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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      UTAH             29   28   20   26    103  
      PHILADELPHIA     20   21   38   22    101     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   UTH - CARLOS BOOZER 28, MEHMET OKUR 20, MATT 
                      HARPRING 17
                PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 51, KYLE KORVER 16, MARC 
                      JACKSON 9

HIGH REBOUND:   UTH - MEHMET OKUR 10, CARLOS BOOZER 10, RAJA 
                      BELL 9
                PHI - MARC JACKSON 13, THREE PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS:   UTH - CARLOS ARROYO 11, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4
                PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 6, WILLIE GREEN 4, KYLE 
                      KORVER 2

         ATT:   15,642

Box Score

UTAH (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Harpring 40 7-12 3-4 1-3 4 5 17 C Boozer 39 11-15 6-9 1-10 1 3 28 A Radojevic 13 0-3 0-0 1-2 1 4 0 R Bell 39 6-13 2-2 2-9 0 4 15 R Lopez 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 C Arroyo 33 4-9 0-0 1-4 11 3 9 M Okur 31 5-12 10-11 3-10 4 3 20 C Borchardt 13 0-3 2-2 1-1 1 4 2 G Giricek 13 3-7 3-3 1-2 1 3 9 H Eisley 13 0-2 0-0 0-0 4 1 0 K Snyder 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 K Humphries DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-77 26-31 11-41 29 32 103 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.481, FT-.839. 3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (R Bell 1-3, C Arroyo 1-1, M Okur 0-1, G Giricek 0-2, H Eisley 0-1, K Snyder 1-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:2 (R Bell, C Boozer). Turnovers:20 (C Boozer 5, R Bell 4, H Eisley 3, M Harpring 2, G Giricek 2, M Okur 2, C Arroyo 2). Steals: 6 (R Bell 3, H Eisley, M Harpring, C Arroyo). PHILADELPHIA (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Iguodala 34 2-9 2-2 0-2 0 2 6 C Williamson 14 2-4 3-3 0-2 0 3 7 S Dalembert 29 1-2 0-4 1-6 0 3 2 A Iverson 46 18-31 11-17 0-1 6 6 51 W Green 29 1-6 6-6 2-6 4 3 8 A McKie 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 K Korver 27 5-9 1-1 1-6 2 3 16 M Jackson 35 1-9 7-8 5-13 0 3 9 K Ollie 5 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 B Skinner 18 0-5 0-0 4-5 1 4 0 K Thomas DNP - MID BACK STRAIN J Salmons DNP - BRONCHITIS _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-76 30-41 13-41 14 27 101 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.408, FT-.732. 3-Point Goals: 9-17, .529 (A Iguodala 0-4, A Iverson 4-6, K Korver 5-7). Team Rebounds: 13. Blocked Shots:6 (S Dalembert 3, C Williamson, K Korver, A Iguodala). Turnovers:19 (A Iverson 7, A Iguodala 4, M Jackson 2, S Dalembert 2, K Korver 2, C Williamson, W Green). Steals: 11 (A Iverson 7, W Green 2, C Williamson, A Iguodala). -------------------------------------------- UTAH 29 28 20 26 - 103 PHILADELPHIA 20 21 38 22 - 101 -------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Utah - 1 (M Harpring, 4:11 2nd). Philadelphia - 4 (B Skinner, 3:02 2nd; A Iverson, 4:20 2nd; COACH O'Brien, 6:06 2nd; C Williamson 2 (ejected), 6:14 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,642. T: 2:23. Officials: Jim Clark, Mark Ayotte, Scott Wall.


