Regular Season Series (Game 4 of 4)

Series starts 1/13

Game 1: Saturday, January 13th
Game 2: Wednesday, February 7th
Game 3: Friday, February 23rd
Game 4: Friday, March 23rd

Bobcats 97

(26-44, 10-26 away)

76ers 106

(27-42, 18-17 home)

    Coverage: CSN

    7:00 PM ET, March 23, 2007

    Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

    1 2 3 4 T
    CHA 23 25 26 2397
    PHI 37 32 17 20106

    Top Performers

    Cha: G. Wallace 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Phi: A. Miller 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl

    Bobcats-76ers Preview


    While the Charlotte Bobcats have refused to give up on their faint playoff chances, the Philadelphia 76ers have been squandering theirs.

    The Bobcats try for their third straight victory when they visit the stumbling 76ers on Friday.

    Charlotte (26-43) is in 13th place in the Eastern Conference and a longshot to make the postseason, but has won four of six following a season-high eight-game losing streak.

    One night after overcoming a 10-point deficit to beat Cleveland 108-100 in overtime, the Bobcats came back from 18 points down to defeat Boston 92-84 on Wednesday.

    "(These are) some big wins, no question," said Raymond Felton, who has totaled 36 points and 11 assists in the last two games. "Now we got to keep it rolling, see what happens at the end of the season. Try to see if we can slide into that last spot."

    Wednesday's victory snapped a season-high seven-game road losing streak for the Bobcats, and was just their second road win since the start of February.

    Charlotte is 1-4 all-time at Philadelphia, which has won eight of its last 10 games at the Wachovia Center.

    The Bobcats have won two of three over the 76ers this season, with the home team winning each contest.

    Philadelphia (26-42) is just ahead of Charlotte in the East standings, but unlike the Bobcats, who are displaying their will to win, the 76ers have appeared uninspired lately. They have lost four of five after winning a season-high seven straight, losing their last two in embarrassing fashion.

    The 76ers fell 96-75 to Detroit on Tuesday, two days after suffering the worst home loss in franchise history, 124-74 to Houston.

    "I want to see more 'go-get-it,'" Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks said. "If I get beat by 50 points one night, the next night I'm very upset and I'm going to go out there and maybe chew someone's head off. We got to get to that point.

    "It's something we've been talking about, getting these young guys better. Even young guys have a little fight in them and it's disappointing to see that."

    It will be that much tougher for Philadelphia to end its slump Friday without leading scorer Andre Iguodala, who will sit out with a strained lower back.

    Averaging 18.1 points this season, Iguodala had scored only six in each of the last two games. His streak of 232 straight regular-season starts -- third-longest in the league -- will come to an end.

    Iguodala was a key factor in Philadelphia's only win against Charlotte this season, scoring 27 points. He was held to a combined 24 points on 5-of-21 shooting in the 76ers' two losses to the Bobcats.

    Charlotte rookie Adam Morrison has averaged 15.3 points versus Philadelphia this season, but has struggled to find his shooting touch lately.

    Morrison, who is averaging 12.4 points this season, matched a career low with two points on 1-of-7 shooting against Boston on Wednesday. He is averaging 5.6 points over his last five games while making 23.8 percent from the field.