Bobcats Down 76ers 115-109

Philly heads into playoffs on 4-game skid
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2008 9:46 PM CDT
Bobcats Down 76ers 115-109
Charlotte Bobcats guard Jason Richardson (23) dunks as Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21), Louis Williams (23) and Andre Iguodala, back right, look on during the first half.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Jason Richardson scored 29 points and the Charlotte Bobcats recovered from blowing a big lead to beat Philadelphia 115-109 on Wednesday night, sending the 76ers to the playoffs on a four-game losing streak. With Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks playing his starters limited minutes, the Bobcats still blew a 23-point lead before rallying to end a disappointing season with a win.

Willie Green scored 27 points and Andre Iguodala scored 24 for Philadelphia. They were the only starters to play more than 24 minutes. Iguodala hit three 3-pointers in a 3-minute span to put the Sixers ahead 107-106 with 2:08 left. But Cheeks continued to use odd lineups to rest key players, and Charlotte pulled away. (Read more NBA stories.)

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