Could Move into 3rd Tomorrow with Win, Cavs Loss

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With the Cavaliers losing to the Heat tonight, the Sixers are just a half-game back of the Cavs.

NBA: Denver Nuggets at Philadelphia 76ers John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers traveled to Miami tonight to take on the Heat. In what I can only assume was a pretty awful game to watch (Cleveland shot 36.5%), the Heat beat the Cavs 98-79. With the loss, the Cavs’ record falls to 44-30.

What does this mean for the 4th place Sixers? Well the Sixers record is 43-30, which jeopardizes the Cavs’ position of 3rd place in the standings. The Cavs now hold just a 0.5 game lead over the Sixers.

The Cavs, on the 2nd leg of a back-to-back, will take on the Hornets tomorrow night in Charlotte. The Sixers are also in action tomorrow night, hosting the New York Knicks at the Wells Fargo Center. If the Sixers win, their potential 44-30 record would bring their winning percentage to .595. If Kemba and friends down in Charlotte take care of business, the Cavs’ potential 44-31 record would give them a winning percentage of .586.

All this is amounting to what could be a very, very interesting game on April 6th when the Cavaliers come to Philadelphia. LeBron vs. the Process, in the battle for the 3rd seed.