Thursday , Jan , 15 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – January 15

=== Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – January 15 ===

(Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers were defeated by the Dallas
Mavericks, 125-122, in double-overtime on Wednesday at American Airlines
Center.

Glenn Robinson paced the Sixers with a game-high 34 points. Allen Iverson
added 31 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Philadelphia, which has
lost two of its last three. Samuel Dalembert had a strong night for the Sixers
with a career-high 24 points and 16 boards.

Michael Finley knocked down a short jumper to give Dallas a 119-116 lead
with 2:12 left in the second overtime. Dirk Nowitzki then made 1-of-2 from
the stripe for a four-point lead.

After a basket by Eric Snow pulled Philadelphia within two, the Sixers tied
the game at 120 on a pair of free throws by Robinson with 41.8 seconds
remaining. Nowitzki kept plugging away and gave the Mavs a 122-120 edge on a
15-foot jump shot with 24.1 seconds to go.

Dalembert was then hacked and made 1-of-2 from the line to pull the
Sixers within one. Travis Best was then immediately fouled and made both
shots for a 124-121 score. With 8.0 seconds left, Snow made 1-of-2 free
throws for a two-point game. Dallas sealed the win after Finley made one
foul shot for a 125-122 lead.

Robinson is averaging 24 points and 5.2 rebounds in the last five contests.

The 76ers are off until Saturday when they host Mike Miller and the Memphis
Grizzlies.

PHI