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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DETROIT 20 21 18 28 87 DENVER 25 9 16 17 67 FINAL


DETROIT (87) AT DENVER (67)

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

LONG F 19 1-3 1-1 3 6 9 3 0 0 1 3 HILL F 40 5-18 0-2 3 7 10 5 2 2 2 10 B WILLIAMS C 6 1-3 1-1 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 3 DUMARS G 35 7-16 1-1 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 20 STACKHOUSE G 46 6-18 7-10 2 4 6 3 1 0 0 21 MONTROSS 14 1-2 3-4 3 3 6 0 4 0 2 5 SEALY 31 4-11 2-2 0 5 5 7 1 1 0 10 MAHORN 18 2-3 1-1 1 2 3 0 3 0 2 5 J WILLIAMS 17 2-3 1-2 3 4 7 1 1 0 1 5 HENSON 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 REID 10 2-3 1-1 1 2 3 0 2 1 1 5 OBANNON 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 31-81 18-25 18 33 51 21 19 5 10 87 (.383) (.720) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 11(10 PTS)

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

H ELLIS F 31 4-9 0-0 4 2 6 2 3 0 2 8 BATTIE F 32 3-10 1-1 0 9 9 1 1 0 1 7 D GARRETT C 33 1-6 0-0 3 4 7 1 5 0 0 2 WASHINGTON G 39 3-12 4-4 1 2 3 2 3 1 1 12 JACKSON G 36 6-15 2-3 0 5 5 4 3 2 4 16 GOLDWIRE 16 1-4 4-4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6 K GARRIS 19 2-7 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 5 WOLF 15 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 FORTSON 19 2-7 7-8 1 4 5 1 4 0 1 11 L ELLIS DNP - RIGHT HEEL CONTUSION LAUDERDALE DNP - COACH'S DECISION NEWMAN DNP - SUBLUXATION LEFT SHOULDER

TOTALS 240 22-71 18-20 10 28 38 13 23 5 10 67 (.310) (.900) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 13(17 PTS)

DETROIT 20 21 18 28 - 87 DENVER 25 9 16 17 - 67

BLOCKED SHOTS: DETROIT - HILL 4, REID 2, MONTROSS, SEALY, MAHORN, J WILLIAMS. DENVER - BATTIE 4, D GARRETT 2, WASHINGTON 2, WOLF. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DETROIT 7-16 (.438), HILL 0-1, DUMARS 5-10, STACKHOUSE 2-5. DENVER 5-14 (.357), H ELLIS 0-1, BATTIE 0-1, WASHINGTON 2-6, JACKSON 2-4, K GARRIS 1-2. TECHNICALS: DETROIT - MAHORN, DENVER - FORTSON, HEAD COACH HANZLIK. OFFICIALS: TOMMY NUNEZ, KEN MAUER, VIOLET PALMER. A - 10,821. T - 2:07.


DETROIT (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Long 19 1-3 1-1 3-9 3 0 3 Hill 40 5-18 0-2 3-10 5 2 10 B Williams 6 1-3 1-1 2-2 0 3 3 Dumars 35 7-16 1-1 0-0 2 2 20 Stackhouse 46 6-18 7-10 2-6 3 1 21 Montross 14 1-2 3-4 3-6 0 4 5 Sealy 31 4-11 2-2 0-5 7 1 10 Mahorn 18 2-3 1-1 1-3 0 3 5 J Williams 17 2-3 1-2 3-7 1 1 5 Henson 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Reid 10 2-3 1-1 1-3 0 2 5 Obannon 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-81 18-25 18-51 21 19 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.383, FT-.720. 3-Point Goals: 7-16, .438 (Hill 0-1, Dumars 5-10, Stackhouse 2-5). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 10 (Hill 4, Reid 2, Montross, Sealy, Mahorn, J Williams). Turnovers: 11 (Hill 2, Mahorn 2, Montross 2, Dumars, J Williams, Long, Reid). Steals: 5 (Hill 2, Dumars, Reid, Sealy).

