Turner leads balanced attack as Pacers edge 76ers

Turner leads balanced attack as Pacers edge 76ers

After picking up two impressive victories in Boston and Philadelphia, Indiana will return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday to host the East-leading Toronto Raptors at 7:00 PM ET.

Oladipo appears back in form after totaling 44 points in his last two games on 17-of-29 shooting.

Once again, IN took command.

The Sixers cut the Pacers lead down to five after Redick hit a three and a Marco Belinelli completed a three-point play.

The Pacers led throughout the second half, but they had a hard time separating themselves from Philadelphia.

The Sixers stayed down by roughly the same margin for the second quarter up until Ben Simmons returned to the floor. The Sixers closed out the night with 25 fouls.

The Pacers and Sixers traded barbs for the remainder of the quarter and IN led 57-53 going into halftime. The Sixers went into the night averaging the third-most fouls per game of any team in the league at 22.3. Saric scored nine of his 11 in the second quarter. Oladipo ended up with 27 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block and 2 threes with 4 turnovers in 35 minutes.

Philadelphia eventually tied the game at 71 on Dario Šarić's 3-pointer with 5:31 remaining in the third quarter, but Thaddeus Young took over from there.

IN responded from there and took a 83-79 lead at the end of the third.

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IN is 24-2 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while Philadelphia is 16-0.

The Sixers managed to build some momentum after Joel Embiid rolled toward the baseline and steamrolled his way in for a huge dunk that made it a 92-89 game with just over four minutes to play.

The Jazz had six players score in double figures. Before the shot Oladipo was 3-for-18 from the field. The Pacers knocked down 21 of their 25 free throws (84.0 percent) and had a better turnover percentage (12.6 vs. 15.6).

Simmons recorded his seventh triple-double of the season on Tuesday, tying Magic Johnson for the second-most triple-doubles by a rookie in National Basketball Association history. Simmons tied Magic Johnson for the second-most triple-doubles by a rookie in NBA History.

The Pacers' average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.6, up from 1.6 for the season. Myles Turner caused a whole litany of problems for the Sixers Tuesday night. In that time, their win-loss record is 5-3 with an average point differential of 1.1.

The loss snaps the Sixers 14-game winning streak at Wells Fargo Center and 11-game winning streak.

The biggest reason the Sixers lost was the 21 turnovers they committed.

Myles Turned led the Pacers with 25 points. Thaddeus Young added a 19 point and 10 rebound double-double as IN won the season series against Philly, which could play a big role come playoff time. Victor Oladipo and Lance Stephenson scored 11 points each and Darren Collison had 10. The 76ers rank 29th in steals allowed per game (8.8). Robert Covington also registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. With 11 points and 13 rebounds, Philadelphia's Ersan Ilyasova put together a good outing.

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