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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 28 25 24 27 104 HOUSTON 23 33 37 20 113 FINAL


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TORONTO (104) AT HOUSTON (113)

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

CARTER F 42 13-20 4-4 1 1 2 6 1 1 4 32 OAKLEY F 36 2-7 2-3 0 8 8 3 3 0 1 6 STEWART C 13 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 CHRISTIE G 37 6-16 6-6 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 18 A WILLIAMS G 20 3-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 6 BROWN 24 4-9 0-0 0 2 2 3 0 2 0 10 MARKS 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MCGRADY 22 7-10 1-1 3 4 7 0 1 1 2 15 THOMAS 21 4-6 2-2 4 3 7 0 4 2 1 10 WALLACE 20 3-10 1-2 3 3 6 2 2 1 1 7 SLATER DNP - PERSONAL K WILLIS DNP - SORE LEFT SHOULDER

TOTALS 240 42-82 16-18 12 23 35 19 18 9 10 104 (.512) (.889) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 10(7 PTS)

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

BARKLEY F 40 6-11 4-7 5 9 14 9 1 0 4 16 PIPPEN F 42 7-15 0-0 1 3 4 11 3 2 5 16 OLAJUWON C 25 5-9 2-2 0 4 4 1 2 1 0 12 DICKERSON G 48 10-15 1-2 1 1 2 5 1 3 1 28 MOBLEY G 39 8-12 3-4 0 2 2 3 2 1 2 26 HARRINGTON 31 4-7 2-3 3 5 8 0 1 1 1 10 PRICE 15 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 5 BULLARD DNP - COACH'S DECISION CARR DNP - COACH'S DECISION DREW DNP - COACH'S DECISION MACK DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT THUMB MILLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 42-74 12-18 10 25 35 31 11 8 13 113 (.568) (.667) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 16(16 PTS)

TORONTO 28 25 24 27 - 104 HOUSTON 23 33 37 20 - 113

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - MCGRADY 2, BROWN, WALLACE, A WILLIAMS, CARTER. HOUSTON - OLAJUWON 4, DICKERSON, MOBLEY, PIPPEN, HARRINGTON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 4-8 (.500), CARTER 2-2, CHRISTIE 0-1, BROWN 2-5. HOUSTON 17-30 (.567), PIPPEN 2-8, OLAJUWON 0-1, DICKERSON 7-9, MOBLEY 7-9, PRICE 1-3. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - CHRISTIE, ILLEGAL DEFENSE, WALLACE, HOUSTON - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, MOBLEY. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, TED BERNHARDT, LEON WOOD. A - 16,285. T - 2:02.


Box Score

TORONTO (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 42 13-20 4-4 1-2 6 1 32 Oakley 36 2-7 2-3 0-8 3 3 6 Stewart 13 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 5 0 Christie 37 6-16 6-6 1-2 3 0 18 A Williams 20 3-3 0-0 0-1 2 2 6 Brown 24 4-9 0-0 0-2 3 0 10 Marks 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Mcgrady 22 7-10 1-1 3-7 0 1 15 Thomas 21 4-6 2-2 4-7 0 4 10 Wallace 20 3-10 1-2 3-6 2 2 7 Slater DNP - personal K Willis DNP - sore left shoulder _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-82 16-18 12-35 19 18 104 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.512, FT-.889. 3-Point Goals: 4-8, .500 (Carter 2-2, Christie 0-1, Brown 2-5). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 6 (Mcgrady 2, Brown, Wallace, A Williams, Carter). Turnovers: 10 (Carter 4, Mcgrady 2, Christie, Oakley, Thomas, Wallace). Steals: 9 (Brown 2, Thomas 2, A Williams, Carter, Christie, Mcgrady, Wallace).

HOUSTON (113) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Barkley 40 6-11 4-7 5-14 9 1 16 Pippen 42 7-15 0-0 1-4 11 3 16 Olajuwon 25 5-9 2-2 0-4 1 2 12 Dickerson 48 10-15 1-2 1-2 5 1 28 Mobley 39 8-12 3-4 0-2 3 2 26 Harrington 31 4-7 2-3 3-8 0 1 10 Price 15 2-5 0-0 0-1 2 1 5 Bullard DNP - coach's decision Carr DNP - coach's decision Drew DNP - coach's decision Mack DNP - sprained right thumb Miller DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-74 12-18 10-35 31 11 113 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.568, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 17-30, .567 (Pippen 2-8, Olajuwon 0-1, Dickerson 7-9, Mobley 7-9, Price 1-3). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 8 (Olajuwon 4, Dickerson, Mobley, Pippen, Harrington). Turnovers: 16 (Pippen 5, Barkley 4, Mobley 2, Dickerson, Harrington). Steals: 8 (Dickerson 3, Pippen 2, Harrington, Mobley, Olajuwon). ____________________________________________ Toronto 28 25 24 27 - 104 Houston 23 33 37 20 - 113 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 3 (Christie, 2:04 2nd; Illegal Defense, 0:59 2nd; Wallace, 1:47 3rd). Houston 2 (Illegal Defense, 0:24 1st; Mobley, 2:04 2nd). Flagrant fouls: Houston 1 (Olajuwon (ejected), 2:55 3rd). A: 16,285. T: 2:02. Officials: Joe Crawford, Ted Bernhardt, Leon Wood.


