databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ATLANTA 20 16 14 26 76 CLEVELAND 20 14 17 14 65 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ATL - MOOKIE BLAYLOCK 19, GRANT LONG 19, STEVE SMITH 18 CLE - ANDREW DECLERCQ 10, DEREK ANDERSON 9, MITCHELL BUTLER 9

HIGH REBOUND: ATL - STEVE SMITH 14, MOOKIE BLAYLOCK 11 CLE - ANDREW DECLERCQ 6, THREE PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: ATL - MOOKIE BLAYLOCK 10, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2 CLE - DEREK ANDERSON 6, MITCHELL BUTLER 4

ATT: 12,690


Extended Box

ATLANTA (76) AT CLEVELAND (65)

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

CRAWFORD F 28 1-7 2-2 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 4 HENDERSON F 21 3-5 3-6 1 4 5 1 1 1 3 9 MUTOMBO C 31 1-3 3-4 4 4 8 2 4 0 0 5 BLAYLOCK G 44 7-16 2-2 1 10 11 10 0 3 1 19 SMITH G 44 7-16 4-4 4 10 14 0 3 2 7 18 JOHNSON 22 0-7 0-0 1 0 1 2 2 3 1 0 LONG 35 6-10 7-8 2 4 6 0 3 0 2 19 MCLEOD 7 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 WEST 8 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 CORBIN DNP - FRACTURE LEFT EYE SOCKET GRAY DNP - COACH'S DECISION SHEPPARD DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 26-67 21-26 14 35 49 17 17 9 16 76 (.388) (.808) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 16(14 PTS)

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

FERRY F 22 3-8 0-0 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 7 HENDERSON F 30 3-9 0-0 2 3 5 3 2 1 3 6 DECLERCQ C 25 4-12 2-4 4 2 6 1 4 4 0 10 ANDERSON G 31 2-9 5-5 1 3 4 6 3 1 2 9 PERSON G 35 4-11 0-0 0 5 5 3 2 1 1 8 BOYKINS 18 1-7 1-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 3 BUTLER 20 4-8 0-0 1 2 3 4 1 0 0 9 NEWMAN 22 2-5 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 5 STACK 24 2-5 4-4 3 2 5 0 4 1 2 8 SURA 13 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 BLOUNT DNP - MEDIAL MENISCUS KEMP DNP - SPRAINED LEFT FOOT

TOTALS 240 25-76 12-15 12 24 36 21 23 9 12 65 (.329) (.800) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 12(11 PTS)

ATLANTA 20 16 14 26 - 76 CLEVELAND 20 14 17 14 - 65

BLOCKED SHOTS: ATLANTA - MUTOMBO 4. CLEVELAND - PERSON 2, DECLERCQ 2, ANDERSON, STACK. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ATLANTA 3-10 (.300), CRAWFORD 0-2, BLAYLOCK 3-8. CLEVELAND 3-12 (.250), FERRY 1-2, ANDERSON 0-3, BOYKINS 0-2, BUTLER 1-2, NEWMAN 1-3. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, GARY BENSON, LEROY RICHARDSON. A - 12,690. T - 2:04.


Box Score

ATLANTA (76) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Crawford 28 1-7 2-2 0-1 2 3 4 Henderson 21 3-5 3-6 1-5 1 1 9 Mutombo 31 1-3 3-4 4-8 2 4 5 Blaylock 44 7-16 2-2 1-11 10 0 19 Smith 44 7-16 4-4 4-14 0 3 18 Johnson 22 0-7 0-0 1-1 2 2 0 Long 35 6-10 7-8 2-6 0 3 19 Mcleod 7 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 West 8 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 Corbin DNP - fracture left eye socket Gray DNP - coach's decision Sheppard DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-67 21-26 14-49 17 17 76 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.388, FT-.808. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (Crawford 0-2, Blaylock 3-8). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 4 (Mutombo 4). Turnovers: 16 (Smith 7, Henderson 3, Long 2, Blaylock, Crawford, Johnson, Mcleod). Steals: 9 (Blaylock 3, Johnson 3, Smith 2, Henderson).

