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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHICAGO 32 21 17 16 86 UTAH 32 31 28 22 113 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CHI - ELTON BRAND 13, RANDY BROWN 12, RON ARTEST 11 UTH - KARL MALONE 30, JEFF HORNACEK 15, ARMEN GILLIAM 13

HIGH REBOUND: CHI - HERSEY HAWKINS 5, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 3 UTH - KARL MALONE 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: CHI - RANDY BROWN 6, TONI KUKOC 5 UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 8, HOWARD EISLEY 7

ATT: 19,605


Extended Box

CHICAGO (86) AT UTAH (113)

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

ARTEST F 23 3-6 4-6 0 2 2 3 1 2 1 11 HAWKINS F 26 4-9 0-0 1 4 5 3 2 1 3 9 RUFFIN C 16 0-0 2-4 2 1 3 0 4 0 1 2 BROWN G 34 5-9 2-2 0 1 1 6 2 1 1 12 MALONEY G 22 3-7 2-2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 10 SIMPKINS 15 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 4 CARR 19 2-3 2-2 0 1 1 1 1 2 4 7 KUKOC 29 3-11 3-3 1 2 3 5 1 2 3 9 BRAND 21 4-6 5-10 0 3 3 1 2 2 1 13 C BENJAMIN 12 2-6 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 5 PERDUE 12 1-1 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 2 ANSTEY 11 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2

TOTALS 240 30-63 20-29 4 21 25 25 18 10 17 86 (.476) (.690) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 18(30 PTS)

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

MALONE F 30 11-15 8-9 1 9 10 2 1 0 2 30 RUSSELL F 29 1-5 2-2 1 0 1 6 2 5 2 4 POLYNICE C 18 4-6 0-1 1 4 5 0 3 0 1 8 HORNACEK G 24 6-9 3-3 1 1 2 5 2 2 1 15 STOCKTON G 22 3-3 2-2 0 2 2 8 1 1 2 8 EISLEY 31 3-9 0-0 1 2 3 7 3 2 3 9 GILLIAM 21 6-7 1-2 1 1 2 2 2 0 2 13 KEEFE 14 1-3 0-0 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 LEWIS 16 4-7 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 9 OSTERTAG 23 4-9 3-5 1 4 5 1 2 0 0 11 VAUGHN 8 2-3 0-2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 PADGETT 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 45-77 19-26 11 26 37 35 19 10 14 113 (.584) (.731) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 15(24 PTS)

CHICAGO 32 21 17 16 - 86 UTAH 32 31 28 22 - 113

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHICAGO - BROWN, C BENJAMIN, BRAND, RUFFIN. UTAH - OSTERTAG 4, RUSSELL. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHICAGO 6-16 (.375), ARTEST 1-3, HAWKINS 1-4, MALONEY 2-4, CARR 1-1, KUKOC 0-1, C BENJAMIN 1-3. UTAH 4-12 (.333), RUSSELL 0-1, HORNACEK 0-2, EISLEY 3-5, LEWIS 1-2, VAUGHN 0-1, PADGETT 0-1. TECHNICALS: CHICAGO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, GREG WILLARD, VIOLET PALMER. A - 19,605. T - 2:04.


Box Score

CHICAGO (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Artest 23 3-6 4-6 0-2 3 1 11 Hawkins 26 4-9 0-0 1-5 3 2 9 Ruffin 16 0-0 2-4 2-3 0 4 2 Brown 34 5-9 2-2 0-1 6 2 12 Maloney 22 3-7 2-2 0-2 2 0 10 Simpkins 15 2-2 0-0 0-1 1 3 4 Carr 19 2-3 2-2 0-1 1 1 7 Kukoc 29 3-11 3-3 1-3 5 1 9 Brand 21 4-6 5-10 0-3 1 2 13 C Benjamin 12 2-6 0-0 0-0 2 1 5 Perdue 12 1-1 0-0 0-3 0 0 2 Anstey 11 1-3 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-63 20-29 4-25 25 18 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.476, FT-.690. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Artest 1-3, Hawkins 1-4, Maloney 2-4, Carr 1-1, Kukoc 0-1, C Benjamin 1-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 4 (Brown, C Benjamin, Brand, Ruffin). Turnovers: 18 (Carr 4, Hawkins 3, Kukoc 3, Artest, Brand, Brown, C Benjamin, Perdue, Ruffin, Simpkins). Steals: 10 (Artest 2, Brand 2, Carr 2, Kukoc 2, Brown, Hawkins).

