(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – Joel Embiid fell two assists shy of a triple-double as he and the Philadelphia 76ers crushed the Pacers at home 120-96.
Embiid had 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists while Jimmy Butler led the team with 27 points.
The game was tight at halftime as Philly led 54-48 but they then posted 32 and 34 points in the final two quarters to completely run away with the game.
“From start to finish, they ran their stuff, passed and scored,” Victor Oladipo said. “Their big dogs were big. It should be a wake-up call for us.”
Oladipo had said ahead of the game that he was hoping the Pacers would step up their play when they faced the more elite teams in the league.
Thaddeus Young led the Pacers with 27 points while Victor Oladipo added 15. The Sixers shot 53-percent from both the field and 3-point range, dominated in both rebounds and assists and tied the Pacers in the standings in the process.
Indiana’s five-game homestand continues on Saturday when they host the Dallas Mavericks.