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NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight, the Sixers welcome Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Wells Fargo Center for what’s set to be the first of two meetings between the teams within the next five days.

The Sixers enter the matchup at 6-3, following a win Sunday night versus Charlotte which snapped a 3-game losing streak the team endured out west. The team will be without starting power forward Al Horford, who will be taking the night off for a planned rest day. The first night of a back-to-back, one wonders whether the Sixers are planning to rest Joel Embiid tomorrow night for Wednesday’s game in Orlando. The team is entering a (seemingly) (gulp) cushy segment of its schedule, as its next 5 matchups are comprised of two against Cleveland, the Magic and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Some injury updates for the Sixers: Ben Simmons (shoulder) is currently listed as questionable, while Shake Milton (knee) is doubtful. Simmons’ return to the starting lineup of course would be a boon for the team, and provide Sixers fans everywhere with reason to exhale once they see that a Sixer sustained a non-devastating midseason injury.

The Cavaliers enter on the heels of a drubbing of the New York Knicks that apparently sent shockwaves through the Gotham city. The Cavs sit at 4-5, and have played much feistier in the early-going than many expected:

Between spark-plug second year point guard Collin Sexton and floor-stretching mainstay Kevin Love, this Cavs team is not one to be slept on- especially for a Sixers team still taking shape.

The Sixers mustn’t rest on their laurels and take care of business at home. Tougher tests await them.

Game Info

Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

Watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic

Follow: @Liberty_Ballers