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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 28 26 13 31 98 TORONTO 23 20 31 27 101 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CLE - BREVIN KNIGHT 20, SHAWN KEMP 16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 11 TOR - VINCE CARTER 32, DEE BROWN 17, DELL CURRY 11

HIGH REBOUND: CLE - ANDREW DECLERCQ 10, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 5 TOR - CHARLES OAKLEY 9, ANTONIO DAVIS 8

HIGH ASSISTS: CLE - BREVIN KNIGHT 11, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2 TOR - TYRONE BOGUES 8, CHARLES OAKLEY 6

ATT: 15,162


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (98) AT TORONTO (101)

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

KEMP F 25 4-14 7-10 3 2 5 0 4 1 3 16 MURRAY F 27 4-10 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 3 2 8 DECLERCQ C 34 3-6 2-6 2 8 10 2 3 1 4 8 KNIGHT G 35 6-12 8-8 1 4 5 11 5 1 4 20 SURA G 28 5-13 0-0 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 11 BRYANT 19 3-5 0-0 1 3 4 0 3 0 1 6 HENDERSON 23 3-6 4-6 0 0 0 2 3 3 1 10 MILLER 13 2-5 4-5 0 2 2 2 0 1 2 8 PERSON 27 5-9 0-0 1 4 5 1 3 1 0 11 FERRY 8 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 BRAMLETT 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 STACK DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-80 25-35 10 31 41 20 26 11 19 98 (.438) (.714) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 19(22 PTS)

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

CARTER F 46 13-26 4-4 2 5 7 4 4 1 5 32 OAKLEY F 35 1-9 2-2 3 6 9 6 5 3 3 4 DAVIS C 20 3-5 2-2 1 7 8 1 0 0 2 8 BROWN G 24 6-12 0-0 4 3 7 1 1 2 6 17 CHRISTIE G 25 1-8 2-2 0 2 2 5 1 3 2 4 MCGRADY 23 4-11 2-5 0 4 4 2 4 1 2 10 K WILLIS 18 3-4 0-0 3 2 5 2 5 0 0 6 CURRY 21 4-8 1-2 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 11 THOMAS 9 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 BOGUES 19 3-6 3-3 0 1 1 8 4 0 1 9 STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION A WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-89 16-20 14 33 47 30 31 10 22 101 (.427) (.800) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 22(26 PTS)

CLEVELAND 28 26 13 31 - 98 TORONTO 23 20 31 27 - 101

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - DECLERCQ 3, SURA. TORONTO - MCGRADY 3, K WILLIS 2, OAKLEY 2, THOMAS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 3-7 (.429), KEMP 1-1, MURRAY 0-1, SURA 1-3, PERSON 1-2. TORONTO 9-22 (.409), CARTER 2-3, BROWN 5-10, CHRISTIE 0-4, MCGRADY 0-2, CURRY 2-3. TECHNICALS: CLEVELAND - HEAD COACH WITTMAN, TORONTO - CARTER. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, BENNIE ADAMS, MONTY MCCUTCHEN. A - 15,162. T - 2:22.


Box Score

CLEVELAND (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kemp 25 4-14 7-10 3-5 0 4 16 Murray 27 4-10 0-0 1-3 0 1 8 Declercq 34 3-6 2-6 2-10 2 3 8 Knight 35 6-12 8-8 1-5 11 5 20 Sura 28 5-13 0-0 1-5 1 3 11 Bryant 19 3-5 0-0 1-4 0 3 6 Henderson 23 3-6 4-6 0-0 2 3 10 Miller 13 2-5 4-5 0-2 2 0 8 Person 27 5-9 0-0 1-5 1 3 11 Ferry 8 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 1 0 Bramlett 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Stack DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-80 25-35 10-41 20 26 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.438, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 3-7, .429 (Kemp 1-1, Murray 0-1, Sura 1-3, Person 1-2). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 4 (Declercq 3, Sura). Turnovers: 19 (Declercq 4, Knight 4, Kemp 3, Miller 2, Murray 2, Bryant, Ferry, Henderson, Sura). Steals: 11 (Henderson 3, Murray 3, Declercq, Kemp, Knight, Miller, Person).

TORONTO (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 46 13-26 4-4 2-7 4 4 32 Oakley 35 1-9 2-2 3-9 6 5 4 Davis 20 3-5 2-2 1-8 1 0 8 Brown 24 6-12 0-0 4-7 1 1 17 Christie 25 1-8 2-2 0-2 5 1 4 Mcgrady 23 4-11 2-5 0-4 2 4 10 K Willis 18 3-4 0-0 3-5 2 5 6 Curry 21 4-8 1-2 1-2 1 2 11 Thomas 9 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 5 0 Bogues 19 3-6 3-3 0-1 8 4 9 Stewart DNP - coach's decision A Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-89 16-20 14-47 30 31 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.427, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 9-22, .409 (Carter 2-3, Brown 5-10, Christie 0-4, Mcgrady 0-2, Curry 2-3). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 8 (Mcgrady 3, K Willis 2, Oakley 2, Thomas). Turnovers: 22 (Brown 6, Carter 5, Oakley 3, Christie 2, Davis 2, Mcgrady 2, Bogues, Curry). Steals: 10 (Christie 3, Oakley 3, Brown 2, Carter, Mcgrady). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 28 26 13 31 - 98 Toronto 23 20 31 27 - 101 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Cleveland 1 (Head Coach Wittman, 10:40 4th). Toronto 1 (Carter, 0:43 4th). Flagrant fouls: Toronto 1 (Mcgrady, 10:07 4th). A: 15,162. T: 2:22. Officials: Bernie Fryer, Bennie Adams, Monty Mccutchen.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- In the third quarter, Vince Carter was a one-man show.

