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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ATLANTA 27 22 22 28 99 BOSTON 19 23 32 32 106 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ATL - JIMMY JACKSON 20, JASON TERRY 15, MATT MALONEY 13 BOS - PAUL PIERCE 25, ANTOINE WALKER 22, BRYANT STITH 15

HIGH REBOUND: ATL - JIMMY JACKSON 6, LORENZEN WRIGHT 6 BOS - PAUL PIERCE 7, ANTOINE WALKER 7

HIGH ASSISTS: ATL - JASON TERRY 4, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 BOS - CHRIS HERREN 9, PAUL PIERCE 6

ATT: 13,815


Extended Box

ATLANTA (99) AT BOSTON (106)

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

HENDERSON F 28 4-8 4-4 2 2 4 2 5 0 2 12 D JOHNSON F 33 4-9 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 2 1 8 MUTOMBO C 26 4-7 2-2 0 5 5 2 3 0 3 10 JACKSON G 41 7-15 4-4 0 6 6 3 3 2 5 20 MALONEY G 26 5-6 0-0 0 0 0 3 2 3 1 13 WRIGHT 25 3-8 1-2 0 6 6 0 5 1 1 7 MOTTOLA 17 2-5 4-6 3 1 4 0 1 0 2 8 TERRY 22 6-6 2-2 0 1 1 4 2 0 1 15 ROBINSON 18 2-8 0-0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 6 A JOHNSON 4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 BOWDLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION CRAWFORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-73 17-20 7 26 33 18 24 8 17 99 (.507) (.850) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 17(19 PTS)

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

PIERCE F 39 6-14 11-15 1 6 7 6 2 1 1 25 WALKER F 40 9-17 1-2 2 5 7 2 1 1 3 22 BATTIE C 26 5-8 1-1 2 4 6 0 2 2 0 11 HERREN G 32 2-8 2-2 2 1 3 9 5 1 0 7 STITH G 35 5-7 2-2 2 2 4 1 2 1 4 15 CARR 8 2-4 1-2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 6 MCCARTY 8 0-3 2-2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 BRUNSON 16 1-4 1-2 1 0 1 4 1 2 0 3 POTAPENKO 22 3-10 3-4 4 1 5 0 2 0 2 9 E WILLIAMS 14 2-4 2-2 1 0 1 0 2 2 2 6 BLOUNT DNP - COACH'S DECISION GRIFFIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-79 26-34 17 22 39 22 18 10 12 106 (.443) (.765) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 12(13 PTS)

ATLANTA 27 22 22 28 - 99 BOSTON 19 23 32 32 - 106

BLOCKED SHOTS: ATLANTA - WRIGHT 2, MOTTOLA, D JOHNSON. BOSTON - WALKER, BATTIE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ATLANTA 8-17 (.471), D JOHNSON 0-1, JACKSON 2-6, MALONEY 3-3, TERRY 1-1, ROBINSON 2-6. BOSTON 10-21 (.476), PIERCE 2-5, WALKER 3-5, HERREN 1-4, STITH 3-4, CARR 1-1, MCCARTY 0-1, BRUNSON 0-1. TECHNICALS: ATLANTA - WRIGHT, BOSTON - HERREN. OFFICIALS: TED BERNHARDT, HUGH EVANS, SCOTT WALL. A - 13,815. T - 2:11.


Box Score

ATLANTA (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 28 4-8 4-4 2-4 2 5 12 D Johnson 33 4-9 0-0 1-4 2 2 8 Mutombo 26 4-7 2-2 0-5 2 3 10 Jackson 41 7-15 4-4 0-6 3 3 20 Maloney 26 5-6 0-0 0-0 3 2 13 Wright 25 3-8 1-2 0-6 0 5 7 Mottola 17 2-5 4-6 3-4 0 1 8 Terry 22 6-6 2-2 0-1 4 2 15 Robinson 18 2-8 0-0 1-2 2 1 6 A Johnson 4 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Bowdler DNP - coach's decision Crawford DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-73 17-20 7-33 18 24 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.507, FT-.850. 3-Point Goals: 8-17, .471 (D Johnson 0-1, Jackson 2-6, Maloney 3-3, Terry 1-1, Robinson 2-6). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (Wright 2, Mottola, D Johnson). Turnovers: 17 (Jackson 5, Mutombo 3, Henderson 2, Mottola 2, D Johnson, Maloney, Robinson, Terry, Wright). Steals: 8 (Maloney 3, D Johnson 2, Jackson 2, Wright).

