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Warren's big night, late block help Pacers rally past 76ers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When the Indiana Pacers were struggling offensively Monday, T.J. Warren bailed them out.

He did it defensively, too.

Warren blocked a potential go-ahead 3-pointer with 29 seconds left, and the Pacers scored the final seven points for a 101-95 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

''Defensively, I've been more confident on that end,'' Warren said. ''I just made the big play when I could and the result was a win.''

Indiana has now beaten the 76ers twice in 14 days and holds the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference standings, a half-game ahead of Philadelphia.

And yet in a game Malcolm Brogdon finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis both produced double-doubles, it was Warren's energy, ability to get to the rim and a critical defensive play that proved the difference.

''I think we just locked in on the defensive end,'' Turner said. ''I think that was really the story of the night.''

It wasn't anything like Indiana's 115-97 rout on New Year's Eve.

This time, just about everyone on both teams struggled through three dreadful quarters.

Warren and Ben Simmons were the exceptions.

While Simmons finished the first half 9 of 11 from the field and staked the 76ers to a 49-40 halftime lead, Warren made just enough shots to keep the Pacers close.

It looked like that might change when the 76ers ran out to a 63-52 lead midway through the third quarter.

But Turner led the Pacers back with a 15-4 spurt to tie the score.

Josh Richardson started to swing the game with a 17-point, fourth-quarter flurry that included two free throws to give the 76ers a 92-89 lead with 3:36 left. Instead, his 3 to make it 95-94 with 2:02 to go accounted for the only Philadelphia points the rest of the game.

Turner made two free throws with 1:14 to go to give Indiana the lead, Warren kept it intact by blocking Tobias Harris' 3 and the Pacers closed it out at the free throw line.

Simmons had 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Richardson finished with 23 points as Philadelphia fell to 1-2 since losing Joel Embiid with an injured finger on his left hand.

''We just have to make more open looks,'' Harris said. ''I think, all around, we haven't shot it well from 3 so we've got to stick with it. At the same time, we've make more of the shots we're getting.''

TIP-INS

76ers: Simmons recorded his 21st double-double of the season. ... Harris had 15 points and 10 rebounds, his sixth double-double. ... Al Horford had 10 points and eight rebounds. ... Philadelphia fell to 1-2 in the season series. ... Richardson is 21 of 23 on free throws in his last four games. ... The 76ers had a 50-32 scoring advantage in the paint.

Pacers: Turner and Justin Holiday each had 14 points. Turner also had 10 rebounds. ... Warren had his fourth 20-point game of the season. ... Brogdon returned after missing eight of the previous nine games with a sore lower back and strep throat. ... Sabonis returned after missing one game with a sore left knee. Sabonis had 10 points and 16 rebounds. ... Brogdon and Sabonis were a combined 8 of 27 from the field.

BIG DIFFERENCE

There's no question the 76ers are a different team without Embiid.

So coach Brett Brown is willing to take the challenge head on. Last week, he tried All-Star point guard Simmons in the post. On Monday, he canceled the pregame shootaround so they could contemplate more thoroughly what they needed to do to beat the Pacers on the road.

''We're still figuring some stuff out, like what's life like without Joel,'' Brown said. ''We miss him terribly but when we do absorb him back into the mix, I hope we have some momentum built up.''

QUOTABLE

76ers: ''I think we had great energy to start then we started fouling too much,'' Simmons said. ''Too many guys were getting open, hot guys who were knocking down shots.''

Pacers: ''There was definitely rust,'' Brogdon said. ''But I've got really patient teammates that continue to feed me, continue to trust me even though I'm not shooting a good percentage.''

UP NEXT

76ers: Host Brooklyn on Wednesday in the first of two straight home games.

