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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 25 25 21 26 97 MILWAUKEE 30 17 33 21 101 FINAL


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SEATTLE (97) AT MILWAUKEE (101)

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

BAKER F 31 7-11 1-5 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 15 OWENS F 23 2-7 3-3 2 2 4 3 0 1 2 7 POLYNICE C 30 1-3 0-2 2 5 7 1 2 1 2 2 HAWKINS G 37 6-10 3-3 0 1 1 5 2 1 1 16 PAYTON G 43 8-20 3-4 1 0 1 8 4 1 1 21 BARRY 5 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 0 ELLIS 29 5-13 5-6 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 17 SCHREMPF 36 6-8 5-6 4 10 14 4 4 1 4 17 WILLIAMS 6 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 LEWIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION MACLEAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEPANIA DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-75 20-29 10 23 33 24 18 8 14 97 (.480) (.690) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 15(10 PTS)

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

HILL F 35 9-10 1-3 4 2 6 1 4 0 0 19 ROBINSON F 36 9-15 3-3 1 5 6 2 4 1 4 22 TRAYLOR C 14 2-4 1-4 2 0 2 1 3 1 0 5 ALLEN G 35 6-14 4-4 0 4 4 1 2 2 2 19 BRANDON G 36 5-13 1-2 2 6 8 9 3 2 3 11 D CURRY 13 3-7 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 M CURRY 23 1-4 1-2 1 2 3 3 4 1 1 3 DEL NEGRO 12 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 GILLIAM 15 3-7 1-2 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 7 JOHNSON 21 2-5 1-2 3 6 9 1 3 0 1 5 HONEYCUTT DNP - COACH'S DECISION PERRY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-81 13-22 15 27 42 20 26 7 13 101 (.506) (.591) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13(19 PTS)

SEATTLE 25 25 21 26 - 97 MILWAUKEE 30 17 33 21 - 101

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - POLYNICE 2. MILWAUKEE - JOHNSON 3, HILL 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 5-18 (.278), HAWKINS 1-4, PAYTON 2-7, BARRY 0-1, ELLIS 2-6. MILWAUKEE 6-12 (.500), ROBINSON 1-1, ALLEN 3-6, BRANDON 0-1, D CURRY 2-4. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, PAYTON, MILWAUKEE - ROBINSON. OFFICIALS: DAN CRAWFORD, JIM CAPERS, VIOLET PALMER. A - 15,692. T - 2:12.


Box Score

SEATTLE (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 31 7-11 1-5 0-0 1 2 15 Owens 23 2-7 3-3 2-4 3 0 7 Polynice 30 1-3 0-2 2-7 1 2 2 Hawkins 37 6-10 3-3 0-1 5 2 16 Payton 43 8-20 3-4 1-1 8 4 21 Barry 5 0-2 0-0 0-2 1 2 0 Ellis 29 5-13 5-6 1-4 0 2 17 Schrempf 36 6-8 5-6 4-14 4 4 17 Williams 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 2 Lewis DNP - coach's decision Maclean DNP - coach's decision Stepania DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-75 20-29 10-33 24 18 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.480, FT-.690. 3-Point Goals: 5-18, .278 (Hawkins 1-4, Payton 2-7, Barry 0-1, Ellis 2-6). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 2 (Polynice 2). Turnovers: 15 (Schrempf 4, Barry 2, Owens 2, Polynice 2, Baker, Ellis, Hawkins, Payton). Steals: 8 (Baker 2, Barry, Hawkins, Owens, Payton, Polynice, Schrempf).

