J.J. Reddick spoils Myles Turner’s return with 31 points including 8-12 from 3-pt range, and the 76ers win 121-110 over the Pacers. The game was tied at 110 with just two minutes left before Reddick hit three straight three’s to close out Indiana.
Myles Turner who was returning from a seven-game absence due to a concussion and neck injury finished the game with 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.
It was a game of runs.
Philadelphia opened up an early eight-point first quarter lead. The game turned in the Pacers favor after Joel Embiid got called for a flagrant one foul when he smacked Joe Young in the head.
here’s embiid literally winding up and then smacking joe young across the head pic.twitter.com/n790Wuhqoj— Whitney Medworth (@its_whitney) November 3, 2017
Indiana led 63-56 at halftime. There was some bad news for the Pacers in the second quarter.
T. J. Leaf stays down after taking hard fall while attempting layup. Leaf helped to locker room not putting weight on injured leg.— Clifton Brown (@CliftonGBrown) November 3, 2017
Indiana struggled in the third quarter and was outscored by Philadelphia 36-26. Although Victor Oladipo came to life with 18 points in the quarter. He finished the game with 31 points and 7 assists.
The Pacers were able to take a brief lead in the fourth quarter at 108-107 before things came apart. Domantis Sabonis who finished the night with 14 points and 6 rebounds fouled out with two minutes left.
Other notable players were Thaddeus Young who finished with 15 points and Bojan Bogdanovic who finished with 21 points.
The funniest moment of the night was from Ben Simmons and Embiid.
Trust the Process. pic.twitter.com/dtMbsI637G— Kristaps Wobzingis (@World_Wide_Wob) November 4, 2017
Simmons had his second career triple-double in just nine games with a 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
The Pacers are now 5-4.
They travel to the big apple for their next game on Sunday against Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks. Tip-off from Madison Square Garden is at 7:30.