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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      PHILADELPHIA     27   24   20   27    98   
      BOSTON           22   31   30   12    95      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 30, MARC JACKSON 15, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 12
                BOS - PAUL PIERCE 35, RICKY DAVIS 14, MARK 
                      BLOUNT 12

HIGH REBOUND:   PHI - KENNY THOMAS 10, SAMUEL DALEMBERT 10, 
                      WILLIE GREEN 5
                BOS - PAUL PIERCE 13, MARK BLOUNT 8, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 4

HIGH ASSISTS:   PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 6, AARON MCKIE 4, FOUR 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2
                BOS - GARY PAYTON 8, PAUL PIERCE 8, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2

         ATT:   18,624

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Iguodala 20 3-5 1-1 0-0 1 3 8 K Thomas 37 4-14 4-4 5-10 2 4 12 M Jackson 20 5-8 5-5 2-4 0 1 15 A Iverson 43 13-22 1-5 0-2 6 1 30 A McKie 16 0-2 0-0 0-2 4 3 0 S Dalembert 24 1-4 0-0 3-10 0 5 2 C Williamson 11 1-5 4-4 0-1 2 1 6 K Korver 24 4-8 0-1 1-4 2 5 12 W Green 34 4-11 2-4 2-5 2 1 11 B Skinner 4 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 2 K Brown 6 0-1 0-0 0-2 1 1 0 J Davis 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-81 17-24 14-41 20 26 98 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.444, FT-.708. 3-Point Goals: 9-24, .375 (A Iguodala 1-1, K Thomas 0-2, A Iverson 3-9, A McKie 0-1, K Korver 4-8, W Green 1-2, K Brown 0-1). Team Rebounds: 12. Blocked Shots:2 (K Thomas, K Korver). Turnovers:16 (A Iverson 3, W Green 3, K Thomas 2, A Iguodala 2, S Dalembert 2, B Skinner, M Jackson, K Korver, K Brown). Steals: 9 (C Williamson 3, A Iverson 2, S Dalembert, W Green, K Korver, A Iguodala). BOSTON (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Davis 41 5-9 3-3 2-4 1 5 14 R LaFrentz 26 4-6 0-0 2-4 2 3 8 M Blount 39 5-10 2-4 3-8 2 5 12 G Payton 28 2-4 1-1 0-2 8 5 6 P Pierce 41 10-23 14-18 1-13 8 2 35 T Gugliotta 11 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 3 2 J Welsch 23 1-5 4-4 0-2 1 1 6 T Allen 6 1-1 0-2 1-1 0 1 2 M Banks 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 W Mccarty 16 4-7 0-0 1-1 0 0 10 A Jefferson 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 K Perkins DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-69 24-32 10-35 23 27 95 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.478, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 5-17, .294 (R Davis 1-2, G Payton 1-2, P Pierce 1-6, J Welsch 0-3, W Mccarty 2-4). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:3 (R LaFrentz 2, M Blount). Turnovers:19 (P Pierce 5, G Payton 4, T Gugliotta 3, R Davis 3, R LaFrentz, M Blount, J Welsch, T Allen). Steals: 9 (J Welsch 2, P Pierce 2, G Payton, W Mccarty, R LaFrentz, R Davis, M Banks). ------------------------------------------- PHILADELPHIA 27 24 20 27 - 98 BOSTON 22 31 30 12 - 95 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Philadelphia - 2 (Defensive Three, 10:10 3rd; Defensive Three, 9:19 4th). Boston - 1 (G Payton, 8:08 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,624. T: 2:19. Officials: Jack Nies, Kevin Fehr, Violet Palmer.


