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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHILADELPHIA 23 28 26 20 97 UTAH 17 23 23 28 91 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHI - AARON MCKIE 24, TONI KUKOC 15, TWO PLAYERS WITH 13 UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 19, BRYON RUSSELL 17, JOHN STARKS 14

HIGH REBOUND: PHI - TYRONE HILL 8, FIVE PLAYERS WITH 4 UTH - DONYELL MARSHALL 7, KARL MALONE 5

HIGH ASSISTS: PHI - KEVIN OLLIE 7, AARON MCKIE 5 UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 12, JACQUE VAUGHN 5

ATT: 19,911


Extended Box

PHILADELPHIA (97) AT UTAH (91)

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

HILL F 32 4-8 5-5 4 4 8 0 3 1 3 13 LYNCH F 30 3-6 3-3 0 4 4 3 1 3 0 9 RATLIFF C 34 6-11 1-2 0 3 3 0 3 1 7 13 MCKIE G 39 8-15 7-9 0 2 2 5 2 1 2 24 OLLIE G 39 3-8 1-2 1 3 4 7 2 2 1 7 BUFORD 13 3-6 2-2 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 8 KUKOC 29 4-8 3-4 0 4 4 3 4 0 2 15 MACCULLOCH 11 3-4 0-0 2 2 4 0 2 1 0 6 JONES 13 1-1 0-0 2 2 4 1 1 0 1 2 GEIGER DNP - SORE RIGHT KNEE IVERSON DNP - RIGHT SHOULDER DISLOCATION MOHAMMED DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-67 22-27 9 27 36 19 21 9 16 97 (.522) (.815) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 16(16 PTS)

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

MALONE F 41 5-11 2-2 0 5 5 4 2 1 2 12 RUSSELL F 39 5-11 4-6 0 4 4 3 4 3 2 17 POLYNICE C 22 1-5 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 2 STARKS G 25 7-14 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 1 3 14 STOCKTON G 33 7-10 1-1 1 1 2 12 3 2 3 19 OSTERTAG 10 0-1 1-2 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 VAUGHN 15 1-1 2-3 0 1 1 5 1 2 2 4 MARSHALL 29 4-9 0-0 2 5 7 4 3 1 1 9 MANNING 19 5-12 2-2 1 1 2 0 4 0 1 13 STEVENSON 3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 D BENOIT 4 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LEWIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-77 12-16 8 21 29 28 26 10 14 91 (.455) (.750) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 15(15 PTS)

PHILADELPHIA 23 28 26 20 - 97 UTAH 17 23 23 28 - 91

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHILADELPHIA - RATLIFF 3, JONES, KUKOC, MACCULLOCH. UTAH - MALONE 3, POLYNICE 3, MARSHALL 2, STOCKTON, OSTERTAG, D BENOIT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHILADELPHIA 5-12 (.417), LYNCH 0-1, MCKIE 1-4, BUFORD 0-1, KUKOC 4-6. UTAH 9-18 (.500), RUSSELL 3-4, STARKS 0-5, STOCKTON 4-4, MARSHALL 1-1, MANNING 1-3, D BENOIT 0-1. TECHNICALS: PHILADELPHIA - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, HILL, UTAH - MALONE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, JIM CAPERS, PHIL ROBINSON. A - 19,911. T - 2:10.


Box Score

PHILADELPHIA (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 32 4-8 5-5 4-8 0 3 13 Lynch 30 3-6 3-3 0-4 3 1 9 Ratliff 34 6-11 1-2 0-3 0 3 13 Mckie 39 8-15 7-9 0-2 5 2 24 Ollie 39 3-8 1-2 1-4 7 2 7 Buford 13 3-6 2-2 0-3 0 3 8 Kukoc 29 4-8 3-4 0-4 3 4 15 Macculloch 11 3-4 0-0 2-4 0 2 6 Jones 13 1-1 0-0 2-4 1 1 2 Geiger DNP - sore right knee Iverson DNP - right shoulder dislocation Mohammed DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-67 22-27 9-36 19 21 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.522, FT-.815. 3-Point Goals: 5-12, .417 (Lynch 0-1, Mckie 1-4, Buford 0-1, Kukoc 4-6). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 6 (Ratliff 3, Jones, Kukoc, Macculloch). Turnovers: 16 (Ratliff 7, Hill 3, Kukoc 2, Mckie 2, Jones, Ollie). Steals: 9 (Lynch 3, Ollie 2, Hill, Macculloch, Mckie, Ratliff).

