NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Philadelphia
(Wednesday, February 15th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 103, San Antonio 100 (OT)
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Allen Iverson scored 42 points, including two pivotal buckets in overtime, as the Philadelphia 76ers fought past San Antonio, 103-100, at the Wachovia Center.
Andre Iguodala induced overtime with a rebound putback in the final seconds of regulation and finished with 16 points and seven rebounds for Philadelphia, which snapped a three-game slide. Chris Webber added 21 points in the win.
Tony Parker had a team-high 23 points while Nazr Mohammed totaled 18 points and 20 boards for the Spurs, who have dropped two in a row but still finished their eight-game road swing with a 6-2 mark. Tim Duncan also had a double- double with 19 points and 15 rebounds.
"It was tough in overtime; maybe we ran out of gas. We should've won the game," Parker said.
Trailing by four with just 14 seconds to play, Kyle Korver pulled up and sank a three-pointer from the left side to make it 93-92. Michael Finley was then fouled and made only 1-of-2 from the line to put his team up two.
The Sixers got the ball back with seven seconds left and Webber fired a three that was off the mark, but Iguodala grabbed the rebound and hit the putback in midair to tie the game and force overtime.
Iverson gave Philadelphia a 96-94 advantage in the extra session with a finger roll layup, and Webber made one of his two free throw attempts the next trip down to push it to a three-point edge.
Then, after the Spurs were denied on the offensive end again, Iverson netted a long jump shot along the left side to give Philly its largest lead of the contest at 99-94.
The Spurs made a final charge and Manu Ginobili nailed an off-balance layup with 16.9 ticks left to make it 100-98. They then pulled to within one after Korver went 1-of-2 from the line and Mohammed hit both of his attempts from the stripe at the other end with eight seconds remaining.
Webber put Philly back up by three with two converted free throws, however, and Ginobili missed a desperation three as time ran out to give Philadelphia the win.
"It certainly will give us a boost to get ready for the second half," said Sixers head coach Maurice Cheeks. "We needed a boost to get us back feeling good about ourselves and playing against a team like San Antonio, the defending champions, gives you a chance to feel good about yourselves."
The Sixers trailed by as many as 11 in the second quarter but outscored their opponent 17-4 down the stretch and scored the last nine points of the second frame to capture a 43-41 edge by intermission.
Webber took over in the closing minutes, tying the contest at 41-41 with a three-point play before throwing down a fastbreak dunk with about 30 seconds left to put Philly ahead.
San Antonio hit their first seven shots of the second half en route to a 65-61 advantage after three quarters, and pushed its lead to 81-74 with about 5 1/2 minutes left following a Finley trey.
Philadelphia fought back again, however, to pull within striking distance towards the end of regulation.
The Spurs were once again without forward Robert Horry, as he continues to nurse an abdomen injury. Horry has played just four times over his team's last 14 games because of the injury...The Spurs entered the game 33-3 when leading heading into the fourth...San Antonio turned the ball over 23 times...Iverson also had nine assists.
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