Extended Box

PHILADELPHIA (98) AT BOSTON (95) PHILADELPHIA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === A IGUODALA F 20 3-5 1-1 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 8 K THOMAS F 37 4-14 4-4 5 5 10 2 4 0 2 12 M JACKSON C 20 5-8 5-5 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 15 A IVERSON G 43 13-22 1-5 0 2 2 6 1 2 3 30 A MCKIE G 16 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 4 3 0 0 0 S DALEMBERT 24 1-4 0-0 3 7 10 0 5 1 2 2 C WILLIAMSON 11 1-5 4-4 0 1 1 2 1 3 0 6 K KORVER 24 4-8 0-1 1 3 4 2 5 1 1 12 W GREEN 34 4-11 2-4 2 3 5 2 1 1 3 11 B SKINNER 4 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 K BROWN 6 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 J DAVIS 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 240 36-81 17-24 14 27 41 20 26 9 16 98 (.444) (.708) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 17 (18 PTS) BOSTON REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === R DAVIS F 41 5-9 3-3 2 2 4 1 5 1 3 14 R LAFRENTZ F 26 4-6 0-0 2 2 4 2 3 1 1 8 M BLOUNT C 39 5-10 2-4 3 5 8 2 5 0 1 12 G PAYTON G 28 2-4 1-1 0 2 2 8 5 1 4 6 P PIERCE G 41 10-23 14-18 1 12 13 8 2 2 5 35 T GUGLIOTTA 11 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 J WELSCH 23 1-5 4-4 0 2 2 1 1 2 1 6 T ALLEN 6 1-1 0-2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 M BANKS 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 W MCCARTY 16 4-7 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 10 A JEFFERSON 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 K PERKINS DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 33-69 24-32 10 25 35 23 27 9 19 95 (.478) (.750) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 19 (26 PTS) PHILADELPHIA 27 24 20 27 - 98 BOSTON 22 31 30 12 - 95 BLOCKED SHOTS: PHILADELPHIA - K THOMAS, K KORVER. BOSTON - R LAFRENTZ 2, M BLOUNT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHILADELPHIA 9-24 (.375), A IGUODALA 1-1, K THOMAS 0- 2, A IVERSON 3-9, A MCKIE 0-1, K KORVER 4-8, W GREEN 1-2, K BROWN 0- 1. BOSTON 5-17 (.294), R DAVIS 1-2, G PAYTON 1-2, P PIERCE 1-6, J WELSCH 0- 3, W MCCARTY 2-4. TECHNICAL FOULS: PHILADELPHIA - DEFENSIVE THREE 2. BOSTON - G PAYTON. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, KEVIN FEHR, VIOLET PALMER. A - 18,624. T - 2:19.


Game Story

BOSTON (Ticker) -- Jim O'Brien really wanted a win in his return to the FleetCenter. Allen Iverson and Kyle Korver made sure he got it. Iverson scored 30 points and teamed with Korver in a furious fourth-quarter rally as the Philadelphia 76ers edged the Boston Celtics, 98-95, in the season opener for both teams. O'Brien coached the Celtics for parts of four seasons before resigning last season over differences with team president Danny Ainge. The Philadelphia native was hired by the 76ers after they missed the playoffs last season for the first time in six years. "I want to win every game desperately, but this would hold a special place and certainly I would like to win this game," O'Brien said before the game. That didn't look like it would happen. The 76ers saw a 14-point second-quarter lead turn into an 18-point third-quarter deficit and had their hands full with Paul Pierce, who had 35 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. Boston opened the third quarter with a 14-0 run to take control of the game. "It is weird watching tape and seeing the parquet floor," O'Brien said. "For me, there were a lot of difficulties preparing for the Celtics. Sometimes when I go look at the stat sheet, my eyes go to 'Boston' first instead of 'Philadelphia.' It was difficult having my first game against my former team." Philadelphia trailed, 85-73, early in the final period before Korver capped a 12-1 burst with a pair of 3-pointers, cutting the deficit to 86-85 with 8:39 left. Another 3-pointer by Korver made it 93-90 before Iverson took over. He stepped through a pair of defenders for a layup, then found Willie Green for a 3-pointer and a 95-93 lead with 3:34 to go. "I was just trying to be as aggressive as I could," Iverson said. "At the end, I wanted to put pressure on the defense and try to get Kyle and Willie good looks. After Boston's Mark Blount missed two free throws, Iverson drilled a 3-pointer at the 2:51 mark. Ricky Davis made a jumper 17 seconds later, but neither team scored again. Boston missed four shots on one possession and Pierce missed an open 3-pointer as time expired. "We got a good look," Pierce said. "That was the play we drew up in the timeout before and it was little bit long but I don't think it should have come down to that." Iverson embraced his new coach moments after Pierce's shot ricocheted off the back iron, cementing O'Brien first win on Philadelphia's bench. "I think it was a special moment because for him to come back to a place where he's had so much success and for me to be the leader on the team and the best player on our team and to help him achieve I know he wanted, it mattered to me," Iverson said. "I wanted him to get a win and feel good about our team and feel good about our effort because we could've thrown that game away." "As it turns out, I'm more happy for the way our team won on the road and coming back than any feelings I may have about coming back to Boston and winning," O'Brien said. "I'm just thrilled for our guys." While O'Brien won his Philadelphia debut, Doc Rivers lost his first game as Celtics coach. "I was encouraged by the effort," Rivers said. "I thought we competed the entire night. I thought we had a stretch in the third quarter and in the fourth quarter where we struggled. I thought we stopped attacking. I thought we got a lead and kind of tried to sit on the lead and you can't do that." Marc Jackson scored 15 points and Korver added 12 - all on 3-pointers - for the Sixers. Davis scored 14 points and Mark Blount added 12 for the Celtics. A jumper by Iverson capped a 16-4 surge and gave Philadelphia a 38-24 lead before Boston stormed back behind Pierce, who scored 17 points in the first half and 14 in the third quarter. "We had them on their heels in the third quarter," Pierce said. "But we started fouling them and giving them the momentum to get back in the game."


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