Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 1/3

Game 1: Tuesday, January 3rd
Game 2: Tuesday, January 24th

76ers 111

(16-15, 6-10 away)

Kings 98

(12-18, 8-10 home)

    Coverage: CSN

    7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2006

    Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA

    1 2 3 4 T
    PHI 24 27 32 28111
    SAC 26 21 28 2398

    Top Performers

    Phi: A. Iguodala 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Sac: B. Miller 36 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Webber's double-double leads 76ers past Kings

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Webber now has another good memory from Sacramento.

    Webber had 20 points and 16 rebounds against his former team, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Kings 111-98 on Tuesday night.

    It was Webber's second game in Sacramento since being traded by the Kings last February. He is still fondly remembered, evidenced by the standing ovation he received from the Arco Arena crowd when introduced.

    Webber jogged to the Kings bench and gave coach Rick Adelman a handshake and a hug just before the game began.

    "I'm definitely glad tonight is over," Webber said. "I love visiting here, but as far as playing, there's so much put on it. You just want to bow down so you can keep the memories that you have. The memories I have of this place are wonderful."

    Webber can thank teammate Andre Iguodala, who stepped up offensively on a night when Allen Iverson experienced a rare off game with 19 points.

    Iguodala scored 22 points and the 76ers snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Kings, who they had not beaten since a 107-104 overtime victory Dec. 20, 2000. Philadelphia lost twice to the Kings last season after the Webber trade.

    "The first thing I said after the game is 'this one is for you," said Iguodala, who was 8-of-10 from the field and had 10 rebounds. "I said we owed him one from last year when we let the game here slip away and lost."

    There will be little time to savor the win for the 76ers, who play at Phoenix on Wednesday night and are in the midst of their longest road stretch of the season -- seven games in 11 days.

    Iverson, the NBA's leading scorer, shot 8-of-25 and hit both free throws in his second lowest-scoring game of the season. Iverson, who was held to 18 points by Toronto, had 12 assists as Philadelphia ended its two-game losing streak.

    "If an off night is 19 points, he must be a hell of a player," Webber said.

    Samuel Dalembert had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the 76ers and Kyle Korver added 13 points.

    With Webber and Iverson on the bench to start the fourth quarter, the 76ers scored seven straight points to take a 90-75 lead. A pair of 3-pointers by Peja Stojakovic helped the Kings go on an 8-0 run, cutting the lead to 90-83 with 8:33 left, but a subsequent 7-0 run later by the 76ers helped seal the victory.

    "It's disappointing," Adelman said. "It's just one of those games where we really didn't have any answers for them."

    Sacramento, an uncharacteristic 8-10 at home, wasted a near career effort from center Brad Miller, who scored 36 points and had 11 rebounds. Miller's career high is 38 points.

    Stojakovic scored 19 points, and Kenny Thomas -- acquired in the Webber trade -- had 11 points and 14 rebounds. Mike Bibby, who averaged 35.5 points his previous two games, shot 4-of-20 and had 10 points and 11 assists.

    "[Philadelphia] played better," said Bibby, who spent Monday evening with Webber at his Sacramento home. "They got a lot of loose balls and offensive rebounds towards the end of the game."

    Dalembert provided an unlikely offensive spark in the third quarter for the 76ers. Known mostly for his shot blocking, he scored 10 points in the period and Iverson had eight as Philadelphia built the lead to 83-75 entering the fourth.

    "You can really see how important Sam is to our team," Iverson said. "He rebounds the ball and clogs up the middle. Igoudala had a nice game tonight, probably one of his best.

    Game notes

    Iverson shot 3-of-14 in the first half and had nine points. ... Miller had 13 first-quarter points in helping the Kings to a 26-24 lead. ... The Kings ran off 17 straight points late in the first quarter and extending into the second, yet still trailed 51-47 at the half. ... The 76ers are 9-4 against Western Conference teams this season.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 111 98
    FGM-FGA 44-92 (.478) 37-91 (.407)
    3PM-3PA 6-15 (.400) 5-15 (.333)
    FTM-FTA 17-27 (.630) 19-27 (.704)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 14-52 11-47
    Assists 28 23
    Turnovers 10 9
    Steals 6 3
    Blocks 6 3
    Fast Break Points 15 11
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (2/0) 20 (1/0)
    Largest Lead 16 14

    Top Performers

    Andre Iguodala Iguodala
    Points: 22
    Reb: 10
    Ast: 5
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 2
    Brad Miller Miller
    Points: 36
    Reb: 11
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 1