Historically speaking, the Philadelphia 76ers hold a commanding advantage over the Indiana Pacers. In the 193 regular season contests between the teams, the 76ers boast a 109-84 record.
The rivalry dates back to 1976 when the Pacers joined the NBA as a result of the ABA-NBA merger. That year, George McGinnis, who had previously played for Indiana in the ABA, was named All-NBA First Team in his debut season with the Sixers. In his three seasons with the team, he was selected to two NBA All-Star games and was joined on the roster by other ABA alumni, Julius Erving and Caldwell Jones. In 1977, he averaged 14.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game in the playoffs, helping to lead the 76ers to an Eastern Conference Championship.
McGinnis is one of six Hall of Fame players, others including Alex English, Reggie Miller, and Chris Mullin, who played multiple seasons for the Pacers, contributing to the history between these two teams.
Now, the two clubs meet at least once each season in South Philadelphia. Get your tickets from Ticketmaster today!