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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- ATLANTA 25 26 19 21 6 97 VANCOUVER 29 22 22 18 11 102 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: ATL - BIMBO COLES 20, CHRIS CRAWFORD 18, ALAN HENDERSON 16 VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 22, OTHELLA HARRINGTON 21, MICHAEL DICKERSON 19

HIGH REBOUND: ATL - ALAN HENDERSON 8, JIMMY JACKSON 8 VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 12, OTHELLA HARRINGTON 12

HIGH ASSISTS: ATL - BIMBO COLES 8, CHRIS CRAWFORD 4 VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 9, MIKE BIBBY 6

ATT: 11,453


Extended Box

ATLANTA (97) AT VANCOUVER (102) - FINAL IN OT

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

HENDERSON F 45 7-16 2-4 3 5 8 1 2 0 2 16 JACKSON F 42 5-16 2-2 3 5 8 3 0 2 5 12 MUTOMBO C 32 2-4 3-4 1 5 6 0 4 1 2 7 COLES G 44 10-18 0-0 1 5 6 8 2 3 0 20 CRAWFORD G 40 7-17 3-3 2 0 2 4 3 2 0 18 WRIGHT 24 4-6 2-2 0 7 7 0 5 0 1 10 MCLEOD 11 2-4 2-3 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 6 BOWDLER 4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 RIDER 14 2-7 1-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 TERRY 9 0-4 3-4 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 GLOVER DNP - COACH'S DECISION JOHNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 39-92 18-24 10 31 41 17 18 9 14 97 (.424) (.750) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 15(14 PTS)

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

ABDUR-RAHIM F 47 7-15 8-11 4 8 12 9 4 0 6 22 HARRINGTON F 46 10-16 1-1 3 9 12 2 4 0 2 21 REEVES C 43 7-18 2-2 2 5 7 3 5 1 2 16 BIBBY G 40 8-11 2-2 1 1 2 6 4 2 5 18 DICKERSON G 45 9-19 0-0 2 6 8 2 1 3 1 19 PARKS 16 1-3 0-0 2 3 5 0 1 0 2 2 PRICE 13 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 WEST 9 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 STEPHENS 6 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 EKEZIE DNP - COACH'S DECISION LOPEZ DNP - COACH'S DECISION PALACIO DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 44-92 13-16 15 34 49 27 24 9 18 102 (.478) (.813) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 20(29 PTS)

ATLANTA 25 26 19 21 6 - 97 VANCOUVER 29 22 22 18 11 - 102

BLOCKED SHOTS: ATLANTA - MUTOMBO 4, WRIGHT, BOWDLER, CRAWFORD. VANCOUVER - ABDUR-RAHIM 3, HARRINGTON 3, PARKS 2, REEVES, DICKERSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ATLANTA 1-7 (.143), JACKSON 0-1, COLES 0-2, CRAWFORD 1-3, RIDER 0-1. VANCOUVER 1-6 (.167), ABDUR-RAHIM 0-1, DICKERSON 1-3, PRICE 0-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BENNETT SALVATORE, MIKE CALLAHAN, GARY BENSON. A - 11,453. T - 2:31.


Box Score

ATLANTA (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 45 7-16 2-4 3-8 1 2 16 Jackson 42 5-16 2-2 3-8 3 0 12 Mutombo 32 2-4 3-4 1-6 0 4 7 Coles 44 10-18 0-0 1-6 8 2 20 Crawford 40 7-17 3-3 2-2 4 3 18 Wright 24 4-6 2-2 0-7 0 5 10 Mcleod 11 2-4 2-3 0-2 0 0 6 Bowdler 4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Rider 14 2-7 1-2 0-0 1 0 5 Terry 9 0-4 3-4 0-1 0 1 3 Glover DNP - coach's decision Johnson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 39-92 18-24 10-41 17 18 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.424, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 1-7, .143 (Jackson 0-1, Coles 0-2, Crawford 1-3, Rider 0-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 7 (Mutombo 4, Wright, Bowdler, Crawford). Turnovers: 15 (Jackson 5, Henderson 2, Mutombo 2, Rider 2, Terry 2, Wright). Steals: 9 (Coles 3, Crawford 2, Jackson 2, Mcleod, Mutombo).

VANCOUVER (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Abdur-rahim 47 7-15 8-11 4-12 9 4 22 Harrington 46 10-16 1-1 3-12 2 4 21 Reeves 43 7-18 2-2 2-7 3 5 16 Bibby 40 8-11 2-2 1-2 6 4 18 Dickerson 45 9-19 0-0 2-8 2 1 19 Parks 16 1-3 0-0 2-5 0 1 2 Price 13 0-4 0-0 0-0 3 3 0 West 9 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 Stephens 6 1-4 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 Ekezie DNP - coach's decision Lopez DNP - coach's decision Palacio DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 44-92 13-16 15-49 27 24 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.478, FT-.813. 3-Point Goals: 1-6, .167 (Abdur-rahim 0-1, Dickerson 1-3, Price 0-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 10 (Abdur-rahim 3, Harrington 3, Parks 2, Reeves, Dickerson). Turnovers: 20 (Abdur-rahim 6, Bibby 5, Harrington 2, Parks 2, Reeves 2, Dickerson). Steals: 9 (Dickerson 3, Bibby 2, Price, Reeves, Stephens, West). _________________________________________________ Atlanta 25 26 19 21 6 - 97 Vancouver 29 22 22 18 11 - 102 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 11,453. T: 2:31. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Mike Callahan, Gary Benson.


