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Indiana 103, Philadelphia 94
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials: #38 Michael Smith, #65 Nate Green, #58 Josh Tiven
Attendance: N/A

Caris LeVert scored 24 points and Domantas Sabonis posted a triple-double with 16 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds to lead the host Indiana Pacers to a 103-94 comeback win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

The Pacers (33-36) clinched a berth in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament with their second consecutive victory coupled with the Chicago Bulls' loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

The Sixers (47-22), who were without star center Joel Embiid due to an illness not related to COVID-19, had their season-long eight-game winning streak snapped and were unable to secure the top seed in the East.

Indiana, which holds ninth place in the East, also increased its lead to one game over the 10th-place Washington Wizards as the teams vie for home-court advantage if they were to play in the 9-10 matchup of the play-in round.

Tobias Harris scored a game-high 27 points for Philadelphia, which leads Brooklyn by two games with three remaining.

But LeVert, who also had seven rebounds and five assists, scored nine points during an 11-0 run by the Pacers, which put them ahead 99-92 with 57.6 seconds remaining.

LeVert scored 13 of his points in the fourth and came up huge again for the short-handed Pacers, who played without Malcolm Brogdon (sore hamstring), Jeremy Lamb (sore knee) and Edmond Sumner (left knee contusion).

Sabonis had secured his ninth triple-double of the season before the end of the third quarter as Indiana outscored Philadelphia 24-13 in the period and held the Sixers to 32 total points in the second half.

Doug McDermott also had 20 points while Justin Holiday totaled 16 points and five rebounds. T.J. McConnell added 10 points and six rebounds.

Ben Simmons finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while rookie Tyrese Maxey had 11 points and Seth Curry finished with 10.

Shake Milton (sore knee) was a late scratch for the Sixers. Furkan Korkmaz (right ankle sprain) and Matisse Thybulle (left hand soreness) were also out.

Pacers forward JaKarr Sampson (concussion) returned to action, but he scored only two points in less than four minutes.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Philadelphia   Indiana
Tobias Harris 27 Scoring Caris LeVert 24
Ben Simmons 7 Assists Domantas Sabonis 15
Ben Simmons 8 Rebounds Domantas Sabonis 13
Tobias Harris 3 Free Throws Made Caris LeVert 6
George Hill 2 Steals Oshae Brissett 3
Dwight Howard 2 Blocks Goga Bitadze 2
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 94 43.7 8-26 10-14 23 35 5 9 11
Indiana 103 44.6 14-41 15-16 28 45 6 7 14
Upcoming Games
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Pacers have a W/L % of .406 after a win and .541 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Miami. The 76ers have a W/L % of .708 after a win and .619 after a loss.