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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHILADELPHIA 21 20 27 16 84 MIAMI 24 25 15 18 82 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 23, TYRONE HILL 16, ERIC SNOW 13 MIA - EDDIE JONES 26, TIM HARDAWAY 23, ANTHONY MASON 10

HIGH REBOUND: PHI - TYRONE HILL 8, THREE PLAYERS WITH 7 MIA - ANTHONY MASON 12, BRIAN GRANT 11

HIGH ASSISTS: PHI - ERIC SNOW 6, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2 MIA - TIM HARDAWAY 11, ANTHONY CARTER 5

ATT: 16,029


Extended Box

PHILADELPHIA (84) AT MIAMI (82)

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

HILL F 35 5-9 6-11 0 8 8 0 3 0 4 16 LYNCH F 31 1-4 5-6 3 4 7 1 3 1 0 8 RATLIFF C 33 5-6 0-0 4 3 7 2 3 0 2 10 IVERSON G 46 8-19 6-8 0 7 7 2 2 1 1 23 SNOW G 40 4-14 5-6 1 3 4 6 3 4 1 13 MCKIE 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 MAXWELL 30 1-12 1-2 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 3 KUKOC 16 5-8 0-0 2 1 3 2 1 0 1 11 MOHAMMED 4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 JONES DNP - COACH'S DECISION MACCULLOCH DNP - COACH'S DECISION SANCHEZ DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 29-73 23-33 10 31 41 13 18 7 10 84 (.397) (.697) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 10(10 PTS)

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

GRANT F 40 4-9 1-2 3 8 11 1 4 1 4 9 MASON F 44 4-10 2-4 3 9 12 2 2 0 1 10 CAUSWELL C 18 1-6 0-0 0 6 6 0 5 0 2 2 HARDAWAY G 38 8-16 4-4 1 4 5 11 2 1 2 23 JONES G 43 10-21 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 26 BOWEN 22 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 CARTER 18 3-4 0-0 0 2 2 5 5 1 3 6 GREEN 6 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 MACLEAN 11 1-5 1-2 2 3 5 0 1 1 1 4 FULLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION HOUSE DNP - COACH'S DECISION ROBINSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-75 8-12 11 34 45 22 25 5 16 82 (.427) (.667) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 17(19 PTS)

PHILADELPHIA 21 20 27 16 - 84 MIAMI 24 25 15 18 - 82

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHILADELPHIA - RATLIFF 5, HILL. MIAMI - BOWEN 2, CAUSWELL 2, MASON, GRANT, MACLEAN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHILADELPHIA 3-16 (.188), LYNCH 1-2, IVERSON 1-5, SNOW 0-1, MAXWELL 0-5, KUKOC 1-3. MIAMI 10-19 (.526), HARDAWAY 3-7, JONES 6-9, BOWEN 0-1, CARTER 0-1, MACLEAN 1-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, PHIL ROBINSON, GREG WILLARD. A - 16,029. T - 2:17.


Box Score

PHILADELPHIA (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 35 5-9 6-11 0-8 0 3 16 Lynch 31 1-4 5-6 3-7 1 3 8 Ratliff 33 5-6 0-0 4-7 2 3 10 Iverson 46 8-19 6-8 0-7 2 2 23 Snow 40 4-14 5-6 1-4 6 3 13 Mckie 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Maxwell 30 1-12 1-2 0-3 0 2 3 Kukoc 16 5-8 0-0 2-3 2 1 11 Mohammed 4 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 Jones DNP - coach's decision Macculloch DNP - coach's decision Sanchez DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-73 23-33 10-41 13 18 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.397, FT-.697. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (Lynch 1-2, Iverson 1-5, Snow 0-1, Maxwell 0-5, Kukoc 1-3). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 6 (Ratliff 5, Hill). Turnovers: 10 (Hill 4, Ratliff 2, Iverson, Kukoc, Mckie, Snow). Steals: 7 (Snow 4, Iverson, Lynch, Maxwell).

MIAMI (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Grant 40 4-9 1-2 3-11 1 4 9 Mason 44 4-10 2-4 3-12 2 2 10 Causwell 18 1-6 0-0 0-6 0 5 2 Hardaway 38 8-16 4-4 1-5 11 2 23 Jones 43 10-21 0-0 1-3 2 2 26 Bowen 22 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Carter 18 3-4 0-0 0-2 5 5 6 Green 6 1-3 0-0 1-1 0 2 2 Maclean 11 1-5 1-2 2-5 0 1 4 Fuller DNP - coach's decision House DNP - coach's decision Robinson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-75 8-12 11-45 22 25 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.427, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 10-19, .526 (Hardaway 3-7, Jones 6-9, Bowen 0-1, Carter 0-1, Maclean 1-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 7 (Bowen 2, Causwell 2, Mason, Grant, Maclean). Turnovers: 17 (Grant 4, Carter 3, Causwell 2, Hardaway 2, Jones 2, Bowen, Maclean, Mason). Steals: 5 (Carter, Grant, Hardaway, Jones, Maclean). ____________________________________________ Philadelphia 21 20 27 16 - 84 Miami 24 25 15 18 - 82 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,029. T: 2:17. Officials: Ron Garretson, Phil Robinson, Greg Willard.


