76ers Extend Clippers' Woes

One loss away from matching season record
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2008 4:05 AM CST
Philadelphia 76ers' Samuel Dalembert (1) drives on Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Kaman (35) for a basket in the first half of their NBA basketball game, Monday, March 3, 2008 in Los Angeles. The 76ers defeated...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Clippers now need only one loss to match a season-high seven-game losing streak after getting schooled by the 76ers 106-80. Andre Iguodala contributed 18 points in a lineup that saw plenty of action by the reserves, with Lou Williams totaling 16 points and eight assists, and Samuel Dalembert pitching in 12 each of points and boards, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Behind 20 points from Al Thornton, the Clippers kept it close early, trailing just 25-21 after the first quarter. But the 76ers, shooting 59% from the field, soon overcame Los Angeles' shallow bench. The win is Philadelphia's 10th of their last 13 contests, keeping the team in the seventh Eastern Conference slot at one game over the Nets.