NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Philadelphia
(Friday, November 12th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 106, Indiana 104 (OT)
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Allen Iverson struggled all night, but made the first walk-off, game-winning shot of his career on the final play of overtime to lead Philadelphia over Indiana, 106-104, at the Wachovia Center.
Iverson finished with 15 points and nine assists, but only shot 5-of-23 from the field.
"It's a great feeling to hit a shot with no time on the clock," said Iverson.
Kyle Korver came off the bench to post a personal-best 23 points on a career- high seven three-pointers for the Sixers, who have started off a five-game homestand on a high note with a pair of overtime wins.
"I think (Korver) is one of the best shooters in the league," said Iverson.
Jermaine O'Neal poured in a career-high 39 points before fouling out early in the overtime for the Pacers, who have dropped back-to-back games after starting the season with four straight wins.
In his return, Ron Artest added 29 points, six rebounds and five helpers after missing Indiana's previous two games for what head coach Rick Carlisle termed "compromising the integrity of the team."
With the game tied at 104-104, Iverson hit the game-winner as time expired on a fadeaway near the foul line. It was Philly's first lead since a 5-2 edge early in the first quarter.
However, it was Korver who capped off a 10-2 Philadelphia run in the final two minutes of regulation to send the game into the extra session. With 3.6 seconds left in the fourth, Korver drilled a 26-foot, three-pointer to knot the contest at 100-100.
"I knew we needed a three, so I just wanted to go back as far as I could to get it off," said Korver.
Indiana started the game with the league minimum eight players and ended it with five as O'Neal, Jamaal Tinsley and David Harrison each fouled out.
Philadelphia was outshot from the field, 46 percent to 43 percent, but hit 10- of-21 of its shots from beyond the arc.
Indiana also hurt itself, turning the ball over 21 times.
The Sixers held a three-point edge in the first few minutes of the game, but the Pacers answered with 13 consecutive points. O'Neal capped off the burst on a pair of free throws with 6:40 left in the opening frame to put his team ahead, 15-5.
The Sixers cut the deficit to four in the frame, but would trail 30-23 after the opening 12 minutes.
Philadelphia also got to within four points in the second, but went into the intermission behind, 57-49. Indiana shot 51 percent from the field in the first half and made all 14 of its attempts from the stripe.
The Sixers trailed 78-68 heading into the final 12 minutes as all three of their wins this season were fourth-quarter comebacks.
"It was a thrilling comeback win," said Sixers' coach Jim O'Brien. "I am proud of the effort."
Korver has drained a three-pointer in a every game this season...On the injury front for the 76ers, center Samuel Dalembert (hamstring) missed the game. Earlier Friday, guards John Salmons (groin) and Kevin Ollie (hip) were activated from the injured list, while guards Aaron McKie (shoulder) and Kedrick Brown (back) were placed on the injured list...The Pacers fell to 3-1 on the road this season...Last season, the Pacers swept their four games with the Sixers.
11/12 23:21:58 ET