For the second straight day, Allen Iverson did not practice with the Sixers. Iverson had 55 CCs of fluid drained from his knee yesterday. The team said he is day-to-day with synovitis of the left knee.
"I think my knee will be a lot better being as I got it drained," Iverson said. "I think they said 55 CCs. That's a lot. That's more than I ever had before. I think it stems from me starting so fast and not having a chance to get a chance to practice and stuff, and not doing any running, just not playing over a month and jumping right into the fire. Hopefully, that's what it's from. I guess as much as I play, I guess it will go away, hopefully."
Iverson also is battling a stress reaction in his right fibula. That injury, however, has improved.
"I haven't even thought about it," he said of his right leg injury. "Obviously, because of what's been going on with my left knee. I didn't have any problems with my right leg the last game anyway, that was a plus. Hopefully I won't have to deal with that anymore."
Iverson said the injuries won't keep him sidelined for tonight's game against Golden State. Asked if he thought he'd be able to play, Iverson said: "Yeah, I doubt that I won't go."
He also acknowledged that he is not close to playing the way he is used to.
"I'm relying on my jumper more than I ever did in my career," he said. "I'm used to just trying to get in to the paint; being that my legs aren't there yet, it's limited me from being as aggressive as I can be."
Willie Green was also out with an MCL sprain of his right knee. He is listed as probable.
- Bob Cooney