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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHARLOTTE 21 26 25 25 97 BOSTON 22 23 18 32 95 FINAL


CHARLOTTE (97) AT BOSTON (95)

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

MASON F 43 7-11 10-14 4 9 13 1 3 1 2 24 RICE F 40 5-15 3-4 1 5 6 3 0 0 3 14 GEIGER C 32 5-10 4-4 3 6 9 0 4 0 3 14 WESLEY G 39 10-16 6-8 0 3 3 2 2 5 4 28 PHILLS G 31 2-6 3-4 0 3 3 3 4 1 2 7 BECK 13 1-2 4-4 0 1 1 4 2 1 4 6 ROYAL 15 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 REID 20 0-2 2-4 2 1 3 0 2 3 0 2 WILLIAMS 7 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 ARMSTRONG DNP - COACH'S DECISION FARMER DNP - COACH'S DECISION MCDONALD DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-65 34-44 11 29 40 14 18 11 19 97 (.462) (.773) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 19(19 PTS)

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

MCCARTY F 30 2-7 1-2 1 4 5 0 3 2 2 6 WALKER F 47 12-25 11-11 2 9 11 6 5 3 4 38 DECLERCQ C 24 3-6 1-1 5 3 8 1 5 2 0 7 BILLUPS G 26 2-9 0-0 0 0 0 3 2 2 5 5 MERCER G 43 7-18 4-5 2 1 3 4 3 4 1 18 BARROS 19 4-8 0-1 1 2 3 5 3 2 1 10 KNIGHT 8 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 BOWEN 19 2-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 5 MINOR 4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 BROWN 6 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 THOMAS 14 1-4 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 0 1 2 EDNEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-82 17-20 13 23 36 20 32 15 15 95 (.427) (.850) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 15(18 PTS)

CHARLOTTE 21 26 25 25 - 97 BOSTON 22 23 18 32 - 95

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHARLOTTE - MASON, GEIGER, WESLEY. BOSTON - THOMAS 2, WALKER, DECLERCQ, MCCARTY, MERCER, BOWEN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHARLOTTE 3-8 (.375), RICE 1-2, WESLEY 2-4, PHILLS 0-2. BOSTON 8-19 (.421), MCCARTY 1-2, WALKER 3-7, BILLUPS 1-3, MERCER 0-1, BARROS 2-4, BOWEN 1-1, BROWN 0-1. TECHNICALS: CHARLOTTE - MASON. OFFICIALS: JIM CAPERS, ED F RUSH, BLANE REICHELT. A - 18,624. T - 2:12.


CHARLOTTE (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mason 43 7-11 10-14 4-13 1 3 24 Rice 40 5-15 3-4 1-6 3 0 14 Geiger 32 5-10 4-4 3-9 0 4 14 Wesley 39 10-16 6-8 0-3 2 2 28 Phills 31 2-6 3-4 0-3 3 4 7 Beck 13 1-2 4-4 0-1 4 2 6 Royal 15 0-1 2-2 0-0 1 1 2 Reid 20 0-2 2-4 2-3 0 2 2 Williams 7 0-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 Armstrong DNP - coach's decision Farmer DNP - coach's decision Mcdonald DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-65 34-44 11-40 14 18 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.462, FT-.773. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (Rice 1-2, Wesley 2-4, Phills 0-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 3 (Mason, Geiger, Wesley). Turnovers: 19 (Beck 4, Wesley 4, Geiger 3, Rice 3, Mason 2, Phills 2, Royal). Steals: 11 (Wesley 5, Reid 3, Beck, Mason, Phills).

BOSTON (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mccarty 30 2-7 1-2 1-5 0 3 6 Walker 47 12-25 11-11 2-11 6 5 38 Declercq 24 3-6 1-1 5-8 1 5 7 Billups 26 2-9 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 Mercer 43 7-18 4-5 2-3 4 3 18 Barros 19 4-8 0-1 1-3 5 3 10 Knight 8 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 3 0 Bowen 19 2-2 0-0 0-2 0 2 5 Minor 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 Brown 6 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 Thomas 14 1-4 0-0 2-3 0 3 2 Edney DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-82 17-20 13-36 20 32 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.427, FT-.850. 3-Point Goals: 8-19, .421 (Mccarty 1-2, Walker 3-7, Billups 1-3, Mercer 0-1, Barros 2-4, Bowen 1-1, Brown 0-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 7 (Thomas 2, Walker, Declercq, Mccarty, Mercer, Bowen). Turnovers: 15 (Billups 5, Walker 4, Mccarty 2, Barros, Knight, Mercer, Thomas). Steals: 15 (Mercer 4, Walker 3, Barros 2, Billups 2, Declercq 2, Mccarty 2). ____________________________________________ Charlotte 21 26 25 25 - 97 Boston 22 23 18 32 - 95 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Charlotte 1 (Mason, 2:15 1st). Flagrant fouls: Charlotte 1 (Reid, 5:17 3rd). A: 18,624. T: 2:12. Officials: Jim Capers, Ed F Rush, Blane Reichelt.


