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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHILADELPHIA 24 24 26 21 95 CHICAGO 27 21 15 21 84 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 29, THEO RATLIFF 21, TONI KUKOC 11 CHI - RON ARTEST 18, MATT MALONEY 17, ELTON BRAND 13

HIGH REBOUND: PHI - THEO RATLIFF 13, GEORGE LYNCH 12 CHI - ELTON BRAND 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: PHI - ERIC SNOW 14, AARON MCKIE 6 CHI - MATT MALONEY 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 22,773


Extended Box

PHILADELPHIA (95) AT CHICAGO (84)

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

KUKOC F 32 3-9 3-4 1 4 5 5 1 1 5 11 LYNCH F 31 2-11 1-4 6 6 12 0 5 0 0 5 RATLIFF C 39 8-13 5-7 6 7 13 0 3 1 3 21 IVERSON G 39 12-20 3-4 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 29 SNOW G 40 3-6 2-2 1 0 1 14 1 3 3 8 GEIGER 19 4-13 0-0 3 3 6 0 3 0 0 8 MCKIE 20 1-7 0-0 1 3 4 6 2 3 0 2 MACCULLOCH 9 2-5 1-2 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 5 OLLIE 7 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 4 BOWMAN 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MOHAMMED 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 JONES 1 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2

TOTALS 240 37-86 17-25 22 27 49 29 23 11 13 95 (.430) (.680) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 14(19 PTS)

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

ARTEST F 33 7-12 3-4 0 6 6 4 4 2 2 18 BRAND F 39 5-14 3-8 6 2 8 2 3 0 3 13 SIMPKINS C 15 0-2 0-0 2 2 4 0 4 0 3 0 BROWN G 22 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 4 4 1 3 0 HAWKINS G 32 4-8 0-0 0 4 4 2 2 3 2 11 MALONEY 26 4-6 6-7 0 0 0 6 1 0 2 17 ANSTEY 21 3-10 0-0 2 4 6 1 1 0 1 6 HOIBERG 18 2-5 2-2 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 7 CARR 13 1-3 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 RUFFIN 7 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 PERDUE 14 3-4 2-3 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 8 STARKS DNP - RIGHT/LEFT KNEE TENIDINITIS

TOTALS 240 29-70 18-26 11 22 33 24 23 7 19 84 (.414) (.692) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 21(20 PTS)

PHILADELPHIA 24 24 26 21 - 95 CHICAGO 27 21 15 21 - 84

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHILADELPHIA - RATLIFF 2, KUKOC. CHICAGO - BRAND 4, PERDUE 4, RUFFIN, ANSTEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHILADELPHIA 4-9 (.444), KUKOC 2-4, IVERSON 2-3, MCKIE 0-2. CHICAGO 8-13 (.615), ARTEST 1-2, HAWKINS 3-5, MALONEY 3-4, HOIBERG 1-2. TECHNICALS: PHILADELPHIA - SNOW. OFFICIALS: JIM CLARK, LUIS GRILLO, SCOTT WALL. A - 22,773. T - 2:21.


Box Score

PHILADELPHIA (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kukoc 32 3-9 3-4 1-5 5 1 11 Lynch 31 2-11 1-4 6-12 0 5 5 Ratliff 39 8-13 5-7 6-13 0 3 21 Iverson 39 12-20 3-4 1-2 2 3 29 Snow 40 3-6 2-2 1-1 14 1 8 Geiger 19 4-13 0-0 3-6 0 3 8 Mckie 20 1-7 0-0 1-4 6 2 2 Macculloch 9 2-5 1-2 2-4 0 3 5 Ollie 7 2-2 0-0 0-1 2 1 4 Bowman 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Mohammed 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Jones 1 0-0 2-2 1-1 0 0 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-86 17-25 22-49 29 23 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.430, FT-.680. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Kukoc 2-4, Iverson 2-3, Mckie 0-2). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 3 (Ratliff 2, Kukoc). Turnovers: 14 (Kukoc 5, Ratliff 3, Snow 3, Iverson 2). Steals: 11 (Iverson 3, Mckie 3, Snow 3, Kukoc, Ratliff).

