The Indiana Pacers (1-2, 0-0 Away) are on the road to face the Philadelphia 76ers (0-3, 0-2 Home), who will be hoping to halt their losing run, on Monday. Indiana topped the Detroit Pistons 124-115 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday. Bennedict Mathurin was the top scorer with 27 points. Tyrese Haliburton chipped in with 24 points, 10 assists, and five steals.
Philadelphia dropped their third in a row on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center, falling to the San Antonio Spurs 114-105. Joel Embiid had 40 points, 13 rebounds, and three assists in defeat, leading the team. Philadelphia won two out of three games between the teams last season, including a 133-120 triumph in their last meeting at Wells Fargo Center on April 9.
Embiid led the 76ers with 41 points, 20 rebounds, and four assists. Oshae Brissett had 20 points and seven rebounds in the loss. Haliburton and Mathurin, averaging 25.7 and 24.0 points per game, respectively, have led the Pacers in scoring so far this season. Haliburton also has dished 9.7 assists per game, fourth-most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Jalen Smith is grabbing 8.3 rebounds per game.
Embiid and James Harden have been the primary providers of the Sixers’ offense, averaging 27.0 and 26.0 points per game, respectively. Embiid also has posted 13.3 rebounds per game, third-most in the league, while Harden has doled out 9.3 assists per game, seventh-most in the league. The 76ers have had success in the Pacers’ last 10 trips to Wells Fargo Center, winning six.
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