Sixers top Nets in OT

Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2004

 

  New Jersey Nets' Alonzo Mourning (33) fights his way past Philadelphia 76ers' Andre Iguodala, left, and Brian Skinner in the first half Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, in Philadelphia. AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy

New Jersey Nets' Alonzo Mourning (33) fights his way past Philadelphia 76ers' Andre Iguodala, left, and Brian Skinner in the first half Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, in Philadelphia.

AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy

PHILADELPHIA Allen Iverson hit the tying jumper with 7.2 seconds left in regulation and Corliss Williamson scored seven of his 15 points in overtime to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 108-100 victory Wednesday night over the New Jersey Nets.

Marc Jackson added 19 points and Kyle Korver 15 for the Sixers, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Philadelphia scored the first seven points of overtime and held on for its first home win of the season.

Richard Jefferson scored 33 points for the Nets and Rodney Buford added 15, including 11 in the fourth quarter. But Jefferson and Alonzo Mourning missed four straight free throws in the last 20 seconds.

Celtics 90, Trail Blazers 88

BOSTON Paul Pierce returned from taking a hit in the mouth in the final minute to make a 17-foot fallaway jumper as time expired.

Gary Payton scored 15 points for Boston and became the 29th player in NBA history to reach 20,000. It was the first home win for coach Doc Rivers.

Pierce played with a mouth guard following seven hours of dental surgery Monday after being hit with an elbow in Saturday's game at New York. He was down after getting hit in the mouth during a battle for a rebound with 34 seconds left against Portland, but came back for the final possession.

Clippers 102, Pacers 68

INDIANAPOLIS Elton Brand had 19 points and 16 rebounds, and Los Angeles handed depleted Indiana the worst home loss in franchise history.

The Clippers outscored the Pacers 31-7 in the second quarter, holding Indiana (4-1) to a franchise-low for points in a period. Bobby Simmons added 18 points for the Clippers.

Forward Ron Artest was serving the second of a two-game benching by coach Rick Carlisle.

Scot Pollard missed the game with a sore back, Jonathan Bender was out with a viral infection and Jermaine O'Neal missed the fourth quarter after aggravating his injured left foot. Indiana, led by Stephen Jackson with 17 points, dressed only nine players.

Wizards 106, Magic 96

WASHINGTON Larry Hughes and Antawn Jamison scored 26 points apiece for the Wizards.

Jarvis Hayes added 15 points for the Washington, which snapped a two-game losing streak and won at home for the first time this season.

Cavaliers 114, Suns 109, OT

CLEVELAND On his souvenir bobblehead night, Zydrunas Ilgauskas drained three long jumpers, including a tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation, and the Cavaliers rallied to hand Phoenix its first loss this season.

LeBron James scored a season-high 38 points 17 during a one-man comeback in the fourth quarter for Cleveland, which trailed by 19 entering the final period. Ilgauskas finished with 24 points.

Drew Gooden had 16 points and a career-high 21 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who outscored Phoenix 31-12 over the final 10:04 to force OT.

With Ilgauskas knocking down two more shots from beyond 20 feet, Cleveland opened with an 8-0 spurt to start the extra session and won its second straight after starting 0-3.

Raptors 104, Jazz 95

SALT LAKE CITY Chris Bosh scored 20 points, Rafer Alston hit a key 3-pointer down the stretch and Toronto handed Utah its first loss of the season.

The Raptors rallied from a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter, going on an 11-2 run and holding off the Jazz in the final two minutes after Alston's 3-pointer put Toronto up 98-91.

Vince Carter had 16 points and Alston added seven rebounds for Toronto.

Spurs 91, Warriors 71

SAN ANTONIO Tim Duncan had 23 points and 18 rebounds, and Manu Ginobili added 22 points to lead San Antonio of over winless Golden State.

The Warriors (0-5) cut the lead to seven points after the third quarter, but Duncan and Ginobili combined for 11 points in the final period to seal the victory.

Mike Dunleavy and Jason Richardson had 13 points apiece for Golden State.

SuperSonics 108, Kings 78

SEATTLE Ray Allen scored 20 points and Rashard Lewis added 18, leading surprising Seattle over Sacramento for its fourth consecutive victory.

The Sonics, who won only 37 games last season and missed the playoffs for the second straight year, got 16 points and 13 rebounds from reserve power forward Danny Fortson. His inside presence has been a key to Seattle's quick start.

The struggling Kings (1-4) got 17 points from Brad Miller and 16 from Peja Stojakovic. Chris Webber was limited to 11 points on 2-for-13 shooting.



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