INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roy Hibbert had 14 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 94-74 on Sunday night.
The win moved the surging Pacers (25-34) three percentage points ahead of Brooklyn and Charlotte in the crowded race for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Indiana has won eight of 10, while the 76ers have lost six of seven.
George Hill scored 17 points and Luis Scola added 15 off the bench for the Pacers. Hibbert had his 14th double-double of the season.
Indiana held Philadelphia to 10 points in the fourth quarter on 4-of-22 shooting.
Robert Covington led the Sixers with 12 points despite leaving in the third quarter due to an injury. Ish Smith added 11 off the bench.
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