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Sixers @ Pacers Game Thread 03/08

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Indiana Pacers (27-35)

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Philadelphia 76ers (32-30)

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TV: TCN-PHI

Tip Time: 7:00 EST

Location: Conseco Fieldhouse

Vegas Line: 1 (Sixers)

Previous Meetings: L 86-99, W 101-75, L 103-111

Mortal Enemies of the Night: Indy Cornrows

76ers vs Pacers coverage

Rankings

  • Offensive Rating: Sixers 16th, Pacers 24th
  • Defensive Rating: Sixers 9th, Pacers 11th
  • eFG%: Sixers 14th, Pacers 22nd
  • Def eFG%: Sixers 8th, Pacers 9th
  • Off Reb%: Sixers 21st, Pacers 17th
  • Def Reb%: Sixers 8th, Pacers 12th
  • TO%: Sixers 4th, Pacers 24th
  • Def TO%: Sixers 16th, Pacers 26th

Home/Road

  • Sixers are 11-20 on the road
  • Pacers are 17-14 at home
Streaks
  • The Sixers are 8-2 in their last 10, 15-5 in their last 20.
  • The Pacers are 3-7 in their last 10. This was immediately following them going 7-1 in their first 8 games after Frank Vogel took over for the fired Jim O'Brien
  • Averaged over the last 10 games:
    • Andre Iguodala is averaging 13.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists, having recorded 3 triple doubles during that span. He is, however, shooting 36.2% from the field and 28.6% from three.
    • Jrue Holiday's assists are slightly down (5.8 per game), but he's scoring at a good clip (15.1 per game) and doing so very efficiently (50.8% from the field, 41.7% from 3, only 1.8 turnovers
    • Thaddeus Young is leading the team with 16.7 points over that span, chipping in 5.7 rebounds while shooting 61% from the field.
    • Elton Brand is averaging 9.2 rebounds per game over the last 10.
Playoff Implications

The Sixers are 5 games up on the Pacers for 7th spot in the east. The Sixers are a game behind Knicks for 6th in the East, who won last night in Utah and are idle tonight. The Sixers are 4.5 games behind Atlanta for 5th in the east, with Atlanta playing the Lakers. The Pacers are 1.5 games ahead of the Bobcats for the last playoff spot.


Injuries/Lineup News

Mike Dunleavy is out due to a fractured left thumb. T.J. Ford won't be playing either, although he's healthy. The former 8th pick in the draft has played in just 1 of the Pacers previous 24 games.


Lineups

PG: Jrue Holiday vs Darren Collison
SG: Jodie Meeks vs Brandon Rush
SF: Andre Iguodala vs Danny Granger
PF: Elton Brand vs Josh McRoberts
C: Spencer Hawes vs Roy Hibbert


Prediction: Sixers 97, Pacers 89