NBA Game Summary - LA Clippers at Philadelphia
(Sunday, February 6th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 106, LA Clippers 104
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Allen Iverson scored 28 points, including a key three-pointer and two free throws down the stretch, as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 106-104, at the Wachovia Center.
Kyle Korver chipped in 16 points and Andre Iguodala added 15 for Philadelphia, which has won two in a row and four of its last five contests.
Kenny Thomas and Corliss Williamson each had 14 points for the 76ers, who have won six of their last seven home games.
"It's starting to feel like a home-court advantage to us," said Philadelphia head coach Jim O'Brien.
Bobby Simmons paced the Clippers with 27 points. Elton Brand contributed 21 points and Chris Kaman finished with 18 for Los Angeles, which has dropped two straight after a three-game winning streak. Quinton Ross collected 15 points and six boards in the loss.
Simmons' jumper midway through the fourth quarter staked the Clippers to a 96-91 advantage.
Philadelphia then responded with a 13-5 spurt, culminated by Iverson's three- pointer, to grab a 104-101 lead with 1:44 remaining.
After Simmons converted a three-point play to tie the contest, Iverson was fouled and sank both attempts from the stripe to give the 76ers a 106-104 advantage with 1:02 left.
Los Angeles was then guilty of a shot-clock violation and Philadelphia took possession. However, Williamson missed a jumper and the Clippers got the rebound and called timeout with 11 seconds remaining.
Los Angeles then worked the ball to Rick Brunson, but his fallaway jumper caromed off the rim and Iverson corralled the rebound as time expired.
"I had to make a decision, go inside or take the shot. Unfortunately, it didn't go down," Brunson said. "I'm not scared of taking the shot. I'll be the goat."
The Clippers used a 7-2 run in the first quarter to take a 17-12 lead. Los Angeles extended its advantage to 21-15 on two free throws by Brand with 2:12 left in the period, but Philadelphia closed the stanza with a 9-0 run to move in front by three after 12 minutes.
The 76ers were able to build their lead to four points twice in the second quarter, the last time at 39-35 on two foul shots by Korver with 4:52 remaining in the period.
Los Angeles answered with a 12-5 run, ignited by Brunson's three-pointer, to claim a 47-44 advantage. Philadelphia then received a three-pointer from Korver and a free throw from John Salmons and carried a 48-47 lead into the locker room.
Iverson ended the first half with 12 points, while Brand netted 15 to pace the Clippers in the opening 24 minutes.
Brand's dunk with 10 minutes left in the third quarter gave the Clippers a 56-53 advantage. The 76ers then went on a 16-4 burst, keyed by a pair of three-pointers from Korver, to grab a 69-60 lead.
Los Angeles then answered with a 10-0 spurt to regain the advantage by one, but Aaron McKie nailed a three-pointer for Philadelphia to put the 76ers back in front by two at 72-70 with 2:32 remaining in the period.
Philadelphia eventually held an 80-79 lead after 36 minutes.
Brunson finished with nine points and 11 assists...Zeljko Rebraca had 11 points for the Clippers, who have lost eight straight and 10 of their last 11 at Philadelphia...Los Angeles continued to play without forward Corey Maggette (shoulder) and guard Kerry Kittles (groin). Maggette has missed the last five contests, while Kittles has sat out 11 games in a row.
02/06 17:13:10 ET