The Indian Pacers hit the road for a matchup between the fellow Eastern Conference rivals Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, in Philadelphia, United Staes of America, on Sunday morning (IST)
The Sixers are hoping to wash off the loss against the Raptors with a third win in a row. Embiid, especially, is looking to absolve himself of the horrific zero points night he had against the Raptors. Many believed that the Sixers were the best team in the East. But sitting at fifth in the East, they have a lot of work to do this season.
The Pacers are having an up and down season. At 12-6 they are overachieving without their main star Oladipo. But some wonder how Oladipo will fit in once he returns. They have won five games in a row and have managed to pull off some impressive wins against teams like Utah and Oklahoma City, and the crazy OT win over the Hawks.
PHI vs IND, NBA Regular Season 2019
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:30 AM
*Day-to-day. Might Play.
Probable Playing Line-up:
J Embiid (21.9 pts / 12.1 rebs / 1.4 blks): Embiid caught a lot of criticism for ending up with zero points against the Raptors. He responded by scoring 60 points and taking 33 rebounds over the next two games. Embiid is still figuring out his powers, and he will stumble occasionally. But there is no denying that this man has the upside of an all-time great.
B Simmons (12.7 pts / 7.1 rebs / 8.1 asts / 2.3 stls): Simmons has cooled off a bit after the hot start. But he is still a nightly matchup terror for defenses. And now that he has made his first NBA 3-pt shot, there is no telling what this superstar caliber player has the potential to do.
J Richardson (16.1 pts / 3.4 rebs / 3.6 asts / 1.1 stls): Richardson has started every game he has played for the Sixers. The five-year veteran is putting up numbers close to his career highs last season with the Heat. This is an improvement since these numbers are coming on an even more talented team in the Sixers.
D Sabonis (18.9 pts / 13.3 rebs): Sabonis is just one of the 24 players who are averaging 40+ fantasy points this season. His emergence as a star has made people believe that the Pacers got a better deal from the Paul George trade three seasons ago. There is genuine excitement, but also skepticism about how Sabonis will fit in once Oladipo returns.
M Brogdon (19.0 rebs / 4.9 rebs / 8.1 asts): Like Sabonis, Brogdon needed a change of team and scenario to blossom into his true potential. There was talk that the bucks will miss a playmaker like him, but to see him get to scoring nearly 20 points and dishing out almost ten assists a game has been a treat.
T McConnell (7.4 pts / 3.0 rebs / 4.9 rebs): McConnell has always been known for his feisty and hard-nosed play. He is a reliable guy off the bench, and is shooting over 50% from the field and over 30% from three-point land.
J Embiid (44.52 fantasy pts): Embiid has been on a roll for the last two games, and will look to continue that streak. However, the Pacers have a great front court lineup with Sabonis and Turner, so look for them to make it difficult for him.
D Sabonis (41.56 fantasy pts): Sabonis is the key player for the Pacers and will have a great battle with Embiid.