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Sixers unable to pull off upset, fall to Pacers, 103-91

INDIANAPOLIS The 76ers were unable to duplicate the unthinkable. They weren't able to pull off a thrilling upset for the second straight season opener because they couldn't stop Roy Hibbert. The Indiana Pacers escaped with a 103-91 victory Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The 7-foot-2, 275-pound center finished with game highs of 22 points and seven blocked shots to go with eight rebounds for the shorthanded Pacers. But the Sixers had their chances in a game with nine lead changes and five ties in the first three quarters. Last season, they opened the season by upsetting the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat. No one not even the Sixers' front office...

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