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Iverson scored a career-high 28.4 points per game in his fourth pro season, finishing second behind the Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal in the scoring race. He also averaged 4.7 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.06 steals in 40.8 minutes per game, shooting .421 from the field, .341 from three-point range and .713 from the foul line. He ranked third in the NBA in steals and minutes and first in field goal attempts (1,733), while he led the Sixers in field goals (729), three-pointers (89) and free throws (442).
Allen Iverson averaged 28.4 points per game in his fourth season.
He led the NBA in scoring from Nov. 14 to March 20, when he relinquished the lead to O’Neal. He played in 70 games, missing 10 from Nov. 24-Dec. 10 due to a broken right thumb, one because of synovitis in his right elbow and a fractured toe and one on a league suspension.
He matched his career-high and set a First Union Center record with 50 points against Sacramento on career-highs of 20 field goals made in 40 attempts. He scored in double figures in 69 of his 70 games played , with 56 games of 20 points, 32 games of 30 points and eight games of 40 points. He led the 76ers in scoring a career-best 24 straight games from Dec. 15-Feb. 6 and 61 times overall. He was held to five points on 2-for-18 from the field at Washington on March 2.
He barely missed his first career triple-double against Orlando on March 19 when he scored 18 points, dished a season-high 10 assists and had a career-high nine steals, including seven steals in the first half. He had streaks of 17 and 14 consecutive games with at least one steal, and an 11-game streak with at least two steals in each game.
Iverson started for the East in the 2000 All-Star Game and led all scorers with 26 points in 28 minutes, shooting 10-for-18 from the field including 2-for-2 from three-point range and 4-for-5 from the foul line. He also handed out a team-high nine assists.
He started all 10 playoff games and averaged 44.4 minutes per game despite being hampered by a number of nagging injuries. He averaged 26.2 points, 4.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.20 steals per game, with a high of 40 points in the First Round opener at Charlotte on April 22.
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