PHILADELPHIA (AP) – With Allen Iverson barred from the building and on his way out of Philadelphia, the short-handed 76ers couldn’t overcome Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler in the Washington Wizards’ 113-98 victory on Friday night.

The Sixers caught a glimpse of life without Iverson, their former MVP who led them to the NBA finals in 2001. Iverson may have played his last game in Philadelphia after he asked to be traded this week. Sixers chairman Ed Snider said the team is prepared to trade Iverson, ending his 11-year stint with the team that made the No. 1 pick in the 1996 draft.

“It’s just time for him to go his way and for us to go our way,” Snider said.

In a surprising turn of events, Iverson was banished by the club and didn’t play Friday. Team president Billy King said the move was not a suspension and Iverson’s future would be re-evaluated after Saturday night’s game at Orlando.


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