76ers 108, Nuggets 105
DENVER (AP) – Allen Iverson scored 17 points, Elton Brand added 16 and the Philadelphia 76ers held off a furious rally to beat the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets 108-105 on Sunday night.
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) were in street clothes. Denver beat Utah 105-95 on Saturday night.
Andre Iguodala hit a free throw with 15.6 seconds left to make it 106-103, and Lawson’s driving layup with 11 seconds left again made it a one-point game. Willie Green and Iguodala hit a foul shot each to make it 108-105 with 4.9 seconds left, and Afflalo’s 3-pointer rimmed out as the 76ers escaped with their third win in four games.
It was Iverson’s second game in Denver since he was traded last year. Iverson, who played against the Nuggets when he was with the Pistons last season, was honored with a video tribute during a timeout in the first quarter Sunday night.
Bobcats 91, Cavaliers 88
CLEVELAND (AP) – Ronald Murray hit a 3-pointer with 56 seconds left to put Charlotte up for good, and the Bobcats won their second straight on the road to move to 3-14 away from home.
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
TORONTO (AP) – 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.
Tony Parker scored 23 points and Tim Duncan had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs, whose win streak was snapped at five games.
Knicks 132, Pacers 89
NEW YORK (AP) – Wilson Chandler scored 23 points, David Lee added 22 points and 16 rebounds, and the New York Knicks 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.