Tim Duncan had 26 points and 17 rebounds, and David Robinson had 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks as the San Antonio Spurs beat the 76ers, 94-91, last night in Philadelphia. After the game, star 76ers guard Allen Iverson said he had suffered a broken bone near his right thumb, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. His status for Wednesday's game against the Wizards will be reviewed today.
Lifting himself from a pile after chasing a loose ball before the first half ended, Iverson came up holding the hand. After the game, in which he shot 13 for 34, the hand was wrapped in an elastic bandage.
"It's broke," he said. "I've broken this before, and I know how it feels."
Iverson told the Inquirer that he would know whether he will miss any games only after he saw how he felt after today's practice.
CELTICS 95, PACERS 85: Host Boston beat Larry Bird's Pacers for the first time, helped by 13 fourth-quarter points from Dana Barros. Barros hit a three-pointer with 7 minutes 54 seconds left to break a tie at 69 and put Boston ahead to stay. He hit two more three-pointers during the 19-4 Celtics run that gave them an 83-73 lead with 3:47 to play.
"You hate to lose any game," Bird said. "We've had some success here. I like the way we've played in Boston; we come out aggressive. Tonight we didn't do that."
The Pacers had been 8-0 against Boston since Bird became the head coach in 1997.
JAZZ 108, TIMBERWOLVES 93: In Salt Lake City, Karl Malone had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and John Stockton added 12 points and 15 assists without a turnover to lift Utah.