Regular Season Series (Game 4 of 4)

Series starts 11/8

Game 1: Friday, November 8th
Game 2: Friday, November 29th
Game 3: Friday, February 21st
Game 4: Sunday, February 23rd

Cavaliers 103

(10-46, 3-26 away)

76ers 116

(31-24, 18-11 home)

    Coverage: CSN

    6:00 PM ET, February 23, 2003

    Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

    1 2 3 4 T
    CLE 31 23 23 26103
    PHI 35 34 25 22116

    Top Performers

    Cle: R. Davis 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Phi: D. Coleman 20 Pts, 13 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Blk

    Iverson, Coleman help Sixers tie Celtics for fourth

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Allen Iverson scored 23 points and Derrick Coleman added 20 points and 13 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers won their sixth straight game, 116-103 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

    The Sixers, unbeaten since the All-Star break, moved into a tie with Boston for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

    Dajuan Wagner scored 23 and Ricky Davis added 20 for Cleveland, which dropped to an NBA-worst 10-46. The lowly Cavs have lost six in a row and 10 of 1l.

    Wagner, who grew up in nearby Camden, N.J., hit his first four shots and had 18 points before finally missing a runner late in the third quarter. He finished 6-for-11, and made all eight of his free throws. Wagner's first shot was a 3-pointer from halfcourt that just beat the first-quarter buzzer.

    Iverson, coming off a 41-point performance in Friday night's 119-99 victory at Cleveland, took just three shots in the first half. He finished 7-for-23, and had six rebounds and five assists.

    Keith Van Horn had 17 points, Kenny Thomas got 15 and Eric Snow added 13 for Philadelphia, which had six players in double figures.

    The Cavs got to 47-46 on a 3-pointer by former Sixer Jumaine Jones midway through the second quarter. But the Sixers went on a 20-4 run, and led by double digits the rest of the way.

    Iverson began the run with a 19-footer, Coleman had a 3-pointer and fastbreak layup during the spurt, and the Sixers led 69-54 at halftime.

    Van Horn hit a layup to cap a 9-0 run, making it 81-60 early in the third as Philadelphia cruised to its third consecutive lopsided victory. The Sixers have won their last three by an average of 20.3 points.

    Game notes

    The Sixers have won 16 straight over Cleveland, their longest winning streak against any opponent. The Cavs haven't beaten Philadelphia since April 2, 1999. ... Philadelphia's 69 points in the first half were its most in any half this season, and the most by any team in a half at the First Union Center. ... The Cavs are 2-12 under interim coach Keith Smart. ... Former Sixer Tyrone Hill didn't play for the fourth straight game. He seemed uninterested while sitting on the bench, and didn't join the huddle a few times during timeouts. ... Iverson has scored in double figures in 174 straight games, the longest streak in the league.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 103 116
    FGM-FGA 37-80 (.463) 42-85 (.494)
    3PM-3PA 5-14 (.357) 2-10 (.200)
    FTM-FTA 24-26 (.923) 30-38 (.789)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 9-37 15-44
    Assists 25 28
    Turnovers 17 12
    Steals 7 9
    Blocks 5 4
    Fast Break Points 10 13
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (3/0) 19 (1/0)

    Top Performers

    Ricky Davis Davis
    Points: 20
    Reb: 2
    Ast: 6
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0
    Derrick Coleman Coleman
    Points: 20
    Reb: 13
    Ast: 4
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 3