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Cavs snap skid to Sixers

By Wire services
Published November 16, 2003

CLEVELAND - Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 28 and had a key putback, assist and block in overtime as the Cavaliers snapped a 16-game losing streak against the 76ers with a 91-88 win Saturday night.

Rookie LeBron James had 22 points, eight assists, five rebounds and a block with 11 seconds left in overtime. Ilgauskas added eight rebounds and a career-high seven assists for Cleveland, which hadn't beaten Philadelphia since April 2, 1999.

With the Sixers clinging to 90-88 lead, James got caught by a pick in the lane but raced across the floor to swat away rookie Kyle Korver's jumper from the baseline.

Korver missed a 3-pointer with 5.5 seconds left, and Kevin Ollie made 1 of 2 free throws to seal it.

James hit a jumper to tie it at 82 in the fourth quarter, but neither team scored in the final 3:18 of regulation.

SPURS 95, WIZARDS 71: Malik Rose scored 23, Tim Duncan had 17, and visiting San Antonio overcame a lethargic start at the end of a road trip. Duncan and his teammates were sloppy early, but the Spurs defense shut down Washington during the final three quarters. Duncan added 13 rebounds for San Antonio, which went 2-1 on its swing through New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington.

GRIZZLIES 108, MAVS 101 (OT): Former Gator Mike Miller scored 22 and Jason Williams added 20 points and nine assists to lead host Memphis. The Grizzlies opened overtime with seven straight points. Dallas got within 102-99 on Antawn Jamison's layup with 2:04 to play, but Memphis never let it get closer. Antoine Walker's 29-footer for the Mavs at the end of regulation sent the game into overtime tied at 95. Mavericks All-Star center Dirk Nowitzki left in the third quarter after a cut over his right eye that required eight stitches but returned in the fourth.

PACERS 95, KNICKS 94: Jermaine O'Neal put back a miss with three seconds left, and Reggie Miller looked like his old self at Madison Square Garden, scoring a season-high 31 to lead Indiana. O'Neal made up for an otherwise poor game by grabbing Anthony Johnson's missed 3-pointer and hitting a short jumper over Dikembe Mutombo for the win.

NETS 100, HAWKS 85: Kenyon Martin scored 11 of his 23 in the third quarter, helping the visiting Nets pull away. Winning his matchup with Shareef Abdur-Rahim, who was held to 12 points on 3-of-12 shooting, Martin was a force inside with 14 rebounds. Jason Kidd added 21 points for New Jersey.

HORNETS 101, BLAZERS 79: Baron Davis sparked a decisive run and finished with 23 points and eight assists to lift host News Orleans. Darrell Armstrong came off the bench to score 20, including four 3-pointers, and he had three of his team's 10 steals as the Hornets snapped Portland's three-game winning streak and dropped the Blazers to 0-3 on the road.

SONICS 98, BULLS 90: Rashard Lewis scored 27 and Ronald "Flip" Murray added 26, helping Seattle earn its third win on a tough four-game road trip.

BUCKS 100, JAZZ 95: Michael Redd scored 25 to lead host Milwaukee. Redd had 19 in the second half, and the Bucks used a 13-0 run in the middle of the fourth quarter to pull away.

PISTONS 100, SUNS 91: Richard Hamilton scored 27 and Chauncey Billups had 12 of his 24 in the fourth quarter as visiting Detroit snapped a three-game losing streak.

Late Friday: McGrady gets 51

DENVER - Tracy McGrady was unstoppable. But without any support for its top scorer, the Magic lost its eighth straight, 106-101 to the Nuggets. McGrady had the league high in scoring this season with 51, including 19 in the fourth quarter. He was 20-for-30 and 8-of-11 from 3-point range. McGrady excelled despite twisting his left ankle in the fourth. He already was playing with a strained tendon in his right foot. ... Forward Pat Garrity will need a third surgery on his injured right knee and might not return this season. He has not been placed on Orlando's injured list because it is full.

[Last modified November 16, 2003, 01:34:40]


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