Even when they were out of it, the Sixers showed heart and still put a fight in the final seconds. When they were down by 9 with less than :30 seconds remaining, Thompson and Carter-Williams kept up their defense and forced a jump-ball. Even though it didn't make a difference, it shows that these youngin's want to win.
Thad Young once again led the rag-tag Sixers squad with 23 points and 5 rebounds. MCW added 15 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Hollis Thompson had a hot shooting night, hitting all four of his long-range attempts for 17 points. Wroten, starting for the injured James Anderson, also finished with 17 points. Philadelphia had no help from their reserves with only 9 bench points. Despite having the worst defense in the league, the 76ers held Indiana to only 38% shooting.
Lance Stephenson led the Pacers with 25 points and George finished just behind him with 24. George hit 15 of 16 from the foul line and grabbed 8 rebounds. Evan Turner turned in another underwhelming performance against his former, scoring only 4 points but secured 7 rebounds.
The Sixers will defend their homecourt against the Joakim Noah and the Bulls on Wednesday.
By: Matt Ryan