Iverson sitting out again for personal reasons

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson will sit out a second straight game because one of his children is ill.

Team officials say Iverson will miss Friday's game against the New Orleans Hornets. He also sat out the 76ers' overtime win over Chicago on Wednesday. He will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game at Houston.

Iverson has averaged 14.4 points in 25 games since he returned to the Sixers in December. He was voted an Eastern Conference All-Star for the Feb. 14 game.