The Philadelphia 76ers crushed the Indiana Pacers

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Thanks to an excellent performance in the fourth quarter (34-19), the Philadelphia 76ers dominated the Indiana Pacers at home (106-89), in a crucial match for the third place in the East.

The visitors led by as many as 14 points in the second quarter, but the hosts quickly turned things around. Philadelphia outscored Indiana 55-30 in the second half and cruised to an easy victory.

Four players scored in double figures for the winners, as Joel Embiid led the way with 33 points and 12 rebounds.

Bojan Bogdanovic (18 points) and Darren Collison (14 points) stood out for the losing squad.

Both teams now have identical records and are tied in the third place in the East (42-25).