Washington Wizards Team Report – November 27
=== Washington Wizards Team Report – November 27 ===
(Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards were dealt a heartbreaking loss by
the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday afternoon at the Wachovia Center.
Allen Iverson stole an inbounds pass and dropped in a layup with two-tenths of
a second remaining in overtime to give the Sixers a 116-114 victory over the
Iverson, whose only steal came in the extra session, stepped in front of the
inbounds pass by Jarvis Hayes and raced upcourt ahead of everyone to score and
extend his streak to 31 games with a steal.
Antawn Jamison scored 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Wizards,
who played without head coach Eddie Jordan. Jordan was hospitalized Thursday
with a blood clot in his left leg and will also miss Sunday’s game in Toronto.
Assistant Mike O’Koren took over for Jordan.
Gilbert Arenas had 23 points and Larry Hughes added 20 with 12 boards and nine
assists. Hayes scored 18 points and hit two big three-pointers in the loss.
Washington trailed throughout most of the second half, but tied the game at
103-103 on a three-pointer by Hayes just before the horn sounded to end the
Hughes scored midway through the overtime session, as Washington matched its
biggest lead of the game, 109-105, with three minutes remaining. The Sixers
answered with seven straight points to take a 112-109 lead, but, Hayes struck
again, hitting a three-pointer with 27 seconds left to tie the game at 114-114
before Iverson won it.
The Wizards will play on the road Sunday afternoon against the Toronto
Raptors. Washington picked up its fourth straight win over the Raptors on
Tuesday with a 102-86 home victory. The Wizards took three of four matchups
with Toronto last season.