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Following a four-game slate last week, the Philadelphia 76ers returned to the floor on Tuesday night to host the New Orleans Pelicans for a make-up game. Last month, the Sixers and the Pelicans were scheduled to face off for the second and final time this year.

However, the Sixers’ injury report was crowded. As the NBA believed they wouldn’t have enough players to meet the eight-man minimum required for action, the league postponed the game. On Tuesday, the Sixers and the Pelicans finally battled it out, which resulted in a second-straight Philadelphia victory.

After getting Wednesday off, the Sixers returned to their home court to face the Los Angeles Lakers. With Anthony Davis getting back in the mix, the Sixers were gearing up for a tough battle. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, they lost LeBron James to knee soreness before the game. 

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Therefore, the Sixers faced a LeBron-less Lakers squad. While Davis had an excellent outing in his second game back from an injury, the Sixers took care of business with ease on Thursday night and picked up their third-straight win.

Now, the Sixers are set to continue their current five-game home stretch with a game against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. The first time the Sixers met with the Kings this season was back in late November. While they had a tight matchup, the Sixers came out on top with a 102-94 win in Sacramento. Philly will hunt for its seventh-straight head-to-head victory over the Kings on Saturday night.

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