Carter outscored the Cleveland Cavaliers as he collected 15 of his 32 points in the third period to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 101-98 victory.

Coming off a career-high 39 points against the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, Carter put together 30-point games for the first time in his brief career.

While Cleveland struggled to 13 points in the quarter, the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year scored 11 in the final four minutes, when the Raptors went on a decisive 18-4 surge.

"He was having trouble getting to the basket because of their double-team," Raptors coach Butch Carter said. "I put him right under the basket and loaded up with shooters."

The Raptors survived a pair of mistakes by Vince Carter in the final minute and won for the fifth time in six games to remain atop the Central Division.

"We have to keep up the intensity and have a playoff atmosphere," said Vince Carter, who made 13-of-26 shots and added four assists. "I'll keep passing out of the double-team and hope my teammates hit their shots. That works just as well as me scoring."

Dee Brown scored a season-high 17 points for Toronto, which also did a good job of shutting down Shawn Kemp. Cleveland's star forward was limited to one basket in the first half and finished with 16 points and five rebounds, shooting 4-of-14 from the field.

"You have to play a foul-less game at the start," said Kemp, who was saddled by foul trouble. "It's something I'm stll adjusting to."

Brevin Knight scored a season-high 20 points and handed out 11 assists for the Cavaliers, who have lost two in a row following a three-game winning streak.

"We didn't come out with any energy at the start of the third quarter. That's where we lost the game," Cleveland coach Randy Wittman said. "After playing the first two quarters the way we did, that's hard to accept."

A free throw by Andrew DeClercq gave Cleveland a 63-56 lead with 3:55 to go in the third quarter before Carter and Tracy McGrady took over.

Carter began the run with a jumper with 3:09 left and McGrady had a three-point play before Carter's 3-pointer gave Toronto the lead for good at 64-63 with 2:07 left.

Carter made a short jumper and McGrady and DeClercq traded free throws. Dell Curry's 3-pointer extended the lead to 70-64 with 1:01 remaining and Carter added a jumper and two free throws in the final 23 seconds, giving Toronto a 74-67 advantage.

"When he's making his jump shots and going to the basket the way he does, he's tough to handle," Wittman said. "He ignited them in the third quarter and got the crowd involved."

"If he keeps developing his mid-range jumper, the sky is the limit for him," Carter said. "He's got something special going right now."

The run continued into the fourth quarter as Carter dunked and McGrady had a pair of baskets around a free throw by Muggsy Bogues for an 81-67 lead with 10:20 remaining.

Two free throws by Bogues kept the lead at 98-87 with 2:06 left before the Raptors got sloppy. Knight had a three-point play and Carter missed twice before a layup by Cleveland's Bob Sura with 1:03 to go.

Carter was called for a technical foul and Knight made the free throw before sinking two more from the line to cut the deficit to 98-95 with 39 seconds left. Lamond Murray stole the ball from Carter but Kemp missed a 20-footer and Curry made 1-of-2 from the line to seal it with 12 seconds left.

Curry scored 11 points, McGrady added 10 and Bogues nine and eight assists -- all off the bench -- as the Raptors shot 43 percent (38-of-89) and held a 47-41 rebounding edge, overcoming 22 turnovers.

"This is an opportunity for our team with seven straight home games," Bogues said. "You have to take advantage and close these games out. We have to make teams play our tempo and that way you feel more comfortable."

"You're going to have bad starts but I've learned to just let the game come to me," Carter said.

Sura and Wesley Person scored 11 points apiece and DeClercq had 10 rebounds for the Cavs, who shot 44 percent (35-of-80).

Charles Oakley, Kevin Willis and Antonio Davis took turns on Kemp and limited him to 1-of-5 shooting in the first half. But the Raptors were cold themselves and trailed 54-43 at halftime. Knight scored 10 points and Sura added nine to lead Cleveland.

"The third quarter was the biggest difference," Kemp said. "It's happened to us a couple of times this year. We just have to realize how important it is to come in at the half with an 11-point lead and how to protect it."

Davis departed in the third quarter after getting elbowed in the left eye. He was diagnosed with a concussion, received stitches to close a cut and did not return.

"He took a hit across the head and for precautionary reasons we kept him out," Carter said. "He will be day-to-day."

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