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Sonics rally past Pacers

Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2005

 

  Sacramento Kings' Corliss Williamson (34) drives past Charlotte Bobcats players Theron Smith, right, and Kareem Rush (4) during the second quarter at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday March 1, 2005. AP Photo/Chuck Burton

Sacramento Kings' Corliss Williamson (34) drives past Charlotte Bobcats players Theron Smith, right, and Kareem Rush (4) during the second quarter at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday March 1, 2005.

AP Photo/Chuck Burton

INDIANAPOLIS — Rashard Lewis had 30 points on 14-of-19 shooting and the Seattle SuperSonics rallied in the fourth quarter for a 101-93 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.

Trailing 89-84 with 5:17 left in the fourth quarter, Lewis started a 9-0 run with a 3-pointer, bringing Seattle within two. Vladimir Radmanovic gave the SuperSonics a lead with another 3-pointer, and Lewis hit from long range again to put them up 93-89 with 3:45 left.

Stephen Jackson had 28 points and six rebounds, and Jermaine O'Neal added 18 points and eight rebounds for Indiana, which lost its second straight game after a five-game winning streak.

Grizzlies 99, Warriors 97

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mike Miller scored 19 points and had a key steal and two clutch free throws with 10.4 seconds to help Memphis edge Golden State.

Shane Battier scored a season-high 25 points and Brian Cardinal added 20 as the Grizzlies won their second straight game.

Jason Richardson scored 29 points for Golden State, which started an eight-game road trip. Newly acquired Baron Davis scored 10, but missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

Bobcats 94, Kings 87

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gerald Wallace had 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals against his former team, leading Charlotte to a victory.

Wallace was drafted by Sacramento and spent three seasons there before the Kings left him unprotected in the expansion draft. He shot 7-of-12 from the floor after sitting out Charlotte's last game with a sprained wrist.

Primoz Brezec led the Bobcats with 19 points, Knight had 17 points and 10 assists and Emeka Okafor had 11 points and 13 rebounds. Melvin Ely came off the bench to score 11.

76ers 118, Bucks 111

MILWAUKEE — Allen Iverson scored 48 points, his sixth career game of 40 or more against Milwaukee, and Philadelphia won for the first time with Chris Webber.

Iverson had 40 and 54 points in his previous two games versus the Bucks, who have been on the receiving end of more Iverson 40-plus games than any team.

Iverson got off to a fast start in this one, scoring 20 in the first quarter and reaching 45 after three periods.

Rockets 119, Bulls 89

CHICAGO — Tracy McGrady scored 32 points with seven assists in three quarters and Mike James added 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting to lead Houston.

The Rockets won for the first time since the All-Star break, snapping a three-game losing streak.

The resurgent Bulls, in playoff contention for the first time since 1998, suffered their worst loss of the season. Eddy Curry scored 17 points for Chicago and Ben Gordon added 15.

Nuggets 97, Hawks 74

DENVER — Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and triggered a big third-quarter run for Denver, which won its fourth straight.

Andre Miller had 14 points and 10 assists for the Nuggets, who matched their longest winning streak of the season and pulled within a game of the Los Angeles Lakers, who would get the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference if the season ended today.

Pistons 103, Trail Blazers 93

PORTLAND, Ore. — Former Trail Blazer Rasheed Wallace had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Detroit extended its season-best winning streak to eight games.

Richard Hamilton had 20 points and nine assists for the Pistons, who have won 13 of 14.



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