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Published: Friday, 3/25/2005

Iverson, Webber boost 76ers to win over Raptors

ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHILADELPHIA - Allen Iverson hit a 15-foot jumper with 2.4 seconds left to cap a 36-point performance and give the Philadelphia 76ers a 103-101 victory over the Toronto Raptors last night.

Iverson was 11-of-23 from the field and 12-of-12 from the free-throw line to help the 76ers improve to 34-34, the first time they've been at .500 since Feb. 14.

Chris Webber played his best all-around game with Philadelphia, finishing with 32 points, six rebounds and four assists. He was 15-of-25 from the field.

Donyell Marshall led the Raptors with 26 points, including seven 3-pointers.

BULLS 94, CELTICS 86

BOSTON - Eddy Curry scored 16 points, Tyson Chandler added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Chicago finished with a 14-4 run to win its fourth straight game.

The Celtics lost their second straight and fell to 11-3 since reacquiring Antoine Walker on Feb. 24. Walker and Paul Pierce had 18 points each for Boston.

HEAT 125, SUNS 115

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade had 35 points - including a 65-foot heave to end the third quarter - and Miami beat Phoenix to clinch the Southeast Division title.

Shaquille O'Neal had 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and Eddie Jones added 23 to help Miami (53-17) set a season high for points.

The Heat won its 16th straight home game to claim its first division title since 1999-00.

Quentin Richardson led Phoenix (51-17) with 26 points.

Amare Stoudemire added 25 and Steve Nash had 19 points and 14 assists for the Suns.

ROCKETS 81, HORNETS 68

NEW ORLEANS - Bob Sura had 19 points and 11 assists, and former Hornets player David Wesley added 15 points to help Houston overcome the early loss of star Tracy McGrady because of a strained right hip.

Lee Nailon's 17 led New Orleans.

SPURS 111, HAWKS 95

SAN ANTONIO - Brent Barry scored a season-high 23 points, going 5-for-7 from 3-point range, to help San Antonio snap a three-game losing streak.

The victory was the first for the Spurs since star forward Tim Duncan sprained his right ankle Sunday against Detroit.



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