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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHOENIX 27 28 20 20 95 VANCOUVER 27 23 21 21 92 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHO - JASON KIDD 20, LUC LONGLEY 15, RODNEY ROGERS 14 VAN - OTHELLA HARRINGTON 19, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 17, MICHAEL DICKERSON 17

HIGH REBOUND: PHO - JASON KIDD 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 VAN - OTHELLA HARRINGTON 10, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 10

HIGH ASSISTS: PHO - JASON KIDD 10, CLIFF ROBINSON 6 VAN - MIKE BIBBY 6, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2

ATT: 14,404


Extended Box

PHOENIX (95) AT VANCOUVER (92)

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

GUGLIOTTA F 20 6-12 0-0 3 3 6 0 5 1 0 12 ROBINSON F 42 6-17 0-2 1 3 4 6 3 2 0 13 LONGLEY C 36 6-9 3-3 2 4 6 1 3 0 4 15 CHAPMAN G 6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 KIDD G 43 4-18 11-13 4 6 10 10 4 6 4 20 BLOUNT 17 1-3 1-2 3 1 4 2 2 0 1 3 BAILEY 21 3-9 0-0 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 7 ROGERS 23 6-13 0-0 2 1 3 1 6 1 2 14 DAY 8 1-3 3-4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 LIVINGSTON 24 2-6 2-3 1 2 3 4 2 2 0 6 O MILLER DNP - PULLED RIGHT TRICEP WEST DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-90 20-27 19 22 41 24 30 12 11 95 (.389) (.741) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 11(16 PTS)

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

ABDUR-RAHIM F 38 4-16 9-10 3 7 10 2 2 0 5 17 HARRINGTON F 42 3-10 13-14 3 7 10 1 2 1 2 19 REEVES C 25 3-8 2-2 1 5 6 0 4 1 1 8 DICKERSON G 37 7-13 2-4 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 17 BIBBY G 38 3-11 4-4 2 6 8 6 2 0 2 10 CARR 5 1-2 1-2 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 3 LONG 16 0-1 2-2 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 2 WEST 11 2-4 4-4 3 1 4 1 1 1 1 8 SCOTT 17 2-5 1-1 0 3 3 2 2 1 0 6 PALACIO 10 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 2 LOPEZ 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 PRICE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 25-70 40-45 14 36 50 16 19 6 17 92 (.357) (.889) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 18(24 PTS)

PHOENIX 27 28 20 20 - 95 VANCOUVER 27 23 21 21 - 92

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHOENIX - ROBINSON 2, LONGLEY, BLOUNT, ROGERS. VANCOUVER - ABDUR-RAHIM 3, HARRINGTON, REEVES, DICKERSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHOENIX 5-21 (.238), ROBINSON 1-7, KIDD 1-7, BAILEY 1-1, ROGERS 2-4, DAY 0-2. VANCOUVER 2-9 (.222), ABDUR-RAHIM 0-2, DICKERSON 1-2, BIBBY 0-3, SCOTT 1-2. TECHNICALS: PHOENIX - KIDD. OFFICIALS: JIM CLARK, NOLAN FINE, MIKE SMITH. A - 14,404. T - 2:24.


Box Score

PHOENIX (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gugliotta 20 6-12 0-0 3-6 0 5 12 Robinson 42 6-17 0-2 1-4 6 3 13 Longley 36 6-9 3-3 2-6 1 3 15 Chapman 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Kidd 43 4-18 11-13 4-10 10 4 20 Blount 17 1-3 1-2 3-4 2 2 3 Bailey 21 3-9 0-0 2-4 0 3 7 Rogers 23 6-13 0-0 2-3 1 6 14 Day 8 1-3 3-4 1-1 0 1 5 Livingston 24 2-6 2-3 1-3 4 2 6 O Miller DNP - pulled right tricep West DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-90 20-27 19-41 24 30 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.389, FT-.741. 3-Point Goals: 5-21, .238 (Robinson 1-7, Kidd 1-7, Bailey 1-1, Rogers 2-4, Day 0-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 5 (Robinson 2, Longley, Blount, Rogers). Turnovers: 11 (Kidd 4, Longley 4, Rogers 2, Blount). Steals: 12 (Kidd 6, Livingston 2, Robinson 2, Gugliotta, Rogers).

