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NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Charlotte

(Saturday, December 5th)

Final Score: Charlotte 106, Philadelphia 105

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Raymond Felton ended with eight assists and 18 points, none bigger than his go-ahead layup with 4.7 seconds left in regulation that helped Charlotte upend Philadelphia, 106-105.

Boris Diaw logged 28 points, and Gerald Wallace filled the stat sheet with 24 points, 14 rebounds and four assists, as the Bobcats rebounded from being the first team to lose to the Nets.

Willie Green scored 26 points, while Thaddeus Young chipped in 17 points and 11 rebounds the 76ers, losers of nine straight. Andre Iguodala added 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists but his potential game-winner as time expired hit all iron.

Charlotte, which lost to the previously 0-18 Nets on Friday, used an 8-0 run late in the fourth to avoid a third straight loss. Two Felton free throws with 2:36 remaining pulled the Bobcats within 99-97.

It was still a two-point game, 101-99, before Elton Brand hit a field goal to pad the Sixers' lead. Diaw answered with a three-pointer, and unsuccessful possessions gave the ball back to Philly with time winding down.

Iguodala turned the ball over, and Diaw's runner in the lane put the Bobcats in front with 17 seconds to go. Stephen Jackson committed a cheap foul away from the basket, and Iguodala sank two freebies for a 105-104 lead with 13.7 ticks on the clock.

The Bobcats opted not to call a timeout, and Felton went coast-to-coast and got a layup to fall with 4.7 showing.

A bad exchange off the inbounds pass foiled a designed play for Philly, and Iguodala's off-balanced shot from the left wing was off the mark.

"We did a good job. We were better with the ball in the second half," said Bobcats coach Larry Brown. "We defended late and a bunch of guys made big plays."

The Bobcats held a 28-22 lead after the first quarter, but an early 11-0 run from Philadelphia -- highlighted by seven points from Jason Kapono -- made for a back-and-forth second frame.

The hosts were up 49-48 at halftime and remained in front by five, 74-67, close to midway through the third. Green carried the Sixers the rest of the quarter, though, scoring 13 points during a 19-4 run that culminated in his buzzer-beating three-pointer for an 86-78 cushion.

Game Notes

The Sixers will likely welcome back Allen Iverson in a home game against Denver on Monday. The 10-time All Star signed with the team on Wednesday... Philadelphia's slide is its longest since a 12-game skid from Nov. 25-Dec. 20, 2006. The Sixers last win was against Charlotte in Philadelphia, an 86-84 nail-biter on Nov. 18...Philadelphia rookie guard Jrue Holiday was scratched due to a strained right rotator cuff...Kapono ended with 14 points, while Brand had 14 and eight rebounds...Jackson scored 13 for Charlotte.

12/06 02:53:51 ET

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