Archive for Saturday, April 9, 2005

Iverson propels Sixers

April 9, 2005


— Bothered by bum thumbs, Allen Iverson used nifty assists instead of slash-and-crash moves to help the Philadelphia 76ers make a nice pass in the standings.

Iverson had 23 points and a career-high 16 assists to help the 76ers sweep the season series against Cleveland with a 103-98 victory Friday night and leapfrog the Cavaliers into seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Iverson sprained both his thumbs against the Cavaliers and said it affected his shot all game. But he hit a jumper with 8.5 seconds left that gave the Sixers a needed cushion.

Nuggets 107, Timberwolves 104

Minneapolis -- Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, and Andre Miller had 22 points and 15 assists to lead Denver over Minnesota.

Pacers 93, Wizards 83

Indianapolis -- Reggie Miller scored 18 points to lead Indiana to its season-high sixth straight win. Stephen Jackson had 17 points and seven rebounds, and Anthony Johnson added 14 points for the Pacers.

Bulls 102, Knicks 94

New York -- Ben Gordon scored 22 points, and Kirk Hinrich added 20 to help Chicago hand New York its ninth straight loss. Stephon Marbury had 29 points for the Knicks, who were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

Bucks 93, Bobcats 75

Milwaukee -- Desmond Mason scored 21 points, and Marcus Fizer added a season-high 18 in Milwaukee's victory over Charlotte.

Raptors 109, Hawks 101, OT

Toronto -- Jalen Rose scored 30 points, and Toronto handed Atlanta its 14th straight loss. Morris Peterson added 26 points and 14 rebounds.

Pistons 114, Magic 102

Orlando, Fla. -- Tayshaun Prince scored 26 points, and Chauncey Billups added 23.

Warriors 127, Suns 119

Oakland, Calif. -- Mickael Pietrus hit six three-pointers while scoring a career-high 28 points, and Golden State matched its franchise record with 18 three-pointers.

Lakers 117, SuperSonics 94

Seattle -- Kobe Bryant scored 42 points, and Caron Butler matched a season high with 31, leading Los Angeles over Seattle.

Kings 119, Trail Blazers 115

Portland, Ore. -- Peja Stojakovic had 35 points, and Sacramento clinched its seventh straight playoff appearance.

Jazz 98, Hornets 87

New Orleans -- Matt Harpring scored 10 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, leading Utah over New Orleans.

Grizzlies 97, Heat 81

Memphis, Tenn. -- Mike Miller led Memphis with a season-high 30 points. Pau Gasol added 17, and Bonzi Wells had 15 off the bench. Miami's Shaquille O'Neal missed his second straight game because of a stomach ailment.

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