Sixers pull out victory over Heat

Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2003

MIAMI -- Keith Van Horn scored 26 points and Allen Iverson added 25 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Miami Heat 97-91 on Saturday.

Eric Snow added 16 for the 76ers, who beat Miami for the ninth time in 11 meetings.

Timberwolves 97, Wizards 89

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Garnett scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, and Minnesota rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit to beat Washington for its fifth straight win.

The Timberwolves outrebounded the Wizards 15-2 in the third quarter to tie the game and took control by opening the fourth with a 9-2 run.

The Wizards have lost three in a row and four of five, including their lethargic performance Friday night in Michael Jordan's final regular-season game at Chicago.

Hawks 102, Cavaliers 101, OT

CLEVELAND -- Glenn Robinson scored 27 points, including six in overtime, to help Atlanta beat Cleveland.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 25 points for Atlanta, which won its second straight after a six-game losing streak. The Hawks won for the first time on the road since Nov. 12 and improved to 3-17 away from home.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 19 points to lead Cleveland, which has lost six in a row and nine of 10. The Cavaliers dropped to 0-2 under interim coach Keith Smart, who replaced the fired John Lucas on Monday.

SuperSonics 95, Grizzlies 83

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Vladimir Radmanovic scored a career-high 29 points to lead Seattle over Memphis.

Radmanovic was 9-of-15 from the field, including 6-of-11 from 3-point range, as Seattle snapped a four-game road losing streak. The Grizzlies lost for the fifth time in their last six games.

Rashard Lewis scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the SuperSonics. Gary Payton had 18 points and six assists.

Pau Gasol led Memphis with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Lorenzen Wright had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Spurs 108, Pistons 76

SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan scored 22 points and Stephen Jackson added 20 to lead San Antonio over Detroit.

The Spurs shot a season-best 61.1 percent from the floor and led the entire way against the Pistons, who came in with the NBA's stingiest defense.

Detroit has held opponents to 86 points per game, but San Antonio surpassed that total in the third quarter.

Malik Rose, starting in place of the injured David Robinson, scored 18 points for the Spurs. Tony Parker had 16 points and nine assists.

Duncan grabbed 11 rebounds, while Detroit's Ben Wallace -- leading the league with 15 boards per game -- had only five.

Richard Hamilton paced the Pistons with 17 points.

Bucks 88, Nuggets 75

MILWAUKEE -- Sam Cassell scored 26 points and Ray Allen added 21 as Milwaukee beat Denver to reach .500 for the first time in nearly two months.

The Bucks (21-21), who have won seven of eight, used a 16-4 run midway through the fourth quarter to pull away from Denver, which has lost four consecutive games and seven straight on the road.

The Nuggets improved offensively from Friday night, when they were held to 58 points by Boston. Denver scored 27 in the first quarter but was limited to 48 points the rest of the way, missing 38 of 60 shots over the final three quarters.

Denver averages an NBA-low 80 points per game, and has averaged only 33 second-half points in its last four games.

Warriors 108, Jazz 95

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Gilbert Arenas scored 27 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 108-95 Saturday night to win for the fifth time in six games.

Antawn Jamison added 26 points and Jason Richardson 15 for the Warriors, who snapped a seven-game losing streak against Utah. Troy Murphy had 14 points and 11 rebounds as Golden State beat the Jazz for just the third time in 32 tries.

Arenas, who along with Richardson, his starting backcourt, was fined before the game for missing practice Friday, added nine assists and three steals.

Matt Harping and Karl Malone led Utah with 20 points each. Calbert Cheaney added 12 and John Stockton 11 for the Jazz, who have lost three straight.



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