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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ATLANTA 13 22 22 21 78 PHOENIX 21 22 24 27 94 FINAL


ATLANTA (78) AT PHOENIX (94)

ATLANTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

CORBIN F 27 4-9 0-0 2 2 4 1 2 0 5 8 LAETTNER F 39 6-14 3-5 3 9 12 4 1 2 4 15 MUTOMBO C 29 2-8 4-4 1 6 7 0 4 0 1 8 BLAYLOCK G 35 3-14 2-2 0 2 2 5 4 4 2 9 SMITH G 36 5-15 6-7 3 2 5 2 2 3 3 16 BROWN 20 3-9 0-0 1 4 5 0 3 2 2 6 RECASNER 25 4-7 2-2 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 10 ANDERSON 24 2-3 2-3 3 4 7 0 3 1 0 6 CRAWFORD 3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 LIVINGSTON 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GRAY DNP - COACH'S DECISION HENDERSON DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 29-82 19-23 14 29 43 15 20 13 18 78 (.354) (.826) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 18(22 PTS)

PHOENIX REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

MCCLOUD F 30 3-10 2-3 0 8 8 7 3 2 3 8 MCDYESS F 33 7-13 0-1 4 6 10 1 4 1 3 14 WILLIAMS C 23 0-1 0-0 1 6 7 1 1 4 1 0 KIDD G 37 2-12 0-0 1 5 6 11 1 1 4 4 CEBALLOS G 23 7-10 2-5 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 17 NASH 24 7-9 0-1 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 18 ROBINSON 26 6-12 1-1 3 2 5 2 5 1 1 13 MANNING 28 5-10 5-6 2 6 8 3 2 1 1 15 BRYANT 12 0-2 2-4 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 MILIC 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 THOMPSON 2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 CHAPMAN DNP - STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING

TOTALS 240 38-80 12-21 12 34 46 32 21 10 16 94 (.475) (.571) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 17(15 PTS)

ATLANTA 13 22 22 21 - 78 PHOENIX 21 22 24 27 - 94

BLOCKED SHOTS: ATLANTA - MUTOMBO 2, SMITH. PHOENIX - MCDYESS 4, MCCLOUD, WILLIAMS, ROBINSON, MANNING. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ATLANTA 1-8 (.125), BLAYLOCK 1-5, SMITH 0-2, RECASNER 0-1. PHOENIX 6-13 (.462), MCCLOUD 0-3, KIDD 0-3, CEBALLOS 1-2, NASH 4-4, THOMPSON 1-1. TECHNICALS: ATLANTA - MUTOMBO. OFFICIALS: BILL SPOONER, GARY BENSON, RONNIE NUNN. A - 19,023. T - 2:02.


ATLANTA (78) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Corbin 27 4-9 0-0 2-4 1 2 8 Laettner 39 6-14 3-5 3-12 4 1 15 Mutombo 29 2-8 4-4 1-7 0 4 8 Blaylock 35 3-14 2-2 0-2 5 4 9 Smith 36 5-15 6-7 3-5 2 2 16 Brown 20 3-9 0-0 1-5 0 3 6 Recasner 25 4-7 2-2 1-1 3 1 10 Anderson 24 2-3 2-3 3-7 0 3 6 Crawford 3 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Livingston 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Gray DNP - coach's decision Henderson DNP - sprained right ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-82 19-23 14-43 15 20 78 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.354, FT-.826. 3-Point Goals: 1-8, .125 (Blaylock 1-5, Smith 0-2, Recasner 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (Mutombo 2, Smith). Turnovers: 18 (Corbin 5, Laettner 4, Smith 3, Blaylock 2, Brown 2, Mutombo, Recasner). Steals: 13 (Blaylock 4, Smith 3, Brown 2, Laettner 2, Anderson, Crawford).

