76ers23182322 -- 86Hornets2826925 -- 88

David West scored 22 points, including a tiebreaking layup with 50 seconds left, to lift New Orleans. After a missed jumper by Speedy Claxton caromed off the rim, West grabbed the ball and put it back.

Claxton drew a charging foul against Chris Webber on Philadelphia's next possession, but Desmond Mason's miss gave the Sixers one last chance. Andre Iguodala grabbed the rebound and passed to Allen Iverson, who rushed up the court and missed a three-pointer from the left wing as the buzzer sounded.

Philadelphia

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24032-7818-2413-39142586Webber 44:3112-250-13-103524Korver 32:083-102-20-10211Dalembert 20:282-42-26-14066Iverson 43:0911-2611-141-29034Iguodala 38:451-50-11-4022Hunter 15:241-10-00-3132Salmons 23:261-53-40-1045Bradley 4:580-00-01-1010Ollie 7:380-10-01-1100Thomas 2:240-00-00-0000Nailon 7:091-10-00-2022

Percentages: FG .410, FT .750. Three-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Korver 3-9, Iverson 1-5, Iguodala 0-1, Webber 0-1). Blocked Shots: 7 (Dalembert 3, Webber 3, Nailon). Turnovers: 10 (Iguodala 3, Webber 2, Iverson, Dalembert, Korver, Nailon, Hunter). Steals: 6 (Iverson 3, Korver, Iguodala, Webber). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 4:30 first.

New Orleans

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24032-7421-3112-44191888Mason 32:113-107-72-43013West 42:4610-162-21-50322Brown 36:225-82-23-141412Paul 37:446-113-43-79216Smith 31:304-154-61-22313Andersen 16:521-32-81-6014Claxton 26:463-91-20-2448Butler 15:490-20-01-4010

Percentages: FG .432, FT .677. Three-Point Goals: 3-14, .214 (Claxton 1-2, Paul 1-2, Smith 1-8, West 0-1, Butler 0-1). Blocked Shots: 6 (Andersen 3, Brown 2, West). Turnovers: 14 (Claxton 4, Paul 3, West 2, Smith 2, Butler 2, Mason). Steals: 6 (West 3, Paul 2, Mason). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 8:36 first.

A: 19,163 (17,200). T: 2:44.