2001 Flashback: Allen Iverson breaks Voshon Lenard’s ankles
Despite being a member of the mid 90’s Riley Heat team, nobody has ever confused NBA 3-Point Champion (2nd round steal in the 94 draft) Voshon Lenard for being a good defensive player. So you can just imagine a foot race and one-on-one attempt at stopping Allen Iverson wasn’t going to turn out too well for Lenard.
Lenard finished the game with 10 points and 1 block (not on Iverson) and Iverson had 37 points (22 in the first half), 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in a 99-80 win for the 76ers.
“We came out so soft defensively to start the game,” Denver coach Dan Issel said. “That’s why we got behind 14 points. Had we played defense the whole game, like we played in the second half, we would have been in pretty good shape. You know Allen is going to come up big. Thirty-seven points is a great effort for him. You expect him to get his points, but we let other people score who shouldn’t have been scoring.”