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Iguodala, Miller pace 76ers over Knicks

AP , PHILADELPHIA

Andre Iguodala scored 20 points and Andre Miller added nine points and 11 assists in his Philadelphia debut, leading the 76ers over the New York Knicks 98-77 in the NBA on Saturday.

Iguodala's performance came one night after he scored a career-high 31 points in a victory at Boston, ending the Sixers' 12-game losing streak.

Chris Webber had 18 points, Kyle Korver contributed 16, and Samuel Dalembert scored 11 for the Sixers (7-19), who open a seven-game trip tomorrow at Golden State.

Miller, fourth in the league with 9.1 assists per game, and Joe Smith each played their first game for the Sixers since being acquired for Allen Iverson.

Jamal Crawford scored 21 points for New York, which had its three-game winning streak snapped. Renaldo Balkman had 10 points and David Lee added his fifth consecutive double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks.

Cavaliers 86, Magic 83

At Cleveland, LeBron James scored 19 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 32, pushing him over 7,000 in his NBA career and carrying Cleveland to the win.

James, who will turn 22 next week, helped the Cavaliers snap a three-game losing streak.

Orlando took a 73-72 lead with 4:32 left on a basket by Trevor Ariza when James, who showed signs of frustration earlier, took over. James outscored the Magic 19-18 in the fourth.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas added a season-high 22 points and Drew Gooden had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavs.

Timberwolves 78, Pacers 71

At Indianapolis, Kevin Garnett had 29 points and a season-high 19 rebounds and Minnesota snapped a four-game losing streak.

Jamaal Tinsley scored 22 points and Jermaine O'Neal added 11 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks for Indiana despite battling the flu.

The Pacers took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter, but shot 5-for-20 in the final period and finished with their lowest point total of the season.

Heat 105, Warriors 92

At Miami, Jason Kapono came off the bench to score a career-high 27 points and Dwyane Wade added 18 points and eight assists for Miami.

Alonzo Mourning had 14 points and Udonis Haslem added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the defending NBA champion Heat, who tuned up for their Christmas Day showdown against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers by holding the Warriors to 37 percent shooting.

Matt Barnes had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Jason Richardson scored 18 points on 7-of-19 shooting for Golden State.

Pistons 108, Hawks 81

At Auburn Hills, Michigan, Nazr Mohammed had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Detroit win.

Atlanta was missing five players due to injury, including four of its six leading scorers. The Hawks only dressed 10 players, two short of the minimum, and lost their fourth in a row.

Mohammed's first double-double as a Piston was more than enough to give Detroit its fourth straight win. Richard Hamilton and Tay-shaun Prince each scored 16, despite only playing 25 minutes apiece and seven players blocked at least two shots.

Spurs 112, Hornets 77

At Oklahoma City, Tony Parker scored 19 points and San Antonio bounced back from its worst loss of the season.

Manu Ginobili added 17 points and four other players scored in double figures as the Spurs shot a season-high 62.9 percent.

On Friday, the Spurs lost 97-78 to Houston.

The Spurs have won five straight games against New Orleans, including three straight on the road -- two in nine days.

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