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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 22 21 22 15 80 DETROIT 19 29 26 32 106 FINAL


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TORONTO (80) AT DETROIT (106)

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

CARTER F 29 3-11 1-2 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 7 OAKLEY F 28 3-9 2-2 2 1 3 3 3 1 2 8 K WILLIS C 30 5-12 2-4 2 2 4 1 4 0 2 12 CHRISTIE G 39 6-13 0-0 2 3 5 4 2 2 2 12 A WILLIAMS G 20 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 2 BROWN 27 3-7 0-0 0 1 1 3 2 2 3 9 KNIGHT 8 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 MCGRADY 22 4-9 1-2 2 1 3 4 3 0 2 9 SLATER 6 1-2 2-4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 STEWART 9 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 WALLACE 22 4-8 6-6 1 4 5 1 0 0 1 14 THOMAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-77 15-22 14 14 28 18 17 7 16 80 (.403) (.682) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 16(25 PTS)

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

HILL F 40 6-12 2-2 3 6 9 10 1 2 3 14 REID F 25 4-8 1-1 1 6 7 0 5 0 2 9 DELE C 14 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 4 2 DUMARS G 24 5-8 2-2 0 3 3 5 0 2 1 16 HUNTER G 26 4-8 2-2 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 10 BECK 3 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 BUECHLER 15 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 MONTROSS 11 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 0 1 2 OBANNON 7 1-3 0-0 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 2 STACKHOUSE 28 6-14 5-6 1 3 4 6 1 1 2 18 VAUGHT 26 7-11 0-0 2 6 8 0 1 2 0 14 WILLIAMS 21 4-6 4-6 1 4 5 0 0 4 1 12

TOTALS 240 42-76 16-19 11 35 46 29 17 12 16 106 (.553) (.842) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 20(19 PTS)

TORONTO 22 21 22 15 - 80 DETROIT 19 29 26 32 - 106

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - MCGRADY 2, CHRISTIE, K WILLIS, WALLACE, CARTER. DETROIT - HILL 2, MONTROSS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 3-13 (.231), CARTER 0-3, CHRISTIE 0-4, BROWN 3-5, MCGRADY 0-1. DETROIT 6-12 (.500), DUMARS 4-7, HUNTER 0-2, BUECHLER 1-1, STACKHOUSE 1-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, HANK ARMSTRONG, SCOTT FOSTER. A - 14,187. T - 2:01.


Box Score

TORONTO (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 29 3-11 1-2 2-4 0 0 7 Oakley 28 3-9 2-2 2-3 3 3 8 K Willis 30 5-12 2-4 2-4 1 4 12 Christie 39 6-13 0-0 2-5 4 2 12 A Williams 20 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 2 Brown 27 3-7 0-0 0-1 3 2 9 Knight 8 0-0 1-2 1-1 1 0 1 Mcgrady 22 4-9 1-2 2-3 4 3 9 Slater 6 1-2 2-4 1-1 0 0 4 Stewart 9 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 1 2 Wallace 22 4-8 6-6 1-5 1 0 14 Thomas DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-77 15-22 14-28 18 17 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.403, FT-.682. 3-Point Goals: 3-13, .231 (Carter 0-3, Christie 0-4, Brown 3-5, Mcgrady 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 6 (Mcgrady 2, Christie, K Willis, Wallace, Carter). Turnovers: 16 (Brown 3, A Williams 2, Christie 2, K Willis 2, Knight 2, Mcgrady 2, Oakley 2, Wallace). Steals: 7 (Brown 2, Christie 2, A Williams, Knight, Oakley).

DETROIT (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 40 6-12 2-2 3-9 10 1 14 Reid 25 4-8 1-1 1-7 0 5 9 Dele 14 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 3 2 Dumars 24 5-8 2-2 0-3 5 0 16 Hunter 26 4-8 2-2 1-2 3 1 10 Beck 3 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Buechler 15 2-2 0-0 0-1 2 0 5 Montross 11 1-1 0-0 0-2 1 4 2 Obannon 7 1-3 0-0 2-3 2 0 2 Stackhouse 28 6-14 5-6 1-4 6 1 18 Vaught 26 7-11 0-0 2-8 0 1 14 Williams 21 4-6 4-6 1-5 0 0 12 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-76 16-19 11-46 29 17 106 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.553, FT-.842. 3-Point Goals: 6-12, .500 (Dumars 4-7, Hunter 0-2, Buechler 1-1, Stackhouse 1-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (Hill 2, Montross). Turnovers: 20 (Dele 4, Hill 3, Reid 2, Stackhouse 2, Beck, Dumars, Hunter, Montross, Williams). Steals: 12 (Williams 4, Dumars 2, Hill 2, Vaught 2, Beck, Stackhouse). ____________________________________________ Toronto 22 21 22 15 - 80 Detroit 19 29 26 32 - 106 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,187. T: 2:01. Officials: Joe Crawford, Hank Armstrong, Scott Foster.


