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• Allen Iverson had 47 points and 12 assists in Friday night's win over Washington, after he had 40 points and 10 assists on Wednesday night against Houston. Iverson is only the seventh player in NBA history to accumulate 40 points and 10 assists in each of two consecutive games. Nate Archibald (November 1972) and Michael Jordan (April 1989) both did it in each of three straight games (Archibald also had a two-game streak in February 1973). The others to do it in consecutive games were Oscar Robertson (three times), Jerry West, Pete Maravich and Michael Adams.
Chris Webber had 30 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers. It's the first NBA game since December 1994 in which one player had a 40/12 game and a teammate had a 30/12 game (combining points with either assists or rebounds) -- and it happened twice in that month. On Dec. 16, 1994, Penny Hardaway (38 points and 13 assists) and Shaquille O'Neal (40 points and 18 rebounds) did it for Orlando. Six days before that, Gary Payton (33 points and 14 assists) and Shawn Kemp (42 points and 14 rebounds) turned the trick for Seattle.
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