Jalen Rose debuts for Raptors in Philly
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – The new-look Toronto Raptors travel to
Philadelphia tonight to take on Allen Iverson and the 76ers at the Wachovia
Center in an Eastern Conference battle.
On Monday, the Raptors officially acquired swingman Jalen Rose and forwards
Donyell Marshall and Lonny Baxter from the Chicago Bulls for center Antonio
Davis and forwards Jerome Williams and Chris Jefferies.
The key to the trade for Toronto is Rose, who is in his 10th NBA season.
The 30-year-old Rose is averaging 13.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists
per game this year. Rose had been in Chicago since the 2001-02 season, when he
was obtained from Indiana on February 19, 2002.
The Raptors last played on Saturday when they were defeated by the Miami
Heat, 78-66, at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Lamond Murray scored 14 points and Alvin Williams added 13 for the Raptors,
who lost for the first time in three games.
Chris Bosh finished with 11 points and 10 boards for the Raptors, who are 3-6
on the road this season.
Allen Iverson scored a season-high 50 points to lead Philadelphia to a 98-86
victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night at the Wachovia Center.
Iverson hit 20-of-34 attempts, including 4-of-7 from three-point range, and
added six assists and five rebounds. He was coming off a poor performance on
Friday night when he scored 12 and made just 4-of-19 shots in a loss to
John Salmons added 13 points for the Sixers, who have won three straight at
Earlier this season, Philadelphia defeated the Raptors, 81-75, at Air Canada
Centre on November 19.
Overall, the 76ers have won four straight and five of the last six meetings
The road team has won three in a row and six of the last seven, while the
Raptors have lost seven of their last 10 at Philadelphia.