NBA roundup

Published: Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at 12:35 a.m.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Allen Iverson scored 27 points and the Philadelphia 76ers got their first road victory in a month.

The 76ers snapped a six-game road losing streak that included three consecutive defeats on their current six-game trip.

Keith Van Horn had 19 points and 13 rebounds and scored most of Philly's key baskets in the final four minutes to preserve the victory.

Elton Brand had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers, who lost for third straight time and fifth in their last six games.


BOSTON (AP) - Antoine Walker scored nine of his 33 points in a decisive third-quarter run and carried the Boston Celtics to a 96-89 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday.

Walter McCarty added 16 points, Paul Pierce 15 and Tony Delk had 11 for the Celtics, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Pau Gasol led the Grizzlies with 18 points. Gordan Giricek had 17, Lorenzen Wright 15 and Shane Battier 11. Memphis dropped to 1-13 on the road this season, worst in the Western Conference.


CHICAGO (AP) - Jalen Rose scored 32 points and Tyson Chandler had career highs with 27 points and 18 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls ended Portland's eight-game winning streak.

Portland, playing its fourth game in five nights, got 15 points from Scottie Pippen in perhaps his final game at the United Center. Rasheed Wallace and Bonzi Wells added 14 each for the Blazers.

The Bulls got off to a quick start and never trailed on their way to breaking a three-game losing streak.

WIZARDS 105, SPURS, 103:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jerry Stackhouse scored 25 points, and Larry Hughes had 22 as the Washington Wizards got a rare victory over a team with a winning record.

Michael Jordan added 17 points for the Wizards, who won by forcing 18 San Antonio turnovers, including four in a row during in a late 7-0 run that produced the first double-digit lead of the game, 96-86, with two minutes left.

Tim Duncan had 35 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks for the Spurs, but he also had seven turnovers. David Robinson had 17 points and 10 rebounds.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Reggie Miller scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half as the Indiana Pacers overcame a 10-point halftime deficit.

Brad Miller added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana, which handed New Orleans its fifth-straight loss and third straight at home. The Hornets had won their first 11 games at home.

Jamal Mashburn finished with 24 points, while Jamaal Magloire had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Elden Campbell added 14 off the bench for New Orleans and David Wesley scored 11.

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