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Philadelphia beats Chicago at the Spectrum

Thaddeus Young scores 31 points for the 76ers, who play one last game at their old arena, which is scheduled to be demolished before the end of the year.

March 14, 2009|Associated Press

at Philadelphia 104, Chicago 101: Thaddeus Young scored a career-high 31 points and Andre Iguodala had 25 for the 76ers in the final NBA game at the 42-year-old Spectrum, which is targeted for demolition by the end of this year. Members of the 1966-67 and 1982-83 NBA champion 76ers, including Julius Erving, were on hand for one last game at the dated arena; the team normally plays across the street at the Wachovia Center.

Cleveland 126, at Sacramento 123 (OT): LeBron James scored 51 points, including six of the Cavaliers' 10 points in overtime. Kevin Martin had 34 points for the Kings, who led, 111-104, with 3:10 to play.

at Boston 102, Memphis 92: Leon Powe scored a career-high 30 points and had 11 rebounds, and Ray Allen scored 22 for the Celtics.

Houston 91, at Charlotte 86: Yao Ming scored 23 points, Ron Artest hit the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left, and the Rockets recovered after blowing a late lead.

Detroit 99, at Toronto 95 (OT): Richard Hamilton had 24 points and 16 assists and Antonio McDyess had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Pistons.

New York 102, at Minnesota 94: Wilson Chandler scored 24 points to spark the Knicks to their third straight victory.

Orlando 112, at Washington 103: Dwight Howard's 18 points, 13 rebounds and career-high seven assists powered the Magic. The Wizards' Caron Butler sat out the second half because of a tight hamstring.

at Atlanta 101, Indiana 87: Joe Johnson scored 30 points for the third straight game. The Hawks have won four in a row and are 24-7 at home.

New Orleans 95, at Milwaukee 86: Chris Paul had 30 points, nine assists and six rebounds for the Hornets, who have won nine of their last 10.

at Portland 109, New Jersey 100: Brandon Roy scored 31 points for the Trail Blazers, who outscored the Nets, 38-23, in the fourth quarter.

at Golden State 119, Dallas 110: Stephen Jackson scored 31 points and Monta Ellis had 29 for the Warriors.

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