Sixers Finally In The Win Column

This is the Elton Brand we've been looking for. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

It seemed like it would never happen.

But the Philadelphia 76ers have won their first game of the season, defeating the Indiana Pacers 101-75 last night.

Elton Brand led the Sixers with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists. Brand also added two blocks and a steal.

The bench was another big reason the Sixers were victorious. They combined for 41 points and really gave the team a huge boost.

Jrue Holiday and Andre Iguodala each added 11 points.

Pacers superstar forward Danny Granger was shut down by the Sixers stifling defense. Granger was 2-for-14 with only seven points on the night.

Josh McRoberts also added 10 points and four rebounds for the Pacers in the loss.

The Sixers led throughout the whole game and never looked back.

The Sixers will face the LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

 

** Sixers head coach Doug Collins missed the entire second half as he is still suffering from vertigo after a fall at a Phoenix coffee shop in May.

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