Iverson dashes through snow to thrash Nuggets

Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2001

PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson, a late arrival at the First Union Center because of a snowstorm, scored 37 points and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 99-80 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.

The start of the game was delayed one hour by the bad weather. Denver's team bus arrived late at the arena and several Sixers had trouble making it on time.

Iverson ran onto the court 4:25 prior to tipoff. He made his first four shots, scored Philadelphia's first seven points and had 16 in the first quarter.

Antonio McDyess scored 28 points and George McCloud had 13 for the Nuggets.

Raptors 110, Celtics 98

TORONTO -- Vince Carter, showing no ill effects from a sore left knee, scored 29 points as Toronto snapped Boston's six-game winning streak.

Carter, who has missed time recently because of the knee injury, didn't hesitate on his drives and shot 10-of-17 from the field.

Charles Oakley had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Morris Peterson added 15 points as Toronto ended a two-game skid.

Paul Pierce had 39 points for Boston, but was scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Mavericks 91, Hawks 81

ATLANTA -- Dirk Nowitzki and Howard Eisley each scored 22 points as Dallas stormed back from a 19-point deficit.

Nowitzki scored 12 third-quarter points on 6-for-6 shooting to lead the Mavericks to their third straight victory and seventh in nine games.

Jason Terry led the Hawks with 21 points as Atlanta lost its fourth straight to the Mavericks. The Hawks have dropped three straight overall and nine of 11. Dikembe Mutombo had 21 rebounds.

Spurs 109, Warriors 85

SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan had 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead San Antonio to its seventh straight win.

Derek Anderson and Antonio Daniels added 14 points apiece for San Antonio, while David Robinson and Malik Rose each scored 13. Rose also added 10 rebounds.

Antawn Jamison scored 29 points to lead the Warriors, who lost their fifth straight overall and 11th consecutive game to the Spurs.

Rockets 100, Knicks 86

HOUSTON -- Steve Francis and Hakeem Olajuwon ignited a third-quarter comeback that helped Houston rally from a 14-point deficit.

Francis had 14 points and Olajuwon 10 in the quarter as Houston, which trailed 58-44 in the second quarter, came back to lead 80-70 after three.

SuperSonics 95, Grizzlies 82

SEATTLE -- Vin Baker scored nine of his 17 points in the final quarter and Seattle beat Vancouver.

The Sonics played without Gary Payton, who missed his second straight game because of a strained abdominal muscle. Teammate Ruben Patterson served the third and final game of a suspension imposed by the NBA.

Clippers 102, Bulls 82

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Olowokandi had his best game of the season with 21 points as the Los Angeles Clippers dealt Chicago its 15th consecutive loss.

Lamar Odom had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who beat the Bulls for only the second time in 21 meetings and the first since Dec. 27, 1994 at Chicago -- during Michael Jordan's first retirement from the NBA.

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