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NBA : The 76ers hold off Nuggets for 108-105 win

AP , DENVER

The Laker Girls dance at a time out in the second half during a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday.

PHOTO: EPA

Allen Iverson scored 17 points and Elton Brand added 16 as the Philadelphia 76ers held off a furious rally to beat the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets 108-105 on Sunday.

Nene had 24 points and 15 rebounds, and Ty Lawson scored 23 points for the Nuggets, who have lost six of eight.

The Nuggets played their second game in as many nights without their top two scorers. Carmelo Anthony (right knee contusion) and Chauncey Billups (left groin strain) sat out the game.

It was Iverson’s second game in Denver since he was traded last year.

Lakers 131, Mavericks 96

At Los Angeles, Jordan Farmar led seven players in double figures with 24 points as the Los Angeles Lakers trounced the Western Conference’s second-best team in a 131-96 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.

Andrew Bynum had 19 points on eight of eight shooting, five rebounds and four assists, Lamar Odom had 15 points and 15 rebounds, Kobe Bryant 15 points and eight assists, Sasha Vujacic and Shannon Brown 11 each and Derek Fisher 10 for the defending NBA champions, who improved to a league-best 27-6.

Dirk Nowitzki had 22 points and eight rebounds for the Mavs, who never led and shot poorly the entire game. Jason Kidd was scoreless in 27 minutes.

Bobcats 91, Cavaliers 88

At Cleveland, Ronald Murray hit a 3-pointer with 56 seconds left to put Charlotte up for good as the Bobcats beat Cleveland.

Stephen Jackson scored 22 points, Gerald Wallace added 19 and Raymond Felton had 17 for Charlotte, which won for the first time at Quicken Loans Arena after 10 straight losses.

LeBron James scored 29 points for the Cavs and Mo Williams added 27.

Raptors 91, Spurs 86

At Toronto, Chris Bosh scored 22 points to become the leading scorer in Raptors history and help Toronto win its sixth in seven games.

Bosh, who also had 15 rebounds, made a jumper from the top of the key with 1:39 left in the third quarter to eclipse Vince Carter’s mark of 9,420 points. Bosh now has 9,428 points.

Knicks 132, Pacers 89

At New York, Wilson Chandler scored 23 points, and David Lee added 22 points and 16 rebounds, as New York flirted with the biggest victory in franchise history.

Danilo Gallinari finished with 20 points and eight rebounds for the Knicks, who led by 48 points — the largest lead in the NBA this season — and won for the 10th time in 15 games.

The Knicks’ largest victory is by 48 points, done three times.

Luther Head scored 18 points for the Pacers.

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