With a last minute tip in, Sixers snapped another streak. Days after snapping their own 12-game skid, the 76ers ended Boston’s run at 11 wins, beating the first-place Celtics 98-97 on Friday night on Elton Brand’s tip-in with 7.7 seconds left.
They had won only once in their previous 14 games and they were without newly acquired Allen Iverson, who has arthritis in his left knee and had it drained twice this week.
Hopefully AI returns to action against the Clippers. Report say that he he may – or may not – play tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Allen Iverson was welcomed to the Motor City with a standing ovation so loud that the public-address announcer couldn’t be heard.
Iverson said he got “chillbumps” when he was introduced and heard the roar of the crowd.
“That’s all you want when you get traded,” said Iverson, who has been dealt twice in two years. “You want to get that initial feeling of how they embrace and accept you.”
Iverson finished with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting with four assists and four turnovers.