Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – February 15
=== Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – February 15 ===
(Sports Network) – The 76ers escaped with a 106-105 victory over the arch-
rival New York Knicks at the Wachovia Center on Monday night.
Marc Jackson netted 22 points and scored the game-winning basket with just one
second remaining to lift the Sixers to the victory. Philadelphia’s Allen
Iverson posted game highs with 38 points and 10 assists, but scored just seven
points in the second half. Iverson was coming off a career performance on
Saturday night when he scored 60 points in a win over Orlando.
Iverson made a great play on the game-winning basket, as he felt the double-
team right after the inbounds pass and quickly hit the cutting Jackson, who
promptly tallied the bucket. Nazr Mohammed missed an open shot in the lane on
other end for the Knicks at the buzzer.
Corliss Williamson scored 19 points for the Sixers, who have won three
straight and five of their last seven games. Kyle Korver added 12 points to
round out Philadelphia’s double-figure scorers. Philadelphia’s Samuel
Dalembert pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.
Both teams shot 50-percent from the floor, as Philadelphia hit 38-of-76 shots
and the Knicks made 41-of-82 attempts.
Philadelphia played without starting forward Kenny Thomas, who sat out his
second straight game with a lower back strain. Key reserve Willie Green didn’t
play because of a coach’s decision.
The Sixers also placed F John Salmons (asthmatic bronchitis) on the injured
list and activated G Kevin Ollie.
Philadelphia reached the .500 mark (26-26) for the first time since being 4-4
on Nov. 16. The Sixers have also moved into a tie for first place with the
Philadelphia will look to close out its pre All-Star slate against Detroit on
a high note at home on Wednesday night. The Sixers will then have a full week
off before taking on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden next Thursday.