NBA Game Summary - Seattle at Philadelphia|
(Wednesday, March 7th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 92, Seattle 89
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Andre Iguodala notched his third triple-
double of the season with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, to lead the
Philadelphia 76ers to a 92-89 win over the Seattle SuperSonics.
Andre Miller finished with 17 points, and Sam Dalembert pulled down 20 boards
for the Sixers, who won their season-high fifth straight game.
Ray Allen scored 29 points, but shot 3-of-13 from behind the arc, including
two misses in the last five seconds of regulation. Damien Wilkins added 18
points and eight boards off the bench for Seattle, which had a three-game
winning streak snapped with the loss.
After tying the game at 89 on a layup and drawing a foul, Allen missed a rare
free throw that would have put the Sonics on top. Iguodala's 10th assist of
the night came on the next possession, when he found Joe Smith, who turned and
knocked down a 20-foot jumper to put Philadelphia up 91-89 with 14.4 seconds
"We can compete with any team in the league, as long as we come and play and
put a solid 48 minutes of basketball together," said Iguodala. "Tonight, we
had some moments during the game where we didn't execute the way we wanted to.
For us to still pull out a victory is a positive for us."
Allen missed a three on the following possession, and Wilkins missed a
fadeaway off of the rebound. Iguodala grabbed possession, but missed one of
his free throws with 3.1 ticks left, giving Seattle one last chance to tie,
Allen missed another three, though, and the Sixers escaped.
"I was surprised I was so open, I rushed the shot a little bit," said Allen of
his last look. "If I could have it back, I would have taken one more second
to get my feet set."
Seattle trailed 71-66 entering the fourth quarter.
The Sixers led 33-23 entering the second quarter and maintained a 10-point
advantage late into the first half, but seven straight Sonics points pulled
Seattle to within 45-42 with two and a half minutes left. Iguodala and
Dalembert answered with buckets to push the lead back to seven, though, and
the Sixers held a 51-45 lead at the break.
This was Iguodala's sixth straight game with at least 20 points...The Sixers
had more turnovers (18) than assists (16), marking the first time in 12 games
this season that they have won in such a situation...Seattle fell to 4-28
overall, and 1-17 on the road when trailing entering the fourth quarter.
03/07 23:25:19 ET