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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 20 32 27 30 109 LA CLIPPERS 29 28 18 24 99 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CLE - SHAWN KEMP 22, LAMOND MURRAY 18, WESLEY PERSON 18 LAC - LAMAR ODOM 17, TYRONE NESBY 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 13

HIGH REBOUND: CLE - LAMOND MURRAY 9, WESLEY PERSON 8 LAC - MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 12, MAURICE TAYLOR 8

HIGH ASSISTS: CLE - ANDRE MILLER 7, SHAWN KEMP 3 LAC - JEFF MCINNIS 3, DEREK ANDERSON 3

ATT: 12,522


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (109) AT LA CLIPPERS (99)

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

KEMP F 27 6-13 10-14 2 3 5 3 5 1 5 22 MURRAY F 35 6-12 5-6 2 7 9 0 5 1 5 18 BRYANT C 17 0-2 1-2 2 1 3 0 3 0 1 1 MILLER G 37 2-5 11-15 2 3 5 7 2 3 3 15 PERSON G 34 6-9 5-7 3 5 8 1 4 0 1 18 SURA 29 3-8 3-3 0 3 3 1 4 1 2 9 MARSHALL 3 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 2 DECLERCQ 27 4-7 0-0 2 3 5 0 2 1 1 8 BOYKINS 11 2-6 0-0 1 0 1 2 2 1 2 4 FERRY 20 3-5 5-5 1 4 5 0 4 0 0 12 KETNER DNP - COACH'S DECISION STACK DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-67 42-54 15 30 45 14 34 8 21 109 (.478) (.778) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 21(27 PTS)

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

NESBY F 36 4-12 5-7 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 14 TAYLOR F 27 6-12 1-1 3 5 8 2 4 0 1 13 OLOWOKANDI C 25 5-9 3-4 5 7 12 1 5 0 4 13 ANDERSON G 34 2-12 8-9 0 1 1 3 4 3 1 12 MCINNIS G 31 4-7 1-1 0 3 3 3 5 1 0 9 ODOM 19 5-8 5-6 1 1 2 2 6 1 4 17 AVENT 16 2-4 0-0 2 0 2 0 4 2 1 4 PIATKOWSKI 20 1-5 2-2 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 4 JONES 12 3-6 1-2 1 2 3 1 4 0 3 8 CHILCUTT 13 2-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 4 CLOSS 7 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 HUDSON DNP - STOMACH VIRUS

TOTALS 240 34-78 27-34 14 23 37 16 38 10 17 99 (.436) (.794) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 17(20 PTS)

CLEVELAND 20 32 27 30 - 109 LA CLIPPERS 29 28 18 24 - 99

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - DECLERCQ. LA CLIPPERS - OLOWOKANDI 2, NESBY, ODOM, MCINNIS, AVENT, CHILCUTT, CLOSS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 3-13 (.231), MURRAY 1-3, MILLER 0-1, PERSON 1-3, SURA 0-4, FERRY 1-2. LA CLIPPERS 4-14 (.286), NESBY 1-3, ANDERSON 0-1, MCINNIS 0-2, ODOM 2-3, PIATKOWSKI 0-1, JONES 1-4. TECHNICALS: CLEVELAND - PERSON, LA CLIPPERS - ODOM, NESBY 2 (EJECTED). OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, GEORGE TOLIVER, MIKE CALLAHAN. A - 12,522. T - 2:25.


Box Score

CLEVELAND (109) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kemp 27 6-13 10-14 2-5 3 5 22 Murray 35 6-12 5-6 2-9 0 5 18 Bryant 17 0-2 1-2 2-3 0 3 1 Miller 37 2-5 11-15 2-5 7 2 15 Person 34 6-9 5-7 3-8 1 4 18 Sura 29 3-8 3-3 0-3 1 4 9 Marshall 3 0-0 2-2 0-1 0 3 2 Declercq 27 4-7 0-0 2-5 0 2 8 Boykins 11 2-6 0-0 1-1 2 2 4 Ferry 20 3-5 5-5 1-5 0 4 12 Ketner DNP - coach's decision Stack DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-67 42-54 15-45 14 34 109 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.478, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 3-13, .231 (Murray 1-3, Miller 0-1, Person 1-3, Sura 0-4, Ferry 1-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 1 (Declercq). Turnovers: 21 (Kemp 5, Murray 5, Miller 3, Boykins 2, Sura 2, Bryant, Declercq, Marshall, Person). Steals: 8 (Miller 3, Boykins, Declercq, Kemp, Murray, Sura).

