The Answer to Fight Magic
Allen Iverson returned from his injury and helped his team end the four-game losing streak that occurred without him. Now the star guard looks to lead the Sixers to their first back-to-back wins in three weeks when they take on the Magics.
In fact, Sixers dropped four straight while Iverson was sidelined with an injured right foot, the last three on a West Coast road trip that consisted of matches against Seattle, the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State.
Iverson was back in the lineup Wednesday as Philadelphia opened a two-game homestand, and had 29 points and 12 assists in a 115-106 win over Atlanta.
``(I felt) just like a kid in a candy store,`` Iverson said. ``It was just fun to be back out there and be in the environment and playing with my team and trying to help.``
The Sixers, holding a 2 1/2-game lead for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, now look to win two in a row since March 1-3. Philadelphia has gone 2-7 since those victories.
``I hope they were glad I was back and I hope that I did give them some type of confidence,`` Iverson said. ``It`s important for my confidence for me to feel wanted and be able to go out there and make things happen.``
It's important to notice that the 76ers scored a season-high 67 points in the first half and took a 19-point lead into the break. In the third period, Kyle Korver took over and scored 10 points as the Sixers went up 96-74 going into the fourth.