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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA LAKERS 22 23 22 20 87 PHILADELPHIA 24 18 21 30 93 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 26, KOBE BRYANT 20, ROBERT HORRY 11 PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 29, DERRICK COLEMAN 18, MATT HARPRING 14

HIGH REBOUND: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 11, ROBERT HORRY 9 PHI - DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 18, DERRICK COLEMAN 12

HIGH ASSISTS: LAL - RICK FOX 6, DEREK FISHER 4 PHI - ERIC SNOW 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 20,909


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (87) AT PHILADELPHIA (93)

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

FOX F 33 5-11 0-0 2 4 6 6 3 1 2 10 WALKER F 25 2-5 0-0 1 5 6 0 3 0 1 4 ONEAL C 40 11-22 4-9 4 7 11 2 5 0 0 26 BRYANT G 37 8-17 4-5 1 1 2 3 4 1 1 20 HUNTER G 25 2-9 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 5 FISHER 27 2-10 2-2 0 3 3 4 5 1 1 7 HORRY 31 4-7 2-2 1 8 9 1 1 0 2 11 GEORGE 15 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 4 SHAW 5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 RICHMOND 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MADSEN DNP - COACH'S DECISION MEDVEDENKO DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-85 12-18 10 32 42 20 24 4 9 87 (.424) (.667) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 9(10 PTS)

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

COLEMAN F 36 7-17 4-4 4 8 12 1 5 0 1 18 HARPRING F 30 6-8 2-5 1 4 5 2 0 0 1 14 MUTOMBO C 40 6-8 1-2 4 14 18 0 3 0 0 13 IVERSON G 45 10-29 8-8 0 1 1 3 2 2 4 29 SNOW G 35 2-8 6-6 0 3 3 10 4 2 2 10 BLOUNT 8 0-1 0-0 2 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 D MCKEY 10 0-2 0-0 2 1 3 3 5 0 0 0 BELL 12 1-3 3-4 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 5 CLAXTON 23 2-6 0-0 1 3 4 2 1 0 1 4 CUMMINGS 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DALEMBERT DNP - COACH'S DECISION A MCKIE DNP - LEFT ANKLE & ACHILLES SPRAIN

TOTALS 240 34-82 24-29 14 40 54 21 22 4 9 93 (.415) (.828) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 11(16 PTS)

LA LAKERS 22 23 22 20 - 87 PHILADELPHIA 24 18 21 30 - 93

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - HUNTER 2, BRYANT, ONEAL, FISHER, HORRY. PHILADELPHIA - MUTOMBO 2, IVERSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 3-17 (.176), FOX 0-2, HUNTER 1-3, FISHER 1-7, HORRY 1-3, GEORGE 0-1, SHAW 0-1. PHILADELPHIA 1-7 (.143), COLEMAN 0-2, IVERSON 1-4, BELL 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DON VADEN, JOE DEROSA, LEROY RICHARDSON. A - 20,909. T - 2:28.


Box Score

LA LAKERS (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Fox 33 5-11 0-0 2-6 6 3 10 Walker 25 2-5 0-0 1-6 0 3 4 Oneal 40 11-22 4-9 4-11 2 5 26 Bryant 37 8-17 4-5 1-2 3 4 20 Hunter 25 2-9 0-0 0-1 2 2 5 Fisher 27 2-10 2-2 0-3 4 5 7 Horry 31 4-7 2-2 1-9 1 1 11 George 15 2-3 0-0 1-3 1 1 4 Shaw 5 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 Richmond 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Madsen DNP - coach's decision Medvedenko DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-85 12-18 10-42 20 24 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.424, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 3-17, .176 (Fox 0-2, Hunter 1-3, Fisher 1-7, Horry 1-3, George 0-1, Shaw 0-1). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 6 (Hunter 2, Bryant, Oneal, Fisher, Horry). Turnovers: 9 (Fox 2, Horry 2, Bryant, Fisher, George, Hunter, Walker). Steals: 4 (Bryant, Fisher, Fox, Hunter).

PHILADELPHIA (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Coleman 36 7-17 4-4 4-12 1 5 18 Harpring 30 6-8 2-5 1-5 2 0 14 Mutombo 40 6-8 1-2 4-18 0 3 13 Iverson 45 10-29 8-8 0-1 3 2 29 Snow 35 2-8 6-6 0-3 10 4 10 Blount 8 0-1 0-0 2-5 0 1 0 D Mckey 10 0-2 0-0 2-3 3 5 0 Bell 12 1-3 3-4 0-3 0 1 5 Claxton 23 2-6 0-0 1-4 2 1 4 Cummings 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Dalembert DNP - coach's decision A Mckie DNP - left ankle & achilles sprain _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-82 24-29 14-54 21 22 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.415, FT-.828. 3-Point Goals: 1-7, .143 (Coleman 0-2, Iverson 1-4, Bell 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Mutombo 2, Iverson). Turnovers: 11 (Iverson 4, Snow 2, Claxton, Coleman, Harpring). Steals: 4 (Iverson 2, Snow 2). ____________________________________________ La Lakers 22 23 22 20 - 87 Philadelphia 24 18 21 30 - 93 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,909. T: 2:28. Officials: Don Vaden, Joe Derosa, Leroy Richardson.


