NBA Preview from The Sports Network|
Wednesday, February 7th
(All times eastern)
Charlotte Bobcats (18-30) at Philadelphia 76ers (16-33), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers resume their seven-game homestand
this evening when they welcome the Charlotte Bobcats to the Wachovia Center.
Philadelphia has won two of its last three games and is 1-1 so far on the
homestand after defeating New Jersey, 100-98, in overtime on Monday. Andre
Iguodala posted 23 points and a career-high 15 assists, as the Sixers improved
to 8-12 at home this season.
Andre Miller scored 18 points for the 76ers, while Samuel Dalembert notched 14
points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots. Steven Hunter netted 13 points and
Joe Smith added 12 in the win.
The 76ers will also host the Clippers, Mavericks, Wizards and Knicks on the
homestand, and are 9 1/2 games off the lead in the Atlantic Division. On the
injury front, Sixers forward Kyle Korver (foot) is probable for tonight.
Charlotte has dropped two of its last three games, including Monday's 113-93
setback to Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Raymond Felton scored 20 points and added seven assists for the Bobcats, who
will wrap up a brief two-game road trip in Philly. Emeka Okafor and Gerald
Wallace scored 19 points each, with Okafor adding 11 rebounds in the loss.
The Bobcats are 8-16 away from North Carolina this season and last in the
Southeast standings. Meanwhile, Charlotte guard Derek Anderson (sprained right
ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game.
Charlotte defeated the Sixers, 89-83, on January 13 this season and has won
three straight and four of the last five meetings. The Bobcats have lost three
of the four matchups at Philadelphia, while the overall series is knotted at
four games apiece.
02/07 10:41:58 ET