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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 32 32 27 24 115 CHICAGO 16 22 13 17 68 FINAL


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ORLANDO (115) AT CHICAGO (68)

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

GRANT F 29 2-5 4-4 3 3 6 4 2 3 0 8 M HARPRING F 30 4-7 0-0 0 3 3 2 3 0 2 8 AUSTIN C 23 3-7 2-3 0 7 7 1 1 1 1 8 D ARMSTRONG G 27 5-5 4-4 1 3 4 8 1 3 2 15 A HARDAWAY G 30 8-15 7-8 1 4 5 8 2 3 4 24 B ARMSTRONG 24 4-6 0-0 0 7 7 6 2 1 3 9 DOLEAC 21 4-8 3-3 3 0 3 1 3 0 0 11 SCHAYES 7 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 SIMON 7 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 STRONG 19 4-4 1-2 0 5 5 0 2 1 0 9 D WILKINS 23 8-13 2-5 3 6 9 1 0 2 3 19 ANDERSON DNP - STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING

TOTALS 240 44-74 23-29 11 39 50 31 17 14 15 115 (.595) (.793) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 15(9 PTS)

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

BRYANT F 32 3-9 1-2 3 2 5 1 2 2 0 7 KUKOC F 28 6-12 1-2 3 2 5 1 1 0 1 13 SIMPKINS C 29 4-4 1-8 2 4 6 2 3 0 2 9 BARRY G 29 1-9 0-0 0 0 0 5 4 2 0 2 BROWN G 22 2-9 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 1 7 4 C BENJAMIN 3 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 BOOTH 16 5-9 1-2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 11 CARR 9 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 3 0 DAVID 24 2-5 2-3 1 3 4 2 4 2 0 6 JONES 19 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 3 5 LARUE 12 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 WENNINGTON 17 4-8 2-2 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 10

TOTALS 240 29-77 9-21 10 17 27 20 22 10 16 68 (.377) (.429) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 16(29 PTS)

ORLANDO 32 32 27 24 - 115 CHICAGO 16 22 13 17 - 68

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - A HARDAWAY. CHICAGO - DAVID. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 4-12 (.333), GRANT 0-1, D ARMSTRONG 1-1, A HARDAWAY 1-5, B ARMSTRONG 1-3, D WILKINS 1-2. CHICAGO 1-9 (.111), KUKOC 0-1, BARRY 0-3, BOOTH 0-1, JONES 1-3, LARUE 0-1. TECHNICALS: ORLANDO - AUSTIN. OFFICIALS: BENNETT SALVATORE, MIKE CALLAHAN, PHIL ROBINSON. A - 22,517. T - 2:00.


Box Score

ORLANDO (115) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Grant 29 2-5 4-4 3-6 4 2 8 M Harpring 30 4-7 0-0 0-3 2 3 8 Austin 23 3-7 2-3 0-7 1 1 8 D Armstrong 27 5-5 4-4 1-4 8 1 15 A Hardaway 30 8-15 7-8 1-5 8 2 24 B Armstrong 24 4-6 0-0 0-7 6 2 9 Doleac 21 4-8 3-3 3-3 1 3 11 Schayes 7 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Simon 7 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Strong 19 4-4 1-2 0-5 0 2 9 D Wilkins 23 8-13 2-5 3-9 1 0 19 Anderson DNP - strained left hamstring _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 44-74 23-29 11-50 31 17 115 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.595, FT-.793. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Grant 0-1, D Armstrong 1-1, A Hardaway 1-5, B Armstrong 1-3, D Wilkins 1-2). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 1 (A Hardaway). Turnovers: 15 (A Hardaway 4, B Armstrong 3, D Wilkins 3, D Armstrong 2, M Harpring 2, Austin). Steals: 14 (A Hardaway 3, D Armstrong 3, Grant 3, D Wilkins 2, Austin, B Armstrong, Strong).

