Iguodala and Iverson help Sixers beat Mavs
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Andre Iguodala matched a career-high with
22 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists, as the Philadelphia
76ers defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 112-97, at the Wachovia Center.
Allen Iverson netted a game-high 25 points and Kyle Korver poured in 20 points
for Philadelphia, which has won two straight after dropping its first three
games of the season.
Chris Webber posted 19 points and 11 boards in the win.
Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki left the game with a back injury in the second
quarter and did not return. He still finished with 14 points for the
Mavericks, who have dropped two of three since beating Phoenix in double-
overtime in the season opener.
Reserve Keith Van Horn led Dallas with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Jason
Terry went 3-for-5 from behind the arc and finished with 15 points.
Trailing by six at halftime, the Sixers used an 18-7 run to assume a 76-71
lead by the end of the third quarter. Lee Nailon’s tip shot with 55 seconds
remaining in the third put Philadelphia ahead by one, and Iguodala later
connected on a pair of three throw attempts to stretch the lead to five
The Sixers’ charge continued in the fourth, as John Salmons hit a jumper with
10:29 to play to stretch the lead to 81-71. Salmons got his own rebound later
in the frame and made a layup plus the foul to push the lead to 14 before
Korver nailed a three-pointer from the corner to make it 91-75.
Dallas cut the deficit to 10 with 2:20 remaining, but would get no closer.
With the game knotted at 26-26 after one quarter of play, Dallas used a 6-0
run late in the second stanza to assume a 50-44 lead. During the midst of that
run, however, Nowitzki left the floor and headed to the locker room holding
his back with both hands.
The Mavericks would maintain that six-point lead regardless, as Terry buried a
long two-pointer to give his team a 52-46 edge at halftime.
Dallas guard Devin Harris left in the third quarter with a left ankle sprain
and did not return…This was the first of a four-game homestand for
Philadelphia. It will host the Lakers, Clippers and Toronto Raptors as
well…Dallas is 1-2 away from home this season… These two teams split their
two matchups last season. The Mavericks have won five of nine and six of the
last 11 meetings.