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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHARLOTTE 20 26 29 24 99 TORONTO 18 32 30 29 109 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CHA - EDDIE JONES 26, DAVID WESLEY 23, BOBBY PHILLS 18 TOR - VINCE CARTER 25, TRACY MCGRADY 14, DELL CURRY 14

HIGH REBOUND: CHA - ELDEN CAMPBELL 10, ANTHONY MASON 10 TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 12, KEVIN WILLIS 6

HIGH ASSISTS: CHA - DAVID WESLEY 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 TOR - TYRONE BOGUES 11, CHARLES OAKLEY 6

ATT: 16,658


Extended Box

CHARLOTTE (99) AT TORONTO (109)

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

MASON F 47 1-5 5-8 0 10 10 3 1 1 3 7 PHILLS F 42 7-14 2-2 1 3 4 2 0 0 4 18 CAMPBELL C 38 4-14 7-8 5 5 10 3 3 1 5 15 JONES G 37 9-15 6-9 2 6 8 1 4 0 1 26 WESLEY G 37 5-11 10-11 0 0 0 5 1 2 5 23 B DAVIS 19 3-5 0-0 2 2 4 2 3 0 3 7 COLEMAN 12 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 2 ROBINSON 8 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 FULLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION HOOD DNP - COACH'S DECISION MILLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION MISKIRI DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-68 31-40 11 27 38 16 15 4 23 99 (.441) (.775) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 23(36 PTS)

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

CARTER F 40 12-25 0-0 1 1 2 5 4 2 2 25 OAKLEY F 31 4-5 2-2 0 5 5 6 2 2 2 10 DAVIS C 35 3-9 0-0 3 9 12 2 3 0 1 6 CHRISTIE G 22 5-7 1-2 0 2 2 4 4 2 1 13 A WILLIAMS G 18 3-8 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 9 MCGRADY 14 6-11 2-2 2 2 4 2 4 1 3 14 CURRY 22 6-10 0-1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 14 K WILLIS 19 3-6 0-0 5 1 6 0 4 0 2 6 BOGUES 29 5-5 0-0 0 2 2 11 2 2 0 10 THOMAS 10 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 4 1 1 2 STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 48-88 7-9 11 24 35 35 30 12 14 109 (.545) (.778) TEAM REBS: 3 TOTAL TO: 14(15 PTS)

CHARLOTTE 20 26 29 24 - 99 TORONTO 18 32 30 29 - 109

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHARLOTTE - CAMPBELL 3, COLEMAN 2, JONES, B DAVIS, ROBINSON. TORONTO - CARTER 5, OAKLEY 2, K WILLIS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHARLOTTE 8-15 (.533), PHILLS 2-6, JONES 2-3, WESLEY 3-4, B DAVIS 1-2. TORONTO 6-13 (.462), CARTER 1-3, CHRISTIE 2-4, A WILLIAMS 1-1, CURRY 2-5. TECHNICALS: CHARLOTTE - CAMPBELL. OFFICIALS: RODNEY MOTT, TOMMY NUNEZ, BILL SPOONER. A - 16,658. T - 2:09.


Box Score

CHARLOTTE (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mason 47 1-5 5-8 0-10 3 1 7 Phills 42 7-14 2-2 1-4 2 0 18 Campbell 38 4-14 7-8 5-10 3 3 15 Jones 37 9-15 6-9 2-8 1 4 26 Wesley 37 5-11 10-11 0-0 5 1 23 B Davis 19 3-5 0-0 2-4 2 3 7 Coleman 12 1-4 0-0 1-2 0 1 2 Robinson 8 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 2 1 Fuller DNP - coach's decision Hood DNP - coach's decision Miller DNP - coach's decision Miskiri DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-68 31-40 11-38 16 15 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.441, FT-.775. 3-Point Goals: 8-15, .533 (Phills 2-6, Jones 2-3, Wesley 3-4, B Davis 1-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 8 (Campbell 3, Coleman 2, Jones, B Davis, Robinson). Turnovers: 23 (Campbell 5, Wesley 5, Phills 4, B Davis 3, Mason 3, Coleman 2, Jones). Steals: 4 (Wesley 2, Campbell, Mason).

