Regular Season Series (Game 4 of 4)

Series starts 1/14

Game 1: Friday, January 14th
Game 2: Friday, February 11th
Game 3: Sunday, March 13th
Game 4: Friday, March 25th

Raptors 101

(28-40, 7-27 away)

76ers 103

(34-34, 20-14 home)

Coverage: CSN

7:00 PM ET, March 25, 2005

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
TOR 32 29 21 19101
PHI 34 27 24 18103

Top Performers

Tor: C. Bosh 24 Pts, 22 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Phi: C. Webber 32 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Webber adds 32 as Philly wins 4 of 5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Iverson and Chris Webber finally put it all together for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Iverson hit a 15-foot jumper with 2.4 seconds left to cap a 36-point performance, and Webber had 32 points, six rebounds and four assists in the 76ers' 103-101 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Iverson was 11-of-23 from the field and 12-of-12 from the free throw line to help the 76ers improve to 34-34, the first time they've been at .500 since Feb. 14. The Sixers are 8-6 since acquiring Webber from Sacramento on Feb. 23.

"He's helping us, not just with scoring the basketball," Iverson said of Webber. "He's passing the ball like I've never seen a big man pass it."

With the game tied at 101, Toronto's Jalen Rose missed a 10-foot jumper, setting up the final possession for the 76ers. Webber, who was 15-of-25 from the field, did not mind deferring to Iverson for the final shot.

"It feels good at the end of the game, whether I want this shot or not, to see the little fella say, 'Clear out' to me," Webber said. "I loved it because it felt good. The way he looked at me, if I had it, it would be the same way. It just felt comfortable and that's the key."

John Salmons hit a 3-pointer with 9:23 left to give the 76ers a 92-84 lead, but Toronto rallied to tie it at 98. After Rose received a technical foul for tossing his headband into the crowd, Iverson converted the free throw and Webber hit a 17-foot jumper for a 101-98 lead.

Rafer Alston's 3-pointer with 1:29 remaining tied it again at 101.

"They are getting better and better at it," 76ers coach Jim O'Brien said of Iverson and Webber learning to play together. "If they play more and more together, they will feed off of one another. ... It was just a real solid performance."

Donyell Marshall led the Raptors with 26 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Chris Bosh added 24 points and a career-high 22 rebounds.

"I really didn't know, I was just out there playing," Bosh said. "I was just focusing on rebounding the ball. I thought maybe I had like 14 or 15 (rebounds). I didn't know I had (22). But it would have been great to win. We were close."

Alston finished with 18 points and 10 assists.

Samuel Dalembert added 14 points for the 76ers.

Game notes

The 76ers had two 30-point scorers in a game for the first time since Iverson (31) and Glenn Robinson (34) did it against Dallas on Jan. 14, 2004. ... Iverson moved past James Worthy into 69th place on the NBA's career scoring list. ... The Raptors have hit 3-pointers in a league-leading 518 consecutive games. ... Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook attended the game.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


Team Stat Comparison

Points 101 103
FGM-FGA 36-83 (.434) 39-83 (.470)
3PM-3PA 9-25 (.360) 6-18 (.333)
FTM-FTA 20-27 (.741) 19-21 (.905)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 10-44 5-38
Assists 23 22
Turnovers 14 12
Steals 7 9
Blocks 2 2
Fast Break Points 14 6
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (1/0) 20 (3/0)
Largest Lead 8 8

Top Performers

Chris Bosh Bosh
Points: 24
Reb: 22
Ast: 3
Stl: 1
Blk: 2
Chris Webber Webber
Points: 32
Reb: 6
Ast: 4
Stl: 1
Blk: 1