Game Story

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Shareef Abdur-Rahim just missed the Vancouver Grizzlies' third triple-double, so he can be excused for a crucial missed free throw.

Abdur-Rahim had 22 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists as the Grizzlies pulled away in overtime for the franchise's first victory over the Atlanta Hawks, 102-97.

With the Grizzlies (2-2) trailing 91-90 with 10 seconds left in regulation, Abdur-Rahim drew a foul from Chris Crawford and stepped to the line as the smallest crowd in GM Place history grew silent.

The 6-9 forward calmly made the first to knot the contest but misfired on the second to give Atlanta a chance to end matters in regulation. Bimbo Coles, who scored a season-high 20 points, missed a 17-footer as time expired.

Bryant Reeves and Crawford exchanged baskets to start the extra period before Michael Dickerson put Vancouver ahead for good with a 3-pointer from the right corner that made it 96-93 with 2:48 remaining. The lead swelled to five when point guard Mike Bibby weaved his way through the defense and drained an 18-footer.

Alan Henderson scored 16 points and kept Atlanta alive by scoring on consecutive trips to cut the deficit to 98-97 with 39 seconds to go.

But Bibby and Abdur-Rahim sealed the Grizzlies' first two-game winning streak since February by combining to make four free throws down the stretch.

"We're coming into every game well prepared," Abdur-Rahim said. "Even though we're pretty young, we do have some more experience this year. We're playing hard with emotion and together on both ends. That's the key."

Vancouver had lost seven previous meetings with Atlanta. Abdur-Rahim and Blue Edwards are the only Grizzlies to notch triple-doubles.

Crawford matched a career high with 18 points for Atlanta, which has dropped four of its first five games and continues to be hampered by the unpredictability of Isaiah Rider. The embattled guard was a late scratch from tonight's contest and already has been fined for arriving late to training camp and missing a practice.

But Atlanta coach Lenny Wilkens changed his mind and allowed Rider to play what turned out to be 14 uninspiring minutes.

"He came in off the bench and he didn't get going early," Wilkens said. "In the second half he didn't look like he wanted to play at all so I wasn't going to keep him out there or he was going to hurt the team."

"I started off wanting to be out there," Rider added. "I think the bottom line is we lost the game and it's not really about me. I'm not a starter on this team anyway, so all this onus should not be on me. We need to figure out who is going to do what and who's who on this team."

Othella Harrington had season highs of 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who shot 48 percent (44-of-92) and held a 49-41 rebounding edge. That work along the boards translated into a 60-38 advantage in points in the paint.

"The game was really fun," Harrington said. "When we've dealt with adversity in games, we've lost them. We showed some real maturity tonight and everybody stepped up and made some big plays. That's real encouraging to me."

Atlanta center Dikembe Mutombo was limited to seven points in 32 minutes due to early foul trouble. He was held scoreless in the first half after picking up three quick fouls.

"The rule changes have definitely hurt the game," Mutombo said. "Even if you weighed 40 or 50 pounds, you could play this game now. Kids from high school and even elementary could play in this league as long as they can dribble and go to the basket. Nobody can touch them because it's a foul."

Dickerson scored 19 points, Bibby added 18 and Reeves 16 for Vancouver, which played in front of only 11,453 fans.

Jim Jackson collected 12 points and gave the Hawks a 91-90 lead with 10 seconds remaining in regulation when he swished a 14-footer. Jackson and Rider came to Atlanta in the deal that sent guard Steve Smith to Portland.

"You're talking about a team that was together for four years," Henderson said. "We had Steve Smith, Mookie Blaylock, Dikembe Mutombo, myself and either Grant Long or Ty Corbin. We knew each other in and out and especially off the court, we were good friends. That's not happening with this team."

Lorenzen Wright tallied 10 points off the bench for the Hawks, who shot 42 percent (39-of-92) and scored 29 points off 20 turnovers.

The game featured 13 lead changes and 10 ties, five of which came in the fourth quarter.

Dickerson made a 10-foot jumper to forge a 79-79 tie with 8:32 remaining in regulation before Crawford's free throws pushed the Hawks ahead by two. Bibby stepped in front of an errant pass by Jackson and fed Abdur-Rahim for an uncontested dunk, tying the game at 81-81 with 5:04 left.

Mutombo made two free throws on the ensuing trip, but Bibby answered with a 20-footer to make it 83-83 with 4:04 remaining.

Dickerson's driving layup and a free throw by Abdur-Rahim made it 86-83 before Jackson made a 10-footer and Coles connected from 11 feet out to push Atlanta in front, 87-86 with 1:13 left.

Reeves sank a nine-footer and Henderson and Mutombo each made a free throw as the Hawks took an 89-88 lead with 36 seconds remaining.

Bibby and Jackson exchanged jumpers before Abdur-Rahim took his crucial free throws.

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