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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PORTLAND 28 23 28 23 102 UTAH 25 14 30 22 91 FINAL


PORTLAND (102) AT UTAH (91)

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

GRANT F 29 4-7 5-5 2 5 7 2 5 3 5 13 WALLACE F 42 6-12 4-4 1 7 8 4 1 2 0 16 SABONIS C 33 8-14 9-9 2 9 11 2 4 0 4 25 WILLIAMS G 17 2-7 2-2 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 6 ANDERSON G 37 3-11 5-6 0 3 3 4 2 0 0 11 BRUNSON 11 2-4 1-1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 CATO 14 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 0 RIDER 31 7-14 2-4 2 6 8 5 4 0 4 19 TRENT 6 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 AUGMON 20 2-3 3-4 2 2 4 0 3 0 1 7 WINGFIELD DNP - COACH'S DECISION ASKEW DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-76 31-35 11 36 47 19 26 5 15 102 (.447) (.886) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 17(13 PTS)

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

KEEFE F 28 3-5 0-0 1 5 6 3 2 1 5 6 MALONE F 42 7-21 10-13 5 6 11 6 1 2 1 24 CARR C 22 3-8 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 HORNACEK G 35 6-14 6-7 1 2 3 4 6 1 1 19 STOCKTON G 34 6-11 2-3 1 3 4 9 2 0 2 14 EISLEY 14 3-3 0-1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 7 OSTERTAG 22 2-2 0-4 2 4 6 0 5 0 2 4 ANDERSON 11 1-1 1-2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 FOSTER 6 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 RUSSELL 26 1-8 2-5 0 2 2 1 4 1 1 4 MORRIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION VAUGHN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-78 21-35 10 25 35 26 25 6 12 91 (.436) (.600) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 12(17 PTS)

PORTLAND 28 23 28 23 - 102 UTAH 25 14 30 22 - 91

BLOCKED SHOTS: PORTLAND - CATO 4, SABONIS, WILLIAMS, GRANT, AUGMON. UTAH - MALONE 3, KEEFE, CARR, OSTERTAG. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PORTLAND 3-12 (.250), WALLACE 0-1, SABONIS 0-2, WILLIAMS 0-1, ANDERSON 0-2, BRUNSON 0-1, RIDER 3-5. UTAH 2-11 (.182), HORNACEK 1-2, STOCKTON 0-3, EISLEY 1-1, FOSTER 0-1, RUSSELL 0-4. TECHNICALS: PORTLAND - AUGMON, UTAH - OSTERTAG, STOCKTON. OFFICIALS: JOE BORGIA, NOLAN FINE, JOE FORTE. A - 19,911. T - 2:18.


PORTLAND (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Grant 29 4-7 5-5 2-7 2 5 13 Wallace 42 6-12 4-4 1-8 4 1 16 Sabonis 33 8-14 9-9 2-11 2 4 25 Williams 17 2-7 2-2 1-3 0 1 6 Anderson 37 3-11 5-6 0-3 4 2 11 Brunson 11 2-4 1-1 0-0 1 2 5 Cato 14 0-2 0-0 1-3 0 4 0 Rider 31 7-14 2-4 2-8 5 4 19 Trent 6 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Augmon 20 2-3 3-4 2-4 0 3 7 Wingfield DNP - coach's decision Askew DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-76 31-35 11-47 19 26 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.447, FT-.886. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Wallace 0-1, Sabonis 0-2, Williams 0-1, Anderson 0-2, Brunson 0-1, Rider 3-5). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 8 (Cato 4, Sabonis, Williams, Grant, Augmon). Turnovers: 17 (Grant 5, Rider 4, Sabonis 4, Augmon, Cato). Steals: 5 (Grant 3, Wallace 2).