CLEVELAND (65) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Ferry 22 3-8 0-0 1-2 1 4 7 Henderson 30 3-9 0-0 2-5 3 2 6 Declercq 25 4-12 2-4 4-6 1 4 10 Anderson 31 2-9 5-5 1-4 6 3 9 Person 35 4-11 0-0 0-5 3 2 8 Boykins 18 1-7 1-2 0-1 0 1 3 Butler 20 4-8 0-0 1-3 4 1 9 Newman 22 2-5 0-0 0-3 1 1 5 Stack 24 2-5 4-4 3-5 0 4 8 Sura 13 0-2 0-0 0-2 2 1 0 Blount DNP - medial meniscus Kemp DNP - sprained left foot _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 25-76 12-15 12-36 21 23 65 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.329, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Ferry 1-2, Anderson 0-3, Boykins 0-2, Butler 1-2, Newman 1-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 6 (Person 2, Declercq 2, Anderson, Stack). Turnovers: 12 (Henderson 3, Anderson 2, Stack 2, Sura 2, Boykins, Newman, Person). Steals: 9 (Declercq 4, Anderson, Henderson, Person, Stack, Sura). ____________________________________________ Atlanta 20 16 14 26 - 76 Cleveland 20 14 17 14 - 65 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 12,690. T: 2:04. Officials: Joe Crawford, Gary Benson, Leroy Richardson.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Grant Long scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half after Alan Henderson left with an injury as the Atlanta Hawks kept their Central Division title hopes alive with a 76-65 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With 8:23 remaining in the third quarter, Long replaced Henderson, who did not return after getting poked in the eye by Cleveland's Cedric Henderson. Alan Henderson scored only nine points in just 21 minutes.

"Grant Long has been outstanding for us this year," Atlanta coach Lenny Wilkens said. "Tonight, he stepped up big again. Alan gets hurt and Grant has been doing that all year. If he's not out there with Mookie (Blaylock) and Steve (Smith), we're in trouble."

Blaylock had a triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Atlanta, which remained 1 1/2 games behind first-place Indiana in the Central Division with two games remaining. Indiana beat the New York Knicks today to clinch at least a tie for the division crown.

The Hawks clinched fourth place in the Eastern Conference and the home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs when Philadelphia lost to Detroit tonight.

Atlanta would win a tiebreaker with the Pacers, capturing the season series, 3-1. Indiana hosts New York in its regular-season finale on Tuesday, while the Hawks play at Miami that night before entertaining Washington on Wednesday.

Smith contributed 18 points and 14 rebounds for Atlanta, which turned in its best defensive effort of the season, allowing only 31 points in the second half. The Hawks defeated Chicago, 83-67, on February 16.

"It was luck," Smith said of his rebounding success. "I was blocking out a little bit. Sometimes on a night when your shots are going in, rebounds come to you."

But Wilkens was not satisfied with his club's effort, feeling the Hawks suffered a letdown following Friday's 92-90 overtime loss to Indiana.

"It was one of those kind of nights," he said. "I don't know where half of their heads were tonight. Maybe some emotion was taken from the loss to Indiana, but we weren't there as a team, believe me."

Andrew DeClercq hit a foul shot with three-tenths of a second remaining in the third quarter to give the Cavaliers a 51-50 lead.

But Atlanta opened the final period with an 8-0 run, building a 58-51 lead on Long's layup with eight minutes remaining. He scored 13 points in the final period.

Cleveland closed to 62-60 on Danny Ferry's 3-pointer with 3:59 left before the Hawks ripped off six straight points, taking a 68-60 lead on Blaylock's basket with 2:36 to play. The final score represented Atlanta's biggest cushion.

"I think we got another good effort from the guys tonight," Cleveland coach Mike Fratello said. "They went out and battled all the way. It was those small things that caught us, a couple loose balls that we dropped and they laid it back in. We needed all those things to happen the right way for us, if we were going to have a chance."

DeClercq led Cleveland with just 10 points as the Cavs matched a season low and lost for the eighth time in nine games. They suffered a 90-65 loss to the Miami Heat on Monday.

"Last year, we were spoiled when we made the playoffs," Cedric Henderson said. "We wanted to do well this year and repeat what we did last year and go further. Injuries happened, but we went out there and did out best. It was a tough season."

Derek Anderson and Mitchell Butler had nine points apiece for the Cavaliers, who shot just 33 pecent (25-of-76) from the field. Cleveland scored 17 points in the third quarter and just 14 in the final period.

Atlanta shot just 39 percent (26-of-67), but outrebounded the Cavaliers, 49-36, and made 21-of-26 foul shots. Cleveland was just 12-of-15 from the line.

"It was was like pulling teeth tonight, but it's a win and we wanted to get a win," Wilkens said. "You can't allow a team to pull you into their game and that's what the Cavs did."

The Cavaliers opened an 18-12 lead on Wesley Person's jumper with 3:18 remaining in the first period before Atlanta grabbed a 36-34 halftime lead on Smith's two foul shots with 1:22 left.

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com