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Friday, January 17th (All times Eastern)

Miami Heat (27-11) at Philadelphia 76ers (13-25), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Heat are in uncharted waters with three straight losses and will make a return to Philadelphia Friday night to face the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center.

The Heat were bounced by the Sixers, 114-110, back on Oct. 30 in south Philly and had won 15 straight in the series. Still, Miami is 17-3 in the last 20 meetings with Philadelphia and 7-1 in the previous eight contests in the City of Brotherly Love.

Miami has dropped three in a row after winning three straight and hasn't suffered four straight losses since a five-game drought from Feb. 27 - March 8, 2011. In Wednesday's 114-97 defeat at Washington, Chris Bosh (26), LeBron James (25) and Norris Cole (15) were the only players to score in double figures for Miami, which made 44 percent from the floor and is winless (0-3) on a six-game road trip.

Dwyane Wade ended with eight points in the loss, as the Heat fell to 11-8 away from South Beach this season. Washington scored a season-high 43 points in the first quarter, as well as a season-high 69 points at the half, to take a 69-48 lead into halftime.

Greg Oden made an appearance for the Heat and had six points and two rebounds in less than nine minutes. Oden, the former No. 1 pick Miami signed in August, dressed for the first time in the regular season since Dec. 5, 2009 for Portland, which drafted him in 2007 only to see the 7-footer play 82 total games because of bad knees before cutting him.

"It feels very good, but I wish we could've won," Oden said. "That's the most important thing."

The Heat will also visit Charlotte and Atlanta on the journey. In injury news for the Heat, guard Mario Chalmers (Achilles) and forward Chris Andersen (soreness) are questionable against the 76ers.

Philadelphia ended a four-game losing streak in dramatic fashion Wednesday versus the Charlotte Bobcats, as Thaddeus Young buried the game-winning 3- pointer in the waning seconds to lift the Sixers.

"I don't know what they were thinking when they both ran to Mike (Carter- Williams) and I was kind of like wide-open," Young said of Charlotte's defense on his go-ahead jumper.

Young had just 11 points versus the Bobcats, but is posting an average of 19.3 ppg in his past 23 games. He has scored 20 or more points in eight of the last 12 contests (13 overall).

Evan Turner had a team-best 23 points on 10-of-19 shooting, Carter-Williams tallied 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and Spencer Hawes chipped in 17 points to go along with 14 boards. The Sixers, who turned the ball over 24 times for 25 Charlotte points, made 50.6 percent of their shots and stopped a three-game slide at home.

Hawes is averaging 16.7 points and 10.3 rebounds in his last three games, while Carter-Williams has posted 20-plus points in three of the last four.

After hosting the two-time defending champion Heat, the Sixers, who are 8-11 at home, will play three straight on the road against Chicago, Washington and New York.

01/17 10:33:10 ET

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Dallas 4/20 1:00 PM ET
San Antonio TNT, FSN-SW, KTXA
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Charlotte 4/20 3:30 PM ET
Miami ABC
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Washington 4/20 7:00 PM ET
Chicago TNT, CSN-WAS, CHI
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Portland 4/20 9:30 PM ET
Houston TNT, CSN-HOU
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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