databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA ATLANTA 76 PHILADELPHIA 68 0:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR


Extended Box

ATLANTA (76) AT PHILADELPHIA (69)

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

ELLIS F 34 3-11 3-4 1 7 8 2 3 1 2 9 HENDERSON F 36 5-10 2-2 2 6 8 3 4 1 2 12 MUTOMBO C 35 4-8 0-2 1 8 9 1 3 2 0 8 BLAYLOCK G 40 5-15 0-0 0 4 4 7 2 1 6 13 SMITH G 25 5-7 3-3 1 2 3 3 0 0 1 14 CORBIN 26 1-8 5-5 0 4 4 0 1 3 2 7 GRAY 6 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 JOHNSON 13 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 LONG 19 3-5 7-10 4 4 8 0 3 0 1 13 WEST 6 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 CRAWFORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION MCLEOD DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 26-68 20-26 9 36 45 17 17 9 18 76 (.382) (.769) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 20(22 PTS)

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

LYNCH F 30 1-10 0-0 2 1 3 2 2 3 1 2 RATLIFF F 38 3-8 4-4 4 8 12 0 4 1 2 10 GEIGER C 31 4-14 0-0 4 5 9 0 1 1 2 8 IVERSON G 40 9-23 7-10 4 3 7 5 1 3 2 26 SNOW G 29 1-7 0-0 1 1 2 4 1 2 1 2 BENJAMIN 7 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 GRANT 24 3-5 0-0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 6 HUGHES 23 3-8 4-6 1 3 4 0 2 0 2 10 MCKIE 10 0-2 1-2 0 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 MOHAMMED 7 1-1 0-1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 SHAW 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 THOMAS DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 26-81 16-23 17 23 40 15 19 13 14 69 (.321) (.696) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 15(11 PTS)

ATLANTA 21 24 15 16 - 76 PHILADELPHIA 18 15 14 22 - 69

BLOCKED SHOTS: ATLANTA - MUTOMBO 4, ELLIS, LONG, CORBIN. PHILADELPHIA - RATLIFF 4, LYNCH 2, MOHAMMED, GRANT, IVERSON, GEIGER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ATLANTA 4-8 (.500), ELLIS 0-1, BLAYLOCK 3-5, SMITH 1-1, GRAY 0-1. PHILADELPHIA 1-3 (.333), IVERSON 1-2, MCKIE 0-1. TECHNICALS: PHILADELPHIA - GRANT. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, SCOTT FOSTER, MARC DAVIS. A - 15,159. T - 2:06.


Box Score

ATLANTA (76) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Ellis 34 3-11 3-4 1-8 2 3 9 Henderson 36 5-10 2-2 2-8 3 4 12 Mutombo 35 4-8 0-2 1-9 1 3 8 Blaylock 40 5-15 0-0 0-4 7 2 13 Smith 25 5-7 3-3 1-3 3 0 14 Corbin 26 1-8 5-5 0-4 0 1 7 Gray 6 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Johnson 13 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Long 19 3-5 7-10 4-8 0 3 13 West 6 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Crawford DNP - coach's decision Mcleod DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-68 20-26 9-45 17 17 76 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.382, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 4-8, .500 (Ellis 0-1, Blaylock 3-5, Smith 1-1, Gray 0-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 7 (Mutombo 4, Ellis, Long, Corbin). Turnovers: 20 (Blaylock 6, Corbin 2, Ellis 2, Henderson 2, Johnson 2, Gray, Long, Smith, West). Steals: 9 (Corbin 3, Mutombo 2, Blaylock, Ellis, Henderson, Johnson).

PHILADELPHIA (69) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Lynch 30 1-10 0-0 2-3 2 2 2 Ratliff 38 3-8 4-4 4-12 0 4 10 Geiger 31 4-14 0-0 4-9 0 1 8 Iverson 40 9-23 7-10 4-7 5 1 26 Snow 29 1-7 0-0 1-2 4 1 2 Benjamin 7 1-3 0-0 1-2 0 1 2 Grant 24 3-5 0-0 0-0 1 4 6 Hughes 23 3-8 4-6 1-4 0 2 10 Mckie 10 0-2 1-2 0-1 2 2 1 Mohammed 7 1-1 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 Shaw 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Thomas DNP - sprained left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-81 16-23 17-40 15 19 69 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.321, FT-.696. 3-Point Goals: 1-3, .333 (Iverson 1-2, Mckie 0-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 10 (Ratliff 4, Lynch 2, Mohammed, Grant, Iverson, Geiger). Turnovers: 15 (Geiger 2, Hughes 2, Iverson 2, Mckie 2, Ratliff 2, Grant, Lynch, Mohammed, Snow). Steals: 13 (Iverson 3, Lynch 3, Mckie 3, Snow 2, Geiger, Ratliff). ____________________________________________ Atlanta 21 24 15 16 - 76 Philadelphia 18 15 14 22 - 69 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Philadelphia 1 (Grant, 0:25 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,159. T: 2:06. Officials: Steve Javie, Scott Foster, Marc Davis.