UTAH (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Keefe 28 3-5 0-0 1-6 3 2 6 Malone 42 7-21 10-13 5-11 6 1 24 Carr 22 3-8 0-0 0-1 0 2 6 Hornacek 35 6-14 6-7 1-3 4 6 19 Stockton 34 6-11 2-3 1-4 9 2 14 Eisley 14 3-3 0-1 0-1 2 1 7 Ostertag 22 2-2 0-4 2-6 0 5 4 Anderson 11 1-1 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 Foster 6 2-5 0-0 0-1 0 0 4 Russell 26 1-8 2-5 0-2 1 4 4 Morris DNP - coach's decision Vaughn DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-78 21-35 10-35 26 25 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.436, FT-.600. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (Hornacek 1-2, Stockton 0-3, Eisley 1-1, Foster 0-1, Russell 0-4). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 6 (Malone 3, Keefe, Carr, Ostertag). Turnovers: 12 (Keefe 5, Ostertag 2, Stockton 2, Hornacek, Malone, Russell). Steals: 6 (Malone 2, Anderson, Hornacek, Keefe, Russell). ____________________________________________ Portland 28 23 28 23 - 102 Utah 25 14 30 22 - 91 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Portland 1 (Augmon, 5:14 2nd). Utah 2 (Ostertag, 0:22 1st; Stockton, 9:33 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,911. T: 2:18. Officials: Joe Borgia, Nolan Fine, Joe Forte.


GAME RECAP

Arvydas Sabonis had 25 points and 11 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers used a pair of 12-point runs to win in Utah for the first time in nearly five years, defeating the Jazz, 102-91.

Isaiah Rider scored 19 points and Rasheed Wallace 16 for the Trail Blazers, who won in Salt Lake City for the first time since January 24th, 1993. They had dropped nine consecutive regular-season visits to Utah, plus three playoff games in 1996.

Portland used a 12-0 burst late in the second quarter and a 12-3 spurt early in the third to break open a close game. The Blazers outscored the Jazz, 24-9, over an 8:41 stretch, taking a 17-point lead.

"They've got as many inside people that you have to try to defend inside as any team in the league," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "They are a very talented team and we had a tough time trying to defend them either inside or outside, for the most part."

Karl Malone had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Utah, which had a 10-game home winning streak snapped. The Jazz fell to 11-3 at the Delta Center, where they went 38-3 last season en route to the NBA Finals.

"It's just a matter of having to make Karl work for his shots, block out and get the rebounds and hope the ball goes in the basket when we shoot it," Blazers coach Mike Dunleavy said.

Malone shot just 7-of-21 from the field and was harassed by Portland rookie forward Kelvin Cato, who had four blocks. Cato had eight blocks against Utah in a 94-77 victory at Portland on December 5th.

"Kelvin made a huge defensive presence for us," Dunleavy said. "They were on a run and the crowd was getting into the game and Kelvin blocked -- what was it, four or five shots in a row? He really shut them down."

"When you know you are going up against Karl Malone, you know that he is one of the 50 best players in the history of the league and you just want to play as hard as he plays," Cato said. "I've just been fortunate in the two games against him to be able to get a few blocks. Those blocks tonight were important because they came at a time when the Jazz were closing in on us."

A jumper by Malone pulled the Jazz within 39-37 with 4:21 left in the second quarter, but Utah went scoreless for four-plus minutes as Portland took control.

Stacey Augmon scored six of his seven points in the run. He had two free throws and a layup around a dunk by Wallace to extend the lead to eight points with 3:03 to go. Rider made a jumper and layup before Augmon's layup capped the burst at 51-37 with 30 seconds remaining.

Malone had two free throws to cut the halftime deficit to 12 and the Jazz scored the first four points of the second half before the Blazers ran off 12 of the next 15 points. Sabonis scored six points and Wallace four as Portland built its largest lead at 63-46 with 7:40 to play in the third quarter.

The Blazers took a 79-69 lead into the final period and the Jazz closed within seven points on a handful of occasions, the last time at 91-84 on Malone's jumper with 3:21 to play. But Sabonis made two free throws, Rider hit a jumper and Kenny Anderson scored to make it 97-84 with just 1:51 left.

Brian Grant scored 13 points and Anderson added 11 for Portland, which shot 45 percent (34-of-76) and made 31-of-35 free throws. The Blazers held a 47-35 rebounding edge, with Wallace and Rider grabbing eight and Grant seven.

Jeff Hornacek scored 19 points before fouling out of his 900th career game for the Jazz, who shot 44 percent (34-of-78) and made just 21-of-35 free throws. Utah reserves were 3-of-12 from the line.

"We missed so many free throws," Hornacek said. "If we just hit a normal percentage, things may have been different. We both had 35 free throws and they made 11 more than we did, so that's where they got the advantage, and then the boards hurt us."

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