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NBA Roundup: Denver Will Hold Off On Printing Any Playoff Tickets

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

Nuggets Get TP'd By Spurs. Allen Iverson's career with the Nuggets so far is looking suspiciously like his career with the 76ers; lots of points, not a lot of wins. Tony Parker had 26 points to lead the Spurs 92-83 Wednesday, as Iverson had 33 points. Denver's J.R. Smith is back from probation, so it's safe to come out of your bunkers.


You've Been Served. Hurry Chris Webber! The Lakers need you now more than ever. Not that Webber could have stopped Dikembe Mutombo, who passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar into second place on the career blocks list with 3,191. "When I came into the league 16 years ago, I told myself that I just want to be remembered for one thing,'' Mutombo said. "Just to be one of the great defensive players to ever play this game.'' Oh. We thought he meant the "Who wants to sex Mutombo?" 'Cause he'll be remembered for that too. Kobe Bryant had 20 points for LA, which was held to a season low in points.

Shape Up, Rest Of The NBA. Fun stat of the morning: The Mavericks are 9-0 in Game 2 when they play on back-to-back nights. Why? The answers are shrouded in mystery. Of course this time it was the Trail Blazers, whom the Mavericks have beaten 12 straight times. Jason Terry had 20 points to lead Dallas to 99-74. The Mavericks have won 15 of their last past 16.


Do You Believe In Magic? Dwight Howard had 30 points and — get this — 25 rebounds as the Magic beat the Golden State (clank!) Warriors 91-76.

And here is True Hoop, and some others, wrestling with the Jason Kidd divorce story.

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