With eight games remaining in the regular season and virtually no chance of making the playoffs, the New Jersey Nets have a chance to play spoiler in the coming weeks.
That starts on Tuesday night when they play host to the Philadelphia 76ers, a division opponent who they will face three times in their last eight games.
After starting strong and ramping up its defensive efforts throughout the early part of the season en route to a comfortable lead in the Atlantic Division, the 76ers have rapidly tumbled down the standings and now are fighting just to keep hold of their spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
The Nets are seeking to record their fourth straight win at home, and second straight over the 76ers.
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
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