Having lost to the Orlando Magic without Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu, and Glen Davis, it's hard to have a whole lot of confidence when the Sixers take on the Indiana Pacers for the last regular season home game of the season tonight.
The Pacers have won 9 of their last 10 games, moving all the way up to the third seed in the Eastern Conference. While the wins have mostly been against lesser competition (the Wolves without Rubio, Milwaukee, Cleveland twice, Toronto, Washington), a convincing win against Oklahoma City and potential playoff teams like the Knicks and Houston are srpinkled in. There's no denying they're playing significantly better basketball than the Sixers currently are.
Darren Collison had missed 4 games with a groin injury before returning for their win Monday against the Wolves, although he came off the bench. Whether he or George Hill starts tonight I'm not sure, but if I had to guess I would say George Hill continues to start. Hill averaged 14.8 points and 4.6 assists in his last 5 starts. Jrue has shut Collison down in the teams previous two meetings, with his former backcourt mate at UCLA only averaging 6 points on 22.2% from the field in 28 minutes per game.