Saturday , Feb , 28 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Injured Iverson and Robinson sidelined, again

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Philadelphia guard Allen Iverson and
forward Glenn Robinson are not expected to play on Saturday when the 76ers
travel to Conseco Fieldhouse to play the Pacers. Both are questionable for
Sunday night’s matchup with Minnesota at the Wachovia Center.

The All-Star guard will miss his third straight game with a sore right
shoulder. 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, who then missed Tuesday’s game in Atlanta,
will miss his 17th game of the season Saturday due to various injuries.

The Sixers have lost three games in a row, including their last two without
Iverson. In those two games they have averaged 70.5 points while shooting a
dismal 32.9 percent from the field.

Philadelphia is 5-11 this season without Iverson, who is second in the league
in scoring.

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.

Robinson, who is suffering from an inflamed right elbow, will miss his 16th
game because of injury and the 19th time overall.

The Sixers also received bad news earlier this week when it was learned that
center Derrick Coleman is expected to miss another couple of 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’ 58 games this
season.

PHI