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Turner leads Pacers past 76ers 101-98

PHILADELPHIA (AP) In a playoff-like atmosphere with their leading scorer struggling, the Indiana Pacers showed they still have what it takes to win on the road.

Myles Turner scored 25 points, including two clutch free throws with 21.5 seconds remaining, and Indiana beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-98 on Tuesday night in a possible Eastern Conference playoff preview.

Thaddeus Young added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the surprising Pacers (40-28), who overcame an off shooting night by Victor Oladipo to win their third straight and improve to a season-high 12 games over .500. They were coming off a 99-97 victory at Boston on Sunday night.

''Great resiliency, great job of being road tough,'' Oladipo said.

Joel Embiid had 29 points and 12 rebounds and Ben Simmons finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the 76ers (36-30), who had won 13 straight home games.

''It's frustrating but we will learn from it and get better,'' Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said.

The Pacers and upstart 76ers could meet in the first round of the playoffs - and the game had some intensity reminiscent of a postseason matchup. Indiana began the day in third in the East, two games in front of sixth-place Philadelphia. The 76ers are aiming for their first postseason berth since 2012.

''We knew it was going to be physical,'' Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. ''It's that time of the season. Everybody was ready.''

The Pacers looked poised to close it out when they had the ball with a three-point lead in the final seconds, but Oladipo committed an offensive foul in Indiana's backcourt. Embiid then had a tying 3-point attempt go off the front of the rim.

The Pacers led throughout the second half, but they had a hard time separating themselves from Philadelphia. A key sequence came with just under four minutes left when Trevor Booker blocked Embiid's short jumper and Oladipo drained a 3-pointer from the right wing to make it 97-89 with 3:18 remaining.

Oladipo, who was averaging 23.8 points coming into the night, finished with 11 points on 4-for-21 shooting, including 1 for 4 from 3-point range.

SABONIS INJURY

The Pacers lost Domantas Sabonis with just under two minutes left in the third quarter when Embiid tumbled into him while trying to grab a rebound. Sabonis limped to the locker room with an ankle injury. McMillan said after the game that X-rays were negative.

PLAYOFF INTENSITY

The game got heated at several moments, including right after Sabonis went down.

Following a Pacers timeout, Embiid appeared to have words with McMillan.

Embiid then picked up a technical with 44.2 seconds left in the period for shoving Lance Stephenson in the back after Stephenson converted a layup.

Earlier, Stephenson took exception to a hard foul by Simmons with 7:53 left in the second quarter, angrily getting up and pointing at Simmons.

EAGLES SIGHTING

Tight end Brent Celek was seated courtside next to former Philadelphia Eagles teammates Brian Westbrook and Freddie Mitchell. Celek was released by the Eagles on Tuesday after 11 seasons with the organization. He received a loud ovation when he was introduced on the videoboard.

TIP-INS

Pacers: Booker, who averaged 4.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 33 games with the 76ers this season before signing with Indiana on March 3, had five points and six rebounds in 17 minutes. ... Indiana has won 14 of its last 17 contests in Philadelphia.

76ers: Brown said before the game that no decision has been made on whether Markelle Fultz would play the remainder of the season. The top pick in the 2017 draft has played just four games due to right shoulder rehabilitation. ... Philadelphia (75) had 20 fewer shot attempts than the Pacers (95). ...The 76ers also had 21 turnovers to Indiana's nine.

UP NEXT

Pacers: Host Toronto on Thursday night.

76ers: At Knicks on Thursday night.