Game Story

MIAMI (Ticker) -- When Eric Snow poked the ball away from Tim Hardaway, it rolled all the way back to the 1984-85 season.

Snow's crucial defensive play in the final seconds gave the Philadelphia 76ers an 84-82 victory over the Miami Heat and their first 4-0 start in 16 years.

The 76ers erased a 13-point third-quarter deficit, squandered a nine-point fourth-quarter lead and held on down the stretch despite scoring just two points in the final 2:47.

Philadelphia had the ball and the lead with 5.2 seconds left but Toni Kukoc threw a bad inbounds pass, giving Miami one more chance with 3.4 seconds to go.

Bruce Bowen inbounded to the top of the circle to Hardaway, who tried to go past Snow with a lefthanded dribble. But Snow stuck in his right hand and poked it away, collecting the loose ball as time expired.

"I took a chance, but at the same time, knowing that if I didn't get it, I was still in front of Hardaway and I could foul him," Snow said. "I wanted to try and make him catch it as far away from the basket so he couldn't just shoot or drive right away."

"I got fouled," Hardaway said. "He came across my whole body but that's no excuse. We were up 13 and we let them come back and win the ballgame."

In addition to having an extra foul, the Sixers also knew the Heat had no timeouts left.

"The last play we had no timeouts, so that makes it difficult," said Pat Riley, who fell to 13-4 against Philadelphia as Miami coach. "At that point, we're just trying to get the ball in and get a good look."

"On the last play of the game, we had a foul to give and we wanted to make them catch the ball away from their basket and Eric Snow made a heck of a play," Sixers coach Larry Brown said.

Allen Iverson scored 23 points for the Sixers, who are 4-0 for the first time since Charles Barkley's rookie season. That team also featured Moses Malone and Julius Erving and was the last Philadelphia squad to reach the Eastern Conference finals.

"We have guys who like to fight," said Iverson, the team's only true star. "Whatever it takes to do, we'll do. They depend on me and I depend on them."

The Sixers have beaten New York, Orlando and Miami on the road and Toronto at home. All four foes are considered contenders in the East, the weaker of the two conferences.

Eddie Jones scored 26 points for the Heat (1-2), who have lost two in a row. Hardaway had 23 points and 11 assists, but Snow did a good job on him in the second half, limiting him to five points.

Hardaway's jumper with 6:05 left were his first points of the second half and pulled Miami into a 76-76 tie with 6:05 to play. But Tyrone Hill scored inside, Iverson made a left-wing jumper and Theo Ratliff converted an alley-oop pass from Snow, giving Philadelphia an 82-76 advantage with 2:47 remaining.

Jones and Hardaway made 3-pointers around a tip-in by Ratliff, who scored 10 points and blocked five shots. Snow and Jones missed 3-pointers to set up the final seconds.

Hill had 16 points and eight rebounds and Snow collected 13 and seven assists for the Sixers, who shot under 40 percent (29-of-73) and were outrebounded 45-41 but committed just 10 turnovers. They survived 27 in a win at Orlando on Friday.

Anthony Mason had 10 points and 12 rebounds and Brian Grant had nine and 11 for the Heat, who shot 43 percent (32-of-75) but were outscored 23-8 at the foul line and committed 17 turnovers.

Miami scored the last six points of the first half to open a 49-41 advantage and Jones opened the third quarter with a jumper and a 3-pointer, giving the Heat their largest lead at 54-41.

"It's tough. We've had leads in games and should have won them," Jones said. "A team is gonna have runs but when you're up 13 points you need to be able to hold the other team off."

But Iverson found the range and the Sixers got back in the game with defense. They held Miami to 10 points in the rest of the third quarter, a total matched by Iverson.

"The biggest key to the game was after we got down in the second half, we defended pretty well," Brown said.

Philadelphia led 68-64 entering the final period and a layup and 3-pointer by Kukoc extended the margin to 75-66 with 9:21 to play. Consecutive 3-pointers by Jones capped an 8-0 surge and got Miami within a point with 7:46 left.

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