NBA: 76ers win against pacers with 23 triple drills

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James Harden # 1 (L) of Philadelphia 76ers and Joel MBD # 21 speak during the third quarter against the Milwaukee Box at the Wells Fargo Center on March 29, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tim Navachuku / Getty Images / AFP

Joel Embiid collected 45 points and 13 rebounds, and Tyrese Maxey made a career-high eight 3-pointer to give the visiting Philadelphia 76ers a 131-122 victory over the Indiana pacers at Indianapolis on Tuesday.

With at least 40 points and 10 rebounds, Embid has recorded his 12th game of the season, tying him to the Hall of Famer for the most players since ABA-NBA merged with Moses Malone (1981-82) and Russell Westbrook (2016-17). . 1976-77.

Maxi finished with 30 points for the 76ers (49-30), who sank a franchise-best 23 3-pointer on their way to their third consecutive win. Philadelphia made 21 3-pointers on four separate occasions, including Saturday’s 144-114 win over Charlotte Hornet.

Tobias Harris made five 3-pointers in six attempts to finish with 17 points and James Harden recorded 11 points and 14 assists for the 76ers.

Buddy Hild collected 25 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, while Tyres added 21, eight and five, respectively, for the Halliburton pacers (25-55), who lost a season-high eight in a row.

Maxi followed his three 3-pointers in the first quarter to give Philadelphia a 74-55 lead with 2:35 play, including four more during the 2:11 stretch in the second. Embed sends the 76ers on their way to an 82-59 advantage at halftime, adding a three-point game, two inside buckets and a free throw.

Philadelphia has set a half-season high with 17 3-pointers. The total set in the second half of Saturday’s game took a previous high of 14.

Indiana beat Philadelphia 40-25 in the third quarter and Duan Washington Jr. pulled in four after a 3-pointer with 8:53 to play.

Silently, the MBD throws a pair of free throws and a mid-range jumper, highlighting an 11-0 upside to give the 76ers a 124-109 lead. Maxi capped the run with his eighth 3-pointer for the 76ers, who controlled the cruise from there.

Former Sixer TJ McConnell had two points and five assists in his first game back from wrist surgery. Last played December 1.

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