COLOGNE, Germany (AP) -- The Philadelphia 76ers rallied from a
22-point deficit in the third quarter Tuesday to beat the Phoenix
Suns 103-100, advancing to the final game of a four-team exhibition
mini-tournament in Europe.
Rick Brunson, who did not play in the first three quarters, made
a decisive assist, grabbed a rebound and hit one of two free throws
to secure the victory for the 76ers, who improved to 1-1 in
preseason play after falling 104-99 to Winterthur FC Barcelona last
With the Suns up 100-99, Brunson passed the ball to Carney, who
sank the 3-pointer.
Allen Iverson's 29 points helped the Philadelphia 76ers wash away the bad taste of last week's loss to Winterthur FC Barcelona. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)
"For me, to win an NBA game like that, it's crazy," said
Carney, who finished 14 points.
Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks said it took "huge guts" for
to rookie to attempt that shot.
"We believed in him even though we didn't think he would take
that 3," Cheeks said.
Kyle Korver finished with 20 points for the Sixers, including
eight in the final quarter.
Following Carney's 3-pointer and a time-out, Leandro Barbosa
then missed a 3-point attempt for the Suns. Brunson grabbed the
rebound, drew a foul and made one of the two free throws with less
than a second left.
On the final possession, Raja Bell passed to Barbosa but his
off-balance shot missed the target.
Allen Iverson and Chris Weber sat out the fourth quarter, when
Kyle Korver had eight points for the 76ers. Iverson finished with
29 points and Weber had 17, while Korver finished with 20. Andre
Igoudala had 11 points and 10 rebounds.