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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SACRAMENTO 23 23 23 17 86 PHOENIX 21 31 21 15 88 FINAL


SACRAMENTO (86) AT PHOENIX (88)

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

C WILLIAMSON F 45 11-16 4-7 2 5 7 4 4 0 7 26 OWENS F 34 5-11 2-3 1 10 11 2 3 2 5 12 STEWART C 28 6-7 2-2 1 7 8 1 2 0 0 14 RICHMOND G 28 5-10 2-2 0 1 1 3 5 0 3 12 JOHNSON G 22 2-9 0-0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 4 M ABDUL-RAUF 29 3-13 0-0 2 0 2 6 2 2 1 6 SMITH 20 2-3 1-2 1 8 9 1 2 1 2 5 HENDRICKSON 15 1-2 1-1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 T ABDUL-WAHAD 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DEHERE 17 2-5 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 4 HURLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION POLYNICE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-76 12-17 9 31 40 22 21 6 21 86 (.487) (.706) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 21(15 PTS)

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

BRYANT F 19 2-6 0-0 3 3 6 1 4 0 1 4 MCDYESS F 39 7-12 2-2 7 7 14 1 3 5 2 16 ROBINSON C 39 3-11 1-2 3 1 4 3 4 2 1 7 CHAPMAN G 33 6-17 4-5 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 16 KIDD G 38 8-17 5-5 0 8 8 7 1 1 4 21 MANNING 33 5-15 3-4 5 4 9 5 1 3 3 13 JOHNSON 18 2-6 2-4 0 2 2 4 0 0 2 6 WILLIAMS 14 1-4 0-0 2 1 3 0 4 1 0 2 NASH 7 1-4 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 LLAMAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION MCCLOUD DNP - COACH'S DECISION MILIC DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-92 18-23 20 27 47 24 19 12 14 88 (.380) (.783) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 15(13 PTS)

SACRAMENTO 23 23 23 17 - 86 PHOENIX 21 31 21 15 - 88

BLOCKED SHOTS: SACRAMENTO - STEWART. PHOENIX - MCDYESS 4, ROBINSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SACRAMENTO 0-7 (.000), OWENS 0-2, RICHMOND 0-2, M ABDUL-RAUF 0-2, DEHERE 0-1. PHOENIX 0-7 (.000), ROBINSON 0-1, CHAPMAN 0-3, KIDD 0-2, NASH 0-1. TECHNICALS: SACRAMENTO - HEAD COACH JORDAN, RICHMOND 2 (EJECTED), ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: BILL OAKES, MARK WUNDERLICH, VIOLET PALMER. A - 19,023. T - 2:14.


SACRAMENTO (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Williamson 45 11-16 4-7 2-7 4 4 26 Owens 34 5-11 2-3 1-11 2 3 12 Stewart 28 6-7 2-2 1-8 1 2 14 Richmond 28 5-10 2-2 0-1 3 5 12 Johnson 22 2-9 0-0 0-0 4 1 4 M Abdul-rauf 29 3-13 0-0 2-2 6 2 6 Smith 20 2-3 1-2 1-9 1 2 5 Hendrickson 15 1-2 1-1 2-2 0 0 3 T Abdul-wahad 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Dehere 17 2-5 0-0 0-0 1 2 4 Hurley DNP - coach's decision Polynice DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-76 12-17 9-40 22 21 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.487, FT-.706. 3-Point Goals: 0-7, .000 (Owens 0-2, Richmond 0-2, M Abdul-rauf 0-2, Dehere 0-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 1 (Stewart). Turnovers: 21 (C Williamson 7, Owens 5, Richmond 3, Dehere 2, Smith 2, Johnson, M Abdul-rauf). Steals: 6 (M Abdul-rauf 2, Owens 2, Hendrickson, Smith).

PHOENIX (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Bryant 19 2-6 0-0 3-6 1 4 4 Mcdyess 39 7-12 2-2 7-14 1 3 16 Robinson 39 3-11 1-2 3-4 3 4 7 Chapman 33 6-17 4-5 0-1 3 1 16 Kidd 38 8-17 5-5 0-8 7 1 21 Manning 33 5-15 3-4 5-9 5 1 13 Johnson 18 2-6 2-4 0-2 4 0 6 Williams 14 1-4 0-0 2-3 0 4 2 Nash 7 1-4 1-1 0-0 0 1 3 Llamas DNP - coach's decision Mccloud DNP - coach's decision Milic DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-92 18-23 20-47 24 19 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.380, FT-.783. 3-Point Goals: 0-7, .000 (Robinson 0-1, Chapman 0-3, Kidd 0-2, Nash 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (Mcdyess 4, Robinson). Turnovers: 15 (Kidd 4, Manning 3, Johnson 2, Mcdyess 2, Bryant, Nash, Robinson). Steals: 12 (Mcdyess 5, Manning 3, Robinson 2, Kidd, Williams). ____________________________________________ Sacramento 23 23 23 17 - 86 Phoenix 21 31 21 15 - 88 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Sacramento 4 (Head Coach Jordan, 4:17 1st; Richmond 2 (ejected), 3:00 2nd, 5:21 3rd; Illegal Defense, 10:53 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,023. T: 2:14. Officials: Bill Oakes, Mark Wunderlich, Violet Palmer.


