SCOREBOARD
Thursday, March 20
L.A. Lakers at Utah (10:30 p.m. EDT). The Jazz have won 19 straight at home.

STARS
Wednesday
-Vince Carter, Nets, had 39 points with eight assists in a 125-117 win over the Hawks.
-Antawn Jamison, Wizards, had 31 points and 11 rebounds to lead Washington to an 87-86 win over the Orlando Magic.

FRIGID
Andrea Bargnani and Anthony Parker each scored 14 points, Jose Calderon had 10 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors ended a season-high five-game losing streak with a 96-54 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. Miami's total tied for the third-lowest mark in NBA history since the league began using a shot clock in the 1954-55 season.

WELCOME BACK
Andre Miller scored 28 points and the 76ers spoiled Allen Iverson's return to Philadelphia by beating the Denver Nuggets 115-113 Wednesday night. Iverson, playing in Philly for the first time since being traded to Denver in December 2006, led all scorers with 32 points and added eight assists.

STREAKS
The Phoenix Suns overcame a season-high 27 turnovers to beat the Seattle SuperSonics 110-98 Wednesday night for their sixth straight win. ... The Charlotte Bobcats lost to the Indiana Pacers 102-95 for their fifth straight loss.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Orlando's Hedo Turkoglu scored a career-high 39 points in an 87-86 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

OUT
Larry Harris will not be offered a new contract as general manager with the Milwaukee Bucks and has left the team, owner and Sen. Herb Kohl said Wednesday. Harris asked for an early decision on the status of his contract that would have expired in June, Kohl said. By mutual agreement, he was relieved of his responsibilities so he could pursue other opportunities.

SPEAKING
``I dreamed it up a certain way, and it was better than that. Everything was perfect but one thing, and that was not winning the game.'' - Allen Iverson, scored 32 points in the Nuggets' 115-113 loss to the Sixers on Wednesday night and received a standing ovation when he was introduced in his first game back in Philadelphia since being traded to Denver in December 2006.

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