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NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Orlando



(Friday, November 3rd)

Final Score: Philadelphia 105, Orlando 103

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Allen Iverson hit a floating bank shot with 2.2 seconds on the clock to lift the Philadelphia 76ers over the Orlando Magic, 105-103.

Grant Hill had just knotted the back-and-forth contest with a banker of his own high off the glass on the other end, but left too much time for Philadelphia. Iverson took the inbound pass, worked down to the right baseline and then released a one-handed shot that kissed off the glass and in.

Hill had a chance to even the contest, but his jumper fell short as time expired.

Iverson finished with 39 points and 10 assists while Kyle Korver erupted for 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting off the bench for the Sixers, who remain unbeaten after two games. Andre Iguodala and Chris Webber each donated 11 points in the victory.

"You can tell he likes the new basketball," Iverson said of Korver. "That was my whole thing. If Kyle likes the new basketball then I will just deal with it and stop talking about getting rid of it. That is why I call him 'Sniper'. He proved it tonight. He just shot the lights out of the ball. A lot of his shots weren't open shots, but tough shots and on the run. He had to stop on the dime and shoot. He is one of the best shooters in the league. He proved that tonight."

Hill had a team-high 25 points and Hedo Turkoglu totaled 15 points and nine rebounds for Orlando, which was coming off a convincing win over Chicago in its season opener.

"They wanted it a little more from the start. It's a little disappointing from that standpoint," Hill said. "It's still early; it would have been nice to start out 2-0. Just got to learn from this and prepare ourselves for Sunday."

The contest was tight throughout, but Philadelphia created a little breathing room midway through the fourth quarter with a 6-0 spurt that broke a tie and gave the visitors a 92-86 advantage.

After Korver and Iguodala combined for three successful free throws, the 76ers came up with a turnover and sped back in transition. Iverson spotted a wide open Rodney Carney in the corner, and the rookie drained a three with 7:16 on the clock.

Orlando stormed right back, though, and Hill drew his team within one on a traditional three-point play with 4:02 on the clock. Hill then came up with a key block on the taller Samuel Dalembert in the lane, leading to a Turkoglu three on the other end that put the Magic ahead, 99-97.

Philly fought back with six unanswered points, but Orlando scored the next four to tie the game and set up the Iverson game-winner.

The first half was nip and tuck, with the Sixers holding a 53-52 edge at intermission following an alley-oop from Iverson to Dalembert in the waning seconds. Iverson led all scorers with 19 points and Korver added 15 -- 11 of which came in the second quarter.

Hill had 13 first-half points for the Magic, who trailed 26-24 after the first 12 minutes and had a 78-77 edge after three quarters.

Game Notes

Philadelphia, which will play 11 of its next 17 games on the road, has still lost four of six and seven of its past 12 games at the TD Waterhouse Centre...Orlando's bench scored 29 total points to Korver's 28...Philly was 8- of-11 from behind the arc, while the Magic went 2-of-9.

11/04 02:20:51 ET


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