Extended Box

UTAH (103) AT PHILADELPHIA (101) UTAH REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M HARPRING F 40 7-12 3-4 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 17 C BOOZER F 39 11-15 6-9 1 9 10 1 3 0 5 28 A RADOJEVIC C 13 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 R BELL G 39 6-13 2-2 2 7 9 0 4 3 4 15 R LOPEZ G 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 C ARROYO 33 4-9 0-0 1 3 4 11 3 1 2 9 M OKUR 31 5-12 10-11 3 7 10 4 3 0 2 20 C BORCHARDT 13 0-3 2-2 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 2 G GIRICEK 13 3-7 3-3 1 1 2 1 3 0 2 9 H EISLEY 13 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 4 1 1 3 0 K SNYDER 4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 K HUMPHRIES DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 37-77 26-31 11 30 41 29 32 6 20 103 (.481) (.839) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 21 (27 PTS) PHILADELPHIA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === A IGUODALA F 34 2-9 2-2 0 2 2 0 2 1 4 6 C WILLIAMSON F 14 2-4 3-3 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 7 S DALEMBERT C 29 1-2 0-4 1 5 6 0 3 0 2 2 A IVERSON G 46 18-31 11-17 0 1 1 6 6 7 7 51 W GREEN G 29 1-6 6-6 2 4 6 4 3 2 1 8 A MCKIE 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 K KORVER 27 5-9 1-1 1 5 6 2 3 0 2 16 M JACKSON 35 1-9 7-8 5 8 13 0 3 0 2 9 K OLLIE 5 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 B SKINNER 18 0-5 0-0 4 1 5 1 4 0 0 0 K THOMAS DNP - MID BACK STRAIN J SALMONS DNP - BRONCHITIS TOTALS 240 31-76 30-41 13 28 41 14 27 11 19 101 (.408) (.732) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 19 (26 PTS) UTAH 29 28 20 26 - 103 PHILADELPHIA 20 21 38 22 - 101 BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - R BELL, C BOOZER. PHILADELPHIA - S DALEMBERT 3, C WILLIAMSON, K KORVER, A IGUODALA. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 3-9 (.333), R BELL 1-3, C ARROYO 1-1, M OKUR 0- 1, G GIRICEK 0-2, H EISLEY 0-1, K SNYDER 1-1. PHILADELPHIA 9-17 (. 529), A IGUODALA 0-4, A IVERSON 4-6, K KORVER 5-7. TECHNICAL FOULS: UTAH - M HARPRING. PHILADELPHIA - B SKINNER, A IVERSON, COACH O'BRIEN, C WILLIAMSON 2 (EJECTED). FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JIM CLARK, MARK AYOTTE, SCOTT WALL. A - 15,642. T - 2:23.


Game Story

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Allen Iverson became the first NBA player in four years to record back-to-back 50-point games. It was not enough. Mehmet Okur grabbed a key offensive rebound and nailed a pair of free throws with 4.5 seconds left to lift the Utah Jazz to a 103-101 triumph over the Philadelphia 76ers, ruining a second straight Herculean performance by Iverson. "It's a bad feeling. We had this one," said Iverson, who became the first player in franchise history to have consecutive 50-point games. A three-time scoring champion, Iverson scored 54 points in a 116-97 triumph at Milwaukee on Saturday and had 19 at the half in this one, which ended with his team behind, 57-41. Iverson produced 21 points in the third quarter to stake the Sixers to a 79-77 lead, and - after Kyle Korver began the fourth quarter with back-to-back 3-pointers - sank a pair of free throws to open an 87-77 cushion with 10:36 left. "We had such a great effort trying to get back into the game," Iverson said. "Once we got back into it, and got a lead, we just couldn't keep that lead. ... They kept fighting in a hostile environment, and they got it done." But the Jazz did not wilt, rallying behind Carlos Arroyo and Carlos Boozer to grab a 101-96 lead on a pair of free throws by Boozer with 2:04 left. Iverson answered with a scoop shot - which gave him 51 points - and Korver added another 3-pointer to tie the game, but Iverson missed a jumper from the right elbow with 31 seconds left that would have given the Sixers the lead. Former Sixer Matt Harpring missed a jumper near the foul line with five seconds left but Okur grabbed the rebound and was fouled by Iverson, who picked up his sixth personal and had to exit the contest. Okur calmly sank his pair of free throws, and following a timeout, Philadelphia's Willie Green missed a bank shot and Brian Skinner a tip just before the buzzer. "I think that he's learning more about what we're trying to," Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan said of Okur, who contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. "He can really shoot the ball. He's one of our better shooters and he's very efficient in what he is trying to do." Boozer collected 28 points and 10 rebounds for Utah, which snapped a seven-game road losing streak. "It's big time for us," Boozer said. "We withstood an incredible run by A.I. - he took over the game in the second half. We weathered that storm, we got some big offensive rebounds and came back and won. Hopefully we can build on this and use this to boost us for the rest of the season." "We started feeling sorry for ourselves a little bit in the second half when they made their comeback," Sloan said. "But fortunately, we stuck together and a couple of guys made some real hard hustle plays. That's how you get back together. We have to learn how to earn a win rather that give it to somebody." Iverson made 18-of-31 shots and 11-of-17 free throws to become the first player since Antawn Jamison to record 50 points in consecutive contests. Jamison, then with Golden State, scored 51 points at Seattle on December 3, 2000 and matched that effort three days later vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. "It's a good feeling getting in to a flow," Iverson said. "I don't like going out there and then after the game, feel like I could have done a lot better. I'm getting into a groove and hopefully I won't have to score 50 points. I just hope I can do anything to help our team be successful." Iverson expects this game to be forgotten quickly as Philadelphia is about to embark on an eight-game road trip that will have the team on the road until January 10. "If you worry how you played in one game, going nine times out of 10 you'll have the same problem in the next game," Iverson said. "You can't worry about something negative that went on last game. All we are going to think about is getting on a roll and trying to compete. On the road, everything is going to be against us, and that's when you really need your teammates."


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