Pacers: Make their annual trip to Minnesota on Wednesday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:44 +2 Al Horford made turnaround jump shot, assist by Mike Scott 2-0
11:21   Jeremy Lamb missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:18   Defensive rebound by Mike Scott  
11:14   Tobias Harris missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Myles Turner  
11:11   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Lamb  
11:06   T.J. Warren missed reverse layup  
11:03   Defensive rebound by Josh Richardson  
10:45   Ben Simmons missed turnaround jump shot  
10:42   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
10:20   Domantas Sabonis missed jump shot  
10:18   Defensive rebound by Al Horford  
10:06 +2 Ben Simmons made alley-oop shot, assist by Al Horford 4-0
9:54   Jeremy Lamb missed jump shot  
9:51   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
9:44   Mike Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:39   Offensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
9:39 +2 Ben Simmons made dunk 6-0
9:26   Malcolm Brogdon missed jump shot  
9:23   IND team rebound  
9:16   Jeremy Lamb missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:13   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
9:07   Al Horford missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:04   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
8:50   Domantas Sabonis missed jump shot  
8:46   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
8:35   Tobias Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:32   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
8:22 +2 T.J. Warren made driving dunk, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 6-2
8:04 +2 Tobias Harris made fade-away jump shot 8-2
7:38   Domantas Sabonis missed jump shot  
7:35   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
7:15   Josh Richardson missed jump shot, blocked by T.J. Warren  
7:12   Offensive rebound by Al Horford  
7:11   Al Horford missed jump shot  
7:11   PHI team rebound  
7:06   Mike Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:03   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Lamb  
6:52 +3 Malcolm Brogdon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeremy Lamb 8-5
6:32 +3 Mike Scott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Richardson 11-5
6:16 +2 Myles Turner made turnaround jump shot 11-7
5:53   Al Horford missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:51   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
5:44   Malcolm Brogdon missed finger-roll layup  
5:43   Offensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
5:43   Shooting foul on Mike Scott  
5:43 +1 Domantas Sabonis made 1st of 2 free throws 11-8
5:43   Domantas Sabonis missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:41   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
5:29   Tobias Harris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:26   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
5:09 +2 T.J. Warren made fade-away jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 11-10
4:47   Matisse Thybulle missed jump shot  
4:44   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
4:34   Malcolm Brogdon missed layup  
4:32   Defensive rebound by Al Horford  
4:22   Al Horford missed layup  
4:20   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
4:08   Bad pass turnover on Myles Turner, stolen by Tobias Harris  
4:03 +2 Ben Simmons made finger-roll layup, assist by Tobias Harris 13-10
3:49   Malcolm Brogdon missed jump shot  
3:47   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
3:37 +2 Tobias Harris made driving dunk, assist by Ben Simmons 15-10
3:22 +2 Myles Turner made dunk, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 15-12
3:00 +2 Ben Simmons made floating jump shot 17-12
2:44 +2 Jeremy Lamb made floating jump shot 17-14
2:25   Furkan Korkmaz missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:23   Defensive rebound by T.J. Warren  
2:10   Malcolm Brogdon missed jump shot  
2:08   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
1:55   Tobias Harris missed floating jump shot, blocked by Myles Turner  
1:52   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
1:47 +2 T.J. Warren made reverse layup, assist by Domantas Sabonis 17-16
1:33 +2 Norvel Pelle made turnaround jump shot, assist by Josh Richardson 19-16
1:15 +2 T.J. Warren made floating jump shot, assist by Goga Bitadze 19-18
0:53   Shooting foul on Justin Holiday  
0:53 +1 Mike Scott made 1st of 2 free throws 20-18
0:53 +1 Mike Scott made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-18
0:41 +2 Goga Bitadze made jump shot, assist by Aaron Holiday 21-20
0:27 +2 Josh Richardson made jump shot 23-20
0:08 +2 T.J. McConnell made jump shot 23-22
0:01   Josh Richardson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:01   PHI team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:48 +3 Justin Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by T.J. McConnell 23-25
11:30   Norvel Pelle missed alley-oop shot  
11:27   Offensive rebound by Norvel Pelle  
11:27   Norvel Pelle missed dunk  
11:26   Defensive rebound by T.J. McConnell  
11:20   Justin Holiday missed layup  
11:18   Defensive rebound by Mike Scott  
11:12   Trey Burke missed floating jump shot  
11:09   Offensive rebound by Norvel Pelle  
11:09   Norvel Pelle missed dunk  
11:08   Defensive rebound by Doug McDermott  
11:02   Aaron Holiday missed floating jump shot  
11:00   Defensive rebound by Mike Scott  
10:54   Josh Richardson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:49   Defensive rebound by Goga Bitadze  
10:34   Doug McDermott missed reverse layup  
10:31   Offensive rebound by Doug McDermott  
10:31 +2 Doug McDermott made dunk 23-27
10:22   Furkan Korkmaz missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:19   Defensive rebound by Justin Holiday  
10:09   Double dribble turnover on T.J. McConnell  
9:58   Tobias Harris missed layup, blocked by Justin Holiday  
9:56   Defensive rebound by Justin Holiday  
