The Pacers host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night in their only visit to the Fieldhouse this season.
The Pacers trail the three-game season series 0-1 after losing 121-110 in Philly on Nov. 3. The Sixers used a balanced attack highlighted by 8 three-pointers from J.J. Redick to run past the Pacers. Joel Embiid had 18 points and 9 rebounds and at the Fieldhouse, Embiid is expected to play his first back-to-back games after playing against Miami on Friday.
The Pacers will try to bounce back from a rough defensive night in Charlotte where they found plenty of big offense but were unable to slow down Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum much of the night, let alone at winning time. The Pacers are currently in seventh place, two games ahead of the Sixers in the Eastern Conference standings.
Nate McMillan will return to the bench after missing the game in Charlotte due to personal reasons.
Oh, and the Pacers will wear their new IMS-inspired "City" uniforms for the first time.
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TV: Fox Sports Indiana
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Projected starting lineups
Pacers: Darren Collison (PG), Victor Oladipo (SG), Bojan Bogdanovic (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Myles Turner (C)
76ers: Ben Simmons (PG), JJ Redick (SG), Robert Covington (SF), Dario Saric (PF), Joel Embiid (C)