Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – December 23
=== Philadelphia 76ers Team Report – December 23 ===
(Sports Network) – Allen Iverson scored 10 of his game-high 40 points in the
fourth quarter, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 102-90 win over the
Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Iverson has been on a tear as of late, racking up 54 points in a win over
Milwaukee on Saturday and 51 points in a loss to Utah on Monday. The speedy
guard was 12-of-23 shooting and made 14-of-16 free throws for the Sixers, who
have won four of their last six games.
Marc Jackson came off the bench to score 18 points and rookie Andre Iguodala
added eight, as Philadelphia used a 12-0 run late in the game for their third
consecutive road win.
The 76ers grabbed their first lead since the opening quarter at 72-71 on a
Jackson layup minutes into the fourth quarter. Philadelphia eventually lost
the lead but later regained it at 88-86 on an Iguodala three-pointer with 4
1/2 minutes remaining in the game.
Reggie Miller would make it 88-88 on a jump shot, but the 76ers scored 12
straight for their largest lead at 100-88. Iverson’s pair of free throws
capped the run with less than two minutes left in the contest. Indiana had no
chance for a comeback and suffered the 12-point defeat.
Iverson, who also had five assists, four rebounds and one steal, has scored
the most points (145) over a three-game stretch in his career.
Philadelphia will return to action on Monday against Portland.