Iverson hits for 42 in Sixers’ win over Nets
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Allen Iverson poured in 42 points and
handed out 12 assists, as Philadelphia defeated New Jersey, 107-95, at
Continental Airlines Arena.
Kyle Korver went 10-of-11 from the floor and scored 25 points for the Sixers,
who have won two straight following a four-game skid. The sharp-shooting
Korver also went 5-of-6 from behind the arc.
Richard Jefferson had 26 points and 11 rebounds while Vince Carter also netted
26 points for the Nets, who had a two-game winning streak halted.
Leading by five at the intermission, Philadelphia began the third quarter on a
10-2 run to take control. Iverson drained a three and Korver capped the fast
start with a jumper, making it 64-51 with around nine minutes left.
Iverson’s free throw later in the period then extended the edge to 15 points
and the Sixers eventually led by that margin, 84-69, after 36 minutes.
In the fourth, New Jersey fell behind by as many as 16 points before closing
within 98-90 on Carter’s three-pointer with just over five minutes to go.
However, the Nets would not get any closer in the waning minutes.
The visitors, though, quickly increased their lead to 12 points and maintained
a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
Philadelphia made 57 percent of its shots, while New Jersey hit on just 41
percent of its attempts.
The Sixers led 30-25 after one quarter and held a 54-49 edge at halftime.
Sixers forward Chris Webber had 13 points, nine rebounds and seven
assists…Iverson finished 15-of-28 from the field…Jason Kidd had 14 points
and nine assists in the loss…Carter was 9-of-22 from the
floor…Philadelphia put an end to a six-game road losing streak and won for
the first time as the visitor since defeating Toronto on November 16.