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Sixers overwhelm Euro league champ CSKA Moscow

10/12/2006 - Philadelphia 76ers

COLOGNE, Germany -- Allen Iverson scored 28 points Wednesday
to help the Philadelphia 76ers defeat CSKA Moscow 85-71 and win a
four-team basketball tournament.

Samuel Dalembert added 15 points and 18 rebounds for the 76ers.

"If he plays like that, it's going to be hard for anybody to
beat us," Iverson said of his teammate. "We just have to jump on
his back and enjoy the ride. He was like a one-man show."

The Sixers were in command the entire game, except briefly in
the second quarter when Euroleague champion CSKA Moscow took a
24-23 lead. But the 76ers went on a 15-0 run and held CSKA
scoreless for more than five minutes.

Philadelphia led by 17 at the half, but CSKA cut the lead to
eight in the third quarter while Dalembert was on the bench. When
he returned in the fourth quarter, the 76ers quickly went up by 24
points, their biggest lead of the game. Dalembert finished with
five blocked shots.

"It was a defense game for us," Philadelphia coach Maurice
Cheeks said. "Tonight was all about team defense. Dalembert was
the biggest part of making the team defense even better. The ways
he rebounds the ball and controls the paint is huge for us."

Iverson had more free throw attempts (17) than the entire Moscow
team (15). He made 12 and added nine assists. The 76ers made 25 of
36 free throws.

Trajan Langdon led CSKA with 16 points. Moscow guard J.R. Holden
was baffled by the free-throw statistic.

"How many times did they get to the line and how many times did
we? That's hard to understand," Holden said. "They let us have
jump shots, and we just couldn't hit them."

Earlier, the Phoenix Suns beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 119-102 to take
third place in the tournament.
The 76ers finished 1-1 against European teams in their preseason
tour, losing 104-99 to FC Barcelona last week.