Allen Iverson sank a 14-footer as time expired in overtime and scored 15 points to lead the 76ers to a 106-104 win over the Indiana Pacers in Philadelphia last night. Iverson took the ball the length of the court and beat the shorthanded Pacers with a shot from the free throw line.
Kyle Korver made seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Marc Jackson had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and John Salmons and Corliss Williamson each scored 15 points for the Sixers.
The win spoiled the return of Indiana's Ron Artest, who was benched for two games for asking for time off because of his busy schedule.
Artest's return helped offset the absences of center Scot Pollard (sore back), forward Jonathan Bender (viral infection), guard Fred Jones (quad strain), and center John Edwards (personal reasons).
Magic 122, Lakers 113 -- Steve Francis scored a season-high 32 points and Grant Hill added 27 points and 12 rebounds to rally the Magic at Orlando, Fla. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers in scoring for the seventh consecutive game, finishing with a season-high 41 points on 14-of-31 shooting. He was 11 of 12 from the free throw line.
Knicks 110, Clippers 96 -- Stephon Marbury had 21 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter as host New York defeated Los Angeles. Jamal Crawford added 19 points, Tim Thomas had 15, Michael Sweetney 14, and Jerome Williams 12 for the Knicks, who reached 100 points with more than eight minutes remaining against the defensively uninterested Clippers.
Spurs 93, Heat 84 -- Manu Ginobili scored 29 points and host San Antonio held longtime nemesis Shaquille O'Neal scoreless down the stretch. O'Neal, who had 23 rebounds, scored 12 of his 23 points in the third quarter before getting into foul trouble.
SuperSonics 88, Raptors 87 -- Antonio Daniels's driving 8-foot shot with 7.2 seconds left gave host Seattle the victory. Vince Carter of the Raptors missed a driving reverse layup as time expired.
Hawks 96, Hornets 95 -- Antoine Walker scored 27 points and visiting Atlanta won its first game with a victory over winless New Orleans.
Grizzlies 96, Warriors 67 -- Pau Gasol had 14 points and 11 rebounds and host Memphis beat winless Golden State.