By Scott Agness

Still looking to return to top form in the final month of the regular season, the Pacers were in Philadelphia Friday night looking to string together wins. They led the entire way, but things didn’t come as easy as one would expect when playing a team that hadn’t posted a win since Jan. 31.

The 76ers threatened late and got as close as three points midway through the fourth quarter on a 17-footer from Thaddeus Young that capped a 6-0 spurt. But the Pacers (48-17) protected the rims late and George Hill provided the dagger with a corner 3-pointer as they fended off a rowdy 76ers (15-50) team, 101-94, at the Wells Fargo Center.

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