PHOENIX (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mccloud 30 3-10 2-3 0-8 7 3 8 Mcdyess 33 7-13 0-1 4-10 1 4 14 Williams 23 0-1 0-0 1-7 1 1 0 Kidd 37 2-12 0-0 1-6 11 1 4 Ceballos 23 7-10 2-5 0-0 1 2 17 Nash 24 7-9 0-1 0-0 4 1 18 Robinson 26 6-12 1-1 3-5 2 5 13 Manning 28 5-10 5-6 2-8 3 2 15 Bryant 12 0-2 2-4 1-2 1 2 2 Milic 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Thompson 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 Chapman DNP - strained left hamstring _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-80 12-21 12-46 32 21 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.475, FT-.571. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Mccloud 0-3, Kidd 0-3, Ceballos 1-2, Nash 4-4, Thompson 1-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 8 (Mcdyess 4, Mccloud, Williams, Robinson, Manning). Turnovers: 17 (Kidd 4, Mccloud 3, Mcdyess 3, Bryant, Manning, Milic, Nash, Robinson, Williams). Steals: 10 (Williams 4, Mccloud 2, Kidd, Manning, Mcdyess, Robinson). ____________________________________________ Atlanta 13 22 22 21 - 78 Phoenix 21 22 24 27 - 94 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Atlanta 1 (Mutombo, 1:16 3rd). Flagrant fouls: Atlanta 1 (Anderson, 1:38 4th). A: 19,023. T: 2:02. Officials: Bill Spooner, Gary Benson, Ronnie Nunn.


GAME RECAP

Steve Nash scored 18 points and Cedric Ceballos added 17 in a rare starting role as the Phoenix Suns pulled away early in the fourth quarter and defeated the Atlanta Hawks, 94-78.

Nash and Cliff Robinson each scored seven points in an 18-10 run to open the final period. Phoenix took its biggest lead, 85-67, on a jumper by Nash with 5:37 left.

Atlanta sliced a 14-point deficit to five in the third quarter as Dikembe Mutombo's dunk capped an 8-2 run with 2:41 left. The Suns scored six of the final seven points to close the period, drawing away to a 67-57 lead.

"They really couldn't get it going for themselves in the first half, and we kept pushing and getting them in a bad position," said Ceballos. "That's what kicked it in for us in the second half."

Ceballos, who played in just 10 of the Suns' first 16 games, started at guard for the injured Rex Chapman, who sat out with an injured left hamstring. Ceballos, making just his second start of the season, scored nine points in the second quarter and shot 7-of-10 from the field.

Danny Manning scored 15 points, including nine in the second quarter, Antonio McDyess added 14 and 10 rebounds and Jason Kidd dished out 11 assists for Phoenix, which shot 47.5 percent (38-of-80) from the field and saw its reserves outscore their Atlanta counterparts 51-22.

"It was the kind of effort we need to beat good teams," said Nash. "So tonight was paramount for us that we leave this homestand with a good record and to win the getaway game. We have so much depth we are unpredictable."

Nash helped erase an eight-point deficit in the first quarter with three three-pointers, leading the Suns on an 11-0 run that resulted in a 21-13 lead. The 34 combined points was the second-lowest total in America West Arena history. Phoenix and the Utah Jazz combined for 31 points in one quarter on December 12th, 1994. Phoenix concluded its homestand at 3-1.

"That was our best defensive performance of the year," said Phoenix coach Danny Ainge. "We executed the game plan. I think Steve (Smith) and Mookie (Blaylock) are a very underrated guard tandem, but defensively we did a good job against them tonight."

Smith had 16 points and Christian Laettner added 15 and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who shot 35.4 percent (29-of-82) from the field and were held to 35 points in the first half, the second-lowest total by a Phoenix opponent this season.

"Tonight we just didn't play well," said Atlanta coach Lenny Wilkens. "I'm not ready to push the panic button yet. It's the second game in a row we shot poorly. We just have to have better focus at the beginning of the game."

Smith, Laettner, Mutumbo and Blaylock combined to go 16-of-53 (30 percent) from the field for Atlanta, which is 4-5 since opening the season 11-0.

"I'm trying to look for that killer instinct to lead me and get me back to the top of my game," said Mutumbo. "We're going to be O.K. as soon as we get out of this slump. I think we are all searching for that, but we'll be all right soon."

Before the game, the Suns placed guard Kevin Johnson on the injured list due to tendinitis in his right knee and signed guard Brooks Thompson.

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