The Indiana Pacers may have felt tired while playing their third game in three nights on Wednesday night, but they definitely didn’t show.
Indiana, led by Roy Hibbert’s 16 points and 13 rebounds, led the Pacers to an 88-69 victory to improve to 31-19 on the season.
“Our tanks were on E, but our team is a very, very mentally tough team. And we proved it tonight,” said Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel. “It never felt like it was easy during the game. Philly plays extremely hard and they are very, very well coached. Obviously they are undermanned. You have to call it like it is. But they still have to go out and win, and they still have an All-Star running the show for them, and I’m proud of our guys for getting the win.”
Four of Indiana’s five starters had 15 points or more, including David West, George Hill, and Paul George. The win is Indiana’s fifth win in a row overall, and puts the Pacers at a season-best twelve games above .500.
The Pacers play their next game on Friday night when the Toronto Raptors visit Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where Indiana has a 15-game home winning streak.