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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 21 24 18 24 87 DETROIT 18 17 18 28 81 FINAL


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ORLANDO (87) AT DETROIT (81)

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

OUTLAW F 33 3-7 2-5 5 5 10 3 3 1 1 8 GRANT F 34 4-18 2-2 5 4 9 1 4 0 2 10 AUSTIN C 24 5-9 0-0 2 2 4 2 5 0 2 10 ANDERSON G 40 3-13 5-8 2 6 8 4 3 3 1 13 A HARDAWAY G 40 9-21 3-5 2 3 5 4 5 0 3 22 DOLEAC 16 2-4 0-0 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 4 ARMSTRONG 25 4-8 3-4 1 1 2 5 2 2 2 11 G WILKINS 6 0-2 2-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 M HARPRING 13 3-3 0-1 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 7 SCHAYES 9 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 OVERTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION SIMON DNP - COACH'S DECISION D WILKINS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-86 17-27 21 25 46 20 27 6 13 87 (.384) (.630) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13(16 PTS)

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

HILL F 42 7-18 11-15 2 3 5 7 4 0 3 25 VAUGHT F 22 2-7 2-2 1 9 10 0 4 2 2 6 DELE C 38 6-11 9-10 3 9 12 1 4 1 5 21 DUMARS G 31 2-6 0-0 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 5 HUNTER G 38 3-6 0-0 0 5 5 1 4 1 2 7 STACKHOUSE 26 0-7 11-12 1 2 3 3 5 1 3 11 WILLIAMS 13 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 REID 7 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 BUECHLER 14 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 MONTROSS 6 1-2 0-2 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 2 MACON 3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HENSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION MOORE DNP - COACH'S DECISION OBANNON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 23-63 33-41 11 33 44 16 27 6 16 81 (.365) (.805) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 18(16 PTS)

ORLANDO 21 24 18 24 - 87 DETROIT 18 17 18 28 - 81

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - OUTLAW, GRANT, AUSTIN, DOLEAC. DETROIT - DELE 2, HILL, REID. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 4-11 (.364), ANDERSON 2-6, A HARDAWAY 1-3, ARMSTRONG 0-1, M HARPRING 1-1. DETROIT 2-10 (.200), HILL 0-1, DELE 0-1, DUMARS 1-4, HUNTER 1-2, STACKHOUSE 0-2. TECHNICALS: DETROIT - HEAD COACH GENTRY. OFFICIALS: VIOLET PALMER, BOB DELANEY, TERRY DURHAM. A - 17,783. T - 2:25.


Box Score

ORLANDO (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Outlaw 33 3-7 2-5 5-10 3 3 8 Grant 34 4-18 2-2 5-9 1 4 10 Austin 24 5-9 0-0 2-4 2 5 10 Anderson 40 3-13 5-8 2-8 4 3 13 A Hardaway 40 9-21 3-5 2-5 4 5 22 Doleac 16 2-4 0-0 2-3 0 1 4 Armstrong 25 4-8 3-4 1-2 5 2 11 G Wilkins 6 0-2 2-2 0-0 0 1 2 M Harpring 13 3-3 0-1 1-3 0 1 7 Schayes 9 0-1 0-0 1-2 1 2 0 Overton DNP - coach's decision Simon DNP - coach's decision D Wilkins DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-86 17-27 21-46 20 27 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.384, FT-.630. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Anderson 2-6, A Hardaway 1-3, Armstrong 0-1, M Harpring 1-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (Outlaw, Grant, Austin, Doleac). Turnovers: 13 (A Hardaway 3, Armstrong 2, Austin 2, Grant 2, Anderson, Doleac, M Harpring, Outlaw). Steals: 6 (Anderson 3, Armstrong 2, Outlaw).

DETROIT (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 42 7-18 11-15 2-5 7 4 25 Vaught 22 2-7 2-2 1-10 0 4 6 Dele 38 6-11 9-10 3-12 1 4 21 Dumars 31 2-6 0-0 1-2 2 2 5 Hunter 38 3-6 0-0 0-5 1 4 7 Stackhouse 26 0-7 11-12 1-3 3 5 11 Williams 13 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 Reid 7 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 Buechler 14 1-2 0-0 1-1 1 1 2 Montross 6 1-2 0-2 1-3 0 1 2 Macon 3 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Henson DNP - coach's decision Moore DNP - coach's decision Obannon DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 23-63 33-41 11-44 16 27 81 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.365, FT-.805. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (Hill 0-1, Dele 0-1, Dumars 1-4, Hunter 1-2, Stackhouse 0-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 4 (Dele 2, Hill, Reid). Turnovers: 18 (Dele 5, Hill 3, Stackhouse 3, Hunter 2, Vaught 2, Dumars). Steals: 6 (Vaught 2, Dele, Dumars, Hunter, Stackhouse). ____________________________________________ Orlando 21 24 18 24 - 87 Detroit 18 17 18 28 - 81 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Detroit 1 (Head Coach Gentry, 7:05 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,783. T: 2:25. Officials: Violet Palmer, Bob Delaney, Terry Durham.