GAME RECAP

Rex Chapman continued his clutch play by hitting the go-ahead, off-balance jumper with 1.8 seconds left as the Phoenix Suns earned their 23rd straight home win over the Sacramento Kings with an 88-86 victory.

Phoenix blew a 10-point fourth-quarter lead and Sacramento's Corliss Williamson converted a three-point play to knot the score, 86-86, with 44 seconds remaining.

Chapman missed a three-pointer on the other end, but Billy Owens was called for traveling to give the ball back to the Suns with 16 seconds to go. Kevin Johnson fed Chapman near the foul line, and he fired an awkward, high-arching shot that gave Phoenix the lead.

"A lot of times it doesn't look like I've got the guy beat, but I can shoot the runner if I can get a step," Chapman said. "I'm glad Kevin passed to me, but actually, I was just trying to get a foul. Just kind of flop a little bit and get a foul."

A desperation 65-foot heave by Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was well off the mark, and the Kings failed to win in Phoenix for the first time since January 30th, 1988.

"I didn't want any pressure on any one particular person at the end," Kings coach Eddie Jordan said. "No one got to their spots quick enough to initiate plays. It was everyone's fault."

Chapman, who scored 16 points, has come up big down the stretch in a number of games this season for the Suns. He nailed the go-ahead jumper with 12 seconds left in a 74-71 win in Miami on January 30th, and the next night he scored Phoenix's final eight points -- all in the last 36 seconds -- of a 96-94 victory over Orlando.

"He's been doing it all season, ever since I've been here," Suns All-Star guard Jason Kidd said of Chapman. "You can always count on him to make the game exciting. He felt he didn't shoot the ball well the whole game, but whenever you need that clutch shot, he's ready to answer the call."

Kidd had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and Antonio McDyess added 16 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high five steals for Phoenix, which shot just 38 percent (35-of-92).

"We played very sloppy, it looked like we had a week off," Suns coach Danny Ainge said. "I thought McDyess was very active on the offensive glass and that Jason (Kidd) had a ton of energy. I wish the rest of the guys had the same kind of energy."

Williamson scored 26 points for the Kings, but also committed seven of his team's 21 turnovers. All-Star Mitch Richmond had just 12 points and was ejected with 5:21 left in the third quarter for arguing a foul call with referee Violet Palmer.

Both teams went cold early in the final period, combining to make just four of their first 17 shots. Sacramento managed just two points in the first five minutes of the fourth, and a basket by Johnson increased the Suns' advantage to 81-71.

Terry Dehere hit a layup to pull the Kings within 82-79 with 3:18 remaining. A follow shot by Williamson made it 84-83 with 1:08 to go, but Danny Manning fed Chapman for a layup just 10 seconds later.

"We feel great about the way we played," Williamson said. "We need to work on our rebounding and try to avoid turning the ball over late and hopefully this is a sign that we know what it takes to compete."

Manning had 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals for Phoenix, which avenged a 96-90 loss in Sacramento on January 12th.

Rookie Michael Stewart had 14 points and eight rebounds and Owens added 12 and 11 for the Kings, who fell to 4-20 on the road. Sacramento shot 49 percent from the field (37-of-76) and, like Phoenix, went 0-for-7 from three-point range.

The Kings took their biggest lead of the game, 21-14, on a jumper by Richmond with 2:23 left in the opening quarter. But Phoenix then took control with a 15-4 run bridging the first and second periods.

The Suns ended the burst with eight straight points early in the second, including four by Kidd. Manning, whose layup capped the run with 8:56 left, scored 11 points in the second period. Kidd and McDyess had eight points apiece in that quarter, helping the Suns to a 52-46 edge.

A 22-footer by Kidd built the lead to 69-59 with 3:04 left in the third quarter, but Sacramento came back with a 10-2 spurt. A jumper by Dehere cut the deficit to two, but Johnson answered with a jumper with four seconds left for a 73-69 lead heading into the fourth.

"I was very proud of the way we hung in there," Jordan said. "We couldn't rebound the basketball and we kept turning the ball over several times in the second half. Other than that, I think we played very hard."

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