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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MEMPHIS 18 22 15 21 76 ATLANTA 29 19 25 22 95 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MEM - SHANE BATTIER 20, PAU GASOL 12, EDDIE GILL 11 ATL - TONI KUKOC 24, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 23, JASON TERRY 11

HIGH REBOUND: MEM - LORENZEN WRIGHT 7, GRANT LONG 5, FIVE PLAYERS WITH 3 ATL - NAZR MOHAMMED 8, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 7, CAL BOWDLER 6

HIGH ASSISTS: MEM - GRANT LONG 3, EDDIE GILL 3, TWO PLAYERS WITH 2 ATL - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 5, JACQUE VAUGHN 5, JASON TERRY 5

ATT: 7,714


Extended Box

MEMPHIS (76) AT ATLANTA (95)

MEMPHIS

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

P GASOL F 41 4-9 4-4 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 12 G LONG F 21 2-5 0-4 0 5 5 3 0 0 0 4 L WRIGHT C 24 3-9 0-2 1 6 7 1 1 1 2 6 E GILL G 35 3-11 5-6 3 0 3 3 0 1 0 11 S BATTIER G 42 8-14 3-6 3 0 3 2 1 2 3 20 T MASSENBURG 8 0-2 1-2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 R BUFORD 21 3-10 0-0 0 3 3 0 4 0 2 6 S SWIFT 23 3-5 2-2 1 2 3 1 4 1 0 8 W SOLOMON 5 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 4 0 I FONTAINE 20 2-3 3-5 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 8 B KNIGHT DNP - STRAINED HIP J WILLIAMS DNP - SORE TOES

TOTALS 240 28-68 18-31 9 24 33 13 15 7 15 76 (.412) (.581) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 17 (16 PTS)

ATLANTA

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

D JOHNSON F 32 3-10 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 7 S ABDUR-RAHIM F 33 10-16 3-6 2 5 7 5 3 1 2 23 N MOHAMMED C 27 2-4 0-0 1 7 8 1 5 0 2 4 J TERRY G 27 5-9 0-0 0 0 0 5 4 3 1 11 I NEWBLE G 35 5-7 0-0 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 10 A HENDERSON 15 3-6 1-1 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 7 T KUKOC 26 7-8 6-6 0 4 4 4 3 1 1 24 J VAUGHN 21 1-1 0-0 0 3 3 5 1 1 1 2 H MOTTOLA 16 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 4 0 3 0 C BOWDLER 5 2-5 0-0 2 4 6 0 0 0 1 4 M STRICKLAND 3 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 D GLOVER DNP - STRESS FRACTURE RT

TOTALS 240 39-71 10-13 6 29 35 26 27 8 16 95 (.549) (.769) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 17 (18 PTS)

MEMPHIS 18 22 15 21 - 76 ATLANTA 29 19 25 22 - 95

BLOCKED SHOTS: MEMPHIS - S SWIFT 2, G LONG, P GASOL. ATLANTA - N MOHAMMED 2, S ABDUR-RAHIM, D JOHNSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MEMPHIS 2-6 (.333), E GILL 0-2, S BATTIER 1-3, I FONTAINE 1- 1. ATLANTA 7-14 (.500), D JOHNSON 1-3, S ABDUR-RAHIM 0-1, J TERRY 1- 4, T KUKOC 4-4, M STRICKLAND 1-2. TECHNICAL FOULS: ATLANTA - DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BILL KENNEDY, LUIS GRILLO, SCOTT FOSTER. A - 7,714. T - 2:04.


Box Score

MEMPHIS (76)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp P Gasol 41 4-9 4-4 1-3 2 3 12 G Long 21 2-5 0-4 0-5 3 0 4 L Wright 24 3-9 0-2 1-7 1 1 6 E Gill 35 3-11 5-6 3-3 3 0 11 S Battier 42 8-14 3-6 3-3 2 1 20 T Massenburg 8 0-2 1-2 0-2 0 1 1 R Buford 21 3-10 0-0 0-3 0 4 6 S Swift 23 3-5 2-2 1-3 1 4 8 W Solomon 5 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 I Fontaine 20 2-3 3-5 0-2 1 0 8 B Knight DNP - STRAINED HIP J Williams DNP - SORE TOES

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-68 18-31 9-33 13 15 76 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.412, FT-.581. 3-Point Goals: 2-6, .333 (E Gill 0-2, S Battier 1-3, I Fontaine 1-1). Team Rebounds: 13. Blocked Shots:4 (S Swift 2, G Long, P Gasol). Turnovers:15 (W Solomon 4, S Battier 3, P Gasol 3, L Wright 2, R Buford 2, I Fontaine). Steals: 7 (S Battier 2, P Gasol 2, L Wright, E Gill, S Swift).

