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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ATLANTA 29 25 28 19 101 CLEVELAND 22 21 26 21 90 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ATL - JASON TERRY 20, DERMARR JOHNSON 19, ROSHOWN MCLEOD 18 CLE - JIMMY JACKSON 18, ANDRE MILLER 18, LAMOND MURRAY 15

HIGH REBOUND: ATL - DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 9 CLE - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 16, ROBERT TRAYLOR 10

HIGH ASSISTS: ATL - DERMARR JOHNSON 5, TONY SMITH 5 CLE - ANDRE MILLER 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 20,562


Extended Box

ATLANTA (101) AT CLEVELAND (90)

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

CRAWFORD F 12 4-6 2-2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 WRIGHT F 25 4-10 0-0 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 8 MUTOMBO C 37 3-7 0-0 2 8 10 2 1 1 0 6 D JOHNSON G 39 8-17 1-2 3 6 9 5 3 5 2 19 TERRY G 37 9-19 1-2 0 3 3 4 2 2 6 20 MCLEOD 32 7-10 4-4 3 4 7 4 3 0 1 18 HENDERSON 28 8-14 0-0 5 4 9 1 1 0 0 16 GLOVER 9 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 SMITH 16 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 5 4 2 1 2 MOTTOLA 3 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 BOWDLER 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 45-90 8-10 14 28 42 25 19 11 12 101 (.500) (.800) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 13(17 PTS)

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

MURRAY F 41 6-15 3-4 2 6 8 4 4 0 4 15 WEATHERSPOON F 37 2-7 3-4 5 11 16 0 2 1 2 7 TRAYLOR C 35 3-7 2-5 5 5 10 1 2 1 1 8 JACKSON G 35 8-16 2-2 2 0 2 2 2 2 3 18 MILLER G 29 8-15 1-2 2 3 5 5 4 3 6 18 COLES 23 4-8 2-2 1 2 3 4 4 1 1 10 GATLING 10 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 LANGDON 8 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 C HENDERSON 14 2-5 4-6 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 8 BOHANNON 8 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 A JOHNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION MIHM DNP - BONE BRUISE RIGHT KNEE

TOTALS 240 35-79 19-27 18 28 46 17 21 11 19 90 (.443) (.704) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 19(25 PTS)

ATLANTA 29 25 28 19 - 101 CLEVELAND 22 21 26 21 - 90

BLOCKED SHOTS: ATLANTA - MUTOMBO 5, D JOHNSON, CRAWFORD, HENDERSON, BOWDLER. CLEVELAND - WEATHERSPOON 3, MILLER 2, JACKSON, TRAYLOR, BOHANNON, MURRAY, C HENDERSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ATLANTA 3-4 (.750), D JOHNSON 2-3, TERRY 1-1. CLEVELAND 1-7 (.143), MURRAY 0-2, JACKSON 0-1, MILLER 1-2, LANGDON 0-1, C HENDERSON 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, NOLAN FINE, RASHAN MICHEL. A - 20,562. T - 2:09.


Box Score

ATLANTA (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Crawford 12 4-6 2-2 0-0 1 0 10 Wright 25 4-10 0-0 1-4 1 3 8 Mutombo 37 3-7 0-0 2-10 2 1 6 D Johnson 39 8-17 1-2 3-9 5 3 19 Terry 37 9-19 1-2 0-3 4 2 20 Mcleod 32 7-10 4-4 3-7 4 3 18 Henderson 28 8-14 0-0 5-9 1 1 16 Glover 9 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 Smith 16 1-4 0-0 0-0 5 4 2 Mottola 3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Bowdler 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 45-90 8-10 14-42 25 19 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.500, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 3-4, .750 (D Johnson 2-3, Terry 1-1). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 9 (Mutombo 5, D Johnson, Crawford, Henderson, Bowdler). Turnovers: 13 (Terry 6, D Johnson 2, Glover, Mcleod, Smith, Wright). Steals: 11 (D Johnson 5, Smith 2, Terry 2, Crawford, Mutombo).

