Indiana Pacers Versus Philadelphia 76ers Post Game Grades
The Philadelphia 76ers eighth game of the season resulted in a long overdue overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers by the score of 109-105. Here are the grades of the starters plus sixth man
The Philadelphia 76ers finally break into the win column with a hard fought overtime win in their second meeting with the Indiana Pacers.
The team finally discovered that they CAN win a game, particularly a game in overtime. After the team squandered a lead as regulation time ran out, the expectation of victory diminished. As a matter of fact, the fortunes of this contest ran in the opposite direction from that of Wednesday night’s loss to Indiana in overtime 122-115.
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In tonight’s contest, both teams ended tied up at 100 apiece. But unlike the meeting earlier in the week, the Philadelphia 76ers had their star center Joel Embiid rested and ready for this game.
Both teams exchanged scores, and with just a minute to play, the Pacers sat with the lead 105-104. But Joel Embiid made a driving bank shot and drew a foul to give the 76ers the lead. After sinking the free throw, Pacer Paul George missed a shot. Embiid was fouled on their possession, and sank both free throws to give the 76ers a four point lead with just eight seconds remaining in overtime. That lead held up to become the final score.
C, Philadelphia 76ers
He deserves all the accolades and praise he has received. He is emerging as a true NBA star
PG, Philadelphia 76ers
C/PF, Philadelphia 76ers
F, Philadelphia 76ers
SF, Philadelphia 76ers
SG, Philadelphia 76ers
PF, Philadelphia 76ers
In the end, it was the first victory of the 2016-2017 season for the Philadelphia 76ers. With the team finally breaking through to the win column, this likely will happen again this season.