ATLANTA (95)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Johnson 32 3-10 0-0 1-2 1 3 7 S Abdur-Rahim 33 10-16 3-6 2-7 5 3 23 N Mohammed 27 2-4 0-0 1-8 1 5 4 J Terry 27 5-9 0-0 0-0 5 4 11 I Newble 35 5-7 0-0 0-1 3 3 10 A Henderson 15 3-6 1-1 0-2 0 1 7 T Kukoc 26 7-8 6-6 0-4 4 3 24 J Vaughn 21 1-1 0-0 0-3 5 1 2 H Mottola 16 0-3 0-0 0-2 2 4 0 C Bowdler 5 2-5 0-0 2-6 0 0 4 M Strickland 3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 D Glover DNP - STRESS FRACTURE RT

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-71 10-13 6-35 26 27 95 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.549, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 7-14, .500 (D Johnson 1-3, S Abdur-Rahim 0-1, J Terry 1-4, T Kukoc 4-4, M Strickland 1-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:4 (N Mohammed 2, S Abdur-Rahim, D Johnson). Turnovers:16 (H Mottola 3, S Abdur-Rahim 2, N Mohammed 2, I Newble 2, D Johnson 2, A Henderson, C Bowdler, J Terry, J Vaughn, T Kukoc). Steals: 8 (J Terry 3, T Kukoc, S Abdur-Rahim, I Newble, D Johnson, J Vaughn).

------------------------------------------- MEMPHIS 18 22 15 21 - 76 ATLANTA 29 19 25 22 - 95 -------------------------------------------

Technical fouls: Atlanta - (Defensive Three, 6:43 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 7,714. T: 2:04. Officials: Bill Kennedy, Luis Grillo, Scott Foster.


Game Story

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- The Atlanta Hawks have very few games that can be called automatic victories, but hosting the Memphis Grizzlies is as close as it gets.

Toni Kukoc scored 21 of his season-high 24 points in the second half and Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 21 points against his former team as the Hawks remained unbeaten against the Grizzlies at home with a 95-76 victory.

The Grizzlies lost all six of their visits to Atlanta while residing in Vancouver and moving to Memphis has not reversed their fortunes.

The Grizzlies had their only lead, 6-4, less than four minutes into the game before Abdur-Rahim and Nazr Mohammed each scored four points to fuel an 11-0 run.

Abdur-Rahim scored 12 points and the Hawks made 13-of-19 shots in the first quarter. They had a 45-30 cushion with 3:36 left in the second before the Grizzlies closed the half with a 10-3 burst.

Eddie Gill, who was signed Monday for the rest of the season, opened the third quarter with a jumper to bring Memphis within 48-42. But the Hawks outscored the Grizzlies, 25-13, in the final 10 minutes of the period.

"It was a good win," Hawks coach Lon Kruger said. "We got off to a good start and got a little bit of a margin, even though we didnít finish the second quarter like we wanted to. Shareef got us off to a good start in the first half and then Toni had a terrific run in the second half to maintain the margin."

Kukoc scored 10 points in the third quarter and added the first 11 of the fourth to give Atlanta its largest lead, 84-61, with 8:55 remaining.

"I feel my legs, which helps with the shot," Kukoc said. "I feel like I have a base and from that point it is all about doing the regular jump shot. When you are struggling with your legs, you donít feel like you have a base and you feel like you have to kind of throw the ball to shoot it."

"Kukoc comes in and takes over the game for them," Memphis coach Sidney Lowe said. "He can shoot the basketball, the scouting report tells you that. He did a nice job of moving without the ball. All the stuff we told them they were going to do, they did. And we just didnít react to it."

Abdur-Rahim made 10-of-16 shots and Kukoc buried 7-of-8 as the Hawks shot 55 percent (39-of-71) en route to their third win in four games.

Jason Terry scored 11 points and Ira Newble added 10 for Atlanta, which won despite going to the line just 13 times on its home floor.

Memphis shot 41 percent (28-of-68) from the floor and attempted nearly three times as many free throws but shot a dismal 58 percent (18-of-31) from the line.

"We canít shoot, bottom line," Lowe said. "Wide-open shots, we canít score 80 points. Itís trickling down on the free throws, 31 attempts but only make 18. You canít win ballgames like this. It seems like other people get open shots and they knock them down."

Shane Battier scored 20 points and fellow rookie Pau Gasol added 12 for the struggling Grizzlies, who have lost eight straight and 11 of their last 12 games.

"For this stretch that weíve lost and been undermanned, weíve needed to play a great game, a near-perfect game," said Battier, who made 8-of-14 shots. "We certainly canít shoot in the low 40s and expect to win games.

"I am trying to stay as optimistic as I can. I know we have a lot of injuries and weíre young, which is a pretty lethal combination in terms of a team trying to get better. I know better days are ahead."

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