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Pacers spoil Embiid's 40-point night, beat Sixers 113-101

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bojan Bogdanovic excitedly slammed the ball to the floor as the final second ticked off and a stunned crowd headed for the exits.

For the entire night, 76ers center Joel Embiid electrified Philadelphia fans with one of the best individual performances of the season. In the end, it was the Indiana Pacers who made the most emphatic statement.

Thaddeus Young had a season-high 26 points and 10 rebounds against his former team, Bogdanovic added 18 points, and the Pacers overcame Embiid's 40-point night to beat the 76ers 113-101 on Friday in a matchup of Eastern Conference contenders.

''This was a team win,'' Pacers coach Nate McMillan said.

Embiid also had 21 rebounds, becoming the first Sixers player with at least 30 points and 20 rebounds in a game since Charles Barkley on Dec. 7, 1990. Embiid is the first player in the NBA this season with a 40-point, 20-rebound game.

''It wasn't enough,'' Embiid said. ''Next time I've gotta get 50 and 25, I guess. It doesn't matter what I had. At the end of the day, we didn't come up with the win.''

JJ Redick added 22 points and Ben Simmons had 18 for the Sixers (19-11), who dropped their second straight at home after starting the season 14-1 in their own building. Both losses came without four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler, who's been out with a strained groin.

Victor Oladipo played in his second consecutive game after missing 11 in a row with a knee injury and had 14 points and nine assists for Indiana (19-10), including a few clutch jumpers in the fourth quarter.

Domantas Sabonis had 14 points and 16 rebounds off the bench, and the Pacers won their sixth straight to pass the Sixers in the standings.

''It was good to see him make those plays down the stretch,'' McMillan said of Oladipo. ''That was one thing we really missed when he was out - he's kind of the closer for us.''

Fueled by consecutive 3-pointers from Bogdanovic, the Pacers erased a 10-point halftime deficit to take an 80-77 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Bogdanovic's 3 with 3:46 left stretched Indiana's lead to 102-92.

Facing the league's second-best defense, the Sixers jumped out to a 12-2 lead and scored 34 points in the first quarter. After the Pacers went on a 12-0 run to tie it at 38, Embiid exploded for 14 points in the final five minutes of the second quarter, including an acrobatic reverse layup while getting fouled, to put Philadelphia ahead 59-49 at the half.

''M-V-P'' chants rang out during the surge for Embiid, who had 28 points and 14 rebounds in the first half. The 7-foot-2 center has posted at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in consecutive first halves, becoming the only player in the NBA with multiple 20-10 first halves this season.

The Pacers adjusted with more double-teams to slow him down a bit after the break.

''I did feel like he fatigued,'' Sixers coach Brett Brown said. ''And I give some of that credit to Indiana because of how physical they were in the second half.''

TIP-INS

Pacers: Cory Joseph had 14 points off the bench. ... The Pacers avenged a November loss to the Sixers in a game in which Oladipo scored a season-high 36 points.

76ers: Brown said before the game that Butler will likely return soon, perhaps for the team's next game Sunday. ... Mike Muscala (upper respiratory infection) was back after missing Wednesday's game but shot just 1 for 8 from the field.

ALL ABOUT RESILIENCE

When asked the defining trait of Indiana's six-game winning streak, Young pointed to the team's resilience.

''We continue to fight, continue to be there one another,'' said Young, a 12-year NBA veteran who spent the first seven years of his career in Philadelphia. ''I think the unity in this locker room is like no other.''

NOT LOOKING AHEAD

Although the Sixers and Pacers are two of the top teams in the East, both downplayed the significance of the result in terms of being a potential playoff showcase.

''We ain't worried about putting anyone on notice,'' McMillan said.

''We're not on red alert,'' Embiid said.

UP NEXT

Pacers: Host New York on Sunday.

76ers: At Cleveland on Sunday.

