Pacers Top 76ers, Win Fourth Straight

Granger scores 30 with 12 boards to keep slim playoff hopes alive
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2008 10:22 PM CDT
Indiana Pacers' Jeff Foster, left, and Philadelphia 76ers' Samuel Dalembert fight for ball control during the first quarter of NBA action on Friday , April 11, 2008, in Philadelphia.    (AP Photo/H. Rumph, Jr.)
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(Newser) – Danny Granger had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers kept their slim Eastern Conference playoff hopes alive with an 85-76 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. Indiana won its fourth straight, and entered Friday trailing No. 8 Atlanta, but still likely needs to win its final three games to have a chance at the postseason.

Philadelphia dropped into a tie for the No. 6 seed in the conference with Toronto following one of its worst shooting performances of the season. The 76ers shot just 35% from the field and a season-worst 43% from the line (9-for-21). Andre Miller, who scored 23 points, and Thaddeus Young, who added 21, were the only 76ers players in double figures.