Iverson to be evaluated

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Allen Iverson will not play tonight in Boston due to arthritis. He will be reevaluated and should return next week. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

There's some new news with Allen Iverson's knee, although if he misses anymore games is TBD.

76ers coach Eddie Jordan said before tonight's game that Iverson, who did not make the trip to play the Boston Celtics tonight, would be out tomorrow night against the Los Angeles Clippers, might play on Tuesday at the Washington Wizards, and definitely back at the Utah Jazz on Dec. 26.

Upon further inquiry into the subject, the AI "health situation" is as follows: He will be evaluated by team doctors tomorrow. He may or may not play tomorrow night against the Clippers, that will be dependent on how his left knee arthritis is responding to treatment. There is some thought process within the Sixers to possibly give Iverson a week's rest if the knee is still hurting, meaning he would be back at the Jazz on the 26th. But there is also the possibility that he'll be feeling better and he'll get the clearance to play tomorrow night.

So, I guess the bottom line is that there isn't an answer yet with AI.

As for Marreese Speights, he's fine for tonight. He's full go. As for Lou Williams, just spoke with him and he said he still needs clearance from the oral surgeon to play in a game. He said he's hoping to possibly play on Tuesday against the Wizards, but conceded that it's more likely he returns at the Jazz on Dec. 26.

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--Kate

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