Wednesday , Mar , 24 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Sun sets on Phoenix in Philly

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t need Allen
Iverson or Marc Jackson to defeat the Suns on Wednesday.

Philadelphia put together a solid fourth quarter to down Phoenix by a 99-94
score at the Wachovia Center and have posted five straight wins at home — all
without two of its best players.

The Sixers, who ended a three-game slide versus Phoenix, again played without
All-Star guard Iverson, who is bothered by inflammation in his right knee.
Iverson, the team’s leading scorer, has now missed a career-high 24 contests
this season and the 76ers are 11-13 without him.

Jackson, meanwhile, is hampered with an injured foot and missed his 47th game
of the season. According to head coach Chris Ford, Jackson had a hard cast put
on the foot and will most likely miss the rest of the campaign.