Andre Iguodala stars as Philadelphia 76ers down Indiana Pacers 96-86 - NBA Recap

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Andre Iguodala stars as Philadelphia 76ers down Indiana Pacers 96-86 - NBA Recap
Despite possessing a talented roster, Philadelphia 76ers haven’t had much success in the NBA for over a decade now. It has been 11 years since Philadelphia 76ers last won a conference title and 29 years since they won their last
championship title.
However, the way they are going this season under the new owner Joshua Harris, it looks like they will be a big championship threat.
On Monday night, they continued their good form and collected their sixth win by overpowering Danny Granger less Indiana Pacers 96-86, to augment their record to 6-2. Granger was out due to food poisoning
Andre Iguodala led the 76ers with 20 points, 9 boards and 5 assists. Spencer Hawes and Jrue Holiday both netted 12 each; Louis Williams had 13 points 6 assists off the bench; Thaddeus Young drained 12 and pulled down 8 boards while
Nikola Vucevic accumulated 11 along with 8 rebounds as well.
"Their game plan was to dominate our second group," Williams said. "We kind of took offense to that. I think we came out a little juiced up more than other games. We sustained leads and created some separation."
Shooting was the main difference between both the teams tonight. The 76ers were more accurate and outclassed the Pacers (50% - 36.6%).
Roy Hibbert led the Pacers with 19 points on 7 for 12 from the floor and 8 rebounds while David West had a double-double (15 points, 11 boards). Paul George added 13 but struggled with the shooting throughout (4-for-16 from the
floor) whereas Dahntay Jones finished with 12 points.
The game started at a rapid pace with both teams showing up a good attack and by the end of the first half, the 76ers were ahead by 5 points 45-40. Pacers put up a good fight in the starting minutes of the third quarter and managed
to get as close as 51-54 early.
However, the 76ers changed gears and rattled a game deciding 12-1 spurt, capped by Iguodala’s jump shot, to boost the lead to double digits 66-52. The 14 point deficit proved too much for Pacers as they never managed to eliminate
it until the end and lost the game with 10 points.



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