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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles play the middle contest of a three-game road trip tonight as they visit the struggling Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center. Earlier this season, the knocked off the Sixers, 101-98, on December 26 at the Staples Center. LA's win snapped a four-game losing streak to Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, the lost to the New Jersey , 92-75, at Continental Airlines Arena. The game was highlighted by a fight between LA forward and New Jersey's . After Martin fouled Maggette in the third quarter, a scuffle followed between the two players started. Both players threw punches and were ejected. Under NBA rules, throwing a punch brings an automatic suspension of at least one game.

and each scored 11 points for the , who lost both meetings with the this season. and both finished with 10 points.

The , who have lost two straight and eight of their last nine on the road, are just 3-9 as the visitor this season.

The , who have lost seven of their last nine overall, were defeated by Milwaukee on Monday. The spoiled 's return with an 88-76 victory over Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center.

The All-Star guard Iverson had missed 10 straight games with a swollen right knee, but his return to the lineup didn't spark a stagnant squad that never led during the game.

Iverson led Philadelphia with 18 points, but he shot just 6-of-18 from the field and barely played in the fourth quarter. added 12 points on a 4-of-7 performance from three-point territory, as the Sixers were unable to sustain the momentum of a big win in San Antonio Saturday night.

Philadelphia guard is expected to miss tonight's contest with a strained left hamstring. McKie, who has missed the last four contests, was injured during the Sixers' 100-92 loss at Phoenix on December 28th.

The Sixers, who have lost four of their last six at home, are 8-8 as the host this season.

The have lost six straight at Philadelphia. These two teams have split the last 16 meetings.

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