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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHILADELPHIA 24 16 21 22 83 MEMPHIS 35 18 19 20 92 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHI - VONTEEGO CUMMINGS 28, MATT HARPRING 22, DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 11 MEM - PAU GASOL 24, JASON WILLIAMS 23, SHANE BATTIER 15

HIGH REBOUND: PHI - DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 17, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7 MEM - PAU GASOL 8, ISAAC AUSTIN 8

HIGH ASSISTS: PHI - VONTEEGO CUMMINGS 4, DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 3 MEM - JASON WILLIAMS 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 19,405


Extended Box

PHILADELPHIA (83) AT MEMPHIS (92)

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

BLOUNT F 34 2-7 2-2 3 4 7 2 3 0 1 6 HARPRING F 37 7-18 8-9 3 2 5 1 1 1 2 22 MUTOMBO C 42 5-10 1-2 3 14 17 3 3 2 5 11 CLAXTON G 11 3-7 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 6 CUMMINGS G 43 12-16 4-5 1 2 3 4 1 0 3 28 BELL 35 3-9 2-2 0 2 2 2 3 0 5 8 RUFFIN 19 1-3 0-0 3 4 7 0 4 0 0 2 BROWN 18 0-4 0-0 1 1 2 0 4 0 2 0 DALEMBERT 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 COLEMAN DNP - LEFT KNEE HYPEREXTENSION IVERSON DNP - SPRAINED LEFT THUMB MCKIE DNP - LOWER BACK STRAIN

TOTALS 240 33-74 17-20 14 33 47 14 19 3 19 83 (.446) (.850) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 19(24 PTS)

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

BUFORD F 31 4-7 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 1 1 8 GASOL F 44 11-19 2-4 1 7 8 1 3 0 3 24 AUSTIN C 35 4-10 0-0 1 7 8 1 3 1 0 8 BATTIER G 40 3-11 7-8 1 3 4 4 5 2 0 15 WILLIAMS G 35 8-22 3-3 0 0 0 8 0 2 2 23 KNIGHT 18 1-3 3-4 0 4 4 4 1 1 1 5 MASSENBURG 13 2-2 0-0 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 5 LONG 24 0-2 4-4 0 3 3 2 1 1 1 4 ANDERSON DNP - SPRAINED ANKLE FOTSIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION SOLOMON DNP - COACH'S DECISION SWIFT DNP - HYPEREXTENDED KNEE

TOTALS 240 33-76 19-23 5 28 33 20 16 8 8 92 (.434) (.826) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 8(8 PTS)

PHILADELPHIA 24 16 21 22 - 83 MEMPHIS 35 18 19 20 - 92

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHILADELPHIA - MUTOMBO 2, BELL, RUFFIN. MEMPHIS - GASOL 2, LONG, BUFORD. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHILADELPHIA 0-4 (.000), HARPRING 0-2, BELL 0-2. MEMPHIS 7-21 (.333), BUFORD 0-1, AUSTIN 0-1, BATTIER 2-4, WILLIAMS 4-13, KNIGHT 0-1, MASSENBURG 1-1. TECHNICALS: PHILADELPHIA - MUTOMBO, MEMPHIS - KNIGHT, DEFENSIVE THREE. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, DON VADEN, PAT FRAHER. A - 19,405. T - 2:15.


Box Score

PHILADELPHIA (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Blount 34 2-7 2-2 3-7 2 3 6 Harpring 37 7-18 8-9 3-5 1 1 22 Mutombo 42 5-10 1-2 3-17 3 3 11 Claxton 11 3-7 0-0 0-3 2 0 6 Cummings 43 12-16 4-5 1-3 4 1 28 Bell 35 3-9 2-2 0-2 2 3 8 Ruffin 19 1-3 0-0 3-7 0 4 2 Brown 18 0-4 0-0 1-2 0 4 0 Dalembert 1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Coleman DNP - left knee hyperextension Iverson DNP - sprained left thumb Mckie DNP - lower back strain _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-74 17-20 14-47 14 19 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.446, FT-.850. 3-Point Goals: 0-4, .000 (Harpring 0-2, Bell 0-2). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 4 (Mutombo 2, Bell, Ruffin). Turnovers: 19 (Bell 5, Mutombo 5, Cummings 3, Brown 2, Harpring 2, Blount, Claxton). Steals: 3 (Mutombo 2, Harpring).

