Sunday, January 15, 2006

Philadelphia Sixers overtime win over Celtics

Philadelphia 76ers beated Boston 125-124 in a NBA exciting game, with Allen Iverson's 33 points and 10 assists. The game also had Samuel Dalembert adding 20, 11 rebounds and seven blocks and Kyle Korver making a 3-pointer at the double-overtime buzzer for the Sixers.

Iverson team overcame a 16-point third-quarter deficit and trailed in all three extra sessions. It was the 395th all-time meeting between the storied franchises and one that will be remembered for a long time. Members oh both squads were on the verge of exhaustion but kept making big moves, none more so than Webber, who appeared to have more bounce in his step as the game wore on.

Is interesting to notice that the highlight came in the first overtime, when Webber went behind his back and through his legs with a dribble before throwing a lob to Dalembert for a dunk and a 107-103 lead with 2:23 remaining. Teammate Andre Iguodala grabbed his head in disbelief.

However, Webber’s greatest play came on the defensive end. After he made two free throws with 1:22 left in the third overtime, the teams traded a pair of empty possessions.

Mark Blount rebounded Korver’s missed 3-pointer. Despite it, Webber sneaked behind him, knocked the ball loose and corraled it with about 10 seconds to play.

The Celtics shocked and tired and finally fouled Iverson with two seconds to go. "The Answer" missed the first, then intentionally missed the second. With no timeouts, the Celtics could only get Delonte West’s 60-foot runner, which hit the backboard, ending the game after 3hr 43min.