Allen Iverson sprinted up court, grabbed an opponent's jersey and got the stoppage he needed to leave the game.
By that time, the Philadelphia 76ers were on their way to an easy victory and Iverson got needed rest the final four minutes.
Iverson scored 38 points and Chris Webber had 16 points and 15 rebounds, leading Philadelphia over visiting Portland, 107-83, last night.
''I was frustrated with myself in the sense that I was missing easy shots," said Iverson, who finished 16-of-27 shooting after missing six of his first seven shots.
Kyle Korver added 16 points for the Atlantic Division-leading Sixers (8-7), who play the Celtics tonight. Zach Randolph scored 24 and Darius Miles had 13 for Portland, which has lost five of seven.
The Sixers outrebounded the Blazers, 60-30, including 21-4 on the offensive end.
It was the first game for Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks against his former team. Cheeks coached the Blazers nearly four seasons before he was fired last March. In May, he returned to Philadelphia, where he starred on the Sixers' championship team in 1983.
Iverson, Webber, and the rest of the Sixers got off to a slow start. Iverson and Webber missed a combined 12 of 13 shots in the first quarter, and Philadelphia shot just 28 percent (8 for 29) in the opening 12 minutes.
Bucks 113, Mavericks 111 -- Rookie Andrew Bogut made two free throws late in overtime, then blocked a potential tying shot at the buzzer to lift Milwaukee past visiting Dallas.
Bogut, the No. 1 pick in the draft, finished with a career-high 19 points. He added 14 rebounds.
T.J. Ford had a career-high 24 points, including a key 3-pointer with 31 seconds remaining. Bobby Simmons led Milwaukee, playing without leading scorer Michael Redd, with 26 points.
Jason Terry had 37 points for Dallas, but Bogut blocked his running 10-footer at the buzzer to seal the victory.
Spurs 90, Lakers 84 -- Manu Ginobili scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half for host San Antonio, which fended off a late charge by Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant, averaging better than 40 points in his last five games, struggled to get open shots while being defended by Bruce Bowen. Bryant finished with 25 points, but shot 9 for 33.
Clippers 93, Timberwolves 84 -- Sam Cassell shook off flu symptoms to hit a big 3-pointer down the stretch, staving off a furious rally by his former team and lifting Los Angeles in Minneapolis.
The Clippers led by 16 points with 10 minutes to play in the game before Kevin Garnett (29 points, 13 rebounds) and the Wolves responded with a 14-0 rally.
Rockets 100, Hawks 85 -- Tracy McGrady, sidelined since Nov. 18 with a back injury, returned to score 25 points and the Rockets snapped a seven-game losing streak with a win over visiting Atlanta.
Kings 110, Bobcats 92 -- Mike Bibby scored 25 points and Sacramento reached the .500 mark for the first time this season with its third straight victory, a win over visiting Charlotte.
Bulls 85, Magic 76 -- Kirk Hinrich scored 20 points and tied a career-high with 14 assists to lead host Chicago over Orlando.
Pacers 84, Jazz 60 -- Jermaine O'Neal (21 points, 15 rebounds) got his fifth double-double in the last six games as Indiana beat Utah in Salt Lake City.