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Iverson hits for 38 as 76ers top Hawks

Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2003

ATLANTA -- Allen Iverson had 38 points, nine assists and eight steals as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 110-89 Saturday night.

Iverson finished 17-for-25 from the floor, missing his only 3-point attempt. He hit eight straight midrange jump shots before missing an 18-footer from the left baseline late in the second quarter.

Nets 109, Warriors 97

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd had 22 points, 13 assists, seven rebounds and five steals, and the Nets held Golden State to two baskets in the final 6:30.

The win may have been costly, as power forward Kenyon Martin sprained his right knee on a drive to the basket in the third quarter.

Celtics 110, Cavaliers 106

CLEVELAND -- Paul Pierce scored 34 points and had a length-of-the-court assist late in the game to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Cavaliers.

Pierce hit six 3-point shots as Boston shot 14-for-27 from beyond the arc, breaking a tie with Orlando for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

Spurs 101, Jazz 81

SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan scored 30 points as San Antonio snapped Utah's six-game winning streak and defeated the Jazz for the 12th straight time.

The Spurs turned a close game into a romp with a 17-0 run beginning late in the third quarter. San Antonio led by as many as 31 in the fourth before the regulars went to the bench.

Kings 107, Bulls 92

CHICAGO -- Peja Stojakovic scored 19 of his 27 points in the third quarter as the Sacramento Kings won their sixth in a row.

The victory lowered the Kings' magic number for winning the Pacific Division to three. Any combination of Sacramento victories and Portland losses totaling three will give Sacramento its second straight title.

Rockets 102, Nuggets 89

HOUSTON -- Steve Francis had 18 points and tied his season high with 12 assists as the Houston Rockets had seven players in double figures.

The Rockets led 81-68 at the start of the fourth quarter, but the Nuggets got the lead down to 89-85 with 3:36 to play.

Maurice Taylor then hit a jumper, Francis scored on a fast break and Taylor added a three-point play for a 96-85 lead with 2:07 to go.

Taylor had nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter. Kelvin Cato added 14 points and six blocked shots. Yao Ming had 11 points and two rebounds.

Marcus Camby led the Nuggets with 18 points and 15 rebounds.



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