After falling behind 10-0, the Indiana Pacers struggled to keep pace against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half. They trailed by that same 10 points as Philly held the Pacers at arm’s length behind a 28 point, 14 rebounding first half from Joel Embiid. Out of the half, however, the Pacers clamped down on the Sixers big man and surged back, outscoring Philadelphia 31-18 in the third quarter and extending that in the fourth to win by 12.
The Pacers outscored Philly 64-42 in the second half, led by Thaddeus Young, who led the Pacers not only in scoring with 26 points, but made all the hustle plays to help guide Indiana to the comeback victory. The second unit helped keep Indiana alive in the first half, led by Domantas Sabonis with 14 points and 16 rebounds.
Bojan Bogdanovic was one of five double figure scorers with 18. Victor Oladipo showed rust, but scored late as part of his 14. Cory Joseph also stepped up with 14 points. Darren Collison nearly reached a double double of his own with eight points and 10 rebounds.
Indiana extends their winning streak to six games, moving to third in the East. They’ll return home to host the New York Knicks on Sunday.