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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Former Philadelphia head coach Larry Brown and his Detroit stop off in the City of Brotherly Love tonight to face the at the Wachovia Center. This is the third meeting of the season between the two squads. The have defeated the twice, winning once at home and once at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The return home tonight after going 1-2 on a three-game road trip. Philadelphia's All-Star guard will be a game-time decision because of a bruised right shoulder.

Iverson sat out Sunday's practice with his arm in a sling, but received good news that the X-rays taken on his injured shoulder were negative. In Thursday's victory over Seattle, Iverson hit the scorer's table hard with his shoulder while running after a loose ball.

Philadelphia fell to the Los Angeles , 116-88, on Friday at the Staples Center.

The struggling have just four wins in their last 14 games overall.

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with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while added 19 points and Iverson scored just 13 on 3-of-18 shooting after missing all seven of his second-half shots.

Philly is just 2-11 when it allows at least 100 points this season.

The , who have won three of their last five at the Wachovia Center, are 13-14 at home this season.

The come into tonight's game on a two-game losing streak. On Sunday, Detroit fell to Orlando, 87-86, in front of its home crowd. led the with 23 points in the loss.

had another solid game for Detroit, scoring 11 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Newly-acquired finished with 14 points and added just seven. was cleared to play by the NBA on Saturday, one day after being pulled from a game because paperwork from a three-team trade at Thursday's deadline had not been certified.

The have allowed at least 100 points only four times this season.

Detroit, which has lost eight of its last nine games overall, is 14-14 on the road this season.

These two teams have split the last eight meetings. The have won three straight over the , who have lost two straight and nine of their last 11 at Philadelphia.

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