Pregame: Sixers vs Pacers

Nov 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) hits a jumps shot to tie the game late in the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Bucks 115-107 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The 6-8 Sixers, who are coming off an incredible 115-107 comeback overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, will travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the 11-1 Indiana Pacers at 7:00 PM EST Saturday night. And man, will this be a tough match-up. The Pacers are undefeated at home, while the Sixers are 1-4 on the road.

The Sixers are uncertain as to when Thaddeus Young will return, as he has been out for the past few games due to personal reasons. Without Thad, this will be rough. Tony Wroten strained his back Friday night and is day-to-day. As for the Pacers, Danny Granger is still out with a sore left calf.

I expect Paul George, Roy Hibbert, and the rest of the group to come out on a fast-paced, hot start, and the Sixers will struggle to keep up. With this loud crowd, it’s going to be tough for the Sixers to get any momentum going in this game. Unfortunately, I have the Pacers demolishing the Sixers tonight. The Sixers have key players sidelined, and the Pacers will be way too much to handle.

Topics: Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers

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