Philadelphia hosts the Indiana Pacers after Joel Embiid scored 42 points in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 120-111 win against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The teams meet Wednesday for the second time this season. Philadelphia is 14-9 against the Eastern Conference, and Indiana is 15-8 against conference opponents.
Indiana Pacers (21-17, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (22-14, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia hosts the Indiana Pacers after Joel Embiid scored 42 points in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 120-111 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The 76ers are 14-9 in conference play. Philadelphia ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference with 13.6 fast break points per game led by Tyrese Maxey averaging 4.3.
The Pacers are 15-8 against Eastern Conference opponents. Indiana is 7-8 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The teams square off for the second time this season. The 76ers won the last meeting 120-106 on Oct. 24. James Harden scored 29 points to help lead the 76ers to the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Embiid is scoring 33.5 points per game with 9.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists for the 76ers. Tobias Harris is averaging 16.8 points and 5.9 rebounds while shooting 52.0% over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.
Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.7 points, 10.1 assists and 1.8 steals for the Pacers. Buddy Hield is averaging 18.1 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 8-2, averaging 115.8 points, 41.1 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 7.8 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.9 points per game.
Pacers: 7-3, averaging 118.1 points, 40.4 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.3 points.
INJURIES: 76ers: None listed.
Pacers: Daniel Theis: out (knee), Kendall Brown: out (leg).