Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers (14-6, first in the Eastern Conference) (11-8, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
The Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers was hosted by the Indiana Pacers.
In conference play, the Pacers are 7-4. In games determined by 10 points or more, Indiana is 6-2.
In conference matchups, the 76ers are 12-4. When winning the turnover battle, Philadelphia averages 16 turnovers per game and is 7-1.
Sunday’s matchup is the first meeting of the season for both teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: With 2.9 3-pointers, Malcolm Brogdon leads the Pacers and is scoring 22.7 points while shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc. Though shooting 53.3 percent over the last 10 games for Indiana, Domantas Sabonis averages 19.6 points and 11.9 rebounds.
For the 76ers, Joel Embiid is averaging 28.3 points and 11.1 rebounds. Tobias Harris has averaged 16.7 points and 4.7 rebounds over the last 10 games for Philadelphia while shooting 42.4 percent.
LAST 10 GAMES:
Pacers: 5-5, 111.7 points on average, 43 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 8.5 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% off the floor. Their opponents, on 45.8 percent shooting, averaged 111.5 points.
76ers: 7-3, 114.2 points on average, 45 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 9.6 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% off the floor. Their opponents, on 45.3 percent shooting, averaged 110.8 points.
Pacers: Caris LeVert: out (kidney), Doug McDermott: day to day, TJ Warren: out (foot), Doug McDermott: (back).
76ers: Ferguson’s Terrance: out (personal), Scott’s Mike: out (knee).