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NBA   FINAL IN 1ST OT  1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  1OT   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      INDIANA          30   27   21   22   4     104  
      PHILADELPHIA     23   26   19   32   6     106     FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS:   IND - JERMAINE O'NEAL 39, RON ARTEST 29, 
                      STEPHEN JACKSON 17
                PHI - KYLE KORVER 23, MARC JACKSON 21, THREE 
                      PLAYERS WITH 15

HIGH REBOUND:   IND - JERMAINE O'NEAL 9, AUSTIN CROSHERE 7, 
                      TWO PLAYERS WITH 6
                PHI - MARC JACKSON 10, KENNY THOMAS 7, THREE 
                      PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS:   IND - JAMAAL TINSLEY 10, AUSTIN CROSHERE 6, 
                      RON ARTEST 5
                PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 9, JOHN SALMONS 4, WILLIE 
                      GREEN 3

         ATT:   15,729

Box Score

INDIANA (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Artest 50 10-15 6-6 0-6 5 4 29 A Croshere 47 4-8 4-4 1-7 6 4 14 J O'Neal 42 14-23 11-11 5-9 3 6 39 J Tinsley 36 0-5 0-0 0-6 10 6 0 S Jackson 46 6-18 0-0 0-4 3 4 17 J Jones 14 0-5 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 E Gill 16 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 3 D Harrison 14 0-0 2-2 1-3 0 6 2 S Pollard DNP - SORE LOWER BACK J Bender DNP - FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS F Jones DNP - SORE RIGHT QUAD _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 265 35-77 23-23 7-37 27 32 104 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.455, FT-1.000. 3-Point Goals: 11-27, .407 (R Artest 3-4, A Croshere 2-5, J Tinsley 0-3, S Jackson 5-12, J Jones 0-1, E Gill 1-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:8 (J O'Neal 4, R Artest 2, S Jackson, J Jones). Turnovers:19 (S Jackson 6, J Tinsley 4, J O'Neal 3, A Croshere 2, D Harrison 2, R Artest, E Gill). Steals: 8 (S Jackson 3, J Tinsley 2, A Croshere, E Gill, R Artest). PHILADELPHIA (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Iguodala 22 1-3 1-2 1-4 2 2 3 K Thomas 18 2-8 1-2 2-7 0 2 5 M Jackson 38 7-15 7-10 6-10 1 1 21 A Iverson 44 5-23 5-6 1-5 9 2 15 W Green 27 3-8 1-2 0-0 3 4 8 K Korver 32 8-11 0-0 0-3 2 4 23 B Skinner 15 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 3 0 J Salmons 33 5-7 3-3 0-5 4 5 15 C Williamson 34 5-9 5-6 1-5 0 1 15 K Ollie 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 J Davis 1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 S Dalembert DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 265 36-84 24-33 11-41 21 25 106 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.429, FT-.727. 3-Point Goals: 10-21, .476 (A Iguodala 0-2, A Iverson 0-3, W Green 1-2, K Korver 7-10, J Salmons 2-4). Team Rebounds: 15. Blocked Shots:1 (B Skinner). Turnovers:16 (A Iverson 7, K Thomas 2, K Korver 2, M Jackson 2, C Williamson, B Skinner, W Green). Steals: 10 (A Iverson 2, M Jackson 2, J Salmons 2, K Korver 2, C Williamson, A Iguodala). ------------------------------------------------ INDIANA 30 27 21 22 4 - 104 PHILADELPHIA 23 26 19 32 6 - 106 ------------------------------------------------ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: Indiana 1 (R Artest, 0:30 4th). A: 15,729. T: 2:39. Officials: Bennie Adams, Courtney Kirkland, Eddie F. Rush.


Extended Box

INDIANA (104) AT PHILADELPHIA (106) INDIANA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === R ARTEST F 50 10-15 6-6 0 6 6 5 4 1 1 29 A CROSHERE F 47 4-8 4-4 1 6 7 6 4 1 2 14 J O'NEAL C 42 14-23 11-11 5 4 9 3 6 0 3 39 J TINSLEY G 36 0-5 0-0 0 6 6 10 6 2 4 0 S JACKSON G 46 6-18 0-0 0 4 4 3 4 3 6 17 J JONES 14 0-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 E GILL 16 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 3 D HARRISON 14 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 6 0 2 2 S POLLARD DNP - SORE LOWER BACK J BENDER DNP - FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS F JONES DNP - SORE RIGHT QUAD TOTALS 265 35-77 23-23 7 30 37 27 32 8 19 104 (.455) (1.000) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 21 (28 PTS) PHILADELPHIA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === A IGUODALA F 22 1-3 1-2 1 3 4 2 2 1 0 3 K THOMAS F 18 2-8 1-2 2 5 7 0 2 0 2 5 M JACKSON C 38 7-15 7-10 6 4 10 1 1 2 2 21 A IVERSON G 44 5-23 5-6 1 4 5 9 2 2 7 15 W GREEN G 27 3-8 1-2 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 8 K KORVER 32 8-11 0-0 0 3 3 2 4 2 2 23 B SKINNER 15 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 J SALMONS 33 5-7 3-3 0 5 5 4 5 2 0 15 C WILLIAMSON 34 5-9 5-6 1 4 5 0 1 1 1 15 K OLLIE 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 J DAVIS 1 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 S DALEMBERT DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 265 36-84 24-33 11 30 41 21 25 10 16 106 (.429) (.727) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 16 (6 PTS) INDIANA 30 27 21 22 4 - 104 PHILADELPHIA 23 26 19 32 6 - 106 BLOCKED SHOTS: INDIANA - J O'NEAL 4, R ARTEST 2, S JACKSON, J JONES. PHILADELPHIA - B SKINNER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: INDIANA 11-27 (.407), R ARTEST 3-4, A CROSHERE 2- 5, J TINSLEY 0-3, S JACKSON 5-12, J JONES 0-1, E GILL 1-2. PHILADELPHIA 10- 21 (.476), A IGUODALA 0-2, A IVERSON 0-3, W GREEN 1-2, K KORVER 7- 10, J SALMONS 2-4. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: INDIANA 1 (R ARTEST, 0:30 4TH). OFFICIALS: BENNIE ADAMS, COURTNEY KIRKLAND, EDDIE F. RUSH. A - 15,729. T - 2:39.


