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Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – March 7

=== Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – March 7 ===

(Sports Network) – Kenny Thomas poured in a season-high 27 points and
grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 97-88 win over the
Chicago Bulls Saturday at the Wachovia Center.

Allen Iverson, who left Thursday night’s loss to Sacramento with a pulled
muscle in his leg, scored 20 points and handed out 11 assists for the Sixers,
who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Zendon Hamilton added season highs with 15 points and 11 boards in the win.

Chicago led by six after three periods of play and Kirk Hinrich’s three-
pointer with 9:24 remaining staked them to a 76-69 edge. However, Philadelphia
scored the next six points to pull within one point.

The Bulls led 83-79 later in the fourth, but the Sixers used a forceful 12-0
spurt to forge ahead 91-83. During the game-clinching run, Thomas scored four
points, including a jumper with 4:12 left that put the Sixers ahead for good.
Iverson capped the lengthy flurry with two free throws to make it an eight-
point game with 2:32 remaining.

The lead grew to 10 points moments later and Chicago was not able to get any
closer than six points the rest of the game.

Thomas has recorded double digits in scoring and rebounding in seven straight
games. He has averaged 18 points and 12.6 rebounds in that span.

The 76ers are off until Monday when they host All-Star Michael Redd and the
Milwaukee Bucks. Philadelphia is 0-2 against the Bucks this season.

PHI