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NBA NEW JERSEY 78 TORONTO 94 0:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR


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NEW JERSEY (85) AT TORONTO (100)

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

GILL F 30 4-11 6-8 1 1 2 3 2 4 0 14 VAN HORN F 40 7-15 2-2 6 5 11 3 3 1 2 17 J WILLIAMS C 36 1-5 2-6 5 9 14 3 5 2 0 4 KITTLES G 20 4-10 1-2 2 2 4 4 4 0 3 9 MARBURY G 42 10-26 2-3 1 0 1 8 2 0 2 22 BURRELL 15 2-6 0-0 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 5 HARRIS 26 4-11 0-1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 8 MCILVAINE 6 0-1 2-2 1 2 3 1 2 1 0 2 OVERTON 17 2-7 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 4 PERRY 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 SEIKALY 7 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 CARR DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-92 15-26 18 23 41 26 25 9 11 85 (.370) (.577) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 11(19 PTS)

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

CARTER F 40 8-18 4-4 4 11 15 2 2 0 5 20 OAKLEY F 22 1-6 5-6 1 2 3 4 2 1 0 7 THOMAS C 34 1-5 3-3 4 2 6 2 3 0 2 5 CHRISTIE G 29 7-13 4-4 4 4 8 4 0 1 2 18 A WILLIAMS G 31 3-8 3-4 0 2 2 2 5 3 2 9 BROWN 30 6-11 4-4 0 0 0 5 1 3 2 17 MARKS 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MCGRADY 23 6-12 2-5 6 7 13 1 1 0 3 14 SLATER 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 STEWART 12 1-2 0-1 0 4 4 0 3 0 0 2 WALLACE 16 4-11 0-0 1 3 4 1 4 0 0 8 K WILLIS DNP - STRAINED SHOULDER

TOTALS 240 37-87 25-31 20 35 55 21 21 8 16 100 (.425) (.806) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 17(17 PTS)

NEW JERSEY 19 15 17 34 - 85 TORONTO 26 21 31 22 - 100

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW JERSEY - J WILLIAMS 2, VAN HORN 2, GILL, KITTLES, BURRELL, MCILVAINE, SEIKALY. TORONTO - STEWART 6, MCGRADY 3, CARTER 2, WALLACE 2, BROWN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW JERSEY 2-15 (.133), VAN HORN 1-3, KITTLES 0-3, MARBURY 0-5, BURRELL 1-1, HARRIS 0-3. TORONTO 1-8 (.125), A WILLIAMS 0-3, BROWN 1-4, MCGRADY 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BRUCE ALEXANDER, (JAMES CAPERS, BOB DELANEY. A - 15,731. T - 2:12.


Box Score

NEW JERSEY (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gill 30 4-11 6-8 1-2 3 2 14 Van Horn 40 7-15 2-2 6-11 3 3 17 J Williams 36 1-5 2-6 5-14 3 5 4 Kittles 20 4-10 1-2 2-4 4 4 9 Marbury 42 10-26 2-3 1-1 8 2 22 Burrell 15 2-6 0-0 2-4 2 0 5 Harris 26 4-11 0-1 0-0 0 3 8 Mcilvaine 6 0-1 2-2 1-3 1 2 2 Overton 17 2-7 0-0 0-2 2 2 4 Perry 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Seikaly 7 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 1 0 Carr DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-92 15-26 18-41 26 25 85 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.370, FT-.577. 3-Point Goals: 2-15, .133 (Van Horn 1-3, Kittles 0-3, Marbury 0-5, Burrell 1-1, Harris 0-3). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 9 (J Williams 2, Van Horn 2, Gill, Kittles, Burrell, Mcilvaine, Seikaly). Turnovers: 11 (Kittles 3, Marbury 2, Perry 2, Van Horn 2, Harris, Seikaly). Steals: 9 (Gill 4, J Williams 2, Mcilvaine, Overton, Van Horn).

