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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHOENIX 24 18 31 28 101 VANCOUVER 16 20 23 27 86 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHO - CLIFF ROBINSON 27, RODNEY ROGERS 26, TWO PLAYERS WITH 12 VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 14, MICHAEL DICKERSON 14, DENNIS SCOTT 13

HIGH REBOUND: PHO - SHAWN MARION 11, JASON KIDD 8 VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 8, FELIPE LOPEZ 8

HIGH ASSISTS: PHO - JASON KIDD 15, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4 VAN - FELIPE LOPEZ 4, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 14,255


Extended Box

PHOENIX (101) AT VANCOUVER (86)

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

MARION F 38 6-13 0-0 6 5 11 4 2 3 1 12 ROBINSON F 38 10-16 7-7 2 4 6 4 3 6 3 27 LONGLEY C 17 2-8 0-0 3 2 5 0 4 0 3 4 HARDAWAY G 33 3-8 0-0 0 2 2 4 2 2 3 6 KIDD G 40 5-12 2-2 0 8 8 15 1 2 4 12 BLOUNT 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 ROGERS 30 11-21 0-0 1 4 5 1 4 2 2 26 CHAPMAN 7 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 O MILLER 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 LIVINGSTON 15 3-8 2-3 1 3 4 2 5 2 1 8 MACLEAN 15 2-9 0-0 0 2 2 2 4 0 1 4 BAILEY 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 43-96 11-12 13 31 44 32 29 17 20 101 (.448) (.917) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 20(18 PTS)

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

ABDUR-RAHIM F 39 5-13 4-5 0 8 8 3 2 0 2 14 HARRINGTON F 21 4-5 3-4 1 2 3 2 4 1 5 11 REEVES C 20 1-3 1-2 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 3 BIBBY G 27 3-11 1-2 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 7 DICKERSON G 33 5-10 2-2 1 3 4 2 0 0 3 14 LONG 24 1-2 0-0 0 5 5 2 4 1 2 2 PRICE 7 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 EKEZIE 6 1-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 LOPEZ 21 2-4 6-9 2 6 8 4 0 0 3 10 PARKS 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SCOTT 28 4-9 2-2 1 3 4 1 2 1 3 13 WEST 13 1-4 1-1 1 2 3 0 1 1 0 3

TOTALS 240 28-65 24-31 7 31 38 18 20 8 27 86 (.431) (.774) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 28(25 PTS)

PHOENIX 24 18 31 28 - 101 VANCOUVER 16 20 23 27 - 86

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHOENIX - MARION 2, ROBINSON, HARDAWAY. VANCOUVER - ABDUR-RAHIM 6, BIBBY, DICKERSON, SCOTT, REEVES. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHOENIX 4-16 (.250), ROBINSON 0-3, HARDAWAY 0-1, KIDD 0-3, ROGERS 4-8, LIVINGSTON 0-1. VANCOUVER 6-16 (.375), ABDUR-RAHIM 0-2, BIBBY 0-1, DICKERSON 2-3, PRICE 1-3, SCOTT 3-7. TECHNICALS: VANCOUVER - REEVES, LONG. OFFICIALS: BOB DELANEY, RON OLESIAK, RODNEY MOTT. A - 14,255. T - 2:15.


Box Score

PHOENIX (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Marion 38 6-13 0-0 6-11 4 2 12 Robinson 38 10-16 7-7 2-6 4 3 27 Longley 17 2-8 0-0 3-5 0 4 4 Hardaway 33 3-8 0-0 0-2 4 2 6 Kidd 40 5-12 2-2 0-8 15 1 12 Blount 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Rogers 30 11-21 0-0 1-5 1 4 26 Chapman 7 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 O Miller 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Livingston 15 3-8 2-3 1-4 2 5 8 Maclean 15 2-9 0-0 0-2 2 4 4 Bailey 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 43-96 11-12 13-44 32 29 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.448, FT-.917. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Robinson 0-3, Hardaway 0-1, Kidd 0-3, Rogers 4-8, Livingston 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 4 (Marion 2, Robinson, Hardaway). Turnovers: 20 (Kidd 4, Hardaway 3, Longley 3, Robinson 3, Rogers 2, Blount, Livingston, Maclean, Marion, O Miller). Steals: 17 (Robinson 6, Marion 3, Hardaway 2, Kidd 2, Livingston 2, Rogers 2).

