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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- INDIANA 16 28 27 25 96 ATLANTA 22 24 29 17 92 FINAL


INDIANA (96) AT ATLANTA (92)

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

D DAVIS F 28 3-8 0-0 6 6 12 0 1 0 2 6 MULLIN F 24 1-8 3-4 2 3 5 2 3 0 2 5 SMITS C 31 5-14 0-0 3 10 13 0 6 0 0 10 JACKSON G 23 4-11 0-0 0 1 1 6 1 1 0 9 MILLER G 36 9-17 10-11 2 2 4 1 1 0 2 31 A DAVIS 23 3-6 2-3 1 5 6 0 6 0 1 8 MCKEY 29 4-4 2-3 0 1 1 4 3 0 3 10 BEST 25 5-11 4-4 1 1 2 7 2 2 0 14 ROSE 18 0-2 3-4 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 HOIBERG 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CROSHERE DNP - COACH'S DECISION WEST DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-81 24-29 15 29 44 20 24 4 11 96 (.420) (.828) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 13(15 PTS)

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

HENDERSON F 44 10-20 4-6 5 4 9 0 4 0 0 24 CORBIN F 34 1-6 0-0 3 1 4 0 6 1 0 2 MUTOMBO C 46 10-18 5-12 6 12 18 1 4 0 1 25 SMITH G 34 8-19 2-5 4 1 5 7 6 2 3 19 BLAYLOCK G 45 7-22 2-2 7 2 9 7 3 1 3 16 BROWN 20 0-2 4-4 1 3 4 0 0 1 1 4 BARRY 12 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 1 1 0 ANDERSON 5 0-0 2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 CRAWFORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION DANIELS DNP - COACH'S DECISION LAETTNER DNP - FLU MILLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-88 19-33 26 24 50 17 26 6 10 92 (.409) (.576) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 10(14 PTS)

INDIANA 16 28 27 25 - 96 ATLANTA 22 24 29 17 - 92

BLOCKED SHOTS: INDIANA - D DAVIS, MILLER, MCKEY. ATLANTA - BLAYLOCK 3, HENDERSON 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: INDIANA 4-15 (.267), MULLIN 0-5, JACKSON 1-2, MILLER 3-6, BEST 0-2. ATLANTA 1-11 (.091), CORBIN 0-1, SMITH 1-4, BLAYLOCK 0-5, BARRY 0-1. TECHNICALS: INDIANA - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, ATLANTA - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, BILL SPOONER, KEVIN FEHR. A - 25,679. T - 2:16.


INDIANA (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Davis 28 3-8 0-0 6-12 0 1 6 Mullin 24 1-8 3-4 2-5 2 3 5 Smits 31 5-14 0-0 3-13 0 6 10 Jackson 23 4-11 0-0 0-1 6 1 9 Miller 36 9-17 10-11 2-4 1 1 31 A Davis 23 3-6 2-3 1-6 0 6 8 Mckey 29 4-4 2-3 0-1 4 3 10 Best 25 5-11 4-4 1-2 7 2 14 Rose 18 0-2 3-4 0-0 0 1 3 Hoiberg 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Croshere DNP - coach's decision West DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-81 24-29 15-44 20 24 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.420, FT-.828. 3-Point Goals: 4-15, .267 (Mullin 0-5, Jackson 1-2, Miller 3-6, Best 0-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (D Davis, Miller, Mckey). Turnovers: 13 (Mckey 3, D Davis 2, Miller 2, Mullin 2, A Davis, Rose). Steals: 4 (Best 2, Jackson, Rose).

ATLANTA (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 44 10-20 4-6 5-9 0 4 24 Corbin 34 1-6 0-0 3-4 0 6 2 Mutombo 46 10-18 5-12 6-18 1 4 25 Smith 34 8-19 2-5 4-5 7 6 19 Blaylock 45 7-22 2-2 7-9 7 3 16 Brown 20 0-2 4-4 1-4 0 0 4 Barry 12 0-1 0-0 0-1 2 3 0 Anderson 5 0-0 2-4 0-0 0 0 2 Crawford DNP - coach's decision Daniels DNP - coach's decision Laettner DNP - flu Miller DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-88 19-33 26-50 17 26 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.409, FT-.576. 3-Point Goals: 1-11, .091 (Corbin 0-1, Smith 1-4, Blaylock 0-5, Barry 0-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 5 (Blaylock 3, Henderson 2). Turnovers: 10 (Blaylock 3, Smith 3, Anderson, Barry, Brown, Mutombo). Steals: 6 (Smith 2, Barry, Blaylock, Brown, Corbin). ____________________________________________ Indiana 16 28 27 25 - 96 Atlanta 22 24 29 17 - 92 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Indiana 1 (Illegal Defense, 3:37 2nd). Atlanta 2 (Illegal Defense 2, 2:59 1st, 6:36 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 25,679. T: 2:16. Officials: Steve Javie, Bill Spooner, Kevin Fehr.


