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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 13 27 26 31 97 ATLANTA 27 24 22 32 105 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 34, CHARLES OAKLEY 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 13 ATL - JIMMY JACKSON 31, ISAIAH RIDER 27, ALAN HENDERSON 21

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - THREE PLAYERS WITH 7 ATL - DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 11, JIMMY JACKSON 9

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - DOUG CHRISTIE 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 ATL - BIMBO COLES 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 14,452


Extended Box

TORONTO (97) AT ATLANTA (105)

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

CARTER F 47 11-22 11-12 3 4 7 3 4 0 2 34 OAKLEY F 44 6-12 2-2 0 7 7 1 5 2 1 14 K WILLIS C 27 1-11 3-4 4 3 7 0 1 0 1 5 CHRISTIE G 44 3-11 6-6 3 3 6 5 4 0 1 13 A WILLIAMS G 21 4-8 0-0 2 1 3 2 2 0 2 9 MCGRADY 29 5-10 3-7 0 5 5 1 2 2 2 13 STEWART 4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 BOGUES 24 3-4 0-0 0 1 1 3 2 1 0 7 BROWN DNP - SORE KNEE DAVIS DNP - PERSONAL REASONS MARKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION THOMAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-79 25-31 12 24 36 15 20 5 9 97 (.430) (.806) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 9(16 PTS)

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

HENDERSON F 38 8-12 5-6 4 3 7 1 2 1 1 21 JACKSON F 39 12-17 2-2 2 7 9 3 1 0 0 31 MUTOMBO C 36 2-4 3-3 1 10 11 2 6 2 4 7 COLES G 25 3-7 0-0 1 0 1 5 1 0 2 6 RIDER G 44 10-25 6-7 0 5 5 4 4 1 1 27 JOHNSON 25 2-5 0-0 1 1 2 4 5 0 3 4 ELLIS 18 2-6 0-0 1 2 3 1 4 0 1 4 WRIGHT 6 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 TERRY 5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 CRAWFORD 3 2-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 BOWDLER 1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 GLOVER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-81 17-19 12 30 42 23 27 4 13 105 (.506) (.895) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 15(15 PTS)

TORONTO 13 27 26 31 - 97 ATLANTA 27 24 22 32 - 105

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - MCGRADY 3. ATLANTA - RIDER, MUTOMBO, HENDERSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 4-12 (.333), CARTER 1-2, OAKLEY 0-1, CHRISTIE 1-5, A WILLIAMS 1-2, MCGRADY 0-1, BOGUES 1-1. ATLANTA 6-11 (.545), JACKSON 5-8, RIDER 1-3. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: JOE DEROSA, JIM CAPERS, LEROY RICHARDSON. A - 14,452. T - 2:12.


Box Score

TORONTO (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 47 11-22 11-12 3-7 3 4 34 Oakley 44 6-12 2-2 0-7 1 5 14 K Willis 27 1-11 3-4 4-7 0 1 5 Christie 44 3-11 6-6 3-6 5 4 13 A Williams 21 4-8 0-0 2-3 2 2 9 Mcgrady 29 5-10 3-7 0-5 1 2 13 Stewart 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Bogues 24 3-4 0-0 0-1 3 2 7 Brown DNP - sore knee Davis DNP - personal reasons Marks DNP - coach's decision Thomas DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-79 25-31 12-36 15 20 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.430, FT-.806. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Carter 1-2, Oakley 0-1, Christie 1-5, A Williams 1-2, Mcgrady 0-1, Bogues 1-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 3 (Mcgrady 3). Turnovers: 9 (A Williams 2, Carter 2, Mcgrady 2, Christie, K Willis, Oakley). Steals: 5 (Mcgrady 2, Oakley 2, Bogues).

