Wednesday, November 14, 2001

NBA Roundup

By The Associated Press

        INDIANAPOLIS — Jason Kidd scored 20 points and had 10 assists, and Keith Van Horn added 15 points and 13 rebounds as the New Jersey Nets beat the Indiana Pacers 91-82 Tuesday night.

        The Pacers had won four straight, rallying from double-digit deficits in the last three. Indians closed within four points midway through the fourth quarter after trailing by 16 in the first half.

        But the Nets (6-1), off to their best start in the team's NBA history, went on a 12-2 run to stretch their lead to 86-72.

        Jalen Rose scored 21, Al Harrington had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Jeff Foster had 13 rebounds for the Pacers, who made only seven of 23 attempts in the fourth quarter.

       76ers 82, Heat 76

        MIAMI — Allen Iverson missed 22 of 30 shots but Philadelphia won its second consecutive game since his return from elbow surgery.

        The defending Eastern Conference champions were 0-5 without Iverson.

        Although Iverson scored 25 points, he went 2-for-15 in the second half, missing his final 11 attempts, and is 15-for-58 in two games. Last year's NBA most valuable player had two assists, three steals and seven turnovers, three in the final six minutes.

        Eddie Jones had 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Heat, who lost their third game in a row. Alonzo Mourning was held to 10 points and eight rebounds.

        Derrick Coleman had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers.

       Knicks 89, Trail Blazers 82

        NEW YORK — Howard Eisley saw his first playing time of the season and made the most of it, scoring seven points in the fourth quarter to lead New York over Portland.

        Eisley, acquired in an offseason trade, sat on the bench throughout the Knicks' first seven games. He finally took his warmups off for the first time with 3:34 left in the third and played the rest of the game.

        Allan Houston scored 23 points, including three clutch jumpers in the fourth, and Clarence Weatherspoon moved into the starting lineup and contributed 12 points and 13 rebounds.

        Dale Davis and Derek Anderson scored 17 points apiece for the Trail Blazers, who shot just 4-for-24 in the fourth.

        Portland was 1-for-23 on 3-pointers. New York was 2-for-14.

       Kings 95, Raptors 86

        SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Mike Bibby and Doug Christie scored 20 points apiece as Sacramento survived a terrible second half to beat Toronto.

        Vlade Divac added 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Kings remained undefeated at home this season.

        Bobby Jackson had 13 points for Sacramento, which jumped out to a 20-point lead but struggled to the final buzzer.

        Keon Clark had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who lost to Sacramento for the fourth straight time.

       Cavaliers 107, Timberwolves 103

        MINNEAPOLIS — Lamond Murray's three-point play with 32.8 seconds left snapped a tie and helped Cleveland hand Minnesota its first loss this season.

        In a back-and-forth fourth quarter in which neither team had more than a four-point lead, Murray drove by Terrell Brandon and drew a blocking foul from Joe Smith while banking a shot in.

        Bimbo Coles made four free throws to seal the victory and drop Minnesota to 6-1.

        Andre Miller scored 29 points and had 11 assists for Cleveland, and Murray added 22 points.

        Kevin Garnett led Minnesota with 28 points and 14 rebounds. Wally Szczerbiak scored 19 points.


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