Thursday , Nov , 27 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – November 27

=== Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – November 27 ===

(Sports Network) – Allen Iverson scored 30 points and handed out seven
assists to lead Philadelphia over Detroit, 90-86, on Wednesday in the much
awaited return of Larry Brown to the Wachovia Center.

Brown was the head coach of the Sixers for six seasons before resigning after
the 2002-03 campaign. The Hall-of-Famer then accepted the Detroit position one
week after announcing he was leaving Philadelphia.

Kenny Thomas added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Sixers, who stopped a
two-game slide. Eric Snow tallied 13 points and eight helpers, as the game was
also a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference semifinals. The Pistons
eliminated Philadelphia in six games before falling to New Jersey in the
following round.

The Sixers, who blew a 15-point lead, got down by as many as five in the
second half. But with just 5:09 to play, Iverson drained a contested jumper to
give the Sixers an 80-78 edge and they led the rest of the way.

John Salmons then nailed a huge jumper from the left wing with a hand in his
face to give Philadelphia a commanding 88-83 margin with just 24.1 seconds
left.

The Pistons came right back down the floor, but Lindsey Hunter missed a three-
pointer with 14.4 seconds left to help seal the victory for the Sixers.

The Sixers shot 48 percent from the floor, but were powered to victory by
forcing 20 Detroit turnovers.

The 76ers are off until Friday when they travel to Indiana to take on the
Pacers.

PHI