OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- It was another thumbs down for Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night.
Iverson was slowed by a zone defense before sitting the final minute and a half with a sprained left thumb as the reeling 76ers absorbed their fifth loss in six games, a 93-87 setback to the Golden State Warriors.
Against a man-to-man defense in the first quarter, Iverson had 13 points. But he scored just 10 thereafter as the Warriors switched to a 1-2-2 zone at times and turned the NBA's leading
scorer into a passer.
lead with 1:33 to go.
The Sixers called time out and Iverson was not on the floor when they returned. Aaron McKie made a jumper and steal, but former Warrior Vonteego Cummings was called for a charge and Dampier sealed it with two free throws with 38 seconds left.
Hughes scored 22 points against his former team as Golden State snapped a four-game losing streak and defeated Philadelphia for the first time in seven meetings since Jan.15, 1997.