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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 22 22 26 22 92 TORONTO 21 24 29 24 98 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 27, AVERY JOHNSON 20, MARIO ELIE 14 TOR - VINCE CARTER 39, TRACY MCGRADY 16, DOUG CHRISTIE 12

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 13, DAVID ROBINSON 10 TOR - CHARLES OAKLEY 11, THREE PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - MARIO ELIE 6, AVERY JOHNSON 5 TOR - DOUG CHRISTIE 9, CHARLES OAKLEY 4

ATT: 18,455


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (92) AT TORONTO (98)

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

BROWN F 26 5-7 0-0 0 5 5 3 1 0 3 10 DUNCAN F 37 12-21 3-4 5 8 13 2 4 1 3 27 ROBINSON C 39 2-9 3-4 1 9 10 4 1 2 2 7 ELIE G 37 4-11 2-2 0 3 3 6 3 3 1 14 JOHNSON G 33 9-20 2-4 1 1 2 5 2 0 1 20 JACKSON 21 2-7 0-0 2 1 3 2 2 1 1 5 ROSE 18 1-5 3-6 0 3 3 1 3 2 1 5 PORTER 27 1-6 1-1 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 4 SPENCER 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 DANIELS DNP - COACH'S DECISION S KERR DNP - COACH'S DECISION J KERSEY DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 36-86 14-21 9 31 40 25 19 9 13 92 (.419) (.667) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 13(18 PTS)

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

CARTER F 36 15-25 8-8 1 6 7 2 1 0 1 39 OAKLEY F 31 4-7 0-0 3 8 11 4 5 2 3 8 DAVIS C 33 3-7 4-6 1 6 7 2 4 0 1 10 BROWN G 20 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 CHRISTIE G 24 3-6 5-5 0 3 3 9 2 0 0 12 MCGRADY 30 6-14 4-5 2 4 6 3 0 1 2 16 BOGUES 18 1-5 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 2 CURRY 16 1-6 0-0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 K WILLIS 21 1-2 0-0 3 4 7 1 3 0 1 2 THOMAS 7 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 STEWART 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 A WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-81 21-24 12 33 45 26 23 8 14 98 (.457) (.875) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 14(16 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 22 22 26 22 - 92 TORONTO 21 24 29 24 - 98

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - JOHNSON 2, DUNCAN, ROSE. TORONTO - DAVIS 3, MCGRADY 2, K WILLIS 2, CARTER, BROWN, CURRY, OAKLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 6-18 (.333), ELIE 4-7, JACKSON 1-6, PORTER 1-5. TORONTO 3-8 (.375), CARTER 1-1, BROWN 1-2, CHRISTIE 1-3, CURRY 0-2. TECHNICALS: SAN ANTONIO - ELIE, TORONTO - OAKLEY. OFFICIALS: KEN MAUER, DAN CRAWFORD, SCOTT WALL. A - 18,455. T - 2:15.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 26 5-7 0-0 0-5 3 1 10 Duncan 37 12-21 3-4 5-13 2 4 27 Robinson 39 2-9 3-4 1-10 4 1 7 Elie 37 4-11 2-2 0-3 6 3 14 Johnson 33 9-20 2-4 1-2 5 2 20 Jackson 21 2-7 0-0 2-3 2 2 5 Rose 18 1-5 3-6 0-3 1 3 5 Porter 27 1-6 1-1 0-1 2 2 4 Spencer 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Daniels DNP - coach's decision S Kerr DNP - coach's decision J Kersey DNP - sprained left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-86 14-21 9-40 25 19 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.419, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 6-18, .333 (Elie 4-7, Jackson 1-6, Porter 1-5). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 4 (Johnson 2, Duncan, Rose). Turnovers: 13 (Brown 3, Duncan 3, Robinson 2, Elie, Jackson, Johnson, Porter, Rose). Steals: 9 (Elie 3, Robinson 2, Rose 2, Duncan, Jackson).

