Tuesday , Mar , 09 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Iverson-less Sixers visit Bulls

=== Iverson-less Sixers visit Bulls ===

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers try to win their third
straight contest tonight, as they visit the Chicago Bulls at the United
Center.

The 76ers are expected to be without All-Star guard Allen Iverson for the
second straight game. Iverson is suffering from a right knee injury.
Philadelphia is 6-13 without the Georgetown product this season.

Philadelphia is in 11th place in the Eastern Conference, two games out of a
playoff spot. On Monday, Greg Buckner scored a season-high 20 points off the
bench, as the 76ers earned a 97-92 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the
Wachovia Center.

Eric Snow had 17 points and 12 assists for the Sixers, who erased a 20-point
deficit for their second win in a row. Zendon Hamilton had a season-high 19
points and nine rebounds, while Kenny Thomas chipped in 14 points and 15
rebounds in the win.

Philadelphia is 3-6 in Tuesday games this season.

The 76ers, who play five of their next six on the road, are just 10-22 as the
visitor this season.

Chicago, which is tied with Orlando for the least amount of wins (18) in the
NBA this season, has lost two straight games. The Bulls lost to the 76ers,
97-88, on Saturday at the Wachovia Center.

Eddy Curry scored 24 points and hauled in seven rebounds in the loss for the
Bulls, who have dropped six of their last eight games overall. Antonio Davis
added 16 points and 10 boards, while Jamal Crawford also chipped in 16 points
in the setback.

Chicago is 2-7 in Tuesday games this season. The Bulls are just 12-20 as the
host.

This is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the two clubs.
Philadelphia has been victorious in the three prior meetings, winning twice at
the Wachovia Center and once in Chicago.

The road team has won 10 of the last 16 contests in this series. Philadelphia
has won six of its last seven contests with the Bulls.

CHI PHI