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Iverson Beats Buzzer as 76ers Edge Pacers in OT


Philadelphia's Allen Iverson beat the buzzer in overtime to give the 76ers a 106-104 win over the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association Friday.

Iverson sank a shot from more than 4 meters out as time expired to lift the Sixers at home. He had 15 points for the night. Kyle Korver made seven shots from three-point range, including a basket late in the fourth quarter that tied the score and sent the game into overtime.

In another close game, the Seattle SuperSonics edged the Toronto Raptors, 88-87, for their fifth win in a row. Antonio Daniels put the Sonics on top with seven seconds left, hitting a shot from 2 1/2 meters. Toronto star Vince Carter missed a driving reverse layup as time expired.

Orlando's Steve Francis scored 32 points and Grant Hill added 27 as the Magic topped the Los Angeles Lakers, 122-113. The Magic, playing at home, rallied back from an 18-point deficit, brushing off a 41-point, season-high performance by LA's Kobe Bryant.

The Boston Celtics exploded in the third quarter to beat the Charlotte Bobcats, 91-74, and extend their winning streak to three games.

Other NBA winners Friday were the Knicks, Spurs, Grizzlies and Hawks.

The New York Knicks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 110-96, the San Antonio Spurs chilled the Miami Heat, 93-84, and the Memphis Grizzlies pounded the Golden State Warriors, 96-67. Also, the Atlanta Hawks slipped past the New Orleans Hornets, 96-95.