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Broken hand fells Iverson

League scoring leader Allen Iverson could miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs after breaking his left hand Friday against Boston.

Iverson is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with the injury to his nonshooting hand.

Iverson was hurt in the first quarter when he was hit by Walter McCarty. The broken bone is below Iverson's left index finger.

BUCKS: Glenn Robinson missed Friday's game with a bruised tailbone. He was hurt Tuesday, falling while attempting to block a shot. Also, forward Jason Caffey was put on the injured list (right ankle).

HORNETS: The team must sell 1,168 more club seats before the league's relocation committee will recommend approval of a move to New Orleans. The team also must finalize the sale of its suites and radio and television deals.

MAGIC: Guard Dee Brown signed a second 10-day contract.

NETS: Center Todd MacCulloch was activated, and guard Lucious Harris was put on the injured list. Harris had surgery Wednesday on a broken bone in his face.

RAPTORS: Vince Carter is scheduled for surgery on his left knee next week and will be sidelined for the rest of the regular season. Carter strained a quadriceps tendon near the top of his knee Feb. 7.

Meanwhile, the Raptors lost Chris Childs during Friday's game with a pelvic contusion. He was hurt while going for a loose ball.

SONICS: Forward Vladimir Radmanovic was put on the injured list because of a sprained big toe on his right foot.

McGrady hurt in loss

ORLANDO _ Charlotte took advantage of an injury to Orlando's Tracy McGrady to win its fifth consecutive game 106-92.

McGrady suffered severe back spasms in the second quarter after being sandwiched by Charlotte's Robert Traylor and George Lynch on a drive.

He didn't move for several minutes and was taken off on a stretcher. An MRI exam and X-rays taken at Florida Hospital were negative, although coach Doc Rivers said he expects McGrady to miss at least two games.

The Hornets put the game away with 15 unanswered points in a 3:32 span, taking a 73-62 lead with 2:32 left in the third quarter.

PACERS 104, HEAT 94: Jermaine O'Neal scored 21 and Ron Mercer 17 for visiting Indiana. Reggie Miller's 3-pointer made it 96-87 with 52 seconds left.

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