View Full Version : Iverson Fires 76ers to Victory Over Bucks

03-02-2005, 08:33 PM
League scoring leader Allen Iverson poured in 48 points to lead the Philadelphia 76rers to a 118-111 win over the Bucks in Milwaukee Tuesday.
Iverson, who had an NBA season-high 60 points against Orlando last month, had looked poised to improve on that effort, scoring 20 points in the opening quarter and hitting 30 at the half.

However, the all-star game MVP could not keep up his relentless pace after the break, settling for his seventh 40-plus performance this season as the 76ers registered their first win since February 14.

Iverson has feasted on the Bucks throughout his career reaching the 40-point plateau six times, including three times this season.

Kyle Korver added 20 points to the Philadelphia effort while recently acquired Chris Webber chipped in with 15.

Michael Redd had 35 points for the Bucks, including a perfect 14-of-14 from the free throw line.

In Chicago, Tracy McGrady scored 32 points and Mike James added 26 as the Houston Rockets blasted the Bulls 119-89, to snap a three-game losing streak.

Eddy Curry had 17 points for Chicago and Ben Gordon added 15 as the Bulls absorbed their worst defeat of the season.

In Denver, Carmelo Anthony notched 23 points in leading the Nuggets to a 97-74 win over the woeful Atlanta Hawks, who suffered their 20th consecutive road defeat.

Andre Miller and Earl Boykins each had 14 points for the Nuggets.

Al Harrington led Atlanta with 18 while Obinna Ekezie was the only other Hawk in double figures scoring 12.

In Indianapolis, Rashard Lewis hit for 30 points, including 10 in the final five minutes as the Seattle SuperSonics rallied to claim a 101-93 win over the Pacers.