The Pacers have had a tough stretch of losses lately, but the record is misleading. Of the 7 consecutive losses they’ve just recorded, 5 were within single digits. And they have played some tough teams in that stretch, including the Celtics, Nuggets, Raptors and Grizzlies. The 76ers have been far from consistent lately and have a tendency to blow leads, or at least let them shrink. The Pacers don’t seem likely to win but they are playing with more energy than most with their record would. Philly will be playing their 3 rd game in 4 days, on the road, look for the Pacers to sneak a close game on them.