Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers play host to the Indiana Pacers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday evening. This marks the second game of a back-to-back for the 76ers (13-6), as they are coming off a hard-fought win in New York on Friday evening. Joel Embiid led the way with 27 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks, while James Ennis III came up huge with 20 points off the bench in the win. The Sixers have won two in a row, as they return home, where they have an undefeated, 8-0 record. Embiid leads the Sixers, averaging team highs with 22 points, 12.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Tobias Harris came up with 18 points in Friday’s win, which is right on his season average of points per game. Al Horford (rest) sat out Friday’s contest but is expected to be back in action for Saturday. Josh Richardson (hamstring) did not play Friday and remains questionable for action on Saturday. Meanwhile, this also marks the second game of a back-to-back for the Pacers (12-6), as they are coming off a thrilling, overtime win over the Hawks on Friday. Five players scored in double digits for Indiana in the win, led by Jeremy Lamb, who totalled 20 points, in 40 minutes of action. Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner tallied 17 points each, while Malcolm Brogdon added 16 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the win. The Pacers have won five in a row. This marks their first game of a five game road trip, while they are 3-4 on the road, so far. The Pacers are averaging 9.4 threes per game, which is second fewest in the league, however, they are doing a solid job taking care of the ball, as they average 13.3 turnovers per game, which is fifth fewest in the league.


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