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Come chat about the Sixers' quest to eclipse a .500 record.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Game Time

7:00 p.m. ET

Watch/Listen

NBC Sports Network Philadelphia

97.5 The Fanatic

Location

Wells Fargo Center

Projected Starters

Philadelphia: Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid

Indiana: Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner

Injury Report

Philadelphia: Outside of Fultz's injury, none to report.

Indiana: Glenn Robinson III, Edmond Sumner, and Damien Wilkins are out.

10 Important Numbers (via stats.NBA.com)

Indiana's the third-most frequent team in triggering transition opportunities at a rate of 18.9 percent.

Buoyed by their preference for two-point jumpers over most teams and efficiency, the Pacers have the fourth-highest effective field goal percentage at 57.8 percent.

Robert Covington has a net rating of 20.7, the highest on the team. Covington's working for his upcoming dough he'll rightfully earn.

Ben Simmons' usage rate so far stands at 24.4 percent. Brett Brown's allowing Simmons to operate within his boundary of scorer-facilitator and not full-blown offensive creator.

Joel Embiid's 33.6 percent usage rate should decline with Richaun Holmes' versatile offensive game entering the fold.

Embiid cut his turnovers to just two Wednesday, a persistent issue throughout October.

J.J. Redick's 35.2 percent clip from deep should "regress" to the mean sooner or later.

Myles Turner gobbled up 14 rebounds in his lone game this season and has the physical profile to exploit some mismatches when Embiid's out.

Dario Saric's carrying a 0.92 assist-to-turnover ratio into tonight's game, which could use a bump given his passing acumen.

Simmons is tied for second in the league with 2.0 loose balls recovered per game. His defensive activity's impressed early in his career.