The Indiana Pacers travel to Philadelphia to play the 76ers in back-to-back matchups after the win on Saturday.
The Pacers electrified the home fans for their opener at Conseco Fieldhouse, with a couple of thundering dunks that you need to look at – really – to grab the 99-86 win.
Jrue Holiday and Andre Iguodala started – replacing Evan Turner in the lineup – at the guard positions with 12 points. Brand also had 12 but was inefficient from the field.
These players will be key yet again for the Pacers as they look to contain the dangerous team, at times at least. Keeping Andre Iguodala from dominating will be important for the Pacers to climb to 3-1, which would be a nice position to be in prior to playing the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday in Indianapolis.
Roy Hibbert distributing and scoring in the high/low post, Granger being his usual self, and with strong play from Darren Collison and company – the Pacers may be 3-1 after the repeat matchup with the Sixers.
If Iguodala is held to under 20/25 points and the Pacers play good defense, a turnover-prone-less game with decent shooting from the Pacers could keep them atop of the Central with the Chicago Bulls.