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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ATLANTA 19 17 19 32 87 VANCOUVER 20 30 21 26 97 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ATL - ALAN HENDERSON 19, LORENZEN WRIGHT 19, JIMMY JACKSON 15 VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 18, OTHELLA HARRINGTON 18, MICHAEL DICKERSON 14

HIGH REBOUND: ATL - LORENZEN WRIGHT 14, ALAN HENDERSON 9 VAN - ISAAC AUSTIN 9, OTHELLA HARRINGTON 8

HIGH ASSISTS: ATL - JASON TERRY 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 VAN - MIKE BIBBY 6, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 5

ATT: 11,639


Extended Box

ATLANTA (87) AT VANCOUVER (97)

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

HENDERSON F 37 8-18 3-6 6 3 9 0 2 0 5 19 MCLEOD F 19 5-8 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 10 WRIGHT C 33 8-13 3-3 3 11 14 1 5 2 4 19 JACKSON G 40 4-13 7-7 0 5 5 3 5 2 3 15 TERRY G 32 2-11 0-0 1 3 4 6 6 1 4 5 CRAWFORD 21 1-2 5-6 1 2 3 2 5 3 0 8 MOTTOLA 14 1-5 0-0 0 4 4 0 4 0 1 2 D JOHNSON 5 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 A JOHNSON 15 1-4 1-2 0 1 1 3 3 2 3 3 ROBINSON 24 2-4 0-0 1 1 2 2 3 1 0 6 MALONEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION MILLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-80 19-24 12 32 44 17 36 11 22 87 (.400) (.792) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 22(24 PTS)

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

S ABDUR-RAHIM F 39 6-12 6-6 2 4 6 5 2 2 3 18 HARRINGTON F 37 5-13 8-11 4 4 8 0 5 1 4 18 REEVES C 19 1-5 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 2 BIBBY G 37 4-10 5-6 0 2 2 6 3 3 3 13 DICKERSON G 33 4-13 5-8 0 5 5 2 4 1 2 14 EDWARDS 15 1-5 7-8 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 9 AUSTIN 25 4-8 1-2 1 8 9 4 4 1 2 9 SWIFT 10 3-6 0-2 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 6 JONES 6 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 LONG 13 2-4 2-4 3 3 6 1 1 2 0 6 M ABDUL-RAUF 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MASSENBURG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-79 34-47 14 33 47 20 22 11 14 97 (.392) (.723) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 15(16 PTS)

ATLANTA 19 17 19 32 - 87 VANCOUVER 20 30 21 26 - 97

BLOCKED SHOTS: ATLANTA - WRIGHT 2, HENDERSON 2, CRAWFORD, JACKSON, A JOHNSON, MCLEOD, D JOHNSON. VANCOUVER - DICKERSON 2, S ABDUR-RAHIM, SWIFT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ATLANTA 4-9 (.444), MCLEOD 0-1, TERRY 1-3, CRAWFORD 1-1, ROBINSON 2-4. VANCOUVER 1-6 (.167), S ABDUR-RAHIM 0-1, BIBBY 0-1, DICKERSON 1-3, JONES 0-1. TECHNICALS: VANCOUVER - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: ED F RUSH, BLANE REICHELT, RODNEY MOTT. A - 11,639. T - 2:15.


Box Score

ATLANTA (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 37 8-18 3-6 6-9 0 2 19 Mcleod 19 5-8 0-0 0-1 0 3 10 Wright 33 8-13 3-3 3-14 1 5 19 Jackson 40 4-13 7-7 0-5 3 5 15 Terry 32 2-11 0-0 1-4 6 6 5 Crawford 21 1-2 5-6 1-3 2 5 8 Mottola 14 1-5 0-0 0-4 0 4 2 D Johnson 5 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 A Johnson 15 1-4 1-2 0-1 3 3 3 Robinson 24 2-4 0-0 1-2 2 3 6 Maloney DNP - coach's decision Miller DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-80 19-24 12-44 17 36 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.792. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Mcleod 0-1, Terry 1-3, Crawford 1-1, Robinson 2-4). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 9 (Wright 2, Henderson 2, Crawford, Jackson, A Johnson, Mcleod, D Johnson). Turnovers: 22 (Henderson 5, Terry 4, Wright 4, A Johnson 3, Jackson 3, D Johnson, Mcleod, Mottola). Steals: 11 (Crawford 3, A Johnson 2, Jackson 2, Wright 2, Robinson, Terry).

