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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHOENIX 24 28 16 27 95 ATLANTA 18 25 24 15 82 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHO - SHAWN MARION 25, CLIFF ROBINSON 18, RODNEY ROGERS 15 ATL - JASON TERRY 22, DERMARR JOHNSON 13, TWO PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: PHO - SHAWN MARION 12, JAKE TSAKALIDIS 8 ATL - DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 14, LORENZEN WRIGHT 7

HIGH ASSISTS: PHO - JASON KIDD 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5 ATL - JASON TERRY 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 2

ATT: 11,434


Extended Box

PHOENIX (95) AT ATLANTA (82)

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

MARION F 36 9-16 6-8 2 10 12 5 3 0 2 25 ROBINSON F 42 7-17 2-4 3 4 7 4 4 2 3 18 TSAKALIDIS C 27 2-5 0-2 2 6 8 1 2 1 3 4 ELIE G 33 2-6 0-0 0 5 5 1 4 1 2 5 KIDD G 39 5-13 3-7 1 3 4 7 1 5 3 14 SANTIAGO 10 3-6 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 T DELK 15 1-6 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 ROGERS 29 6-7 2-3 0 2 2 5 4 1 3 15 PERRY 9 3-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 V DEL NEGRO DNP - NOT WITH TEAM DUDLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-80 13-24 8 32 40 24 18 10 17 95 (.475) (.542) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 17(15 PTS)

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

CRAWFORD F 31 5-9 2-2 1 5 6 1 6 1 3 12 WRIGHT F 32 5-15 2-2 1 6 7 0 4 0 2 12 MUTOMBO C 34 2-7 1-2 6 8 14 1 3 0 2 5 D JOHNSON G 35 3-5 6-6 0 4 4 2 3 1 6 13 TERRY G 42 10-20 2-2 0 5 5 8 1 4 6 22 MCLEOD 15 2-4 1-1 0 3 3 2 1 1 1 5 HENDERSON 18 1-7 3-4 2 4 6 0 1 0 3 5 GLOVER 9 2-5 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 SMITH 12 1-5 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 MOTTOLA 10 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 BOWDLER 2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-79 17-19 11 37 48 15 21 8 23 82 (.405) (.895) TEAM REBS: 3 TOTAL TO: 23(20 PTS)

PHOENIX 24 28 16 27 - 95 ATLANTA 18 25 24 15 - 82

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHOENIX - MARION 2, ROBINSON 2, TSAKALIDIS, T DELK, SANTIAGO. ATLANTA - MUTOMBO 3. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHOENIX 6-14 (.429), MARION 1-2, ROBINSON 2-4, ELIE 1-4, KIDD 1-3, ROGERS 1-1. ATLANTA 1-4 (.250), D JOHNSON 1-3, GLOVER 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DAN CRAWFORD, MONTY MCCUTCHEN, JASON PHILLIPS. A - 11,434. T - 2:06.


Box Score

PHOENIX (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Marion 36 9-16 6-8 2-12 5 3 25 Robinson 42 7-17 2-4 3-7 4 4 18 Tsakalidis 27 2-5 0-2 2-8 1 2 4 Elie 33 2-6 0-0 0-5 1 4 5 Kidd 39 5-13 3-7 1-4 7 1 14 Santiago 10 3-6 0-0 0-0 0 0 6 T Delk 15 1-6 0-0 0-1 1 0 2 Rogers 29 6-7 2-3 0-2 5 4 15 Perry 9 3-4 0-0 0-1 0 0 6 V Del Negro DNP - not with team Dudley DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-80 13-24 8-40 24 18 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.475, FT-.542. 3-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (Marion 1-2, Robinson 2-4, Elie 1-4, Kidd 1-3, Rogers 1-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 7 (Marion 2, Robinson 2, Tsakalidis, T Delk, Santiago). Turnovers: 17 (Kidd 3, Robinson 3, Rogers 3, Tsakalidis 3, Elie 2, Marion 2, T Delk). Steals: 10 (Kidd 5, Robinson 2, Elie, Rogers, Tsakalidis).

