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Iverson's 48 Give 76ers Bang For the Bucks

Associated Press
Wednesday, March 2, 2005; Page D05

Allen Iverson scored 48 points to lead Philadelphia to a 118-111 victory last night over the host Milwaukee Bucks, who have been burned for three straight games of at least 40 points by the 76ers' all-star guard.

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.

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Iverson, who scored 60 points last month against Orlando, got off to a fast start in this one, scoring 20 in the first quarter and reaching 45 after three periods.

"It was the quickest 40 points I think I have ever witnessed," 76ers Coach Jim O'Brien said. "He was spectacular."

Kyle Korver had 20 points and Chris Webber added 15 before fouling out with 2 minutes 2 seconds left as the 76ers snapped a three-game losing streak.

Michael Redd had 35 points, Desmond Mason added 28 and Mo Williams 22 for Milwaukee.

• BOBCATS 94, KINGS 87: Gerald Wallace, who was drafted by Sacramento and spent three seasons there before the Kings left him unprotected in the expansion draft, finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals to lead host Charlotte over his former team.

He shot 7 of 12 -- not too bad considering he sat out Charlotte's last game with a sprained wrist.

The Kings were short on bodies with starters Brad Miller (calf contusion) and Peja Stojakovic (strained hamstring) in street clothes. Also out was reserve Darius Songaila (strained foot).

• PISTONS 103, TRAIL BLAZERS 93: Former Trail Blazer Rasheed Wallace showed off his championship ring. Then he and the Pistons showed off their championship form against his old teammates.

Wallace had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Richard Hamilton had 20 points and nine assists for the visiting Pistons, who have won a season-high eight in a row.

• SUPERSONICS 101, PACERS 93: Rashard Lewis had 30 points on 14-of-19 shooting as Seattle rallied in the fourth quarter in Indianapolis.

Trailing, 89-84, with 5:17 left, Seattle got three-pointers by Lewis and Vladimir Radmanovic to pull ahead for good.

The Pacers lost Coach Rick Carlisle early in the game. Carlisle picked up a technical foul with 7:40 left in the first quarter for arguing a foul on Jermaine O'Neal. Carlisle then picked up his second technical and was ejected less than a minute later after coming onto the court to argue a non-call.

• ROCKETS 119, BULLS 89: Tracy McGrady had 32 points and seven assists in three quarters and Mike James scored 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting to help visiting Houston snap a three-game losing streak.

Bulls rookie forward Luol Deng sprained his right ankle in the opening minutes after being fouled by McGrady.

• NUGGETS 97, HAWKS 74: Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points as host Denver won its fourth straight.

• GRIZZLIES 99, WARRIORS 97: Mike Miller stole a pass by Jason Richardson, then hit two free throws with 10 seconds left, as Memphis won a rare matinee game at home.

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