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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- WASHINGTON 28 23 18 36 105 TORONTO 31 27 32 30 120 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: WAS - JUWAN HOWARD 22, JAHIDI WHITE 17, AARON WILLIAMS 17 TOR - VINCE CARTER 26, DOUG CHRISTIE 21, TRACY MCGRADY 20

HIGH REBOUND: WAS - JAHIDI WHITE 10, AARON WILLIAMS 7 TOR - KEVIN WILLIS 9, VINCE CARTER 5

HIGH ASSISTS: WAS - ROD STRICKLAND 13, TRACY MURRAY 3 TOR - CHARLES OAKLEY 8, TRACY MCGRADY 6

ATT: 17,582


Extended Box

WASHINGTON (105) AT TORONTO (120)

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

HOWARD F 36 11-15 0-0 1 2 3 2 4 0 2 22 T MURRAY F 37 3-7 2-2 0 6 6 3 3 2 1 9 J WHITE C 33 6-9 5-7 1 9 10 0 3 0 4 17 HAMILTON G 33 5-13 5-6 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 15 STRICKLAND G 33 6-9 3-6 0 3 3 13 2 0 1 15 AUSTIN 9 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 C WHITNEY 14 2-6 4-4 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 8 JORDAN 8 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 A WILLIAMS 26 6-8 5-7 2 5 7 2 3 1 3 17 L WILLIAMS 7 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 PROFIT 4 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 SMITH DNP - STRAINED RIGHT ELBOW

TOTALS 240 40-73 24-34 6 30 36 24 26 5 15 105 (.548) (.706) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 16(24 PTS)

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

OAKLEY F 32 4-7 0-2 1 3 4 8 4 2 3 9 THOMAS F 25 4-5 0-0 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 8 DAVIS C 12 1-4 3-4 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 5 CARTER G 38 10-22 5-6 0 5 5 5 2 2 4 26 CHRISTIE G 31 8-10 2-2 0 1 1 5 2 2 2 21 MCGRADY 28 7-14 6-9 3 1 4 6 2 1 3 20 K WILLIS 21 3-8 2-2 4 5 9 2 5 1 1 8 BOGUES 19 4-5 3-4 0 2 2 5 2 0 0 11 CURRY 20 3-7 2-2 0 3 3 4 2 0 0 10 STEWART 12 1-1 0-3 0 3 3 0 5 1 0 2 LANG 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 A WILLIAMS DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 45-83 23-34 10 27 37 35 29 10 13 120 (.542) (.676) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13(14 PTS)

WASHINGTON 28 23 18 36 - 105 TORONTO 31 27 32 30 - 120

BLOCKED SHOTS: WASHINGTON - J WHITE 3, A WILLIAMS 2, STRICKLAND. TORONTO - CARTER 3, STEWART 2, MCGRADY, THOMAS, LANG. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: WASHINGTON 1-7 (.143), T MURRAY 1-4, HAMILTON 0-3. TORONTO 7-13 (.538), OAKLEY 1-1, CARTER 1-4, CHRISTIE 3-3, CURRY 2-5. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: MIKE CALLAHAN, RON OLESIAK, BERNIE FRYER. A - 17,582. T - 2:17.


Box Score

WASHINGTON (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Howard 36 11-15 0-0 1-3 2 4 22 T Murray 37 3-7 2-2 0-6 3 3 9 J White 33 6-9 5-7 1-10 0 3 17 Hamilton 33 5-13 5-6 1-3 2 3 15 Strickland 33 6-9 3-6 0-3 13 2 15 Austin 9 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 C Whitney 14 2-6 4-4 1-3 1 0 8 Jordan 8 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 A Williams 26 6-8 5-7 2-7 2 3 17 L Williams 7 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Profit 4 0-1 0-2 0-0 1 2 0 Smith DNP - strained right elbow _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-73 24-34 6-36 24 26 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.548, FT-.706. 3-Point Goals: 1-7, .143 (T Murray 1-4, Hamilton 0-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 6 (J White 3, A Williams 2, Strickland). Turnovers: 16 (J White 4, A Williams 3, Hamilton 3, Howard 2, Profit, Strickland, T Murray). Steals: 5 (Hamilton 2, T Murray 2, A Williams).

