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Three reasons the Sixers won at Indiana


Playing without Joel Embiid (back tightness), the 76ers overcame a 20-point deficit late in the third period and earned a 119-110 win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.


The only other miss came on an attempted dunk when Goga Bitadze partially blocked the shot.


With his speed and ballhandling ability, Simmons can break down a defender and get to the basket, and if he can continue to finish plays, his career-low scoring average (13.3 ppg.)


The Sixers have played so little zone defense, but they went to a 2-3 near the midway point of the fourth quarter and it paid off.


The Sixers defense also led to transition opportunities as the play below showed with Thybulle getting the steal and giving it to Simmons, who fed Furkan Korkmaz for the basket.


Thybulle gets a lot of steals coming off the weak side, as he did on this play to take the ball away from Domantas Sabonis.






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