NBA: Ex-Cat Iguodala steals win for Nuggets against Pacers

2013-01-29T00:00:00Z NBA: Ex-Cat Iguodala steals win for Nuggets against PacersThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 29, 2013 12:00 am  • 

DENVER - Andre Iguodala made a free throw with 0.4 seconds remaining after forcing a turnover to deny a last-second shot by Indiana, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Pacers 102-101 Monday night.

The former Arizona Wildcat finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and had the defensive play of the game when he stole the ball from Paul George as the Pacers' guard maneuvered for a last-second shot.

Iguodala signaled for time out with 0.5 seconds left. On the inbounds, Andre Miller lobbed a pass toward the basket that Iguodala and George both went after with George making contact and getting called for the foul.

Iguodala, who had missed four straight free throws earlier in the final quarter, cooly sank the tiebreaker and missed the second on purpose.

• Grizzlies 103, 76ers 100: In Philadelphia, Marc Gasol scored a season-high 27 points and ex-UA Wildcat Jerryd Bayless had a season-high 21 points to help Memphis win without point guard Mike Conley (ankle).

• Rockets 125, Jazz 80: In Salt Lake City, James Harden scored 25 points as Houston handed Utah its worst home loss (45 points) in franchise history. The Jazz had won six straight at home but was outscored 26-2 on the break and shot just 39.5 percent. Utah had lost by 33 points to Milwaukee on Nov. 18, 1980.

• Kings 96, Wizards 94: In Washington, Isaiah Thomas had 22 points, including a floater with a second to play, capping a seesaw finish as Sacramento broke a four-game losing streak. The Wizards tied the game on Martell Webster's jumper with 7.9 seconds left.

• Bulls 93, Bobcats 85: In Chicago, Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Robinson added 15 as the Bulls defeated Charlotte. Luol Deng returned to the Bulls' lineup after missing five games with a hamstring injury, and had 12 points in 31 minutes.

• Nets 97, Magic 77: In New York, Deron Williams had 20 points and nine assists, and Brooklyn beat Orlando for its eighth straight home victory.

• Warriors 114, Raptors 102: In Toronto, David Lee had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 17 points before leaving with a injury, and Golden State beat the Raptors.

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• The Boston Celtics return to practice without All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. He's out for the season with a right knee injury that requires surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Coach Doc Rivers must decide who will bring the ball up court from a group that includes Courtney Lee, former UA Wildcat Jason Terry and Leandro Barbosa.

• Rick Adelman is back on the court and coaching basketball after three weeks away to help his wife through a health scare. Minnesota lost nine of 11 games without him.

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