VANCOUVER (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Abdur-rahim 38 4-16 9-10 3-10 2 2 17 Harrington 42 3-10 13-14 3-10 1 2 19 Reeves 25 3-8 2-2 1-6 0 4 8 Dickerson 37 7-13 2-4 1-4 1 1 17 Bibby 38 3-11 4-4 2-8 6 2 10 Carr 5 1-2 1-2 1-2 0 2 3 Long 16 0-1 2-2 0-3 1 2 2 West 11 2-4 4-4 3-4 1 1 8 Scott 17 2-5 1-1 0-3 2 2 6 Palacio 10 0-0 2-2 0-0 2 1 2 Lopez 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Price DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 25-70 40-45 14-50 16 19 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.357, FT-.889. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Abdur-rahim 0-2, Dickerson 1-2, Bibby 0-3, Scott 1-2). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 6 (Abdur-rahim 3, Harrington, Reeves, Dickerson). Turnovers: 18 (Abdur-rahim 5, Bibby 2, Dickerson 2, Harrington 2, Palacio 2, Carr, Lopez, Reeves, West). Steals: 6 (Dickerson, Harrington, Palacio, Reeves, Scott, West). ____________________________________________ Phoenix 27 28 20 20 - 95 Vancouver 27 23 21 21 - 92 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Phoenix 1 (Kidd, 9:38 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,404. T: 2:24. Officials: Jim Clark, Nolan Fine, Mike Smith.


Game Story

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Faced with the prospect of the first four-game winning streak in franchise history, the Vancouver Grizzlies reverted to form and self-destructed down the stretch.

Five consecutive empty trips in the final 84 seconds sealed the Grizzlies' fate as Jason Kidd notched his fifth triple-double of the season and the Phoenix Suns hung on for a 95-92 triumph.

The Grizzlies have had just two three-game winning streaks since joining the NBA in 1995 and tonight had a golden opportunity to extend their streak to four. They trailed 93-92 but Shareef Abdur-Rahim failed to deliver three times, Dennis Scott could not inbound a pass and Mike Bibby rushed a potential tying 3-pointer.

Kidd had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as he notched his 31st career triple-double, the most among active players and sixth on the all-time list. Luc Longley added 15 points and a pivotal block in the final minute for the Suns.

"Even though he only went 4-for-18 from the floor we are putting such a burden on him offensively, he would rather just run the offense and set people up," Magic coach Scott Skiles said of his star point guard. "We are just not executing well. We are not being aggressive enough."

"I wish I was sick, that would give me an excuse for my poor shooting," Kidd said. "We came out and beat a good team and fought through a tough game on the road."

Othella Harrington scored 19 points and Abdur-Rahim and Michael Dickerson added 17 apiece for Vancouver, which was playing for the first time since completing a 4-1 road trip.

"It's a tough loss," Harrington said. "The shooting wasn't there and we made some costly mistakes in the end. We still stayed in the game."

Harrington and Abdur-Rahim added 10 rebounds apiece for the Grizzlies, who held a 50-41 advantage on the glass. They also made 40-of-45 free throws, making more than Phoenix attempted (27).

With Phoenix holding a 93-92 edge, Abdur-Rahim was whistled for traveling with 68 seconds left. Kidd was short with a jumper but after a timeout Scott could not inbound the ball. He called timeout and after the second stoppage could not inbound the ball and committed the Grizzlies' 18th turnover of the contest.

Phoenix's Cliff Robinson missed a jumper and Abdur-Rahim drove down the lane, only to have his shot blocked by Longley with 22 seconds remaining. Kidd was fouled and made 1-of-2 from the line. Vancouver called another timeout and set up a play for Abdur-Rahim, who failed to convert a drive in the paint.

Kidd hit another free throw with 10.5 seconds left. Bibby hoisted a 31-footer with 3.9 seconds left and Phoenix ran down the loose ball as time expired.

"Luc Longley did a great job of plugging up the middle," Skiles added. "We played well on defense in the last couple of minutes, controlled the boards which was important and did not give up any offensive rebounds."

"We did everything we needed to do except hit the shots," Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said. "We didn't execute like we did on the road, we battled and played hard but just didn't make the shots."

Vancouver has dropped three straight at home and is just 5-12 at GM Place this season. The Grizzlies also have lost eight straight and 11 of 13 all-time against the Suns.

Phoenix won despite shooting 39 percent (35-of-90) from the field and 5-of-21 from 3-point range.

After the teams played to a 27-27 tie after 12 minutes, Phoenix took a 55-50 lead into the half behind nine points apiece by Longley and Rodney Rogers.

Vancouver managed to forge ahead 71-70 with 85 seconds left in the third quarter but the Suns closed the period with a 5-0 spurt.

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