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Lately, the Philadelphia 76ers have been on a tear. Last week, the Sixers entered their Monday night matchup in Houston on a six-game win streak. After taking care of business in H-Town, Philly went home with a season-high of seven-straight wins.

However, when the Sixers faced the Charlotte Hornets at home, they were outplayed and picked up their first loss of 2022. Despite finding themselves in the loser's column for the first time in weeks, the Sixers bounced back on Friday night.

As they hosted the Boston Celtics, the 76ers picked up their second win of the season over the Celtics as they dominated their Eastern Conference rival.

Less than 24 hours after the Boston matchup ended, the Sixers tipped off against the Miami Heat on the road. Despite getting off to a slow start, the Sixers climbed back and took down the Heat, making it two wins in a row for the Sixers.

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After getting the day off on Sunday, the Sixers traveled to Washington DC to face the Washington Wizards for the second time this year. In their first meeting, the Sixers easily defeated the Wizards, giving their key players the night off early.

On Monday afternoon, there was a similar result, but the tables were turned. Instead of the Sixers issuing the beatdown, the Wizards were the ones who put their opponent away early as the game was never particularly close.

In the first quarter of action, the Wizards outscored the 76ers 38-29. Washington's first-quarter dominance put the Sixers on notice, but Philadelphia wasn't down and out just yet. After outscoring Washington by three in the second quarter, the Sixers went into halftime, trailing by just six points after being down by as much as 12. 

The two teams traded blows in the third quarter, but it didn't matter. Once the final quarter of the outing approached, the Wizards took complete control of the game. In the fourth, Washington increased their lead to 25 points. 

At that point, it was clear the Sixers' chances of completing a comeback were improbable. Inevitably, the Wizards picked up a 117-98 win.

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