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Friday, Nov. 6, 2009

Iverson reaches milestone

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Monta Ellis had 24 points and a season-high 12 assists, Anthony Morrow added 24 points, and Corey Maggette had 20 to lead the Golden State Warriors to their first win of the season, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 113-105 on Wednesday night.

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Sweet 16: Allen Iverson of the Grizzlies lays up a shot past Golden State's Anthony Morrow on Wednesday night. Iverson became the 16th NBA player to reach 24,000 career points. AP PHOTO

Stephen Jackson added 20 points and rookie Stephen Curry had seven points and nine assists for the Warriors, who trailed by 13 points in the first quarter and were outrebounded 46-35.

Rudy Gay had 29 points and eight rebounds for the Grizzlies while Allen Iverson added 18 points to become the 16th player in NBA history to reach 24,000 for his career. Memphis lost its third straight and was held under 115 points for the first time since its season-opener.

Magic 122, Suns 100

In Orlando, Ryan Anderson had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Dwight Howard scored 25 and the short-handed Magic defeated previously unbeaten Phoenix.

Playing without injured Vince Carter and suspended Rashard Lewis, Orlando built a 23-point lead in the third quarter to pull away from the Suns.

Amare Stoudemire finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds for Phoenix (4-1), which was looking to match the 1984-85 team for the franchise's best start. The Suns had come back from deficits in the first half but never did come close after the Magic built a big lead late.

Nuggets 122, Nets 94

In East Rutherford, N.J., Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony woke up unbeaten Denver in a 44-point third quarter and the Nuggets continued their best start since 1985-86 with a victory over winless New Jersey.

The win was the fifth straight for Denver, one shy of the 85-86 start, and it handed the Nets their fifth straight loss, tying the worst start in franchise history, set in 1996-97.

Celtics 92, Timberwolves 90

In Minneapolis, Kevin Garnett had 12 points and 11 rebounds in his third game back in Minnesota since he was traded in 2007, helping Boston remain undefeated with a victory over the Timberwolves.

Rajon Rondo scored 14 of his 18 points in the third quarter for the Celtics (6-0), who join the Denver Nuggets as the only two teams in the league without a loss.

Heat 93, Wizards 89

In Washington, Dwyane Wade scored 40 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 25 seconds left, to lead Miami in a victory over the Wizards.

It was the first time Wade reached 40 points since getting a career-high 55 in April against New York. Quentin Richardson had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Heat (4-1).

Pacers 101, Knicks 89

In New York, T.J. Ford scored eight of his 16 points in the final 3:12 as Indiana won for the first time this season, holding the Knicks without a field goal for the final 9-plus minutes.

Dahntay Jones had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers (1-3), who came in as one of the NBA's three winless teams and had lost all three games by double digits. Roy Hibbert added 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Al Harrington scored 22 points for New York, who shot 2-for-17 in the fourth quarter.

Raptors 110, Pistons 99

In Toronto, Andrea Bargnani had 22 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season, Chris Bosh scored 25 points and the Raptors beat Detroit.

Toronto became the first team this season to score more than 100 points against the Pistons, which is second in the league behind Boston in points allowed at 85.3.

Lakers 103, Rockets 102 (OT)

In Houston, Kobe Bryant scored 41 points, Andrew Bynum added 17 points and 17 rebounds, and Los Angeles won in overtime for the second straight game, beating the Rockets.

Hawks 113, Kings 105

In Sacramento, Joe Johnson and Jamal Crawford had 26 points each to help Atlanta beat the Kings.

Hornets 114, Mavs 107 (OT)

In New Orleans, Peja Stojakovic hit a game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation and Chris Paul scored six of his 39 points in overtime, lifting the Hornets to a victory over Dallas.

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