PHILADELPHIA (TICKER) —The Philadelphia 76ers hope to move into a virtual tie with the slumping Indiana Pacers for third place in the Eastern Conference when they match up at the First Union Center on Wednesday.
The fourth-place 76ers have won 11 of their last 13 games while the third-place Pacers have dropped five in a row and 11 of 12.
The Sixers have won five in a row at home since a 111-85 loss to New Jersey on February 5.
The Pacers were booed by their home fans in a 81-71 loss to New Orleans on Tuesday.
Pacers center Brad Miller aggravated a foot injury and is questionable for Wednesday’s game.
Indiana has won the first two meetings this season, including a 105-104 overtime triumph here on January 6 in which O’Neal nailed a turnaround jumper with 1.6 seconds left in the extra session.