Sixers sneak past Pacers 89-88

Posted: Tuesday, February 01, 2005

PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Korver made a go-ahead jumper with 6.5 seconds left, and Allen Iverson returned from a three-game absence to score 27 points in the Philadelphia 76ers' 89-88 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.

Korver hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points. Kenny Thomas scored 12 for the Sixers, who opened a four-game homestand and moved into first place by a half-game over Boston in the Atlantic Division.

Rockets 97, Celtics 94

BOSTON — Yao Ming had 23 points and Jon Barry scored 15 of his 17 in the fourth quarter, leading Houston over Boston.

Houston blew a 16-point lead but rallied behind Barry, who scored 11 points in the first 2:57 of the fourth, to snap a two-game skid and move back to .500 on the road.

Hawks 80, Magic 79

ATLANTA — Antoine Walker hit a fallaway jumper with 2.3 seconds left, and Atlanta beat Orlando despite blowing a 12-point lead in the final five minutes.

Walker shot 4-for-13 and scored only 12 points, but his jumper over 6-foot-11 Dwight Howard helped the Hawks snap a four-game losing streak.

Grizzlies 98, Hornets 91

NEW ORLEANS — Lorenzen Wright and Stromile Swift each scored 19 points and made key baskets down the stretch, sending Memphis past New Orleans.

Jason Williams scored 14, including a 3-pointer that ended a 10-0 Hornets run in the fourth quarter.

Spurs 103, SuperSonics 84

SEATTLE — Manu Ginobili scored 23 points and Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading San Antonio to its first victory of the season in three tries against Seattle.

Tony Parker had 17 points and a season-high 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who have the NBA's best record at 37-10.

Clippers 96, Knicks 89

LOS ANGELES — Elton Brand scored 24 points, and Chris Kaman had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Los Angeles past New York.

The Clippers improved to 6-1 without Corey Maggette, who was sidelined for the second straight game because of an injured collarbone after missing two last week with a foot injury.

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