The Sixers are weary after a long road trip and hope that their upcoming stretch at home will help them get through these tough times (see story).
In their last five games -- all losses -- the Sixers haven't shot well, played good defense or protected the ball (see story).
Here's a look at some of Saturday's NBA action:
Hawks at Wizards, 7 p.m.
After getting a much-needed boost by rallying to end a lengthy skid, the Atlanta Hawks would appear to have a chance to keep their momentum going when they face the NBA-worst Washington Wizards.
The Wizards, though, have been competitive in all three games with the Hawks this season and are expected to have star point guard John Wall available for the first time in 2012-13 during Saturday night's matchup.
Atlanta (21-14) ended a season-high four-game losing streak by overcoming a 15-point deficit in the second half and shooting 55.6 percent in a 103-95 home win over Utah on Friday. The Hawks averaged 87.8 points during their slide.
Grizzlies at Mavericks, 9 p.m.
The Memphis Grizzlies are on a roll, and the venue hasn't made much of a difference.
On the brink of their longest road winning streak in three seasons, the Grizzlies go for another victory against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
Memphis (24-10) has put together four-game winning streaks both overall and on the road to move within 1 12 games of Southwest Division-leading San Antonio.
The Grizzlies got closer to the Spurs by beating them 101-98 in overtime at home Friday. Rudy Gay put them ahead for good on a jumper with 27.8 seconds to play in the extra session after Tony Parker forced OT with a 3-pointer at the fourth-quarter buzzer.
Heat at Kings, 10 p.m.
Facing the Kings in what could be Miami's last visit to Sacramento might offer the Heat a good chance to end their current rough stretch.
Looking to avoid dropping three straight in the regular season for the first time in a year, the Heat try to continue their recent dominance of the distracted Kings on Saturday night.
Miami (23-11) lost three in a row to Boston in last season's Eastern Conference finals, but has not done so in the regular season since Jan. 10-13. That slide also came out west, where the defending NBA champions play their next four contests to close a six-game trip.
It began with Tuesday's 87-77 loss at Indiana and continued with a 92-90 defeat in Portland on Thursday. Loses in four of five away from home, the Heat are 7-8 on the road and have dropped five of eight overall - the only wins were against teams well below .500.
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