Saturday , Dec , 02 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Iverson, 76ers try to tangle Nets

(Sports Network) – Atlantic Division rivals square off tonight, as the New
Jersey Nets welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to Continental Airlines Arena.

The Nets start a season-long six-game game homestand. On Wednesday, Vince
Carter had 23 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, nine rebounds and
six assists to lead New Jersey to a 106-103 victory over the Boston Celtics at
TD Banknorth Garden.

Jason Kidd finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and nine assists in the win
over the Celtics for New Jersey, while Richard Jefferson netted 18 for the
Nets, who snapped a six-game losing skid.

New Jersey is 3-4 at home this season. the Nets will also host the Dallas
Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies and Milwaukee Bucks on the
current homestand.

Philadelphia has lost two straight and plays the finale of a three-game road
trip. On Monday, Dwyane Wade ended with 33 points, seven rebounds and 13 to
lift the Miami Heat past the slumping Sixers, 103-91, at AmericanAirlines

Allen Iverson scored 45 points in the loss to the Heat for Philadelphia, which
has dropped six of seven and nine of its last 11 games overall. Andre Iguodala
contributed 15 points and nine rebounds and was the only other Sixer to score
in double-digits.

On the injury front for Philadelphia, forward Chris Webber (stiff/sore lower
back) is questionable for tonight’s contest. He has missed six straight games
and last played on November 17th. Webber is averaging 10.0 points and 8.1
rebounds in eight games this season.

The 76ers are just 2-7 on the road this season. They return home on Sunday to
host Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Wachovia Center.

Philadelphia has won two in a row over the Nets. The Sixers have won two
straight after losing their last four at New Jersey.