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Sixers playoff flashback: Allen Iverson, Sixers take a big step over favored Lakers

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With Allen Iverson scoring 48 points, the Sixers scored a 107-101 overtime win over the Lakers on June 6, 2001.

As it turned out, that would be the Sixers’ last hurrah.

The Lakers scored the first five points in overtime to take a 99-94 lead, but the Sixers kept their cool. Iverson had been torching the Lakers, having scored 38 points when Lakers coach Phil Jackson brought in Tyronn Lue for the first time with under six minutes left in the third quarter to try to slow him down.

Dikembe Mutombo had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Sixers

A key in the game was the Sixers were able to get almost 14 minutes out of ailing center Matt Geiger, who had 10 points but also fouled out.

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