INDIANAPOLIS -- There is a common theory that fast break teams don't prosper in the playoffs. The 76ers will worry about the playoffs when the time comes.
For now, they continue to be at their best when they are running the court. That was evident in Tuesday's 110-100 win over the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.
The Sixers had a 15-5 edge in fast break points, but that only tells part of the story. They continually beat the step-slow Pacers while driving to the basket, even in half-court sets.
They are spreading the floor, and getting open looks. And while there may not be a go-to scorer, the Sixers continue to show tremendous balance with seven players scoring in double figures led by Thaddeus Young's 18 points.
Coach Doug Collins said that when the Pacers were sending two bigs to the boards, they were vulnerable to the Sixers transition game.
The 76ers seemed to have much more energy even though the Pacers were playing at home and had been off since Saturday night. The Sixers meanwhile had a difficult overtime game on Sunday.
Will the Sixers have anything left in the tank for Wednesday's game at the Wells Fargo Center against the Oklahoma City Thunder?
The guess here is that it will be a difficult challenge. Beating the Thunder with ample rest is difficult enough.
Still, this was an impressive win, and the Sixers continue to be a dangerous offensive team with Andre Iguodala serving as a second point guard.
The Sixers took advantage of their youth and athleticism and while they couldn't keep up the frenetic pace in the fourth quarter, this was still an impressive win.
If it's not Iguodala, then the best player of the last few weeks has been Thaddeus Young, who scored 18 points (9 for 13 shooting) and added nine rebounds. Young is so active and he talked in the locker room on how he thrives in the fast-paced game.
The Sixers are also improving in their half-court offense, but they are truly entertaining and difficult to stop when they run. And on this night, they ran to yet another victory, their third in a row and seventh in the last eight games.
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