TROY MURPHY
Scored eight of his 17 points in the final five minutes, including a pair of clutch 3-pointers, to help subdue the Sixers' rally. He shot 7-of-10 overall and added seven rebounds.
Name Min. +/- Name Min. +/-
Maceo Baston 6:35 +16 Marquis Daniels 27:22 +16
Travis Diener 18:25 +19 Mike Dunleavy DNP ---
T.J. Ford 29:35 -10 Jeff Foster DNP ---
Stephen Graham DNP --- Danny Granger 37:16 +5
Roy Hibbert 19:42 -2 Jarrett Jack 37:28 -2
Josh McRoberts DNP --- Troy Murphy 29:22 -5
Rasho Nesterovic 21:19 +16 Brandon Rush 12:56 +5
  • Points in the paint: Pacers 48, Sixers 42
  • Fast-break points: Pacers 19, Sixers 18
  • Second-chance points: Pacers 11, Sixers 8
  • Points off turnovers: Sixers 28, Pacers 10
  • Starters scoring: Pacers 77, Sixers 63
  • Bench scoring: Sixers 28, Pacers 23
  • The Sixers' shooting percentage (.385) and point total (91) both represented the fewest allowed by the Pacers since limiting Houston to 90 points on .348 shooting on Nov. 26, a span of 40 games.
  • Indiana has held its opponent to less than 100 points just eight times in the last 41 games and a total of 16 time all season.
  • With tonight's win, the Pacers are 12-17 this season vs. opponents that had winning records at the time that they played.
  • With 20 points and 10 rebounds, Danny Granger has registered his fourth double-double of the season.
  • Granger also led the team with four blocked shots, tying his second best effort of the season.
  • Including his 14 points and 6-11 FGS tonight, Roy Hibbert has averaged 9.6 ppg and shot 22-36 FGS (.611) in the last five games.
  • Including tonight's win, the Pacers are 8-2 when all five starters score in double figures.
  • In his last six games, T.J. Ford has handed out 43 assists and committed just 10 turnovers, including his seven assists and one miscue tonight.
  • Travis Diener led the Indiana bench with a season-high seven rebounds tonight. That is one short of his career-high, which he set vs. New Jersey, 2/22/08.
  • Diener added five assists and had two turnovers. This season, Diener has handed out 83 assists with 14 steals and just 12 turnovers in 35 appearances.
  • The Pacers travel to Charlotte to face Larry Brown's resurgent Bobcats Wednesday (7 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana, 1070 The Fan).
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  • Feb. 17, 2009 at Conseco Fieldhouse
    Pacers 100, Sixers 91


    PACERS COACH JIM O'BRIEN
    “Since January 1, we’ve played good basketball at home."

    "It’s a good win against an athletic team."

    "The big shots down the stretch were Murph’s (Troy Murphy’s). We did what we had to do to get a W.”


    PACERS GUARD-FORWARD MARQUIS DANIELS
    “I felt good coming out tonight and I knew I needed to pick up my scoring a little bit to help take the load off of Danny (Granger). "

    (On the fourth quarter) "I thought we were more careful handling the ball and finally our shots started falling."

    (On the playoff push) "I know it’s just having to play one game at a time and stay focused.”


    PACERS CENTER ROY HIBBERT
    “I thought we got off to a really good start and on my part, I wanted to come out and play aggressively. I know on offense, if I know I can pass to get my teammates open, I know they’ll reciprocate."

    (On playing some many games being a rookie) "I’ve never played so many games in such a sort time. Last weekend it was really good to take some time off and now I think we’re ready for the playoff hunt.”


    SIXERS COACH TONY DiLEO
    “We tried to make a comeback at the end. But really we lost it in the first quarter. We let them score too many points. We weren’t making our shots and that could have been because we are coming out of a break."

    "We came back from 20 points, cut it to six. We had a chance but we missed free throws and layups. We missed some easy shots."

    "Playing here is tough. Indiana won against some good opponents, the top four teams in the league."

    "We didn’t have intensity early and they have quick-moving offense. I thought Hibbert (Roy) did well early in the game.”


    SIXERS FORWARD ANDRE IGUODALA
    (On sluggish start) "The All-star break may have had some effect but that’s not an excuse. Despite our slow start, I felt like we still had a good shot to win this game."

    (On the key to the Pacers victory in the fourth quarter) "They hit some shots. We were not focused on defense. All game we gave up a lot of easy baskets. We were not as good as we need to be on that end. We got a lot of good looks at the basket. We just need to finish those plays. For some reason we weren’t doing that tonight."

    (On heading into the final third of the season) "Our main thing is to stay ready. We’ve got a young team, guys that are really young and they don’t understand that these games are important. We’re into the 50- or 60-game mark, now. They are all important.”


    SIXERS GUARD ANDRE MILLER
    “It was just a slow start by us. They came out with more energy. It was one of those games where we didn’t get into a rhythm, defensively or offensively … We don’t really want to point fingers at one thing. We just lost the game and need to move on to the next."

    (On their 38.5% shooting) "hat happens. You can’t have a great shooting night every game. We had spurts where our defense kind of kept us getting back into the game, but they (the Pacers) just kept hitting shots.”