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Key Players
V. Oladipo
4 SG
J. Embiid
21 C
31.2 Min. Per Game 31.2
23.4 Pts. Per Game 23.4
3.2 Ast. Per Game 3.2
10.9 Reb. Per Game 10.9
47.2 Field Goal % 48.6
47.6 Three Point % 48.3
80.4 Free Throw % 76.0
  Full timeout called 0:00
  Team rebound 0:00
  Joel Embiid missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:06
  Offensive foul on Victor Oladipo 0:07
  Offensive foul on Victor Oladipo 0:07
+ 2 Joel Embiid made driving dunk 0:13
+ 1 Myles Turner made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:21
+ 1 Myles Turner made 1st of 2 free throws 0:21
  Personal foul on Robert Covington 0:21
  Defensive rebound by Myles Turner 0:21
  JJ Redick missed jump shot 0:21
Team Stats
Points 101 98
Field Goals 38-95 (40.0%) 35-75 (46.7%)
3-Pointers 5-24 (20.8%) 10-30 (33.3%)
Free Throws 20-25 (80.0%) 18-22 (81.8%)
Total Rebounds 53 53
Offensive 14 7
Defensive 31 41
Team 8 5
Assists 20 24
Steals 13 3
Blocks 2 7
Turnovers 9 21
Fouls 23 25
Technicals 0 2
19 PTS, 10 REB, 2 AST
29 PTS, 12 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Pacers 40-28 33242618101
home team logo 76ers 36-30 2330261998
Team Stats
away team logo Pacers 40-28 100.6 PPG 40 RPG 21.1 APG
home team logo 76ers 36-30 108.8 PPG 49.5 RPG 25.8 APG
Key Players
M. Turner C 12.7 PPG 6.4 RPG 1.3 APG 47.9 FG%
J. Embiid C 22.9 PPG 11.0 RPG 3.2 APG 48.3 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Turner C 25 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
J. Embiid C 29 PTS 12 REB 4 AST
40.0 FG% 46.7
20.8 3PT FG% 33.3
80.0 FT% 81.8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Turner 30 25 6 0 1 0 2 5 9/12 2/4 5/6 2 4 30 +13
T. Young 31 19 10 2 2 0 1 1 7/11 0/1 5/5 5 5 34 +2
C. Joseph 33 13 5 5 3 0 1 1 5/8 1/2 2/2 1 4 30 -1
V. Oladipo 33 11 4 3 2 1 1 4 4/21 1/4 2/3 0 4 23 +14
B. Bogdanovic 25 2 5 3 0 0 1 2 1/11 0/5 0/1 0 5 12 -13
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Turner 30 25 6 0 1 0 2 5 9/12 2/4 5/6 2 4 30 +13
T. Young 31 19 10 2 2 0 1 1 7/11 0/1 5/5 5 5 34 +2
C. Joseph 33 13 5 5 3 0 1 1 5/8 1/2 2/2 1 4 30 -1
V. Oladipo 33 11 4 3 2 1 1 4 4/21 1/4 2/3 0 4 23 +14
B. Bogdanovic 25 2 5 3 0 0 1 2 1/11 0/5 0/1 0 5 12 -13
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Stephenson 18 11 4 3 0 0 2 2 5/10 0/2 1/2 1 3 19 -3
D. Collison 21 10 3 2 1 0 0 2 3/8 0/2 4/5 0 3 18 -4
T. Booker 17 5 6 0 0 0 1 1 2/5 0/2 1/1 3 3 10 -3
D. Sabonis 10 3 0 1 2 0 0 3 1/4 1/1 0/0 0 0 7 0
G. Robinson III 12 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 2 0 7 +16
A. Jefferson 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0/3 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -6
J. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Anigbogu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Leaf - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 101 45 20 13 2 9 23 38/95 5/24 20/25 14 31 192 +15
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Embiid 32 29 12 4 0 3 8 4 11/22 0/5 7/8 2 10 44 +1
D. Saric 32 18 3 3 0 0 5 1 4/11 2/6 8/10 1 2 22 -5
J. Redick 28 16 2 1 0 0 0 1 6/10 4/5 0/0 0 2 20 0
R. Covington 37 10 10 2 0 3 1 5 4/9 2/7 0/1 1 9 26 +15
B. Simmons 30 10 13 10 0 0 2 3 4/10 0/0 2/2 1 12 41 -2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Embiid 32 29 12 4 0 3 8 4 11/22 0/5 7/8 2 10 44 +1
D. Saric 32 18 3 3 0 0 5 1 4/11 2/6 8/10 1 2 22 -5
J. Redick 28 16 2 1 0 0 0 1 6/10 4/5 0/0 0 2 20 0
R. Covington 37 10 10 2 0 3 1 5 4/9 2/7 0/1 1 9 26 +15
B. Simmons 30 10 13 10 0 0 2 3 4/10 0/0 2/2 1 12 41 -2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Belinelli 26 6 2 1 1 1 2 3 2/7 1/5 1/1 1 1 10 -8
E. Ilyasova 20 5 1 1 2 0 2 3 2/3 1/2 0/0 0 1 8 -3
T. McConnell 21 4 3 1 0 0 0 2 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 3 9 -14
A. Johnson 10 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 3 +1
J. Bayless - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Holmes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jackson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Korkmaz - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Luwawu-Cabarrot - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Fultz - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 98 48 24 3 7 21 25 35/75 10/30 18/22 7 41 183 -15