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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHILADELPHIA 14 25 19 22 80 ORLANDO 24 24 23 21 92 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHI - TYRONE HILL 22, ALLEN IVERSON 18, TONI KUKOC 11 ORL - RON MERCER 17, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 14, CHUCKY ATKINS 13

HIGH REBOUND: PHI - TYRONE HILL 14, THEO RATLIFF 13 ORL - BEN WALLACE 12, BO OUTLAW 11

HIGH ASSISTS: PHI - ERIC SNOW 9, ALLEN IVERSON 6 ORL - DARRELL ARMSTRONG 9, BO OUTLAW 4

ATT: 14,006


Extended Box

PHILADELPHIA (80) AT ORLANDO (92)

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

HILL F 38 8-19 6-11 8 6 14 0 5 2 2 22 LYNCH F 24 3-9 1-2 3 3 6 0 3 0 3 8 RATLIFF C 35 1-5 8-8 2 11 13 1 2 0 1 10 IVERSON G 38 7-22 1-2 2 2 4 6 0 2 4 18 SNOW G 38 1-3 1-2 0 6 6 9 3 3 2 3 KUKOC 24 4-11 1-2 1 2 3 2 1 0 3 11 GEIGER 19 0-6 0-0 2 3 5 1 1 0 1 0 OLLIE 10 2-2 4-4 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 8 MCKIE 12 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 JONES 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BOWMAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION MACCULLOCH DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 26-79 22-31 19 35 54 19 18 9 18 80 (.329) (.710) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 19(20 PTS)

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

OUTLAW F 33 6-12 0-1 9 2 11 4 2 2 0 12 WALLACE F 29 2-5 0-2 4 8 12 1 1 1 0 4 AMAECHI C 22 3-14 3-4 3 4 7 1 2 1 1 9 D ARMSTRONG G 38 4-16 5-5 2 4 6 9 1 2 3 14 MERCER G 35 8-22 1-2 1 3 4 2 1 2 3 17 DOLEAC 25 5-8 0-0 1 6 7 3 4 0 1 10 ATKINS 17 5-10 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 13 MAGGETTE 9 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 4 WILLIAMS 13 2-3 0-0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 4 P GARRITY 19 2-6 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 5 JOHNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION STRONG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-99 11-16 22 31 53 23 21 9 12 92 (.384) (.688) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 12(13 PTS)

PHILADELPHIA 14 25 19 22 - 80 ORLANDO 24 24 23 21 - 92

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHILADELPHIA - RATLIFF 8, GEIGER. ORLANDO - OUTLAW 5, D ARMSTRONG. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHILADELPHIA 6-15 (.400), LYNCH 1-2, IVERSON 3-5, KUKOC 2-7, MCKIE 0-1. ORLANDO 5-16 (.313), AMAECHI 0-1, D ARMSTRONG 1-6, ATKINS 3-6, P GARRITY 1-3. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, TED BERNHARDT, SCOTT WALL. A - 14,006. T - 2:22.


Box Score

PHILADELPHIA (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 38 8-19 6-11 8-14 0 5 22 Lynch 24 3-9 1-2 3-6 0 3 8 Ratliff 35 1-5 8-8 2-13 1 2 10 Iverson 38 7-22 1-2 2-4 6 0 18 Snow 38 1-3 1-2 0-6 9 3 3 Kukoc 24 4-11 1-2 1-3 2 1 11 Geiger 19 0-6 0-0 2-5 1 1 0 Ollie 10 2-2 4-4 0-0 0 2 8 Mckie 12 0-1 0-0 1-3 0 1 0 Jones 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Bowman DNP - coach's decision Macculloch DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-79 22-31 19-54 19 18 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.329, FT-.710. 3-Point Goals: 6-15, .400 (Lynch 1-2, Iverson 3-5, Kukoc 2-7, Mckie 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 9 (Ratliff 8, Geiger). Turnovers: 19 (Iverson 4, Kukoc 3, Lynch 3, Hill 2, Snow 2, Geiger, Mckie, Ollie, Ratliff). Steals: 9 (Snow 3, Hill 2, Iverson 2, Mckie, Ollie).

ORLANDO (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Outlaw 33 6-12 0-1 9-11 4 2 12 Wallace 29 2-5 0-2 4-12 1 1 4 Amaechi 22 3-14 3-4 3-7 1 2 9 D Armstrong 38 4-16 5-5 2-6 9 1 14 Mercer 35 8-22 1-2 1-4 2 1 17 Doleac 25 5-8 0-0 1-7 3 4 10 Atkins 17 5-10 0-0 0-2 3 2 13 Maggette 9 1-3 2-2 0-1 0 3 4 Williams 13 2-3 0-0 2-2 0 2 4 P Garrity 19 2-6 0-0 0-1 0 3 5 Johnson DNP - coach's decision Strong DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-99 11-16 22-53 23 21 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.384, FT-.688. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Amaechi 0-1, D Armstrong 1-6, Atkins 3-6, P Garrity 1-3). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 6 (Outlaw 5, D Armstrong). Turnovers: 12 (D Armstrong 3, Mercer 3, Williams 2, Amaechi, Atkins, Doleac, P Garrity). Steals: 9 (D Armstrong 2, Mercer 2, Outlaw 2, Amaechi, P Garrity, Wallace). ____________________________________________ Philadelphia 14 25 19 22 - 80 Orlando 24 24 23 21 - 92 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,006. T: 2:22. Officials: Ron Garretson, Ted Bernhardt, Scott Wall.


