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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2002

ATLANTA -- Allen Iverson scored 28 points and Speedy Claxton added 18 as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-91 Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games.

Philadelphia moved four games over .500 for the first time this season.

The Sixers pulled away with a 22-6 run at the start of the fourth quarter.

Atlanta, which had a three-game home winning streak snapped, was led by Shareef Abdur-Rahim's 26 points. Jason Terry added 25 points.

Mavericks 107, Warriors 105

DALLAS -- Michael Finley scored 28 points and Steve Nash added 22 as Dallas beat Golden State.

Dirk Nowitzki added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Raef LaFrentz had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks, who won for the seventh time in eight games and picked up their league-leading 44th victory, one more than the Sacramento Kings.

Jason Richardson scored 21 points and Bob Sura added 14 for the Warriors, who have lost 11 of 13. Antawn Jamison and Gilbert Arenas each scored 13 points.

Spurs 100, Bulls 73

CHICAGO -- Tim Duncan had 22 points and 11 rebounds for his league-leading 50th double-double of the season in San Antonio's victory over Chicago.

Reserve Malik Rose scored 15 points, and David Robinson added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who shot 25-for-34 from the line and extended their winning streak to five games.

The Spurs had a 48-34 advantage in rebounds and limited Chicago to 40 percent shooting.

Reserve Eddie Robinson scored 12 points for the Bulls, who lost their fifth straight.

Heat 93, Grizzlies 88

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Alonzo Mourning scored eight of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and finished with six blocked shots as Miami dealt Memphis its ninth loss in 10 games.

Jim Jackson also scored 18 points for the Heat, who won for the fifth time in six games. Rod Strickland added 17 points and Eddie Jones scored 16.

Jason Williams led the Grizzlies with 19 points. Shane Battier scored all 17 of his points in the second half, and Lorenzen Wright and Pau Gasol each had 14 points. Wright finished with 16 rebounds, and Gasol had 11.

SuperSonics 96, Nets 90

SEATTLE -- Gary Payton scored with 34.9 seconds left and finished with 21 points as Seattle beat New Jersey, extending its winning streak to four games.

Reserve Desmond Mason scored 21 points, and Rashard Lewis added 20 as the Sonics dealt New Jersey its fourth straight road loss.

Keith Van Horn scored 21 points, and Kerry Kittles added 19 for the Nets. Jason Kidd finished with eight points and 10 assists for New Jersey.

Nuggets 109, Trail Blazers 106, OT

DENVER -- George McCloud scored 26 points and Voshon Lenard added seven of his 14 points in overtime as the Denver Nuggets beat Portland 109-106 on Saturday night, snapping the Trail Blazers' 12-game winning streak.

Juwan Howard added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets, who won their second straight. Tim Hardaway made two 3-pointers in the final 22 seconds of regulation, including a 3 with two seconds left that tied the game

Scottie Pippen had 28 points and 10 rebounds, but missed a critical free throw with eight seconds left for the Trail Blazers. Rasheed Wallace added 26 points.

A 3-pointer by Lenard and a short jumper by Hardaway gave the Nuggets a 102-97 lead with 3:35 left in overtime. Bonzo Wells, who scored 21 points, hit a jumper, but Howard countered with a basket that gave Denver a 104-99 lead.

Pippen hit four straight free throws to tie the game at 104 with 1:01 left. Lenard hit two free throws for the Nuggets and, after Wells missed a jumper, Donnell Harvey sealed the victory by making two free throws with 6.1 seconds left.

Leading by eight at the start of the fourth quarter, Portland's defense forced two shot-clock violations.

After a driving layup by Pippen, Portland led 79-70.

A free throw by Howard made it 88-84 with 1:55 left.

The Nuggets erased a 91-84 deficit in the final 31 seconds to send the game into overtime.

After Wallace converted a three-point play, Hardaway made a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left. After Pippen converted two free throws, McCloud hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to cut the deficit to 94-92.

Pippen made one of two free throws before Hardaway's 3-pointer with two seconds left tied the game at 95.



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