CHICAGO (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Artest 33 7-12 3-4 0-6 4 4 18 Brand 39 5-14 3-8 6-8 2 3 13 Simpkins 15 0-2 0-0 2-4 0 4 0 Brown 22 0-4 0-0 0-1 4 4 0 Hawkins 32 4-8 0-0 0-4 2 2 11 Maloney 26 4-6 6-7 0-0 6 1 17 Anstey 21 3-10 0-0 2-6 1 1 6 Hoiberg 18 2-5 2-2 0-0 3 1 7 Carr 13 1-3 2-2 0-0 1 1 4 Ruffin 7 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Perdue 14 3-4 2-3 1-3 1 2 8 Starks DNP - right/left knee tenidinitis _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-70 18-26 11-33 24 23 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.414, FT-.692. 3-Point Goals: 8-13, .615 (Artest 1-2, Hawkins 3-5, Maloney 3-4, Hoiberg 1-2). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 10 (Brand 4, Perdue 4, Ruffin, Anstey). Turnovers: 21 (Brand 3, Brown 3, Simpkins 3, Artest 2, Carr 2, Hawkins 2, Maloney 2, Anstey, Hoiberg). Steals: 7 (Hawkins 3, Artest 2, Brown, Ruffin). ____________________________________________ Philadelphia 24 24 26 21 - 95 Chicago 27 21 15 21 - 84 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Philadelphia 1 (Snow, 1:14 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 22,773. T: 2:21. Officials: Jim Clark, Luis Grillo, Scott Wall.


Game Story

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Toni Kukoc got the start in his return to Chicago. Then Allen Iverson finished off the Bulls.

Kukoc received a hero's welcome and scored 11 points and Iverson had 12 of his 29 in the pivotal third quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 95-84 victory, their fifth in six games.

Kukoc spent his first 5 1/2 seasons with the Bulls, helping them win NBA championships from 1996-98. The lone remaining star from Chicago's dynasty was sent to Philadelphia as part of a three-team deal on February 16.

"It was a little difficult," Kukoc said. "It was not strange, but different, especially this first time. We won and that is the important thing."

The 6-11 forward had been used exclusively off the bench until today, when he received a warm greeting from the crowd at the United Center.

"I started him because we were coming back here with Tyrone Hill out (with an injury)," 76ers coach Larry Brown said. "I had the luxury to play him or Matt Geiger. He will not be a starter in the future. We're not an explosive offensive team. I like to sub him off the bench and have his offense out there with them."

"I don't need to be a starter. The sixth man is OK," said Kukoc, who won the NBA Sixth Man Award in 1996. "It's the minutes that are important and how you perform. My role is whatever is needed when I go in."

Iverson, who made 12-of-20 shots after making just 2-of-18 in Washington on Thursday, would like to see Kukoc among the first five.

"He's probably going to be starting anyway, the sooner the better," Iverson said. "Toni's a great player. He doesn't care if he starts or not. He's a total team player. I'm just glad we got him."

Kukoc scored 10 points in a lackluster first half, then watched Iverson take over the offense, as he usually does. Again playing with a bruised right shoulder, the NBA scoring leader had nine points in the final 6:20 of the third quarter as the Sixers extended a four-point lead to 74-63 entering the final period.

"Early in the game, I was just kind of sitting back," Iverson said. "In the second half, I was getting a little more aggressive and looking for my shot more."

"Iverson took over in the third quarter and that was pretty much the game," Bulls coach Tim Floyd said.

Theo Ratliff had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Philadelphia (33-25), which has won three straight and moved one-half game ahead of the Toronto Raptors in the race for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Sixers allowed less than 90 points for the eighth straight game. They also did a good job on Bulls rookie forward Elton Brand, who scored just four of his 13 points in the second half.

Rookie Ron Artest scored 18 points and Matt Maloney added a season-high 17 for the Bulls, who scored just 15 points in the third quarter and dropped their seventh straight game.

"In the second half, we broke down with 12 turnovers and they thoroughly kicked us on the defensive boards," Floyd said.

The Sixers took the lead for good at 52-50 on a layup by Eric Snow with 10:15 left in the third quarter. Iverson drilled a 3-pointer 23 seconds later and Ratliff added a free throw.

The Bulls fought within 58-56 on a layup by Artest with 7:04 remaining before Iverson took over. He had a jumper and layup between dunks by Ratliff and a free throw by George Lynch made it 67-56 with 3:08 to go. Iverson added a drive and another 3-pointer before the horn.

Iverson took a seat to start the fourth quarter but the Sixers increased their lead to 78-63 on a layup by Kevin Ollie with 10:30 to play. A free throw by Kukoc gave Philadelphia its largest lead at 85-67 with 5:40 left and Chicago got no closer than the final margin.

Snow had 14 assists and Lynch grabbed 12 rebounds for the 76ers, who shot 43 percent (37-of-86), held a 49-37 rebounding edge and forced 21 turnovers.

Former Sixer Hersey Hawkins scored 11 points for the Bulls, who shot 41 percent (29-of-70), including 8-of-13 from 3-point range, and fell to 0-2 against Philadelphia this season.

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