76ers continue homestand vs. Suns
(Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers resume a six-game homestand this
evening when they welcome the Phoenix Suns to the Wachovia Center.
Philadelphia opened the homestand with an 89-82 win over the Sacramento Kings
on Monday night. Samuel Dalembert posted 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the
Sixers end a two-game skid.
Andre Iguodala notched 22 points and eight boards for the 76ers, who won for
just the second time in seven games. Andre Miller scored 18 points in the win,
as the 76ers improved to 11-15 at home this season. They will also host
Memphis, New Jersey, Seattle and the Los Angeles Lakers during the homestand.
The Sixers are also 12 games off the lead in the Atlantic standings.
Meanwhile, the Pacific Division-leading Suns have won five in a row and posted
a 103-92 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at Conseco
Steve Nash had 25 points and 11 assists to help the Suns battle back from an
18-point deficit in the third quarter. Amare Stoudemire finished with 23
points and 18 rebounds, while Shawn Marion scored 22 points for the Suns, who
improved to 3-0 on their four-game road trip.
Phoenix, which is 14-0 on the road against Eastern Conference teams, will wrap
up the trek tonight in Philly, and is 23-7 as the visitor this season.
Wednesday’s showdown between Phoenix and Philly is the second and final
meeting of the season. The Suns won the first matchup, 106-94, on November 17
at US Airways Center.
Phoenix has won five straight, eight of nine and 11 of the last 15 meetings in
the series. It has also won two straight and three of its last four trips to
the City of Brotherly Love.