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PHILADELPHIA 3 - INDIANA 1
Eastern Conference Best-of-Five First-Round Series
Game 1:
Pacers 79, 76ers 78 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 2:
76ers 116, Pacers 98 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 3:
76ers 92, Pacers 87 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 4:
76ers 88, Pacers 85 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio

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There is rejoicing all over Philadelphia, as Allen Iverson sent the Pacers packing with a 33-point performance that gave the Sixers an 88-85 win in Game 4 to take that series 3-1. Dikembe Mutombo dominated the paint, posting 16 points and 11 rebounds, as well a key role on defense. The Sixers will now face the winner of the Raptors-Knicks series in Round 2.
My Highlights: 56k | 230k
NBA.com TV highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+
Postgame news conference: 56k | 256k | Audio
Dikembe Mutombo scores a deuce on the putback: 914k avi | QuickTime
Before the Sixers' Game 4 matchup with the Pacers, Tyrone Hill gave a rundown of his pre-game menu and talked team jokesters in response to a selection of fan e-mails.
More answers from Hill: April 24
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Allen Iverson knows the Sixers can build on their first-round victory.
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Isiah Thomas says his team gave a great effort against a good Sixers team.
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FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

Allen Iverson blew up in Game 2, then Answer-ed all doubters with a series guarantee, while Reggie Miller played the wise, old sage. So what does all this have to do with juggling? Inside Stuff goes behind the scenes in Philly to explain.

Beyond the Box Score presented by IBM brings you a detailed statistical breakdown of the first round matchup between the 76ers and the Pacers.

Who's the key to both teams' hopes in the 76ers-Pacers series? The fate of both teams lies in the Answer. NBA.com analyst Chris Ford previews the first-round series.
76ers-Pacers Head-to-Head Breakdown
Keys to Success: 76ers | Pacers

All teams want a Shaq-size player in the middle, but some are finding that those Lilliputian 6-10, 6-11 centers aren't such a bad fit after all. From Jermaine O'Neal to Antonio Davis, Hoop magazine covers the trend that has teams leaning on "little" big men.
No matter the conditions, Eric Snow keeps the engine cool as the 76ers turn up the heat. But will he be able to help the Sixers weather the playoff storm and reach the Finals?


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Hungry for Sixers playoff coverage? Then visit the Sixers.com Playoff Diner throughout the playoffs. It's guaranteed to satisfy the most ferocious appetite. Check out Conrad Brunner's extensive preview package and in-depth coverage of the Pacers throughout the playoffs.
  • Brunner Analyzes the Matchup
  • Bobby "Slick" Leonard's Scouting Report
  • Pacers Hope to Repeat History
  • More Pacers Playoff Coverage


  • CHATS AND MAILBOXES

    After practice between Games 2 and 3, Jalen Rose talked about confidence gained from the Pacers' legendary coaches and keeping in touch with his former Fab Five-mates in answers to fan e-mail.
    More answers from Rose: April 23
    E-mail a question to Jalen Rose

    Get the playoffs knowledge that can only come from being on the court. Send in your questions now to our 2001 NBA.commentators and they'll answer as many as they can throughout the playoffs. Find out the inside scoop on your favorite team!
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    HISTORY

    Want to know who has the most points or rebounds in a single playoff game? Look no further than our compiled lists of single-game records.
    Facts and figures on best-of-five series, and the history of escaping the first round of the playoffs.

    How many times has the fifth seed beaten the fourth seed? How often does the top seed lose to the eighth seed? Find out the answers to those questions and more in the Success of Seeds.

    Want to know who won the third-ever NBA title? Or who was MVP of the Knicks-Lakers Finals in 1973? Get a complete list of year-by-year NBA champions, runners-up and MVP's here.




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    Iverson took it to the Pacers in Game 4.
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