The Sixers knocked off the Paces on Sunday to jump into the No. 3 spot in the eastern conference, but will be short-handed on Tuesday when they try to hold on to that spot.

Jimmy Butler will miss the game, getting a "planned day of rest" for the game against Cleveland.  Brett Brown told reports that he expects James Ennis to start in his place.

On the bright side, they will get back center Boban Marjanovic, after he missed the previous five games with a right knee bone bruise and sprain, giving the Sixers some more depth at the center position.

Getting Marjanovic back is key, with Joel Embiid coming back, the Sixers can try to cut down Embiid's minutes with Marjanovic returning as the backup big man, although, Amir Johnson has played well with some recent playing time.