NBA Game Summary - Charlotte at Philadelphia
(Wednesday, February 7th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 92, Charlotte 83
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Andre Iguodala dropped in 27 points and gathered seven rebounds to guide the resurgent Philadelphia 76ers past the Charlotte Bobcats, 92-83, at the Wachovia Center.
Andre Miller was an efficient 5-for-7 for 13 points and also dished out eight assists for the Sixers, who have won six of their last nine contests. Rookie Rodney Carney donated 12 points in the win.
Emeka Okafor and Gerald Wallace had 16 points and eight rebounds each for Charlotte, which has dropped three of its last four.
The game was tight early on, but the home team ripped off a 17-4 run to end the first quarter and assume a 29-16 advantage.
Iguodala had six points in the extended run, including an alley-oop slam off a Miller feed with 30 ticks on the clock, and Steven Hunter added a tip-in basket moments later for the stanza's final margin.
The two squads scored 23 points apiece in the second quarter to make it 52-39 at intermission.
The Bobcats made a little headway out of the break, and cut the deficit to seven, 58-51, with about six minutes left in the third on an Adam Morrison jumper.
Philadelphia, though, quickly countered with a 13-2 run that pushed its lead to 71-53. Iguodala carried the load during that stretch as well, netting the last six points.
The Sixers finished the third up 74-60, and were never seriously threatened in the final 12 minutes.
The Sixers are now 2-1 on their season-long seven-game homestand...The Bobcats went 0-2 on their brief two-game road trip...The Bobcats are 8-17 away from North Carolina this season...Philly's Samuel Dalembert had 13 rebounds and four blocks.
02/07 21:42:44 ET