TORONTO (120) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oakley 32 4-7 0-2 1-4 8 4 9 Thomas 25 4-5 0-0 1-3 0 4 8 Davis 12 1-4 3-4 1-3 0 1 5 Carter 38 10-22 5-6 0-5 5 2 26 Christie 31 8-10 2-2 0-1 5 2 21 Mcgrady 28 7-14 6-9 3-4 6 2 20 K Willis 21 3-8 2-2 4-9 2 5 8 Bogues 19 4-5 3-4 0-2 5 2 11 Curry 20 3-7 2-2 0-3 4 2 10 Stewart 12 1-1 0-3 0-3 0 5 2 Lang 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 A Williams DNP - sprained left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 45-83 23-34 10-37 35 29 120 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.542, FT-.676. 3-Point Goals: 7-13, .538 (Oakley 1-1, Carter 1-4, Christie 3-3, Curry 2-5). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 8 (Carter 3, Stewart 2, Mcgrady, Thomas, Lang). Turnovers: 13 (Carter 4, Mcgrady 3, Oakley 3, Christie 2, K Willis). Steals: 10 (Carter 2, Christie 2, Oakley 2, K Willis, Lang, Mcgrady, Stewart). ____________________________________________ Washington 28 23 18 36 - 105 Toronto 31 27 32 30 - 120 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,582. T: 2:17. Officials: Mike Callahan, Ron Olesiak, Bernie Fryer.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Little Muggsy Bogues capped a big third-quarter run in spectacular fashion and the Toronto Raptors rolled to a 120-105 victory over the Washington Wizards.

Bogues, a speedy 5-3 point guard who was a 1987 first-round pick of Washington, weaved his way through the defense and made an acrobatic driving layup to cap a 24-4 burst as time expired in the third quarter, giving Toronto a 90-69 cushion entering the final period.

Vince Carter celebrated his 23rd birthday with two highlight-reel dunks and 26 points for the Raptors, who have won two straight after a three-game skid and earned a split of their four-game season series with the Wizards.

"Just another day for me," Carter said. "But a win is always good. We were hitting our shots. You can't say enough about Muggsy. It helped to offset their low-post game, which was working for them."

Doug Christie scored 21 points and Tracy McGrady added 20 for Toronto, but Bogues got the biggest roar from the crowd at the Air Canada Centre with his desperation layup in a swarm of players at least one foot taller to beat the third-quarter buzzer. The smallest player in NBA history finished with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting and five assists.

"That's what you've got to do. You have to assess the situation," Bogues said. "Tonight we had control and we didn't want it to get away. I just wanted to hold it till the last second so they wouldn't have a shot. Fortunately, I was able to put it in, which put them back on their heels a bit."

Rookie Richard Hamilton hit a free throw to pull Washington within 66-65 with 7:22 to play but Christie answered with an emphatic dunk and the Raptors were off and running.

The Wizards fought back in the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit to eight with just over a minute to play. But Bogues again drove the lane and again contorted his body in mid-air before unleashing a lefthanded shot that banked in to make it 115-105 with 52 seconds left.

Juwan Howard scored 22 points on 11-of-15 shooting for the Wizards, who lost for the seventh time in eight games. Washington's 13-30 mark is the second-worst in the Eastern Conference, leading only Chicago (8-31).

"In the third quarter we let it slip away," Washington coach Gar Heard said. "It's disappointing because we played hard to start the quarter. It's hard to defend turnovers. I thought our defense was good until we started to turn it over. We made critical errors at the wrong time. Give Toronto credit. We beat them twice and they came out fired up."

"We can't use (our late arrival) as an excuse," said Hamilton, referring to the Wizards' late departure from Washington on Tuesday after having their game with New York postponed due to snow. "This is a job and we're professional."

Jahidi White and Aaron Williams scored 17 points apiece and Rod Strickland had 15 points and 13 assists for Washington, which was outscored 32-18 in the third quarter. The Wizards were without leading scorer Mitch Richmond for the sixth straight game and fell to 1-5 in his absence.

Hamilton scored 15 points for Washington, which shot 55 percent (40-of-73) but yielded 24 points off turnovers.

Dell Curry returned to action after missing 14 games with a heel injury and scored 10 points for the Raptors, who shot 54 percent (45-of-83) and held a 37-36 edge on the boards.

"Having Dell (Curry) back really helps. It gives us more options," Carter said.

"It felt great to be back on the court helping my teammates," Curry added. "It definitely helps the team to have another 3-point shooter, especially against a big lineup like Washington."

Toronto forward Antonio Davis scored five points in 12 minutes before leaving the game with back spasms. He is listed as day-to-day. Charles Oakley had a season-high eight assists and and the Raptors handed out a season-best 35.

Oakley made his fourth 3-pointer of the season to give Toronto a 71-65 lead with 6:37 left in the third quarter. Carter followed with a tomahawk dunk, Christie hit a 13-footer and two free throws and Michael Stewart dunked to make it 79-65 with 4:16 remaining in the period.

Howard's layup helped the Wizards close to 81-69 with 2:29 left but Carter made a 3-pointer and a jumper, McGrady was good from 10 feet and Bogues brought down the house with his layup to close the quarter.

"Toronto made a run and we didn't go down and defend," Howard said. "It's frustrating to lose. I'm glad we've still got the second half of the season left and anything can happen."

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