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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DETROIT 27 24 15 23 89 UTAH 18 21 27 32 98 FINAL


DETROIT (89) AT UTAH (98)

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

HILL F 40 8-23 10-16 1 3 4 1 4 0 1 26 LONG F 28 0-2 1-4 2 5 7 3 4 2 1 1 B WILLIAMS C 40 7-15 4-4 4 13 17 4 4 0 5 18 DUMARS G 35 5-13 1-2 0 1 1 6 2 2 1 12 STACKHOUSE G 42 5-12 6-8 2 2 4 2 4 1 1 17 MAHORN 8 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 5 0 1 0 SEALY 29 3-4 2-2 2 3 5 1 0 1 0 9 MONTROSS 17 3-4 0-0 5 1 6 1 6 0 1 6 HENSON 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 OBANNON DNP - COACH'S DECISION REID DNP - COACH'S DECISION J WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-75 24-36 17 29 46 18 29 6 11 89 (.413) (.667) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 12(7 PTS)

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

MALONE F 37 8-15 14-18 3 12 15 1 5 0 2 30 RUSSELL F 27 2-4 3-4 1 1 2 1 4 2 0 8 OSTERTAG C 25 2-3 2-2 3 3 6 1 3 0 1 6 STOCKTON G 34 4-13 2-2 0 4 4 13 5 1 2 12 HORNACEK G 30 5-13 2-2 1 3 4 1 2 1 3 12 EISLEY 15 2-7 2-2 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 6 FOSTER 12 2-4 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 4 CARR 23 3-7 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 6 MORRIS 20 2-10 0-0 3 5 8 1 1 0 1 4 ANDERSON 17 3-4 2-2 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 10 KEEFE DNP - WIFE IN LABOR VAUGHN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-80 27-32 15 31 46 20 26 6 10 98 (.413) (.844) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 10(14 PTS)

DETROIT 27 24 15 23 - 89 UTAH 18 21 27 32 - 98

BLOCKED SHOTS: DETROIT - LONG 3. UTAH - OSTERTAG 2, MALONE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DETROIT 3-12 (.250), HILL 0-1, DUMARS 1-6, STACKHOUSE 1-4, SEALY 1-1. UTAH 5-12 (.417), RUSSELL 1-2, STOCKTON 2-3, HORNACEK 0-1, EISLEY 0-1, MORRIS 0-3, ANDERSON 2-2. TECHNICALS: UTAH - HEAD COACH SLOAN, MALONE. OFFICIALS: BENNETT SALVATORE, JOE DEROSA, DEE KANTNER. A - 19,911. T - 2:13.


DETROIT (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 40 8-23 10-16 1-4 1 4 26 Long 28 0-2 1-4 2-7 3 4 1 B Williams 40 7-15 4-4 4-17 4 4 18 Dumars 35 5-13 1-2 0-1 6 2 12 Stackhouse 42 5-12 6-8 2-4 2 4 17 Mahorn 8 0-2 0-0 1-2 0 5 0 Sealy 29 3-4 2-2 2-5 1 0 9 Montross 17 3-4 0-0 5-6 1 6 6 Henson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Obannon DNP - coach's decision Reid DNP - coach's decision J Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-75 24-36 17-46 18 29 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.413, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Hill 0-1, Dumars 1-6, Stackhouse 1-4, Sealy 1-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 3 (Long 3). Turnovers: 12 (B Williams 5, Dumars, Hill, Long, Mahorn, Montross, Stackhouse). Steals: 6 (Dumars 2, Long 2, Sealy, Stackhouse).

