Peep Show

Updated: January 20, 2004, 8:56 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Philadelphia 76ers: After losing four of their last five games, the Sixers are beginning to hear voices. "It's not like it's a real big issue," Allen Iverson said in the Philadelphia Inquirer. "You hear a little whispering and talking and stuff you don't hear once we are winning. It's not one individual or two individuals. That's the way things happen when you lose games, and it's just natural for that type of stuff to happen. Me being in the league eight years, I have seen it even the year we went to the [NBA Finals]. You whisper about something and talk about something." But he doesn't expect the backbiting to continue. "Once we get together and get on the dance floor, it's important for us to just be a unit and throw all that out the window," he said. "When things are going bad, you are always going to hear negative stuff. It's important for us to handle things on the basketball court and be accountable for each other."

Troy Hudson
Minnesota Timberwolves: Fifteen minutes never felt better for Troy Hudson. "One hundred percent better," Hudson told the Star Tribune after his third attempt to play since severely spraining his right ankle. "Tonight, I had a little tenderness. A couple times I tweaked it. But that was expected. Right after I tweaked it, it hurt for a second. But then as I kept running up and down, it went away."

Orlando Magic: The fans may want Tracy McGrady to dunk the ball every time he gets it. But after shooting nine 3-pointers Monday night, he had a simple explanation. "I'm just letting it go," he said in the Daytona Beach News. "If they're giving it to me, hell, shoot it." McGrady has already taken 276 3-point shots in 40 games after taking only 283 in 76 games during the 2002 season.