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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 29 9 14 20 72 TORONTO 26 25 12 27 90 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ORL - DARRELL ARMSTRONG 12, ANFERNEE HARDAWAY 11, MATT HARPRING 10 TOR - KEVIN WILLIS 16, TRACY MCGRADY 16, VINCE CARTER 14

HIGH REBOUND: ORL - DARRELL ARMSTRONG 10, MATT HARPRING 7 TOR - TRACY MCGRADY 11, CHARLES OAKLEY 9

HIGH ASSISTS: ORL - ANFERNEE HARDAWAY 8, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 2 TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 5, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 17,715


Extended Box

ORLANDO (72) AT TORONTO (90)

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

GRANT F 29 3-7 1-2 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 7 M HARPRING F 25 3-9 4-6 3 4 7 2 1 0 1 10 AUSTIN C 23 2-10 3-4 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 7 D ARMSTRONG G 36 4-14 3-3 3 7 10 2 1 2 3 12 A HARDAWAY G 41 4-11 2-4 3 1 4 8 2 3 3 11 ANDERSON 27 4-10 0-2 1 5 6 2 0 0 2 8 B ARMSTRONG 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DOLEAC 20 4-9 0-0 2 0 2 0 3 1 0 8 OUTLAW 21 1-3 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 2 0 2 STRONG 6 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 2 D WILKINS 9 0-4 5-6 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 5 SCHAYES DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 26-80 18-27 17 27 44 17 17 8 13 72 (.325) (.667) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 13(12 PTS)

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

CARTER F 26 5-14 4-5 0 2 2 4 4 0 4 14 OAKLEY F 31 3-5 0-0 2 7 9 4 5 0 0 6 K WILLIS C 34 6-15 4-4 2 5 7 2 3 3 0 16 CHRISTIE G 35 3-8 4-4 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 12 A WILLIAMS G 27 2-5 0-0 0 3 3 5 2 1 1 4 BROWN 25 4-8 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 10 MARKS 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 MCGRADY 30 7-15 2-3 7 4 11 4 3 0 3 16 SLATER 7 0-5 2-2 3 2 5 0 2 0 1 2 STEWART 7 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 THOMAS 4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 WALLACE 13 4-9 0-1 3 1 4 0 0 0 3 8

TOTALS 240 35-85 16-19 18 31 49 23 23 7 13 90 (.412) (.842) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 13(14 PTS)

ORLANDO 29 9 14 20 - 72 TORONTO 26 25 12 27 - 90

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - GRANT 4, DOLEAC 2, D ARMSTRONG, M HARPRING, OUTLAW, ANDERSON. TORONTO - OAKLEY 2, MCGRADY 2, A WILLIAMS, K WILLIS, WALLACE, SLATER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 2-16 (.125), AUSTIN 0-1, D ARMSTRONG 1-7, A HARDAWAY 1-3, ANDERSON 0-4, D WILKINS 0-1. TORONTO 4-13 (.308), CHRISTIE 2-6, A WILLIAMS 0-1, BROWN 2-6. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: DERRICK STAFFORD, TIM DONAGHY, JIM KINSEY. A - 17,715. T - 2:03.


Box Score

ORLANDO (72) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Grant 29 3-7 1-2 2-4 2 2 7 M Harpring 25 3-9 4-6 3-7 2 1 10 Austin 23 2-10 3-4 1-4 0 2 7 D Armstrong 36 4-14 3-3 3-10 2 1 12 A Hardaway 41 4-11 2-4 3-4 8 2 11 Anderson 27 4-10 0-2 1-6 2 0 8 B Armstrong 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Doleac 20 4-9 0-0 2-2 0 3 8 Outlaw 21 1-3 0-0 0-3 0 2 2 Strong 6 1-2 0-0 0-2 1 2 2 D Wilkins 9 0-4 5-6 2-2 0 2 5 Schayes DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-80 18-27 17-44 17 17 72 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.325, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 2-16, .125 (Austin 0-1, D Armstrong 1-7, A Hardaway 1-3, Anderson 0-4, D Wilkins 0-1). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 10 (Grant 4, Doleac 2, D Armstrong, M Harpring, Outlaw, Anderson). Turnovers: 13 (A Hardaway 3, D Armstrong 3, Anderson 2, Strong 2, Austin, D Wilkins, M Harpring). Steals: 8 (A Hardaway 3, D Armstrong 2, Outlaw 2, Doleac).

TORONTO (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 26 5-14 4-5 0-2 4 4 14 Oakley 31 3-5 0-0 2-9 4 5 6 K Willis 34 6-15 4-4 2-7 2 3 16 Christie 35 3-8 4-4 0-2 2 1 12 A Williams 27 2-5 0-0 0-3 5 2 4 Brown 25 4-8 0-0 1-3 1 1 10 Marks 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Mcgrady 30 7-15 2-3 7-11 4 3 16 Slater 7 0-5 2-2 3-5 0 2 2 Stewart 7 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 Thomas 4 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 Wallace 13 4-9 0-1 3-4 0 0 8 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-85 16-19 18-49 23 23 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.412, FT-.842. 3-Point Goals: 4-13, .308 (Christie 2-6, A Williams 0-1, Brown 2-6). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 8 (Oakley 2, Mcgrady 2, A Williams, K Willis, Wallace, Slater). Turnovers: 13 (Carter 4, Mcgrady 3, Wallace 3, A Williams, Christie, Slater). Steals: 7 (K Willis 3, Christie 2, A Williams, Brown). ____________________________________________ Orlando 29 9 14 20 - 72 Toronto 26 25 12 27 - 90 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 1 (Illegal Defense, 2:07 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,715. T: 2:03. Officials: Derrick Stafford, Tim Donaghy, Jim Kinsey.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Dee Brown scored eight of his 10 points in the second quarter as the Toronto Raptors held the Orlando Magic to nine second-quarter points and continued their quest for the first playoff berth in franchise history with a 90-72 victory.

