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Notes on Wednesday's games in the National Basketball Association ...

Heat, Suns ... There's A Clever Headline There Somewhere. The latest rumor is that Allen Iverson is headed to the Miami Heat. We would be absolutely giddy if that happened; Shaquille O'Neal might even arrest him at some point. Heat coach and president Pat Riley said Wednesday night — presumably before Phoenix beat his team 99-89 for the Suns' 12th straight win — that he would be down with such a move. "I would be delinquent in my responsibilities if I wasn't interested in Allen Iverson," Riley said. "That's all I'm going to say. I'm not going to comment any more. It's like when Shaquille came out there. I was frothing at the mouth. So my level of interest can be gauged on that comment." Shawn Marion had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Suns.

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Will AI Join The Green Party?. Meanwhile, Iverson watched from home (well, we assume he watched) as his current team, the 76ers, lost their ninth straight, 101-81 to the Celtics. According to the Associated Press, Boston is also a "hot, rumored destination" for Iverson. But aside from Philadelphia, that's probably the one team he couldn't help.

Uh Oh, Todd Is Having Another Heart Attack. Ben Wallace had 20 rebounds and Ben Gordon 27 points to lead da Bulls over the SuperSonics 99-84. It was Chicago's ninth victory in its past 10 games, as speculation begins to mount over who would win between them and a mini Ditka.

Time To Watch AV 360. We take you now to Cleveland, where AP went a little nuts in the second graph of their game story describing the Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao: "Cleveland's frizzy-haired and frantic forward, who causes chaos over 94 feet, scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds and LeBron James scored 22, leading the Cavaliers to a 104-101 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night." We'd like to be referred to as "frizzy-haired and frantic" just once.

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