With only 18 games remaining for the Sixers, tanking shouldn't be the team's objective. But the rest of their schedule isn't going to give them many easy wins. (see story).
Here's a look at some notable games tonight in the NBA:
Heat at Bucks, 8:30 p.m.
The Miami Heat visit the Milwaukee Bucks as they look to extend their winning streak to 21 games.
With a win, the Heat will break a tie with the 1970-71 Bucks for the third-longest win streak in NBA history.
Throughout the streak, the Heat seem to have had some difficulty versus below .500 teams. On Wednesday, the Heat narrowly escaped the Wells Fargo Center with a 98-94 victory. (See story).
Dwyane Wade enters the game having scored at least 20 points in a season-high 11 consecutive games.
The Bucks are coming off a 105-93 loss to Washington.
In the last meeting between the two teams, the Bucks defeated the Heat 104-85.
Lakers at Pacers, 7 p.m.
The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers tonight.
The Lakers could be without Kobe Bryant, who sprained his ankle in the final seconds in Wednesday's loss to Atlanta. Jodie Meeks would likely replace Bryant in the starting lineup.
However, Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni said that Bryant will be a game-time decision.
Without Bryant, the Lakers would need to lean more on Dwight Howard, who seems to have returned to form. In his last five games, he has averaged 21.8 points and 16.2 rebounds.
Los Angeles currently holds a half-game lead over the Jazz for the final playoff spot in the West.
The Pacers are coming off a 107-91 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday. Roy Hibbert scored a season-high 27 points to go along with 12 rebounds.
Indiana will be without Danny Granger, who has been battling knee soreness.
Grizzlies at Nuggets, 9 p.m.
The Denver Nuggets host the Memphis Grizzlies as they look for their 11th straight victory. The Nuggets will also look to push their home winning streak to 15 games.
The past four Nuggets victories have been by an average of 19 points.
The Grizzlies also have their own winning streak at six straight victories.
On Wednesday, the Grizzlies beat the Clippers 96-85 behind 21 points from Marc Gasol.
The two teams last met on Dec. 29, with the Grizzlies coming away with an 81-72 victory.