Game Story

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- The experience of Joe Dumars was more valuable than the exuberance of the Toronto Raptors.

Dumars scored eight of his season-high 16 points in a decisive third-quarter run and sparked the Detroit Pistons as they shook off the worst offensive performance in franchise history with a convincing 106-80 victory over the Raptors.

"If you've been around at all, you know how important Joe is to our team," Detroit coach Alvin Gentry said. "He gives us stability and he gives us a guy who can make shots, a guy who can make big shots. You're talking about someone who has been MVP in the NBA Finals. Just to have Joe be a stabilizing force on the floor meant a lot to us."

The Pistons had lost six of their last seven games, including Sunday's 85-64 debacle at San Antonio. They held a 50-49 lead over the youthful Raptors with 9:41 left in the third quarter when the 14-year shooting guard took over.

The 35-year-old Dumars, who had been averaging just 7.8 points per contest, drained a pair of 3-pointers and a 14-foot jumper during a 19-8 run that opened a 69-57 bulge with 3:24 left.

"When we pass the ball and scream for each other, we're going to get good shots," said Dumars, who is retiring after this season. "It creates trust between teammates. That's what we have to do. A night like this is a step in that direction."

Dumars capped the spurt with a steal and perfect feed to Grant Hill for an uncontested dunk. Hill had one of his finest all-around games of the season with 14 points, a team-leading nine rebounds and 10 assists.

"It's a weird game," Hill said. "You can't really figure it out. We had good looks and open shots (against San Antonio). We just didn't make them. Today we had good looks, open shots and we made them. Big difference."

Jerry Stackhouse scored 18 points off the bench for Detroit, which shot a sparkling 55 percent (42-of-76) from the field after making just 26 percent against the Spurs.

"There's no magic potion," added Gentry. "If we make shots, we're a pretty good team. I've said that all along. Tonight, we shot 55 percent. (If we do that), we'll be in the game against any team we play."

John Wallace collected 14 points and Kevin Willis and Doug Christie each added 12 for the Raptors, who had their modest two-game winning streak snapped.

Toronto rookie guard Vince Carter cooled off with just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting, one game after collecting 27 points against Vancouver on Sunday.

Detroit improved to 12-1 all-time against Toronto. The Pistons held a commanding 46-28 advantage on the boards and used a tenacious defense to force 20 turnovers.

The Raptors shot 40 percent (31-of-77), including 3-of-13 from beyond the arc.

Dumars drained a season-high four 3-pointers for the Pistons, who made half their 12 shots from long range.

"We kept getting hurt by our younger guys not knowing the league," Toronto coach Butch Carter said. "Like when they rotate to Don Reid and leave Joe Dumars open."

Loy Vaught scored 14 points, Jerome Williams collected 12 and Lindsay Hunter added 10 for Detroit, which fell one point shy of its highest total of the season. The Pistons' bench outscored the Raptors' reserves, 54-39.

"It was great having Joe out there," said Vaught. "He did a lot of playing tonight but he also did a lot coaching out there. He gets everybody in the right spots and then he finds them."

Things got ugly for the Raptors in the fourth quarter as they were outscored 32-15 during extended garbage time. Stackhouse hit a 17-footer and Jud Buechler buried a 3-pointer to open a 96-75 lead with 3:58 to play.

"They made a run and we didn't fight back," said Toronto forward Charles Oakley. "They kept building, like a house. You put the foundation down, you put the wood up and then sit back and relax."

Charles O'Bannon's layup with 2:11 to go extended the bulge to an embarrassing 104-77. Detroit's previous largest margin of victory came in a 95-81 season-opening win at Miami.

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