CLEVELAND (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Murray 41 6-15 3-4 2-8 4 4 15 Weatherspoon 37 2-7 3-4 5-16 0 2 7 Traylor 35 3-7 2-5 5-10 1 2 8 Jackson 35 8-16 2-2 2-2 2 2 18 Miller 29 8-15 1-2 2-5 5 4 18 Coles 23 4-8 2-2 1-3 4 4 10 Gatling 10 0-2 0-0 1-1 1 1 0 Langdon 8 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 4 C Henderson 14 2-5 4-6 0-0 0 1 8 Bohannon 8 0-1 2-2 0-1 0 1 2 A Johnson DNP - coach's decision Mihm DNP - bone bruise right knee _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-79 19-27 18-46 17 21 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.443, FT-.704. 3-Point Goals: 1-7, .143 (Murray 0-2, Jackson 0-1, Miller 1-2, Langdon 0-1, C Henderson 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 10 (Weatherspoon 3, Miller 2, Jackson, Traylor, Bohannon, Murray, C Henderson). Turnovers: 19 (Miller 6, Murray 4, Jackson 3, Weatherspoon 2, C Henderson, Coles, Gatling, Traylor). Steals: 11 (Miller 3, C Henderson 2, Jackson 2, Coles, Langdon, Traylor, Weatherspoon). ____________________________________________ Atlanta 29 25 28 19 - 101 Cleveland 22 21 26 21 - 90 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,562. T: 2:09. Officials: Ron Garretson, Nolan Fine, Rashan Michel.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Jason Terry scored 20 points and rookie DerMarr Johnson added a season-high 19 as the Atlanta Hawks snapped a five-game losing streak with a 101-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Terry, starting his second straight game at point guard for injured playmaker and former Cavalier Brevin Knight, had 10 points in the opening period, when the Hawks took the lead for good, 29-22.

"We were definitely hungry," Terry said. "You lose five in a row and you're looking to end that streak anytime. Tonight was a great opportunity for us. They beat us the last two times we played and tonight was a great effort."

Cleveland pulled within 31-30 early in the second quarter but Chris Crawford scored all 10 of his points during a huge 21-4 run as the Hawks extended their advantage to 52-34 with 3:34 remaining in the first half.

Johnson, the Hawks' first-round pick, hit 8-of-17 shots and grabbed nine rebounds in 39 minutes as he started alongside Terry in the backcourt.

"I haven't been playing a lot," said Johnson, who had logged just 36 minutes in the previous nine games. "So what I've done is make practice my game. I try to come out and go out in practice to earn minutes. Early today, coach came out and said, `We're going to change things and you're going to be in the lineup.' When I got minutes, I took advantage."

"Without question it was Johnson's best game," Atlanta coach Lon Kruger said. "In the few minutes he's had in games, he really hasn't been able to transfer what he's been doing in practice. Tonight, he did. He played with confidence and made some strong plays."

Knight came to Atlanta in the deal that sent shooting guard Jim Jackson to Cleveland on January 2. Jackson scored 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting in his first meeting with his previous team but the Cavs were unable to overcome the Hawks' first-half run.

Knight is on the injured list with a strained groin. Atlanta is 5-7 and Cleveland 4-9 since the deal.

"The game meant a lot to me," Jackson said. "Because we were a close team in Atlanta and I still talk to the guys on the phone. They're one up on me now and I'm looking forward to playing in Atlanta in March."

The Cavs made things interesting in the fourth quarter, closing to 82-75 when Jackson capped a 10-2 run with 16-footer with 9:58 to play. But Alan Henderson and Dikembe Mutombo scored on consecutive trips as Atlanta answered with an 8-2 burst, opening a 90-77 cushion with 6:13 remaining.

"We have said it all year long. If we don't come with focus and intensity, we don't have a chance to win as was the case tonight," Cleveland coach Randy Wittman said. "We started the game like, `Let's see how this game is going to play out. Are they going to come out and play hard?' We played the game like it was a summer league game."

RoShown McLeod scored 18 points and Henderson added 16 for the Hawks, who had an enthusiastic supporter on the bench in Knight.

The diminutive playmaker rooted from the bench as the teams exchanged turnovers and batted the ball around on a wild sequence that Henderson ended with an easy layup to make it 94-88 with 1:19 left, sealing Cleveland's fate.

The Cavs were forced to call timeout and an animated Knight came off the bench to greet each of his teammates as they returned to the bench.

The Hawks made half their 90 shots and scored 25 points off turnovers, denying Cleveland its first three-game winning streak since a season-high six-game run in December.

Andre Miller scored 18 points, Lamond Murray added 15 and Bimbo Coles 10 off the bench for the Cavs, who shot 44 percent (35-of-79) and held a 46-42 rebounding advantage.

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