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Philadelphia 76ers @ L.A. Clippers

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LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- West Coast road trips are a serious challenge for most teams. Without your team's leading scorer, they can be a total nightmare.

The Philadelphia 76ers hope to avoid dropping a third straight game without Allen Iverson on Friday when they square off with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Philadelphia dropped a 102-98 decision to Seattle on Thursday, the team's second straight defeat without Iverson, who sprained his right foot in Sunday's win at Memphis.

Chris Webber tried to make up for the absence of the league's second-leading scorer, collecting 20 points and 11 rebounds. Steven Hunter contributed a career-high 20 points, seven boards and six blocks for the 76ers, who led by as many as 15 points in the third quarter and held a six-point lead in the final period.

Philadelphia has lost five of six and held a fourth-quarter lead in each of those contests.

The 76ers will look to improve to 3-4 without their All-Star guard as they face a Clippers team that had its four-game winning streak snapped Wednesday in a 126-95 rout at the hands of Phoenix.

Elton Brand scored 18 points and Chris Kaman grabbed 16 rebounds for Los Angeles, which is one victory shy of eclipsing last season's win total.

Philadelphia has won seven of the last nine in the series, including a 113-108 triumph on November 13.
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