Game Story

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Mookie Blaylock made two clutch 3-pointers down the stretch to repel a rally as the Atlanta Hawks dealt the Philadelphia 76ers their fourth straight loss, 76-69.

Trailing by 13 points entering the fourth quarter, the 76ers surged within 68-66 on a jumper by Harvey Grant with 2:27 to play. Philadelphia nearly forced a turnover but Blaylock picked up the loose ball, faked a shot and drilled a 3-pointer for a five-point lead with 2:03 to go.

Allen Iverson twice made 1-of-2 free throws around two missed free throws by Atlanta's Dikembe Mutombo to cut the deficit to 71-68 with 1:24 left. Alan Henderson answered with a pair of foul shots and, after Iverson turned it over on a drive, Blaylock buried another 3-pointer to make it 76-68 with 51 seconds left.

"I don't think we played that well," Blaylock said. "You've got to feel that you can put a team away, not let them hang around like we did. But we stuck in there and got a win."

"Mookie Blaylock is a big-time player and made a big shot," Hawks coach Lenny Wilkens said. "At no time did we lose our confidence."

Atlanta's Steve Smith scored 14 points before leaving with a sprained right knee with eight minutes left in the third period. His departure coincided with Atlanta's near-collapse.

"Taking him out of the game really hurt us," Blaylock said. "He's our go-to guy. That took away a big part of our offense."

Blaylock and Grant Long scored 13 points apiece for the Hawks, who avenged a 78-70 loss at Philadelphia six days ago and bounced back from their first home loss of the season to Orlando on Friday.

Iverson scored 26 points for the Sixers, who shot 32 percent (26-of-81) and were held below 70 points for the second straight game. That did not seem to bother coach Larry Brown.

"This is as proud as I've been of this team in a long, long time," he said. "(The second half) is the best defensive half I've seen."

Playing its third game in as many nights, Philadelphia was held to its all-time low against Atlanta after being limited its its all-time low of 67 against New York.

"We just didn't have enough legs," Brown said. "It's hard to play three in a row, but it shows a lot about the character of a team. I don't handle losses very well, but I'm proud of all the guys."

In a game of droughts, a layup by Long gave the Hawks a 66-55 lead with 8:10 to play. That was Atlanta's last basket for more than six minutes until Blaylock's first 3-pointer as the Sixers put together a 11-2 run.

Alan Henderson scored eight of his 12 points in the opening quarter as Atlanta grabbed a 21-18 lead. Philadelphia scored the first five points of the second period to take a 23-21 lead with 8:12 left in the first half.

Long ended a dry spell of 4:53 with a basket with 7:47 left that ignited a 9-0 run. Philadelphia went nearly five minutes without a hoop until George Lynch hit a jumper with 4:57 to go, his only basket in 10 shots.

The Sixers closed to 36-33 on Theo Ratliff's jumper with 1:45 to play before the Hawks closed the half with nine straight points. LaPhonso Ellis scored four points in the run, including a jumper with seven-tenths of a second remaining that provided a 45-33 lead.

Philadelphia shot 15-of-44 in the first half and remained ice cold in the third quarter. Atlanta opened with a 7-2 run and built its largest lead at 52-35 on a 3-pointer by Blaylock with 8:58 to go.

"The first half was terrible," Iverson said. "You can't win like that. We've got to stop playing like we're down 15. It seems like every time we get down, we wait until that last quarter and push, push and push, but it's too late."

Smith went down less than a minute later when Sixers guard Eric Snow crashed into him breaking up a court-length pass. In the final 4:24 of the period, the teams traded five free throws while going scoreless from the field. Atlanta took a 60-47 advantage to the final period.

Mutombo had eight points, nine rebounds and four blocks for the Hawks, who shot 38 percent (26-of-68) and held a 45-40 edge on the glass.

Ratliff had 10 points, 12 boards and four blocks and rookie Larry Hughes also scored 10 points for the Sixers, who forced 20 turnovers, leading to 22 points.

"We can't put everything on (Iverson)," Grant said. "We have to go in and out and set up shots."

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com