Celestand breaks down the Sixers' loss to Pacers
Spencer Hawes did not dress for the Sixers' game against the Pacers on Saturday because of left knee soreness. (AP)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Spencer Hawes played all 82 games a season ago. He will not be able to duplicate that feat this season.
Hawes, on the heels of hitting a game-tying three-pointer with 1.7 seconds remaining to force OT and help the Sixers rally for a 115-107 win Friday (see story), did not dress against the Pacers because of soreness in his left knee.
Hawes warmed up at Bankers Life Fieldhouse but shortly thereafter, the team announced that he would be sidelined.
Hawes is averaging 16.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists this season.
Lavoy Allen made his first start of the season. The third-year player started 37 games a season ago.
Brett Brown was also without Thaddeus Young, who was not with the team because of personal reasons. It is the third straight game Young has missed. And Tony Wroten, who is usually the first player off the Sixers' bench, was unavailable after leaving Friday’s game with back spasms.
Those three players combine to score 43 points per game.