LA CLIPPERS (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Nesby 36 4-12 5-7 1-2 2 2 14 Taylor 27 6-12 1-1 3-8 2 4 13 Olowokandi 25 5-9 3-4 5-12 1 5 13 Anderson 34 2-12 8-9 0-1 3 4 12 Mcinnis 31 4-7 1-1 0-3 3 5 9 Odom 19 5-8 5-6 1-2 2 6 17 Avent 16 2-4 0-0 2-2 0 4 4 Piatkowski 20 1-5 2-2 0-1 2 0 4 Jones 12 3-6 1-2 1-3 1 4 8 Chilcutt 13 2-2 0-0 1-3 0 2 4 Closs 7 0-1 1-2 0-0 0 2 1 Hudson DNP - stomach virus _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-78 27-34 14-37 16 38 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.436, FT-.794. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Nesby 1-3, Anderson 0-1, Mcinnis 0-2, Odom 2-3, Piatkowski 0-1, Jones 1-4). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 8 (Olowokandi 2, Nesby, Odom, Mcinnis, Avent, Chilcutt, Closs). Turnovers: 17 (Odom 4, Olowokandi 4, Jones 3, Anderson, Avent, Closs, Nesby, Piatkowski, Taylor). Steals: 10 (Anderson 3, Avent 2, Nesby 2, Closs, Mcinnis, Odom). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 20 32 27 30 - 109 La Clippers 29 28 18 24 - 99 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Cleveland 1 (Person, 7:55 3rd). La Clippers 3 (Odom, 5:59 4th; Nesby 2 (ejected), 0:35 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 12,522. T: 2:25. Officials: Jack Nies, George Toliver, Mike Callahan.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- First, the Los Angeles Clippers lost their cool. Then they lost the game.

The Clippers unraveled with technical fouls against rookie Lamar Odom and Tyrone Nesby and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for a 109-99 victory and their first road winning streak of the season.

Odom was whistled for his sixth foul and league-leading 10th disqualification as he dove for a loose ball with 5:59 to play. He repeatedly slammed the ball against the floor and was called for a technical foul by referee George Toliver.

"I didn't think I made that many fouls," said Odom, who did not start due to the flu and a sore back. "My emotions just got the better of me."

"Lamar seems to be a victim of circumstance at times but we can't lose our emotions," Clippers coach Jim Todd said. "It's something we've talked about in the locker room. It's something that DJ (assistant Dennis Johnson) and Kareem (assistant Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) are constantly talking about."

Danny Ferry made the free throw to give the Cavaliers a 93-87 lead and the Clippers got no closer than four points thereafter. They went five possessions without a basket and Nesby erupted after being called for a foul with 34 seconds to go. He swore at referee Jack Nies and picked up two technical fouls and an ejection.

Ferry made both technical foul shots and Wesley Person sank both free throws to extend the lead to 107-97 and seal the win.

Shawn Kemp scored 22 points and Ferry had 10 of his 12 in the fourth quarter for the Cavaliers, who have beaten Chicago and the Clippers -- the league's two worst teams -- in their last two road games. Nevertheless, the wins come after an 11-game road losing streak.

Odom scored 17 points and Nesby added 14 for the Clippers, who have lost 15 of their last 16 games. Los Angeles was called for 38 fouls, leading to 54 free throws by the Cavaliers.

"You're not going to win if someone is going to the line 54 times," Todd said. "That's just ridiculous. It seemed to be called a lot tighter than normal. We tried to be aggressive. I didn't think it was sumo wrestling or anything like that. I didn't think we were throwing anybody to the ground. I don't want to say anything more than that. That might get me in trouble."

Matched up against Kemp, Clippers forward Maurice Taylor scored two quick baskets before being called for three fouls in the first quarter. He had 13 points and eight rebounds in just 27 minutes.

"You all saw what happened. It's frustrating," Taylor said. "It's a real shame because it kind of takes you out of your game. You get those touch fouls like that. When you're playing against a physical player like Shawn Kemp, it kind of takes you out of what you're trying to do because you can't really defend a guy that you need to defend."

Led by Miller's 11-of-15 performance and Kemp's 10-of-14, the Cavs were 42-of-54 from the line. The Clippers made 27-of-34 free throws.

"We didn't really have a lot of spunk or energy in the first half," Cavs coach Randy Wittman said. "The second half was a different story for us. We stepped it up. We took care of the ball, we executed. Thanks to them we got to the free-throw line."

Despite Taylor's foul trouble, the Clippers opened a 29-20 lead after one quarter behind Odom's eight points. The Cavs fell behind by 12 points in the second period closing to 52-45 at halftime. Person scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half.

With seven minutes remaining in the third quarter, a tip-in by Michael Olowokandi, who had 13 points and 12 boards, gave Los Angeles a 70-64 lead. But former Clipper Lamond Murray made a 3-pointer and Bob Sura was fouled shooting a 3-pointer. He hit three free throws to give Cleveland a 70-70 tie with 6:16 left.

Odom answered with a 3-pointer but the Cavs scored eight points in a row, capped by a free throw by Mark Bryant that opened a 78-73 lead with 2:08 left. Cleveland never trailed again.

"I think sometime in the third quarter, where it usually turns against us, it turned," Odom said. "We came out kind of lackadaisical after playing well in the first half and their game plan was working.

"I just thought we were down a little bit on the defensive end in the first half," Ferry said. "In the second half we got it together, played a little more aggressively than in the first half."

Murray scored 18 points and Miller added 15 and seven assists for the Cavs, who shot 48 percent (32-of-67) from the field and held a 45-37 rebounding edge to overcome 21 turnovers.

Derek Anderson scored 12 points for the Clippers, who shot 44 percent (34-of-78) and committed 17 turnovers.

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