Originally written on Sacbee  |  Last updated 11/18/14

The Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson (3) beats the New Orleans Hornets' Marcus Thornton on a scoring drive during the second half. The Sixers defeated the Hornets, 96-92, at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 11, 2010. (Ron Cortes/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) Photo via Newscom

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Marcus Thornton joked Wednesday afternoon that the padding he's wearing to protect his injured left thigh made the Louisiana native feel like New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. José Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com Forward Jason Thompson exults after scoring to give the Kings a 92-88 lead with 1:44 left Thursday against Portland. Kings guard Isaiah Thomas is screened by Portland's Kurt Thomas in the second quarter Thursday at Power Balance Pavilion. Isaiah Thomas finished with four points and three assists.
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