Sixers Get First Win Of The Year With 101-75 Blowout Of Pacers

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76ers Blowout Pacers For Their First Win Of The Season

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Elton Brand had game-highs of 25 points and 12 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers got in the win column for the first time this season behind a 101-75 drubbing of the Indiana Pacers.

Doug Collins was unable to see the conclusion of his first win as Sixers head coach, having stayed in the locker room after halftime due to symptoms of vertigo that caused him to miss time during the preseason.

Associate coach Michael Curry guided the team to the finish, witnessing six players hit double-digits as the Sixers snapped a four-game slide to start the year, which included a tough overtime loss to Washington on Tuesday.

Thaddeus Young netted 16 points, Evan Turner contributed 12, while Andre Iguodala, Jrue Holiday and Lou Williams each had 11 in the resounding win.

Danny Granger was a woeful 2-of-14 from the field for seven points for the Pacers, who bested the Sixers in Indianapolis on Saturday. Darren Collison led Indiana with 11 points in defeat.

The Sixers jumped out to a healthy halftime lead by shooting 53.7 percent in the first 24 minutes and holding Indiana to 28.9 percent.

The hosts went on a 17-4 flurry over the final 4 1/2 minutes of the opening quarter, and Holiday had seven points during the run, including a steal in the backcourt that led to a slam.

The 31-16 margin ballooned to 57-31 at the break thanks to another late 14-4 Sixers spurt, which Turner finished with a jumper.

Indiana got as close as 15 on two occasions in the third, the last coming on a Josh McRoberts bucket with 3 1/2 minutes left that cut it to 69-54.

Williams’ three-pointer at the end of the frame had Philly on top, 78-58, and the Sixers held a significant advantage throughout the final stanza.

After teams made more free throws than they attempted in three of their first four games this season, the Sixers shot 21-for-25 from the foul line while the Pacers made 12-of-17…Holiday also had four steals and five assists…McRoberts logged 10 points for Indiana, which ended up shooting 31.5 percent for the game, compared to 46.9 percent for Philadelphia…Indiana had won four of its previous five games in Philly…It was Collins’ first win as a head coach since April 11, 2003 while with Washington.


Sixers Coach Doug Collins Leaves Game With Symptoms Of Vertigo

It’s not often that a team announces that the return of a coach is questionable… but that’s what the Sixers did when head coach Doug Collins left the bench tonight with symptoms of vertigo. As Sixerville points out, Collins missed two preseason games due to vertigo from a concussion he sustained over the summer.

Collins suffered broken ribs and a concussion in a fall on Memorial Day and has been suffering from dizzyness and headaches. He left the team in Cincinnati during the preseason and missed that game along with a game the next night in Philadelphia.

Here’s a definition of vertigo from

Vertigo is the feeling that you or your environment is moving or spinning. It differs from dizziness in that vertigo describes an illusion of movement. When you feel as if you yourself are moving, it’s called subjective vertigo, and the perception that your surroundings are moving is called objective vertigo.

Head Coach Doug Collins has symptoms related to vertigo; Associate Head Coach Michael Curry at the helm right now, #Sixers up 66-47 in 3rdless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

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