Kidd, Van Horn pace New Jersey past Indiana; 76ers take second straight

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2001

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jason Kidd scored 20 points and had 10 assists, and Keith Van Horn added 15 points and 13 rebounds as the New Jersey Nets beat the Indiana Pacers 91-82 Tuesday night.

The Pacers had won four straight, rallying from double-digit deficits in the last three. Indians closed within four points midway through the fourth quarter after trailing by 16 in the first half.

But the Nets (6-1), off to their best start in the team's NBA history, went on a 12-2 run to stretch their lead to 86-72.

76ers 82, Heat 76

MIAMI -- Allen Iverson missed 22 of 30 shots but Philadelphia won its second consecutive game since his return from elbow surgery.

The defending Eastern Conference champions were 0-5 without Iverson.

Although Iverson scored 25 points, he went 2-for-15 in the second half, missing his final 11 attempts, and is 15-for-58 in two games.

Knicks 89, Trail Blazers 82

NEW YORK -- Howard Eisley saw his first playing time of the season and made the most of it, scoring seven points in the fourth quarter to lead New York over Portland.

Eisley, acquired in an offseason trade, sat on the bench throughout the Knicks' first seven games. He finally took his warmups off for the first time with 3:34 left in the third and played the rest of the game.

Kings 95, Raptors 86

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Mike Bibby and Doug Christie scored 20 points apiece as Sacramento survived a terrible second half to beat Toronto.

Vlade Divac added 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Kings remained undefeated at home this season.

Cavaliers 107, Timberwolves 103

MINNEAPOLIS -- Lamond Murray's three-point play with 32.8 seconds left snapped a tie and helped Cleveland hand Minnesota its first loss this season.

In a back-and-forth fourth quarter in which neither team had more than a four-point lead, Murray drove by Terrell Brandon and drew a blocking foul from Joe Smith while banking a shot in.

Nuggets 101, Bulls 93

DENVER -- Nick Van Exel had 23 points and six assists, and Raef LaFrentz added 18 points and eight rebounds as Denver held off Chicago.

Former Bulls player Scott Williams preserved the win with a basket and two free throws in the final 2:50. He scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Spurs 90, Rockets 86

SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio built a big lead behind Tim Duncan's 19 points, then had to hold on to beat Houston.

San Antonio, which has won four straight games, had five players in double figures. Tony Parker followed Duncan with 14 points, and Steve Smith added 13 for the Spurs.

Houston was led by Steve Francis who scored 32 points, 23 in the second-half rally. Kevin Willis added 17 for Houston.

Suns 92, SuperSonics 91

SEATTLE -- Jake Tsakalidis, who was 0-for-4 from the foul line, sank two free throws with 4.7 seconds left to give Phoenix a victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.

Penny Hardaway scored 26 points, Shawn Marion 25 and Stephon Marbury 24 as the Suns beat the Sonics for the fourth straight game over two seasons.

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