Sixers take it in 7

Allen then reported to the scorer's table 40 seconds into the fourth quarter, giving him a perfect view from behind Iverson as the MVP launched another 3-pointer from nearly the identical spot that swished through for an 85-71 lead.

That was pretty much the end of things.

"We've talked all series about his ability to explode," Bucks coach George Karl said. "He proved himself to be a great player tonight. He moved himself to a standard that very few players get to."

The 76ers did get a scare when Iverson fell hard to the floor and jammed his left wrist while leading by 15 with about three minutes left. Iverson shook off the injury, stayed in the game and took part in the festivities afterward, running to hug his family as Tyrone Hill and Sixers president Pat Croce danced atop the scorer's table.

Karl exchanged a warm hug with Brown after the final buzzer, knowing Brown will be going to the NBA Finals for the first time in his illustrious coaching career.

The 76ers nearly traded Iverson last summer, but a proposed deal fell through and Iverson promised to rededicate himself to being the type of player Brown wanted.

Brown made Iverson a team captain, and Iverson -- whose tardiness and insubordination were a huge issue last season -- began to behave like an adult.

"I had a chance to change things around, be the first to practice, be the last to leave -- sometimes," Iverson said. "Those are the types of things I had never done before."