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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- BOSTON 16 27 21 28 92 TORONTO 23 32 26 24 105 FINAL


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BOSTON (92) AT TORONTO (105)

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

PIERCE F 33 3-11 0-0 0 3 3 4 4 0 4 7 WALKER F 41 11-16 4-11 0 6 6 2 5 2 2 29 BATTIE C 20 4-5 2-2 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 10 ANDERSON G 32 5-11 0-0 0 1 1 6 2 0 1 10 MERCER G 39 8-15 5-6 3 4 7 4 4 4 3 22 BARROS 16 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 2 BOWEN 10 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 DECLERCQ 17 0-4 0-0 3 1 4 0 3 2 1 0 JONES 6 1-2 0-1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 MCCARTY 14 3-8 1-3 2 0 2 0 3 1 2 7 MINOR 7 0-2 1-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 RILEY 5 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 37-82 13-25 9 23 32 24 29 10 15 92 (.451) (.520) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 15(22 PTS)

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

CARTER F 36 9-18 8-9 3 0 3 3 1 1 0 26 OAKLEY F 31 4-8 1-2 2 11 13 3 2 1 2 9 K WILLIS C 34 5-12 5-8 1 6 7 0 3 0 2 15 CHRISTIE G 35 4-12 9-10 3 6 9 7 0 5 3 17 A WILLIAMS G 36 4-8 1-2 2 2 4 5 0 1 4 9 BROWN 23 2-7 0-0 0 4 4 4 0 0 2 5 MCGRADY 20 4-7 2-3 1 3 4 1 4 3 0 10 STEWART 5 1-4 0-0 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 2 THOMAS 9 1-1 0-0 2 2 4 1 4 0 1 2 WALLACE 11 3-5 4-7 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 10 KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION SLATER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-82 30-41 17 37 54 25 17 11 14 105 (.451) (.732) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 15(21 PTS)

BOSTON 16 27 21 28 - 92 TORONTO 23 32 26 24 - 105

BLOCKED SHOTS: BOSTON - PIERCE 2, BOWEN 2, WALKER, RILEY. TORONTO - CARTER 2, MCGRADY 2, WALLACE 2, BROWN, A WILLIAMS, K WILLIS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: BOSTON 5-14 (.357), PIERCE 1-6, WALKER 3-4, MERCER 1-1, BARROS 0-3. TORONTO 1-10 (.100), CARTER 0-1, CHRISTIE 0-4, A WILLIAMS 0-1, BROWN 1-4. TECHNICALS: BOSTON - BATTIE, WALKER, TORONTO - K WILLIS, OAKLEY. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, LEON WOOD, KEVIN FEHR. A - 16,635. T - 2:14.


Box Score

BOSTON (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pierce 33 3-11 0-0 0-3 4 4 7 Walker 41 11-16 4-11 0-6 2 5 29 Battie 20 4-5 2-2 0-1 2 2 10 Anderson 32 5-11 0-0 0-1 6 2 10 Mercer 39 8-15 5-6 3-7 4 4 22 Barros 16 1-5 0-0 0-2 3 0 2 Bowen 10 1-3 0-0 0-2 2 0 2 Declercq 17 0-4 0-0 3-4 0 3 0 Jones 6 1-2 0-1 1-1 0 1 2 Mccarty 14 3-8 1-3 2-2 0 3 7 Minor 7 0-2 1-2 0-1 0 2 1 Riley 5 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 3 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-82 13-25 9-32 24 29 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.451, FT-.520. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Pierce 1-6, Walker 3-4, Mercer 1-1, Barros 0-3). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 6 (Pierce 2, Bowen 2, Walker, Riley). Turnovers: 15 (Pierce 4, Mercer 3, Mccarty 2, Walker 2, Anderson, Declercq, Jones, Minor). Steals: 10 (Mercer 4, Declercq 2, Walker 2, Bowen, Mccarty).

