Sharpshooting Boston Backups Sink Sixers

Wizards bewitch Cavaliers, Bulls trample Bobcats in the East
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 5, 2007 11:13 PM CST
Boston Celtics' Ray Allen, left, and Kendrick Perkins, right, try to get the ball away Philadelphia 76ers' Willie Green, center, in the second half of their basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Ed Stefanski, the newly appointed GM and president of the 76ers, could only look on helplessly as his team managed to lose despite shooting a scorching 56%. James Posey and Eddie House, two newly arrived Celtics backups for this season, contributed 17 and 15 respectively—Posey's in part on 4-6 three-point shooting.  Also in the Eastern Conference:

  • Luol Deng had 30 and Andres Nocioni continued to spark Chicago, pouring in 10 in the fourth quarter as Charlotte dropped its seventh straight, 91-82.
  • Sans LeBron, the Cavaliers were dominated by the Gilbert-less Wizards' big men in a 105-86 loss.