Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sixers rout Knicks in preseason finale

By John McMullen

Philadelphia (The Phanatic Magazine) - Jason Kapono buried four 3-pointers and scored 20 points as the Sixers blitzed the New York Knicks, 118-91, in their preseason finale at the Wells Fargo Center.

Andre Iguodala added 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Sixers, who played without head coach Doug Collins for the second straight night.  Collins is suffering from concussion related symptoms stemming from a fall suffered in a coffee shop back on Memorial Day and has undergone a series of tests.

Associate head coach Michael Curry continued piloting the team in Collins' absence and went with a starting lineup that featured Kapono, Elton Brand and center Tony Battie up front, with Andre Iguodala and Jrue Holiday in the backcourt for the second straight night.

Brand finished with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds while Holiday had a double-double of his own, tallying 10 points and dishing out 11 assists as Philadelphia finished its preseason schedule at 2-5.

Lou Williams had 18 points off the bench and Thaddeus Young netted 14. Rookie Evan Turner continued to struggle, however, going scoreless in just under 20 minutes of action.

Raymond Felton had a game-high 16 points for the Knicks while rookie Landry Fields and Anthony Randolph both contributed 15 points. Rookie Russian center Timofey Mozgov was impressive for New York and contributed 12 points and seven boards.

Collins is expected to return to his duties at practice on Friday as the Sixers prepare for their season opener against LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat a week from tonight.

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