Iverson and 76ers host Hawks
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers try to rebound from a loss at Indiana tonight when they welcome the Atlanta Hawks to the Wachovia Center.
The 76ers lost to the Pacers, 90-77, on Friday at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Allen Iverson was held to 12 points on 4-of-19 shooting from the field for the Sixers, who came into the contest off an emotional win. The Sixers beat Detroit, 90-86, on Wednesday in the much awaited return of Larry Brown to the Wachovia Center.
The Pacers went on a 13-1 run in the first quarter and they never looked back. After the burst, Indiana led 21-9 en route to taking a 22-14 advantage into the second frame. The Sixers hurt themselves early, only shooting 23 percent from the floor in the opening 12 minutes.
In the second quarter, Indiana led by as many as 16. But the Sixers closed out the first half with four straight points to cut the deficit to 50-38 at the intermission.
The Pacers led by as many as 18 in the second half and Philadelphia never threatened.
Indiana turned the ball over 18 times, but outrebounded the Sixers 46-32 and held them to 41 percent shooting.
Philadelphia forward Derrick Coleman, who missed Friday's game with a sore knee, is questionable for tonight's contest.
Iverson has had a steal in 40 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NBA.
The Sixers are 4-3 at home this season.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim posted 34 points and 12 rebounds to lead Atlanta to a 95-83 win over Miami at Philips Arena on Friday.
Abdur-Rahim converted 11-of-14 from the field and 12-of-13 from the foul line for the Hawks, who won for the second time in five games despite nearly squandering an 18-point edge. Jason Terry finished with 21 points and eight assists for Atlanta.
Stephen Jackson added 15 points for Atlanta, which used a 27-10 flurry in the third quarter to expand a 44-43 halftime edge and help the Hawks grab a victory.
The Hawks are 3-6 away from home.
In 2002-03, Atlanta won three of the four meetings between the two clubs.
Overall, theses two teams have split the last six meetings.
Atlanta has lost eight of its last 11 at Philadelphia.ATL PHI