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Key Players
V. Oladipo
4 SG
J. Embiid
21 C
34.4 Min. Per Game 34.4
26.5 Pts. Per Game 26.5
3.6 Ast. Per Game 3.6
13.3 Reb. Per Game 13.3
43.4 Field Goal % 47.1
43.8 Three Point % 46.3
72.2 Free Throw % 79.4
  Defensive rebound by Bojan Bogdanovic 0:09
  Mike Muscala missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:12
  Defensive rebound by Landry Shamet 0:15
  Victor Oladipo missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Wilson Chandler 0:19
  Personal foul on Joel Embiid 0:38
+ 2 Ben Simmons made driving dunk, assist by JJ Redick 0:39
+ 3 Cory Joseph made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Victor Oladipo 0:45
  Bad pass turnover on Ben Simmons, stolen by Victor Oladipo 1:01
+ 2 Thaddeus Young made layup, assist by Victor Oladipo 1:03
  Out of bounds turnover on Joel Embiid 1:25
+ 2 Thaddeus Young made layup, assist by Victor Oladipo 1:38
Team Stats
Points 113 101
Field Goals 42-95 (44.2%) 36-88 (40.9%)
3-Pointers 8-20 (40.0%) 9-36 (25.0%)
Free Throws 21-24 (87.5%) 20-27 (74.1%)
Total Rebounds 57 58
Offensive 11 17
Defensive 36 32
Team 10 9
Assists 33 17
Steals 7 5
Blocks 2 5
Turnovers 7 16
Fouls 22 21
Technicals 0 2
26 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST
40 PTS, 21 REB, 3 AST
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away team logo Pacers 19-10 24253133113
home team logo 76ers 19-11 34251824101
Team Stats
away team logo Pacers 19-10 109.0 PPG 43.7 RPG 25.9 APG
home team logo 76ers 19-11 115.4 PPG 47.5 RPG 27.2 APG
Key Players
T. Young SF 12.5 PPG 6.0 RPG 1.7 APG 53.3 FG%
J. Embiid C 27.0 PPG 13.3 RPG 3.4 APG 48.8 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Young SF 26 PTS 10 REB 5 AST
J. Embiid C 40 PTS 21 REB 3 AST
44.2 FG% 40.9
40.0 3PT FG% 25.0
87.5 FT% 74.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 26 10 5 9/19 0/2 8/9 1 39 0 1 0 6 4 +9 47
B. Bogdanovic 18 5 2 7/13 3/5 1/1 3 34 0 0 1 0 5 +7 26
V. Oladipo 14 1 9 5/16 0/2 4/4 2 31 3 0 1 0 1 +2 35
D. Collison 8 2 10 3/4 1/2 1/2 2 25 1 0 2 0 2 -4 29
M. Turner 8 5 0 3/6 2/2 0/0 5 16 0 1 0 0 5 -6 14
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 26 10 5 9/19 0/2 8/9 1 39 0 1 0 6 4 +9 47
B. Bogdanovic 18 5 2 7/13 3/5 1/1 3 34 0 0 1 0 5 +7 26
V. Oladipo 14 1 9 5/16 0/2 4/4 2 31 3 0 1 0 1 +2 35
D. Collison 8 2 10 3/4 1/2 1/2 2 25 1 0 2 0 2 -4 29
M. Turner 8 5 0 3/6 2/2 0/0 5 16 0 1 0 0 5 -6 14
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Joseph 14 3 4 6/9 2/3 0/0 1 25 1 0 1 0 3 +22 25
D. Sabonis 14 16 2 7/14 0/0 0/0 3 30 0 0 0 5 11 +21 34
T. Evans 9 4 0 2/11 0/1 5/6 3 18 2 0 2 0 4 +3 13
D. McDermott 2 1 1 0/3 0/3 2/2 1 16 0 0 0 0 1 +6 5
K. O'Quinn 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Reed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Holiday - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Anigbogu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Leaf - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 113 47 33 42/95 8/20 21/24 22 235 7 2 7 11 36 +60 228
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Embiid 40 21 3 13/22 1/6 13/16 4 34 1 1 6 8 13 -4 63
J. Redick 22 0 3 8/19 4/12 2/2 2 34 0 1 1 0 0 -13 28
B. Simmons 18 9 4 7/15 0/0 4/8 3 37 2 1 3 2 7 -13 35
F. Korkmaz 6 2 0 2/10 2/7 0/0 4 29 0 0 2 0 2 -16 6
W. Chandler 0 5 1 0/4 0/3 0/0 4 30 0 1 1 2 3 0 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Embiid 40 21 3 13/22 1/6 13/16 4 34 1 1 6 8 13 -4 63
J. Redick 22 0 3 8/19 4/12 2/2 2 34 0 1 1 0 0 -13 28
B. Simmons 18 9 4 7/15 0/0 4/8 3 37 2 1 3 2 7 -13 35
F. Korkmaz 6 2 0 2/10 2/7 0/0 4 29 0 0 2 0 2 -16 6
W. Chandler 0 5 1 0/4 0/3 0/0 4 30 0 1 1 2 3 0 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
L. Shamet 7 5 1 2/3 2/2 1/1 2 24 0 0 0 1 4 0 14
T. McConnell 6 3 5 3/7 0/0 0/0 1 29 2 1 2 2 1 -4 20
M. Muscala 2 3 0 1/8 0/6 0/0 1 16 0 0 1 2 1 -8 4
S. Milton 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 -2 1
J. Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bolden - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Fultz - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Patton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 101 49 17 36/88 9/36 20/27 21 236 5 5 16 17 32 -60 178