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76ers even up series with Raptors

Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2001

PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson scored 19 of his career playoff-high 54 points in the fourth quarter as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Toronto Raptors 97-92 Wednesday night, evening their Eastern Conference semifinal series at 1-1.

Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Friday night in Toronto.

Iverson scored 19 of Philadelphia's final 20 points and finished with 21-of-39 shooting. His 54-point performance eclipsed the team playoff record of 50 points set by Billy Cunningham against Milwaukee in 1970.

Eric Snow scored 10 points for the Sixers, who shot 25-for-26 from the line.

Vince Carter had 28 points and Antonio Davis added 19 for the Raptors.

Spurs 104, Mavericks 90

DALLAS -- Tim Duncan had 18 points and 14 rebounds and San Antonio opened the second half with a decisive 21-6 run to take a 3-0 lead over Dallas in the best-of-seven second-round series.

David Robinson had 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Sean Elliott scored 17 for San Antonio, which will try to finish off the Western Conference semifinal sweep Saturday.

Dallas missed eight of its first nine shots and shot 34.7 percent in the game. The Mavs also tied their franchise playoff low of 11 points in a quarter, the third; they set that record in Game 1.

Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting despite playing only 29 minutes and missing a morning shootaround with an upset stomach.

Juwan Howard had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Greg Buckner added 14 points and 12 rebounds in a reserve role for the Mavs.



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