Iverson out against New York with sprained ankle

Updated: January 28, 2006, 10:45 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson sat out Philadelphia's game against the New York Knicks on Saturday night with a sprained left ankle.

Iverson, second in the NBA in scoring at 33.6 points per game, was injured in the fourth quarter Thursday against Orlando. Iverson slid across the baseline and his left foot jammed into a stationary Dwight Howard. Iverson immediately grimaced in pain, hobbled down the line and around the right side of the court all the way to the bench.

Iverson is day-to-day and might not make the trip to Orlando for Sunday's game.

"Allen is one of the few guys that can tolerate a lot of pain," 76ers coach Maurice Cheeks said. "If Allen can't play, you know he's really, really hurt."

Kevin Ollie started for Iverson.

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