76ers close out road trip
(Sports Network) – After spending a few days miles away from home on the
Western part of the country, the Philadelphia 76ers will wrap up their road
trip Saturday night in Los Angeles.
The Sixers opened the 2006-07 season with three straight wins, but have since
dropped four of their last five games. The only win during that span was a
96-90 victory over Seattle in the opener of a three-game road trip.
On Friday night, Philly suffered a 106-94 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Allen
Iverson registered 23 points, eight assists and five steals for the slumping
Sixers, who are 2-3 as the guest this season. Willie Green added a season-high
20 points and Andre Iguodala contributed 14 in a losing effort.
Iverson leads the Sixers in scoring and is sixth in the NBA with 28.6 points
per game. Expect Iverson to be in the top 10 in scoring throughout the entire
season, especially tonight against the Clippers.
Meanwhile, Sixers forward Chris Webber is currently unhappy with his role this
season. Webber has been kept out of the fourth quarter often this season under
head coach Maurice Cheeks’ new scheme. The funny thing is that Webber stressed
to the team in the preseason about remaining positive and avoiding
distractions, and has completely turned the other cheek since then.
He was quoted in The Sacramento Bee as saying, “I’m not going to keep playing
like this. I don’t like this role. So you can take that however you want.”
Fans, teammates and coaches may take that comment the wrong way and Sixers
general manager Billy King may have some expensive strings to pull in the