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Coming off of a disappointing Monday afternoon game against the Washington Wizards, the Philadelphia 76ers returned to the floor on Wednesday night to host the Orlando Magic for the second time this season.

Although the Sixers looked like they were ready to fall into a trap game as they trailed by double-digits going into halftime on Wednesday, Joel Embiid's dominance helped the Sixers not only make a comeback but come away with a dominant win over Orlando.

Looking to continue riding on that wave of momentum, the Sixers geared up for a matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night at home. While Los Angeles got off to a quick start, the Sixers turned up the heat after falling behind early on and teased another possible blowout win.

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Following a 17-point showing in the first quarter, the Sixers fired back by scoring nearly 40 points in the second quarter. Meanwhile, the Clippers were held to just 40 points in the first half. 

Going into the intermission, the Sixers possessed a 14-point lead. And when they came out for the second half, they didn't slow down. The Sixers led by as much as 24 points at a point, but the Clippers found a way to cut into that lead.

Outscoring the Sixers by four points, Los Angeles trailed by ten going into the final quarter of the night. Eventually, the Clippers finally pulled out in front and took a slight lead, forcing the Sixers into desperation as they started intentionally fouling their opponent.

While Philadelphia had possession for one final play, a Tyrese Maxey shot wasn't enough for the Sixers to get out in front during the final second and give the Sixers a win. Falling short 102-101, the Sixers picked up their 19th loss of the year.

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