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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHARLOTTE 9 29 26 21 85 CLEVELAND 25 21 18 20 84 FINAL


CHARLOTTE (85) AT CLEVELAND (84)

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

RICE F 40 9-23 9-9 3 6 9 3 2 0 2 32 MASON F 38 3-10 3-4 0 6 6 4 3 2 1 9 DIVAC C 34 6-10 0-0 2 6 8 3 3 1 2 12 WESLEY G 28 1-4 0-0 1 3 4 5 4 1 2 3 PHILLS G 28 2-8 1-2 3 2 5 1 1 1 3 5 GEIGER 10 1-4 2-2 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 4 CURRY 24 4-8 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 11 REID 14 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 4 ARMSTRONG 20 2-3 1-1 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 5 FARMER 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 BECK 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-75 16-18 10 28 38 21 21 7 12 85 (.400) (.889) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 13(18 PTS)

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

HENDERSON F 36 5-6 4-4 0 8 8 4 4 2 3 14 KEMP F 39 9-16 7-8 1 6 7 0 3 0 4 25 ILGAUSKAS C 29 6-12 3-3 2 6 8 1 2 1 0 15 KNIGHT G 24 3-8 0-1 2 1 3 7 4 2 0 6 PERSON G 44 2-9 1-4 1 8 9 4 3 1 0 6 FERRY 14 0-5 3-3 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 3 ANDERSON 36 5-9 3-3 2 3 5 4 3 0 5 13 POTAPENKO 13 1-6 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 JAMES 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 BROOKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION SCOTT DNP - COACH'S DECISION BUTLER DNP - NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN

TOTALS 240 31-71 21-26 9 35 44 22 23 6 14 84 (.437) (.808) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 15(11 PTS)

CHARLOTTE 9 29 26 21 - 85 CLEVELAND 25 21 18 20 - 84

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHARLOTTE - DIVAC, REID. CLEVELAND - KEMP 2, PERSON 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHARLOTTE 9-15 (.600), RICE 5-8, WESLEY 1-1, PHILLS 0-1, CURRY 3-5. CLEVELAND 1-11 (.091), HENDERSON 0-1, PERSON 1-6, FERRY 0-3, ANDERSON 0-1. TECHNICALS: CHARLOTTE - GEIGER, CLEVELAND - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2. OFFICIALS: TOMMY NUNEZ, ED F RUSH, VIOLET PALMER. A - 18,361. T - 2:09.


CHARLOTTE (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Rice 40 9-23 9-9 3-9 3 2 32 Mason 38 3-10 3-4 0-6 4 3 9 Divac 34 6-10 0-0 2-8 3 3 12 Wesley 28 1-4 0-0 1-4 5 4 3 Phills 28 2-8 1-2 3-5 1 1 5 Geiger 10 1-4 2-2 0-1 0 4 4 Curry 24 4-8 0-0 1-2 0 0 11 Reid 14 2-4 0-0 0-1 2 3 4 Armstrong 20 2-3 1-1 0-2 2 1 5 Farmer 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Beck 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-75 16-18 10-38 21 21 85 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.889. 3-Point Goals: 9-15, .600 (Rice 5-8, Wesley 1-1, Phills 0-1, Curry 3-5). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 2 (Divac, Reid). Turnovers: 13 (Phills 3, Divac 2, Rice 2, Wesley 2, Armstrong, Curry, Mason). Steals: 7 (Mason 2, Curry, Divac, Geiger, Phills, Wesley).

CLEVELAND (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 36 5-6 4-4 0-8 4 4 14 Kemp 39 9-16 7-8 1-7 0 3 25 Ilgauskas 29 6-12 3-3 2-8 1 2 15 Knight 24 3-8 0-1 2-3 7 4 6 Person 44 2-9 1-4 1-9 4 3 6 Ferry 14 0-5 3-3 1-2 1 2 3 Anderson 36 5-9 3-3 2-5 4 3 13 Potapenko 13 1-6 0-0 0-2 1 0 2 James 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Brooks DNP - coach's decision Scott DNP - coach's decision Butler DNP - neck and shoulder pain _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-71 21-26 9-44 22 23 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.437, FT-.808. 3-Point Goals: 1-11, .091 (Henderson 0-1, Person 1-6, Ferry 0-3, Anderson 0-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 4 (Kemp 2, Person 2). Turnovers: 15 (Anderson 5, Kemp 4, Henderson 3, Potapenko 2). Steals: 6 (Henderson 2, Knight 2, Ilgauskas, Person). ____________________________________________ Charlotte 9 29 26 21 - 85 Cleveland 25 21 18 20 - 84 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Charlotte 1 (Geiger, 2:20 2nd). Cleveland 2 (Illegal Defense 2, 7:12 1st, 3:13 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,361. T: 2:09. Officials: Tommy Nunez, Ed F Rush, Violet Palmer.