TORONTO (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 40 8-18 4-4 4-15 2 2 20 Oakley 22 1-6 5-6 1-3 4 2 7 Thomas 34 1-5 3-3 4-6 2 3 5 Christie 29 7-13 4-4 4-8 4 0 18 A Williams 31 3-8 3-4 0-2 2 5 9 Brown 30 6-11 4-4 0-0 5 1 17 Marks 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Mcgrady 23 6-12 2-5 6-13 1 1 14 Slater 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Stewart 12 1-2 0-1 0-4 0 3 2 Wallace 16 4-11 0-0 1-4 1 4 8 K Willis DNP - strained shoulder _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-87 25-31 20-55 21 21 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.425, FT-.806. 3-Point Goals: 1-8, .125 (A Williams 0-3, Brown 1-4, Mcgrady 0-1). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 14 (Stewart 6, Mcgrady 3, Carter 2, Wallace 2, Brown). Turnovers: 17 (Carter 5, Mcgrady 3, A Williams 2, Brown 2, Christie 2, Thomas 2). Steals: 8 (A Williams 3, Brown 3, Christie, Oakley). ____________________________________________ New Jersey 19 15 17 34 - 85 Toronto 26 21 31 22 - 100 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,731. T: 2:12. Officials: Bruce Alexander, (james Capers, Bob Delaney.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The New Jersey Nets have too many of the same old problems for a new coach to fix.

Under interim coach Don Casey, the Nets reverted to their usual poor shooting and porous defense in a 100-85 loss to the Toronto Raptors, their eighth straight setback.

"It was a very disjointed effort tonight," Casey said. "We need a breakthrough to get some tangible hope. A change of coach is not a magic wand. We have to come up with a system. We are far from where we should be."

Casey was named interim coach Monday, when the Nets (3-18) fired coach and executive vice president John Calipari. His fellow assistants also were fired and Casey's staff included Mike O'Koren, who normally serves as one of the team's broadcasters.

The Nets shot 37 percent (34-of-92) from the field, slightly worse than their league-low season mark of 38.3 percent. They also allowed 100 points for the third straight game and had no answer for Toronto's cousin combination of rookie Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady.

"They shot poorly and didn't defend us very well either," said Raptors coach Butch Carter. "That team has more talent and we wanted to get them off their pace."

At one point in the third quarter, the Nets had six players on the court. The Raptors' mascot dressed as the grim reaper and stood behind New Jersey's bench with a scythe and a sign that read, "R.I.P." The Nets trailed by double digits the entire second half.

"Tonight's game was a combination of things. It's the last game of a road trip, the bounce just wasn't there," Casey said. "Toronto had a bounce and was an active team."

Despite the presence of young stars Jayson Williams, Keith Van Horn, Kerry Kittles and newly acquired Stephon Marbury, the Nets continued their plunge to the bottom of the Eastern Conference. The only NBA team with a worse mark is the Los Angeles Clippers, whom Casey coached to a 41-85 record in one-plus seasons ending in 1990.

"It's been a rough year for us," Kittles said. "Guys are trying hard and giving all they have. I'm very optimistic that this season will make us stronger as a team. It's painful to go out there, give all you have and still come up short."

"We've got to gut it out. Today we didn't make our shots and our defense was terrible," Marbury said. "We're not playing the NBA game. It's hard to remember and execute when you don't have a whole day to prepare."

Carter had 20 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and McGrady added 14 and a season-high 13 for the Raptors, who held a 55-41 rebounding advantage despite the absence of leading rebounder Kevin Willis, who again sat out with a sprained shoulder.

"We knew they've been struggling," McGrady said. "Their guys didn't know the plays and their guys looked disorganized, so we jumped on that and went straight at them and good things happened. We put Vince down in the post and got guys into foul trouble and really hurt them. We took them out of everything they wanted to do."

Doug Christie scored 18 points and Dee Brown added 17 as Toronto led by as many as 27 points and improved to 5-2 in the new Air Canada Centre. The Raptors shot 42.5 percent (37-of-87) and made 25-of-31 free throws.

"When a team is down, they're hungry to prove something," Brown said. "But we came out and played our game."

The Nets hung in until late in the first quarter, when Toronto went on a 15-1 burst that carried into the second period. Brown scored five points and McGrady and John Wallace added four apiece as the Raptors opened a 37-20 lead with 9:40 left in the first half.

New Jersey trailed 47-36 at halftime and was still in the game at 60-48 on Scott Burrell's 3-pointer with 6:33 remaining in the third quarter. But a dunk by McGrady triggered an 18-3 burst that closed the quarter and gave the Raptors a 78-51 lead.

The run featured seven points by McGrady and the Nets having too many players on the court following multiple substitutions. Burrell checked out before a technical foul was assessed.

New Jersey opened the final period with a 19-6 spurt, closing to 84-70 on a basket by Marbury with 4:57 left. Carter answered with a thunderous driving dunk and the Raptors were never in any trouble.

Marbury had 22 points and eight assists but shot only 10-of-26 from the field. He gave teammate Kendall Gill a scornful look after not getting a return pass on a fourth-quarter fast break.

Van Horn had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Williams pulled down 14 boards but was saddled with early foul trouble.

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