Tuesday , Feb , 24 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Iverson out again; Coleman still not ready

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson did
not travel to Atlanta with the team for Tuesday’s game against the Hawks.

The All-Star guard will miss his second straight game with a sore right
shoulder. He is also expected to miss Saturday’s game at Indiana.

Iverson injured the shoulder when he ran into the scorer’s table chasing a
loose ball against Seattle on February 19. He played the next night against
the Lakers before sitting out Monday’s game against Detroit. The three-time
NBA scoring champion will miss his 16th game of the season Tuesday due to
various injuries. Philadelphia is 5-10 this season without Iverson, who is
currently tied with Orlando’s Tracy McGrady as the league’s leading scorer.

The six-foot star is averaging 27.4 points and 6.6 assists so far this season.
He also leads the league in steals (2.49) and minutes (42.5) per game.

Also, center Derrick Coleman is expected to miss another two weeks with a hand
injury. Coleman suffered a broken finger on January 23 against Orlando and has
not played since. He has played in just 30 of the Sixers’ 57 games this
season.

PHI