Bobcats host Sixers in Charlotte
(Sports Network) – The Charlotte Bobcats will try to end the season with four
straight wins tonight when they welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to town.
The Bobcats have won three straight and continued the streak with Monday’s
98-91 victory over the New York Knicks.
Jake Voskuhl tallied 17 points and nine boards and Melvin Ely had 12 points
for the Bobcats, who have won four of five. Matt Carroll rounded out the
double-figure scorers for Charlotte, which improved to 25-56 with just one
game remaining in the season.
Bobcats leading scorer Gerald Wallace (bruised ribs) and Brevin Knight (groin
strain) could miss Wednesday’s tilt with the 76ers. Charlotte is 16-24 as the
host this season after finishing with a 9-32 road mark.
Meanwhile, the 76ers ended a two-game losing streak with Tuesday’s 91-88
victory over the New Jersey Nets at the Wachovia Center.
Sixers stars Allen Iverson and Chris Webber showed up late for the game, but
were not expected to play anyway because of injuries. However, players are
supposed to show up 90 minutes before tip-off and the duo did not.
Head coach Maurice Cheeks and Sixers general manager Billy King noted that
Iverson and Webber will be fined for their actions. Iverson and Webber didn’t
sit on the bench in street attire with their teammates.
Andre Iguodala scored a career-high 27 points and dished out eight assists in
the pair’s absence, while Steven Hunter tallied 10 points and pulled down
seven rebounds in the win.
The Sixers finished the season with a 23-18 record at the Wachovia Center and
will carry a 15-25 road mark into Wednesday’s battle at Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte leads the season series 2-1 with Philadelphia.