(SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers will make a quick turnaround when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.
The Pacers needed overtime to dispatch the Boston Celtics last night at home and scored 13 of the 22 points in the extended time. Roy Hibbert shook off a sprained ankle to lead the Pacers with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while C.J. Miles tallied 17 points off the bench.
C.J. Watson finished with 15 points along with eight boards and David West's two free throws with 31.2 seconds to go in overtime sealed the win, Indiana's fourth in the last six tries. The Pacers blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and allowed 34 points.
"David was great down the stretch," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "He was just big enough to help us close out the game."
The Pacers have allowed 100 or more points in three straight games, but are second in opponents' scoring at 96.8 ppg. They will face a Sixers team averaging an NBA-low 90.5 ppg.
Philadelphia won for the second time in three games with Friday's 90-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. With the score knotted at 88-88, Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams drove the lane and fed the ball to Nerlens Noel, who slammed it over Nets big man Mason Plumlee with 3.2 seconds left.
"A lot of credit to Michael for creating," Noel said. "He got by his defender and I saw him driving my way. I found an open spot and he was able to find me and I finished."
Brook Lopez's desperation 3-point attempt at the other end was off the mark and the 76ers held on to improve to 6-29 this season. Lopez tied the game on a jumper with 25.3 seconds remaining.
Robert Covington led the 76ers with 20 points, Carter-Williams collected eight points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Noel netted 12 points to go along with five boards and two blocks.
The Sixers, who ended a five-game road losing streak in Brooklyn, picked up their first home win (1-15) of the season on Monday versus Cleveland and will also host Atlanta on this short homestand.
Philadelphia dropped a 103-91 decision at Indiana on Oct. 29 in the season opener for both teams. They will meet again Feb. 20 in south Philly and March 1 at Indianapolis.
Indiana has won four in a row against the 76ers, averaging 103.3 ppg in that stretch, and is 10-5 in the previous 15 games in the City of Brotherly Love.
The 76ers haven't lost five in a row in this series since a 10-game drought spanning the 1995-96 - 1998-99 seasons.