While you were sleeping, the Sixers moved to within 1.5 games of the 5th-worst record in the league. Baron Davis and the hapless Clippers were demolished by the Sacramento Kings. They're now only one win behind both the Pistons and Sactown.
I cannot possibly stress enough how important losing out is at this point. The Clippers have completely imploded, lost 7 straight games and look just horrible on the floor. They're only a half game back of the Sixers. With one win not only can you forget about improving our odds in the lottery, there's a very good chance we're talking about a tie for the 8th-worst record in the league. Win two and we're probably sitting in 9th.
On the flip side, the Clippers play their next game against the Warriors. A win for Golden State, coupled two Sixer losses would move the Sixers a game and a half closer to another team. The Pistons have two very winnable games remaining, the Wizards finish the season with the Knicks and the Pacers. Stranger things have happened than a win or two from these terrible teams, all the Sixers need to do is extend this losing streak one game at a time.