ATLANTA (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Crawford 31 5-9 2-2 1-6 1 6 12 Wright 32 5-15 2-2 1-7 0 4 12 Mutombo 34 2-7 1-2 6-14 1 3 5 D Johnson 35 3-5 6-6 0-4 2 3 13 Terry 42 10-20 2-2 0-5 8 1 22 Mcleod 15 2-4 1-1 0-3 2 1 5 Henderson 18 1-7 3-4 2-6 0 1 5 Glover 9 2-5 0-0 1-1 0 0 4 Smith 12 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 2 2 Mottola 10 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Bowdler 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Knight DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-79 17-19 11-48 15 21 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.405, FT-.895. 3-Point Goals: 1-4, .250 (D Johnson 1-3, Glover 0-1). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 3 (Mutombo 3). Turnovers: 23 (D Johnson 6, Terry 6, Crawford 3, Henderson 3, Mutombo 2, Wright 2, Mcleod). Steals: 8 (Terry 4, Crawford, D Johnson, Glover, Mcleod). ____________________________________________ Phoenix 24 28 16 27 - 95 Atlanta 18 25 24 15 - 82 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 11,434. T: 2:06. Officials: Dan Crawford, Monty Mccutchen, Jason Phillips.


Game Story

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- The Phoenix Suns overcame horrible free-throw shooting and their usual third quarter woes to end their longest road trip of the season on a positive note.

Despite shooting just 55 percent (13-of-24) from the line and 32 percent (7-of-22) in the third period, the Suns turned in a strong fourth quarter to defeat the Atlanta Hawks, 95-82.

Phoenix has shot just 30 percent (16-of-59) in the third quarter over the last three games but outscored Atlanta, 27-15, in the fourth to finish a 2-4 road trip.

"We regrouped and played good solid defense, and it got us back into it," Phoenix coach Scott Skiles said. "Whereas the last two games we had the third quarter spill into the fourth, tonight we kind of shook it off and got real aggressive on the defensive end."

The Suns made 8-of-15 shots in the final period and held Atlanta without a field goal until Alan Henderson's basket with 4:57 remaining.

The Hawks trailed by nine points at halftime but made a run in the third quarter and grabbed a 67-65 lead on Jason Terry's short jumper with 2.8 seconds left. Jason Kidd responded with a 3-pointer from just inside the halfcourt line to give Phoenix a one-point lead -- and the momentum -- after three.

"It definitely gave me some momentum," Kidd said. "I had to be aggressive and it put us in good position for the fourth quarter. Instead of going in down two, we were up one, so it helped us out."

The Suns improved to 2-6 since Kidd, their All-Star guard, was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge for striking his wife. They are 1-2 since he rejoined the team.

"This game was pretty much do or die if we wanted to make anything positive about this trip," Kidd said.

With 8:46 remaining, referee Danny Crawford ejected a fan in the front row who was taunting Kidd.

Kidd missed the first three games of the trip, opting to stay home to try and mend the relationship. He finished with 14 points, seven assists and five steals.

Shawn Marion had 25 points, 12 rebounds and five assists and Clifford Robinson added 18 points and seven rebounds for Phoenix. Rodney Rogers scored 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting off the bench for the Suns.

Phoenix guard Tony Delk left with 4:19 remaining and did not return after being accidentally poked in the eye by Atlanta rookie DeMarr Johnson.

"It's just a scratch, nothing serious," Delk said. "I was more dizzy than anything."

Kidd scored five points during a 7-0 run to open the fourth quarter that gave the Suns a 67-75 lead. The Hawks did not score their first point of the period until Henderson made a free throw with 7:42 remaining.

"I don't know if we ran out of juice or what the problem was," Atlanta forward Lorenzen Wright said. "Had we continued to play as we did in the third quarter, it would've been a good game in the end."

The Suns did not score for the first 2:46 of the second half and missed all four of their free throws in the third quarter. The Hawks grabbed their first lead of the second half, 59-58, on a jumper by Wright with 3:48 left in the period. Phoenix did not get the lead back until Kidd's desperation shot at the buzzer.

"We talked at halftime about feeling fortunate about only being down nine," Atlanta coach Lon Kruger said. "They made a good run in the third to get back the lead. You can't win only one out of four quarters and expect to get a ballgame."

Phoenix led by as many as 17 points late in the second quarter, but Atlanta closed the half on an 8-0 run to get within 52-43 at the break.

Atlanta shot 90 percent (17-of-19) from the line but just 40 percent (32-of-79) from the field.

Terry scored 22 points and Johnson chipped in 13. The guard tandem combined to make 13-of-25 shots and 8-of-8 free throws but committed 12 turnovers.

"I talked to DeMarr and we'll be out here early tomorrow working on our ball-handling," Terry said. "You can't have 12 turnovers out of your backcourt. It's just too many to overcome."

Wright had 12 points and seven rebounds and Chris Crawford contributed 12 and six before fouling out for the Hawks.

Dikembe Mutumbo made just 2-of-7 shots and scored five points but had 14 rebounds and three blocked shots for Atlanta, which has lost six of its last seven games and four straight to the Suns.

Brevin Knight missed his third straight game for the Hawks due to a strained groin and Matt Maloney sat out with an injured hand.

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