TORONTO – Allen Iverson scored a season-high 42 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their sixth straight win, a 121-115 victory over the winless Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Andre Iguodala had a career-high 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Sixers, who also beat Toronto on Tuesday night.

Mike James had a career-high 38 points for the Raptors, who fell to 0-8 for the first time in their 11-year history. Jalen Rose was scoreless in seven minutes of play – his first scoreless game since Feb 20, 1998 for Indiana at Orlando.

Toronto coach Sam Mitchell showed his frustration in the second half by throwing his clipboard into the scorer’s table – smashing it into pieces.

Nuggets 91, Hornets 81

OKLAHOMA CITY – Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 31 points and keyed a decisive 13-point run in the fourth quarter to help the Denver Nuggets beat the New Orleans Hornets 91-81 on Wednesday night.

The Hornets cut into a nine-point deficit with a 9-2 run to start the fourth quarter, but Anthony scored seven points as Denver pulled away with a 13-0 surge to go up 84-69.

New Orleans closed to 86-79 before Anthony put the game away with a two-handed jam with 1:10 left.

Bobcats 122, Pacers 90

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kareem Rush scored a career-high 35 points and rookie Raymond Felton added 18 points and 10 assists in his first career start to help the Charlotte Bobcats snap a five-game losing streak with a 122-90 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

It was the both the most points scored and the largest margin of victory for the second-year Bobcats.

Felton, starting in place of the injured Brevin Knight, ignited a 10-0 run late in the third quarter after Indiana had cut a 14-point deficit to 71-65. Felton hit two 3-pointers and fed fellow rookie Sean May with a no-look pass leading to a layup in the spurt. Felton hit another 3 in the closing seconds of the period to give the Bobcats an 89-72 lead.

Grizzlies 115, Suns 103

PHOENIX – Damon Stoudamire scored 12 of his 26 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies won their third in a row, 115-103 over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.

Mike Miller, questionable before the game because of a bruised right knee, added 24 for the Grizzlies, who were swept by Phoenix in the first round of last season’s playoffs.

The Grizzlies took the lead for good in the second quarter and were up by as many as 18 in the fourth.

Miller, injured in the fourth quarter of Memphis’ victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night, scored 16 in the first half and finished 9-for-14 shooting, mostly from outside.


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