Philadelphia faces Indiana after Embiid’s 44-point outing
Philadelphia 76ers (48-30, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (25-54, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pacers -12.5
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia visits the Indiana Pacers after Joel Embiid scored 44 points in the 76ers’ 112-108 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Pacers are 11-38 against conference opponents. Indiana has a 3-14 record in one-possession games.
The 76ers are 29-19 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 33.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Embiid averaging 9.4.
The teams play for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Nov. 14 the Pacers won 118-113 led by 27 points from Justin Holiday, while Tobias Harris scored 32 points for the 76ers.
TOP PERFORMERS: Oshae Brissett is averaging 8.8 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Pacers. Buddy Hield is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Indiana.
Embiid is averaging 30.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 blocks for the 76ers. James Harden is averaging 21.2 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 2-8, averaging 113.6 points, 39.7 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.1 points per game.
76ers: 6-4, averaging 113.0 points, 43.9 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 7.9 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points.
INJURIES: Pacers: Ricky Rubio: out for season (knee), Malcolm Brogdon: out (back), T.J. McConnell: out (wrist), Myles Turner: out for season (foot), T.J. Warren: out for season (foot), Chris Duarte: out (toe).
76ers: None listed.