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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ATLANTA 33 24 30 23 110 BOSTON 23 28 31 23 105 FINAL


ATLANTA (110) AT BOSTON (105)

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

CORBIN F 38 3-10 2-2 1 1 2 3 2 1 2 9 HENDERSON F 37 7-11 8-11 1 7 8 1 3 1 2 22 MUTOMBO C 36 7-9 2-4 3 7 10 1 2 0 5 16 SMITH G 39 7-15 9-10 5 1 6 4 4 2 4 26 BLAYLOCK G 46 7-12 3-4 0 5 5 7 4 5 4 19 RECASNER 17 1-5 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 LAETTNER 23 3-9 6-6 5 3 8 1 3 1 1 12 BROWN 4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 ANDERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION CRAWFORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION MILLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION BARRY DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 36-72 32-39 15 24 39 17 18 10 23 110 (.500) (.821) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 23(35 PTS)

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

WALKER F 35 10-18 2-2 0 6 6 0 5 0 4 24 MINOR F 11 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 DECLERCQ C 26 3-7 2-2 6 3 9 1 3 0 1 8 MERCER G 23 3-7 0-0 0 1 1 5 4 1 2 6 ANDERSON G 32 6-11 5-6 0 2 2 5 2 1 3 19 KNIGHT 21 1-5 0-0 3 2 5 1 1 1 2 2 MCCARTY 29 7-12 4-4 1 3 4 2 3 2 1 19 BARROS 17 3-5 2-2 0 1 1 7 3 1 3 9 BOWEN 37 5-12 4-4 0 1 1 2 3 5 0 16 ELLISON 9 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 EDNEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION D JONES DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-79 19-20 11 21 32 24 27 12 18 105 (.494) (.950) TEAM REBS: 3 TOTAL TO: 19(24 PTS)

ATLANTA 33 24 30 23 - 110 BOSTON 23 28 31 23 - 105

BLOCKED SHOTS: ATLANTA - MUTOMBO 3, CORBIN, BROWN. BOSTON - DECLERCQ 2, MERCER, BOWEN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ATLANTA 6-10 (.600), CORBIN 1-2, SMITH 3-5, BLAYLOCK 2-3. BOSTON 8-12 (.667), WALKER 2-2, ANDERSON 2-2, MCCARTY 1-2, BARROS 1-2, BOWEN 2-4. TECHNICALS: BOSTON - HEAD COACH PITINO, WALKER. OFFICIALS: BILL OAKES, BLANE REICHELT, TONY BROTHERS. A - 18,624. T - 2:04.


ATLANTA (110) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Corbin 38 3-10 2-2 1-2 3 2 9 Henderson 37 7-11 8-11 1-8 1 3 22 Mutombo 36 7-9 2-4 3-10 1 2 16 Smith 39 7-15 9-10 5-6 4 4 26 Blaylock 46 7-12 3-4 0-5 7 4 19 Recasner 17 1-5 2-2 0-0 0 0 4 Laettner 23 3-9 6-6 5-8 1 3 12 Brown 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Anderson DNP - coach's decision Crawford DNP - coach's decision Miller DNP - coach's decision Barry DNP - sprained right ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-72 32-39 15-39 17 18 110 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.500, FT-.821. 3-Point Goals: 6-10, .600 (Corbin 1-2, Smith 3-5, Blaylock 2-3). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 5 (Mutombo 3, Corbin, Brown). Turnovers: 23 (Mutombo 5, Blaylock 4, Smith 4, Recasner 3, Brown 2, Corbin 2, Henderson 2, Laettner). Steals: 10 (Blaylock 5, Smith 2, Corbin, Henderson, Laettner).

