Final / OT

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 12/19

Game 1: Saturday, December 19th
Game 2: Thursday, December 31st

Clippers 112

(12-14, 5-6 away)

76ers 107

(7-20, 4-10 home)

    Coverage: CSN

    7:30 PM ET, December 19, 2009

    Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

    1 2 3 4 OT T
    LAC 30 30 18 21 13112
    PHI 18 29 26 26 8107

    Top Performers

    LAC: C. Kaman 24 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Blk

    Phi: A. Iguodala 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 Stl

    Kaman scores 24 to lead Clippers in victory

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA -- Given a second chance, the Los Angeles Clippers didn't waste it against the Philadelphia 76ers.

    After an apparent buzzer-beating jumper by Andre Iguodala was waved off, the Clippers took charge in overtime for a 110-103 win over the Sixers while a blizzard ravaged the Northeast.

    Fast Facts

    • In its first overtime game of the season, Los Angeles won for the fifth time on the road this season after eight road wins last season.

    • The Clippers were fueled by 22 rebounds from Marcus Camby, a season high.

    • Philadelphia are 1-6 following a win this season.

    -- ESPN Stats & Information

    Chris Kaman scored 24 points and Baron Davis added 20 for the Clippers (12-14). Los Angeles overcame a 28-point night from Marreese Speights and 20 from Iguodala.

    The game was played before a sparse crowd of about 2,600 at Wachovia Center who braved a winter storm that dumped one to two feet of snow in the area.

    Lou Williams returned to Philadelphia's lineup after missing 12 games with a broken jaw, scoring six points in 23 minutes. His ahead-of-schedule return was welcome news to a team that was again without newly acquired Allen Iverson, who missed his second straight game with arthritis in his left knee. Iverson had the knee drained twice this week.

    The Clippers blew a 16-point, third-quarter lead and nearly lost on Iguodala's jumper as time expired in the fourth. The shot was waved off after it was ruled he did not get it off in time.

    "We thought it was good," Iguodala said. "I think I got it off before the buzzer, but not before the red light. The replay was really close. It's unfortunate."

    "We relied on the best player to make the play," head coach Eddie Jordan said. "Unfortunately, it was about a tenth a second too late."

    The Clippers led right after the opening tip in overtime and never trailed again.

    "[We knew] the first team to make that run was going to win the game," said Al Thornton, who contributed 12 points. "As soon as the jump ball, we were trying to get the lead, get some stops and establish some momentum. We were able to do that."

    For the second straight night the Clippers let a double-digit lead evaporate. It cost them on Friday night, when the New York Knicks won after overcoming a 20-point deficit.

    On Saturday, the Sixers chipped away in the third quarter, cutting a 60-47 deficit to five points entering the fourth. They took the lead in the final quarter, and the teams traded leads several times in the final minutes, with Speights and Eric Gordon trading big scores.

    "We played well in overtime," Kaman said. "We had a third-quarter problem once again, but overcame it. We're getting a step closer every time. I'm getting excited for this team. We've been playing pretty well."

    The Sixers (7-20) lost some momentum a day after beating the Boston Celtics, and may have lost some energy after Iguodala's shot was waved off.

    "We're only human," Jordan said. "As much as you want to get re-energized, we could have, but I think the first play, we turned it over. Right from the beginning they had a little juice because of their defensive stand."

    Game notes

    Before the game, Sixers guard Jrue Holiday took the microphone to thank the fans who braved the severe weather to attend Saturday's game.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 112 107
    FGM-FGA 46-87 (.529) 43-94 (.457)
    3PM-3PA 6-16 (.375) 3-14 (.214)
    FTM-FTA 14-18 (.778) 18-24 (.750)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 11-47 14-40
    Assists 26 26
    Turnovers 14 9
    Steals 4 10
    Blocks 6 1
    Fast Break Points 15 21
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (1/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 2

    Top Performers

    Los Angeles
    Chris Kaman Kaman
    Points: 24
    Reb: 11
    Ast: 4
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 2
    Andre Iguodala Iguodala
    Points: 20
    Reb: 9
    Ast: 7
    Stl: 4
    Blk: 0