Game Story

ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- The Orlando Magic stifled Allen Iverson and ended a superb eight-game homestand with a dominant performance from start to finish.

Playing their best ball under Coach of the Year front-runner Doc Rivers, the Magic received contributions from virtually everyone and posted a 92-80 victory over the cold-shooting Philadelphia 76ers.

The win capped a 7-1 homestand for the Magic, who increased their lead to two games over the Milwaukee Bucks for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with six games remaining. The teams meet Monday in Milwaukee and April 17 in Orlando, where the Magic have won 16 of their last 18 games.

After punctuating their homestand with a brilliant performance, the Magic should set their sights on seventh-place Detroit, which leads Orlando by just one game.

Rivers' team raced to a 15-4 lead, built the advantage to 15 points in the second quarter, staved off a challenge from the 76ers in the third quarter and moved into cruise control in the fourth.

"We had the lead and we kept the lead and never let them think they could win the game," Rivers said. "We were really focused today. Our defense was tremendous and we got great help on Iverson."

Iverson, the NBA's second-leading scorer, was noticably hampered by his toe and shoulder injuries and rarely drove to the basket, managing just two trips to the line.

With Darrell Armstrong in his face most of the day, Iverson was just 7-of-22 from the field and finished with 18 points. His first basket -- a 3-pointer -- came with 5:16 left in the first half after the Magic built a 15-point lead.

"Darrell did one heck of a job tonight," Rivers said. "Darrell is a gambler, but we asked him not to gamble because if he does miss, it's a 3 with Iverson. I think he did it one time and we got away with it."

The last time the Sixers came to Orlando on November 10, Iverson poured in 46 points.

"Allen Iverson, when you gamble, he's so quick that when you turn back around, he's going to be gone or he's shooting the ball," Armstrong said. "I gambled a couple of times and fortunately I had help from my big men, and my other teammates who had my back."

"With Darrell, he puts so much pressure on guys, 94 feet, by the time you get downcourt and you want to do your crossover, you're too tired," Magic forward Monty Williams said. "And when you know you've got Ben (Wallace) and Bo (Outlaw) back there ready to block your shot, it makes it even tougher."

Today, no one was able to carry the offense as the Sixers shot a season-low 33 percent (26-of-79) and committed 18 turnovers.

Rivers used 10 players, with eight receiving 17 or more minutes. Ron Mercer led with 17 points and Armstrong added 14 and nine assists. Rookie Chucky Atkins scored 13 points and Michael Doleac 10 off the bench.

Outlaw had 12 points, 11 rebounds -- nine offensive -- and five blocked shots and Wallace grabbed 12 boards for the Magic, who split the four-game season series with Philadelphia.

Tyrone Hill had 22 points and 14 rebounds and Theo Ratliff added 10, 13 and a season-high eight blocks for Philadelphia, which is just one game ahead of Charlotte in the race for fourth place in the East and home-court advantage in the first round.

John Amaechi scored seven points as the Magic raced to a 15-4 lead in the first 7:45. The Sixers responded with an 11-2 run, but Doleac hit back-to-back jumpers to shift the momentum back to Orlando.

The Sixers missed 18-of-21 shots in the first period and trailed 24-14.

A 17-foot jumper by Pat Garrity gave Orlando its biggest lead of the half at 36-21 with 6:53 remaining. A late 3-pointer by Toni Kukoc helped the Sixers pull within 48-39 at halftime, although they shot just 25 percent (11-of-44) from the field. Iverson hit just 2-of-11 shots and had six points.

"We are 11-of-44 in the first half and missed eight free throws and were still close," 76ers coach Larry Brown said.

Philadelphia started strongly in the second half, opening with a 10-2 run to pull within 50-49 as Iverson hit a pair of 3-pointers.

However, the momentum went back to Orlando when Armstrong was fouled attempting a 3-pointer. He hit all three of his free throws to ignite a 13-2 run which Mercer highlighted with a layup, dunk and 19-footer. A tip-in by Outlaw capped the spurt, giving Orlando a 65-53 lead with 2:47 left in the third quarter.

"When we cut the deficit in the third quarter, they hung in there," Sixers guard Eric Snow said. "Hopefully next time we don't have to get ourselves in a grind to extend our energy to get back."

A 3-pointer by Atkins increased the lead to 82-67 with 6:48 remaining. The Sixers pulled no closer than nine the rest of the way.

"We should have been just as hungry as them," Brown said. "I've said all along we can beat the best team or lose to any team. We had too many turnovers, we got beat on too many loose balls, and we gave up too many second shots."

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