UTAH (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 41 5-11 2-2 0-5 4 2 12 Russell 39 5-11 4-6 0-4 3 4 17 Polynice 22 1-5 0-0 1-2 0 3 2 Starks 25 7-14 0-0 1-3 0 2 14 Stockton 33 7-10 1-1 1-2 12 3 19 Ostertag 10 0-1 1-2 1-2 0 2 1 Vaughn 15 1-1 2-3 0-1 5 1 4 Marshall 29 4-9 0-0 2-7 4 3 9 Manning 19 5-12 2-2 1-2 0 4 13 Stevenson 3 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 2 0 D Benoit 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Lewis DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-77 12-16 8-29 28 26 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.455, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 9-18, .500 (Russell 3-4, Starks 0-5, Stockton 4-4, Marshall 1-1, Manning 1-3, D Benoit 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 11 (Malone 3, Polynice 3, Marshall 2, Stockton, Ostertag, D Benoit). Turnovers: 15 (Starks 3, Stockton 3, Malone 2, Russell 2, Vaughn 2, Manning, Marshall). Steals: 10 (Russell 3, Stockton 2, Vaughn 2, Malone, Marshall, Starks). ____________________________________________ Philadelphia 23 28 26 20 - 97 Utah 17 23 23 28 - 91 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Philadelphia 2 (Illegal Defense, 2:27 1st; Hill, 6:25 3rd). Utah 1 (Malone, 3:29 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,911. T: 2:10. Officials: Ron Garretson, Jim Capers, Phil Robinson.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Minus their superstar and without a win in Utah in nearly a dozen years, the Philadelphia 76ers used a complete team effort to stun the Utah Jazz and get some revenge for a bitter home defeat.

Aaron McKie scored a season-high 24 points and Tyrone Hill, Theo Ratliff and Toni Kukoc did the rest as the 76ers won their first game without injured guard Allen Iverson and snapped an 11-game losing streak in Utah with a 97-91 triumph.

Winless in all eight previous trips to the Delta Center, the Sixers had not won in Salt Lake City since a triumph at the Salt Palace on December 30, 1988. After blowing a late lead in a 91-89 loss to Utah at the First Union Center on Wednesday -- a game in which Iverson scored a season-high 45 points -- the Sixers seemed like long shots to pull off the upset tonight without their leading scorer.

"We didn't know anything about not winning in this building before," McKie said. "We were just trying to get a win."

Kukoc scored 15 points off the bench and Hill and Ratliff added 13 apiece as Philadelphia led from start to finish and won for just the fourth time in its last 21 meetings overall with the Jazz.

"It was a great win," Philadelphia coach Larry Brown said. "Any time you come up here and win, it's a miracle and when you're so shorthanded, it's even more significant."

Karl Malone, who scored a season-best 41 points at Philadelphia six days ago, was held to just 12 on 5-of-11 shooting in 41 minutes as the Sixers showcased one of the league's stingiest defenses.

Iverson, who has a partially dislocated right shoulder and is expected to miss two to four weeks, had indicated that he does not want to go on the injured list and will return faster than expected.

Philadelphia outworked Utah on the boards as well, holding a 36-29 rebounding advantage and outscoring Malone and the Jazz, 22-12, at the line. Utah has lost an uncharacteristic three in a row at home and committed 15 turnovers.

Rodney Buford made his Sixers' debut with eight points and recently signed Kevin Ollie started in the backcourt with McKie and added seven points and seven assists in 39 minutes. The Sixers are also without injured point guard Eric Snow.

"They came in and were playing wounded," Utah forward Danny Manning said. "They came out and played a very good ballgame. Sometimes its a wounded animal that fights harder and they seemed to fight harder tonight."

John Stockton had 19 points and 12 assists and Bryone Russell added 17 points for the Jazz, who shot 45.5 percent (35-of-77), including 9-of-18 from 3-point range.

The Sixers shot 52 percent (35-of-67) and were 5-of-12 from beyond the arc with McKie accounting for four 3-pointers.

Ratliff opened the scoring with a baseline jumper and McKie buried a 22-footer on the ensuing trip to spark the Sixers to a 23-17 advantage after one period. McKie had eight points in the first quarter and 14 at the half, helping Philadelphia open a 51-40 cushion.

"I thought they did a good job of coming out right from the beginning of the ballgame and pretty much told us how they were going to play," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "They seemed to outhustle us most of the time. They did a great job of being ready to play. That's one of the cases where they came out and believed they were going to win without a great player."

Two free throws and a layup by Hill pushed the lead to 60-44 with 9:53 left in the third quarter. Kukoc hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the period to open a 74-57 bulge.

The Jazz had enough steam for a final run in the fourth quarter. Manning hit a short hook shot in the lane before Stockton and Russell buried 3-pointers to get Utah within 90-84 with just under three minutes to play.

But Hill hit two free throws and a jumper to offset a 19-footer by Stockton and McKie converted 2-of-4 free throws to make it 96-86 with 1:05 remaining.

"I just thought we came out and played a little bit harder," Philadelphia forward George Lynch said after scoring nine points in the rousing triumph. "We're banged up and had to play hard, and maybe they were looking past us a little bit because they have Portland coming in here (on Thursday)."

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