Sixers’ forward Dario Saric is expected to return for Friday's game against the Cavs, according to the team.

Saric has missed the last three games with cellulitis in his right elbow suffered in the win over the New York Knicks March 28. He's fourth on the Sixers in scoring, averaging 14.9 points per game and is third on the team in rebounds with 6.9 per game.

With Saric out, Ersan Ilyasova has thrived, scoring 15.2 points per game and 10.7 rebounds, stepping into the starting lineup in his absence.

The Sixers will try to extend their 12-game win streak that began against the New York Knicks back on March 15 before Joel Embiid went down with the orbital bone injury.

With a win, the Sixers will take over sole possesion of the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. They are currently tied with the Cavs, who have a record of 48-30.  Cleveland plays Washington tonight.

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