After falling behind early in the first half, the 76ers would never recover. Final Score: 106-95
With an opening at the starting point guard spot, Tim Frazier, who just signed a second 10-day contract, stepped in for another start. Frazier finished with 13 points and 7 assists.
Indiana took control of the game early and held a 58-40 lead at halftime. The Sixers were outscored in every quarter except the 4th but at that point it was too little too late.
Nerlens Noel had a fantastic performance, recording a near-triple-double with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 9 blocks (5 in the first quarter alone). The 9 rejections set a Wells Fargo Center record for blocks in a game. The rookie also added 4 steals.
Philly shot a lowly 40.5% while Indiana connected on 48% of their shots. The 76ers also struggled from the line missing 10 of their 29 attempts.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Jerami Grant put up 16 points each. Mbah a Moute also added 10 boards. Newly acquired Javale McGee only played 11 minutes but had the highlight of the night with a monster dunk (he really threw the ball through the hoop, not sure if it counts as dunk). This resulted in McGee's only points.
Rodney Stuckey led the Pacers with 30 points in reserve. CJ Miles recorded 17 points and Scola added 16 points off the bench. David West and Roy Hibbert had relatively quiet nights, each scoring 8 points and securing 7 rebounds.
The Sixers will travel to Orlando to play the Magic(18-39) on Sunday.
By: Matt Ryan