Indiana (38-26) at Philadelphia (36-26)

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  • Game info: 7:00 pm EST Wed Mar 12, 2003
  • TV: WTTV
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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.

Philadelphia capped a 3-2 western swing with a 106-92 setback to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Allen Iverson scored 30 points and Keith Van Horn added 18 in the defeat.

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.

Al Harrington scored 21 points and Jermaine O’Neal 19 for Indiana. Each shot 8-of-20. The Pacers held a closed-door meeting for 40 minutes after the game.

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.

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