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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sixers Get Comeback Win Over Houston Rockets

The Sixers beat the Houston Rockets on the road last night 95-93 after coming back from 14 points down. The Sixers are 2-0 in the season series against the Rockets. The Sixers next game is against the Washington Wizards on Friday.

Andre Iguodala was key to the comeback. He scored 20 points including a jumper with 36 seconds left in the game to help the Sixers go ahead. Andre Miller added 16 points, seven assists, and three steals. Miller to Iguodala also provided the best highlight of the night, an alley-oop that Iguodala converted in Yao Ming's face.

Samuel Dalembert played another great game, controlling All Star center Yao Ming the entire game. He outrebounded Yao 13 to 9, and also had four blocks including blocking Tracy McGrady's three point attempt at the buzzer.

The bench also had a great outing for the Sixers. Elton Brand proved that he is back, scoring 14 points in 26 minutes and grabbing seven rebounds and getting six blocks. Lou Williams scored 17 and racked up six assists in 29 minutes.

Turnovers and missed three pointers plagued the Sixers the entire game. As a team, they went 1 for 12 from three point land for 8.3%. They also turned the ball over 18 times, mostly in the first half which resulted in them being behind at halftime and into the third.

However, the Sixers converted their opportunities from the free throw line. They made 20 of 21 as a team, including 8 of 8 from Andre Miller. Miller did a great job driving in and drawing foul after foul.

Tracy McGrady led all scorers with 24 points including 3 of 4 from three point land. Luis Scola scored 18 points and brought down 10 rebounds. Yao Ming scored 13 points.

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