Saturday, April 01, 2006

Huge Victory over Knicks

Allen Iverson and Chris Webber performed in an excellent way. And the Sixers got an important victory. The Answer made 47 points, Webber had a season-high 34 points and 12 rebounds, and Philadelphia, after three defeats, won over the New York Knicks 117-112.

We can add that Andre Iguodala added 14 points and Samuel Dalembert 11 for the 76ers, who won for just the third time in their last 13 matches and remained 1-1/2 games ahead of the Bulls in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

''I was talking to Webber, that I think these two were probably the two most important games of our season,'' Iverson admitted. ''We've definitely got to play these like playoff encounters because they're a struggling squad, and we'd like to think that we're a better team than them. We get these two games, it makes it that much easier on us.''

Rookie Nate Robinson, playing 43 minutes because of injuries to both of New York's starting guards, scored 34 points. Eddy Curry added 21 points and Jamal Crawford scored 18.