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It's been a busy week for the Philadelphia 76ers. When they took the court on Tuesday night to face the Phoenix Suns for the first time this year, the Sixers looked a lot different than how they looked on Friday night.

Against Phoenix, the Sixers put up a good fight but couldn't overcome the 2021 NBA Finals runner-ups. After taking on a loss at home against the Suns, the Sixers received a two-day break as the trade deadline approached on Thursday.

As expected, the Sixers made some fundamental changes. Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, and Andre Drummond are no longer a part of the roster. They will be replaced by the veteran guard James Harden and the forward/center Paul Millsap.

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A little over 24 hours from the trade deadline, the Sixers returned to the Wells Fargo Center to host the Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite the Thunder being a rebuilding franchise, they put up a good fight against the Sixers, who lacked motivation in the first half of their Friday night bout.

However, Philadelphia bounced back in the second half and picked up a dominant win over the Thunder. After snagging win No. 33 of the year, the Sixers are set to take the court once again for the second night of a back-to-back.

This time around, the Sixers will face the Cleveland Cavaliers. Going into the 2021-2022 NBA season, nobody anticipated the Cavaliers being a successful team. However, Cleveland has had a shocking emergence and is currently the second seed in the Eastern Conference heading into the Saturday night matchup in Philadelphia. 

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Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for Sports Illustrated. You can follow him for live updates on Twitter: @JGrasso_.