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Philadelphia stages major comeback in win over Pacers

76ers down by 20 points in third quarter, win by 9
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Posted at 10:25 PM, Jan 31, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The Philadelphia 76ers must feel pretty good about themselves, following a 119-110 win over the Pacers Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Without their top player, Joel Embiid, the Sixers rallied from a 20 point deficit late in the third quarter. Over the final 14 minutes of the game, Philadelphia had a 44-15 advantage over Indiana. Employing a zone defense, the Sixers held the Pacers to 15 points in the final period.

Without Embiid, who is the NBA's fourth-best scorer at 27 points per-game, other players stepped up for the Sixers. Tobias Harris had 27 points and Ben Simmons finished with 21.

Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers with 25 points and Domantas Sabonis had 21.

Philadelphia has won six of its last seven games and remains atop the East Conference with a 15-6 record. The Pacers have dropped two straight games and are 11-9.