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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 24 19 22 23 88 CLEVELAND 31 34 36 21 122 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - DOUG CHRISTIE 16, DEE BROWN 13, JOHN WALLACE 12 CLE - WESLEY PERSON 33, ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS 21, CEDRIC HENDERSON 16


TORONTO (88) AT CLEVELAND (122)

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

WALLACE F 25 5-10 2-3 0 3 3 4 4 1 3 12 CAMBY F 26 4-9 1-4 1 4 5 2 2 1 0 9 MILLER C 23 4-5 1-2 1 4 5 2 2 0 1 9 BILLUPS G 32 2-11 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 1 2 6 CHRISTIE G 29 6-12 4-4 0 2 2 2 3 3 0 16 BROWN 26 5-8 0-0 0 2 2 4 2 0 1 13 ROGERS 15 0-1 1-2 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 RESPERT 22 1-6 2-3 0 3 3 0 0 2 1 4 MCGRADY 24 4-7 1-2 1 3 4 3 0 0 2 10 SLATER 18 2-6 4-4 1 1 2 2 0 1 4 8 THOMAS DNP - STRAINED RIGHT ACHILLES TENDON TRENT DNP - STRAINED LEFT HIP FLEXOR

TOTALS 240 33-75 16-24 5 24 29 22 19 9 15 88 (.440) (.667) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 15(20 PTS)

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

HENDERSON F 34 8-12 2-2 1 3 4 2 2 1 0 18 KEMP F 28 3-9 4-7 2 5 7 3 4 1 0 10 ILGAUSKAS C 34 9-17 3-3 6 11 17 3 2 1 2 21 KNIGHT G 29 3-6 2-2 0 2 2 17 1 3 5 8 PERSON G 31 11-15 5-7 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 33 SURA 20 2-5 1-2 1 1 2 4 3 1 3 5 ANDERSON 17 4-7 3-4 0 1 1 3 3 1 0 13 POTAPENKO 23 2-6 1-2 1 3 4 2 2 0 2 5 SCOTT 12 1-2 0-0 0 6 6 1 2 0 0 2 BROOKS 4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 JAMES 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 THOMAS 4 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5

TOTALS 240 46-84 21-29 11 36 47 36 23 9 14 122 (.548) (.724) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 14(13 PTS)

TORONTO 24 19 22 23 - 88 CLEVELAND 31 34 36 21 - 122

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - CAMBY 4, BROWN 2, MCGRADY 2, WALLACE. CLEVELAND - ILGAUSKAS 3, POTAPENKO 2, KNIGHT, PERSON, SCOTT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 6-20 (.300), BILLUPS 2-8, CHRISTIE 0-1, BROWN 3-6, RESPERT 0-2, MCGRADY 1-3. CLEVELAND 9-11 (.818), PERSON 6-7, ANDERSON 2-3, THOMAS 1-1. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - HEAD COACH CARTER, CLEVELAND - TEAM. OFFICIALS: DERRICK STAFFORD, HUE HOLLINS, TIM DONAGHY. A - 15,017. T - 2:00.


TORONTO (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Wallace 25 5-10 2-3 0-3 4 4 12 Camby 26 4-9 1-4 1-5 2 2 9 Miller 23 4-5 1-2 1-5 2 2 9 Billups 32 2-11 0-0 0-2 3 2 6 Christie 29 6-12 4-4 0-2 2 3 16 Brown 26 5-8 0-0 0-2 4 2 13 Rogers 15 0-1 1-2 1-1 0 4 1 Respert 22 1-6 2-3 0-3 0 0 4 Mcgrady 24 4-7 1-2 1-4 3 0 10 Slater 18 2-6 4-4 1-2 2 0 8 Thomas DNP - strained right achilles tendon Trent DNP - strained left hip flexor _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-75 16-24 5-29 22 19 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.440, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Billups 2-8, Christie 0-1, Brown 3-6, Respert 0-2, Mcgrady 1-3). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 9 (Camby 4, Brown 2, Mcgrady 2, Wallace). Turnovers: 15 (Slater 4, Wallace 3, Billups 2, Mcgrady 2, Brown, Miller, Respert, Rogers). Steals: 9 (Christie 3, Respert 2, Billups, Camby, Slater, Wallace).

