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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 29 27 24 22 102 INDIANA 22 24 35 25 106 FINAL


UTAH (102) AT INDIANA (106)

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

KEEFE F 22 1-5 3-3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 MALONE F 36 11-19 4-5 2 6 8 3 3 0 3 26 OSTERTAG C 33 2-6 2-2 3 8 11 0 4 1 2 6 HORNACEK G 32 4-7 2-2 0 2 2 5 1 3 3 10 STOCKTON G 37 8-17 2-2 1 2 3 11 3 2 1 18 EISLEY 11 2-3 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 7 ANDERSON 16 3-4 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 8 CARR 17 2-4 3-4 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 7 RUSSELL 26 2-5 4-4 1 4 5 0 3 1 0 9 FOSTER 10 3-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 6 MORRIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION VAUGHN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-74 24-26 8 26 34 21 20 12 14 102 (.514) (.923) TEAM REBS: 2 TOTAL TO: 14(19 PTS)

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

MULLIN F 35 4-8 4-5 1 3 4 1 2 0 4 14 D DAVIS F 22 1-3 1-2 2 0 2 0 3 2 2 3 SMITS C 32 11-17 3-6 1 5 6 1 4 2 1 25 MILLER G 40 10-17 0-0 2 3 5 1 1 1 1 22 JACKSON G 32 4-6 0-0 0 5 5 18 2 2 2 9 A DAVIS 26 7-12 7-9 3 4 7 2 5 0 2 21 MCKEY 16 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 ROSE 21 2-6 2-2 1 0 1 0 5 2 2 6 BEST 16 2-6 2-2 0 2 2 3 1 0 2 6 CROSHERE DNP - COACH'S DECISION HOIBERG DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE WEST DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-75 19-26 10 24 34 27 25 9 17 106 (.547) (.731) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 17(17 PTS)

UTAH 29 27 24 22 - 102 INDIANA 22 24 35 25 - 106

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - OSTERTAG 2. INDIANA - MULLIN 2, SMITS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 2-5 (.400), STOCKTON 0-2, EISLEY 1-1, RUSSELL 1-2. INDIANA 5-8 (.625), MULLIN 2-2, MILLER 2-5, JACKSON 1-1. TECHNICALS: UTAH - HORNACEK. OFFICIALS: BILL OAKES, KEN MAUER, RASHAN MICHEL. A - 16,670. T - 2:01.


UTAH (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Keefe 22 1-5 3-3 1-2 0 0 5 Malone 36 11-19 4-5 2-8 3 3 26 Ostertag 33 2-6 2-2 3-11 0 4 6 Hornacek 32 4-7 2-2 0-2 5 1 10 Stockton 37 8-17 2-2 1-3 11 3 18 Eisley 11 2-3 2-2 0-0 1 1 7 Anderson 16 3-4 2-2 0-0 1 1 8 Carr 17 2-4 3-4 0-2 0 2 7 Russell 26 2-5 4-4 1-5 0 3 9 Foster 10 3-4 0-0 0-1 0 2 6 Morris DNP - coach's decision Vaughn DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-74 24-26 8-34 21 20 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.514, FT-.923. 3-Point Goals: 2-5, .400 (Stockton 0-2, Eisley 1-1, Russell 1-2). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked shots: 2 (Ostertag 2). Turnovers: 14 (Anderson 3, Hornacek 3, Malone 3, Eisley 2, Ostertag 2, Stockton). Steals: 12 (Anderson 3, Hornacek 3, Stockton 2, Carr, Foster, Ostertag, Russell).

