NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, January 3rd (All times eastern)
Philadelphia 76ers (13-16) at Golden State Warriors (11-19), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers try to get back on the winning track this evening when they continue their season-long eight-game road trip against the Golden State Warriors at The Arena.
On Sunday, the Sixers dropped an 89-83 decision to the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. Allen Iverson scored a game-high 35 points for Philadelphia, which has lost two straight away from home on the heels of a five-game road winning streak.
Iverson, a three-time league scoring champ and the 2001 MVP, played at least 40 minutes for the 10th straight game and shot 16-for-30. The rest of Philly's starters shot a combined 4-of-20 from the floor.
Iverson, who leads the league in scoring with 28.9 points per game, had three steals against the Clippers, extending his streak to 48 games with at least one. His longest streak is 51, which ended on Jan. 17, 2003, against Memphis.
Philadelphia, which will close its trek with stops in Utah and Minnesota, is 6-10 away from home this season.
Golden State, meanwhile, comes into tonight's tilt on a losing note after dropping a 97-88 decision to the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday at the Rose Garden,
Troy Murphy delivered 19 points and 17 rebounds for the Warriors, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. Mike Dunleavy posted 12 points and 11 boards.
Clifford Robinson also scored 12 points for Golden State, which played without injured guard Jason Richardson, who is questionable for tonight's contest with a sprained left ankle.
Speedy Claxton registered 11 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the Warriors, who have lost 13 of their last 14 in Portland.
Golden State, which will hit the road for four games following tonight's contest, has won three straight at home and is 8-8 in Oakland this season.
The Sixers split their two matchups with the Warriors last season, but has dropped four of the last six meetings. Philadelphia has also dropped six of nine in the Bay Area.
01/03 10:41:37 ET