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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHILADELPHIA 20 20 16 20 76 SAN ANTONIO 24 19 16 27 86 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHI - SPEEDY CLAXTON 19, DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 14, MATT HARPRING 14 SAS - CHARLES SMITH 20, TIM DUNCAN 18, TWO PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: PHI - DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 10, MATT HARPRING 9 SAS - THREE PLAYERS WITH 9

HIGH ASSISTS: PHI - AARON MCKIE 5, SPEEDY CLAXTON 3 SAS - ANTONIO DANIELS 6, TIM DUNCAN 4

ATT: 29,836


Extended Box

PHILADELPHIA (76) AT SAN ANTONIO (86)

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

BLOUNT F 24 2-5 0-1 4 3 7 1 3 0 1 4 HARPRING F 30 5-12 3-4 4 5 9 1 4 0 1 14 MUTOMBO C 44 7-15 0-0 1 9 10 2 2 0 0 14 CLAXTON G 37 8-15 3-4 0 1 1 3 2 2 4 19 MCKIE G 40 4-19 2-2 0 5 5 5 2 0 2 11 RUFFIN 20 0-2 1-2 3 3 6 1 4 2 1 1 CUMMINGS 19 2-6 0-0 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 6 BELL 19 2-5 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 4 BROWN 1 1-2 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 DALEMBERT 6 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 COLEMAN DNP - LEFT KNEE HYPEREXTENSION IVERSON DNP - SPRAINED LEFT THUMB

TOTALS 240 31-83 10-14 15 31 46 15 22 5 10 76 (.373) (.714) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 12(4 PTS)

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

BOWEN F 26 2-6 1-3 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 5 DUNCAN F 44 5-14 8-10 2 7 9 4 2 2 2 18 ROBINSON C 29 6-9 0-1 2 7 9 0 2 1 2 12 T PARKER G 31 3-7 0-0 0 4 4 2 2 1 2 7 S SMITH G 20 2-7 2-2 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 7 DANIELS 28 5-8 1-3 0 2 2 6 2 1 2 12 ROSE 22 2-4 1-2 0 9 9 1 3 0 4 5 C SMITH 22 7-10 2-2 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 20 PORTER 17 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 MCCASKILL 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FERRY DNP - COACH'S DECISION C PARKS DNP - HYPEREXTENDED RIGHT KNEE

TOTALS 240 32-66 15-23 7 37 44 17 17 5 16 86 (.485) (.652) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 16(10 PTS)

PHILADELPHIA 20 20 16 20 - 76 SAN ANTONIO 24 19 16 27 - 86

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHILADELPHIA - MUTOMBO 2, BLOUNT, RUFFIN, DALEMBERT. SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 4, C SMITH 3, ROSE, S SMITH, ROBINSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHILADELPHIA 4-7 (.571), HARPRING 1-1, CLAXTON 0-1, MCKIE 1-2, CUMMINGS 2-2, BROWN 0-1. SAN ANTONIO 7-18 (.389), BOWEN 0-2, T PARKER 1-3, S SMITH 1-3, DANIELS 1-4, C SMITH 4-6. TECHNICALS: PHILADELPHIA - DEFENSIVE THREE. OFFICIALS: MIKE MATHIS, JOE DEROSA, GEORGE TOLIVER. A - 29,836. T - 2:13.


Box Score

PHILADELPHIA (76) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Blount 24 2-5 0-1 4-7 1 3 4 Harpring 30 5-12 3-4 4-9 1 4 14 Mutombo 44 7-15 0-0 1-10 2 2 14 Claxton 37 8-15 3-4 0-1 3 2 19 Mckie 40 4-19 2-2 0-5 5 2 11 Ruffin 20 0-2 1-2 3-6 1 4 1 Cummings 19 2-6 0-0 2-4 0 3 6 Bell 19 2-5 0-0 1-1 2 1 4 Brown 1 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 3 Dalembert 6 0-2 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 Coleman DNP - left knee hyperextension Iverson DNP - sprained left thumb _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-83 10-14 15-46 15 22 76 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.373, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 4-7, .571 (Harpring 1-1, Claxton 0-1, Mckie 1-2, Cummings 2-2, Brown 0-1). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 5 (Mutombo 2, Blount, Ruffin, Dalembert). Turnovers: 12 (Claxton 4, Mckie 2, Bell, Blount, Harpring, Ruffin). Steals: 5 (Claxton 2, Ruffin 2, Dalembert).