INDIANA (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mullin 35 4-8 4-5 1-4 1 2 14 D Davis 22 1-3 1-2 2-2 0 3 3 Smits 32 11-17 3-6 1-6 1 4 25 Miller 40 10-17 0-0 2-5 1 1 22 Jackson 32 4-6 0-0 0-5 18 2 9 A Davis 26 7-12 7-9 3-7 2 5 21 Mckey 16 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 2 0 Rose 21 2-6 2-2 1-1 0 5 6 Best 16 2-6 2-2 0-2 3 1 6 Croshere DNP - coach's decision Hoiberg DNP - sprained right ankle West DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-75 19-26 10-34 27 25 106 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.547, FT-.731. 3-Point Goals: 5-8, .625 (Mullin 2-2, Miller 2-5, Jackson 1-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 3 (Mullin 2, Smits). Turnovers: 17 (Mullin 4, A Davis 2, Best 2, D Davis 2, Jackson 2, Rose 2, Mckey, Miller, Smits). Steals: 9 (D Davis 2, Jackson 2, Rose 2, Smits 2, Miller). ____________________________________________ Utah 29 27 24 22 - 102 Indiana 22 24 35 25 - 106 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 1 (Hornacek, 7:43 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,670. T: 2:01. Officials: Bill Oakes, Ken Mauer, Rashan Michel.


GAME RECAP

Rik Smits scored eight of his 25 points in the final three minutes as the Indiana Pacers defeated the Utah Jazz for the first time in almost four years, 106-102.

Reggie Miller tallied 22 points and Mark Jackson handed out a season-high 18 assists for the Pacers, who had lost their last seven games against Utah since March 19th, 1994.

"The first half and the start of the third quarter we weren't very good," said Indiana coach Larry Bird. "But I learn something about our guys every night. And tonight they showed a lot of heart. We executed when we had to and made some big shots. Utah is a great team."

"We got some good shots and chipped away until we got ourselves in a position to win," Jackson said. "This is a huge win against a quality team and one of the best we will play this year. We worked hard as a team and we will continue to travel at this high level. I tried to make plays and help my teammates and when you do that with help the assists will come."

Smits, coming off a sub-par performance in Wednesday's 97-89 loss to the New York Knicks, hit a 10-footer to give the Pacers a 98-96 edge with 2:59 remaining and followed with a seven-foot hook 34 seconds later. Karl Malone made a 12-footer with 2:06 to go, cutting the deficit to 100-98, and John Stockton made a pair of free throws to tie it with 48 seconds left.

But Smits gave the Pacers the lead for good, 104-102, when he converted two free throws with 32 seconds left. The Jazz missed a pair of shots and Chris Mullin, who scored 14 points, sank a pair of free throws for the final margin with 11 seconds to go.

Malone scored 26 points and Stockton added 18 and 11 assists for the Jazz, who lost for just the second time in their last 12 games.

"We couldn't get any offensive rebounds down the stretch," said Utah coach Jerry Sloan. "Their defense was really good and that was the ballgame. We only had a few guys play well and against this team we need everyone to play well. I was disappointed, we didn't want to block them off the boards. They are healthy and Larry has done a good job."

Jeff Hornacek scored all 10 of his points in the first period as the Jazz took a 29-22 advantage. Utah shot 61 percent (11-for-18) from the field in the quarter and made all seven of its free throws.

"We had a great first half, probably our best all season," said Hornacek. "But they are a great team. The second half was discouraging. They played hard and executed well. They ran their offense well. We have to put this game behind us and concentrate on Chicago now."

Antonio Davis, who scored a season-high 21 points off the bench, scored the first six points of the second quarter and pulled Indiana within 29-28 when he converted a three-point play with 9:38 left.

After Shandon Anderson and Miller exchanged baskets, the Jazz went on a 20-8 run, taking a 51-38 advantage on Malone's 19-footer with 3:53 left in the first half. A three-pointer by Miller capped a 7-0 spurt to cut the deficit to 51-45 with 1:59 left. But Bryon Russell made a three-pointer and Malone had a layup around a free throw by Smits to give the Jazz a 56-46 lead at the break.

Malone converted a three-point play to open the third period and Stockton followed with a jumper off a fast break to give the Jazz their biggest lead, 61-46, with 10:32 left. Mullin had a tip-in to cap a 22-8 run, giving the Pacers a 77-75 edge with 2:20 remaining.

Indiana held an 81-80 edge heading into the fourth quarter and the lead changed hands three times before Smits' free throws.

"We kept playing as a team, even when we were down 15," Davis said. "This is a mark of great effort and I feel we all have to play effective with a lot of effort. My intent was to get in there, help the team any way that I could, with a supreme effort. I found my rhythm and had to take charge and get in there and do the job. We kept pushing and pushing and won."

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