Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sixers let another one slip away; fall to Pacers

Philadelphia - With a snowstorm brewing outside the Sixers gave another one away Tuesday nigh,t falling to the Indiana Pacers, 111-103, in front of a sparse crowd at Wells Fargo Center.

Danny Granger scored 27 points and dished out seven assists for the Pacers, who snapped a nine-game road losing streak. Darren Collison added 21 points and a season-high 13 helpers while Mike Dunleavy chipped in with 20 as Indiana used a strong perimeter game to befuddle Philadelphia.

Jrue Holiday had 19 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the SIxers but faltered defensively down the stretch. Elton Brand netted 18 points while Marreese Speights and Evan Turner each had 14.

Andre Iguodala returned after missing seven games with a sore Achilles but struggled mightily going 0-for-7 from the floor and scoring just one point.

"We were in an uphill struggle all night," Sixers coach Doug Collins said. "We came out extremely flat. Once again we couldn't stop them at the end. When you are fighting uphill like that, it takes a lot out of you."

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