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INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana coach Frank Vogel found out shortly before tip-off that Philadelphia would be playing without some of its key players. Tyron Smith Jersey . "Its tough to play a game when you find out at the last minute that three or four of their top guys are out," Vogel said. "Youve got to give the Sixers credit, they played a strong basketball game." Just not strong enough to overcome a career game for Roy Hibbert. Indianas star centre had a season-high 27 points and added 13 rebounds as the Pacers beat Philadelphia 106-98 on Saturday night. "Hes been dominant defensively all year, and when we need him to step up on the offensive end, he does," Vogel said. Hibbert had career highs in free throws made and attempted while going 13 of 16 from the line. "I shoot free throws after practice, before practice. Its part of being confident," Hibbert said. Spencer Hawes, who came in as the Sixers second-leading scorer, didnt dress because of a sore left knee. Tony Wroten (back) and Thaddeus Young (personal) didnt travel with the team to Indianapolis, leaving the Sixers with just nine players in uniform. There wasnt any change in game plan for Hibbert to make up for Hawes absence, Vogel said. "Weve been struggling to get Roy the ball," Vogel said. "Hes doing all the dirty work for us, protecting the rim, rebounding, offensive rebounding. We havent been sharp in our post game the last couple games." It didnt matter much in the first half, as the Sixers kept within seven points of the Easts top team. The teams were tied 11 times in the first half and the lead changed 15 times, with Indiana able to build just a 56-52 halftime lead. The Sixers kept it close in the third quarter, even as both teams struggled to find the basket. Philadelphia shot just 7 of 24 from the field and Indiana missed seven straight shots at one point. The Pacers were 7 of 17 from the field but closed the quarter with a 9-2 run to take a seemingly safe 77-66 lead. "Theyve played together a lot," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "Theres a trust factor that they have, that they know whats going on behind their first line of defence. "We just couldnt convert some of those shots. Some of them were good looks, some of them we just give them credit." But the Sixers opened the fourth quarter with a 19-4 run to take an 85-81 lead. Hibbert completed a three-point play to tie the game at 86 with 6:18 to play. "Hes always been there for us, hes always anchoring the paint for us," said Paul George, who had 19 points. "We know that if anything is breaking down, we have the best rim protector." Hibbert then rebounded Evan Turners miss and George hit a 3-pointer at the other end to give Indiana a lead it wouldnt relinquish. "Were an experienced team. We dont worry," Hibbert said of Indianas falling behind. "We know that we can finish games." Michael Carter-Williams led Philadelphia with a career-high 29 points and Turner had 21 points and 11 rebounds. James Anderson scored 13 in the Sixers fifth loss in six games and fourth straight on the road. "I knew the scoring load would fall on me more tonight without Spencer and Tony and Thaddeus," Carter-Williams said. "I knew it would be tough for us to get points, so I tried to take more shots and create more shots for myself." Lance Stephenson added 18 points and David West had 17 points and 11 rebounds in Indianas third straight win, while George Hill finished with 11 points. The Pacers are 7-0 at home. "We knew this would be a very tough game," West said. "We took care of business when we had to." This marked just the fourth time this season that Indiana led at halftime. NOTES: The Pacers scored a season-high 106 points while shooting 35 of 76 from the field (46.1 per cent). ... Indiana had team season highs in free throws made (31) and attempts (38). ... The Sixers attempted 102 field goals, the most this season against Indiana. But Philadelphias shooting percentage of 34.3 was second-worst against the Pacers, who held Milwaukee to 34.1 per cent shooting on Nov. 15. ... Philadelphias 32 free throw attempts were also the most against Indiana this season. William Perry Jersey . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season. Gale Sayers Jersey .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. http://www.thenflapparelsshop.com/Dallas-Cowboys-Roger-Staubach-Jersey/ . Collaros, 25, was solid last season, posting a 5-2 record as the starter while incumbent Ricky Ray was injured. Collaros also started Torontos 23-20 regular-season finale loss to Montreal — Ray didnt dress because the Argos had already clinched first in the East Division — but was one of three quarterbacks to play that day.PHILADELPHIA -- Rajon Rondo is starting to feel like his old self -- and the Boston Celtics are starting to win again. Rondo had eight points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in his eighth game back from a serious knee injury, and Jeff Green scored 17 of his 36 points in the third quarter in the Celtics 114-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. "Its only a matter of time before we got on the same page," Green said about Rondo. "He puts me in my spots, gets it to me in the open floor. He sees the floor very well. Hes helping me get into a good rhythm. I have to continue to make sure I get open for him." Jared Sullinger had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Boston. The Celtics improved to 17-33, winning their second straight game after losing 19 of 22. Rondo had 19 points and 10 assists in Bostons win over Orlando on Sunday. "Im getting back to my old self," Rondo said. "Im not there yet but Ill take the progress." Brandon Bass had 18 points for the Celtics, 2-6 since Rondos return. Thaddeus Young had 20 points, and Tony Wroten added 18 for Philadelphia. The 76ers (15-35) have lost four straight and 14 of their last 17 games. They also have lost six in a row at home for the first time since the 1996-97 season. Spencer Hawes added 13 points and 13 rebounds for Philadelphia and Lavoy Allen had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Sixers coach Brett Brown noticed the difference in the Celtics with an effective Rondo. "Hes their compass," Brown said. "Hes a great point guard and a leader." Green scored 13 straight points during a 2-minute stretch in the third quarter, capped by a 3-pointer that gave the Celtics their biggest lead to that point, 83-71 with 3:44 left. Boston coach Brad Stevens credited Rondo for helping Green succeed. "He made a lot of shots and Rondo found him a couple of times early," Stevens said. "His job is simplified with Rajon out there. Alshon Jeffery Jersey. He pushed the tempo better than Ive seen him in the first eight games. He got us a lot of good looks. His greatest strength is he makes everyone else better and thats really shown true the last two games." Said Rondo: "Everybody needs easy buckets, especially a guy (Green) whos that talented and athletic. All he needs to do is see it go through a couple of times, get to the free-throw line. He gets hot quick." Wroten made a 58-footer at the buzzer to cut it to 88-82 entering the fourth. Philadelphia got as close as three points in the final quarter on Wrotens two free throws with 8:35 left but never got closer. The Sixers had a chance to get it to two points, but Evan Turner missed a baseline jumper with 1:13 left, and Sullinger converted a three-point play on the ensuing possession off an assist from Rondo with 59.4 seconds left to give Boston a 112-105 advantage. "He made a ton of good decisions and some huge plays late," Stevens said about Rondo. The Boston point guard, who is still getting into game shape, also got some help from his teammates. After going down at one point, Bass resuscitated a winded Rondo. "Nothing was wrong," Rondo said. "I was winded. He brought me back to life a little bit. Those guys pick me up. Whoever hits the floor helps each other up. Were a team and thats what they did on that particular play." The Sixers havent won since last Wednesdays buzzer-beating 95-94 win at Boston. Notes: Philadelphia guard Michael Carter-Williams was selected the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for January. It was the second honour for Carter-Williams, who also was recognized in November to join Allen Iverson as the only Sixers to earn the award multiple times. Carter-Williams averaged 16.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists last month. ... Sixers guard James Anderson (back contusion) left in the first half but returned after halftime. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 

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