Indiana faces Philadelphia on 8-game losing streak
Indiana Pacers (25-55, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (49-31, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana aims to stop its eight-game losing streak with a win against Philadelphia.
The 76ers are 30-20 against conference opponents. Philadelphia averages 109.6 points and has outscored opponents by 2.4 points per game.
The Pacers are 11-39 in conference play. Indiana is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 44.2 rebounds per game led by Oshae Brissett averaging 5.3.
The teams square off for the third time this season. The 76ers won the last matchup 131-122 on April 5. Joel Embiid scored 45 points points to help lead the 76ers to the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Embiid is scoring 30.4 points per game and averaging 11.6 rebounds for the 76ers. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
Brissett is shooting 40.3% and averaging 8.7 points for the Pacers. Buddy Hield is averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 6-4, averaging 117.6 points, 43.4 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 7.8 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.1 points per game.
Pacers: 2-8, averaging 115.6 points, 39.6 rebounds, 29.2 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.7 points.
INJURIES: 76ers: Matisse Thybulle: day to day (ineligible to play).
Pacers: Ricky Rubio: out for season (knee), Malcolm Brogdon: day to day (back), Myles Turner: out for season (foot), T.J. Warren: out for season (foot), Goga Bitadze: day to day (foot), Chris Duarte: out for season (toe).