Above The Rim: Providing The Answer.

Nuggets 105, Blazers 103 – Allen Iverson had to help save the Nuggets tonight, after allowing a 17-point lead to go by the wayside. He put up 19 of his 25 points in the 4th quarter, and then went on to put upt he game-winning shot in overtime.  Camelo Anthony led all scorers with 28; Brandon Roy had 26.

Jazz 110, Hornets 88 –  The Jazz get their ninth straight win on Deron Williams’ 29 points and 11 boards (he also held Chris Paul to six points total on defense).  Utah also made it rain three pointers, hitting 13 in the game.

Mavericks 107, Magic 98 – Dallas kept double-digit leads on Orlando until the fourth quarter, when the Magic got to within three — but then the Mavericks went on a 10-0 run to end it.  Josh Howard had 28; Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry had 20 each.

Hawks 96, 76ers 91 – Atlanta fell 20 behind Philly early, and then Josh Smith decided he wasn’t going to let a few shots through. Smith had 9 blocks (six in the second quarter, part of a 14-block performance by the team) to go with his 19 points and nine assists.

Kansas 90, Mizzou 71 – Despite a full compliment of players, the Tigers get beat in the hoop version of the Border War.  Brandon Rush leads the Jayhawks with 19, as the football team is honored during halftime, rubbing even more salt into wounds.

St. Mary’s 89, Gonzaga 85 (OT) – Todd Golden drains six threes for the Gaels, as freshman point guard Patty Mills scores 23 despite going only 5-for-15 from the field — and pulling the first conference loss on the Bulldogs.

Louisville 71, Marquette 57 – Something about the Cardinals’ defense just absolutely knocks the Golden Eagles over, as Marquette only shot 32 percent from the field in this game.

Photo: AP/Don Ryan


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