The Pacers outscored the Sixers 21-14 in the third quarter to extend their lead, but the young Philadelphia squad was not ready to call it a night just yet. Opening the fourth quarter on a 17-4 run, the Sixers gained an 85-81 lead. The Pacers would regain the lead and narrowly escape with a 106-98 win, but the Sixers hand given them all they could handle.
Without Hawes, Roy Hibbert proved to be too much for the Sixers in the paint, scoring 27, grabbing 13 rebounds and blocking 6 shots.
Michael Carter-Williams led the way for the Sixers, scoring 29 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and collecting 7 steals. Evan Turner scored 21 and grabbed 11 boards in the game and Daniel Orton added a double-double as well, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
The Sixers, 6-9, will next face the 4-8 Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
By: Kyle Babcock
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