Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 4)

Series starts 11/15

Game 1: Tuesday, November 15th
Game 2: Wednesday, November 16th
Game 3: Sunday, December 18th
Game 4: Tuesday, March 14th

76ers 121

(6-3, 2-1 away)

Raptors 115

(0-8, 0-6 home)

Coverage: CSN

7:00 PM ET, November 16, 2005

Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

1 2 3 4 T
PHI 40 24 26 31121
TOR 28 26 28 33115

Top Performers

Phi: A. Iverson 42 Pts, 7 Ast, 3 Stl

Tor: M. James 38 Pts, 2 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl

Sixers win sixth straight by beating up on Raptors, again

Associate Press

TORONTO (AP) -- Andre Iguodala thought he was going to be drafted by Toronto. On Wednesday, he helped keep the Raptors winless this season.

Allen Iverson scored a season-high 42 points and Iguodala added a career-high 26 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their sixth straight win, 121-115 over the Raptors.

Iguodala also had 10 rebounds and shot 6-for-8 from 3-point range for the Sixers, who also beat Toronto on Tuesday night.

Toronto center Rafael Araujo, who was selected one pick before Iguodala in the draft two years ago, didn't score or get a rebound in three minutes.

"The cameras were actually put on me when Toronto's pick came up so I thought I was going here, but they passed. I think I'm in a good situation right now," Iguodala said.

Mike James had a career-high 38 points for the Raptors, who fell to 0-8 for the first time in their 11-year history. Jalen Rose was scoreless in seven minutes -- his first scoreless game since Feb 20, 1998, for Indiana at Orlando.

Toronto coach Sam Mitchell showed his frustration in the second half by throwing his clipboard into the scorer's table -- smashing it into pieces.

"People need to understand these guys want to win. They understand that we're 0-8 and they want to win," Mitchell said. "But the last two games and basically the whole year we've just gotten off to horrendous starts."

Iverson had 19 points in the first quarter. His jumper with 2:09 left in the period gave Philadelphia a 20-point lead -- its biggest of the game. The Sixers also had a 19-point first quarter lead on Tuesday.

The Raptors cut the lead to four in the third quarter, but Matt Bonner turned the ball over with a bad pass, allowing Iverson an uncontested layup.

Mitchell slammed his hand on the scorer's table before calling a timeout. After yelling in frustration, Mitchell heaved his clipboard.

James cut the lead to two with a layup with 55 seconds left, but missed a potential tying layup before Iverson made two free throws with less than 30 seconds remaining.

Iverson recorded his 17,000th career point in the first quarter. Shaquille O'Neal, Gary Payton and Clifford Robinson are the only active players with more points.

"What I've learned late in my career is, regardless of whether you play well or not, if the team doesn't win, it's all for nothing," Iverson said.

Chris Webber followed with two more free throws to put the game away. He finished with 21.

Iverson kidded Iguodala about his 3-point shooting by asking if he had "Korver on his shirt."

Game notes

A fan was escorted from the arena after holding up a sign that read 'Raptor Killer' with a picture of Toronto general manager Rob Babcock. ... It doesn't get any easier for the Raptors, who travel to Boston on Friday before hosting Miami on Sunday and heading west for a four-game trip. ... The Raptors have started the season 0-6 at home.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


Team Stat Comparison

Points 121 115
FGM-FGA 43-79 (.544) 45-83 (.542)
3PM-3PA 9-16 (.563) 5-14 (.357)
FTM-FTA 26-33 (.788) 20-25 (.800)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 11-34 10-29
Assists 25 18
Turnovers 16 16
Steals 9 8
Blocks 3 0
Fast Break Points 16 10
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (2/0) 29 (1/0)
Largest Lead 20 2

Top Performers

Allen Iverson Iverson
Points: 42
Reb: 0
Ast: 7
Stl: 3
Blk: 0
Mike James James
Points: 38
Reb: 2
Ast: 9
Stl: 1
Blk: 0