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Painful loss for Sixers

Coleman breaks right pinkie; Iverson injures hand, finger

Tracy McGrady and Orlando took advantage of a Philadelphia team that can't stay healthy.

McGrady scored 33 points and the visiting Magic defeated Philadelphia, 98-93, last night as the 76ers lost starters Derrick Coleman and Kenny Thomas to injuries.

Allen Iverson also suffered a bruised left hand and a sprained right index finger late in the fourth quarter when Keith Bogans slapped down on the hand. Iverson had X-rays after the game and is listed as day to day. He will be reevaluated today.

Coleman will be out at least six weeks after breaking his right pinkie late in the first quarter. It wasn't clear when Coleman was hurt, but he was flexing his hand during one of the final timeouts of the first quarter.

Coleman had the finger placed in a cast. He had been bothered all year with injuries, most recently a sprained left knee. Coleman has missed 13 games and was averaging 8.7 points and 6.2 rebounds.

Thomas sustained a corneal abrasion in his left eye after taking an elbow from Zaza Pachulia while the two went for a rebound..

With Coleman and Thomas out of the lineup, the Magic built a 13-point lead in the second quarter.

Heat 85, Nets 64 -- Wang Zhi-Zhi (11 points in 11 minutes) outscored Jason Kidd and sparked host Miami, which handed New Jersey its fifth straight loss. Kidd (4 for 19 from the field) had 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists.

Miami's Lamar Odom tied a career high with 18 rebounds and added 12 points and six assists.

Knicks 96, Hawks 94 -- Stephon Marbury banked in a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute, his second one down the stretch, and visiting New York held on to beat Atlanta.

Marbury finished with 24 points and Keith Van Horn added 18. Shandon Anderson didn't play for New York, snapping his streak of consecutive games at 543, which was the longest active streak in the NBA.

Grizzlies 109, Kings 95 -- Mike Miller scored a season-high 27 points and Jason Williams added 25 points and 10 assists as host Memphis won its seventh straight -- the longest winning streak in franchise history. Pau Gasol added 20 points as the Grizzlies shot 51 percent, including 9 of 14 from 3-point range.

Timberwolves 80, Pistons 79 -- Latrell Sprewell's driving layup with 57 seconds remaining gave Minnesota its 10th straight home victory. Sprewell took a feed from Kevin Garnett along the right baseline and laid the ball off the glass in traffic.

Rockets 78, Pacers 74 -- Steve Francis had 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists to lead visiting Houston past Indiana.

Yao Ming scored 5 of his 17 points in the final 4:15 to hold off Jermaine O'Neal (31 points) and Indiana, which lost for the first time in six games and just the second in 14.

Bucks 98, Raptors 86 -- Reserve guard Desmond Mason scored 20 points to lead host Milwaukee past slumping Toronto.

The Raptors, who have lost four in a row, got just 8 points from Vince Carter in his return from a quadriceps injury.

Hornets 97, Nuggets 91 -- Jamaal Magloire had 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Darrell Armstrong added 18 points and five steals to lead host New Orleans past Denver.

Clippers 93, Jazz 82 -- Quentin Richardson scored 15 of his 29 points in the first quarter and added 8 rebounds and 6 assists as host Los Angeles beat Utah.

Mavericks 106, Bulls 93 -- Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points and Michael Finley had 17 of his 23 in the second half to help visiting Dallas win its seventh straight.

Spurs 86, Suns 84 -- Tony Parker sank a 22-footer with 3.8 seconds to play, lifting visiting San Antonio past Phoenix.

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