Published January 09, 2012
| Sports Network
Lou Williams added 13 points and six assists for the Sixers, who have won five in a row for the first time since January 31-February 9, 2010.
The Sixers' 6-2 start is their best since the 2000-01 season, when they won their first 10 games and went to the NBA Finals.
With the score tied at 20-20 late in the first quarter, the Sixers ripped off 11 straight points. Williams tallied five points during the surge, including a jumper with 10:12 left in the half for a 31-20 margin.
Indiana prevented Philadelphia from pulling away by scoring the next nine points. After each team scored 20 points in the second period, the Sixers took a 45-40 lead into the break.
Holding a 54-51 margin with 8:35 remaining in the third stanza, Philadelphia put together a 15-3 run. Nikola Vucevic's three-pointer made it a 69-54 contest with 4:37 to go.
Once again, Indiana used a burst of its own to stop the home team's momentum. George's three-pointer and Tyler Hansbrough's three-point play cut the gap to nine, 69-60. The score was 73-64 after three periods.
The Pacers never got closer than six in the final quarter.
The Sixers split four meetings with the Pacers last season...Philadelphia shot 50 percent from the field, while Indiana shot 36.6 percent from the floor...Hawes also had eight rebounds...Hansbrough ended with 10 points and five boards.