Indiana Pacers Preview
The Indiana Pacers will look to extend their season-best winning streak to six games when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night, and they are coming off their narrowest victory during the hot streak. The Pacers (12-6) capped a perfect 4-0 homestand with a 105-104 overtime victory against the Hawks on Friday, getting 20 points from Jeremy Lamb and just enough defense down the stretch to prevail despite allowing 49 points to Atlanta’s Trae Young. The Pacers will play their next four games on the road; they are 3-4 away from home this season.
Philadelphia 76ers Preview
A sluggish start gave way to a rousing finish for the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, as they erased a 12-point halftime deficit against the host New York Knicks en route to a 101-95 win. The 76ers (13-6) rallied despite the absence of two starters, with guard Josh Richardson sidelined due to a right hamstring injury while forward Al Horford was held out due to rest. Backup center Kyle O’Quinn also sat out his third game in a row due to a strained left calf. The 76ers, who are 8-0 at Wells Fargo Center this season, are set to play five of their next six at home.