9:51   Goga Bitadze missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:47   Defensive rebound by Norvel Pelle  
9:42   Offensive foul on Trey Burke  
9:42   Turnover on Trey Burke  
9:33   Offensive foul on Goga Bitadze  
9:33   Turnover on Goga Bitadze  
9:20   Shooting foul on Domantas Sabonis  
9:20 +1 Ben Simmons made 1st of 2 free throws 24-27
9:20 +1 Ben Simmons made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-27
9:11   Domantas Sabonis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:08   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
9:03 +3 Tobias Harris made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ben Simmons 28-27
8:53   Doug McDermott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:49   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
8:40   Ben Simmons missed finger-roll layup  
8:38   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
8:31   Justin Holiday missed layup, blocked by Norvel Pelle  
8:28   Offensive rebound by Doug McDermott  
8:27   Doug McDermott missed dunk  
8:25   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
8:11   Josh Richardson missed floating jump shot  
8:08   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
7:58   T.J. McConnell missed fade-away jump shot  
7:54   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
7:44   Bad pass turnover on Tobias Harris, stolen by Aaron Holiday  
7:39 +3 Justin Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Holiday 28-30
7:36   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
7:36 +1 Doug McDermott made free throw 28-31
7:15   Personal foul on T.J. Warren  
7:08   Shooting foul on Doug McDermott  
7:08   Tobias Harris missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:08   PHI team rebound  
7:08   Tobias Harris missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:06   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
6:55   Doug McDermott missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Al Horford  
6:52   Defensive rebound by Furkan Korkmaz  
6:48   Out of bounds turnover on Matisse Thybulle  
6:30   Lost ball turnover on Aaron Holiday, stolen by Furkan Korkmaz  
6:13 +3 Furkan Korkmaz made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Al Horford 31-31
5:49   Traveling violation turnover on T.J. Warren  
5:39 +2 Ben Simmons made driving dunk 33-31
5:26   Myles Turner missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:22   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
5:10   Matisse Thybulle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:07   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Lamb  
4:52   Myles Turner missed turnaround jump shot  
4:49   Defensive rebound by Al Horford  
4:40 +2 Ben Simmons made driving layup 35-31
4:19   Bad pass turnover on Jeremy Lamb, stolen by Furkan Korkmaz  
4:15 +2 Ben Simmons made dunk, assist by Tobias Harris 37-31
3:59   T.J. Warren missed floating jump shot  
3:54   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
3:53   Lost ball turnover on Ben Simmons, stolen by T.J. Warren  
3:51   Justin Holiday missed layup  
3:49   Defensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
3:46   Furkan Korkmaz missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:42   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Lamb  
3:34   Shooting foul on Matisse Thybulle  
3:34 +1 Malcolm Brogdon made 1st of 2 free throws 37-32
3:34 +1 Malcolm Brogdon made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-33
3:20 +2 Josh Richardson made jump shot, assist by Al Horford 39-33
3:06   Shooting foul on Matisse Thybulle  
3:06   Myles Turner missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:06   IND team rebound  
3:06 +1 Myles Turner made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-34
2:54   Matisse Thybulle missed reverse layup  
2:52   Offensive rebound by Matisse Thybulle  
2:51   Josh Richardson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:48   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
2:34 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made finger-roll layup, assist by T.J. Warren 39-36
2:34   Shooting foul on Matisse Thybulle  
2:34 +1 Malcolm Brogdon made free throw 39-37
2:25 +2 Matisse Thybulle made alley-oop shot, assist by Ben Simmons 41-37
2:09   Myles Turner missed layup  
2:06   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
1:46 +2 Ben Simmons made finger-roll layup, assist by Tobias Harris 43-37
1:37   Malcolm Brogdon missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Matisse Thybulle  
1:34   Defensive rebound by Matisse Thybulle  
1:18 +2 Al Horford made jump shot 45-37
1:05 +3 Justin Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 45-40
0:47   Violation  
0:33 +2 Al Horford made finger-roll layup, assist by Furkan Korkmaz 47-40
0:13   Bad pass turnover on Malcolm Brogdon, stolen by Ben Simmons  
0:10 +2 Ben Simmons made dunk 49-40
0:01   Jeremy Lamb missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   IND team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:39   T.J. Warren missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:36   Defensive rebound by Mike Scott  
11:22   Mike Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:18   Offensive rebound by Ben Simmons  
11:16   Mike Scott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:14   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
11:01   Shooting foul on Josh Richardson  
11:01   T.J. Warren missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:01   IND team rebound  
11:01 +1 T.J. Warren made 2nd of 2 free throws 49-41
10:44   Ben Simmons missed finger-roll layup  
10:42   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Lamb  
10:36   Jeremy Lamb missed jump shot  
10:34   Defensive rebound by Tobias Harris  
10:29 +2 Tobias Harris made floating jump shot 51-41
10:08 +2 T.J. Warren made finger-roll layup, assist by Domantas Sabonis 51-43
10:08   Josh Richardson missed driving layup, blocked by Myles Turner  
10:08   PHI team rebound  
9:47   Full timeout called  
9:46