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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 14 24 27 17 82 PHOENIX 31 20 13 27 91 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - KARL MALONE 28, JEFF HORNACEK 13, JOHN STOCKTON 12 PHO - JASON KIDD 21, DANNY MANNING 16, THREE PLAYERS WITH 13

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - KARL MALONE 13, GREG OSTERTAG 8 PHO - THREE PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 PHO - JASON KIDD 12, DANNY MANNING 5

ATT: 19,023


Extended Box

UTAH (82) AT PHOENIX (91)

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

MALONE F 41 9-19 10-10 4 9 13 3 3 3 4 28 RUSSELL F 37 0-6 0-4 0 1 1 3 4 0 2 0 OSTERTAG C 31 3-6 3-4 4 4 8 0 1 1 1 9 HORNACEK G 35 4-13 3-3 2 1 3 2 3 0 2 13 STOCKTON G 26 5-8 2-2 1 3 4 5 2 1 3 12 ANDERSON 18 3-8 1-1 0 3 3 0 2 2 1 8 BAILEY 10 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 EISLEY 22 1-3 3-3 0 3 3 2 1 0 1 6 FOSTER 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 FULLER 5 1-3 0-2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 KEEFE 9 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 VAUGHN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-71 22-29 11 26 37 16 17 8 14 82 (.394) (.759) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 14(18 PTS)

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

GUGLIOTTA F 31 6-13 1-2 3 3 6 3 5 2 3 13 ROBINSON F 40 5-17 2-3 1 6 7 3 4 1 1 13 KLEINE C 35 3-5 0-0 2 5 7 1 4 1 0 6 CHAPMAN G 28 4-7 4-4 0 3 3 4 0 0 3 13 KIDD G 42 9-14 2-2 2 5 7 12 2 3 2 21 BROWN 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 GARRITY 9 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 MANNING 29 7-11 2-3 0 6 6 5 5 1 2 16 MCCLOUD 20 4-6 1-1 1 3 4 0 3 0 1 9 MILIC DNP - COACH'S DECISION MORRIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION LONGLEY DNP - HYPEREXTENDED LEFT KNEE

TOTALS 240 38-75 12-15 9 32 41 32 23 8 12 91 (.507) (.800) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 12(16 PTS)

UTAH 14 24 27 17 - 82 PHOENIX 31 20 13 27 - 91

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - RUSSELL. PHOENIX - MANNING 3, CHAPMAN 2, GUGLIOTTA. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 4-12 (.333), RUSSELL 0-3, HORNACEK 2-4, STOCKTON 0-1, ANDERSON 1-1, EISLEY 1-3. PHOENIX 3-9 (.333), GUGLIOTTA 0-1, ROBINSON 1-3, CHAPMAN 1-1, KIDD 1-2, MCCLOUD 0-2. TECHNICALS: PHOENIX - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 4. OFFICIALS: DICK BAVETTA, TED BERNHARDT, BILL KENNEDY. A - 19,023. T - 2:04.


Box Score

UTAH (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 41 9-19 10-10 4-13 3 3 28 Russell 37 0-6 0-4 0-1 3 4 0 Ostertag 31 3-6 3-4 4-8 0 1 9 Hornacek 35 4-13 3-3 2-3 2 3 13 Stockton 26 5-8 2-2 1-4 5 2 12 Anderson 18 3-8 1-1 0-3 0 2 8 Bailey 10 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 Eisley 22 1-3 3-3 0-3 2 1 6 Foster 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Fuller 5 1-3 0-2 0-1 0 0 2 Keefe 9 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Vaughn DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-71 22-29 11-37 16 17 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.394, FT-.759. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Russell 0-3, Hornacek 2-4, Stockton 0-1, Anderson 1-1, Eisley 1-3). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 1 (Russell). Turnovers: 14 (Malone 4, Stockton 3, Hornacek 2, Russell 2, Anderson, Eisley, Ostertag). Steals: 8 (Malone 3, Anderson 2, Fuller, Ostertag, Stockton).

