Allen Iverson scored 48 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 118-111 victory over the Bucks last night in Milwaukee.
Iverson reached 40 points against the Bucks for the sixth time in his career, his most against any opponent. He had 40 and 54 points in his previous two games vs. Milwaukee. He got off to a fast start in this one, scoring 20 in the first quarter and 45 after three periods.
Kyle Korver had 20 points and Chris Webber added 15 before fouling out with 2:02 left in the game as the Sixers snapped a three-game losing streak and defeated the Bucks for the ninth time in their last 13 meetings.
Iverson, who was 18 of 30 from the floor, has the NBA season-high of 60 points set against Orlando on Feb. 12 and seemed set to surpass it before hitting just one 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.
Iverson, who also had eight assists and four steals, took only three shots in the fourth as the Bucks made it close.
Michael Redd had 35 points, Desmond Mason added 28, and Mo Williams 20 for Milwaukee, which had won six of seven at home.
Bobcats 94, Kings 87 -- Gerald Wallace showed up his former team with one of his best all-around games of the season, leading host Charlotte.
Wallace, who was drafted by Sacramento and spent three seasons with the team before the Kings left him unprotected in the expansion draft, finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals.
Pistons 103, Trail Blazers 93 -- Richard Hamilton had 20 points and nine assists for the visiting Detroit, which has won eight in a row and 13 of its last 14.
Damon Stoudamire had 19 points for Portland, which has lost seven of its last nine, its two wins coming against Charlotte and Atlanta -- the worst teams in the Eastern Conference.
SuperSonics 101, Pacers 93 -- Rashard Lewis had 30 points on 14-of-19 shooting and visiting Seattle rallied in the fourth quarter to dump Indiana. Trailing, 89-84, with 5:17 left in the fourth, 3-point shooting by Lewis and Vladimir Radmanovic put the Sonics ahead for good.
Rockets 119, Bulls 89 -- Tracy McGrady scored 32 points with seven assists in three quarters and Mike James added 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting as visiting Houston romped over Chicago. Houston won for the first time since the All-Star break.
Nuggets 97, Hawks 74 -- Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and triggered a big third-quarter run for host Denver, which won its fourth straight. The Nuggets lost Kenyon Martin to tendinitis in his left knee after the first quarter.
Grizzlies 99, Warriors 97 -- Mike Miller stole a pass by Jason Richardson, then hit two free throws with 10.4 seconds left, and host Memphis nipped Golden State.