Monday , Feb , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Atlanta Hawks Team Report – February 23

=== Atlanta Hawks Team Report – February 23 ===

(Sports Network) – The Atlanta Hawks lost 123-121 in three overtimes to the
Houston Rockets on Sunday at the Toyota Center.

Jason Terry recovered form a sub-par first three quarters and finished with 27
points in the losing effort, Atlanta’s third straight. Terry was just 2-of-13
shooting before hitting nine of his last 10 shots down the stretch.

The revamped Hawks had three new players in uniform for this contest —
forward Chris Mills, center Zeljko Rebraca and guard Bob Sura. All three
players were acquired prior to the trade deadline on Thursday in a three-team
deal that made Rasheed Wallace’s stay in Atlanta short-lived.

Playing for the first time in weeks, Rebraca finished with a season-high 18
points on 9-of-13 shooting. Sura posted season highs with 14 points and seven
assists in his debut with Atlanta.

The Rockets trailed by one after a free throw by Sura with 37.9 seconds left
in the third overtime, but Yao Ming was able to hit the difficult turnaround
jumper through a double team to put the Rockets ahead for good.

Atlanta then missed a contested shot down low and Cuttino Mobley was
eventually fouled to earn two shots from the line. He hit just 1-of-2 to
extend the Rockets’ lead to two. Sura was then unable to convert despite some
contact on a driving layup in the waning seconds, allowing Houston to emerge
victorious.

The Hawks are off until Tuesday when they host Eric Snow and the Philadelphia
76ers.

ATL