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Archive for Sunday, March 16, 2003

Iverson leads red-hot Sixers past Nets, 92-87

March 16, 2003

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— Allen Iverson hit a go-ahead layup with just over a minute remaining, and the Philadelphia 76ers moved within a half-game of first place in the Atlantic Division with a 92-87 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Sunday.

Iverson finished with 31 points and the 76ers held the Nets without a basket for the final 8:56 in winning for the 14th time in 16 games since the All-Star break.

Eric Snow added 21 points, including three free throws in the final 15 seconds, in helping Philadelphia rally from a 13-point second-half deficit.

Jason Kidd had 23 points to lead the Nets.

Cavaliers 122, Jazz 95

Cleveland -- Ricky Davis scored 28 points, a career-high 12 assists and nine rebounds as Cleveland snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Jumaine Jones scored 23 points and Milt Palacio added a career-high 20 for the Cavaliers, who have a league-worst record of 12-53.

Mark Jackson of the Jazz overtook Magic Johnson for second place on the NBA's career assist list.

T'wolves 111, Blazers 95

Minneapolis -- Kevin Garnett had his fifth triple-double of the season and Wally Szczerbiak scored 20 points. Garnett finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Timberwolves, who had lost their previous two games.

Mavs 129, Kings 123, OT

Sacramento, Calif. -- Steve Nash hit a game-tying three-pointer with 2.5 seconds left in regulation, then scored 12 points in overtime to help the Mavericks avoid being swept in the season series. Nash finished with 27 points and 10 assists.

Grizzlies 124, Hawks 92

Memphis, Tenn. -- Pau Gasol and Shane Battier scored 22 points each as Grizzlies set franchise records with their sixth straight win and their 24th victory of the season.

Knicks 120, Bucks 111

New York -- Allan Houston scored 50 points, reaching that number with the crowd on its feet in the closing seconds, as New York handed Milwaukee its fourth straight loss. Houston's fourth career game with at least 40 points snapped New York's two-game losing streak. Houston reached 50 for the second time this season.

Spurs 108, Bulls 97

San Antonio -- Tony Parker scored 25 points, Tim Duncan added 22 and San Antonio won its sixth in a row.

Malik Rose scored 19 and Stephen Jackson 15 for the Spurs. Duncan led all rebounders with 12. The Spurs set a season high with 17 steals.

Rockets 85, Suns 75

Houston -- Yao Ming scored 20 points as Houston won the season series 3-1 and earned the tiebreaker between the two teams jockeying for eighth place in the West. Houston (35-30) took a one-game lead in the standings.

Sonics 92, Nuggets 84

Denver -- Rashard Lewis scored 24 points and Ray Allen 20, and Seattle used an 8-0 run in the fourth quarter to hold off Denver.

Juwan Howard had 22 points and eight rebounds for the Nuggets.

Clippers 111, Raptors 110

Los Angeles -- Lamar Odom scored 26 points, including a 17-footer with 2.3 seconds remaining, as Los Angeles sent Toronto to its fifth straight loss.

Eric Piatkowski had 15 points off the bench, including a couple of clutch three-pointers down the stretch.

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