TORONTO (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 36 9-18 8-9 3-3 3 1 26 Oakley 31 4-8 1-2 2-13 3 2 9 K Willis 34 5-12 5-8 1-7 0 3 15 Christie 35 4-12 9-10 3-9 7 0 17 A Williams 36 4-8 1-2 2-4 5 0 9 Brown 23 2-7 0-0 0-4 4 0 5 Mcgrady 20 4-7 2-3 1-4 1 4 10 Stewart 5 1-4 0-0 3-4 0 1 2 Thomas 9 1-1 0-0 2-4 1 4 2 Wallace 11 3-5 4-7 0-2 1 2 10 Knight DNP - coach's decision Slater DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-82 30-41 17-54 25 17 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.451, FT-.732. 3-Point Goals: 1-10, .100 (Carter 0-1, Christie 0-4, A Williams 0-1, Brown 1-4). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 9 (Carter 2, Mcgrady 2, Wallace 2, Brown, A Williams, K Willis). Turnovers: 15 (A Williams 4, Christie 3, Brown 2, K Willis 2, Oakley 2, Thomas). Steals: 11 (Christie 5, Mcgrady 3, A Williams, Carter, Oakley). ____________________________________________ Boston 16 27 21 28 - 92 Toronto 23 32 26 24 - 105 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Boston 2 (Battie, 4:30 4th; Walker, 3:29 4th). Toronto 2 (K Willis, 4:30 4th; Oakley, 3:29 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,635. T: 2:14. Officials: Jack Nies, Leon Wood, Kevin Fehr.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The Toronto Raptors may have just six wins, but two of them have come in dominant fashion against the Boston Celtics.

Vince Carter scored 26 points and outplayed fellow Rookie of the Year candidate Paul Pierce as the Raptors defeated the Celtics, 105-92, for the second time in as many meetings this season.

Toronto (6-10) opened the year with a 103-92 win over Boston at the FleetCenter. The improving Raptors did not get their sixth victory until their 37th game last season.

"We just played good defense tonight," Carter said. "I try to minimize my personal goals. I just tried to shut down my man tonight, so he wouldn't be a factor for his team."

"I think Paul Pierce is a very good player, but we like our player here," Toronto coach Butch Carter added. "I think he's great for this team, great for this city and awfully good in this building."

Toronto recorded a season high in points and improved to 3-2 at the Air Canada Centre. The Raptors were coming off a 94-89 home loss to Orlando on Friday, their first appearance at the Air Canada Center since last Sunday's 90-88 double-overtime setback to the Chicago Bulls.

Toronto dominated inside, outrebounding Boston, 54-32. The Raptors grabbed 17 offensive rebounds and outscored the Celtics 54-44 in the paint.

"That's twice in a row that we've been dominated inside (against the Raptors)," Boston coach Rick Pitino said. "That's their strength and our weakness. We're getting dominated on the glass and there's nothing we can do about that right now."

Doug Christie scored 17 points and Kevin Willis added 15 for the Raptors, who opened their biggest cushion at 88-64 on John Wallace's 3-pointer with 9:14 remaining. Charles Oakley grabbed 13 rebounds.

"We jumped on them from the start and played extremely well," Willis said. "We're two up on them and we want to keep it going. Overall, this was one of our best games of the year. We were clicking on all cylinders, offensively and defensively."

Antoine Walker scored 29 points on 11-of-16 shooting for the Celtics, who for the fifth time this season squandered a chance to move over .500. Ron Mercer added 22 points for Boston after tallying a career-high in Friday's win over Denver.

"We have to be consistent and do the things we do well," Walker said. "Now we've put ourselves in a hole and we have to get some wins. We're not consistent night in and night out."

Pierce, the NBA's leading rookie scorer, was held to just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting. He capped an 13-3 run with a 3-pointer that brought the Celtics within 91-77 with 4:48 left.

"It's a team game and I just didn't play well tonight," Pierce said. "Teams are starting to realize that I can score and they're starting to double-team me."

Boston, which has dropped three of its last four, got no closer than 99-88 on Mercer's layup with 1:47 to play.

The Celtics took an 11-8 lead on Mercer's free throw with 6:30 left in the first quarter. Toronto responded with an 8-0 run and never looked back.

Christie's two foul shots capped a 9-1 run that staked the Raptors to a 51-33 lead with 2:42 remaining in the first half. Boston sliced the margin to 55-43 at halftime but could not cut further into the deficit in the second half.

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