Monday, January 30, 2006

Sixers beat Magic Without Iverson

The Sixers didn't need AI this time. Chris Webber scored 18 points and John Salmons made another 17 to help the Philadelphia 76ers win against the Orlando Magic 89 - 81 today.

The 76ers played without Allen Iverson, who missed his second straight game because of his sprained left ankle. Iverson is second in the NBA in scoring at 33-point-6 points per game.

One of the most important things of the game was that Webber had two key jumpers during an 8-nothing run late in the match that pushed Philadelphia to its fifth victory in six games. Samuel Dalembert had 15 points and eight rebounds.

Also, Steve Francis had a triple-double for the Magic with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. However, Orlando struggled on offense the entire game.