Through All-Star games, an MVP award and a trip to the NBA Finals, there was something missing in Allen Iverson's career. A perfect ending.
Iverson sank the first buzzer-beating shot of his nine-year career, a 14-footer in overtime, and scored 15 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 106-104 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
"It's a great feeling to hit a shot with no time on the clock," said Iverson, who shot 5 of 23. "I just couldn't get in no type of rhythm. I couldn't get warm. I couldn't feel my hands the whole game."
Around the rim
Manu Ginobili scored 29 points and the Spurs beat the Heat, 93-84, despite 23 points by Miami's Shaquille O'Neal.
Stephon Marbury had 21 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds as the Knicks defeated the Clippers, 110-96.
Ricky Davis had 19 points and Gary Payton added 15 as the Celtics won their third straight, 91-74, over the Bobcats.
Pau Gasol had 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Grizzlies beat the winless Warriors, 96-67.
Antoine Walker scored 27 points and the Hawks scored their first victory, 96-95, over the winless Hornets.