76ers rally from 26-point deficit to win

November 14, 2008 7:20:22 PM PST
Thaddeus Young had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 94-92 on Friday night. Andre Miller added 19 points, Elton Brand had 14 points and 15 rebounds, and Andre Iguodala finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers (4-5). With the victory, Philadelpphia snapped a three-game losing streak against the Pacers.

Danny Granger had 18 points, Marquis Daniels finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and T.J. Ford added 12 points and seven assists for Indiana (4-4).

The 76ers tied it at 90 on Iguodala's free throw with 3:14 left in the fourth quarter and took their first lead, 92-90, on Miller's layup.

Young's two free throws capped a 9-0 run by the 76ers and gave them a 94-90 advantage with 1:31 left. Granger's jumper made it 94-92 and, following a missed shot by Brand, the Pacers had a chance to tie it or take the lead. However, Daniels missed a wide open 3-pointer with time winding down.

The Pacers jumped out to a 9-0 lead before Philadelphia got on the scoreboard on Samuel Dalembert's dunk nearly 4 minutes into the game. The 76ers started 0-of-7 from the field and finished the first quarter 5-of-21.

Indiana, which shot 59 percent and hit four of eight 3-point attempts, took a 38-13 lead on Jarrett Jack's layup to end the first period. The Pacers tied a season high for points in a quarter, while the 76ers tied a season low.

After falling behind by 26 points to begin the second quarter, Philadelphia slowly chipped away at the deficit, eventually getting to 57-49 on Brand's free throw late in the first half. Young had 12 points in the period.

Notes: Pacers G Mike Dunleavy (sore right knee) missed Friday's game and has yet to play this season. ... Granger started after missing Wednesday night's victory over New Jersey with a thigh cramp. ... Pacers rookie G Brandon Rush and 76ers G Kareem Rush both entered the game with 4:31 left in the first quarter. It was the first time the brothers have faced each other in the NBA. During the second quarter, a Pacers fan yelled to Kareem Rush, "Hey Kareem, can you get me your brother's autograph?" Kareem, sitting on the bench, looked back and smiled.


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