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November 15, 2002

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San Antonio at Cleveland (7:30 p.m. EST). Tim Duncan and the Spurs try to snap a three-game losing streak against Darius Miles and the Cavaliers.

STARS

Thursday

_ Allen Iverson, 76ers, scored 37 points, including a go-ahead basket in the final minute to lead Philadelphia over San Antonio 99-94.

_ Tracy McGrady, Magic, had 35 points as Orlando beat the Los Angeles Clippers 101-80.

_ Jerry Stackhouse, Wizards, scored 25 points and went 14-for-14 from the free-throw line in Washington’s 105-102 win over Utah.

SNAPPED

Washington had lost seven straight to Utah before the Wizards’ 105-102 win on Thursday night.

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM

Philadelphia improved to 5-0 at the First Union Center with Thursday night’s 99-94 win over San Antonio.

MILESTONE

Washington’s 105-102 win over Utah on Thursday night was Doug Collins’ 300th career coaching victory. He is 300-246.

STRONG IN DEFEAT

Tim Duncan had 29 points and nine rebounds in San Antonio’s 99-94 loss to Philadelphia on Thursday night. ... Karl Malone scored 26 points, and John Stockton had 17 points and 11 assists in Utah’s 105-102 loss in Washington.

CAPTAIN CLIPPER

The Los Angeles Clippers paid tribute to Eric Piatkowski at halftime of Thursday night’s 101-80 loss to Orlando for playing the most games _ 562 _ for the franchise since it moved to Los Angeles in 1984. He eclipsed Loy Vaught’s previous record of 558 in the Clippers’ game at New Jersey on Nov. 8.

SPEAKING

``Some guys look like they’re trying to do us a favor if we ask them to run.″ _ Coach Jerry Sloan after Utah fell to 1-5 on the road Thursday.

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