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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHICAGO 25 24 19 29 97 ATLANTA 26 35 31 21 113 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CHI - ELTON BRAND 21, TONI KUKOC 21, RON ARTEST 13 ATL - ISAIAH RIDER 18, DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 16, JIMMY JACKSON 15

HIGH REBOUND: CHI - ELTON BRAND 12, TONI KUKOC 6 ATL - DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 13, ALAN HENDERSON 8

HIGH ASSISTS: CHI - TONI KUKOC 5, NINE PLAYERS WITH 1 ATL - JASON TERRY 5, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 13,342


Extended Box

CHICAGO (97) AT ATLANTA (113)

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

BRAND F 33 8-15 5-8 9 3 12 1 4 0 3 21 KUKOC F 29 8-16 5-8 2 4 6 5 0 0 2 21 PERDUE C 17 1-3 0-2 1 1 2 1 2 0 2 2 BROWN G 32 5-13 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 3 1 10 HAWKINS G 21 1-2 2-2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 HOIBERG 20 3-7 3-3 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 10 SIMPKINS 24 0-7 0-2 1 3 4 1 4 0 1 0 ANSTEY 14 4-5 2-2 2 1 3 0 3 1 0 10 WILLOUGHBY 16 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 1 3 3 ARTEST 18 3-6 6-6 1 0 1 1 3 0 2 13 RUFFIN 8 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 DAVID 8 1-2 1-2 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 3

TOTALS 240 35-80 24-35 17 22 39 14 26 6 14 97 (.438) (.686) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 14(21 PTS)

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

HENDERSON F 31 4-9 5-11 2 6 8 1 2 3 0 13 MCLEOD F 12 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 5 0 2 2 MUTOMBO C 36 7-10 2-3 5 8 13 1 2 0 0 16 COLES G 24 5-8 2-4 0 2 2 3 1 1 0 12 JACKSON G 27 6-9 0-0 1 4 5 3 3 0 0 15 CRAWFORD 24 5-11 4-4 1 1 2 2 6 0 3 14 RIDER 22 7-15 4-6 1 3 4 3 0 0 2 18 WRIGHT 22 3-4 1-2 2 2 4 0 5 0 0 7 TERRY 24 4-7 4-4 0 2 2 5 2 5 4 12 BOWDLER 8 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 2 GLOVER 5 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 JOHNSON 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 44-81 22-34 13 29 42 21 30 10 11 113 (.543) (.647) TEAM REBS: 16 TOTAL TO: 12(11 PTS)

CHICAGO 25 24 19 29 - 97 ATLANTA 26 35 31 21 - 113

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHICAGO - BROWN 2, KUKOC, HAWKINS, SIMPKINS, ANSTEY. ATLANTA - MUTOMBO 3. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHICAGO 3-12 (.250), KUKOC 0-5, HAWKINS 0-1, HOIBERG 1-1, WILLOUGHBY 1-3, ARTEST 1-2. ATLANTA 3-8 (.375), JACKSON 3-3, RIDER 0-2, TERRY 0-1, GLOVER 0-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DICK BAVETTA, DAVID JONES, LEROY RICHARDSON. A - 13,342. T - 2:13.


Box Score

CHICAGO (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brand 33 8-15 5-8 9-12 1 4 21 Kukoc 29 8-16 5-8 2-6 5 0 21 Perdue 17 1-3 0-2 1-2 1 2 2 Brown 32 5-13 0-0 1-2 1 2 10 Hawkins 21 1-2 2-2 0-2 1 0 4 Hoiberg 20 3-7 3-3 0-3 0 3 10 Simpkins 24 0-7 0-2 1-4 1 4 0 Anstey 14 4-5 2-2 2-3 0 3 10 Willoughby 16 1-4 0-0 0-2 1 2 3 Artest 18 3-6 6-6 1-1 1 3 13 Ruffin 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 David 8 1-2 1-2 0-2 1 1 3 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-80 24-35 17-39 14 26 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.438, FT-.686. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Kukoc 0-5, Hawkins 0-1, Hoiberg 1-1, Willoughby 1-3, Artest 1-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 6 (Brown 2, Kukoc, Hawkins, Simpkins, Anstey). Turnovers: 14 (Brand 3, Willoughby 3, Artest 2, Kukoc 2, Perdue 2, Brown, Simpkins). Steals: 6 (Brown 3, Anstey, David, Willoughby).

