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Throwline Thursdays: Allen Iverson

Throwline Thursdays: Allen Iverson

clock-circular-outline Posted January 26, 2024

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Allen Iverson

This week we honour one of the most influential shooting guards in NBA history - the one and only Allen Iverson.

In the Philadelphia 76ers versus Los Angeles Lakers game on March 9, 2003, Allen Iverson's performance was a testament to his remarkable skills and tenacity on the basketball court. Despite the 76ers' loss with a final score of 106-92 in favour of the Lakers, Iverson's contributions were significant and highlight his prowess as one of the NBA's most dynamic players.

Iverson, playing an astounding 46 minutes and 36 seconds, showcased his endurance and commitment. His scoring abilities were on full display, as he made 12 out of 28 field baskets, reflecting a solid shooting percentage of 42.9%. Although he did not score any three-pointers in his three attempts, his persistence in attempting shots from beyond the arc demonstrates his willingness to take risks and his confidence in his shooting.

One of the highlights of the game was Iverson's dunk. Known for his agility and explosive athleticism, Iverson's dunk was not just a scoring play but a display of his physical prowess and his ability to electrify the crowd. Despite his relatively smaller stature compared to other NBA players, Iverson's ability to soar and score was a clear demonstration of his exceptional talent.

Apart from scoring, Iverson's all-around contributions were invaluable. He recorded 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block, showcasing his versatility and ability to impact the game in multiple ways. His defensive plays, especially the steals and the block, underscore his defensive acumen, a quality that complements his offensive skills.





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