TORONTO (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 36 15-25 8-8 1-7 2 1 39 Oakley 31 4-7 0-0 3-11 4 5 8 Davis 33 3-7 4-6 1-7 2 4 10 Brown 20 2-6 0-0 0-2 2 2 5 Christie 24 3-6 5-5 0-3 9 2 12 Mcgrady 30 6-14 4-5 2-6 3 0 16 Bogues 18 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 Curry 16 1-6 0-0 1-1 2 0 2 K Willis 21 1-2 0-0 3-7 1 3 2 Thomas 7 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 3 2 Stewart 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 A Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-81 21-24 12-45 26 23 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.457, FT-.875. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (Carter 1-1, Brown 1-2, Christie 1-3, Curry 0-2). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 11 (Davis 3, Mcgrady 2, K Willis 2, Carter, Brown, Curry, Oakley). Turnovers: 14 (Oakley 3, Brown 2, Curry 2, Mcgrady 2, Bogues, Carter, Davis, K Willis, Stewart). Steals: 8 (Bogues 3, Brown 2, Oakley 2, Mcgrady). ____________________________________________ San Antonio 22 22 26 22 - 92 Toronto 21 24 29 24 - 98 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: San Antonio 1 (Elie, 1:36 1st). Toronto 1 (Oakley, 7:37 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,455. T: 2:15. Officials: Ken Mauer, Dan Crawford, Scott Wall.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- For the second straight season, Vince Carter upstaged Tim Duncan and the Toronto Raptors upended the San Antonio Spurs.

Carter scored a career-high 39 points, including eight in the final four minutes, as the Raptors used a late surge to defeat the Spurs, 98-92, in a showdown of first-place teams.

"This is the kind of game where they (Raptors) showed the ability to play," Toronto coach Butch Carter said. "Now we have to grow and show that we can play this kind of game more often. When they are focused like that, it's a lot easier to coach them."

In a duel between the last two NBA Rookies of the Year, Vince Carter was phenomenal. He made 15-of-25 shots, including a handful of his trademark high-flying layups and dunks. He also made all eight of his free throws.

"We just ran our offense," Vince Carter said. "They wanted to give me the ball. I was just in the flow of the game."

"He's really working on his stuff," Duncan said. "His jumper makes him extend the floor."

Duncan, the 1998 Rookie of the Year and 1999 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, was nearly as good. He collected 27 points and 13 rebounds, shooting 12-of-21 from the field. He was simply unstoppable during San Antonio's second-half 23-4 run, scoring 13 points.

But with the Spurs trailing 92-89 in the final minute, Duncan missed a wide-open jumper. Doug Christie made two free throws with 18 seconds left and the Raptors held on for their first home win over the defending champions, who have lost two in a row for the first time since February 26-28 of last season.

"They are a more consistent team," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "They are gonna beat a lot of people. "Vince Carter was great. He took some shots I still can't believe."

On March 26 of last season, Carter hit a tiebreaking jumper with 17 seconds left and grabbed Duncan's missed free throw at the other end, giving Toronto a 93-91 win in San Antonio. The Spurs went 34-5 with one home loss thereafter, roaring to the title.

Tracy McGrady scored 16 points and Christie added 12 and nine assists for the Raptors, who shot 46 percent (37-of-81) from the field and made 21-of-24 free throws. Charles Oakley grabbed 11 rebounds, helping Toronto to a 45-40 edge on the glass.

"I can't put a value on what Charles Oakley does," Butch Carter said.

Avery Johnson scored 20 points and Mario Elie added 14 for the Spurs, who shot 42 percent (36-of-86) and suddenly look very vulnerable. They were taken to the final seconds by the lowly New Jersey Nets on Thursday and suffered their worst loss of the season on Friday, a 102-80 setback at Detroit.

San Antonio star center David Robinson had just seven points on 2-of-9 shooting and was outplayed by Toronto center Antonio Davis, who had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Toronto led by 12 points midway through the third quarter before Duncan took charge. He scored 13 points over a 10-minute span and his two free throws gave San Antonio an 83-76 lead with 7:37 to play.

"They are world champs and they know how to win," Vince Carter said. "We knew they were going to make a run. We just wondered how we would handle it."

The Raptors responded with a decisive 10-0 surge. Dee Brown hit a jumper and John Thomas tipped in a miss before McGrady scored twice inside and Carter sank a jumper for an 86-83 edge with 3:53 left.

"I had to step it up for the team, both defensively and offensively," Vince Carter said. "This win is big, showing the heart of this team. We have a goal that we are trying to reach and these are the kind of games we need."

Duncan and Carter traded baskets and Elie made two free throws before Carter drilled a jumper for 90-87 lead with 1:16 to go. Johnson and McGrady made jumpers but Duncan missed his shot and the Raptors rebounded.

"For a while, Toronto stopped doubling me and then they started again," Duncan said. "I just couldn't put it in the hole."

After Christie's free throws, Terry Porter's 3-pointer pulled the Spurs within two points. But Carter and Christie made two foul shots apiece to seal the win.

"I hope that this starts a run where he is dependable for the team," Butch Carter said. "Normally when I say my prayers at night, I'm glad that he's on my team."

Carter scored 18 points in the first half, which ended with the Raptors holding a 45-44 lead. Johnson kept the Spurs close with 14 points.

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