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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PORTLAND 22 21 21 30 94 NEW JERSEY 32 17 18 18 85 FINAL


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PORTLAND (94) AT NEW JERSEY (85)

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

GRANT F 35 3-6 3-5 2 4 6 4 1 0 4 9 WILLIAMS F 32 8-15 3-3 1 3 4 3 3 0 1 22 SABONIS C 29 4-10 3-6 3 9 12 0 2 0 1 11 RIDER G 30 7-15 2-2 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 17 STOUDAMIRE G 29 4-12 1-2 1 3 4 6 1 1 1 9 ANTHONY 19 2-7 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 AUGMON 9 0-1 1-2 1 3 4 2 1 0 1 1 JACKSON 25 4-9 2-2 0 2 2 2 0 2 4 10 WALLACE 32 4-9 1-1 4 7 11 4 4 3 3 9 CATO DNP - COACH'S DECISION ONEAL DNP - LOWER BACK SPASMS ROGERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-84 17-25 13 33 46 22 14 7 17 94 (.429) (.680) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 17(10 PTS)

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

GILL F 35 7-16 2-2 3 2 5 5 4 0 0 16 VAN HORN F 37 6-14 3-4 1 7 8 2 3 0 8 15 J WILLIAMS C 39 7-10 1-2 4 11 15 2 3 1 0 15 KITTLES G 40 3-12 6-7 0 3 3 2 1 4 1 12 MURDOCK G 45 11-19 0-0 0 2 2 6 4 1 3 23 BURRELL 24 2-6 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 4 GATLING 11 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 MCILVAINE 9 0-2 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 CASSELL DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE EVANS DNP - COACH'S DECISION JONES DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-81 12-15 10 30 40 18 21 8 18 85 (.444) (.800) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 19(20 PTS)

PORTLAND 22 21 21 30 - 94 NEW JERSEY 32 17 18 18 - 85

BLOCKED SHOTS: PORTLAND - JACKSON 2, SABONIS 2, STOUDAMIRE, GRANT. NEW JERSEY - J WILLIAMS 6, MCILVAINE 2, KITTLES, MURDOCK. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PORTLAND 5-21 (.238), WILLIAMS 3-8, SABONIS 0-2, RIDER 1-3, STOUDAMIRE 0-1, ANTHONY 1-3, JACKSON 0-3, WALLACE 0-1. NEW JERSEY 1-5 (.200), VAN HORN 0-3, MURDOCK 1-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BENNIE ADAMS, RON GARRETSON, GREG WILLARD. A - 17,298. T - 2:08.


Box Score

PORTLAND (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Grant 35 3-6 3-5 2-6 4 1 9 Williams 32 8-15 3-3 1-4 3 3 22 Sabonis 29 4-10 3-6 3-12 0 2 11 Rider 30 7-15 2-2 1-3 1 2 17 Stoudamire 29 4-12 1-2 1-4 6 1 9 Anthony 19 2-7 1-2 0-0 0 0 6 Augmon 9 0-1 1-2 1-4 2 1 1 Jackson 25 4-9 2-2 0-2 2 0 10 Wallace 32 4-9 1-1 4-11 4 4 9 Cato DNP - coach's decision Oneal DNP - lower back spasms Rogers DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-84 17-25 13-46 22 14 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.429, FT-.680. 3-Point Goals: 5-21, .238 (Williams 3-8, Sabonis 0-2, Rider 1-3, Stoudamire 0-1, Anthony 1-3, Jackson 0-3, Wallace 0-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 6 (Jackson 2, Sabonis 2, Stoudamire, Grant). Turnovers: 17 (Grant 4, Jackson 4, Wallace 3, Rider 2, Augmon, Sabonis, Stoudamire, Williams). Steals: 7 (Wallace 3, Jackson 2, Rider, Stoudamire).

NEW JERSEY (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gill 35 7-16 2-2 3-5 5 4 16 Van Horn 37 6-14 3-4 1-8 2 3 15 J Williams 39 7-10 1-2 4-15 2 3 15 Kittles 40 3-12 6-7 0-3 2 1 12 Murdock 45 11-19 0-0 0-2 6 4 23 Burrell 24 2-6 0-0 0-3 1 1 4 Gatling 11 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 Mcilvaine 9 0-2 0-0 2-3 0 3 0 Cassell DNP - sprained right ankle Evans DNP - coach's decision Jones DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-81 12-15 10-40 18 21 85 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.444, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 1-5, .200 (Van Horn 0-3, Murdock 1-2). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 10 (J Williams 6, Mcilvaine 2, Kittles, Murdock). Turnovers: 19 (Van Horn 8, Gatling 4, Murdock 3, Burrell 2, Kittles). Steals: 8 (Kittles 4, Burrell 2, J Williams, Murdock). ____________________________________________ Portland 22 21 21 30 - 94 New Jersey 32 17 18 18 - 85 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,298. T: 2:08. Officials: Bennie Adams, Ron Garretson, Greg Willard.


