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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

76ers Down CSKA in Cologne

AP76ers' Iverson passing by Thomas van den Spiegel in Cologne on Wednesday.
COLOGNE, Germany -- Allen Iverson scored 28 points Wednesday to help the Philadelphia 76ers win a four-team basketball tournament after beating CSKA Moscow 85-71.

Samuel Dalembert added 15 points and 18 rebounds for the Sixers.

"It was a defense game for us," Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks said. "Tonight was all about team defense. Dalembert was the biggest part of making the team defense even better.

"The ways he rebounds the ball and controls the paint is huge for us."

The NBA team was always in command of the game except briefly in the second quarter, when Euroleague champion CSKA Moscow took a 24-23 lead.

But the 76ers went on a 15-0 run and held CSKA scoreless for more than five minutes.

Philadelphia led by 17 at the half but CSKA cut the deficit to eight in the third quarter, when Dalembert was resting.

When the 2.12 meter center came back in the fourth to again dominate, the 76ers quickly went up by 24 points, their biggest lead of the game. Dalembert finished with five blocked shots.

"If he plays like that it's going to be hard for anybody to beat us," Iverson said of Dalembert. "We just have to jump on his back and enjoy the ride. He was like a one-man show.

"He's coming into his own. I really think this is going to be his coming-out season."

Both teams shot under 40 percent -- 38 percent for the 76ers and 35.5 percent for CSKA.

Iverson took more free throws (17) than the entire Moscow team (15). He made 12 and added nine assists. The 76ers made 25 of 36 free throws.

CSKA guard J.R. Holden was baffled by that statistic.

"How many times did they get to the line and how many times did we? That's hard to understand," Holden said. "They let us have jump shots and we just couldn't hit them."

Trajan Langdon led CSKA with 16 points.

Earlier, the Phoenix Suns beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 119-102 to take third place in the tournament.

The 76ers finished 1-1 against European teams in their preseason tour, having lost 104-99 to FC Barcelona last week.

The NBA teams certainly didn't have it all their own way on their preseason European tour. CSKA beat both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns during the tour.

"We just want to get used to winning games," Iverson said. "Our confidence is up a lot more after losing the first game. So was our defense."