Brand leads 76ers past Pacers, 101-75

Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand, left, tries to keep the ball from Indiana Pacers center Solomon Jones in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

November 3, 2010 6:34:57 PM PDT
Elton Brand had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young scored 16 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers to their first victory of the season, 101-75 over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

Sixers coach Doug Collins wasn't around to celebrate his first win since he was hired in May. Collins left the bench at halftime because of symptoms related to vertigo. He missed two preseason games because of symptoms related to a concussion he sustained on Memorial Day, then had neurological testing and treatment for what was diagnosed as vertigo.

Collins had nothing to worry about but his health when he left with the Sixers holding a 26-point lead. One night after a crushing overtime loss at Washington, Philadelphia dominated early for their first win in five games.