Pacers hold Sixers to 69 pointsPosted by Inside Hoops
Weary or not, the Indiana Pacers found the energy to beat the Philadelphia 76ers.
Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Pacers to an 88-69 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
The Central Division-leading Pacers won their third game in three nights. Paul George, George Hill and David West each scored 15 for the Pacers, the only team to play back-to-back-to-back games this season.
“We got in here before the game and we just looked each other in the eyes, and I knew it,” George said of a team meeting. “I knew we had to go out, fight for each other, rely on each other and do everything possible to get a win.”
Indiana has won five in a row overall to move a season-best 12 games above .500. The Pacers snapped a three-game road losing streak and won for just the third time in 10 games away from home.
“We got ourselves up for this one in the locker room before the game,” West said. “We had to. A lot of guys didn’t have a lot out there physically, and we had to lean on each other. But we did that, we relied on defense, and slowing the game down, and we got it done.”
Jrue Holiday had 17 points for the Sixers, who saw their season-best three-game winning streak end.
Rookie Arnett Moultrie had a season-high 12 points and Lavoy Allen added 12.
– Reported by Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press