Joel Embiid had 45 factors and also 13 rebounds, and also the Philly 76ers made a franchise-record 17 3-pointers in the initial fifty percent of a 131-122 success over the Indiana Pacers that relocated them right into a connection with Boston atop the Atlantic Department
INDIANAPOLIS– Joel Embiid had 45 factors and also 13 rebounds, and also the Philly 76ers made a franchise-record 17 3-pointers in the initial fifty percent of a 131-122 success over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday evening that relocated them right into a connection with Boston atop the Atlantic Department.
Embiid banked in a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer and also fired 18 for 30 total while relocating right into the NBA racking up lead with 30.4 factors per video game. He had 27 factors and also 7 rebounds in the initial fifty percent, aiding Philly take control with a 49-point 2nd quarter that brought about an 82-59 halftime lead.
Friend Hield racked up 25 factors and also Tyrese Haliburton had 21 factors, 8 rebounds and also 5 aids for Indiana, which has actually shed a season-worst 8 straight.
The 76ers, on the other hand, remained to construct energy for a playoff press that starts following week– and also possibly Embiid’s pitch as organization MVP.
And also they not did anything to let down Tuesday.
Tyrese Maxey made a career-high 8 fives, 7 in the initial fifty percent, and also had 30 factors for the 76ers. James Harden had 11 factors and also 14 aids.
The Pacers never ever totally recuperated from the Sixers’ scorching begin, though they did reduce the shortage to 111-106 with 9:19 delegated play. Philly responded to with a 10-3 run to place it away.
76ers: Embiid uploaded his 12th video game this period with 40 or even more factors and also a minimum of 10 rebounds, one of the most in one period considering that Russell Westbrook did it 12 times in 2016-17. … DeAndre Jordan was expelled for an ostentatious nasty with 9:19 left in the video game. … Philly shed its only previous conference this period versus Indiana. Both groups satisfy for the last and also 3rd time this period Saturday.
Pacers: Indiana completed this period with a 16-25 document in your home, its 2nd straight below -.500 mark after 31 straight periods of publishing winning documents in your home. … Follower favored Lance Stephenson had 10 factors in what can be his last house video game in Indy. …
Pacers safeguard T.J. McConnell went back to activity Tuesday, noting his opening night in a video game considering that Dec. 1. McConnell missed out on 54 video games with tendon damages in his best wrist and also made it back versus his previous group.
” He intends to play, he intends to return, he intends to obtain that feeling and also what it resembles having fun with his colleagues prior to the summertime,” Pacers trainer Rick Carlisle claimed. “He’s functioned truly tough and also I believe it took him longer than anticipated.”
76ers: Browse Through Toronto on Thursday prior to liquidating the routine period with 2 house video games.
Pacers: Head to Philly on Saturday.
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