Saturday , Dec , 18 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – December 18

=== Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – December 18 ===

(Sports Network) – For the second time in under a week, the Milwaukee Bucks
and Philadelphia 76ers will take the court for an Eastern Conference tussle
tonight.

Last Sunday, Philadelphia downed the Bucks, 107-101, at the Wachovia Center.
This evening, the teams will meet at the Bradley Center, where Philadelphia
has dropped two of its last three. Overall, the Sixers have won seven of the
last 11 meetings in this series.

Philadelphia will try to gather itself after blowing a 19-point lead in a
113-107 overtime loss to the New York Knicks Friday night at the Wachovia
Center. Kenny Thomas tallied a season-high 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting in
the loss.

Allen Iverson added 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the losing
effort. Willie Green posted 14 points, Marc Jackson had 13 off the bench and
Andre Iguodala tacked on 11 for Philadelphia, which had a three-game winning
streak stopped.

The Sixers hit 47.8 percent from the field, but only 2-of-14 from three-point
range. Kyle Korver’s recent struggles continued, as he missed all six of his
three-point attempts. Korver is just 3-of-18 from long distance in his last
three games.

Sixers guard John Salmons left in the second quarter with bronchitis and
didn’t return. It is unknown whether Salmons will be available for tonight’s
contest.

Philadelphia activated guard Kevin Ollie and placed forward Josh Davis on the
injured list Friday. Ollie played three minutes in the contest.

Philadelphia has been a poor road team this season, going just 2-8 in 10 such
contests.

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