Bobcats go for three in a row at home against Sixers
(Sports Network) – The Charlotte Bobcats take aim at their first-ever three-
game winning streak this evening when they continue a six-game homestand
against Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers.
On Monday, Raymond Felton scored a career-high 24 points, as the Bobcats
defeated the Seattle SuperSonics, 119-106. Melvin Ely and Jumaine Jones each
recorded 23 points and Brevin Knight contributed 15 points. as Charlotte won
back-to-back games for the first time since December 27 and 28.
Felton also had nine assists, while Knight contributed nine assists, seven
rebounds and six steals.
Charlotte, which had lost a franchise-record 13 straight games prior to its
current run, has won two in a row four times this season after doing it three
times in its inaugural campaign.
On the injury front guard Keith Bogans, who has been sidelined since suffering
a sprained MCL in a loss to Milwaukee on January 21, has resumed practicing
with the team, but likely won’t return until Friday.
The Bobcats, who will close this stand against Toronto on Friday, are 9-15 in
their building this season.
Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in on a sour note after suffering an 87-81
setback at the hands of the Houston Rockets on Monday at the Wachovia Center.
Allen Iverson struggled from the field — as did most of his teammates — but
sank 20 of his whopping 24 free throw attempts to finish with 32 points.
Iverson has now scored 30 or more points in his last seven contests.
Chris Webber added 18 points and collected 15 rebounds for Philadelphia, which
went more than 15 minutes without a field goal in the second half and shot
just 33.3 percent from the field on the night.
The Sixers, who committed 24 turnovers, have now dropped three of their last
Philadelphia, which will close a brief two-game road trip against the
Washington Wizards on Sunday, is 9-13 away from home this season.
The Sixers have split their two matchups with Charlotte this season, but have
won four of the five all-time meetings.