ATLANTA (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 38 8-12 5-6 4-7 1 2 21 Jackson 39 12-17 2-2 2-9 3 1 31 Mutombo 36 2-4 3-3 1-11 2 6 7 Coles 25 3-7 0-0 1-1 5 1 6 Rider 44 10-25 6-7 0-5 4 4 27 Johnson 25 2-5 0-0 1-2 4 5 4 Ellis 18 2-6 0-0 1-3 1 4 4 Wright 6 0-2 0-0 1-2 1 1 0 Terry 5 0-0 0-0 0-1 2 1 0 Crawford 3 2-3 0-0 1-1 0 2 4 Bowdler 1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0 1 Glover DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-81 17-19 12-42 23 27 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.506, FT-.895. 3-Point Goals: 6-11, .545 (Jackson 5-8, Rider 1-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 3 (Rider, Mutombo, Henderson). Turnovers: 15 (Mutombo 4, Johnson 3, Coles 2, Ellis, Henderson, Rider, Terry). Steals: 4 (Mutombo 2, Henderson, Rider). ____________________________________________ Toronto 13 27 26 31 - 97 Atlanta 27 24 22 32 - 105 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 1 (Illegal Defense, 8:51 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,452. T: 2:12. Officials: Joe Derosa, Jim Capers, Leroy Richardson.


Game Story

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- While Isaiah Rider could not buy a basket, his teammates would not allow the Toronto Raptors to make one.

Rider cooled off after a quick start but the Atlanta Hawks held Toronto without a basket for nearly five minutes of the fourth quarter and snapped a five-game losing streak with a 105-97 victory.

Rider scored just seven of his 27 points in the second half, when he missed his first 10 shots. His cold spell helped the Raptors get back in the game and take an 82-81 lead with 6:28 to go on two free throws by Vince Carter, who scored 34 points.

Anthony Johnson answered with a jumper that gave Atlanta the lead for good and Dikembe Mutombo followed with a three-point play, extending the lead to 86-82 with 5:33 remaining.

A free throw by Tracy McGrady cut the deficit to 88-85 but a jumper by Jimmy Jackson, who scored 31 points, gave Atlanta a five-point lead. Mutombo blocked a layup by Doug Christie and Rider made a jumper at the other end for a 92-85 lead with 3:08 to go.

After Carter's turnaround jumper ended Toronto's basket drought of 4:43, Mutombo and Rider each made two free throws for a 96-87 lead with 1:50 to go. Jackson's 3-pointer made it 99-89 with 1:28 left and Toronto got no closer than six points thereafter.

"Jim picked up the pace there for us," Rider said. "He kept us in the game when they made their run."

"Tonight we came and maintained, played some good defense, got to the free-throw line and finished it off," Jackson said. "That's something out of our 20 losses that we haven't done is finish off a game and get away with a win."

Alan Henderson scored 21 points for the Hawks (12-20), who won for the first time in three games under assistant Stan Albeck. Coach Lenny Wilkens remains sidelined by the flu.

"I thought for us it was a really important game because we haven't handled some of the adversity when teams close the gap on us," Albeck said. "Tonight we did an excellent job. ... Everyone kind of bowed their neck and bristled up and that's one thing we talked about on the bench."

Rider shot 10-of-25 from the field while Jackson made 12-of-17 shots and fell two points shy of his season high against Detroit on December 4.

"I missed some shots but I still ended up with 27, so it's all good." Rider said. "They didn't make me look bad, I just missed some shots."

"It's just a matter of guys swinging me the ball, just trying to find open shots, trying to take advantage," Jackson said.

Charles Oakley scored 14 points for Toronto, which fell to 0-2 against Atlanta this season. The Raptors were without forward Antonio Davis, who was attending a funeral.

"Both games that we played them, they (Rider and Jackson) have really been the key," Oakley said. "They killed us both games. They play hard. They come to the basket. They make things happen."

"I think we ran out of gas," Raptors coach Butch Carter said.

Rider scored eight points and Jackson seven in the first period as they combined to outscore the Raptors. Atlanta held a 27-13 lead after 12 minutes.

"It seems like the first quarter this time hurt us. Usually it's the third quarter," said McGrady, who scored 13 points. "We scored 13 points and we dug ourselves a hole. We tried to get out of it but was just too late. We got a little tired and we couldn't pull it out."

Rider scored 12 more points in the second quarter as the Hawks took a 51-40 advantage to intermission. Rider shot 8-of-11 in the first half.

However, Rider was scoreless in the third quarter as Toronto closed to 73-66 entering the final period.

"You're in the game in the fourth quarter, but a couple of shots we missed and they made a run and that was it," Oakley said.

Mutombo grabbed 11 rebounds for Atlanta, which shot 51 percent (41-of-81) and held Toronto to 43 percent (34-of-79).

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