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The Philadelphia 76ers bounced back from their first loss of the new year last Wednesday with two-straight impressive wins over the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat. 

When they returned to the court on Monday for a matinee matchup against the Washington Wizards on the road, the Sixers looked defeated from the jump. The Wizards capitalized on Philadelphia’s exhaustion and sent the Sixers home with a blowout loss.

After getting the day off on Tuesday, the Sixers returned their home court in South Philly on Wednesday for a matchup against the Orlando Magic. In their previous two outings against each other, the Sixers defeated the Magic once at home and once on the road.

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When they met at the Wells Fargo Center for a second time this year, the Sixers leaned heavily on their star center Joel Embiid in the first half. While Embiid was on a tear, the Magic were gearing up to stun the Sixers as they led by ten points after the first half concluded.

While the Sixers had their hands full in the first half, their third-quarter performance was nearly unstoppable as they shot 73-percent from the field and put up nearly 50 points while holding the Magic to just 23. After gaining a 14-point lead before going into the final quarter of the night, the Sixers never looked back.

In the end, Philadelphia put away the Magic 123-110. With that victory, they pick up their 26th win of the season. 

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