Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – November 27
=== Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – November 27 ===
(Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers will try to match their season-best
winning streak of three games tonight, when they travel south to face the
Orlando Magic at TD Waterhouse Centre.
The Sixers are coming off Friday afternoon’s thrilling home victory over the
Washington Wizards. Allen Iverson stole an inbounds pass and dropped in a
layup with two-tenths of a second remaining in overtime to give Philadelphia
a 116-114 victory at the Wachovia Center.
Iverson finished with 28 points to lead five Sixers in double figures. The
All-Star guard had 13 assists and no turnovers.
Kyle Korver netted a career-high 26 points with eight rebounds and Marc
Jackson added 21, including key back-to-back baskets in overtime. John Salmons
contributed 16 and Samuel Dalembert added 13 for the Sixers, who improved to
3-0 in overtime affairs this season.
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.
Prior to the game, Philadelphia placed guard Kevin Ollie on the injured list
and activated guard Aaron McKie. McKie played just four minutes and did not
attempt a shot.
The game was originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (et), with the Flyers
scheduled to play Atlanta in the afternoon. With the NHL lockout in effect,
the Sixers decided to play in the day, allowing them extra time before
beginning their five-game road trip today.
Philadelphia posted a 96-87 home win over the Magic on November 14 of this
season. It was the seventh win for the Sixers in the last 10 meetings between
the teams. Most of the recent matchups have been close affairs, as nine of the
last 11 contests in the series have been decided by seven points or less.
The Sixers have won three of their last five in Orlando, but the Magic has
taken nine of the last 13 meetings on their homecourt.