UTAH (113) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 30 11-15 8-9 1-10 2 1 30 Russell 29 1-5 2-2 1-1 6 2 4 Polynice 18 4-6 0-1 1-5 0 3 8 Hornacek 24 6-9 3-3 1-2 5 2 15 Stockton 22 3-3 2-2 0-2 8 1 8 Eisley 31 3-9 0-0 1-3 7 3 9 Gilliam 21 6-7 1-2 1-2 2 2 13 Keefe 14 1-3 0-0 2-3 1 1 2 Lewis 16 4-7 0-0 1-2 1 2 9 Ostertag 23 4-9 3-5 1-5 1 2 11 Vaughn 8 2-3 0-2 1-2 1 0 4 Padgett 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 45-77 19-26 11-37 35 19 113 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.584, FT-.731. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Russell 0-1, Hornacek 0-2, Eisley 3-5, Lewis 1-2, Vaughn 0-1, Padgett 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 5 (Ostertag 4, Russell). Turnovers: 15 (Eisley 3, Gilliam 2, Malone 2, Russell 2, Stockton 2, Hornacek, Lewis, Polynice). Steals: 10 (Russell 5, Eisley 2, Hornacek 2, Stockton). ____________________________________________ Chicago 32 21 17 16 - 86 Utah 32 31 28 22 - 113 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Chicago 1 (Illegal Defense, 2:45 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,605. T: 2:04. Officials: Ron Garretson, Greg Willard, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Although he again said he is not going, Karl Malone sure looked like an All-Star.

Malone had 30 points and 10 rebounds and keyed a decisive third-quarter run as the Utah Jazz routed the Chicago Bulls, 113-86 for their second straight victory.

Malone told USA Today on Monday that he is not going to All-Star Weekend in Oakland, California in order to rest a sore back that has bothered him all season. The league's reigning Most Valuable Player and third all-time leading scorer re-emphasized that tonight.

"I'm leaving right now and going home," he said. "We have some tough games coming up and we're going to have to make the most of it while we're here because we have a lot of tough games on the road in March."

Malone has not missed any games this season. He risks a fine and suspension from the NBA if he goes home to his ranch in Arkansas instead of Oakland. The league's stance is if a player is healthy enough to play in regular-season games, he must play in the All-Star Game.

Malone scored all of his points in the first three quarters. He had eight during a 20-5 spurt that helped the Jazz open a 73-61 lead with 1:15 left in the quarter. Utah led 91-70 at the end of the period and cruised to its fourth straight win over Chicago.

The Bulls got no closer than 16 points in the fourth quarter and finished 2-4 on its six-game road trip. They have dropped seven of its last nine games.

"I thought Malone really established himself early in the post," Bulls coach Tim Floyd said. "When we didn't stop him, it seemed like we fouled him. They're a terrific passing team."

Malone shot 11-of-15 from the floor and 8-of-9 from the line to help Utah shoot 58 percent (45-of-77) and 73 percent (19-of-26), respectively. Malone has been the Jazz's leading scorer the past six games, averaging 26.3 points.

Jeff Hornacek scored 15 points, Armen Gilliam added 13 and Greg Ostertag 11 for Utah (29-18), which has won two in a row following a six-game losing streak. The Jazz were 37-13 in last season's lockout-shortened campaign.

"We won these last two games but even though we're starting to play a little better, I think the break will help us and we'll come back and get back into it," Hornacek said.

"The defense is the key for us," Gilliam said. "Our defense in the second half really led to a lot of easy opportunities and the game was just wide open by the time we got mid-fourth."

Utah outrebounded Chicago 37-25, including 11-4 on the offensive boards, and gained a 52-22 advantage on points in the paint.

Rookie Elton Brand, who did not start, scored 13 points and Randy Brown added 12 for the Bulls, who shot 48 percent (30-of-63) from the field and 69 percent (20-of-29) from the line.

"It didn't bother me at all," Brand said of coming off the bench. "I had a lot of confidence in my teammates and I knew that they would be able to step it up and they did."

Ostertag scored six points and Gilliam four during a 14-1 run that gave Utah a 55-47 lead with 4:07 left in the first half. Malone finished the half with 20 points, helping the Jazz to a 63-53 lead.

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