Originally created 12/19/06

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HEAT: Cross Miami off the list of potential landing spots for Allen Iverson.

Heat coach Pat Riley said that the defending NBA champions have pulled out of the running for the disgruntled Philadelphia 76ers superstar, who is out of action and on the sidelines while awaiting to be traded.

"This isn't going to move forward. We have discussed every scenario. It never became formal offers," Riley said before the Heat played the New Orleans Hornets. "It's time for us to move on."

BOBCATS: Forward Sean May will miss seven to 10 days with a sprained right ankle.

May has swelling in the ankle and is in a walking boot, a team spokesman said. He was injured in the second quarter of Saturday's loss to Boston when he came down on the back of teammate Emeka Okafor's foot in a battle for a defensive rebound.

MAVERICKS: Dallas assigned first-round draft pick Maurice Ager to their developmental league team.


NEXT GAME: vs. Utah Jazz, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

TV: SportSouth

RECORD: 9-14


The Hawks play host to the Jazz on Wednesday in the first of two meetings this season, and for the only time in Philips Arena.

Atlanta will try to turn it around against the Jazz, who have won their past seven games against the Hawks and three in a row at Philips Arena. ... Beside Joe Johnson, there are five more Hawks who average double-digit scoring. They are Tyronn Lue (14.7), Zaza Pachulia (13.8), Josh Childress (13.3), Josh Smith (12.6) and Marvin Williams (10.6).


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