Sunday, April 09, 2006

Philadelphia tamed the Bulls

Philadelphia may have dissappointed their fans this year, but it't not too late to make it up for them. Allen Iverson plays with that feeling, and that's why hescored 39 points in the 76ers victory over Chicago Bulls 89-75 on Saturday. They got back to eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

In fact, that snapped the Sixers' three-game losing streak and gave them a four-game split with the Bulls. Chicago currently owns the next tiebreaker, better conference winning percentage, if the squads finish in a two-way tie.

It's good to say that Iverson scored nine points in the second quarter as the Sixers built a 47-37 halftime lead, and he made eight points in a 16-0 run early in the third that blew it open at 63-39.

For the records, Andres Nocioni put together his sixth straight double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds and Chris Duhon scored 14 points and six assists. Besides that, nobody else really did anything notable. Also Kirk Hinrich was held to five points on 2-for-13 shooting and Ben Gordon has just nine points on 3-for-10 shooting.