Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/21

Game 1: Friday, October 21st

76ers 91

(3-3, 2-1 away)

Nets 93

(3-2, 2-1 home)

7:30 PM ET, October 21, 2005

IZOD Center, East Rutherford, NJ

1 2 3 4 T
PHI 28 17 21 2591
NJ 21 25 20 2793

Late fourth-quarter run lifts Nets past depleted Sixers

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Richard Jefferson scored 25 points to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 93-91 victory over the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers in a preseason game Friday night.

The Sixers were playing without injured stars Allen Iverson (knee) and Chris Webber (quad strain), as well as starting center Samuel Dalembert (quad strain) and veterans Kevin Ollie and Michael Bradley (knee injuries).

The Nets trailed 88-82 with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter before going on an 11-3 run to close out the game. Vince Carter scored seven of his 21 points during that stretch.

John Salmons led the 76ers with 25 points. He hit two free throws to tie the game at 91 before Jefferson caught a pretty pass from Carter and slammed home the game-winner with 21.2 left.

Kyle Korver had 14 points for Philadelphia, but missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer with five seconds left. Andre Iguodala added 15 points and Lee Nailon had 13 for the Sixers.

Nenad Krstic had 20 points for the Nets. Jason Kidd didn't score, but had 10 rebounds and six assists for New Jersey.

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