PHOENIX (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gugliotta 31 6-13 1-2 3-6 3 5 13 Robinson 40 5-17 2-3 1-7 3 4 13 Kleine 35 3-5 0-0 2-7 1 4 6 Chapman 28 4-7 4-4 0-3 4 0 13 Kidd 42 9-14 2-2 2-7 12 2 21 Brown 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 4 0 0 Garrity 9 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Manning 29 7-11 2-3 0-6 5 5 16 Mccloud 20 4-6 1-1 1-4 0 3 9 Milic DNP - coach's decision Morris DNP - coach's decision Longley DNP - hyperextended left knee _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-75 12-15 9-41 32 23 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.507, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (Gugliotta 0-1, Robinson 1-3, Chapman 1-1, Kidd 1-2, Mccloud 0-2). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 6 (Manning 3, Chapman 2, Gugliotta). Turnovers: 12 (Chapman 3, Gugliotta 3, Kidd 2, Manning 2, Mccloud, Robinson). Steals: 8 (Kidd 3, Gugliotta 2, Kleine, Manning, Robinson). ____________________________________________ Utah 14 24 27 17 - 82 Phoenix 31 20 13 27 - 91 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Phoenix 4 (Illegal Defense 4, 3:22 3rd, 8:05 4th, 4:22 4th, 1:35 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,023. T: 2:04. Officials: Dick Bavetta, Ted Bernhardt, Bill Kennedy.


Game Story

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Two teams that endured fourth-quarter collapses Tuesday squared off tonight. They were involved in a tight game in the final period, but the league's best team was the one to fade again.

The Utah Jazz were awful over the final 12 minutes for the second consecutive night and the Phoenix Suns took advantage, handing the NBA's top team their second straight defeat, 91-82.

Jason Kidd collected 21 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds as the Suns bounced back from a 104-100 loss at Dallas on Tuesday, when they blew a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter and had a three-game winning streak snapped.

The Jazz overcame a 14-point deficit in the third quarter and took a 65-64 lead heading into the fourth. They were ahead, 69-68, with 9:31 to play after Karl Malone's 14-footer, but went without a field goal for the next seven minutes as Phoenix took control.

"We knew they were going to make a run at us and we showed a lot of character not to fold our tent," Kidd said. "We stayed within our offense and got the lead back."

Utah committed six of its 14 turnovers in the final period, one night after collecting six of 16 turnovers in the fourth quarter of an 83-69 home loss to San Antonio. The Jazz went scoreless for nearly 4 1/2 minutes down the stretch of that setback, which ended their NBA season-high 11-game winning streak.

"I thought last night was a big game, but we didn't come out and play that way. Tonight was a big game and we didn't come out and play that way," said Jazz coach Jerry Sloan.

"There is some similarities, but it was different than that," Malone said in comparing the two defeats. "The game here we had an opportunity to win. We started off slow, came back and then didn't do the things we should to win."

Danny Manning scored nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, when the Suns shot 11-of-18 from the field (61 percent). They made only 4-of-16 (25 percent) over the final 12 minutes in the loss to Dallas.

"I have not figured this team out yet," said Suns coach Danny Ainge. "I do not know what's going on. Last night we played hard, we just could not make the shots down the stretch. But tonight, we made the shots."

Malone had 28 points and 13 rebounds but was just 1-of-4 from the field in the final period, when the Jazz shot 5-of-15 (33 percent) and were outscored by a 27-17 margin.

Utah saw its lead for homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs shrink to one-half game over the Portland Trail Blazers. Phoenix moved into a tie with Minnesota for sixth place in the Western Conference.

A three-point play put the Suns ahead for good, 71-69, and sparked the pivotal 14-4 run. After a foul shot by Howard Eisley, Kidd fed McCloud on the break for a layup and he was fouled, sinking the free throw for a 74-70 advantage with 7:31 to go.

Malone came back with a pair of foul shots, but Cliff Robinson and Manning buried back-to-back jumpers before Kidd found McCloud for another lay-in for an 80-72 cushion. Manning blocked a layup attempt by Malone and Robinson fed Joe Kleine for a layup that capped the burst.

The Jazz finally hit a basket as John Stockton converted a driving layup with 2:34 remaining to cut it to 82-75. But Kidd dished to Manning for a jumper before hitting two free throws and a layup for an 88-75 lead with 1:50 to play.

"We settled down in the second half and made them play us," Malone added. "Then we reverted back to the same way we were in the first quarter."

Utah scored just 14 points in the first quarter and faced a 51-38 halftime deficit. Malone had 14 points in the third as the Jazz outscored the Suns, 27-13.

Jeff Hornacek scored 13 points and Stockton added 12 for the Jazz, who had won the last five meetings in this series.

Robinson, Tom Gugliotta and Rex Chapman each chipped in 13 points for the Suns, who shot 51 percent (38-of-75) from the field and held the Jazz to 39 percent (28-of-71).

"They wanted it more than we did. They came out and buried us right from the start," Sloan added. "We have to keep our concentration and we didn't do that. We turned the ball over and quit executing."

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