Iverson strained his left shoulder in practice Thursday after colliding with a teammate during a five-on-five drill. He left practice with an ice pack on his shoulder and his left arm bandaged.
Iverson is listed as day-to-day, pending the results of an MRI test.
”(Iverson) has always been an individual who can tolerate a lot of pain,” 76ers coach Randy Ayers said. “If he’s healthy and he feels good, he’ll try to play.”
Ayers said that Aaron McKie probably will start in Iverson’s place if the 2001 league MVP can’t play.
Iverson, a three-time NBA scoring champion, had 26 points and 11 assists in Tuesday’s season-opening victory over the Miami Heat.
Playing without their offensive leader will make beating the Kings an even tougher proposition. The Sixers have dropped five straight to Sacramento and haven’t beaten the Kings at Arco since Dec. 30, 2000.
Sacramento is coming off a season-opening 106-92 win over Cleveland on Wednesday.
Newcomer Brad Miller had a successful debut, scoring 16 points and pulling down nine rebounds for the Kings.
“I’m just really trying to get comfortable, and I’ve still got a long ways to go,” Miller said. “It’s a lot of little things in this system—lots of eye contact, having a sense of the other guys on the court, stuff like that.”
The 7-foot All-Star center was acquired from the Pacers in a three-team trade this past offseason. He signed a seven-year, $68 million contract with Indiana moments before the deal.
Miller made the Eastern Conference All-Star team last season, averaging 13.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
“He further increases the versatility of our team, and he provides us with another quality young player that’s improved every year he’s been in the league,” Kings general manager Geoff Petrie said.
STANDINGS (through Oct. 29): 76ers - 1st place, Atlantic Division. Kings - 1st place (tied), Pacific Division.
TEAM LEADERS: 76ers - Iverson, 26.0 ppg and 11.0 apg; Thomas, 7-0 rpg. Kings - Stojakovic, 22 ppg; Miller, 9 rpg; Bibby, 7 apg.
2002-03 SEASON SERIES: Kings, 2-0.
LAST MEETING: April 6; Kings, 97-81. At Philadelphia, Webber had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Kings.
ROAD/HOME RECORDS: 76ers - 0-0 on the road; Kings - 1-0 at home.