Pacers Links: Pacers 12-1 after closing out win against Sixers

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The Sixers kept fighting for 48 minutes, forcing the Pacers to make plays at both ends of the floor to earn their 12th win of the season.

A few observations from the Fieldhouse following the Pacers 12th win of the season over the Sixers:

- Roy Hibbert's big numbers with 27 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks further backed up Paul George's claim a couple of weeks ago. When the Big Dawg plays like that, the Pacers have a 100 percent probability of winning.

- If scoring the effort from both teams, the Pacers didn't necessarily deserve to win the game, yet despite the tight score in the fourth quarter, I never felt the Pacers would let this winning opportunity slip away. After hearing a few players talk after the game, they seemed to feel the same way.When the situation demands it they know what to do.

- The Sixers may be better off losing more games than they win this season but there are some positives to pull from this season, regardless of the final record. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams was back in the groove with 29 points and 7 steals making the game look quite easy for such a young player. Also, coach Brett Brown and his staff were coaching their guts out with nine available players and kept their squad fighting to the final buzzer. Quite impressive.

- Lance Stephenson had another efficient offensive night with 18 points on 8 of 11 shots. Only one of those shots were from behind the arc. That was one more than he shot on Friday in Boston.

- The Pacers current situation is allowing Frank Vogel to tinker with lineups off the bench. He told Ian Mahinmi before the game that the reserve center would not play against Philly. Vogel wanted to have David West and Luis Scola spend some time on the court together. Mahinmi will be back in the rotation on Monday against the big front court for Minnesota.

Check out the links:

76ers at Pacers - Box score

Game Rewind: Pacers 106, 76ers 98 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers Confident, But Calm | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers subdue Sixers 106-98 - Indy Star

Pacers beat short-handed 76ers 106-98 - AP

Depleted Sixers give Pacers a battle - philly.com

Shorthanded Sixers drop physical bout vs. Pacers | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Hibbert comes up big as Pacers stop Sixers - 1070 The Fan

Escaping the Schedule Loss | 8 Points, 9 Seconds

Game Recap: Drawing Positives From the Sixers Loss to the Pacers - Liberty Ballers

George, Hibbert weigh in on Derrick Rose injury - Indy Sports Legends

Woj: Derrick Rose's latest knee injury threatens to unravel Bulls - Yahoo Sports

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