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Pacers nip Raptors

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November 10, 2002


INDIANAPOLIS -- After trailing by 13 at halftime, the Pacers outscored the Raptors by 37 in the second half to defeat Toronto 108-84 Saturday night.

INDIANAPOLIS -- After trailing by 13 at halftime, the Pacers outscored the Raptors by 37 in the second half to defeat Toronto 108-84 Saturday night.

Indiana trailed 57-44 at the half, then scored the first seven of the third to begin a 21-7 run that produced a 65-64 lead. The Pacers finished the quarter with a 9-2 run for a 74-68 lead.

The Pacers put the game away with a 15-0 run midway through the fourth.

CELTICS 105, TIMBERWOLVES 99: Antoine Walker made nine 3-pointers and scored 31, and Paul Pierce had a big fourth as visiting Boston won its fourth straight.

Walker shot 9-of-13 to help Boston overcome Pierce's struggles through three quarters.

Pierce scored eight on 3-of-13 shooting through three but took over in the fourth, scoring 12.

SONICS 84, HEAT 82: Seattle did not show fatigue despite playing its fourth road game in five nights, withstanding a second-half comeback.

Eddie Jones scored 23 for Miami, but in the last five seconds he had a tying shot blocked by Desmond Mason and missed a 3-pointer as time expired.

BUCKS 110, 76ERS 105 (OT): Tim Thomas scored 21, including five in overtime, and Ray Allen had 20 as host Milwaukee ended Philadelphia's four-game winning streak.

Sixers guard Allen Iverson stole a pass and went the length of the court for a tying layup with 33 seconds left to force overtime.

BULLS 100, NETS 93: Jay Williams had a triple double, and his 3-pointer with 34 seconds left helped seal host Chicago's victory. Williams finished with 26 points, 13 assists and 14 rebounds.

WIZARDS 93, CAVALIERS 79: Jerry Stackhouse scored 27 and Michael Jordan had eight of his 12 in the fourth to lead visiting Washington.

MAVERICKS 114, PISTONS 75: Michael Finley had 25 and Steve Nash added 17 points and 10 assists as host Dallas continued its franchise-best start.

BLAZERS 95, SPURS 76: Bonzi Wells came off the bench to score 19 and Rasheed Wallace overcame early foul trouble for 18 to lead visiting Portland.

NUGGETS 84, GRIZZLIES 73: Rodney White scored 18 of his career-high 22 in the second quarter as host Denver kept Memphis winless.

ROCKETS 111, WARRIORS 104: Steve Francis scored 23 of his 31 in the second half to lead the host Houston.

Olajuwon's number retired

The Rockets thanked Hakeem Olajuwon by retiring his No. 34 in a halftime ceremony during their game against the Warriors.

Olajuwon, 39, played 17 seasons with Houston, leading them to NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. He was a 12-time All-Star, the MVP in 1994 and Defensive Player of the Year in 1993 and 1994.

Olajuwon finished as the NBA leader in blocks with 3,830.

GRIZZLIES: Backup point guard Brevin Knight had to be carried to the locker room after injuring his right ankle in the first against the Nuggets. X-rays were negative.

MAVERICKS: Center Raef LaFrentz was put on the injured list. Forward Popeye Jones was activated.

TIMBERWOLVES: Wally Szczerbiak sat out against the Celtics because of soreness in his left knee. He is day to day.

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