Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The heavy-legged Indiana Pacers, led by
Roy Hibbert's 16 points and 13 rebounds, displayed their defensive prowess in
downing the Philadelphia 76ers, 88-69, for their third win in as many days.
Playing the final test in the NBA's only back-to-back-to-back this season, the
Pacers held Philadelphia to 36 percent shooting in rolling to their fifth
consecutive victory, including a rescheduled Central-Division clash with the
Bulls on Monday and a double-digit win over the Hawks on Tuesday.
George Hill, Paul George and David West all chipped in 15 points for the
The already-ailing Sixers fell to 4-2 on their eight-game homestand and
received more dire news Wednesday as it is being reported starting guard Jason
Richardson will need to undergo season-ending surgery on his knee. On Monday,
the club's second-leading scorer and top rebounder, Thaddeus Young, suffered a
grade one left hamstring strain and will miss the next three weeks.
Rookie Arnett Moultrie saw more playing time as a result and netted 12 points
to follow up Jrue Holiday's team-high 17-point effort in the club's lowest
scoring outing of season.
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