UTAH (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 37 8-15 14-18 3-15 1 5 30 Russell 27 2-4 3-4 1-2 1 4 8 Ostertag 25 2-3 2-2 3-6 1 3 6 Stockton 34 4-13 2-2 0-4 13 5 12 Hornacek 30 5-13 2-2 1-4 1 2 12 Eisley 15 2-7 2-2 1-2 2 1 6 Foster 12 2-4 0-0 1-1 0 3 4 Carr 23 3-7 0-0 1-1 0 1 6 Morris 20 2-10 0-0 3-8 1 1 4 Anderson 17 3-4 2-2 1-3 0 1 10 Keefe DNP - wife in labor Vaughn DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-80 27-32 15-46 20 26 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.413, FT-.844. 3-Point Goals: 5-12, .417 (Russell 1-2, Stockton 2-3, Hornacek 0-1, Eisley 0-1, Morris 0-3, Anderson 2-2). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 3 (Ostertag 2, Malone). Turnovers: 10 (Hornacek 3, Malone 2, Stockton 2, Foster, Morris, Ostertag). Steals: 6 (Russell 2, Anderson, Carr, Hornacek, Stockton). ____________________________________________ Detroit 27 24 15 23 - 89 Utah 18 21 27 32 - 98 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 2 (Head Coach Sloan, 1:58 3rd; Malone, 1:35 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,911. T: 2:13. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Joe Derosa, Dee Kantner.


GAME RECAP

Karl Malone had 30 points and 15 rebounds and moved into seventh place on the NBA's all-time scoring list, leading the Utah Jazz to a 98-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons, their ninth win in 10 games.

Malone hit two first-quarter free throws to move past Dominique Wilkins (26,534) on the scoring list. He has 26,560 points in 1,028 career games.

"It was a good win for us, but if you look at the score sheet you'll see not one guy outplayed another guy," Malone said. It was the whole team stepping up and getting the win and that's kind of neat.

"Moving up the scoring list is something I'll look back on when the year is over, or my career is over, but right now all I'm concentrating on is winning the ballgame."

John Stockton added 12 points and 13 assists and Jeff Hornacek scored 12 points for the Jazz, who have won 14 of their last 15 games at the Delta Center and have beaten Detroit in 13 of their last 15 meetings.

Grant Hill scored 26 points and Brian Williams added 18 and 17 boards for the Pistons, who have lost nine consecutive games at Utah. Detroit (18-20) was attempting to reach the .500 mark for the first time since November 5th, when it was 2-2.

"This team is so good that there is so little margin for error," Hill said. "Our missed free throws really became pronounced. Coulda, shoulda, woulda. I missed some shots and a few free throws and you can't do that against this Utah team."

Both teams shot an indentical 41 percent from the field, with the Pistons hitting 31-of-75 shots and the Jazz 33-of-80. Both teams also grabbed 46 rebounds, but the Jazz shot 84 percent (27-for-32) from the free throw line and the Pistons only 67 percent (24-for-36).

Trailing 51-39 at halftime, the Jazz exploded with a 17-4 run to start the third quarter to regain the lead. A three-pointer by Bryon Russell at the 5:55 mark gave Utah its first lead of the game, 56-55. Stockton contributed five points to the burst and Hornacek four.

"I really said nothing at the half," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "There's not much you can say. I mean, these guys have played long enough to know you're not going to jump up and down. They now what they have to do.

"Everything was a chore for us in the first half. They were scoring and getting the easy baskets because were weren't getting any stops."

The Pistons shot just 4-for-23 in the third quarter and were outscored 27-15, with the Jazz moving into a 66-66 tie.

Hill's basket gave Detroit a 73-72 lead with 9:27 remaining, but the Jazz answered with consecutive three-pointers by Shandon Anderson and Stockton, giving Utah the lead for good, 78-73 at the 8:34 mark.

A jumper by Jerry Stackhouse with 7:25 left pulled the Pistons to within 80-78, but a 9-0 Utah run over the next 3:25, capped off by two free throws by Russell, made it 89-78. Detroit got no closer than seven points down the stretch.

After the game was tied 2-2, Detroit used a 14-4 spurt to grab a 16-6 lead. Stackhouse contributed five points to the burst and Williams finished the quarter with eight points as the Pistons went ahead 27-18.

Hill scored seven points in the second quarter and the Pistons, who shot 53 percent (9-for-17) from the field, took a 12-point lead at the break.

"We played a flawless first half and had a real good tempo in the game and then they came out in the third quarter and really pushed the ball and we couldn't stop them," Detroit coach Doug Collins said. "We ended up in a halfcourt game against them and they just sort of broke us down and picked us apart and showed why they're a contender once again to get to the NBA Finals."

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