PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26 (Ticker) -- Chris Webber had a chance to become an instant hero with the Philadelphia 76ers. He could not pull it off.

After Allen Iverson intentionally missed a free throw with 3.4 seconds left, Webber grabbed the rebound but missed a short hook shot as the 76ers fell to the Sacramento Kings, 101-99.

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On Wednesday night, the Kings surprisingly traded Webber - their leading scorer and rebounder - along with Matt Barnes and Michael Bradley to the Sixers for Kenny Thomas, Corliss Williamson and Brian Skinner.

"I wanted to win badly and I know that these guys wanted to win for me," said Webber, who spent nearly seven seasons with the Kings. "I definitely need to get into the system and get to know each other. They've tried to make me comfortable. I feel that I can do more and that's what is encouraging."

Philadelphia led by as many as 11 points in this one and held a 92-88 advantage before Mike Bibby made a fast-break layup with 3:32 remaining to trigger an 8-0 run by the Kings.

"We did what it took to win," Bibby said. "In order for us to get where we're at, we have to make tough plays and get defensive stops."

Sacramento's edge was 96-94 when Philadelphia center Samuel Dalembert missed a pair of free throws with 49 seconds left. The rebound of the second attempt went to Philadelphia's Aaron McKie, who passed to wide-open teammate Andre Iguodala on the arc.

But the rookie airballed a 3-pointer, and Kings guard Cuttino Mobley - a Philadelphia native - sank a long jumper with 21 seconds left for a 98-94 lead.

After Iverson made a layup to halve the deficit, Sacramento's Brad Miller only could split a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left, giving the Sixers a chance to tie. Williamson inexplicably fouled Iguodala as he was attempting a 3-pointer with 7.7 seconds left, but the athletic swingman missed his first free throw before sinking the next two to make it 99-98.

Mobley converted a pair from the line with 6.4 seconds left to open a 101-98 lead and smartly fouled Iverson with 3.4 to play, preventing a potential tying 3-point attempt. Iverson made the first free throw and intentionally misfired on the second attempt, but after Webber skied for the rebound, he missed the follow shot and the clock expired.

"Coach (Jim O'Brien) told me to miss the shot," Iverson said. "I tried to hit off the backboard and hit it off the front of the rim. I told Chris that the rebound was going to come long. Everything happened right. We just couldn't finish it."

"For some reason, that play never works. (But) I just knew that it was going to work this time," Webber said. "It bounced and I tried to get it out of my left hand. After I missed it, I just tried to get the rebound and force it back up as quickly as I could. Believe me, I wanted to make that shot more than anybody. Tonight, it didn't happen."

Bibby scored 19 points, Mobley and Williamson added 17 apiece and Thomas 16 for the Kings, who have won eight in a row in the series. They had won just two of their previous nine games overall.

"It was a big win for us," Bibby said. "We kept playing throughout the whole game. We struggled out the gate and we just hung in there. The new guys brought some rebounds and some toughness for us. We needed this one."

"I'm human, of course it is (an important win)," Thomas said. "I just got traded a couple of days ago. Being able to come back and play these guys, of course I wanted to win. Who wouldn't?"

Iverson collected 27 points and 14 assists and Webber added 16 and 11 rebounds for the Sixers, who have lost three straight games.

"They did whatever they had to do to get the win," Iverson said. "They played better, obviously. We've just got a long way to go."