NBA Game Summary - New Jersey at Philadelphia
(Wednesday, November 10th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 108, New Jersey 100 (OT)
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Corliss Williamson scored seven of his 15 points in overtime, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 108-100 win over the New Jersey Nets at the Wachovia Center.
Allen Iverson, whose jumper tied the game with 7.2 seconds left in regulation, paced the Sixers with 26 points and Marc Jackson added 19 in the win, Philadelphia's first in four games. The Sixers had lost three in a row after a season-opening win at Boston. Kyle Korver had 15 points and rookie Andre Iguodala added 11 in the triumph.
Richard Jefferson poured in a game-high 33 points for New Jersey, but missed crucial free throws down the stretch. Eric Williams ended with 17 points and Alonzo Mourning chipped in 16 and nine rebounds in the loss for the Nets, who have dropped two of their last three games.
After the Nets used an 8-0 run for an 84-77 lead in the fourth quarter, the Sixers battled back and sent the game into overtime. New Jersey was ahead 96-94 and had two chances to seal the win from the foul line. However, Jefferson and Mourning each missed a pair of free throws and Iverson later buried a jumper to even the score at 96 apiece with 7.2 seconds remaining in regulation. Jefferson's desperation shot in the waning seconds was no good.
"That was a big-time bucket by Allen," Sixers head coach Jim O'Brien said.
Williamson's three-point play opened the extra session and gave the 76ers a 99-96 edge. After Jefferson missed two more foul shots, Philadelphia made it 101-96 on Williamson's jump shot with four minutes left in OT.
Jackson's layup in the paint then put the 76ers ahead 103-96 and New Jersey got its initial basket of overtime thanks to Brian Scalabrine's jumper from the corner. Williamson then knocked down two free throws for a 105-98 margin.
"We're happy to get the win and we're trying to get some more," Williamson said after the game.
Mourning's field goal cut it to 105-100, but New Jersey never got any closer.
New Jersey led by a 27-24 score after 12 minutes of play. After the Sixers grabbed a 29-27 lead on Willie Green's basket early in the second, the Nets ripped off 11 straight points for a 38-29 cushion. Jefferson's jumper later gave New Jersey a 49-37 lead and the Nets carried a 53-44 edge into the locker room. Jefferson led all scorers at halftime with 20 points and Green added 10.
The Sixers opened the second half on a 10-3 run to pull within 56-54, and later tied the game at 58 apiece on a pair of Iguodala free throws midway through the third quarter. New Jersey, though, took back the lead at 68-64 courtesy of a Williams three-pointer with four minutes left. Consecutive three's by Korver and Iverson followed by two Jackson foul shots later tied the game at 72-72. The score was knotted at 74-74 after 36 minutes.
Iverson's three-pointer early in the fourth quarter staked Philadelphia to a 77-76 lead. The Nets, however, countered with an 8-0 run for an 84-77 lead.
Iverson, who was 0-for-5 in the first half, needed a few stitches to repair a cut on his head...Korver has a three-pointer in a every game this season for Philadelphia...76ers guard Aaron McKie exited the game in the third quarter with a strained left rotator cuff. He'll have an MRI on Thursday...Philadelphia had lost its last three games versus the Nets...Kenny Thomas and Green both had 10 points for the Sixers...Rodney Buford netted 15 points for the Nets.
11/10 22:36:38 ET