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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA CLIPPERS 17 14 20 27 78 PHILADELPHIA 21 27 24 21 93 FINAL


Box Score

LA CLIPPERS (78) AT PHILADELPHIA (93)

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

MURRAY F 37 4-15 5-6 2 9 11 2 4 1 1 13 WRIGHT F 26 3-7 0-0 3 3 6 0 4 1 2 6 AUSTIN C 29 2-12 2-5 3 6 9 2 3 1 2 6 ROBINSON G 31 5-12 0-0 1 1 2 4 1 1 5 13 MARTIN G 24 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 4 1 1 2 4 VRANKOVIC 24 3-5 3-8 7 8 15 0 1 0 2 9 RICHARDSON 24 4-10 3-6 1 4 5 5 2 2 2 12 SMITH 17 5-10 3-5 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 13 CLOSS 22 0-6 0-0 2 5 7 0 2 0 1 0 COLLINS 6 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 ROGERS DNP - STRAINED LEFT KNEE TAYLOR DNP - STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING

TOTALS 240 28-83 18-32 20 37 57 17 20 8 18 78 (.337) (.563) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 19(27 PTS)

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

THOMAS F 23 3-6 1-2 3 3 6 0 4 2 0 7 COLEMAN F 37 7-22 7-7 1 11 12 4 1 0 2 21 RATLIFF C 35 6-15 1-1 3 6 9 1 3 0 1 13 MCKIE G 22 3-7 1-1 0 2 2 3 1 1 2 7 IVERSON G 41 10-20 1-2 4 5 9 7 4 3 2 21 S WILLIAMS 18 2-3 0-0 2 5 7 0 4 0 0 4 SNOW 23 2-5 2-2 0 1 1 5 4 1 0 6 DAVIS 4 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 SMITH 24 2-7 2-2 3 2 5 2 4 2 1 6 PARKER 11 1-3 3-3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 5 STEWART 2 1-3 1-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 BENJAMIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-93 19-22 16 38 54 22 27 11 8 93 (.398) (.864) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 8(9 PTS)

LA CLIPPERS 17 14 20 27 - 78 PHILADELPHIA 21 27 24 21 - 93

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA CLIPPERS - VRANKOVIC 5, CLOSS 4, SMITH. PHILADELPHIA - RATLIFF 4. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA CLIPPERS 4-11 (.364), MURRAY 0-3, ROBINSON 3-3, RICHARDSON 1-2, SMITH 0-3. PHILADELPHIA 0-5 (.000), COLEMAN 0-2, IVERSON 0-2, PARKER 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, MIKE CALLAHAN, TIM DONAGHY. A - 14,240. T - 1:55.


Agate Box Score

LA CLIPPERS (78) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Murray 37 4-15 5-6 2-11 2 4 13 Wright 26 3-7 0-0 3-6 0 4 6 Austin 29 2-12 2-5 3-9 2 3 6 Robinson 31 5-12 0-0 1-2 4 1 13 Martin 24 1-2 2-2 0-1 4 1 4 Vrankovic 24 3-5 3-8 7-15 0 1 9 Richardson 24 4-10 3-6 1-5 5 2 12 Smith 17 5-10 3-5 1-1 0 1 13 Closs 22 0-6 0-0 2-7 0 2 0 Collins 6 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 Rogers DNP - strained left knee Taylor DNP - strained left hamstring _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-83 18-32 20-57 17 20 78 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.337, FT-.563. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Murray 0-3, Robinson 3-3, Richardson 1-2, Smith 0-3). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 10 (Vrankovic 5, Closs 4, Smith). Turnovers: 19 (Robinson 5, Austin 2, Martin 2, Richardson 2, Vrankovic 2, Wright 2, Closs, Murray, Smith). Steals: 8 (Richardson 2, Austin, Martin, Murray, Robinson, Smith, Wright).

