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The 76ers are set for a tough schedule for the remainder of the season, playing some of the top teams from both conferences.

Most recently Philadelphia lost against Miami (99-101) and will face the Heat again in the next game. According to Sixers’ star James Harden, it is good for the team to play against strong teams as it helps prepare for the playoffs.

Via Sam DiGiovanni of ClutchPoints:

“It’s a good test for us,” James Harden said after the loss to the Heat. “I think every team has a test throughout some time in the season and this is gonna be one for us. It’s coming at the right time. Tough opponents, on the road. It’s gonna bring us together, even closer, and it’s gonna prepare us for the playoffs. Things that we need to get better at consistently whether it’s rebounding the basketball, limiting our turnovers, just defensively locking in for four quarters. So, it’s gonna be good for us as a team.”

Philadelphia is currently third in the Eastern Conference with 39 wins and 21 losses.