DENVER (67) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp H Ellis 31 4-9 0-0 4-6 2 3 8 Battie 32 3-10 1-1 0-9 1 1 7 D Garrett 33 1-6 0-0 3-7 1 5 2 Washington 39 3-12 4-4 1-3 2 3 12 Jackson 36 6-15 2-3 0-5 4 3 16 Goldwire 16 1-4 4-4 1-2 0 0 6 K Garris 19 2-7 0-0 0-1 2 1 5 Wolf 15 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 Fortson 19 2-7 7-8 1-5 1 4 11 L Ellis DNP - right heel contusion Lauderdale DNP - coach's decision Newman DNP - subluxation left shoulder _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 22-71 18-20 10-38 13 23 67 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.310, FT-.900. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (H Ellis 0-1, Battie 0-1, Washington 2-6, Jackson 2-4, K Garris 1-2). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 9 (Battie 4, D Garrett 2, Washington 2, Wolf). Turnovers: 13 (Jackson 4, H Ellis 2, Battie, Fortson, K Garris, Washington). Steals: 5 (Jackson 2, K Garris 2, Washington). ____________________________________________ Detroit 20 21 18 28 - 87 Denver 25 9 16 17 - 67 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Detroit 1 (Mahorn, 7:12 2nd). Denver 2 (Fortson, 7:12 2nd; Head Coach Hanzlik, 0:14 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 10,821. T: 2:07. Officials: Tommy Nunez, Ken Mauer, Violet Palmer.


GAME RECAP

Joe Dumars scored 17 of his 20 points in the first half to lead the Detroit Pistons to an 87-67 victory over the Denver Nuggets, who dropped their 22nd straight game and could break the NBA record for consecutive losses in one season on Saturday.

Denver, held to nine points in the second quarter, is one loss shy of the single-season record, set by the Vancouver Grizzlies from February 16th-April 2nd, 1996. The all-time record for consecutive losses is 24 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who dropped the final 19 games of the 1981-82 season and the first five of the following campaign.

The Nuggets play at Phoenix on Friday and travel to Los Angeles to face the Clippers on Saturday. Denver is 0-21 on the road.

"They were playing really loose," Detroit forward Grant Hill said. "They're under a lot of pressure to try to break that streak. They're young and they just need to keep trying. Sometimes in order to succeed, you first must fail. If they stay together five or six years, then we'll see."

Rookie Bobby Jackson scored 16 points for the Nuggets, who were held below 80 points for the sixth time this season.

"We have to be ready every game and every night," Jackson said. "Our shots were just not falling. We have to get into the gym and work on our jumpers. Hopefully we can beat Phoenix or the Clippers. I don't think anybody has been in this situation before. I wouldn't want to be that team."

Things started off well for the Nuggets, who got 10 points in the opening period from rookie Eric Washington to open a 25-20 lead. But then came the second quarter, when Denver was held below 10 points in a quarter for the third time this season.

The Nuggets led 33-27 after rookie Danny Fortson hit a pair of free throws with 5:33 left in the half. But the Pistons closed the period on a 14-1 burst to grab a seven-point lead at the break.

Eric Montross hit a pair of free throws to ignite the burst and fueled it with five points. Dumars scored the final four points of the period, including a three-pointer at the buzzer to make it 41-34. Denver was just 2-of-19 in the period.

Detroit opened its first double-digit lead when Grant Long converted a three-point play with 11:19 left in the third quarter for a 44-34 advantage. The Pistons extended their lead to 59-47 on a jumper by Jerry Stackhouse with 45 seconds remaining in the period, but rookie Kiwane Garris drilled a three-pointer 25 seconds later to bring the Nuggets within 59-50 entering the fourth.

The Nuggets were still within nine after Jackson made a pair of free throws with 5:29 to go. But Malik Sealy drained a pair of jumpers around a layup by Stackhouse to push the lead to 79-64 with 3:04 remaining. Jackson answered with a three-pointer, but Detroit scored the final eight points of the game for its largest lead.

"We started out slow, but we picked it up a little," Stackhouse said. "They're a tough team to play because they have nothing to lose. We came out sluggish defensively. After the first quarter, everything else was a contested shot."

Stackhouse finished with 21 points and Hill and Sealy added 10 apiece for the Pistons, who shot 38 percent (31-of-81) from the field. Hill grabbed 10 rebounds, helping Detroit to a 51-38 edge on the boards.

Washington, who was 3-of-4 in the first quarter, missed his final eight shots and finished with 12 points. Fortson added 11 for the Nuggets, who played without LaPhonso Ellis, who suffered a right heel contusion Tuesday in Vancouver.

Denver shot a season-low 31 percent (22-of-71). The 22 field goals made were also a season low.

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