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Iverson, 76ers try to rebound after first loss of season

Nov 8, 2006 - 3:12 PM Philadelphia (3-1) at Toronto (1-2) 7:00 pm EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia 76ers want to quickly get back on the winning track after suffering their first loss of the season.

The 76ers, winners of their first three games, would like to continue to put distance between themselves and the rest of the Atlantic Division early in the regular season after losing 97-86 to Indiana on Tuesday.

Allen Iverson came into that game averaging an NBA-leading 34.0 points per game but was held to 20 points on 8-for-22 shooting. He hopes to do much better against Toronto, a team in which he has scored 30 or-more-points in 13 of his last 14 games.

Philadelphia has won six of its last eight with Toronto and seven of nine at the Air Canada Centre dating to the 2001-02 season.

Toronto has split the first two games of a four-game homestand. They beat Milwaukee 109-92 on Friday before losing 103-94 to San Antonio on Sunday.

Chris Bosh led the Raptors with 19 points and 17 rebounds in the loss to the Spurs. T.J. Ford and Morris Peterson each scored 15

After facing the Sixers, the Raptors finish their homestand on Friday vs. Atlanta, before departing on a season-high, five-game road trip.

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