Iverson's clutch shooting seals victory over Nets


Published: Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 1:42 a.m.
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Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson (3) looks for help as he runs into New Jersey Nets' Jason Collins in the first half Wednesday, in Philadelphia. In the background is Nets' Lucious Harris.

AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy
PHILADELPHIA - Allen Iverson scored 34 points, including five free throws in the final minute, helping the Philadelphia 76ers snap a six-game losing streak with a 108-107 victory over the New Jersey Nets Wednesday.
Keith Van Horn scored 16 points in his first game against his old team, and Eric Snow added 16 points and eight assists for Philadelphia, which had lost 14 of 18 after a 15-4 start.
Lucious Harris scored a season-high 26 points, Kenyon Martin had 24 and a career-high 16 rebounds, and Richard Jefferson added 20 for Atlantic Division-leading New Jersey, which had won 10 of 11.
Jason Kidd had a season-high 16 assists, but missed 17 of 21 shots and finished with just nine points. It was his second poor shooting performance in three games. He scored just 10 points on 5-for-17 shooting in a 36-point loss to the Sacramento Kings last Thursday.
After Aaron McKie hit a 3-pointer to give Philadelphia a 101-97 lead with 1:57 left, the Nets tied it at 101 on a short jumper by Jason Collins and a 21-footer by Kidd.
The Sixers snapped a two-game losing streak against the Nets. They've won 11 of the last 16 meetings.

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