TORONTO (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers finally lost a game with Allen Iverson on the court.
Vince Carter scored 30 points, and Dell Curry added 18 as the Toronto Raptors snapped the 76ers” seven-game winning streak yesterday with a 107-88 victory.
Philadelphia started 0-5 while Iverson was recovering from elbow surgery. The winning streak began with Iverson”s first game.
“Something unusual happened today. We got outhustled,” Iverson said. “They just played better than us. You have to tip your hat.”
Iverson was 1-for-10 from the field in the second half, finishing with 18 points and eight assists. Aaron McKie had 23 points, and Derrick Coleman had 21 for the 76ers, who played the Raptors for the first time since eliminating them in the second round of last season”s playoffs.
“Allen didn”t have 50, and that was a moral victory in and of itself,” Carter said.
Curry said Alvin Williams and Chris Childs made Iverson work for his shots.
“They cut the lanes to the basket off, and made him take tough shots,” Curry said. “Philly won seven in a row with him back, and that shows what kind of presence he has on that team.”
Toronto, which shot 50 percent, started the game with an 11-0 run.
The 76ers pulled within two, but Carter scored nine points in the second quarter, and the Raptors led by nine at halftime.