Sixers host Pacers for final home game

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By: Jesse Larch, Sports Talk Philly Staff

The Philadelphia 76ers (28-52) will host the Indiana Pacers (40-40) in their final home game of the season on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. 

The Sixers have lost six consecutive games, while the Pacers have won three straight. 

Last Meeting:

The last time the Sixers and Pacers played was on March 26 when the Pacers defeated the Sixers by a score of 107-94. The Pacers opened up a 25 point lead in the second half led by Paul George's game-high 21 points. 

Myles Turned also was a force in that matchup, with 17 points and 16 rebounds. 

The Sixers got double-doubles from big men Richaun Holmes and Shawn Long. Sergio Rodriguez led the Sixers with 16 points. 

The Sixers are 1-2 against the Pacers this season.

Playing for Pride:

The Sixers are ending the season with hardly any resemblance to the lineup that they were anticipated to start the season with. Injuries to Jerryd Bayless, Ben Simmons, Robert Covington, Jahlil Okafor, and Joel Embiid, as well as a minutes restriction being applied to Dario Saric have left the Sixers thin on the bench. 

Players like Shawn Long and Alex Poythress have been given opportunities, and the roles for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Justin Anderson, and Nik Stauskas have increased substantially here at the end of the season.

With players forced to do more than they are used to, and little relief available off of the bench, the Sixers only have pride left to play for in their final two games. 

Previous Game Rewind:

The Sixers fell to the Milwaukee Bucks in their last game by a score of 90-82, When the Bucks clinched a playoff berth at the Sixers' expense. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists en route to a Bucks victory. 

Richaun Holmes led the Sixers with 17 points and 10 rebounds while T.J. McConnell contributed 10 points and 10 assists. 

The Pacers won their last game by a score of 127-112 against the Orlando Magic. Paul George exploded for 37 points, seven rebounds, and six assists in the victory. 

Matchup Preview  |  April 10th, 2017
VS Ind
Philadelphia 76ers
(28-52, 17-23 Home)
  Indiana Pacers
(40-40, 12-28 Road)
PROJECTED STARTERS
TJ McConnell Point Guard Jeff Teague
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot Shooting Guard Monta Ellis
Justin Anderson Small Forward Paul George
Dario Saric Power Forward Thaddeus Young
Richaun Holmes Center Myles Turner
INJURY REPORT
Jahlil Okafor/knee (out)  
Gerald Henderson/hip (probable)  
Sergio Rodriguez/hamstring (out)  

Robert Covington/knee (out)

 

Game Information:

Tip-off: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TV: CSN

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

Stream Live: CSNPhilly.com, NBC Sports Life Extra 

 

 

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