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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 20 23 20 24 87 TORONTO 25 28 16 33 102 FINAL


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VANCOUVER (87) AT TORONTO (102)

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

ABDUR-RAHIM F 39 9-17 5-5 1 5 6 3 4 1 1 23 PARKS F 14 1-1 3-4 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 5 MASSENBURG C 18 4-7 0-0 1 4 5 0 2 0 2 8 BIBBY G 37 4-10 2-4 0 1 1 4 4 1 3 11 MACK G 39 3-9 5-5 0 5 5 0 5 1 2 13 CHILCUTT 11 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 3 LOPEZ 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 REEVES 30 4-10 5-8 0 2 2 5 4 1 4 13 SMITH 15 1-3 1-2 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 3 WEST 25 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 4 WHEAT 11 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 4 HERRERA DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-66 23-30 2 25 27 17 26 7 16 87 (.455) (.767) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 17(23 PTS)

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

CARTER F 42 11-16 2-2 4 2 6 5 3 4 1 27 OAKLEY F 35 5-10 2-4 2 6 8 6 4 2 2 12 K WILLIS C 35 7-17 3-4 8 7 15 4 3 0 0 17 CHRISTIE G 37 5-17 4-4 1 3 4 5 3 2 1 16 A WILLIAMS G 15 1-4 3-4 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 5 BROWN 19 1-9 2-2 1 3 4 3 2 1 1 5 KNIGHT 8 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 MCGRADY 23 1-5 5-7 1 5 6 2 2 3 1 7 SLATER 9 1-2 4-6 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 6 STEWART 5 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 THOMAS 12 1-2 1-2 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 3 WALLACE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-84 26-35 19 30 49 29 23 12 11 102 (.417) (.743) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 12(14 PTS)

VANCOUVER 20 23 20 24 - 87 TORONTO 25 28 16 33 - 102

BLOCKED SHOTS: VANCOUVER - ABDUR-RAHIM 5, WEST, SMITH. TORONTO - CARTER 2, OAKLEY, CHRISTIE, K WILLIS, MCGRADY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: VANCOUVER 4-11 (.364), ABDUR-RAHIM 0-2, BIBBY 1-3, MACK 2-4, CHILCUTT 1-2. TORONTO 6-14 (.429), CARTER 3-4, CHRISTIE 2-5, BROWN 1-5. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: MARK WUNDERLICH, DEE KANTNER, DICK BAVETTA. A - 19,800. T - 2:22.


Box Score

VANCOUVER (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Abdur-rahim 39 9-17 5-5 1-6 3 4 23 Parks 14 1-1 3-4 0-2 0 2 5 Massenburg 18 4-7 0-0 1-5 0 2 8 Bibby 37 4-10 2-4 0-1 4 4 11 Mack 39 3-9 5-5 0-5 0 5 13 Chilcutt 11 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 3 Lopez 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Reeves 30 4-10 5-8 0-2 5 4 13 Smith 15 1-3 1-2 0-2 1 2 3 West 25 2-4 0-0 0-2 2 2 4 Wheat 11 1-3 2-2 0-1 2 0 4 Herrera DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-66 23-30 2-27 17 26 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.455, FT-.767. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Abdur-rahim 0-2, Bibby 1-3, Mack 2-4, Chilcutt 1-2). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 7 (Abdur-rahim 5, West, Smith). Turnovers: 17 (Reeves 4, Bibby 3, Mack 2, Massenburg 2, Wheat 2, Abdur-rahim, Chilcutt, Smith). Steals: 7 (Abdur-rahim, Bibby, Chilcutt, Mack, Reeves, Smith, Wheat).

