NBA ROUNDUP | Monday's games
76ers 106, Knicks 105
PHILADELPHIA -- Allen Iverson made a nifty pass to Marc Jackson for the winning layup with one second remaining, and Philadelphia moved back to .500 and into a tie for first place in the Atlantic Division. The Knicks had one last chance, but Nazr Mohammed's shot was off the mark and they lost for the eighth time in 10 games. Iverson followed his career-high 60-point game against Orlando on Saturday night with 38 points against New York. He also added 10 assists. Jackson finished with 22 points on 10-for-14 shooting. Stephon Marbury led the Knicks with 32 points.
Trail Blazers 80, Bobcats 77
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Nick Van Exel hit a 29-foot desperation heave at the buzzer to give Portland a victory against Charlotte. It was the seventh consecutive loss for the Bobcats -- and the second in a row on a 3 at the buzzer. On Sunday, Tim Thomas got a friendly roll on a 3-pointer to give New York a 102-99 victory. Joel Przybilla scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for the Blazers, who ended a three-game losing streak. They won despite playing without leading scorer and rebounder Zach Randolph (right knee). Jason Kapono hit a 3-pointer with 9 seconds remaining to tie the score. Charlotte played without leading scorer and rebounder Emeka Okafor, who sat out with a sprained left ankle. Starting point guard Brevin Knight was out with a sprained right ankle.
Pistons 107, Bucks 83
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Rasheed Wallace had 17 points and 10 rebounds, leading Detroit to a rout of Milwaukee. The Pistons won for the eighth time in nine games and completed a dominant 3-0 homestand. In five days, they beat the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards and Milwaukee by an average of 22.3 points. Milwaukee was missing Michael Redd (finger) for the second game in a row. The Bucks had a three-game winning streak snapped. Chauncey Billups also scored 17 points for Detroit, which had six players in double figures. Ben Wallace had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Hornets 98, Wizards 96
NEW ORLEANS -- J.R. Smith scored 18 points and Dan Dickau hit a pair of go-ahead free throws with 4.5 seconds remaining. Gilbert Arenas had 34 points for Washington, but his 3-point attempt at the buzzer bounced off the front of the rim. Chris Andersen had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Hornets, converting an alley-oop dunk and a tip-in on consecutive possessions to help New Orleans maintain a slim lead late in the fourth quarter. Bostjan Nachbar added 15 points, P.J. Brown 13 and Rodney Rogers 12. Antawn Jamison had 30 points and 12 rebounds for Washington, but the Wizards reserves were outscored by the Hornets' bench 39-12.
Suns 136, Jazz 128
PHOENIX -- Amare Stoudemire had 42 points and 12 rebounds and Steve Nash matched a season high with 18 assists as Phoenix held off Utah. Quentin Richardson added 22 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:21 remaining that opened a 128-121 lead. Nash finished with 19 points. Shawn Marion had 18 points and Joe Johnson 13 for the Suns. Raja Bell had a season-high 22 points for Utah. Howard Eisley had a season-high 20 and 11 assists, and Matt Harpring had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
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