Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 4)

Series starts 12/21

Game 1: Saturday, December 21st
76ers77Final
Hawks79
Game 2: Wednesday, January 29th
Hawks97Final
76ers83
Game 3: Friday, March 21st
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76ers105
Game 4: Saturday, March 29th
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Hawks89

Hawks 97

(17-29, 4-18 away)

76ers 83

(24-22, 14-10 home)

    Coverage: CSN

    7:00 PM ET, January 29, 2003

    Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

    1 2 3 4 T
    ATL 27 30 19 2197
    PHI 18 17 27 2183

    Top Performers

    Atl: G. Robinson 33 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Phi: A. Iverson 37 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

    Iverson scores 37 points in losing cause

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Each time the Atlanta Hawks needed a shot, Glenn Robinson delivered.

     Glenn Robinson
    Robinson

    Robinson scored 33 points and Shareef Abdur-Rahim added 20 points and 14 rebounds, leading the Hawks to a 97-83 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

    "Being able to make fourth-quarter shots and contested shots with guys in your face, Glenn's very good at that," Hawks coach Terry Stotts said.

    Allen Iverson had 37 points and Eric Snow added 11 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds for the Sixers, who have lost four straight at home, and 10 of 14 since starting 10-0 at the First Union Center.

    "If you're good, you win games you're supposed to win," Sixers coach Larry Brown said. "We're not doing that now."

    Atlanta, which had lost seven of nine, won for just the fourth time on the road in 22 games.

    The Hawks led by 24 in the second quarter, 22 at halftime and didn't let Philadelphia get within single digits until Iverson hit a 3-pointer with 1:50 left that made it 92-83.

    Robinson scored seven of Atlanta's first 11 points on a driving layup, a 15-footer and a 3-pointer. The Sixers couldn't stop him the rest of the night. Robinson finished 14-of-21.

    After Philadelphia scored eight straight to get within 12 late in the third, Robinson hit a turnaround jumper to stop the Sixers' momentum. He made a short jumper after a pair of free throws by Iverson to give Atlanta a 76-62 lead after three quarters.

    "That's my job (to score) when they have the hot hand," Robinson said.

    The Sixers cut it to 88-78 with 4:06 left, but Robinson scored on a fast-break layup and Abdur-Rahim added two free throws. After Iverson's 3-pointer got Philadelphia within nine, the Hawks scored the last five points.

    Atlanta was without point guard Jason Terry, who had a bruised hip. Terry, averaging 17.6 points per game, aggravated the injury in a collision with Knicks center Michael Doleac early in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's loss at New York.

    Rookie Mike Wilks, playing on the last day of his second 10-day contract, had a career-high 10 assists in Terry's absence.

    "I just tried to go out there and be aggressive be a floor general, put the ball where guys wanted it," Wilks said.

    The Sixers, already without forward Monty Williams, didn't have guard Greg Buckner (groin and hip injuries) and forward Kenny Thomas (thigh bruise). Center Todd MacCulloch, bothered by foot problems, was available, but didn't play for the second straight game after sitting out Tuesday's 108-81 win at Milwaukee.

    "Inconsistency is the big problem," Snow said. "We talked about what we did last night in Milwaukee and we didn't do it tonight. I think we play hard, but do we go the extra mile, do we dive for loose balls?"

    The Hawks went on a 10-0 run, taking a 57-33 lead on consecutive 3-pointers by Robinson and Abdur-Rahim late in the second quarter. A driving layup by Iverson made it 57-35 at halftime.

    Game notes
    Former Sixers center Theo Ratliff received a nice ovation from the crowd in his first game back at the First Union Center. Ratliff helped Philadelphia to a 41-14 start in 2000-01 before he was traded to Atlanta in a deal that brought Dikembe Mutombo to the Sixers. He missed most of last season with injuries. Ratliff got his first basket in the third quarter, and finished with six points. ... The Hawks had lost six in a row in Philadelphia. ... Atlanta had lost 10 straight games on Wednesdays. ... Philadelphia's Brian Skinner started at center a night after getting a season-high 20 points and 14 rebounds in a win at Milwaukee. He had six points and two rebounds. ... Snow, who entered shooting 87.1 percent from the foul line, missed three of his first four attempts.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ATL
    PHI
    Points 97 83
    FGM-FGA 34-70 (.486) 34-83 (.410)
    3PM-3PA 5-12 (.417) 2-10 (.200)
    FTM-FTA 24-29 (.828) 13-20 (.650)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 10-44 13-39
    Assists 21 25
    Turnovers 15 12
    Steals 9 9
    Blocks 9 4
    Fast Break Points 6 9
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (1/0)

    Top Performers

    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Glenn Robinson Robinson
    Points: 33
    Reb: 8
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 1
    Allen Iverson Iverson
    Points: 37
    Reb: 7
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 4
    Blk: 0