Iverson formally retires with Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Allen Iverson, who last played in the NBA in 2010, formally announced his retirement, and like his career, it was done with flair.
Speaking at an afternoon news conference at the Wells Fargo Center, Iverson was emotional, talking about his career and those close to him.
Iverson was candid in his comments and unwavering in his belief in himself and what he stood for. When asked if there was anything he would change during a stormy career, he said, “No, not one thing.”
Then he expanded.
“It’s easy to say I wish I would have done things this way, but I can’t go back and rewind it back and do it all over. I am happy with the way I done it because it taught me a lot.”
Former Husky Spencer Hawes scored 24 points and hit the winning basket late in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past Miami 114-110.
Hawes made a three-pointer, then a driving layup for a 109-108 lead with 2:01 left.
LeBron James blew two straight chances to put Miami up, losing the ball on a drive down the middle, then missed a 6-footer on the next possession.
• Dwight Howard had 17 points and a career-high-tying 26 rebounds in his Houston debut, James Harden scored 21 and the Rockets cruised past visiting Charlotte 96-83.
• Goran Dragic scored 26 points, leading Phoenix to a 104-91 victory over visiting Portland and giving Jeff Hornacek a win in his coaching debut. Damian Lillard scored 32 for the Trail Blazers. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28.
• Former Washington State standout Klay Thompson scored a career-high 38 points, going 15 of 19 including 5 of 7 three-pointers, and host Golden State whipped the Los Angeles Lakers 125-94.
• DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 14 rebounds to give Sacramento a 90-88 win over Denver. Former Husky Isaiah Thomas had 16 points off the bench to cap a celebratory night in Sacramento as the Kings opened a new era just months after nearly moving to Seattle.
• Kevin Durant scored 22 of his 42 points from the line, including a pair with 6.4 seconds remaining, to lift Oklahoma City to a 101-98 win at Utah.