VANCOUVER (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Abdur-rahim 39 5-13 4-5 0-8 3 2 14 Harrington 21 4-5 3-4 1-3 2 4 11 Reeves 20 1-3 1-2 0-0 1 4 3 Bibby 27 3-11 1-2 1-2 3 3 7 Dickerson 33 5-10 2-2 1-4 2 0 14 Long 24 1-2 0-0 0-5 2 4 2 Price 7 1-3 2-2 0-1 0 0 5 Ekezie 6 1-1 2-2 0-0 0 0 4 Lopez 21 2-4 6-9 2-8 4 0 10 Parks 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Scott 28 4-9 2-2 1-4 1 2 13 West 13 1-4 1-1 1-3 0 1 3 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-65 24-31 7-38 18 20 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.431, FT-.774. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Abdur-rahim 0-2, Bibby 0-1, Dickerson 2-3, Price 1-3, Scott 3-7). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 10 (Abdur-rahim 6, Bibby, Dickerson, Scott, Reeves). Turnovers: 28 (Harrington 5, Reeves 5, Bibby 3, Dickerson 3, Lopez 3, Scott 3, Abdur-rahim 2, Long 2, Price). Steals: 8 (Bibby 3, Ekezie, Harrington, Long, Scott, West). ____________________________________________ Phoenix 24 18 31 28 - 101 Vancouver 16 20 23 27 - 86 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Vancouver 2 (Reeves, 10:33 3rd; Long, 7:07 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,255. T: 2:15. Officials: Bob Delaney, Ron Olesiak, Rodney Mott.


Game Story

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- College basketball has March Madness. The Vancouver Grizzlies have March Sadness.

The Grizzlies continued their futility in the month of March with a 101-86 loss to the Phoenix Suns as Cliff Robinson scored 27 points and Rodney Rogers added 26 off the bench.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 14 points and eight rebounds for Vancouver, which is winless in nine March games and fell to 5-69 all-time in the year's third month.

"It's not fun to lose, regardless of what anyone says," said Grizzlies center Bryant Reeves, who managed just three points and no rebounds. "Yes, you can enjoy the game but it's not fun to lose. You have to have pride in yourself and play the game the way it's supposed to be played. If you've got a problem getting motivated in any type of situation, you should find something else to do."

The floundering franchise has lost 11 in a row overall, matching their longest skid of the season from November 16-December 6. In addition, Vancouver dropped its 10th straight meeting with Phoenix.

"Because it's the end of the season, they look at us like we're not playing for much," Reeves added. "They question our character and say that we quit. I don't think we quit but I don't think we played well enough to win games."

Jason Kidd was two rebounds shy of his sixth triple-double of the season with 12 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds for the Suns, who have won seven of nine and 15 of 19.

"We got the win," Phoenix coach Scott Skiles said. "We turned the ball over way too much but overall our defense was active. We had 17 steals. We were able to convert them into easy baskets and any win right now is a good win. So we had to have it and we went out and got it."

Skiles was pleased with Rogers' production off the bench, especially with forward Tom Gugliotta out for the season after today's knee surgery.

"He's been great really for the last three months off the bench," Skiles said. "He's scored for us. He's made his shots. He's a 3-point threat and he can go to the basket. He's just a real versatile player."

"Even if Tom was here, I still would have to play this way," Rogers said. "I just sit down and get a chance to watch the game for the first four or five minutes. I get to see what we're doing out there and what we're not doing. So when I get the call get to get out there I talk to the guys and try to do the things that can change the game around. It's hard work. I just want to win. I have been with teams that haven't won in so long, so it's nice to get a win."

Phoenix moved one-half game ahead of idle San Antonio into fourth place in the Western Conference.

The Grizzlies, who have not beaten Phoenix since December 9, 1997, led just once at 4-2 with 10:39 left in the first quarter as Robinson was called for goaltending. The Suns followed with a 20-7 run, taking a 22-11 lead on a layup by Rogers with 1:07 left in the quarter.

Vancouver started the second period with a 13-7 spurt to close within 31-29 on Dennis Scott's jumper with 4:25 left but Phoenix scored nine of the next 11 points to go ahead by nine points.

The Suns went into the intermission with a 42-36 advantage and improved to 32-8 this season when leading at halftime.

In the third period, the Grizzlies got within 47-43 with 9:13 left on Abdur-Rahim's free throw but were buried with a 15-5 run as Phoenix took a 62-48 lead with 4:01 left in the quarter on Kidd's layup. Vancouver never got closer than 10 points thereafter.

"It wasn't a pretty game," Skiles said. "We made a lot of bad plays, silly passes and silly turnovers and that was our main problem earlier this year. We eliminated those problems for a while but they seemed to be creeping back into our game a little bit. Fortunately tonight we held on for a win."

The Grizzlies continued to be undone by turnovers. One night after yielding 24 points on 19 turnovers in a loss to Seattle, they coughed up the ball 28 times, allowing 25 points.

"We've been playing some good teams and the way we've played it -- turning the ball over as much as we are, not being ready to play defense -- it's hurting ourselves a lot," Reeves said.

Michael Dickerson scored 14 points, Dennis Scott collected 13 and Felipe Lopez contributed 10 and eight rebounds for Vancouver, which has not win since a 102-90 triumph over the Sacramento Kings on February 26.

Rookie Shawn Marion had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Suns, who held a 56-32 advantage in points in the paint and outscored the Grizzlies, 25-13, on fast break points.

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