SACRAMENTO, Calif. -
followed up his best quarter of the season with his highest-scoring game of the year. The carryover isn't a coincidence in the mind of the 76ers' fourth-year swingman.
Iguodala had been in a shooting slump until hitting 7 of 9 field goals and scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 99-97 win at Memphis. He capped his performance by hitting the winning 20-foot jumper at the buzzer. (He was 2 for 12 in the first three quarters and 10 for 33 in his previous two games.)
Iguodala then scored a season-high 28 points in Wednesday's 96-85 win over the visiting Miami Heat, shooting 10 for 17 from the field.
Much is being made of this trip, which includes games in Portland, Seattle, Utah, Los Angeles (against the Lakers) and Denver.
"You take the games one at a time, but this is definitely a trip that can make or break you," Iguodala said yesterday before practice at Arco Arena for tonight's game against Sacramento.
Last season, the Sixers went 2-5 on their West Coast trip.
What a shot
Practice started off with
making a three-point shot from the top of the key, then being congratulated by his jubilant teammates. Coach
had told Dalembert that if he made the shot, there would be a lighter practice.
, who has missed the last two games with a groin strain, doesn't expect to play tonight. He did a little light shooting but wasn't running yesterday at practice.
"It's feeling a lot better and I'm still getting a lot of treatment and stretching," Green said. "It's still a day-to-day process, and hopefully I will be ready to go soon."
, still experiencing pain from a fractured big toe, didn't practice. Williams has missed two games since suffering the injury Dec. 8, and he continues to miss practice time because of the swelling. Point guard
attended practice but did not work out because of the flu.
- Marc Narducci