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Jazz overpower Iverson to clinch victory over Sixers

BASKETBALL Allen Iverson's 46 points were not enough to prevent Utah's third win on the road, while the Washington Wizards' new `hustle board' seemed to work magic

AP , PHILADELPHIA

The Sacramento Kings' Brad Miller, top, and Jason Hart, left, battle the Houston Rockets' Juwan Howard for a loose ball during the fourth quarter of their NBA game on Wednesday in Houston.

PHOTO: AP

Mehmet Okur scored 25 points and Andrei Kirilenko added 23, helping the Utah Jazz overcome Allen Iverson's 46 points in a 110-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Milt Palacio had 17 points, Gordan Giricek added 16 and Okur had eight assists and eight rebounds as Utah won its third consecutive game on the road. The Northwest Division-leading Jazz have won eight of nine, improving to two games above .500 for the first time since starting 4-2.

Chris Webber scored 21 points and Samuel Dalembert had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the struggling Sixers, who have lost six of nine.

Wizards 103, Hawks 72

At Washington, Donell Taylor scored a career-high 15 points to lead Washington over Atlanta.

Jared Jeffries matched his career high with 15 points, Caron Butler had 14 points and Antawn Jamison scored 13 in a rare appearance off the bench as the Wizards won for just the second time in seven games.

Before the game, Wizards coach Eddie Jordan introduced a "hustle board" to the Wizards locker room, in hopes of inspiring his team in aspects of the game besides scoring, and that seemed to have an impact. The board included deflections, charges drawn, offensive rebounds and steals.

Royal Ivey led the Hawks with 11 points, and Zaza Pachulia added nine points and 10 rebounds.

Pacers 112, Bucks 88

At Indianapolis, Stephen Jackson scored 24 points to help Indiana beat Milwaukee.

The Pacers shot 56 percent from the field and handed the Bucks their fourth loss in five games. The 24-point margin tied Milwaukee's worst loss of the season. Dan Gadzuric led Milwaukee with 17 points and T.J. Ford added 16. Michael Redd entered the game averaging 25 points, but the Pacers held him to just 13 on 4-of-15 shooting from the field.

Raptors 95, Bobcats 86

At Toronto, Chris Bosh had 29 points and 10 rebounds and Mike James added 24 points for Toronto's victory over injury-ravaged Charlotte.

Morris Peterson had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who have won six of eight. Jumaine Jones had 17 points for the Bobcats, who were missing Emeka Okafor (sprained ankle), Kareem Rush (sprained ankle), Sean May (sore right knee) and Melvin Ely (sprained ankle).

Charlotte beat Houston in double overtime on Tuesday, and the Bobcats seemed to tire in the final minutes as Toronto finished the game on a 11-1 run.

Knicks 117, Mavericks 115, OT

At New York, Stephon Marbury scored 28 points, Antonio Davis provided a spark in overtime, and New York blew an 18-point lead before beating Dallas for their fifth consecutive win.

Jamal Crawford added 25 points and Eddy Curry had 21 for the Knicks, who beat one of the NBA's top teams for the second time in two nights and have won five in a row for the first time since Jan. 30-Feb. 8, 2004.

Davis had four points and three rebounds in overtime, while playing tough defense on Dirk Nowitzki.

Nowitzki had 32 points for the Mavericks, who had their three-game winning streak snapped and lost to the Knicks for the first time in eight games.

Timberwolves 99, Bulls 93

At Minneapolis, Kevin Garnett had 28 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists to lead Minnesota over Chicago.

Garnett's 500th career double-double helped snap a three-game losing streak and Wally Szczerbiak added 25 points and nine rebounds for Minnesota.

The Bulls went nearly six minutes without a field goal in the fourth quarter and struggled offensively for most of the game against the Wolves, who had just three wins in their previous 14 games.

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