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When the Philadelphia 76ers started the week off with a game on the road against the Washington Wizards, they were coming off of two impressive wins over the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.

After taking a beatdown in Washington, the Sixers bounced back with an expected win at home against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. While they were on a path to dominate the shorthanded Los Angeles Clippers in South Philly on Friday night, the Sixers had a major second-half collapse.

Following their disappointing one-point loss against the Clippers, the Sixers looked to bounce back against the San Antonio Spurs on the road on Sunday night.

The last time these two teams met, the Spurs paid a visit to the Sixers on January 7. The 76ers protected their home court and sent the Spurs home with a 19-point loss. While things went slightly different this time around, the ending had a similar result.

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From the jump, the Sixers got out in front and outscored the Spurs 29-23 in the first quarter. Before heading into the second half, the Sixers continued to rally. At halftime, Philly possessed a 59-47 lead.

Considering how things went the other night, the Sixers knew they had to keep their foot on the gas on Sunday night. While they continued to stay in the lead, the Spurs battled back in the third quarter and outscored the Sixers 30-27.

Although San Antonio chipped away at Philadelphia's lead and made the end result a lot closer than their previous outing against each other, the Sixers came out on top with a 115-109 victory. With that win, the Sixers picked up their 27th victory 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_.