Game Story

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- The Portland Trail Blazers had too many big bodies. The New Jersey Nets didn't have enough small ones.

Walt Williams scored 17 of 22 points in the second half and the Trail Blazers unleashed one of the deepest benches in the NBA as they overpowered the shorthanded Nets, 94-85, for their fifth straight win.

Portland (7-2) remained in first place in the Pacific Division. New Jersey (2-9) matched its worst 11-game start since entering the NBA in 1976.

Williams was one of only two starters on the floor for the majority of the fourth quarter for the Blazers, who have one of the biggest and deepest teams in the league. Portland's reserves scored 17 points in the final period while New Jersey managed just four bench points in the entire game.

The Blazers played the final 10:45 with starting guards Damon Stoudamire and Isaiah Rider and starting center Arvydas Sabonis on the bench. Reserves Greg Anthony, Jimmy Jackson and Rasheed Wallace teamed with Williams to lead a 17-4 fourth-quarter surge.

"We may not be a team with two or three All-Stars on it but we've got a lot of guys who can play," Blazers coach Mike Dunleavy said. "We don't drop off a whole lot."

"They really manhandled us," said Nets coach John Calipari, whose team blew a 14-point second-quarter lead and has lost five straight games.

The Nets again were without starting point guard Sam Cassell, who has missed six games with a sprained right ankle. Cassell played Tuesday against the New York Knicks but could not handle back-to-back games, leaving the point guard duties to Somerville, New Jersey native Eric Murdock.

Murdock responded with a season-high 23 points and six assists. But he played all but three minutes and was worn out down the stretch, when the Nets went nearly five minutes with just one basket.

"I was a little tired," Murdock admitted. "We don't have everybody. I don't want to use that as an excuse, but that hurts."

The Blazers eventually wore down Murdock with the tandem of Stoudamire and Anthony. Portland used an occasional trapping defense throughout and took advantage of its depth at almost every position.

"Damon and I kind of tagged him," said Anthony, who scored six points. "Fatigue definitely was a factor. They started to feel a little down and when that happens, you don't respond."

"We wanted to keep the pressure on because we knew shots would not be falling in the fourth quarter," Dunleavy added. "You keep the pressure on, make them work and they become tired."

Williams followed his own miss with 6:53 to go, giving Portland the lead for good and triggering the decisive run. Anthony made a 3-pointer after a steal by Wallace, and Jackson scored inside for an 80-73 lead with 6:02 to play. Jackson scored six of his 10 points in the fourth quarter.

New Jersey's Kendall Gill answered with a basket before Brian Grant powered for a three-point play. After two free throws by Kerry Kittles, the 6-8 Williams buried a 3-pointer and jumper and the 6-11 Wallace made a 14-foot jumper to cap the burst at 90-77 with 3:51 remaining.

"For the most part, guys are my size or smaller, so I get a clean look," said Williams, who shot 8-of-15 from the field. "When I get a clean look, it doesn't matter."

"We have a lot of versatile guys," said Wallace, who had 11 rebounds and scored seven of his nine points in the final period. "I'm 6-11 and I can play three spots. At some point during the game it will be a mismatch."

Rider scored 17 points and Sabonis added 11 and 12 rebounds for Portland, which opened a four-game road trip. The Blazers shot 43 percent (36-of-84) from the field and held a 46-40 edge on the glass.

Stoudamire and Rider did not mind sitting during crunch time. In fact, Rider and Dunleavy -- who feuded often last season -- walked off the court with their arms on each other's shoulders.

"They (the starters on the bench) were the first ones off the bench pulling for us," Grant said.

"We can go 10 guys deep. On certain nights there's different matchups," Dunleavy said. "That's what I'm trying to sell to the guys."

Gill scored 16 points and Keith Van Horn and Jayson Williams added 15 apiece for the Nets, who shot 44 percent (36-of-81). Williams collected 15 rebounds and a career-high six blocks.

"We're never going to go through this again," Williams said. "Believe me. Never. We're not going to blame it on injuries. You know who to blame it on? Blame it on me."

Williams took charge early, shooting mid-range jumpers over the 7-3 Sabonis. The Nets shot 64 percent (14-of-22) in the first quarter and raced to a 32-22 lead.

A steal and breakaway layup by Murdock gave New Jersey its largest lead at 40-26 with 7:57 left in the second quarter. The Nets still held a 49-37 advantage after a 3-pointer by Murdock with 1:43 left before Stoudamire took over. He drove for a layup, fed Grant for a layup, made a steal and layup and blocked Murdock's shot as the Blazers cut the deficit to 49-43 at halftime.

Trailing at the half for the first time this season, Portland responded. A jumper by Van Horn rebuilt New Jersey's lead to 59-49 but the Nets went the next 6 1/2 minutes without a basket. Rider and Williams scored six points apiece in a 13-2 spurt and Rider's rainbow jumper gave Portland a 62-61 lead with 2:01 left in the third quarter.

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