Sixers Game Tonight: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers, 10/24/22

The 76ers (0-3) will be looking to break into the win column on Monday, hosting the Indiana Pacers (1-2) on Penn Medicine Court to close out their three-game homestand.

Saturday’s meeting with the San Antonio Spurs (2-1) was a back-and-forth affair with 10 lead changes and 12 draws. The Sixers eventually fell, 114-105, in the final minutes.

Joel Embiid led the pack with a double-double of 40 points and 13 rebounds. Devin Vassell led San Antonio with 22 points and four rebounds, while Keldon Johnson added 21 points and eight boards.

“It’s a long season, obviously tonight doesn’t do anyone any good,” said Georges Niang after the game. “But that can’t stop you from growing and working on what you need to do to get what you want.”

“We’re going to have to keep making sacrifices, keep working and keep improving.”

Tobias Harris echoed Niang:

“They were disappointing losses for us. But it’s a marathon. For us it’s just about keeping our heads up, but we also have to understand, find ways to be better and take control of a game.

Following Monday’s game, the Sixers head out on Tuesday for their first multi-stop road trip of the season. The team will meet the Raptors (1-2) Wednesday and Friday, the Chicago Bulls (1-2) Saturday and the Washington Wizards (2-0) Monday.

Monday’s match tips at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Saturday’s Key Contributors

  • Embiid’s 40-point, 13-rebound double-double marked his third double-double in as many occasions this season. He added three assists, a steal and two blocks to complete his stat line.
  • Maxey had a season-high 25 points and six assists on Saturday, plus three rebounds and a steal in 40 minutes of play.
  • Harris scored 15 points on effective 6-for-11 shooting and 3-for-6 from deep, plus four rebounds and two assists.
  • Harden finished just one rebound shy of his first triple-double of the season, with 12 points, nine rebounds, 12 assists, a steal and two blocks on Saturday.

The Pacers (1-2) picked up their first win of the season Saturday against Detroit, 124-115.

The sixth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, Bennedict Mathurin led the way for Indiana, finishing with 27 points, seven rebounds and two assists.

Tyrese Haliburton notched a double-double of 24 points and 10 assists in the victory, while Goga Bitadze added a double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds.

Daniel Theis (right knee pain) and Myles Turner (left ankle sprain) are out Monday for Indiana.