The Sixers met their match Wednesday night at the Conseco Field House when they faced a team just as tough defensively as they are.

But in the end it was Pacers that had a hotter hand than the Sixers in a 111-94 defeat (see Lynam's Instant Replay).



"They shot great tonight," coach Doug Collins said. "Their bench really gave them a lift. I mean our bench got outscored tonight, 47-24. That does not happen very often. They were great, hats off. They are a big strong physical team that committed three fouls in the last three quarters of the game, one in each quarter."