He missed the Clippers shootaround with the flu and wanted postgame intravenous fluids. The 76ers could only wish Cassell had been sick enough to sit out the game. Cassell scored 22 points and Cuttino Mobley had 17 to lead the Clippers to a 90-89 victory over the Sixers on Friday night. It was the Clippers’ first victory in Philadelphia in 11 years. • Photo Gallery: 02/09: Clippers vs. 76ers PHILADELPHIA – Sam Cassell looked completely spent, towel wrapped around his shoulders, eating an energy bar and welcoming the lift even a victory couldn’t provide. “I’m not surprised by anything (Cassell) does,” Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said. Chris Kaman scored 15 points for the Clippers, who rallied from a 13-point deficit against the invigorated Sixers and improved to 2-3 on a seven-game, 12-day trip. The Clippers snapped a nine-game slide in Philadelphia and won here for the first time since March 10, 1996. “Wow, I knew it had been a while, but I didn’t realize it had been that long,” Elton Brand said. “We just needed the win.” Even with an illness, Cassell played all but 30 seconds in the fourth quarter and scored eight points. He capped a late rally with a jumper that put the Clippers ahead and made two free throws with 14 seconds left for a four-point lead. “I wanted to do what I could to help us get the win,” Cassell said. Andre Iguodala again carried Philadelphia with 22 points, Kyle Korver had 15 and Samuel Dalembert had 14 points and 15 rebounds. But the Sixers fumbled away numerous opportunities down the stretch – missing easy layups, tossing airballs and getting badly boxed out. With a chance to put the Sixers ahead, Dalembert muffed a layup under the basket with about a minute left. Iguodala blocked a Brand shot from behind, but Shaun Livingston came up with the ball and hit the go-ahead basket for an 85-83 lead with 56 seconds left. Brand, who scored 12 points, made it 87-83 with 23.7 seconds to go. The Clippers kept their cushion from the free-throw line, with the Sixers forced to foul in the final minute. Kaman missed the second of two free throws, giving the Sixers one last chance. But a rushed 3-point attempt was no good and Dalembert put in a meaningless basket at the buzzer as the Sixers’ brief two-game winning streak ended. “Unfortunately for us, Sam missed that layup that could have put us up at the end of the wire,” coach Maurice Cheeks said. “But it was entertaining. You could say that.” The Sixers have been hanging on for some close victories lately, but not before they usually blow a late double-digit lead. This time, the Sixers couldn’t pull it out at the end. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!