ATLANTA (113) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 31 4-9 5-11 2-8 1 2 13 Mcleod 12 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 5 2 Mutombo 36 7-10 2-3 5-13 1 2 16 Coles 24 5-8 2-4 0-2 3 1 12 Jackson 27 6-9 0-0 1-5 3 3 15 Crawford 24 5-11 4-4 1-2 2 6 14 Rider 22 7-15 4-6 1-4 3 0 18 Wright 22 3-4 1-2 2-4 0 5 7 Terry 24 4-7 4-4 0-2 5 2 12 Bowdler 8 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 3 2 Glover 5 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 Johnson 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 44-81 22-34 13-42 21 30 113 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.543, FT-.647. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (Jackson 3-3, Rider 0-2, Terry 0-1, Glover 0-2). Team rebounds: 16. Blocked shots: 3 (Mutombo 3). Turnovers: 12 (Terry 4, Crawford 3, Mcleod 2, Rider 2). Steals: 10 (Terry 5, Henderson 3, Bowdler, Coles). ____________________________________________ Chicago 25 24 19 29 - 97 Atlanta 26 35 31 21 - 113 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,342. T: 2:13. Officials: Dick Bavetta, David Jones, Leroy Richardson.


Game Story

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- After opening the season with two losses, facing the Chicago Bulls was just what the Atlanta Hawks needed.

Isaiah Rider scored 18 points and Dikembe Mutombo added 16 and 13 rebounds the Hawks ripped the winless Bulls, 113-97, for their first victory at Philips Arena.

Atlanta lost to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday in the first regular-season game at the new arena. Attendance was down nearly 5,000 to just 13,342.

"The Chicago Bulls aren't what they used to be," Rider said. "They're not the defensive team they used to be. We should have taken care of those guys."

The Hawks started slowly and led only 26-25 after one quarter. They outscored Chicago 35-24 in the second period and 31-19 in the third to take a commanding 92-68 advantage in the final 12 minutes.

"It was a great win," Mutombo said. "We needed a win like this. We need to get something going. We got it going right away. I'm very pleased with our effort tonight."

Atlanta opened its biggest lead at 105-78 on Rider's short jumper in the lane with 5:34 remaining. Six players scored in double figures for the Hawks, who shot 54 percent (44-of-81) from the field.

"We tried to make a commitment to play more up-tempo," Atlanta rookie guard Jason Terry said. "I know I try to push it up the court. You can expect more of that in the future."

Toni Kukoc scored 21 points and top overall pick Elton Brand had his best game with 21 and 12 rebounds for the Bulls. But they got little help, combining for 19 of Chicago's points in the first period.

"We were fine offensively in the first quarter," Brand said. "We just couldn't get any stops. That was the main difference in the game."

Chicago is off to an 0-3 start under second-year coach Tim Floyd after losing seven of its first eight last season.

"We got 97 points, so scoring wasn't a problem," Bulls guard Randy Brown said. "The problem was they scored when they wanted to and they threw it where they wanted. Tonight, we didn't have it. We're trying to find an identity."

Leading 36-35 midway through the second period, the Hawks used a 16-6 run and took a 52-41 lead on Terry's 15-footer. Rider had 11 points in the quarter.

Rider, who missed the season opener due to his grandmother's death, rebounded after shooting just 7-of-22 in Thursday's 119-109 loss to the Bucks.

"It feels good," Rider said. "We didn't want to go five or 10 games without a win. I'm excited. I'm ready to go. I'm just trying to play basketball. Nothing's changed. I'm focusing on doing what I tried to do in Portland and Minnesota."

Jim Jackson contributed 15 points and Chris Crawford added 14 for the Hawks, who committed just 11 turnovers.

"We had a bunch of careless turnovers in the last game," Atlanta guard Bimbo Coles said. "We didn't have that tonight."

Rookie Ron Artest scored 13 points for the Bulls, but many of those were in the fourth quarter after the game was out of reach. Chicago finished with a 12-2 run to make the final more respectable.

"We did a better job of switching, trapping and rotating," Hawks coach Lenny Wilkens said.

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