Iverson will not play Tuesday

Updated: March 3, 2009, 12:43 AM ET
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Detroit guard Allen Iverson will miss his third straight game with a back injury Tuesday night when the Pistons host the Denver Nuggets.

Iverson will see a specialist in Washington, D.C., to get a second opinion on his injury, which he fears may be more serious than first thought, sources told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.

Iverson, traded from the Nuggets in November for guard Chauncey Billups, left Wednesday's loss to the Hornets in the first quarter after aggravating the back strain ...

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