Philadelphia: The NBA on ABC Showcase game would make a stop to the to the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon for a huge battle in the East as the Philadelphia 76ers took on Indiana Pacers. The Sixers would come from behind and beat the Pacers 106-89.
Below are some takeaways from the Sixers win over the Indiana Pacers
A win by the Sixers would give them the number 3 seed in the East overtaking the Pacers but with a loss, the Sixers would fall to 5th place.
Joel Embiid Returns:
After sitting out for 8 games with left knee soreness, Joel Embiid would return to the lineup and he would be his very dominant self
Embiid would have one of the plays of the game during the 2nd half comeback in the win over the Pacers
After the game, Embiid would talk about playing today
Ben Simmons attacks the Rim:
In this Game, Ben Simmons would rock the rim multiple times, here is one of them
The Pacers would take it to the Sixers through the entire first half and half of the 3rd quarter, Pacers would have a lead of 14 and the Sixers would catch them and take their first lead of game with 16 seconds left in the 3rd quarter for 72-70 lead and did not look back and just take it to the Pacers the rest of the game.
Simmons & Harris Connection:
The connection between Ben Simmons & Tobias Harris was put on display
Later in the game
Jimmy Butler Injury:
with under 4 Minutes left in the 4th quarter, Butler would not return to the game due to a foot injury
Will find out more in the coming days on the injury to Butler
James Ennis off the Bench:
When Jimmy Butler left the game with 4 minutes left in the 4th quarter, Brett Brown called on James Ennis and boy did he hit some big shots, one of them from 3 pt range
Played 17 minutes, scored 8 points with 5 rebounds.
What is next for the Sixers who stand at 42-25 and currently in the 3rd seed in the East
Tue. Mar. 12 vs. Cleveland at 7PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia & 97.5 The Fanatic
Fri. Mar. 15 vs. Sacramento at 7PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia & 97.5 The Fanatic
Sun. Mar. 17 at Milwaukee at 3:30 PM on ABC & 97.5 The Fanatic