PHILADELPHIA (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Thomas 23 3-6 1-2 3-6 0 4 7 Coleman 37 7-22 7-7 1-12 4 1 21 Ratliff 35 6-15 1-1 3-9 1 3 13 Mckie 22 3-7 1-1 0-2 3 1 7 Iverson 41 10-20 1-2 4-9 7 4 21 S Williams 18 2-3 0-0 2-7 0 4 4 Snow 23 2-5 2-2 0-1 5 4 6 Davis 4 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Smith 24 2-7 2-2 3-5 2 4 6 Parker 11 1-3 3-3 0-1 0 1 5 Stewart 2 1-3 1-2 0-1 0 1 3 Benjamin DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-93 19-22 16-54 22 27 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.398, FT-.864. 3-Point Goals: 0-5, .000 (Coleman 0-2, Iverson 0-2, Parker 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 4 (Ratliff 4). Turnovers: 8 (Coleman 2, Iverson 2, Mckie 2, Ratliff, Smith). Steals: 11 (Iverson 3, Smith 2, Thomas 2, Davis, Mckie, Parker, Snow). ____________________________________________ La Clippers 17 14 20 27 - 78 Philadelphia 21 27 24 21 - 93 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,240. T: 1:55. Officials: Bernie Fryer, Mike Callahan, Tim Donaghy.


Game Recap

Allen Iverson and Derrick Coleman scored 21 points apiece as the Philadelphia 76ers raced to a 17-point first-half lead and dealt the Los Angeles Clippers their eighth loss in nine games, 93-78.

Iverson had a season-high nine rebounds and seven assists and Coleman pulled down 12 boards for the 76ers (28-46), who gained a split of the season series and improved to 15-12 against the Western Conference.

"We've been playing more as a team since the All-Star break and did a good job playing together tonight," Iverson said. "When we play together, positive things happen. Our goal is to break the 30-win barrier. We have a number of games left that if we play well, we feel we have a chance to do that."

Philadelphia held Los Angeles to 27 percent shooting (11-of-42) in the first half and opened a 48-31 lead. In the second half, the Sixers led by at least 15 points and by as many as 23 in their second straight win.

Lamond Murray, James Robinson and rookie Charles Smith each scored 13 points for the Clippers (16-58), who have lost three in a row and need to win seven of their remaining eight contests to avert the ninth 60-loss season in franchise history.

"We shot ourselves in the foot tonight and that's what bothered me the most," Clippers coach Bill Fitch said. "We didn't help ourselves with our shooting. We seemed to be missing parts of the puzzle and it really hurt us tonight. We need to be fearless and errorless and we were neither."

Los Angeles scored the first four points before Philadelphia went on a 17-5 burst to take the lead for good. Aaron McKie scored five points and Theo Ratliff and Tim Thomas added four apiece, with a dunk by Thomas extending the lead to 17-9 with 4:29 to go in the first quarter.

Eight points from Robinson allowed the Clippers to close to 21-17 after 12 minutes, but the Sixers took control with their defense in the second quarter, holding Los Angeles to just 24 percent (5-of-21) shooting.

"We didn't take the Clippers for granted," Iverson said. "When you do that, they kind of catch you sleeping and take the game from us. We didn't want that to happen to us."

Iverson scored six points in a 10-0 burst that widened the lead to 31-17 just over three minutes into the period. A dunk by Smith with 5:49 remaining cut the deficit to 35-24, but Coleman scored four points in a 12-0 run, capped by a three-point play by rookie Anthony Parker that made it 47-24 with 2:13 left.

Two free throws by Murray pulled the Clippers within 64-49 with 3:45 left in the third quarter, but Los Angeles got no closer. Philadelphia matched its largest lead at 78-55 on a dunk by McKie with 8:01 left in the final period.

"The main thing for us was to stay aggressive," Coleman said. "Even when we were up, we continued to put pressure on them, trying to cause turnovers and make them work on the defensive end."

Ratliff had 13 points and nine rebounds and McKie and Thomas added seven points apiece for the Sixers, who shot less than 40 percent (37-of-93) but forced 19 turnovers while committing just eight.

Pooh Richardson scored 12 points and Stojko Vrankovic grabbed 15 rebounds for the Clippers, who shot 34 percent (28-of-83) and held a 57-54 edge on the glass.

"They came out with enthusiasm and they played well tonight," said Clippers center Isaac Austin, who was limited to six points on 2-of-12 shooting. "They passed the ball around and they were unselfish. They made the plays you have to to win in this league."

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