76ers narrowly beat Pacers in overtime
The NBA regular season continues in the 2022-23 season, and the Philadelphia 76ers (23 wins and 14 losses) continue their winning streak. Harden scored 26 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Harris scored 19 points and 10 rebounds. They led the team to regain the lead in overtime. The game narrowly beat the Indiana Pacers 129-126 (21 wins and 18 losses). The 76ers won 3 consecutive victories, and the Pacers ended their 4-game winning streak.
For the 76ers, Harden had 26 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists, Harris had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Melton had 19 points and 6 rebounds, Harrell had 19 points and 5 rebounds, Mark West had 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, Milton had 13 points and 4 assists, Niang had 11 points. Hield of the Pacers had 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, Marcelin had 19 points and 4 rebounds, Smith had 17 points and 6 rebounds, Halliburton had 16 points and 7 rebounds With 12 assists, Turner had 14 points and 8 rebounds, Nemhard had 12 points and 4 rebounds, and Naismith had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
Embiid of the 76ers was absent, and Melton replaced him in the starting lineup. After the start of the game, the two teams scored alternately, Hilde hit a three-pointer, Halliburton made a breakthrough, and the Pacers led 19-13 with 5 minutes left in the first quarter. Harden made four consecutive fouls and made all four free throws. He led the team to recover 6 points to tie the game. Smith’s offensive state was good, and he scored 7 points in a row to end the first quarter. The 76ers ended the first quarter with a 28-27 lead by 1 point.
Shortly after the start of the second quarter, Niang made a three-pointer and Harrell made a layup. The 76ers took a 36-32 lead by 4 points. McConnell and Smith hit back with 4 points, Niang and Melton scored three points each, and the 76ers led 50-44 by 6 points with 6 minutes and 10 seconds left in this quarter. After that, the two teams scored several offenses each, Turner and Nemhard chased for another 5 points, and the Pacers tied at 56. After 58 draws and 61 draws, Harden made all three free throws, Harris dunked successfully, and the 76ers led by 5 points 66-61 after halftime.
Harden of the 76ers scored 16 points in the half, Harrell scored 12 points, and Harris scored 11 points; Smith of the Pacers scored 11 points and Nemhard scored 10 points.
Maxi scored 5 points alone, and Harden made a three-pointer. They led the team to start the third quarter with a 10-5 spurt, and the 76ers led by 10 points. Halliburton recovered 5 points, Harden returned 5 points without hesitation, Hilde scored 5 points in a row, and the Pacers trailed 82-88 with 2 minutes and 30 seconds left in this quarter. Spur quickly responded with a three-pointer, Harrell, Niang and Maxi scored in turn, the 76ers ended the third quarter with a 9-2 spurt, and they led 97-84 by 13 points.
Shortly after the start of the last quarter, Smith scored 4 points in a row to narrow the gap, Niang hit back with a three-pointer, Marcelin scored 6 points with a sudden penalty, and the Pacers chased to 103-110 with 6 minutes and 10 seconds left in this quarter. Harden hit back with a jump shot, and Hilde responded with 2 three-pointers. He led the team to chase another 10 points. With 2 minutes and 55 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Pacers took a 113-112 lead by 1 point. Melton responded with a three-pointer to regain the lead, Hilde made a three-pointer, Turner made a jumper, and the Pacers led 120-116. Maxi made a dunk, Halliburton made a mistake, Harden stole the ball, Maxi missed a running shot, Harris made a tip-up, and the 76ers tied for 120 with 6.7 seconds left. Hilde missed the lore and the game entered overtime.
Marcelin made a breakthrough to start overtime. Melton and Harrell teamed up for 5 points, and the 76ers led by 3 points 127-124. Halliburton made a running shot, Harris made two free throws, and the 76ers still led by 3 points. After the Pacers suspended, Hield missed three points, and the 76ers narrowly won 129-126.
Pacers starting lineup: Halliburton, Nemhard, Hilde, Naismith, Turner
76ers starting lineup: Maxi, Melton, Harden, Harris, Tucker