GAME RECAP

Reggie Miller scored 31 points and Travis Best added 14 and seven assists as the Indiana Pacers converted 12 free throws in the final 85 seconds for a 96-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

Derrick McKey, who had 10 points, made a hook shot to give the Pacers the lead for good, 84-82, with 2:02 remaining. McKey then hit a pair of free throws for an 86-82 advantage with 1:25 to go. Miller converted two free throws with one minute left to give Indiana an 88-82 cushion.

"We made some big plays, hit some free throws," said Indiana coach Larry Bird. "We really didn't play well in the first half. In the second half I thought we picked our tempo up and you know Reggie is Reggie. Reggie hits big shots and of course he hit his free throws at the end. Last night we really didn't play that well. Dallas really took us apart in the third quarter, but tonight we came back against a tough team and played well. Our team is paying well."

Mookie Blaylock made a 20-footer with 52 seconds left to pull the Hawks within 88-84. The Pacers had a 24-second violation on the following possession and Blaylock sank two free throws to cut the deficit to 88-86 with 28.7 seconds left.

Jalen Rose's two free throws put Indiana up 90-86 with 21 seconds to play, but Dikembe Mutombo's dunk pulled the Hawks within two points five seconds later. After Indiana inbounded the ball, Blaylock fouled Best and his free throws made it 92-88. Chucky Brown answered with another pair to make it 92-90 with 8.5 seconds remaining. Miller converted two more for a 94-90 advantage with 6.1 seconds left and Mutombo dunked with one second left. Rookie Drew Barry fouled Best, who drained two with half a second to go.

Rik Smits grabbed 13 rebounds before fouling out with 2:36 left for the Pacers, who moved into a tie with the idle Chicago Bulls for the lead in the Central Division. Dale Davis grabbed 12 boards for Indiana, which shot 83 percent (24-for-29) from the free-throw line.

"It was another close one tonight but I think we did a good job of making our free throws down the stretch," Smits said. "Really that's what won the game for us, down in the end there. Dikembe's a tough player to play inside against. It's tough to get going against him at times."

Mutombo recorded 25 points and 18 rebounds and Alan Henderson scored all of his 24 points in the first three quarters for Atlanta, which had won three previous home meetings with Indiana. The Hawks made just 4-of-23 shots (17 percent) from the floor in the fourth period and shot just 58 percent (19-for-33) from the free-throw line for the game.

"We missed a lot of free throws, I don't know what the total count was but at one time it was like 12-for-25 and it's being missed by guys that are pretty good free throw shooters and that's just fatigue," said Atlanta coach Lenny Wilkens. "And it's mental. We miss a lot of layups as well. So what we have to do is put a string together. Our effort was good, but when you're a little mentally tired you really have to concentrate at the line. We missed way too many free throws and when you're doing good things and you get fouled you have to be able to capitalize on the free-throw line."

Indiana took its first lead since the opening quarter when Antonio Davis made a free throw for a 78-77 edge with 6:13 to play. Miller hit a 23-footer, just inside the three-point line, to cap an 11-3 surge and give Indiana an 82-78 lead with 7:18 left. The Hawks did not make a field goal in the fourth Balylock's layup cut the deficit to 82-80 with three minutes remaining. Mutombo converted two free throws to tie it for the final time at 82 with 2:24 left.

"We wanted to get to Mookie as quickly as possible," Miller said. "He is the key to their fast-break offense. We did a good job of containing Mookie in the open court. Mutombo and Henderson did a great job down on the block. We tried to limit their touches and we tried to get out and run as much as possible."

Henderson had eight points as the Hawks closed the first quarter with a 12-5 surge to take a 22-16 advantage. Miller sank a 21-footer to cap a 7-2 burst and pull the Pacers within 35-34 with 3:58 left in the second quarter, but Mutombo answered with a dunk and the Hawks took a 46-44 lead into halftime.

Henderson had another eight points in Atlanta's 12-3 burst that made it 58-47 when Blaylock nailed a 12-footer with 8:38 left in the third.

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