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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 2:05 am

Philadelphia 76ers (39-26, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (39-26, fifth in the Eastern Conference)

Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

LINE: 76ers -5.5; over/under is 213

BOTTOM LINE: The Indiana Pacers resume the NBA season against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Pacers are 24-18 in Eastern Conference games. Indiana is ninth in the Eastern Conference scoring 109.3 points while shooting 47.7% from the field.

The 76ers are 26-16 in Eastern Conference play. Philadelphia ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference allowing only 107.4 points while holding opponents to 46.2% shooting.

The Pacers won the last matchup between these two teams 101-95 on Jan. 13. Malcolm Brogdon scored 21 points to help lead Indiana to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brogdon leads the Pacers with 7.1 assists, and scores 16.3 points per game. T.J. Warren is averaging 17.7 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 46.9% over the last 10 games for Indiana.

Joel Embiid is averaging 23.4 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the 76ers. Shake Milton is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers and 16.5 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 7-3, averaging 107.2 points, 44.6 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 8.6 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.4 points on 44.8% shooting.

76ers: 5-5, averaging 114.8 points, 42.9 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.7 points on 50.0% shooting.

INJURIES: Pacers: Domantas Sabonis: day to day (foot), Goga Bitadze: out (knee), Jeremy Lamb: out for season (knee), Myles Turner: day to day (calf).

76ers: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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