Sunday , Dec , 18 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Sixers try to stay afloat on road

(Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers begin a tough stretch today against
the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre that will see them play eight of
nine on the road.

The Sixers have defeated the Raptors twice already this season and have won
five of the last six meetings. Philly has also had success north of the
border, where it has won two of three and six of its last eight.

Philadelphia comes in on a losing note of its own after falling to the Miami
Heat, 112-105 on Friday at the Wachovia Center.

Allen Iverson netted a game-high 35 points on 14-of-29 shooting for the 76ers,
who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end. Chris Webber added 23
points with seven rebounds in the loss.

Kyle Korver was the only other Sixer in double figures with 11 points on just
4-of-12 shooting.

Both Iverson and Korver are a little banged up, though. Iverson, who was just
7-of-16 from the foul line, suffered a sprained thumb, while Korver is nursing
a thumb injury also. Both are expected to play today.

At 12-12 the Sixers lead the underachieving Atlantic Division by a full game
over the New Jersey Nets.

Philadelphia is 3-7 away from home this season.