At 0-11, the Sixers are the anti-Warriors. While Golden State appears to be winning with ease (now 12-0) without their coach, the 76ers continue losing while appearing to drive their coach nuts. Brett Brown may nut be cut out for Philly's multi-year rebuild plan which is rooted in drafted big men with an injury past and not hesitating to start over.
Rookie Jahlil Okafor is a big man without an injury past and he's looked quite promising through Philly's O-fer to this point. Nerlens Noel has been healthy this year and creates a potent front line simply lacking NBA experience. So the Pacers will have to dictate play and make the young bigs guard.
While turnovers are frustrating Brown, the Sixers are only averaging two more turnovers per game more than the Pacers, so taking care of the ball will loom large as usual for the Pacers. Myles Turner (thumb), George Hill (sick) and Rodney Stuckey (ankle) are remain sidelined for another game. A wise move with two more full days off before the next game on Saturday night.
Philly remains without guards Kendall Marshall (knee) and Tony Wroten (knee) as both have yet to play this season. Carl Landry (wrist) and Phil Pressey (sick) are also out.
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|2015-16 NBA Regular Season|
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|November 18, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. ET|
|Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA|
|TV: FOX Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/93.5 FM The Fan|
|Monta Ellis||PG||T.J. McConnell|
|Chase Budinger||SG||Nik Stauskas|
|C.J. Miles||SF||Jerami Grant|
|Paul George||PF||Nerlens Noel|
|Ian Mahinmi||C||Jahlil Okafor|