SAN ANTONIO (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Bowen 26 2-6 1-3 1-2 1 1 5 Duncan 44 5-14 8-10 2-9 4 2 18 Robinson 29 6-9 0-1 2-9 0 2 12 T Parker 31 3-7 0-0 0-4 2 2 7 S Smith 20 2-7 2-2 1-3 2 2 7 Daniels 28 5-8 1-3 0-2 6 2 12 Rose 22 2-4 1-2 0-9 1 3 5 C Smith 22 7-10 2-2 0-2 1 3 20 Porter 17 0-1 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 Mccaskill 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Ferry DNP - coach's decision C Parks DNP - hyperextended right knee _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-66 15-23 7-44 17 17 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.485, FT-.652. 3-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (Bowen 0-2, T Parker 1-3, S Smith 1-3, Daniels 1-4, C Smith 4-6). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 10 (Duncan 4, C Smith 3, Rose, S Smith, Robinson). Turnovers: 16 (Rose 4, Daniels 2, Duncan 2, Robinson 2, T Parker 2, Bowen, C Smith, Porter, S Smith). Steals: 5 (Duncan 2, Daniels, Robinson, T Parker). ____________________________________________ Philadelphia 20 20 16 20 - 76 San Antonio 24 19 16 27 - 86 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Philadelphia 1 (Defensive Three, 1:40 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 29,836. T: 2:13. Officials: Mike Mathis, Joe Derosa, George Toliver.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- The last time the San Antonio Spurs lost at home to the Philadelphia 76ers, Charles Smith was 10 years old.

Smith scored 13 of his career-high 20 points in the fourth quarter to lift the surging Spurs to an 86-76 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, who have not won here in nearly 16 years.

The Spurs sleepwalked through the first three quarters against the 76ers, who were missing injured top scorers Allen Iverson and Derrick Coleman but still were tied with 9 1/2 minutes left.

Smith scored 11 points over the next five minutes, helping San Antonio open a 78-67 lead with 4:16 remaining. He made three 3-pointers during the stretch.

"I shoot the ball before and after every practice," Smith said. "I shoot a lot. I always consider myself a shooter and a scorer. That the way I came out of college. You have to continually work hard on your shot."

A 1997 first-round pick of Miami, the 6-4 Smith was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers during his rookie season and was waived prior to the 1999-2000 campaign. He spent one season in the CBA and played last season in Italy, where he averaged 24.2 points for Snaidero Udine.

This season, the 25-year-old Smith had scored just 15 points in five games prior to Friday, when he hit 7-of-10 shots, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

"I was impressed with myself tonight," Smith said.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was equally impressed with Smith's defense. Known as "Spider" for his long arms, Smith had three blocked shots.

"He does a great job defensively. He's so long," Popovich said. "He stays in front of people really well. He takes up a lot of space, especially when people go up and shoot."

"Look how long his arms are," teammate Antonio Daniels said. "They can probably touch the floor while (he's) standing up. He has very long arms. He's had that name since college."

Tim Duncan had 18 points and nine rebounds and David Robinson added 12 and nine for the Spurs, who have won 15 consecutive home meetings with the 76ers dating to January 6, 1986.

Overall, San Antonio has won four in a row and is 12-2 since a 2-2 start.

Rookie Speedy Claxton scored 19 points for the Sixers, who lost for the sixth time in seven games and dropped to 0-3 on their five-game road trip. Philadelphia is 0-6 without Iverson, who sat out with a sprained left thumb. Coleman was sidelined with a hyperextended left knee.

"I felt like we won," Sixers coach Larry Brown said. "We had a lot of guys come out and give a great effort. As shorthanded as we are, to perform like that against a great team, I'm proud of them."

Two baskets by Duncan gave the Spurs a 63-58 advantage before Vonteego Cummings made a 3-pointer and Raja Bell scored on a drive, pulling the Sixers into a 63-63 tie with 9:27 left.

Smith took charge, making 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to give San Antonio the lead for good. Matt Harping made two free throws, but Antonio Daniels hit a floater and Smith sank another 3-pointer for a 74-65 lead with 7:12 to go.

"I took ssome shots and they went down for me tonight," Smith said. "Sometimes they do and dometimes they don't."

"He broke it open," Popovich said. "Had he not done that, we probably could have played a whole other game and nobody would have gotten to 100."

After Corie Blount and Daniels traded baskets, Smith buried a jumper to make it 78-67 with 4:16 remaining. Philadelphia got no closer than eight points thereafter and was held below 80 points for the sixth time this season.

"I was a little surprised that I was able to close it out," Smith said. "Coach had faith in me tonight. I can handle that sort of pressure. I just try to come in and leave some positives on the court."

"Smith came in and really put this one away for them," McKie said. "When you have guys like Tim Duncan, David Robinson and Steve Smith, they command so much attention that sometimes you tend to leave guys like (Charles) Smith open. Sometimes they're game-breakers."

Daniels had 12 points and six assists for the Spurs, who shot 48.5 percent (32-of-66) and made 15-of-23 free throws. San Antonio has won 19 of its last 22 meetings with Philadelphia.

Harpring had 14 points and nine rebounds and Dikembe Mutombo collected 14 and 10 for the Sixers, who shot just 37 percent (31-of-83) and made 10-of-14 from the line.

Claxton scored 14 points in the first half, allowing the 76ers to stay within 43-40. Duncan, who had 13 points in the first half, was shut out in the third quarter, which ended with the Spurs holding a 59-56 edge.

"It was a really good defensive game," Popovich said. "If anybody likes defense -- which means zero fans -- this was a great game. Both teams do a lot of things similarly, especially on defense."

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