Wednesday , Jan , 26 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Iverson sits out game against Wizards

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers star guard Allen Iverson
missed Wednesday’s game against the Washington Wizards because of a strained
left shoulder. He is listed as day-to-day.

Iverson, who has been bothered by a sore shoulder for much of the season, sat
out practice on Tuesday and then underwent an MRI exam. He was questionable
for Monday’s game against Miami, but played and posted 45 points and 11
assists in the Sixers’ victory. He appeared to aggravate the injury when he
collided with the Heat’s Dwyane Wade.

It marked the third game that Iverson has missed this season. He sat out a
November 21 contest against Miami with an elbow contusion and was unable to go
against Minnesota on January 7 due to a right ankle injury.

The 29-year-old Iverson leads the NBA in scoring with a 29.1 points-per-game
average. He is also fourth in the league in steals (2.24 spg) and fifth in
assists (7.5 apg).

Willie Green started in Iverson’s place against Washington.