Saturday , Dec , 13 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – December 13

=== Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – December 13 ===

(Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Denver Nuggets, 86-77,
on Friday at the Wachovia Center.

Kenny Thomas scored 19 points to go along with 12 rebounds for the 76ers, who
had their season-high three-game winning streak come to an end. Allen Iverson
contributed 18 points and Eric Snow added 14 with 11 assists in a losing

The Nuggets took the lead midway through the second quarter, 36-35, on a
three-point play by Nene and led the rest of the way. The Denver margin grew
to 11 at halftime and it held a seven-point edge heading into the final

A basket by Earl Boykins game Denver a 70-61 advantage, but the Sixers would
get within five, 78-73, on a three-pointer by Iverson with just over three
minutes remaining in the contest.

The Sixers would not get any closer, as Denver would put the game away by
scoring eight of the final 12 points in the game.

Glenn Robinson returned to the Sixers’ lineup after missing the last 15 games
with an ankle injury. He scored six points in 27 minutes.

Sixers center Derrick Coleman hyperextended his left knee early in the third
quarter and didn’t return.

The 76ers are off until Sunday when they host the Utah Jazz.