EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Allen Iverson scored 28 points and Aaron McKie held Jason Kidd without a point Saturday night as the Philadelphia 76ers supplanted the New Jersey Nets as the hottest team in the Eastern Conference with a 94-82 victory.
The 76ers (5-5) arrived with four straight wins, all since the return of NBA MVP Iverson from elbow surgery. The Nets (7-2) were looking for their sixth consecutive win, which would have matched their longest streak since 1992.
New Jersey's resurgence has centered around Kidd, the All-Star point guard who has shown the team how to win. He collected 12 assists and nine rebounds, but was none of nine from the field and had five turnovers.
The last one was forced by McKie, who stripped Kidd and went the length of the court for a layup in traffic that gave the 76ers an 82-72 lead with 4:48 remaining.
Former Net Derrick Coleman scored 20 points and Matt Harpring added 15 for Philadelphia, which has won six of the last seven meetings.