PHILADELPHIA – Allen Iverson had 28 points and 10 assists, and Lee Nailon added 21 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers win their fourth straight game, 113-108 over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Elton Brand had 32 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, Cuttino Mobley added 23 points and Corey Maggette had 20.

Los Angeles, which missed a chance to start 6-1 for the first time in franchise history, got as close as 88-86 early in the fourth on Maggette’s 3-pointer.

Iverson hit a jumper, then had a steal and drew a foul on a crashing layup. He sank the shot from the line and got the lead back to nine. Nailon later added a pump fake under the net and scored the easy basket for a 101-88 lead.

Maggette pulled the Clippers to 105-100 on a three-point play with 2 minutes left.

Webber, though, followed Maggette’s three-point play with a pair of free throws in a game that saw 70 foul shots attempted. The Sixers went 27-for-32, and the Clippers were 31-of-38.

Nailon was a pleasant surprise off the bench for the Sixers. He hadn’t scored more than eight points in a game this season and hadn’t given the offensive punch that was expected. He took a nice mix of shots from mid-range to under the basket – including a strong dunk off an Iverson miss – and made up for an ineffective Chris Webber (13 points, 4-for-17 shooting).

Mobley, a Philadelphia native, made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the second quarter to cut away at the Sixers’ 14-point lead. Iverson, though, whipped a sidearm pass to John Salmons, who hit a 3 as time expired to push the lead to 10 at 60-50 at halftime.M

Notes: Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks expects C Michael Bradley to return by the end of the week. Bradley, who has not played this season, had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his knee. … Sixers C Steven Hunter briefly left the game in the third after he was poked hard in the right eye. He had a corneal abrasion and facial laceration.

AP-ES-11-13-05 2048EST


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