VANCOUVER (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Abdur-rahim 39 6-12 6-6 2-6 5 2 18 Harrington 37 5-13 8-11 4-8 0 5 18 Reeves 19 1-5 0-0 1-3 0 3 2 Bibby 37 4-10 5-6 0-2 6 3 13 Dickerson 33 4-13 5-8 0-5 2 4 14 Edwards 15 1-5 7-8 1-2 1 0 9 Austin 25 4-8 1-2 1-9 4 4 9 Swift 10 3-6 0-2 1-5 0 0 6 Jones 6 1-2 0-0 1-1 1 0 2 Long 13 2-4 2-4 3-6 1 1 6 M Abdul-rauf 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Massenburg DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-79 34-47 14-47 20 22 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.392, FT-.723. 3-Point Goals: 1-6, .167 (S Abdur-rahim 0-1, Bibby 0-1, Dickerson 1-3, Jones 0-1). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 4 (Dickerson 2, S Abdur-rahim, Swift). Turnovers: 15 (Harrington 4, Bibby 3, S Abdur-rahim 3, Austin 2, Dickerson 2). Steals: 11 (Bibby 3, Long 2, S Abdur-rahim 2, Austin, Dickerson, Edwards, Harrington). ____________________________________________ Atlanta 19 17 19 32 - 87 Vancouver 20 30 21 26 - 97 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Vancouver 1 (Illegal Defense, 2:07 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 11,639. T: 2:15. Officials: Ed F Rush, Blane Reichelt, Rodney Mott.


Game Story

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Othella Harrington scored 18 points apiece to spearhead a balanced attack as the Vancouver Grizzlies posted a 97-87 triumph over the winless Atlanta Hawks.

Michael Dickerson added 14 points and Mike Bibby 13 for Vancouver, which at 3-1 is off to its best start. The Grizzlies were able to rebound from Saturday's loss behind a strong effort from its reserves, who outscored Atlanta's bench, 32-19.

The loss left Atlanta coach Lon Kruger winless in four games at the professional level. The Hawks took an early lead but saw the Grizzlies' bench key a 31-11 burst that bridged the first and second quarters.

Vancouver forward Grant Long, a 12-year veteran, keyed the reserves' success with six points and six rebounds in 13 minutes.

"Grant Long came off the bench and he has just been spectacular," Grizzlies coach Sidney Lowe said. "He comes in with high energy and plays at both ends. We expect them to come in and give us a boost. They are a high energy bench."

"It's a great start," Long added. "We are playing unselfish basketball for 48 minutes. We need to continue to share the ball on the offensive end and work hard on the defensive end."

The Hawks welcomed back center Lorenzen Wright, who missed the first four games with a sprained right knee. He scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds.

"I was just trying to get out there and get a feel," Wright said. "I felt good, came out and tried to contribute. We are still a young team that is learning. We can't put our heads down."

Atlanta, which remains without injured guard Dion Glover and center Dikembe Mutombo, committed 22 turnovers and was hammered in fast-break points, 23-4.

"Obviously it makes a big difference if (Mutombo) is here, but we can't make excuses about that," Kruger said. "Transitional defense is one of our biggest breakdowns."

The Hawks led 16-8 with 4:40 left in the opening quarter, but Vancouver closed the period with a 12-3 run. Atlanta shot just 29 percent (7-of-24) and was 1-of-5 from 3-point range over the first 12 minutes.

Rookie Stromile Swift had a jumper and a dunk and fellow reserve Kevin Edwards made a pair from the line and made a layup off a feed from Ike Austin as Vancouver opened the second quarter with an 8-2 run and grabbed a 28-21 edge.

The lead grew to 13 with 3:39 left and the Grizzlies took a 50-36 cushion into halftime. Vancouver shot just 38 percent (18-of-47) over the opening 24 minutes but committed only four turnovers.

A turnaround jumper by Harrington with 6:31 left in the third quarter gave the Grizzlies their biggest lead, 61-42. Atlanta got no closer than 13 points in the third quarter and trailed 71-55 heading into the final period.

Abdur-Rahim and Harrington had eight points apiece in the third quarter, offsetting Wright, who had 11 points, six rebounds and two steals in the period.

The Grizzlies' lead was 72-55 just over a minute into the final quarter and 85-74 with 3:20 to go. But Wright heated up and hit a six-foot hook shot and a reverse layup.

Grant Long's tip put Vancouver on top 87-78 with 2:24 remaining, but Jim Jackson converted a technical foul shot, Wright buried a 10-footer and Jackson made two free throws to get Atlanta within 87-83.

Harrington stemmed the tide with two free throws with 76 seconds to go, but Alan Henderson made a layup 24 seconds later. With an 89-85 lead, the Grizzlies salted away the game from the free-throw line as Bibby made a pair, Long went 1-of-2 and Dickerson sank both of his attempts to push the lead to 94-85 with 44 seconds left.

"We held them off," Lowe said. "Atlanta made a run when we expected them to, but we made baskets. Mike Bibby did a fantastic job of running the show."

"We are happy, but we want more," added Abdur-Rahim. "We have been defending well and helping each other out. ... Our team has a lot of young guys that we count on. We definitely have young guys that are capable."

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