CLEVELAND (122) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 34 8-12 2-2 1-4 2 2 18 Kemp 28 3-9 4-7 2-7 3 4 10 Ilgauskas 34 9-17 3-3 6-17 3 2 21 Knight 29 3-6 2-2 0-2 17 1 8 Person 31 11-15 5-7 0-3 0 2 33 Sura 20 2-5 1-2 1-2 4 3 5 Anderson 17 4-7 3-4 0-1 3 3 13 Potapenko 23 2-6 1-2 1-4 2 2 5 Scott 12 1-2 0-0 0-6 1 2 2 Brooks 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 2 James 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Thomas 4 2-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 5 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 46-84 21-29 11-47 36 23 122 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.548, FT-.724. 3-Point Goals: 9-11, .818 (Person 6-7, Anderson 2-3, Thomas 1-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 8 (Ilgauskas 3, Potapenko 2, Knight, Person, Scott). Turnovers: 14 (Knight 5, Sura 3, Ilgauskas 2, James 2, Potapenko 2). Steals: 9 (Knight 3, Anderson, Brooks, Henderson, Ilgauskas, Kemp, Sura). ____________________________________________ Toronto 24 19 22 23 - 88 Cleveland 31 34 36 21 - 122 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 1 (Head Coach Carter, 11:04 3rd). Cleveland 1 (Team, 2:41 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,017. T: 2:00. Officials: Derrick Stafford, Hue Hollins, Tim Donaghy.


GAME RECAP

Wesley Person tied a career high with 33 points, including 20 in the decisive second quarter, and drained a team-record six three-pointers in the first half as the Cleveland Cavaliers destroyed the Toronto Raptors, 122-88.

Person had five three-pointers in the second period to tie a club record set by Mark Price in 1989 and tied by Steve Kerr the following year. Person scored 25 points by halftime, the most by a Cavalier in one half this season, as Cleveland opened a 65-43 lead.

"The guys were looking for me in the second quarter and we needed this win," Person said. "I felt I was on a roll, you can feel it once you know you are in a zone. You make one and two, and the next one feels like it is going in even before it ever does go in. Then on the fourth and fifth shots it seems the rim is getting bigger."

Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 15 of his 21 points in the third quarter and grabbed 17 rebounds for Cleveland, which has won back-to-back games for the first time since January 31st-February 2nd. Brevin Knight handed out 17 assists for Cleveland, which improved to 18-0 when scoring 100 points or more while setting season highs for points in one half and in a game.

Doug Christie scored 16 points for Toronto, which never challenged the lead in the second half and trailed by as many as 38 points.

"It was just one of those games," Raptors coach Butch Carter said. "We do a halfway job in the first quarter, then we let a really good shooter, Person, get free in the second quarter and he drops in 20. Everyone else we pretty much handled."

The Raptors were within striking distance at 25-24 late in the first quarter when Oliver Miller hit a layup. But Cleveland closed the period with six straight points to take the lead for good.

Cedric Henderson, who scored 18 points, sparked that spurt with a jumper and Bob Sura hit a layup to end the quarter, increasing the lead to 31-24.

Cleveland led 43-34 early in the second period when Person scored nine straight points for the Cavs in a 14-3 run. He had two three-pointers in that burst before Shawn Kemp's three-point play capped it, creating a 57-37 cushion with 4:14 left.

"Person was obviously huge," Cavaliers coach Mike Fratello said. "When he's shooting the ball like that, it's such a dimension to add to your team because they really have to extend to get out to him and it opens up our inside game."

Person buried back-to-back three-pointers with less than three minutes to go, pushing the lead to 63-41. Despite sitting out the fourth quarter, Person was 11-of-14 from the field and 6-of-7 from behind the arc in 31 minutes.

"I was getting involved early," Person explained. "I think over the last month or so I have let the game come to me too much. I have to go out and force the action a little bit and get involved in the first half."

The Cavaliers built their biggest lead, 105-67, on a basket by Derek Anderson with 10:41 to play. Anderson had missed the last 15 games due to a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee and returned tonight to register 13 points and three assists in 17 minutes off the bench. Cleveland went 6-9 without the rookie guard in the lineup.

"My knee feels good. I tried jumping on it and it was stable and that was all I cared about," Anderson said. "I know I made a difference in some way even if I did not come out and score 50 points."

Kemp contributed 10 points and seven boards for Cleveland, which made 9-of-11 three-pointers and shot 55 percent (46-of-84) from the field.

"That was a good all-around performance tonight," Fratello concluded. "We got a lot of energy, we played with entusiasm and did the little things we set out to do tonight."

Dee Brown scored 13 points and John Wallace chipped in 12 for the Raptors, who have lost 12 of their last 15 games and own the worst record in the Eastern Conference. Toronto, which fell to 3-8 all-time against the Cavaliers, shot 44 percent (33-of-75) and was outrebounded, 47-29.

"We just had a number of defensive breakdowns, we were scrambling all over the court," said Raptors guard Chauncey Billups, who was 2-of-11 from the field. "We were trying to rotate out and get him (Person), but he was just shooting it a little bit quicker than we were getting out."

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