Iverson practices with Sixers

Kate Fagan

Yesterday on the 76ers’ practice floor, a ring of media surrounded Allen Iverson.

As Iverson spoke, Lou Williams, in street clothes, walked out of the
gym at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine without

It was an odd moment considering that two weeks ago, the Sixers were Williams’ team and he was the one answering questions.

Iverson practiced with the Sixers for the first time since officially rejoining the team Friday. Williams suffered a broken jaw Nov. 24, sidelining him for eight weeks, which facilitated Iverson’s return.

Tonight, Iverson is expected to start for the Sixers against the Denver Nuggets at the Wachovia Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7, and as of last night, ticket availability was "limited."

After practice, Sixers coach Eddie Jordan said he anticipated having Iverson in the starting lineup. Iverson practiced with a first team that included Willie Green, Thaddeus Young, Elton Brand, and Samuel Dalembert.

Swingman Andre Iguodala, the team’s leading scorer, did not practice because of a sprained ankle suffered in Saturday night’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. Iguodala will be a game-time decision tonight.


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