NBA Game Summary - New York at Philadelphia
(Monday, February 14th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 106, New York 105
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Marc Jackson netted 22 points and scored the game-winning basket with just one second remaining, as the Philadelphia 76ers edged the New York Knicks, 106-105, at the Wachovia Center.
Philadelphia's Allen Iverson posted game highs with 38 points and 10 assists, but scored just seven points in the second half. Iverson was coming off a career performance on Saturday night when he scored 60 points in a win over Orlando.
Corliss Williamson scored 19 points for the Sixers, who have won three straight and five of their last seven games. Kyle Korver added 12 points to round out Philadelphia's double-figure scorers.
Stephon Marbury notched 32 points and nine assists for the Knicks, who have dropped three of four and 15 of their last 18 games. Jamal Crawford added 19 points in the loss, while Anfernee Hardaway chipped in 11.
The Knicks grabbed a 104-102 lead after Mike Sweetney's basket in the lane with 1:37 remaining. Jerome Williams would hit 1-of-2 from the line to make it 105-102 with 1:06 left, but Williamson's layup cut the deficit to one point just 13 seconds later. Marbury missed the next time down and Philadelphia turned the ball over with 27 seconds left. That's when New York would work the shot clock, but Marbury missed a long jumper and Korver called a timeout with just under four seconds remaining to set up the game-winning shot.
Iverson took the inbounds pass near the sideline and hit the streaking Jackson, who was able to lay the ball in with just one tick left on the clock.
"We executed our play," said Jackson "They chose to double Allen, which just happened to be with my man. He got it to me, and I was able to score the basket."
New York tried a lob play to Nazr Mohammed at the buzzer, but the shot from in close hit off the front end of the rim as time expired.
New York trailed 93-82 early in the fourth quarter, but responded with a 12-0 stretch to take its first lead since the opening period. Marbury sparked the Knicks with seven points in the run and Williams' basket made it 94-93 with 4:58 remaining. The score would remain close the rest of the way, as there were eight lead changes in the fourth quarter alone.
The Knicks started out quickly and held a 12-5 advantage after Sweetney's jumper with 6:13 left in the first quarter. However, the Sixers kept it close and the score was tied at 23-23 after 12 minutes of play.
The second quarter was big for Iverson and Philadelphia, as the team outscored the Knicks, 37-25, in the period to take a 60-48 lead by halftime. Iverson scored 21 points in the second quarter alone and had 31 points to lead all scorers at the break.
Jackson added 18 points at halftime for Philadelphia, while Marbury led New York with 14 points.
The Sixers' biggest lead of the game came in the third quarter when Korver's three-pointer made it 70-55 with 8:34 left. However, the Knicks wouldn't let Philadelphia run away with it, and they trailed 85-74 after three quarters.
Iverson was just 2-of-9 from the floor in the second half...Williamson left the game in the second quarter with back spasms, but returned at the start of the third quarter...Both teams shot 50-percent from the floor, as Philadelphia hit 38-of-76 shots and the Knicks made 41-of-82 attempts...Philadelphia's Samuel Dalembert pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.
02/15 01:11:31 ET