Philly finishes strong on a record breaking night

The Philadelphia 76ers faced off against the Indiana Pacers winning this game, 131-122. The Pacers have been eliminated from playoff contention in the past week, and Philly has been fighting to move up the eastern conference standings to get a better matchup in this years playoffs.


What started out in the first quarter as a close game, fell apart for the Pacers in the 3rd quarter. The Sixers' starting lineup combined for a total of 103 points and their bench combine for 28.


The Sixers bench have been through their recent struggles lately but the team has found their spot and looked great during the action. Tyrese Maxey scored a career high 8 three's, and the Sixers put up a franchise high 23 three pointers in one game.


The spotlight of the action was Joel Embiid who finished with 45/13/2 on 60% shooting and 66% beyond the arc. Embiid continues to show the world why he deserves to raise the MVP trophy at the end of the regular season.


Deandre Jordan was ejected in the 4th quarter with 9:30 to go. He was ejected for a flagrant 2, and forced Embiid back into the game earlier then he is used to. Jordan continues to struggle with the bench unit, and Philadelphia was happy to see Jordan removed from the game because Indiana was going on a run with Embiid on the bench. Philadelphia continues to see struggles from the backup center spot if it's either Jordan or Millsap. Fans were looking to see Charles Bassey or Paul Reed get some minutes but unfortunately it is doubtful to happen at that point.


The Haliburton/Hield duo looked fantastic yesterday, combining for 46 points. The Pacers have a bright future with that backcourt and Myles Turner coming back next season.


The 76ers seemed to struggle in the start of the 4th quarter as the Sixers' reserves allowed the Pacers to go on a run, but when Joel Embiid entered the game, all of the problems seemed to have resolved.


The 76ers find themselves at the 4th seed, and if the season ended today they would be playing the Toronto Raptors in a 1st round playoff series.


Tune in on Thursday as the 76ers travel to Toronto to take on the Raptors at 7PM.



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