TORONTO (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 42 11-16 2-2 4-6 5 3 27 Oakley 35 5-10 2-4 2-8 6 4 12 K Willis 35 7-17 3-4 8-15 4 3 17 Christie 37 5-17 4-4 1-4 5 3 16 A Williams 15 1-4 3-4 0-1 2 1 5 Brown 19 1-9 2-2 1-4 3 2 5 Knight 8 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 2 Mcgrady 23 1-5 5-7 1-6 2 2 7 Slater 9 1-2 4-6 1-2 0 1 6 Stewart 5 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 2 2 Thomas 12 1-2 1-2 1-2 0 1 3 Wallace DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-84 26-35 19-49 29 23 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.417, FT-.743. 3-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (Carter 3-4, Christie 2-5, Brown 1-5). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 6 (Carter 2, Oakley, Christie, K Willis, Mcgrady). Turnovers: 12 (A Williams 2, Oakley 2, Brown, Carter, Christie, Knight, Mcgrady, Slater, Thomas). Steals: 12 (Carter 4, Mcgrady 3, Christie 2, Oakley 2, Brown). ____________________________________________ Vancouver 20 23 20 24 - 87 Toronto 25 28 16 33 - 102 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,800. T: 2:22. Officials: Mark Wunderlich, Dee Kantner, Dick Bavetta.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Toronto teams are undefeated in the new Air Canada Centre.

The NHL's Maple Leafs opened the building with a win Saturday night and the Raptors followed suit today as rookie Vince Carter scored a season-high 27 points in a 102-87 victory over the Vancouver Grizzlies before a sellout crowd of 19,800.

With the game tied 72-72, Carter dunked to ignited a 10-2 run with 9:14 remaining. He capped the spurt with a 3-pointer that gave the Raptors an 82-74 cushion with 5:28 left.

Vancouver closed to 88-85 on foul shots by Shareef Abdur-Rahim with 3:11 remaining before Carter hit another 3-pointer to start a game-clinching 11-0 burst. Toronto opened a 99-85 cushion on Charles Oakley's two foul shots with 22 seconds to play.

"I was just trying to take some pressure off the other guys," said Carter, who was 11-of-16 from the field, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range. "Once I hit a couple, I just got into a groove. I'll do whatever I have to do."

Kevin Willis had 17 points and 15 rebounds and Doug Christie added 16 points for Toronto, which has won two straight following a five-game losing streak.

"It was lovely to be in here and give the fans a win in the first game," Christie said. "The facility is great. You can hear the loudness. The crowd is a lot closer to the action and can really get into the game."

The Raptors are 44-83 all-time at home. They recorded a 90-82 victory over Milwaukee on Friday in their final appearance at the spacious SkyDome, where they played the majority of their home games over their first three-plus seasons.

Abdur-Rahim scored 23 points and Sam Mack and Bryant Reeves each added 13 for the Grizzlies, who have lost three straight games after splitting their first six.

"I'm supposed to be a leader," Abdur-Rahim said. "I'll always start with myself and I feel really bad. We knew coming in that they were a good rebounding team."

Toronto outrebounded Vancouver, 49-27, including a 19-2 edge on the offensive boards. That led to 24 second-chance points compared to just six for the Grizzlies.

"We didn't match their intensity," Reeves said. "For us, it starts at the defensive end and we gave up too many second shots."

"We didn't give ourselves a chance to win," Vancouver coach Brian Hill added. "We didn't rebound and we couldn't shoot. They gave us an old-fashioned whipping on the court."

Carter's dunk gave the Raptors a 48-35 lead with 1:42 remaining in the second quarter en route to a 53-43 halftime advantage. Third on the team in scoring behind Willis and Christie, the first-year player from North Carolina is earning raves from his teammates.

"He was very poised tonight," Willis said. "He didn't rush his shots and he hit some big 3s."

"He's just fun to watch," Christie added. "He had my eyes wide open."

Trailing 67-54, the Grizzlies used Pete Chilcutt's 3-pointer to begin a 13-3 run that extended into the fourth quarter.

With Toronto holding on to a three-point lead, Tracy McCrady fouled Mack as was attempting a 3-pointer. Mack hit all three foul shots to tie the game at 72-72, but Carter took over for the Raptors, who never trailed.

"I think I was in the right place at the right time, some good passes from Oak and Willis," Carter said. "They found me in transition and all I had to do was run the floor. Obviously, I feel very comfortable here."

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