GAME RECAP

Matt Geiger's layup with 19.6 seconds remaining helped lift the Charlotte Hornets to their fourth straight win, 97-95 over the Boston Celtics in a game that featured five lead changes over the final 88 seconds.

After Antoine Walker gave Boston its last lead, 95-94, with a three-pointer from the left wing with 37.8 seconds left, Charlotte regained the lead on Geiger's layup. Anthony Mason made one of two free throws with 2.7 seconds to go, putting the Hornets ahead by two points.

On the ensuing inbounds play, the Celtics went to Walker, whose jumper at the buzzer on Wednesday helped defeat Washington. Walker caught the ball behind the three-point line on the left side, and after making contact with defender Glen Rice, turned and fired but the shot was off the mark at the buzzer.

"That was a tough call on the last play," Walker said. "Sometimes you get the calls and sometimes you don't. Referees are human, they make mistakes. That's not the reason we lost tonight."

Former Celtic David Wesley, who signed with the Hornets as a free agent in the offseason, had 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting and Mason added 24 points and 13 rebounds. Rice added 14 points and six rebounds while Geiger finished with 14 and nine.

"It doesn't get any better than this," Wesley said. "It's real sweet. Obviously, you always want to play well against a former team, but to play well and win means that much more."

"Boston's a talented team and, like fleas on a dog, you can't go anywhere without them picking and poking at you," said Charlotte coach and former Celtic Dave Cowens said. "They're a young team that has athleticism and quickness. It's never easy for us. We thought we had it under wraps. You have to be organized against their press and do three things -- get the ball inbounds, get over half-court and spread the floor and attack the basket."

Walker scored 38 points -- the second-highest total of his career behind the 49 he collected against Washington on January 7th. He also had 11 rebounds and six assists and Ron Mercer contributed 18 points and four assists for Boston, which had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Charlotte had a 40-36 rebounding edge and converted 34-of-44 free throws. The Celtics were 17-of-20 from the line. The teams shot nearly identical from the field, with the Hornets connecting on 46 percent (30-for-65) of their attempts and the Celtics 43 percent (35-for-82).

"We played hard but we didn't make the crucial rotations down the stretch and we didn't make the crucial blockout," Boston coach Rick Pitino said. "They won the game at the foul line. You're not going to win putting the other team on the line 44 times when you only go 20.

"Wesley beat us too much tonight. Our point guards did not have a good game but he played an outstanding game and you have to give him credit."

Wesley scored 17 points in the first half, helping Charlotte to a 47-45 lead at the break. The Hornets twice built a 10-point lead in the third quarter, the second time at 60-50 following a dunk by Rice at the 5:54 mark.

Wesley converted a three-point play off a bank shot to make it 77-68 with 10:22 remaining, but Boston answered with a 9-0 spurt over the next 95 seconds to tie the score. A three-pointer by Chauncey Billups capped the run.

A three-pointer by Wesley with 4:35 left gave Charlotte a 90-83 lead, but Boston came right back with a 7-0 burst, starting with a three-pointer by Dana Barros and ending with a jumper by Walker that tied it, 90-90, with 1:50 remaining.

Boston took its first lead down the stretch, 92-91, when Andrew DeClercq tipped in a shot with 1:11 to play. Charlotte went back in front by two when Wesley connected on a three-pointer with 59 seconds left.

The Celtics grabbed their last lead 22 seconds later when Walker drained a three-pointer. But Geiger's layup gave the Hornets the lead for good.

Charlotte guard Corey Beck, who left in the second quarter with a strained right groin, is doubtful for Saturday's game against Atlanta.

"We're doing better offensively and defensively, and we're moving the ball," Mason said. "We answered a lot of their baskets. Our defense down the stretch is winning games. It's all about coming up with the big stop."

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