Wednesday , Mar , 17 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – March 17

=== Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – March 17 ===

(Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers lost their second in a row on
their four-game road trip, as they fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 82-79, on
Tuesday at The Pyramid.

Aaron McKie led the way with 22 points for the Sixers, losers of back-to-back
contests after winning four straight. Kenny Thomas had a solid effort with 20
points and 12 boards, while Allen Iverson returned to the starting lineup, but
the Georgetown product was held to just 10 points in the loss after a
scoreless second half.

Iverson, who had missed three games with a sore right knee, did not play the
last time out for Philadelphia after head coach Chris Ford planned on using
his star guard off the bench, something that did not go over too well with
Iverson, a career starter. Iverson instead changed back into his street
clothes, refusing to come off the bench.

The Sixers play tonight at New Orleans. It will be the fourth and final
meeting of the season between the two teams. Philadelphia is 2-1 against the
Hornets this season.

Philadelphia finishes its road trip on Saturday at Miami.

McKie has scored 21 or more points in three of his last four games.