MILWAUKEE (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 35 9-10 1-3 4-6 1 4 19 Robinson 36 9-15 3-3 1-6 2 4 22 Traylor 14 2-4 1-4 2-2 1 3 5 Allen 35 6-14 4-4 0-4 1 2 19 Brandon 36 5-13 1-2 2-8 9 3 11 D Curry 13 3-7 0-0 0-0 1 1 8 M Curry 23 1-4 1-2 1-3 3 4 3 Del Negro 12 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 0 2 Gilliam 15 3-7 1-2 1-2 0 2 7 Johnson 21 2-5 1-2 3-9 1 3 5 Honeycutt DNP - coach's decision Perry DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-81 13-22 15-42 20 26 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.506, FT-.591. 3-Point Goals: 6-12, .500 (Robinson 1-1, Allen 3-6, Brandon 0-1, D Curry 2-4). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 5 (Johnson 3, Hill 2). Turnovers: 13 (Robinson 4, Brandon 3, Allen 2, Del Negro, Gilliam, Johnson, M Curry). Steals: 7 (Allen 2, Brandon 2, M Curry, Robinson, Traylor). ____________________________________________ Seattle 25 25 21 26 - 97 Milwaukee 30 17 33 21 - 101 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 2 (Illegal Defense, 6:07 3rd; Payton, 7:39 4th). Milwaukee 1 (Robinson, 7:39 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,692. T: 2:12. Officials: Dan Crawford, Jim Capers, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- In more than six seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics, George Karl never lost five straight games.

In his first season as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Karl faced his former team for the first time and dealt the SuperSonics a 101-97 setback that extended their losing streak to five games -- their longest since March 1991.

Karl was 384-150 with the SuperSonics but was fired after the Sonics lost the last four games of the 1998 Western Conference semifinals to the Los Angeles Lakers, matching his longest skid during his stint in Seattle.

Prior to tonight's game, Karl hugged Sonics All-Star guard Gary Payton. Along with Shawn Kemp, the trio led Seattle to its first NBA Finals appearance in 17 years in 1996.

"It was very exciting," Bucks guard Ray Allen said. "George was jumping up and down in his office. He was so giddy about tonight. When he's happy, he shows it. He wanted this one bad."

"It was an emotional day and I'm glad it's over," Karl said. "I'm happy that the players kept focused throughout a lot of the game."

While the Sonics are sinking under new coach Paul Westphal, the Bucks are climbing with Karl. Glenn Robinson scored 10 of his 22 points in the pivotal third quarter for Milwaukee, which has won six straight games, its longest streak in over a year.

"Tonight it was a good game for the Bucks," Westphal said. "They beat us on the boards. They are a good team and they have beaten good teams."

After falling behind by 12 points in the third quarter, Seattle closed to four points on three occasions in the fourth period. A 10-footer by Olden Polynice with 6:50 to go made it 87-83 but Milwaukee's Tyrone Hill made a layup and Robinson scored for an eight-point bulge with 5:36 left.

Payton made 1-of-2 free throws to make it 97-93 with 37 seconds remaining and the Sonics trapped Bucks guard Terrell Brandon in the backcourt. Brandon called timeout and although it appeared that more than 10 seconds elapsed, the referees restored several seconds on the clock. On the ensuing in-bounds play, Hill got loose for a jam with 23 seconds to go.

Hill and Allen scored 19 points apiece and Brandon added 11, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Bucks, who shot 51 percent (41-of-81) from the field and held a 42-33 advantage on the glass.

Payton scored 21 points and Dale Ellis and Detlef Schrempf added 17 apiece off the bench for the Sonics, who shot 48 percent (36-of-75). Schrempf pulled down 14 rebounds.

Early in the fourth quarter, Payton and Robinson got into a shoving match and had to be separated. Both received technical fouls.

"I'm not going to back down from him," Robinson said. "Why should I back down to Gary Payton?"

A third-quarter burst helped the Bucks improve to 6-0 when trailing at halftime. An 18-footer by Hersey Hawkins, who scored 16 points, gave Seattle a 60-59 lead with 7:34 to play before Milwaukee scored 13 of the next 15 points.

Robinson scored five points in the surge, including two free throws that capped it and gave the Bucks a 72-62 lead with 3:57 left. Less than 90 seconds later, a fast-break dunk by Robinson gave Milwaukee its largest lead at 77-65.

"This was a big win for us," Robinson said. "We want to keep building on it and playing hard."

Hawkins scored 10 points and Vin Baker nine in the first half as Seattle opened a 50-47 lead. Baker, who played four seasons in Milwaukee before playing a season for Karl in Seattle, finished with 15 points.

"We were only together a year, so it wasn't that big a deal to me," Baker said. "I was more interested in coming back to Milwaukee."

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