TORONTO (109) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 40 12-25 0-0 1-2 5 4 25 Oakley 31 4-5 2-2 0-5 6 2 10 Davis 35 3-9 0-0 3-12 2 3 6 Christie 22 5-7 1-2 0-2 4 4 13 A Williams 18 3-8 2-2 0-1 2 1 9 Mcgrady 14 6-11 2-2 2-4 2 4 14 Curry 22 6-10 0-1 0-1 2 2 14 K Willis 19 3-6 0-0 5-6 0 4 6 Bogues 29 5-5 0-0 0-2 11 2 10 Thomas 10 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 4 2 Stewart DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 48-88 7-9 11-35 35 30 109 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.545, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Carter 1-3, Christie 2-4, A Williams 1-1, Curry 2-5). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 8 (Carter 5, Oakley 2, K Willis). Turnovers: 14 (Mcgrady 3, A Williams 2, Carter 2, K Willis 2, Oakley 2, Christie, Davis, Thomas). Steals: 12 (A Williams 2, Bogues 2, Carter 2, Christie 2, Oakley 2, Mcgrady, Thomas). ____________________________________________ Charlotte 20 26 29 24 - 99 Toronto 18 32 30 29 - 109 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Charlotte 1 (Campbell, 5:36 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,658. T: 2:09. Officials: Rodney Mott, Tommy Nunez, Bill Spooner.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Dell Curry and Muggsy Bogues spent most of their careers with the Charlotte Hornets. Now members of the Toronto Raptors, they reminded their old team of that fact.

Curry and Bogues led a big effort by the bench and Vince Carter scored 25 points as the hot-shooting Raptors defeated the Hornets, 109-99, for their third straight victory.

"You always want to beat the team you have a disagreement with," Bogues said. "The way they handled the situation when I was there was very disrespectful, but you move on."

"The other team can say what they want, but the game is different for those two guys," Toronto coach Butch Carter said. "They both still have homes there and spend a lot of time there."

Curry, an original member of the Hornets who spent 10 years with the club, scored seven of his 14 points in a 17-4 burst that broke open a close game in the fourth quarter. Signed as a free agent after leading the NBA in 3-point shooting with Milwaukee last season, Curry made 6-of-10 shots, including two 3-pointers.

Bogues, who joined the Hornets in 1988 and spent 9 1/2 seasons with the club, had 10 points and 11 assists. He was part of a bench corps that outscored Charlotte's reserves, 46-10.

"He was very good," Butch Carter said. "When a player spends as long as he did with an organization, I am committed to making sure he gets a chance to play against them. I gave both Muggsy and Dell that chance tonight."

"Muggsy Bogues and Dell Curry had big games for them," Hornets coach Paul Silas said.

Vince Carter scored 25 points, including six in the fourth-quarter run. The second-year sensation finished the game with 1,000 career points.

"I've got a long way to go," he said. "(Utah forward) Karl Malone has 29,000 points."

Tracy McGrady scored 14 points and Doug Christie added 13 for the Raptors (3-1), who shot 54.5 percent (48-of-88) from the field and have bounced back nicely from a season-opening home loss to Boston.

"We all understand that the Boston game we let get away and that isn't the effort we wanted to put out," Bogues said. "Each game since, we've improved, and we need to continue with that attitude."

"The Raptors are capable of making the playoffs," Silas said. "They disrupt on defense, they score and they didn't use Doug Christie much. That shows their depth."

Eddie Jones scored 26 points and David Wesley added 23 for the Hornets (2-2), who have dropped two in a row as injuries have exposed a thin bench.

Already without injured guards Eldridge Recasner and Ricky Davis, Charlotte may also lose guard Baron Davis. The rookie will have an MRI on his sore right knee on Monday.

"If it doesn't show a tear, we'll have to make a decision," Silas said. "He didn't look too bad tonight. If we don't have Baron, we have to find a point guard."

A jumper by Elden Campbell, who had 15 points and 10 rebounds, moved the Hornets within 84-81 before Carter's jumper started the decisive burst. Carter and Curry each hit two mid-range jumpers and a 3-pointer by Curry capped the run at 101-85 with 4:10 to play.

Charles Oakley scored 10 points and Antonio Davis grabbed 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who made just 7-of-9 free throws but converted 23 turnovers into 36 points.

"Turnovers were a big key to the game," Silas said. "We were in the game, then had two or three turnovers and had to get back into the game. They put pressure on and we didn't handle it well."

The Raptors took the lead for good with a 22-5 burst in the second quarter that featured a one-handed slam by Carter off an alley-oop pass from Bogues and McGrady's swooping three-point play on consecutive possessions.

"I couldn't even see Muggsy," Vince Carter said. "I was just looking in the air in that direction and there was the ball going fast and high. It was just lucky that I caught it and put it down."

"Muggsy Bogues got them shots when they needed it," Wesley said. "He's always a floor general."

Toronto led 50-46 at halftime and widened the advantage to 14 points before Wesley scored 12 straight points to pull Charlotte within 68-66 with 3:50 remaining in the third quarter. Curry and Carter made 3-pointers to push the lead to 80-75 entering the final period.

Bobby Phills scored 18 points and Anthony Mason pulled down 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who shot 44 percent (30-of-68) and made 31-of-40 free throws.

Still missing Recasner and Davis, Charlotte's bench struggled. Silas used only three reserves for a total of 37 minutes as Davis scored seven points and Derrick Coleman was held to two. Meanwhile, McGrady, Curry and Bogues combined for 38 points.

"It's hard to look at offense," Silas said. "We lose Eldridge Recasner and Derrick Coleman's not ready yet. We have to figure out how to use our big men more."

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