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Kings throttle Sixers

Posted: Friday, March 05, 2004

PHILADELPHIA Peja Stojakovic scored 22 of his 27 points in the first half and Chris Webber had 24 points and 10 assists, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 114-105 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.

Webber was playing his second game of the season for Sacramento, which has won three straight and nine of its last 10 on the road. He had 26 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday in his debut after missing nine months to rehabilitate his knee and serve an eight-game suspension.

Allen Iverson rebounded from Wednesday's 2-for-21 shooting performance to score a team-high 32 for the Sixers, who have lost six of seven. Kenny Thomas recorded his sixth straight double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Heat 104, Bucks 98

MIAMI Rafer Alston tied a career high with 23 points and Caron Butler added 21 to help Miami snap its four-game losing streak.

Miami wasted a 16-point first-half lead, letting the Bucks rally to tie it 98-all with 1:09 left in the game.

Lamar Odom broke the tie with a free throw for the Heat, and his runner from the left side gave Miami a three-point lead with 24 seconds left.

Rasual Butler scored a season-high 20 points off the bench for Miami, and Odom finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and nine assists.

Pistons 83, Trail Blazers 68

PORTLAND, Ore. The volatile Rasheed Wallace made his first trip to the Rose Garden since Portland traded him away and helped his new team, the Detroit Pistons, to an easy 83-68 victory over the Trail Blazers.

Wallace heard a mixture of boos and cheers from the crowd when he was introduced, but it was nothing compared to the jeers showered on the Trail Blazers when they went into the half trailing 46-29. The Blazers, who trailed by as many as 25 points, have lost four straight.

after a five-game winning streak.

Wallace had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Pistons, who have won five of their last six. Chauncey Billups had 16 points.

Zach Randolph led the Blazers with 11 points.

Ben Wallace had 12 points and 19 rebounds for Detroit.



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