Iguodala Hopes to Face Pacers

Andre Iguodala wouldn't say for sure whether he would suit up for the 76ers in tonight's game against Indiana at the Wells Fargo Center, but it sure seems like he will try to compete.

Iguodala last played on Dec. 26 at Denver and didn't had any basketball activity until Monday's practice.

He is listed as a game-time decision due to Achillies tendinitis, which has kept him out of seven consecutive games and 12 overall. Forward Andres Nocioni is also a game-time decision with a dislocated finger.

After Tuesday's shoot-around at the Wells Fargo Center, Iguodala wasn't saying he felt great, but it appears well enough to try playing.

"It gave me some discomfort the first couple of minutes," he said of his injury while speaking after the shoot-around. "But this is a big game and the guys are focused in on trying to win tonight."

So will he be in the lineup?

"I would like to try to play tonight and help the team win because it's a very important game for us to try to get," Iguodala said. "They are a game ahead of us so it's kind of like two games."

Indiana (14-20) holds the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference, a half game ahead of the Sixers (15-22).

If Iguodala does play, coach Doug Collins said he would put him in the starting lineup while also monitoring his minutes.

- Marc Narducci

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