GAME RECAP

Glen Rice had 32 points and nine rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets used clutch three-point shooting to erase an 18-point deficit and rally for an 85-84 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who had their 10-game winning streak stopped.

Rice made 5-of-8 three-pointers for Charlotte, which shot 60 percent (9-for-15) from behind the arc and won for just the fourth time in 20 all-time meetings at Cleveland. Vlade Divac recoreded 12 points and eight rebounds and Dell Curry tallied 11 points for the Hornets, who have won four straight games.

"It's a great homecoming for myself," said Charlotte guard Bobby Phills, who spent six seasons with the Cavaliers. "I felt that they beat us the first time at our place, but this feels a little bit better. We stopped their winning streak, ours continued and this has been a big week for us. We've won four games in five nights."

David Wesley made a three-pointer from the right wing to give Charlotte an 85-84 lead with 1:53 to go. After each team failed to score on consecutive possessions, Divac swatted away rookie Brevin Knight's running jumper from the lane with eight seconds left.

"Veteran team, any time you jump out to a big lead you expect the team to come back," Knight said about Charlotte. "They kept clawing back. We still had a chance there at the end."

After a timeout, Anthony Mason inbounded the ball and Cleveland was unable to foul as he and Divac played keepaway.

Shawn Kemp scored 25 points and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 15 for the Cavaliers, who were trying to match their franchise record winning streak, set four times previously. Cleveland also fell one win shy of the longest streak in the NBA this season, set by the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers, who each won their first 11 games.

"It was tough after jumping out the way we did at the beginning of the game," said Cleveland coach Mike Fratello. "We knew that the game wasn't over in the first quarter. A 16-point lead doesn't mean much in the first quarter."

Kemp had a dunk to give the Cavaliers a 16-2 lead with 7:34 left in the opening period. Cleveland's biggest lead came when Wesley Person sank a free throw for a 23-5 advantage with 2:29 left in the quarter.

Kemp had eight points as the Cavs shot 52 percent (11-for-21) from the field for a 25-9 advantage. The Hornets shot just 20 percent (4-for-20) in the first quarter but 47 percent (26-for-55) thereafter.

"Tonight we needed someone to step up big," Rice said. "In the first half, we really didn't shoot the ball well at all. Defensively, we were pretty much stinking up the place and so we needed some kind of spark. One of the things they started doing -- and I don't know why -- they started leaving me. And when you leave me I've got to do my best to make you pay for it."

Anthony Mason, who had nine points and six rebounds, capped a 9-0 surge with a layup to pull the Hornets within 25-18 with 8:31 left in the second period. Charlotte cut the deficit to 41-38 when Rice made a pair of free throws with 1:19 left in the period.

Rookie Derek Anderson, Kemp and Danny Ferry made 5-of-6 free throws in the final 1:06 to give the Cavs a 46-38 lead at the break.

"You can not completely stop a guy who is the team's first option," Cleveland rookie forward Cedric Henderson said about covering Rice. "You expect him to take 20 to 25 shots a night and he is going to get hot. Tonight he was hitting the big shots. That is what makes him so great."

Rice had a pair of three-pointers and Divac capped a 10-4 run with a layup, tying the game at 50 with 9:17 remaining in the third quarter.

Rice hit another three-pointer to give the Hornets a 53-52 edge with 8:09 left in the period, their first lead since the opening basket of the game. Neither team could open more than a three-point lead and Anderson's 13-footer made it 64-64 with eight seconds left in the period.

Curry's third straight three-pointer gave the Hornets a 73-72 edge with 7:21 left. Rice followed with a running jumper and hit a technical free throw after an illegal defense for a 76-72 lead with 6:44 to go. Knight answered with a 17-footer and a driving layup to tie it 76-76 with 5:43 left.

Ilgauskas made a foul-line jumper to give the Cavs their final lead, 84-82, with 2:18 left.

Rice made all nine of his free throws and Charlotte shot 89 percent (16-for-18) from the line.

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