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For a team that was missing its best player, the Philadelphia 76ers played fairly well. Unfortunately, they didn't play well enough to win.
Paul George led all scorers with 28 points as the Indiana Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-85 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday.
This will tell you everything you need to know about tonight's contest: According to CSNPhilly, the play of the game was a missed second-quarter dunk by Paul George that came thisclose to putting Spencer Hawes on a poster.
It was that kind of night - as our very own Brandon Lee pointed out, the game should have been sponsored by Pepto-Bismol due to a lack of runs.
The entire first half was relatively uneventful with the exception of a wild flurry at the end of the second quarter in which the Sixers scored six points in 3.8 seconds to take a 44-42 lead at the break.
The action heated up after intermission once George realized that he could do whatever he wanted to, whenever he wanted to on offense. "King George" scored 14 of his game-high 28 points in the third quarter as the Sixers simply had no one who could contain him.
Two clutch baskets by Evan Turner late in the fourth cut the deficit to three with 3:51 to go, but 3s by George and Hill sealed the deal for the Pacers.
Turner led the Sixers with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, but his decision making was questionable at times. And while we didn't get to see NICK YOUNG POINT GOD, Swaggy P did finish the game with a season-high five assists.
Full recap to come...