MEMPHIS (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Buford 31 4-7 0-0 0-3 0 2 8 Gasol 44 11-19 2-4 1-8 1 3 24 Austin 35 4-10 0-0 1-8 1 3 8 Battier 40 3-11 7-8 1-4 4 5 15 Williams 35 8-22 3-3 0-0 8 0 23 Knight 18 1-3 3-4 0-4 4 1 5 Massenburg 13 2-2 0-0 2-3 0 1 5 Long 24 0-2 4-4 0-3 2 1 4 Anderson DNP - sprained ankle Fotsis DNP - coach's decision Solomon DNP - coach's decision Swift DNP - hyperextended knee _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-76 19-23 5-33 20 16 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.434, FT-.826. 3-Point Goals: 7-21, .333 (Buford 0-1, Austin 0-1, Battier 2-4, Williams 4-13, Knight 0-1, Massenburg 1-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 4 (Gasol 2, Long, Buford). Turnovers: 8 (Gasol 3, Williams 2, Buford, Knight, Long). Steals: 8 (Battier 2, Williams 2, Austin, Buford, Knight, Long). ____________________________________________ Philadelphia 24 16 21 22 - 83 Memphis 35 18 19 20 - 92 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Philadelphia 1 (Mutombo, 11:06 3rd). Memphis 2 (Knight, 9:30 2nd; Defensive Three, 3:44 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,405. T: 2:15. Officials: Joe Forte, Don Vaden, Pat Fraher.


Game Story

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Injuries are bad enough for the Phildelphia 76ers, but losing to the Memphis Grizzlies twice in the same week might be worse.

Rookie Pau Gasol scored 24 points and Jason Williams added 23 as the Grizzlies handed the shorthanded 76ers their fifth consecutive loss, 92-83

Since being inserted in the starting lineup in early November, Gasol has reached double figures in each of his last 11 games.

The Grizzlies, who lost their last two games to Orlando and Minnesota by a combined 67 points, played more of a team game, according to Gasol.

"I think in the games against Minnesota and against Orlando, we did not play like a team," he said. "We played better tonight and played like a team. I felt good tonight and I just kept shooting the ball. We had to win this game. It was important for us to win. It felt good."

Memphis (5-14) has swept Philadelphia for the first time in franchise history and has won four of its last six home games after opening the season 0-8.

"Me as a player looking at where we're coming from, we'll take a win anytime we can get it, and we'll be happy," Williams said.

"I think we are getting used to each other out there and it shows," rookie forward Shane Battier added. "Everybody is playing well. We have played a lot better than we did at the start of the season."

Philadelphia coach Larry Brown had just nine available players, with guards Allen Iverson (sprained thumb) and Aaron McKie (strained back) and forward Derrick Coleman (hyperextended left knee) sidelined.

Center Dikembe Mutombo and forward Matt Harpring were the only regulars in Philadelphia's starting lineup as the Sixers led just twice early. Its last lead was 20-18 with 3:43 left in the first quarter.

Mutombo put them ahead, but Memphis never trailed after Williams answered with a 3-pointer.

To make matters worse, the Sixers were reduced to eight players after Iverson's replacement, Speedy Claxton, went down with a twisted left ankle at the start of the second quarter.

Attempting a layup, Claxton collided with Memphis forward Grant Long. He rolled his ankle as he fell near the basket and had to be carried off. Claxton was Philadelphia's first-round pick in the 2000 draft and missed all of last season with a knee injury.

"It's like we have a sniper at the top of the arena who keeps shooting down at us," Mutombo said. "We knew we could do better. We knew we had to leave everything on the floor and I think we did a decent job. And the guys who came in and played, they played very well. You have to play with what you got."

"It's hard to watch," added Iverson, who has missed seven games this season. "Those are my teammates out there. I want to see them win, but at least they played hard."

The Grizzlies took a 35-24 lead after the opening period as Tony Massenburg drilled his first career 3-pointer at the buzzer. Philadelphia got within seven points in the third quarter, but Memphis never was threatened.

Memphis led by as many as 17 points in the second quarter and carried a 53-40 lead into the break.

Raja Bell's jumper reduced the deficit to six points in the third period, but the Grizzlies answered with a 11-3 run that finished off the Sixers.

Vonteego Cummings scored a career-high 28 points and Matt Harpring added 22 for Philadelphia, which shot 44.5 percent (33-of-74).

Iverson joined Houston's Steve Francis, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, Portland's Scottie Pippen and Sacramento's Chris Webber, who have missed games at the Pyramid with injuries.

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