Cleveland (10-45) at Philadelphia (30-24)

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  • Game info: 6:00 pm EST Sun Feb 23, 2003
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PHILADELPHIA (TICKER) —The Philadelphia 76ers seek their 16th consecutive victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers as the teams conclude a home-and-home series Sunday evening at the First Union Center.

Philadelphia’s winning streak over Cleveland is its longest active streak over any opponent.

In Friday’s 119-99 win, Allen Iverson tied a season high with 41 points as the 76ers ran their winning streak to five games and matched a season high for points.

Iverson has scored in double figures in 174 straight games and has scored at least 20 in 15 consecutive contests.

The win also was coach Larry Brown’s 861st, which moved him within three of tying Jack Ramsay for seventh on the all-time list.

Keith Van Horn chipped in 22 points and Eric Snow added 20 for Philadelphia, which won for the seventh time in its last 10 road games. Although the 76ers have played well on the road recently, they are 7-11 in Philadelphia since a 10-0 start here.

Friday’s loss ran Cleveland’s losing streak to five games, dropped its record to 2-11 under new coach Keith Smart and 1-29 vs. teams that are .500 or better.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas led five Cavs in double figures with 19 points, but rookie Carlos Boozer, who was coming off a 23-point outing against Chicago on Tuesday, scored just six on 2-of-7 shooting.

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