Sometimes perceptions can be misleading, but if you believe the schedule-makers haven't done the Sixers any favors this season, you'd be correct.

The Sixers' 22 back-to-backs are tied for the league lead with eight other teams. Of those back-to-backs, 16 of the second games (SEGABABA) are on the road. While most teams accumulate a lot of their SEGABABAs on road trips because it lessens the amount of time they spend away from home, that number still is pretty high. Why is this important? Well, because the Sixers' are flat-out bad on SEGABABAs, sporting a 2-10 record thus far.

This trend makes tonight's game against the defense-first Indiana Pacers a rare occasion. Not only are the Sixers rested and at home, they will be playing a team in Indiana on the third leg of the NBA's only back-to-back-to-back this season.