Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – March 23
=== Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – March 23 ===
(Sports Network) – Kenny Thomas collected 27 points, 13 rebounds and seven
assists, as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 107-98, on
Monday at the Wachovia Center.
John Salmons contributed a career-high 21 points and hit five three-pointers
for Philadelphia, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Willie Green netted
19 points and Aaron McKie added 16 for the 76ers, who shot 54.5 percent from
the field and converted 11-of-18 attempts from beyond the arc.
Philadelphia again played without All-Star guard Allen Iverson, who is
bothered by inflammation in his right knee. Iverson, the team’s leading
scorer, has now missed a career-high 23 contests this season and the 76ers are
10-13 without him.
Prior to the game, Philadelphia placed forward Derrick Coleman on the injured
list with left knee tendinitis and activated forward Amal McCaskill from the
The Sixers are off until Wednesday when they host the Phoenix Suns. Earlier
this season, Philadelphia lost to the Suns, 100-92, on December 28, 2003 at
America West Arena.
Thomas has averaged 25 points and 12.5 rebounds in his last two games. He has
posted a double-double in 13 of his last 15 games.