NBA: Philadelphia 111, Indiana 109

Nov. 6, 2005 at 2:56 AM
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INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Allen Iverson had 29 points and added 12 assists Saturday night as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Indiana Pacers, 111-109.

Chris Webber added 25 points and nine rebounds, and every 76ers starter scored in double figures. Philadelphia (1-3) nearly blew a 20-point lead but was able to break its season-opening three-game losing streak to give new coach Maurice Cheeks his first victory.

Jermaine O'Neal had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Jamaal Tinsley had 21 points and six assists, and Stephen Jackson had 20 points, three rebounds and three assists for the Pacers (2-1), who had won their first two games of the season.

Indiana had a 40-29 rebounding edge.

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