Allen Iverson is Nasty: drops 60

Allen Iverson is Nasty: drops 60

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A.I. broke his previous career record of 58 by dropping 60 on Saturday in a win against the Magic at the Wachovia Center.

His 60 points was the highest by any NBA player this year topping Jermaine O'Neal's 55 a month ago.  It is the third most among active players behind Tracy McGrady and Mr. Shaquile O'neal.

The Magic simply couldn't stop him.  They tried Philly native Jameer Nelson along with Steve Francis, but simply couldn't contain A.I.  He hit 24 of 27 free throws.

Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/13/2005 | Iverson explodes for 60 points.

"I have never witnessed a performance like this in person," O'Brien said. "This is the greatest performance I ever witnessed."

Even the Magic were mesmerized by Iverson. "I haven't seen a performance like that [ever]," said Magic rookie Dwight Howard, who had 11 points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots. "Sixty points, that's amazing."

Iverson outscored the rest of the Sixers, 60-52. "We're all players, but we're also fans of the game," said Kyle Korver, who scored 12 points. "We all appreciate someone who can go score 60 points."

Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

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Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.

Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.

Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.

Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.

Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.

Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

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Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.

Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,

Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.