Utah Jazz Carlos Boozer (5) reacts to call in the fourth quarter of their game with the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at the Rose Garden, in Portland, Ore. The Trail Blazers defeated the Jazz 98-88.
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson scored a season-high 40 points and Marc Jackson had 20 of his season-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 107-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.
Kenny Thomas had 20 points and 17 rebounds, and Iverson had 10 assists, helping Philadelphia win its second straight game after losing six in a row. Iverson has scored 40 or more points 58 times, including playoffs, in his nine-year career. The Sixers are 40-18 in those games.
Iverson shot 16-of-33, and made all eight of his free throws.
Michael Redd had 28 points and Desmond Mason added 21 for Milwaukee, which has lost 10 of 13.
Jackson put back his own miss to give the Sixers a 100-98 lead with 1:45 left. He made a free throw to put Philadelphia ahead 101-98 with 1:32 remaining.
After a pair of free throws by Mason cut it to 101-100 in the final minute, Jackson made two free throws. Kyle Korver and Thomas iced it with two free throws apiece.
Knicks 107, Nuggets 96
NEW YORK -- Jamal Crawford scored 31 points and Stephon Marbury added 25 as the Knicks' starting backcourt combined for 50 more points than their Denver counterparts in New York's victory.
Crawford scored 17 points in the third quarter alone, and Marbury had 11 assists to help New York win for just the second time in six games and snap the Nuggets' four-game winning streak.
Wizards 88, Hornets 69
WASHINGTON -- Antawn Jamison and Brendan Haywood each scored 17 points to lead the Washington Wizards over the Hornets, the 10th straight loss for New Orleans.
Gilbert Arenas added 16 points, six assists and a season-high six steals for the Wizards, who have won nine of 11.
Reserves Junior Harrington and Dan Dickau each scored 14 points to lead the Hornets, who committed 33 turnovers that the Wizards converted into 30 points.
Heat 106, Raptors 98
TORONT -- Shaquille O'Neal had 20 points and Dwyane Wade added 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Miami Heat won their fourth straight.
Damon Jones added 16 points for the Heat, who are unbeaten since he became a starter.
Miami stepped up its defense in the fourth quarter as Toronto went 6-for-20 from the field with five turnovers.
Trail Blazers 98, Jazz 88
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Zach Randolph had 23 points and seven rebounds to help Portland avenge an overtime loss in Utah two nights earlier.
The Blazers led by as many as 11 points, but the Jazz narrowed the gap and even took a short-lived lead late in the third quarter before Portland seized control.
Warriors 99, Bobcats 87
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jason Richardson scored 24 points, and Golden State kept Charlotte winless on the road.
Cliff Robinson added a season-high 21 points for the Warriors. Speedy Claxton scored 18 points and Troy Murphy had 17.
Emeka Okafor had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Bobcats, who lost their fourth straight and fell to 0-10 away from home.
Lakers 105, Magic 98
LOS ANGELES -- Jumaine Jones hit seven 3-pointers -- six during his 22-point second quarter -- and finished with 25 points for Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant had 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists, hours after accusing former teammate Karl Malone of making a pass at his wife.
The Lakers' balanced scoring overcame a 27-point, 13-assist game by Orlando's Steve Francis. Grant Hill added 16 points for the Magic.
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