NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Seattle
(Tuesday, December 28th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 114, Seattle 107
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Allen Iverson finished with 34 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to lead Philadelphia to a 114-107 win over Seattle at KeyArena.
Willie Green contributed a season-high 20 points for the 76ers, who have won five straight on the road and three straight overall. Kenny Thomas chipped in with 15 points.
Iverson, who has scored at least 20 points in nine straight games, moved into third place on the Philadelphia's all-time assist list.
"This was one of the few games all year when were able to put together four solid quarters," said Sixers head coach Jim O'Brien. "It was a great win for us against a very good basketball team."
Ray Allen notched 32 points and eight assists for the SuperSonics, who have lost two of their last three. Luke Ridnour chipped in with 16 points and nine assists.
Neither team led by more than three points in the first quarter until Philadelphia went on a run and took a 29-21 edge on basket by Andre Iguodala with less than a minute remaining.
The SuperSonics, who got within 29-26 at the end of the first, were within 33-30 on a basket by Fortson early in the second quarter.
But the Sixers responded by building a 52-40 advantage on a three-pointer by Iverson with less than four minutes to go in the second. They led 59-48 at halftime.
Midway through the third quarter, Seattle trimmed its deficit to three points. A three-pointer by Ridnour and Reggie Evans' layup got it within 68-65.
Philadelphia later reeled off seven straight points to extend its lead to 76-73. Two foul shots by Marc Jackson, with 1:42 left in the third, put the Sixers ahead 83-73.
At the end of the quarter, Seattle trailed 87-79.
Iverson hit a three-pointer 2:13 into the fourth quarter to stake the Sixers to a 96-81 edge.
Allen's three-pointer cut the SuperSonics deficit to 98-91 midway through the fourth
However, Philadelphia then reeled off six straight points to take control. Iverson's running one-hander made it 104-91 with 4:25 to go.
Seattle got no closer than the final margin.
"The Sixers basically had control of the entire game," said Seattle head coach Nate McMillian said. "That's a good defensive team."
Corliss Williamson and Marc Jackson both scored 13 points for the Sixers, who have won four straight and five of their last six in Seattle....Evans registered 14 points for the SuperSonics, who fell to 11-3 at home this season...The home team's seven-game winning streak in the series was snapped.
12/29 01:19:25 ET