In the end, the lighted numbers on the scoreboard make all the difference.

A win trumps everything, makes everything all right and keeps the locals happy.

So although the Indiana Pacers committed 21 turnovers, nine in the final quarter, after their 101-94 win over the struggling 76ers, there was only pleasure in Philadelphia.

Head coach Frank Vogel still described how "proud" he was of his guys. David West still smiled then later tweeted "Got the dub!!!!" – note the excessive exclamation points. And someone inside the visitors' locker room still sang falsetto in the shower.

Since the only thing that matters is the final result – no matter how sloppy the fourth-quarter execution or how big a lead the Pacers boot away – this Friday night was a success to the ones in blue and gold.

"We're just trying to pick up wins," said West, who finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and four of the team's 12 blocked shots. "We're trying to become a better road club and I thought we did a good job of closing the door."

Though the Pacers held a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter against a team that hasn't won since Jan. 29, that advantage disappeared. Philadelphia junked up the defense, gambled for steals and quickened Indiana to a slipshod pace to the point where the Pacers only led 93-90 with just 2:31 remaining. However, Paul George, who scored a team-high 25 points, scored a layup that sparked a 7-0 run that secured the victory and Philly's 19th consecutive loss.

Indiana improved to 48-17 and gained traction in the Eastern Conference thanks to a Miami loss. Now with 17 games remaining in their schedule, the Pacers own a three-game lead ahead over the Heat. Also, the Pacers learned that one man's trade bait could be another's depth at the center position.

On a night when Andrew Bynum did not play and Ian Mahinmi had a bag of ice strapped to his left side after the morning shoot around, Lavoy Allen filled in behind starting center Roy Hibbert and played as efficient as anyone on the court. Back in his hometown and playing in front against his old team, Allen must have felt right at home after his pregame meal of an Ishkabibble Philly cheese steak. Then, he stepped in the game and hit all six of his field goals to tie a season-high of 13 points. Of course, no return home would be complete without a typical Philly welcome.