Credit: USA Today Sports
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Justin Holiday scored a team-high 27 points off the bench and T.J. McConnell scored six of his eight points on three consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter as the host Indiana Pacers (6-8) put away the Philadelphia 76ers (8-6) 118-113 (32-25, 38-35, 24-22, 24-31) on Saturday in Indianapolis.

Player of the Game
Domantas  Sabonis
EFF
28
Domantas Sabonis
Points 18
Accuracy 8-11
Rebounds 12
Assists 5

Indiana's bench trio of Holiday, McConnell, and Kelan Martin, who scored 13 points, gave the Pacers a boost against a depleted 76ers roster.

Philadelphia got just 21 points from its reserves, and the lack of depth with Joel Embiid, Matisse Thybulle, and Ben Simmons all unavailable showed after the first quarter.

The Pacers opened up a lead of as many as 20 points in the second quarter and kept the 76ers at bay with a balanced scoring effort.

Malcolm Brogdon helped set the tone with a triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Domantas Sabonis recorded a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Myles Turner led the Indiana starters with 20 points.

Caris LeVert, returning from health and safety protocols, chipped in 12 points.

Philadelphia chipped away at the deficit behind a game-high 32 points from Tobias Harris, and Tyrese Maxey -- who entered with two straight 30-plus-point games -- scored 24.

The 76ers cut the deficit to single digits in the fourth quarter, but McConnell's eruption of buckets pushed the Pacers' lead back to 10 points and out of reach.

McConnell also dished nine assists.

Saturday's loss opened a six-game road trip for the 76ers with their fourth consecutive loss. Philadelphia has been without Embiid in each of the four losses, the result of health and safety protocols.

Thybulle, a defensive stopper for Philadelphia, also is sidelined due to health and safety protocols.

Pacers: Justin Holiday 27 (6/8 3PT), Myles Turner 20 (6/7 2PT, 2/5 3PT, 6 BLK), Domantas Sabonis 18 (6/8 2PT, 2/3 3PT, 12 REB, 5 AST), Malcolm Brogdon 13 (3/9 2PT, 10 REB, 10 AST), Kelan Martin 13 (5/7 2PT, 2 BLK), Caris LeVert 12 (4/8 2PT).

76ers: Tobias Harris 32 (7/18 2PT, 3/4 3PT, 9/10 FT, 11 REB, 4 TO), Tyrese Maxey 24 (7/11 2PT, 3/4 3PT), Danny Green 14 (2/2 3PT, 3 STL), Andre Drummond 11 (4/12 2PT, 16 REB), Seth Curry 11 (2/5 3PT, 5 AST).

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Indiana Pacers
Philadelphia 76ers
57%
47/82
Field goals
43%
38/89
42
Rebounds
53
33
Assists
16
7
Steals
11
134
Efficiency
104
67%
10/15
Free throws
86%
25/29

Best players

Justin  Holiday
27 PTS
9/11 FG
3/4 FT
Tobias  Harris
32 PTS
10/22 FG
9/10 FT
Domantas  Sabonis
12 REB
8 DREB
4 OREB
Andre  Drummond
16 REB
8 DREB
8 OREB
Malcolm  Brogdon
10 As
3 TO
37 MIN
Seth  Curry
5 As
3 TO
33 MIN
Domantas  Sabonis
28 EFF
75% 2P%
67% 3P%
Tobias  Harris
28 EFF
39% 2P%
75% 3P%