BOSTON (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Walker 35 10-18 2-2 0-6 0 5 24 Minor 11 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 3 0 Declercq 26 3-7 2-2 6-9 1 3 8 Mercer 23 3-7 0-0 0-1 5 4 6 Anderson 32 6-11 5-6 0-2 5 2 19 Knight 21 1-5 0-0 3-5 1 1 2 Mccarty 29 7-12 4-4 1-4 2 3 19 Barros 17 3-5 2-2 0-1 7 3 9 Bowen 37 5-12 4-4 0-1 2 3 16 Ellison 9 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 0 2 Edney DNP - coach's decision D Jones DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-79 19-20 11-32 24 27 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.950. 3-Point Goals: 8-12, .667 (Walker 2-2, Anderson 2-2, Mccarty 1-2, Barros 1-2, Bowen 2-4). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 4 (Declercq 2, Mercer, Bowen). Turnovers: 19 (Walker 4, Anderson 3, Barros 3, Knight 2, Mercer 2, Declercq, Ellison, Mccarty, Minor). Steals: 12 (Bowen 5, Mccarty 2, Anderson, Barros, Ellison, Knight, Mercer). ____________________________________________ Atlanta 33 24 30 23 - 110 Boston 23 28 31 23 - 105 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Boston 2 (Head Coach Pitino, 0:49 1st; Walker, 2:36 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,624. T: 2:04. Officials: Bill Oakes, Blane Reichelt, Tony Brothers.


GAME RECAP

Steve Smith scored 26 points and Atlanta's starters outscored their Boston Celtics counterparts by 37 points, lifting the Hawks to their fourth straight win, 110-105.

Alan Henderson added 22 points and eight rebounds, Mookie Blaylock had 19 points and seven assists and Dikembe Mutombo 16 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which improved to 21-2 when scoring more than 100 points.

The Hawks, whose starters outscored Boston's, 92-55, have won seven of their last eight games, topping the 100 mark in each of those victories.

Antoine Walker scored 24 points and Kenny Anderson and Walter McCarty had 19 apiece for the Celtics, who lost for only the second time in their last eight home games. Boston has dropped four of its last five meetings with Atlanta and 15 of 18 overall.

Atlanta also dominated the inside game, outscoring Boston in the paint 50-32 and outrebounding the Celtics, 39-32. The teams posted nearly identical shooting percentages, with Atlanta hitting 50 percent (36-for-72) and Boston 49 percent (39-for-79).

"We're going to press most teams that press us. They pressed us, but we also tried to make them turn the ball over," said Atlanta coach Lenny Wilkens, whose team turned the ball over 23 times to Boston's 19. "I think they actually had more turnovers in the first half than were accounted for.

"We stared out the season 11-0, then we lost Alan and Steve. Now it seems that we have our rhythm back."

The Hawks got off to a fast start, opening a 17-6 lead behind Smith's six points. Atlanta increased the margin to 15 at three different junctures, the last at 30-15 after a layup by Henderson with 1:34 left. Blaylock's 11 points helped the Hawks move out to a 33-23 lead at the end of the quarter.

Boston coach Rick Pitino was so disppointed with his starting unit in the first quarter, he sent Ron Mercer, Greg Minor, Walker and Anderson to the bench at the 6:56 mark.

The Celtics second unit, the "Green team," helped them climb back into the game. Led by six points each from McCarty and Andrew DeClercq, the unit helped Boston close within 34-32 one minute into the second quarter.

"That's the way it's gone for us lately," Pitino said. "I hate to stay with one unit. Maybe I should just try for the victory and see what happens. It takes a lot of energy to come back like that.

"Unfortunately, the first unit doesn't press like the second unit, so we don't have the same intensity. The second unit plays better offense, they move the basketball better and they screen better. They're just playing better basketball right now."

Boston's starters returned at the 10:32 mark of the second quarter and Mercer's jumper just over four minutes later capped a 32-11 burst that put the Celtics ahead, 47-41.

The Hawks responded with a 16-2 burst. Chucky Brown's jumper started the run at 5:24, cutting Boston's lead to 47-43. A three-pointer by Smith at 2:37 gave Atlanta the lead for good, and Henderson's free throw with 56 seconds left capped it, pushing the Hawks ahead, 57-49.

Atlanta extended its lead by opening the second half with a 14-2 spurt as Henderson scored six points and Blaylock five. Henderson's layup with just under nine minutes remaining gave the Hawks a 71-53 advantage.

Boston fought back within 87-82 after Anderson hit a jumper with 2.6 seconds left in the third quarter, but the Celtics could pull no closer than five points the rest of the way.

"The style they play is very aggressive," Smith said. "You are either going to lose by 20 or win big. You can't be confident with Boston, no matter what your lead is. When they press, they can come back from any point differential. I didn't feel the game was over tonight until the buzzer sounded. When it finally went off, it felt good to have a win."

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