Game Story

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Allen Iverson again has Phil Jackson complaining about the officials.

Iverson scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 93-87, in their first meeting at the First Union Center since the Lakers won the NBA championship last June.

Before the 2001 NBA Finals, Jackson suggested that Iverson, the NBA's top scorer, got away with palming and carrying the ball on moves toward the basket. That was no more than gamesmanship, but Jackson was complaining after this one.

The Lakers led, 67-63, entering the fourth quarter, before the 76ers scored 10 of the period's first 12 points, taking the lead for good at 71-69 on a jumper by Iverson with 9:58 left.

Iverson shot just 10-of-29 overall but sank a clutch jumper with 1:48 remaining to give the Sixers an 85-79 cushion. The Lakers got within 85-84 on a spinning jumper by Kobe Bryant with 55 seconds left, but Iverson hit a pair of free throws 10 seconds later to give Philadelphia a three-point edge.

Moving without the ball, the 6-foot, 165-pound Iverson ran into the 7-2, 330-pound Shaquille O'Neal along the baseline and fell to the floor.

"It comes down to Iverson running into Shaq and falling to the floor and the referee giving him two free throws," Jackson said. "That's what the game comes down to, a silly play. It doesn't make any sense, this game, sometimes."

After Derek Fisher missed a layup with 35 seconds left, Dikembe Mutombo hit a jumper from the right elbow to make it 89-84 with 15 seconds to go and Iverson hit four more free throws to ice it.

"(Mutombo) usually shoots it from the baseline but he stepped out and was able to knock it down," Iverson said. "As soon as he let it go, I knew it was good. It looked good as soon as it left his hand."

"(Fisher) wanted to make the big play and it didn't happen for him," Jackson said. "He has to be responsible for it. If he gets in that situation again he has to either come sit down or have more responsibility."

Iverson missed the last 2:17 of the first half after crashing hard into a camera after missing a layup. He suffered a lower back contusion but was treated at halftime and returned for the start of the third quarter.

"Once I started running, I was able to get myself back in the flow of the game," Iverson said. "I'll probably be stiff tonight and (it will) bother me a little bit tomorrow."

Mutombo had 13 points and 18 rebounds and Derrick Coleman added 18 and 12 for the Sixers, who won their third straight game and seventh in their last eight.

O'Neal had 26 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Lakers, whose loss cost Jackson the coaching position for the Western Conference at the All-Star Game. Don Nelson of Dallas will coach the team.

"(Mutombo) was sensational tonight," Sixers coach Larry Brown said. "He gets 18 rebounds, 13 points, a couple of blocks, and plays against a great player like Shaq. He did a great job, and we don't help a lot (defending Shaq), which makes it even tougher for him."

Bryant added 20 points for Los Angeles, which made just 3-of-17 3-pointers in the opener of a five-game road trip. The Lakers have lost six of their last nine games.

"You're not going to stop Shaquille. You're not going to stop Kobe," Iverson said. "But I think collectively as a whole we did a good job on defense limiting those guys to one shot."

Paced by Mutombo and Coleman, the Sixers won the battle of the boards, 54-42. Philadelphia is 10-1 in games in which it has a double-digit rebounding advantage.

Philadelphia jumped out to a 14-6 edge, but Los Angeles went on an 18-2 run over five minutes spanning the first and second quarters to take its biggest lead, 35-26. The Sixers got within 45-42 by halftime.

Los Angeles earned its second consecutive title after winning Game Five of the NBA Finals here on June 15. With O'Neal hurt, the Lakers defeated the Sixers, 88-82, in Los Angeles in their previous meeting this season on December 25.

"I think the Lakers are the best team in the league," Brown said. "I don't think Shaq's in the shape he will be when the playoffs start or the shape he was in last year when we played him, physically, because he's missed games. Every time we play good teams and we win, that gives us confidence."

With the win, Philadelphia moved above .500 (22-21) for the first time since it beat Chicago on December 1 to improve to 8-7.

"They have made a lot of changes and additions to the team," Lakers forward Rick Fox said of the Sixers. "Their chemistry search is still going on. A win like this, against us, I am sure lifts their spirit and maybe will send them back on track to the kind of basketball they played last year."

After the game, Los Angeles assistant coach Tex Winters choked on a sandwich, had difficulty breathing and was taken to Methodist Hospital as a precautionary measure.

"It's probably heartburn or acid reflux," Lakers spokesman John Black said. "Tex has been sick. He has had a case of walking pneumonia lately. Just two days ago he decided to join us on this trip."

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