The Indiana Pacers entered tonight's regular season finale resting their starters, with Lance Stephenson the only player getting minutes against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Pacers fell behind 11-0 out of the gate and 40.5% shooting, including 6-14 from the free throw line and 1-10 from three point range, has aided the in a huge halftime deficit, Indiana trailing by 22.
The Pacers haven't done much to actually limited or slow down Philadelphia, with poor defense, allowing nearly 60% shooting. A Gerald Green three pointer late in the second quarter makes him the leading scorer for Indiana with seven as all ten players to take the floor tonight have scored.
At halftime in games involving the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls, the New York Knicks lead Atlanta 45-39 and Chicago holds a 52-47 lead over the Washington Wizards, with a huge effort from A.J. Price slicing into a 20-point Chicago lead as the Pacers are just a half away from knowing their first round opponent.