CHICAGO (68) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Bryant 32 3-9 1-2 3-5 1 2 7 Kukoc 28 6-12 1-2 3-5 1 1 13 Simpkins 29 4-4 1-8 2-6 2 3 9 Barry 29 1-9 0-0 0-0 5 4 2 Brown 22 2-9 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 C Benjamin 3 0-1 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 Booth 16 5-9 1-2 0-2 0 2 11 Carr 9 0-3 0-0 0-2 1 2 0 David 24 2-5 2-3 1-4 2 4 6 Jones 19 2-5 0-0 0-1 1 2 5 Larue 12 0-3 0-0 0-0 2 1 0 Wennington 17 4-8 2-2 1-2 1 0 10 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-77 9-21 10-27 20 22 68 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.377, FT-.429. 3-Point Goals: 1-9, .111 (Kukoc 0-1, Barry 0-3, Booth 0-1, Jones 1-3, Larue 0-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 1 (David). Turnovers: 16 (Brown 7, Carr 3, Jones 3, Simpkins 2, Kukoc). Steals: 10 (Barry 2, Booth 2, Bryant 2, David 2, Brown, Wennington). ____________________________________________ Orlando 32 32 27 24 - 115 Chicago 16 22 13 17 - 68 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Orlando 1 (Austin, 7:05 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 22,517. T: 2:00. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Mike Callahan, Phil Robinson.


Game Story

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The dismantling of the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls has reached an embarrassing new low.

Facing the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Bulls were dealt the worst loss in franchise history, a humiliating 115-68 setback to the Orlando Magic.

The 47-point defeat topped a 158-114 loss to the Detroit Pistons at Cobo Hall on March 24, 1969, in the team's third season. Chicago's previous worst home loss came in a 121-80 setback to the Philadelphia 76ers on November 21, 1980, when Michael Jordan was a senior in high school.

"We obviously didn't do one thing out there that we were pleased with," Chicago coach Tim Floyd said. "There were a lot of things we were displeased with. We had no effort and no intensity. We gave up easy baskets. Our concentration was poor."

"It is really embarrassing," Chicago guard Randy Brown said. "At the beginning of the year we knew what kind of situation we would be in. We knew there would be down periods in our season, but we never thought it would be the point of embarrassing."

Orlando came within one point of matching its most decisive victory, a 152-104 romp at Milwaukee on February 20, 1995.

The Bulls dropped to 9-23 in the post-Jordan era, leading only the New Jersey Nets in the Eastern Conference. The mass exodus also included forwards Scottie Pippen, Scott Burrell, Dennis Rodman and Jud Buechler, guard Steve Kerr and center Luc Longley.

"It's a new era," said Orlando guard Darrell Armstrong, who added 15 points. "They lost some great players. They are struggling right now as a group to find some offense and that can be pretty difficult."

Penny Hardaway scored 24 points for the Magic, who posted the lopsided win without leading scorer Nick Anderson and Gerald Wilkins. Orlando opened its biggest lead at 109-61 on Danny Schayes' basket with 2:21 remaining.

Anderson is sidelined with a hamstring injury but was hardly missed as the Magic never trailed. Hardaway scored 14 points in the first quarter as Orlando jumped to a 32-16 lead and never looked back.

"I was surprised, especially with two-fifths of our lineup out," Orlando coach Chuck Daly said. "Penny was sensational. He got us off to a great start. It was his best half of the year."

Dominique Wilkins added 19 for the Magic, who have won nine of their last 12 and opened a two-game lead over second-place Miami in the Atlantic Division.

"The thing you want to do when you get a team down is keep pressing and keep pushing, and we did that," Wilkins said.

Toni Kukoc scored 13 points for the Bulls, who were blown out at home by 30 or more points for the second time this season. Detroit beat Chicago, 108-78, on March 2 in what had been the Bulls' worst loss at the United Center.

The Bulls were looking for a better effort following Thursday's 107-75 loss at Detroit, but did not get it. Chicago has dropped its last two games by a total of 79 points.

"We didn't come out to play," Chicago center Dickey Simpkins said. "We didn't come to work and I don't think anybody earned their paycheck tonight. It was like that last night. If you're going to play in this league and win games, you have to come out and play."

"It's the worst loss I have ever been a part of," Floyd added. "We have had our share this year. It's hard on everybody. It is hard on the players, the coaches and it is hard on the fans. The bottom line is you do not want to unravel."

Orlando shot 59.5 percent (44-of-74) from the field while holding the Bulls to 38 percent (29-of-77). The Magic led 64-38 at halftime and 91-51 after three quarters.

"When you play the Bulls with these guys, it's a little strange, after playing all the guys that were here for all those years," Wilkins said.

Orlando outscored Chicago 58-34 in points in the paint and had a 25-7 edge in fastbreak points.

The 68 points were the second-fewest allowed by the Magic this season. Orlando posted a 70-67 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on March 1.

Chicago has dropped six of its last seven and was held below 70 points for the fourth time this season. The Bulls dropped to 5-11 at home.

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