76ers Ruin Iverson's Return to Philly

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The 76ers spoiled Allen Iverson's return to Philadelphia by beating the Denver Nuggets 115-113, Wednesday night.

Iverson was playing in Philly for the first time since the Sixers dealt him to the Denver Nuggets in December 2006. He received a standing ovation before he blew kisses toward the fans and planted a kiss on the Sixers' logo at center court.

Iverson was the game's top scorer, finishing with 32 points on 13-of-24 shooting.

Samuel Dalembert provided the decisive basket with 32.9 seconds left, sending the Sixers to their 16th victory in 20 games. Andre Miller paced the Sixers with 28 points, Andre Iguodala added 21 and Dalembert finished with 17, 12 rebounds and five blocks.

Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and Kenyon Martin had 22 for the Nuggets.

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