(PHILADELPHIA, PA) - The Indiana Pacers tied a season high with their sixth-straight win, knocking off the Philadelphia 76ers 102-97 in Philadelphia.
The game was close throughout with the Pacers leading by two points at the end of the first quarter and by five at halftime. The 76ers came alive in the third quarter as the teams entered the final period tied at 70. Philadelphia led briefly in the fourth, but the Blue-and-Gold would respond, building a nine-point lead with 1:37 left and holding off a late charge by the Sixers.
Danny Granger led Indiana with a game-high 24 points. Roy Hibbert added a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Pacers improve to 40-and-22 and solidify their hold on the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Andre Iguodala led Philly with 23 points with Thaddeus Young scoring 19 and Lou Williams adding 18 as the Sixers lose their third game in a row.
The Pacers close out the regular season with four-straight home games beginning with a Thursday night clash with the Milwaukee Bucks.
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