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46 losses to go.During the pregame tonight, Pacers' broadcaster Chris Denari said, "It's a mathematical certainty that the Sixers will win another game this season. You just don't want it to happen against you." The first part of that statement is debatable, the second part he didn't really have to worry about. The Pacers came into Philiadelphia with a .500 record, and left one game above after knocking off the Sixers 101-93.

The Sixers came out fast, leading 27-24 after the first quarter, but it was all downhill from there. They tied the game up at one point in the fourth quarter when Kyle Korver went on a run all by himself, but quickly gave it up and wilted down the stretch. Mo Cheeks called his timeouts too early in the fourth quarter, as usual, leaving the Sixers no chance at a late comeback.

Steven Smith played 12 "spaz" minutes, diving all over the place, drawing a charge and adding three fouls of his own. Iguodala scored a quiet 20 points, which would be news in and of itself, had he not needed 18 shots to do it. The player of the game was Samuel Dalembert, pictured below. Dalembert had 16 points, 13 boards, 3 blocks, 6 fouls and 1 accidental assist. The Sixers play at Boston Friday night.

(AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

by Brian on Dec 20 2006
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