TORONTO (AP) -- Andre Iguodala thought he was going to be drafted
by Toronto. On Wednesday, he helped keep the Raptors winless this
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
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
Mitchell slammed his hand on the scorer's table before calling a
timeout. After yelling in frustration, Mitchell heaved his
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.
"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."
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.