With a respite provided by the all-star break and now five consecutive home games, the 76ers look to reverse what has been their most difficult point of the season.
At 15-39, the Sixers have the second-worst record in the NBA, behind only the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 9-43.
The Sixers have lost eight games in a row, their longest losing streak of the season. They have dropped 18 of their last 21, and even though they didn't generate high expectations, coach Brett Brown hopes to see some fight in the final 28 games of the season.
He admitted after Monday evening's practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine that the Sixers were one tired bunch heading into the all-star break after Wednesday's 105-100 loss at Utah.