- The Sixers bench, once again, struggled against a quality opponent.
The Sixers (36-30) are sixth in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers were left with 7.6 seconds to score three points to force overtime. The under has also cashed in six of the Sixers' last eight games overall and is 12-5 in their last 17 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Oladipo ended up with 27 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block and 2 threes with 4 turnovers in 35 minutes.
Dwight Howard had 22 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots for Charlotte, while Kemba Walker added 22 points.
Julius Randle and Kyle Kuzma each had 26 points and 13 rebounds for Los Angeles, which trailed by as many as 13.
- It appears the Sixers might have to live with the turnover bug against playoff-caliber teams.
The Sixers lost the opening tip but scored first in the game after J.J. Redick curled around a screen and hit a mid-range jumper. In their last three games against playoff contenders, they've lost to the Pacers, Heat and Bucks since March 4.
The Sixers stayed down by roughly the same margin for the second quarter up until Ben Simmons returned to the floor. The rookie-of-the-year candidate didn't attempt a field goal in 9 minutes, 15 seconds of action in the final quarter. Simmons finished the game with his seventh triple-double: 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Coach Brett Brown said the team had two options - find Redick or get the ball to Joel Embiid.
Embiid then picked up a technical with 44.2 seconds left in the period for shoving Lance Stephenson in the back after Stephenson converted a layup. He finished the game 0 for 5 from that distance.
The 76ers have climbed the rankings this season in defensive rebounds per game (#1), assists per game (#3) and offensive rebounds per game (#4).
Myles Turner scored 25 points, including two clutch free throws with 21.5 seconds remaining, and IN beat the 76ers 101-98 Tuesday night IN a possible Eastern Conference playoff preview IN Philadelphia.
PHOENIX - LeBron James had 28 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for his 69th career triple-double, powering the Cavaliers to the wire-to-wire victory.
The Pacers have been a great "under" team recently.
- Worst performance: This was an easy one. Korver went 5 for 6 from 3-point range in his first start of the season. IN standout guard Victor Oladipo sank just 4 of 21 shots and scored 11 points. "As a team, we have to get better".
- Best statistic: I had to give this to Redick's shooting 80 percent on three-pointers.
James is averaging a triple-double over his last 15 games. They continue to find ways to commit unforced turnovers.