Game Story

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- It seemed like a highly unlikely game for Allen Iverson to sink his first career game-winning buzzer-beater. Iverson shook off an awful performance to make a 14-footer at the overtime horn and give the Philadelphia 76ers a thrilling 106-104 victory over the depleted Indiana Pacers. "It's just a great feeling to hit a shot with no more time left on the clock and they can't do nothing about it," Iverson said. "It's something that never happened for me. I've had the winning free throws, but it's not the same thing as hitting the game-winning shot. I might have hit shots that put us ahead, but just that one right there is a feeling that I can't even express." Second in the NBA in scoring at 28.2 points per game, Iverson had one of the worst outings of his career, making 5-of-23 shots and committing seven turnovers. Iverson could not find the range, was sloppy while running the offense and was on the bench when Philadelphia climbed back into the game in the second half. But the Sixers forced overtime on the seventh 3-pointer by Kyle Korver, a 28-footer with 3.7 seconds in regulation. Korver scored a career-high 23 points. "That wasn't the play we drew up in the huddle," Korver said. "Our initial play was to pass into Marc (Jackson), run a couple of player screens. That obviously didn't happen, so we pitched it back and forth. I knew we needed a three so I went back as far as I needed to go to get it off. I shot it and it went in." "That play was a mistake by our coaching staff," Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. "We gave our guys a coverage that wasn't the right coverage and it cost us. If we hadn't, Korver wouldn't have gotten that wide open look." In the extra session, Iverson finally found a rhythm with a runner that tied it at 104-104 with 1:19 to play. On Philadelphia's next possession, Iverson missed a jumper to fall to 4-of-22. But Indiana's James Jones also missed a jumper, setting the stage for Iverson's heroics. From right of the top of the circle, Iverson dribbled down Eddie Gill into the lane, stopped short and leaned into a jumper that rattled in as the buzzer sounded, giving the 76ers their second straight win in overtime. "I didn't have any doubt that I was going to take the last shot if I was played man-to-man," Iverson said. "I honestly feel like my teammate expected me to, but they had their hands ready if guys came off of them." Iverson entered the NBA in 1996 and has collected five All-Star berths, three scoring titles and an MVP award. But he had never made a pure game-winning shot, although he had one to beat Germany in an exhibition game last summer. "Allen had a tough shooting night," Sixers coach Jim O'Brien said. "He had some good looks at the basket. His shots didn't fall until that last one, but who cares about the other 18." "I've found out in my career that if I do keep playing regardless of struggling, something positive will happen," Iverson said. Marc Jackson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Sixers, who erased an eight-point deficit in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter. On Wednesday, they rallied from six points down with 70 seconds left to defeat New Jersey in overtime. In this one, the Sixers outlasted the Pacers, who used their size advantage and 3-point shooting to build a 17-point lead in the third quarter but simply ran out of bodies. Dressing just eight players, Indiana lost Jermaine O'Neal (career-high 39 points), Jamaal Tinsley (10 assists) and reserve center David Harrison to fouls in overtime. "The difference in the game was the ref calling a foul on me when I got elbowed in the face," O'Neal said. "Also the foul on Jamaal when Iverson jumps into him. It upsets me that the game can be taken away from us." Ron Artest scored 29 points in his return from a two-game benching and Stephen Jackson added 17 points for the Pacers, who have lost two in a row after opening the season with four wins. Indiana made 11 3-pointers but none in the final 12 minutes. The Sixers could not have won without the hot-shooting Korver, who scored 11 points in the fourth quarter. His jumper made it 98-92 with 1:49 left, and Iverson added two free throws with 58 seconds to go. Josh Davis made a free throw and Marc Jackson sank two, making it 98-97 with 16 seconds to go. The Sixers fouled Austin Croshere, who made both foul shots, setting the stage for Korver. For the sixth time in as many games, the Sixers fell behind by double digits. The deficit grew to 76-59 late in the third period when Iverson missed a shot, threw away a pass and committed an offensive foul on consecutive possessions before taking a seat. "We're not playing every quarter. We could easily be 0-and-6," he said. "Hopefully the light switch turns on and we start to get it."


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