INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert stepped up when the short-handed Indiana Pacers needed a lift on opening night. Ender Inciarte Jersey .Hibbert had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks, leading the Pacers to a 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.Indiana won its season opener for the fourth consecutive year, but this was the first one during that stretch without All-Star swingman Paul George, who is out after breaking his right leg in two places. The Pacers also played without two other starters, power forward David West (sprained right ankle) and guard George Hill (bruised left knee).Hibbert led the way against the youthful 76ers, and then acted like it like it was no big deal. Coach Frank Vogel knew better.Obviously with so many of the other guys out of the lineup, we called his number a little bit more than normal, Vogel said. He played a physical brand of basketball. He was effective, obviously, when he got the ball.Hibbert was 6 of 8 from the field and 10 of 13 from the free-throw line. His presence in the middle also created space for his teammates.Rodney Stuckey (16 points) and C.J. Miles (15 points), Indianas two biggest free-agent acquisitions, each made a strong first impression. Donald Sloan had 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Chris Copeland finished with 11 points.On defence, where Hibbert usually thrives, he was every bit as efficient. He helped shut down Nerlens Noel in his NBA debut.With Hill and West expected to miss at least the next two games, Hibbert will try to carry the Pacers until they return.Its not necessarily taking all the shots, its just playing with force, trying to get offensive rebounds, trying to keep loose balls alive and playing defence to the best of your ability, he said. Then everybody else will fall in line.The 7-foot-2 centre scored the first four points in a key 16-6 third-quarter run that gave the Pacers a 78-67 lead.Tony Wroten led the 76ers with 22 points. Noel had six points and 10 rebounds, making going 2 for 11 from the field. The No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft missed all of last season with a torn ACL in his left knee.I saw good things in both of those positions from time to time tonight, coach Brett Brown said of Noel, who played both power forward and centre.TIP-INS76ers: Had 12 fouls in the first quarter, matching their field goal total. ... Only one of six draft picks from June played Wednesday. K.J. McDaniels finished with two points in his debut. ... Opened the game by outscoring Pacers 20-2 in paint and finished with a 48-32 advantage inside.Pacers: George opened the night by thanking fans for their support as he tries to recover from his injury, and then promised to come back stronger than ever. ... Finished the first quarter on 12-0 run to take a 26-24 lead. ... Honored former coach Bobby Slick Leonard at halftime by rehanging a banner adding the words Hall of Fame to it. Larry Bird also presented Leonard with keys to a new Cadillac Escalade. ... Hibbert was called for a technical foul after a brief scuffle with Malcolm Thomas late in the first half.CH-CH-CHANGESPhiladelphia had a completely new opening lineup from last season, with Noel, Wroten, Christapher Johnson, Henry Sims and Hollis Thompson. Coupled with Indianas injuries and the free-agent departure of Lance Stephenson from the Pacers, each team had a lot of new lineups and combinations. Both coaches acknowledged the game was a bit ragged because of the changes and noted they are still experimenting with their players.UP NEXTPhiladelphia visits Milwaukee on Friday.The Pacers host the Grizzlies on Friday in what will be a homecoming for three former Indiana prep stars — Mike Conley, Courtney Lee and Zach Randolph. Scott Kazmir Jersey .J. Mayo made seven three-pointers and scored 25 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 20, and the Milwaukee Bucks placed seven players in double figures in a 130-110 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers, who lost their 11th straight game on Monday night. Ronald Acuna Jr. Jersey . Coach Randy Carlyle didnt know the severity of Bozaks injury. Bozak left the bench and went down the tunnel early in the second period, returned to play a handful of shifts and then did play in the third. http://www.thebravesteamshop.com/Braves-Orlando-Cepeda-Kids-Jersey/ . They started shooting the puck. Joe Pavelski had a hat trick to move into a tie for second in the NHL in goals and the Sharks beat Philadelphia 7-3 Thursday night in the first game for both teams following the Olympic break.CALGARY - A fine display of hand-eye co-ordination from Patrick Marleau was the difference on Saturday night.Marleaus goal on a unique play halfway through the third period stood up as the game-winner as the San Jose Sharks edged the Calgary Flames 3-2.From behind the net, Logan Coutures centring attempt deflected off the stick of Flames defenceman Mark Giordano and went high into the air, sailed over top of the Calgary net and came down nearly on top of Marleau, who