Myles Turner has been upgraded to a game-time decision for the Pacers who could use some additional dynamic size against the Sixers. I would imagine Turner would come off the bench tonight if he plays at all with his minutes monitored which is a bonus thanks to the play of Domas Sabonis thus far.
While both teams have performed similarly on the defensive end thus far among the middle of the pack in the NBA, the Pacers have been scoring about eight more points per 100 possessions on the offensive end. But matchups will determine this one with the Sixers presenting some problems thanks to their young talent.
Ben Simmons has fared well as a 6'10 point guard averaging, 18.5 points, 7.9 assists and 9.6 rebounds per game. Yikes! Simmons combined with center Joel Embiid, who is averaging over 20 and 10 in just 27 minutes per game, will force the Pacers to keep pace and continue to attack efficiently.
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Pacers at 76ers - 7:00 PM EDT at Wells Fargo Center
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected starting lineups
Pacers: Darren Collison (PG), Victor Oladipo (SG), Bojan Bogdanovic (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Domantas Sabonis (C)
76ers: Ben Simmons (PG), J.J. Redick (SG), Robert Covington (SF), Dario Saric (PF), Joel Embiid (C)