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Pacers beat 76ers 102-97 for 6th straight victory

By Dan Gelston

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, April 17 2012 7:51 p.m. MDT

Indiana Pacers' Danny Granger, right, tries to pass under pressure form Philadelphia 76ers' Nikola Vucevic, left, of Montenegro, and Andre Iguodala in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Philadelphia.

Matt Slocum, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Danny Granger scored 24 points, and Roy Hibbert had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to their sixth straight win, 102-97 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

The Pacers won their fifth straight road game and 10th of 11 overall and seem to be hitting their stride as the postseason nears. The Pacers play their final four games on the road and, barring a complete collapse, should earn the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Andre Iguodala scored 23 points for the Sixers in their third straight loss as they continue their late-season fade. They lead idle Milwaukee by only 1½ games for the eighth and final spot in the East. The Sixers play their final five games on the road, including April 25 at Milwaukee.

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