bumped it with his arm and then batted the puck out of mid-air past Karri Ramo.We were able to get our forecheck finally going in the third. Tommy Wingels and Couture both got in there and I kind of juggled it in front and I was able to bat it in, said Marleau.The Sharks have won four straight on the heels of a 2-0 shutout loss at home to the Flames on Nov. 26.Lucky bounces. Something that has been few and far between for us so far so its good to get one, said Couture, who also scored his 11th goal.Re-united as a line after that November loss to the Flames, Couture, Marleau and Wingels have been on fire with 20 combined points during the past four games.Weve played together on and off for a while now. But Tommy and Couture, theyre both so sound in their positional play, its easy to play with them, said Marleau.Justin Braun also scored for San Jose (14-10-4), which plays in Edmonton on Sunday night. Wingels chipped in with a pair of assists giving him nine points (three goals, six assists) during a four-game point streak.Giordano and Johnny Gaudreau replied for Calgary (17-9-2), which had its four-game winning streak snapped. The Flames open up a four-game road trip Tuesday in Toronto.They didnt make that many (mistakes) so we did take advantage of the few, found a way to beat a hot goaltender, found a way to get ourselves back into the game, said Sharks head coach Todd McLellan. Our first period was not anywhere near where it needed to be but we chatted a little bit between periods and responded well so its a good sign for us.Couture said that chat, as McLellan put it, was a mild way to describe it.If you were close to the room you could probably hear him screaming, Couture said. We knew in this room it was a pretty pathetic period by this group. It was nice to see us rebound and come out strong in the second.The Flames outshot San Jose 35-30 but mistakes on the first two goals cost them.I felt that we played a real good game, but on their goals, we made some major mistakes and theyre a team that theyre so talented that they were very opportunistic and they got the game froom us, said Flames coach Bob Hartley. Julio Teheran Jersey. he Sharks had a 1:29 two-man advantage inside the games final five minutes but were unable to take advantage. With the Scotiabank Saddledome crowd buzzing, Calgary then went on the attack and eventually got a power play of their own with 1:19 left.But the Flames, who have made third-period comebacks their specialty all year, could not tie it this time despite pouring on the pressure by pulling Ramo to make it a 6-on-4 situation.The Flames led 1-0 after the first period but the lead evaporated on goals two minutes apart by San Jose to open up the second.At 0:33, Kris Russells attempt to clear the puck around the boards hit Wingels in the shin and caromed sharply into the slot to Braun, who quickly sent a backhand past Ramo.Then Flames defenceman Raphael Diaz whiffed on his attempt to clear away the puck, enabling Couture to steal it and dart to the net where he rang a backhand off the far goal post.You give up two quick goals, after we played such a good first period, the momentum changes a bit, said Flames centre Matt Stajan. Weve got to clean it up a bit at the start of periods. We cant let the other team take it to us like they did there.Calgary eventually tied it on Gaudreaus fifth goal at 17:49 of the second but they were not able to regain the lead. Its the first time all season the Flames have lost in a game in which they led after the first period (4-1-0).Its one of those things where weve been down quite a bit lately and weve got to find a way to get a lead and hold onto it at the end of the game. You cant always come back from a one or two goal deficit, said Flames defenceman T.J. Brodie.Calgary took a 1-0 lead to the first intermission thanks to a blast off the stick of Giordano at 17:32.It was the ninth goal and 28th point of the season for the Flames captain, who leads all NHL defencemen in scoring.Ramo had his six-game winning streak snapped to fall to 8-3-1. He made 27 saves.Niemi had 33 stops to improve to 11-7-3.Notes: Stajan (knee) returned to Calgarys line-up after missing 16 games. Also playing was Brian McGrattan, a healthy scratch the past seven games. Scratched forwards were Brandon Bollig and Sven Baertschi. ... San Joses Matt Nieto (undisclosed injury) did not play. Barclay Goodrow took his spot. ... John Scotts assist on Coutures goal was his first assist in 120 games. His last assist was Dec. 16, 2011. ... The Flames are 6-7-0 when trailing after two periods. The team record for comeback wins is seven, which has been done twice — last in 1987-88. Cheap Capitals Jerseys Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys Cheap Avalanche Jerseys Cheap Stars Jerseys Cheap Wild Jerseys Cheap Predators Jerseys Cheap Blues Jerseys Cheap Jets Jerseys Cheap Ducks Jerseys Cheap Coyotes Jerseys Wholesale Flames Jerseys Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys Cheap Oilers Jerseys Cheap Kings Jerseys Cheap Sharks Jerseys Cheap Canucks Jerseys ' ' '