TORONTO, Oct. 15 (Ticker) -- Allen Iverson
scored 32 points before
sitting out the fourth quarter as the Philadelphia 76ers posted
a 99-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors in preseason action.
Kyle Korver and Brian Skinner helped seal the 76ers' win with a
sequence in the closing seconds. With the game tied 95-95
Korver made a steal near mid-court and was fouled. He made the
first free throw to snap the tie and Skinner hit a follow shot
after Korver's miss on the second for a 98-95 edge with 18.1
Iverson, who is slated to play mostly at the point guard spot
this season, was on target from the outside from the start. He
hit 10-of-16 shots from the floor and all four of his 3-point
An All-Star starter each of the last five seasons, Iverson had
eight points and two of his team-high four assists during a 25-9
run in the third quarter. Samuel Dalembert finished the surge
with a dunk in the closing seconds of the third, giving
Philadelphia its first lead since the early going, 74-73.
Dalembert scored 10 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked five
shots. Rookie Andre Iguodala -- the ninth overall pick out of
Arizona -- provided a spark off the bench, hitting all four shots
he took for eight points in 19 minutes.
Vince Carter, Chris Bosh and Lamond Murray each scored 15 points
for the Raptors, who held a 15-point lead before the Sixers'
Toronto rookie forward Pape Sow missed a pair of free throws
with 2.3 seconds remaining as the Raptors fell short in their