Game Story

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- Penny Hardaway scored 22 points and the Orlando Magic used a pair of clutch defensive plays down the stretch to hold on for their third straight victory, 87-81 over the Detroit Pistons.

Hardaway hit a follow shot with 1:50 to play that gave Orlando an 82-77 lead, but Bison Dele countered with a jumper for the Pistons.

After Hardaway missed a jump shot on the Magic's ensuing trip, ball-hawking Bo Outlaw smothered Dele and then Grant Hill in the Detroit backcourt, forcing a 10-second violation with 1:14 to go.

"We got outhustled and that's really the most disappointing thing," said Detroit coach Alvin Gentry, whose team played its fourth game in five nights. "It's the second game in a row that we have gotten outhustled. I thought we got outhustled in Philly too, which is understandable. But with a day off, I thought we would have more zip than that."

The Pistons trailed 84-81 when Hill drove the lane with a chance to cut the lead to one, but Nick Anderson stepped in and drew a charge from the superstar with 53 seconds left.

"In the first half, it was very tough to contain Grant," said Hardaway. "What we wanted to do coming into the game was send him baseline and then have a man run at him. He's so quick with the ball once he gets a full head of steam going that he's going to be at the basket before you get there. But Nick got there."

Anderson scored 13 points and Outlaw added eight with 10 rebounds for the Magic, who held a commanding 21-11 advantage on the offensive glass.

"It came down to what we've said all along," added Gentry. "You've got to rebound the basketball to be effective. If you give up 21 offensive rebounds, you're probably not going to win. If you're going to give up that many offensive rebounds, a team doesn't have to shoot that well."

"You've got to get offensive rebounds if you're going to win basketball games," Orlando coach Chuck Daly added. "That's why you put Bo in there. Bo is a very good offensive rebounder, but you have to get a little lucky, too."

Hill collected 25 points but just five in the second half. Dele had 12 rebounds for the Pistons, who have lost four of their last five meetings with the Magic and ex-Detroit coach Daly.

"I missed three free throws (after having a contact lens knocked out in the second half)," Hill said. "But most of my problem was Orlando's defense. They doubled me and ran guys at me and I got frustrated. That's something you have to deal with over the course of the season."

Detroit's Joe Dumars reached a milestone with a third-quarter jump shot that catapulted him over the 16,000-point plateau. Dumars, a 14-year veteran and the last remaining member of Daly's "Bad Boys" squad which won back-to-back NBA titles in 1989-90, currently is 61st on the all-time scoring list.

The Magic have won three straight for the first time since March 4-9, 1998. The Pistons have lost two in a row after beginning the season with three victories.

Derek Armstrong had 11 points and five assists off the bench and hit three free throws in the final seconds to seal the victory for the Magic.

Jerry Stackhouse, who entered the contest averaging 22 points per game, was limited to 11 -- all from the free-throw line. Stackhouse was 0-of-7 from the field as the Pistons converted just 36.5 percent (23-of-63).

"It's very important that we respond from this because we've got three tough games in a row," said Stackhouse. "We have to have energy from the outset. You can't expect to turn it on in the middle of a game."

Isaac Austin and Horace Grant scored 10 points apiece for the Magic, who shot 38 percent (33-of-86) but forced 16 turnovers.

The Magic held a 45-35 lead at the half, but Dele scored six points during an 8-0 run to start the second half that pulled the Pistons within 45-43 with 8:50 left.

Armstrong made consecutive driving layups and Outlaw dunked off a beautiful feed from Hardaway that re-opened a 63-51 bulge for the Magic with 1:21 left in third quarter.

"We just played good defense," Outlaw said. "We had a little letdown at the start of the third quarter but we just tried to play defense. When you know you can not shoot the ball well and win -- that's great."

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