BOSTON (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pierce 39 6-14 11-15 1-7 6 2 25 Walker 40 9-17 1-2 2-7 2 1 22 Battie 26 5-8 1-1 2-6 0 2 11 Herren 32 2-8 2-2 2-3 9 5 7 Stith 35 5-7 2-2 2-4 1 2 15 Carr 8 2-4 1-2 0-3 0 0 6 Mccarty 8 0-3 2-2 2-2 0 1 2 Brunson 16 1-4 1-2 1-1 4 1 3 Potapenko 22 3-10 3-4 4-5 0 2 9 E Williams 14 2-4 2-2 1-1 0 2 6 Blount DNP - coach's decision Griffin DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-79 26-34 17-39 22 18 106 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.443, FT-.765. 3-Point Goals: 10-21, .476 (Pierce 2-5, Walker 3-5, Herren 1-4, Stith 3-4, Carr 1-1, Mccarty 0-1, Brunson 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 2 (Walker, Battie). Turnovers: 12 (Stith 4, Walker 3, E Williams 2, Potapenko 2, Pierce). Steals: 10 (Battie 2, Brunson 2, E Williams 2, Herren, Pierce, Stith, Walker). ____________________________________________ Atlanta 27 22 22 28 - 99 Boston 19 23 32 32 - 106 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Atlanta 1 (Wright, 3:17 3rd). Boston 1 (Herren, 3:17 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,815. T: 2:11. Officials: Ted Bernhardt, Hugh Evans, Scott Wall.


Game Story

BOSTON (Ticker) -- Antoine Walker and Bryant Stith combined for 31 second-half points and led an impressive 3-point barrage as the Boston Celtics rallied for a 106-99 victory over the woeful Atlanta Hawks, who lost their 21st consecutive road game.

Walker shook off a dismal first half, scoring 18 of his 22 points after intermission, and Stith collected 13 of his 15 in the second half to lift Boston to consecutive victories for the first time since opening the season with two wins.

The Celtics made 10-of-21 3-pointers, with Walker and Stith combining to go 6-of-9.

"We shot the ball a lot better in the second half but I think that came from recognizing the open men like Brian, who were being left open because if their double teams," Walker said.

Trailing by 10 points early in the third quarter, Boston drained four 3-pointers -- three by Stith -- during a 17-6 run that opened a 65-64 lead with 3:28 left.

Boston took a 76-71 lead after three quarters and never was threatened in the final period.

Jimmy Jackson scored 20 points for Atlanta, which owns the NBA's worst record (1-9) and has not won on the road since a 95-87 victory at Seattle on February 25.

The Hawks, who are 0-7 away from Philips Arena this season, are eight losses shy of the franchise record for road futility set from January 28-November 26, 1976.

"We didn't make the right plays in the third and fourth quarters -- they made adjustments on us and we didn't have an answer," Jackson said. "I think our attitude is as positive as it can be, considering the fact we've lost nine of 10. I think we all realize that we're close, we're not getting blown out we have to hang in there."

Paul Pierce collected 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Boston, which shot a scintilating 68 percent (21-of-31) in the second half to overcome a seven-point halftime deficit.

"We weren't very good in that first half but I thought you saw the dominating play we want to establish in the second half," Stith said. "Whenever I can get out on the perimeter and be an option for Paul or Antoine, I'm going to try to knock down open shots, I was fortunate enough to be able to do that tonight."

Walker, who closed the third quarter with a 3-pointer, began the fourth with another, and Pierce, Vitaly Potapenko and Rick Brunson followed with baskets to give Boston an 83-71 cushion with 9:39 to go.

The Celtics took their largest lead, 102-86, on Walker's 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining and coasted to their fourth straight win over Atlanta.

Boston shot just 29 percent in the first half but had numerous second-chance opportunities and hit 12-of-15 free throws to draw within 49-42 at intermission.

"I think we all knew at halftime we didn't play very well but we didn't get down, we came in and made some adjustments to their double and triple teams," Pierce said.

Tony Battie scored 11 points and Chris Herren had seven and nine assists for the Celtics, who held a 39-33 rebounding edge and outscored the Hawks in the paint by a 23-5 margin.

Jason Terry collected 15 points, Matt Maloney had 13 and Alan Henderson added 12 for Atlanta, which lost despite shooting 51 percent (37-of-73) from the field.

"It's another example of us playing real hard, being real close but not doing what it takes to win," Hawks coach Lon Kruger said. "We have a real hard time in matchups with Walker and Paul Pierce. We tried to compensate for that with double teams and they made us pay in the second half."

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