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Iverson drops 41 on Sacramento

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PHILADELPHIA— Allen Iverson scored 41 points and Chris Webber had 17 points and 13 rebounds, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 109-103 victory over the undermanned Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

The Kings were without Peja Stojakovic because he stayed back at the hotel after the team reportedly agreed to send him to Indiana for Ron Artest earlier in the day. However, the trade fell through, though Artest left open the possibility that something could still happen.

Mike Bibby had a career-high 44 points and Kevin Martin added 20 as the Kings lost their third straight game. Sacramento has won at least 55 games in four straight seasons, but is last in the Pacific Division.

CAVALIERS 96, PACERS 66: At Cleveland, LeBron James had 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as Cleveland rolled past Indiana, which may be on the verge of trading Ron Artest. James scored 12 points in the third quarter — one fewer than the Pacers — and the Cavs outscored Indiana 27-13. Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 18 points, Sasha Pavlovic a season-high 16 and Drew Gooden 14 with 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers, back home following a 1-5 trip to the West Coast. Cleveland held Indiana to a season-low in points and the Pacers shot a season-low 33 percent.

Stephen Jackson scored 17 points to lead Indiana, but Jermaine O'Neal had only seven and 15 rebounds before re-injuring his left ankle in the fourth.

MAGIC 111, SUNS 102: At Orlando, Fla., Hedo Turkoglu scored 30 points and Orlando limited Phoenix to just one basket in final 4:48. Turkoglu hit an 18-foot jumper with 6:12 left in the game to break at 95-all tie and had eight more points down the stretch to help Orlando gain control of a see-saw game.

Dwight Howard added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Magic, who matched their season-high with a fourth consecutive victory. Steve Francis had 15 points and six assists.

Shawn Marion led Phoenix with 26 points and 16 rebounds, but the Suns' only points in the final stretch came on a meaningless layup by Steve Nash with 10 seconds left. Nash finished with 22 points and 12 assists for Phoenix, which was coming off a 152-149 double-overtime loss against Seattle two nights earlier.

HEAT 94, GRIZZLIES 82: At Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half, helping Miami pull away from Memphis. Shaquille O'Neal had 20 points and 15 rebounds in only 30 minutes for Miami, which won its 51st consecutive home game when leading after three quarters. Former Memphis guard Jason Williams added 14 points and six assists for the Heat, who have won two straight.

Bobby Jackson had a season-high 22 points for Memphis, which also got 12 from Shane Battier and Mike Miller. Pau Gasol added 11 for the Grizzlies, who lost both games with Miami this season.

PISTONS 107, TIMBERWOLVES 83: At Minneapolis, Chauncey Billups beat his old team by five points in the third quarter, leading Detroit to a win and giving Pistons coach Flip Saunders a satisfying return to Minnesota. Billups finished with 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds after outscoring the Timberwolves 18-13 by himself in the third. Antonio McDyess had 16 points, and Tayshaun Prince and Rasheed Wallace each had 15 points for the Pistons (34-5), who won their eighth straight game and showed the bravado of a team with the NBA's best record.

Kevin Garnett had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota (19-20), which didn't make a very good impression on its former coach. Saunders was fired last February after taking the Timberwolves to the playoffs eight times in his 9 1/2 seasons, and this was his first time back at Target Center.

SPURS 104, BOBCATS 76: At San Antonio, Beno Udrih had season highs of 17 points and eight assists, and Tim Duncan had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs over the injury-plagued Charlotte Bobcats.