Game Story

HOUSTON (Ticker) -- It won't happen very often this season, but Toronto Raptors swingman Vince Carter was not the best rookie on the floor. He wasn't even second-best.

Rookie guards Michael Dickerson and Cuttino Mobley set season highs with 28 and 26 points, respectively, as the Houston Rockets notched their season-high sixth straight victory, 113-104 over the Raptors.

Dickerson and Mobley each shot 7-of-9 from 3-point range as the Rockets set a team record with 17 3-pointers. The seven 3-pointers by Dickerson and Mobley established rookie records for the Rockets, who had made 16 as a team on three previous occasions.

"It builds your confidence up and I'm a confident player," said Mobley of his success behind the arc. "I was really feeling it out there. I was trying to get more deflections on defense and knock down my shots on offense. They went in tonight."

"Tonight I was open and my teammates got me the ball," Dickerson said. "I hit several threes in a row in the third quarter and that's the type of player I am. I was surprised Toronto doubled off me and left me open. I had to shoot the ball."

Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich said his rookies made coaching tonight easy.

"I had guys that were really hot. They were itching for the next pass and I didn't want to cool them off. Our rookies were phenomenal. It's a testament to their hard work because they shoot a lot of threes in practice."

Carter, the early favorite for Rookie of the Year honors, had a season high of his own with 32 points on 13-of-20 shooting. But it was not enough to offset Houston's 1-2 rookie punch.

"Carter was unbelievable," Tomjanovich added. "There was one play where he drove down the lane and dropped the ball over our guys in the basket."

"I had to do something," Carter said. "I was trying to help my team. I was kind of in the groove early. The coaches wanted to keep giving me the ball and I was trying my hardest. We just fell a little short."

The Raptors (12-14), who lost for just the second time in eight games, were seeking to reach the break-even mark for the first time since splitting their first two games. Toronto never has been at .500 this late in its four seasons since entering the NBA in 1995.

While the rookies shined, veterans Scottie Pippen had 16 points and 11 assists and Charles Barkley had 16 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists. Center Hakeem Olajuwon added 12 points before being ejected with 2:55 left in the third quarter for throwing an elbow at Raptors forward Charles Oakley.

"There was no excuse for what he did," said Olajuwon of his altercation with Oakley. "He was trying to hurt me. I couldn't believe any player would try to injure another player intentionally. He has a dirty mind and he's very evil. I feel sorry for players like that. He gave me a sharp elbow in the stomach when I was going for a rebound. You can't wait for the referees to call that."

"I don't know exactly what happened," Oakley said. "I haven't seen the replay yet. All I know is I was just playing basketball. I was trying to box him out. I didn't give him an elbow in the stomach. I don't know, but I get hit all the time in basketball."

Houston used an NBA season-low seven players, with all but one reaching double figures. The Rockets shot 57 percent (42-of-74) from the field, including 17-of-30 from 3-point range, and collected 31 assists and eight blocked shots.

With three of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players, the Rockets turned over the game to their rookies, with a 14-0 run midway through the third quarter breaking open a 67-65 contest.

After Carter hit an 18-footer to get Toronto within a basket, Olajuwon buried a 15-footer. Mobley hit a 3-pointer with 6:55 to go for a 72-65 lead and Dickerson drained three straight of his own from beyond the arc to extend the advantage to 16 with 4:22 left.

The Raptors never got closer than the final margin.

Toronto's Tracy McGrady had a strong game off the bench with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting and seven rebounds in 22 minutes.

Houston was without guard Sam Mack, who was out with a sprained right thumb, and Matt Bullard, who had the flu. Toronto played without leading rebounder and former Rocket Kevin Willis, who has a sore left shoulder.

The Rockets have won six of seven all-time meetings between the teams.

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