Saturday , Jan , 29 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Iverson sits out third consecutive game

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers star guard Allen Iverson
was sidelined for Saturday’s game versus the Dallas Mavericks because of a
strained left shoulder.

It was the third straight game the NBA’s leading scorer has missed. He is
expected to return to the starting line-up Monday when the Sixers host the
Indiana Pacers.

Iverson, who has been bothered by a sore shoulder for much of the season,
also sat out Friday’s game against New Orleans and Wednesday’s game against

Friday marked the fifth 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 Sixers are
0-4 this season without Iverson heading into Saturday’s game.

Second-year guard Willie Green started in Iverson’s place against Dallas.