The Raptors outscored the Magic 25-9 in the second quarter and opened a 51-38 halftime lead. Toronto played more suffocating defense in the third quarter, holding Orlando to 14 points but actually had two points shaved off its lead.

Tracy McGrady came to the rescue in the final 12 minutes, when he scored 12 of his 16 points and was a force on the offensive glass. The Raptors, who moved into a tie with the New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets for ninth place in the Eastern Conference, beat the Magic in Toronto for the first time since a 110-93 win on December 17, 1995.

The 72 points allowed was a franchise record, bettering the mark of 77 set against Vancouver on March 9, 1997. The 32.5 percent shooting by the Magic also was the best defensive effort in that category for the Raptors, who held the New Jersey Nets to 33 percent in their first game in franchise history.

Toronto has won consecutive games after a six-game losing streak to get back to .500 (20-20). The Raptors won 16 games last season and 21 in their first campaign in 1995-96. The franchise record of 30 came in 1996-97.

"It was important for us to get ahead and stay ahead," Raptors coach Butch Carter said. "We withstood their run and they just seemed to call it in. We didn't allow them to make a lot of 3s or get a lot of open looks."

Darrell Armstrong scored 12 points and Penny Hardaway added 11 for Orlando, which has lost three of its last four games after a six-game winning streak. The Magic lead the Miami Heat by one game atop the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference.

The Magic shot 12-of-23 in the first quarter and held a 29-26 lead after 12 minutes. But the fatigue of playing their second game in as many nights seemed to take its toll. Hardaway hit the first of two free throws to give Orlando a 30-28 lead with 10:50 left in the half, but Doug Christie hit a 3-pointer to trigger a 9-0 run that was capped by a layup from Kevin Willis, making it 37-30 at the 6:34 mark.

The Magic went 0-of-5 from the field and committed three turnovers during the drought. They closed within 39-36 on a lay-in by Bo Outlaw with 4:20 to go in the quarter, but Charles Oakley hit a 20-footer before Brown connected on a pair of 3-pointers to extend Toronto's lead to 47-36 with 2:28 remaining.

"I've been feeling my stroke coming back," said Brown. "I've been trying to shoot some more in shootaround and I'm feeling good out there. I knew they would start to fall. Tonight's a game which puts us right back in it. It's a big game from a confidence standpoint."

Toronto hit only 9-of-25 shots in the second quarter but Orlando made only 3-of-18. The nine points allowed matched a season low set against Chicago on February 28. The franchise record is seven, set against Miami on February 13, 1996.

"Part of it was that Orlando was fatigued," said Carter. "Dee made shots and really frustrated them from a defensive standpoint. If Doug (Christie) is guarding a top scorer, Tracy has the ability to spark the team."

"Scoring nine points never helps but it was all night long," said Daly. "We couldn't make any shots. We're looking flat and we struggled yesterday and today. Toronto played a step quicker. That happens a lot on the road, at least as long as I've been in the league."

In the early part of the fourth quarter, McGrady slashed to the basket past Hardaway for a dunk and followed the miss of rookie Vince Carter around a bucket by Nick Anderson to give the Raptors a 69-57 lead with 9:49 to play.

Two foul shots by Dominique Wilkins pulled Orlando within 71-63 at the 7:47 mark, but McGrady tracked down the miss of a 3-pointer by Christie and banked a pull-up seven-footer to push the lead to 10.

"Butch said to me, `We need you to play like this every night,'" said McGrady. "I know I can do it and I know what I can give this team night in and night out. It's a mental thing and I'm just trying to get myself up for every game."

"He deserved everything he got tonight," said Carter, McGrady's cousin. "He's just 19 and he's got a lot of energy. It's my responsibility to keep him focused. We defended them from what they are used to."

A three-point play by McGrady with 2:55 left extended the lead to 84-71 and trigged a 9-0 run to lock away the victory.

"When my confidence is up, I can do anything on the court," said McGrady, who has three double-doubles in his last eight games. "I make my teammates look guard and I try to penetrate. I'm 19 years old, I should have a lot of energy. The past couple of games, we've all been more focused. We have playoff potential, so we know what we need to do."

McGrady, who pulled down seven of his 11 rebounds on the offensive end, also had four assists and made 7-of-15 shots. Toronto's bench accounted for 38 points and the team shot 41 percent (35-of-85).

Orlando shot only 26-of-80 from the field and the starting five made only 16-of-51. Center Isaac Austin was held to seven points on 2-of-10 shooting.

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