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76ers look to remain unbeaten against Pacers

Nov 7, 2006 - 2:14 PM Philadelphia (3-0) at Indiana (2-1) 7:00 pm EST

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) - Despite low expectations, the Philadelphia 76ers have gotten off to their best start in six years.

After finishing out of the playoffs in 2005-06, the 76ers will look to continue their surprising early success against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

After three games, Allen Iverson is leading the NBA in scoring at 34.0 points per game. The All-Star guard has led Philadelphia to victories in its first three contests, including a 107-98 win over the defending champion Miami Heat on Sunday.

Iverson collected 31 points and a season-high 13 assists and Kyle Korver scored 13 of his 22 points in the decisive third quarter for the 76ers, who have started 3-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 edition won its first 10 games en route to an appearance in the NBA Finals.

The Pacers also have gotten off to a solid start to the campaign, winning two of their first three contests. On Saturday, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Darrell Armstrong sparked a huge fourth quarter as Indiana posted a 109-95 victory over the New York Knicks.

Al Harrington snapped out of a slump with 32 points for the Pacers, who have lost their last two contests against the 76ers.

Both wins for Indiana this season have come on the road. Three of their next five contests will be away from home.

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