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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 29 22 25 27 103 LA CLIPPERS 20 30 32 11 93 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - KARL MALONE 34, BRYON RUSSELL 18, JOHN STOCKTON 12 LAC - DEREK ANDERSON 20, MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 16, MAURICE TAYLOR 16

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - GREG OSTERTAG 11, BRYON RUSSELL 10 LAC - MAURICE TAYLOR 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - HOWARD EISLEY 8, JOHN STOCKTON 8 LAC - JEFF MCINNIS 6, LAMAR ODOM 5

ATT: 13,819


Extended Box

UTAH (103) AT LA CLIPPERS (93)

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

MALONE F 37 13-23 8-11 1 6 7 5 1 0 2 34 RUSSELL F 43 8-11 0-0 4 6 10 0 3 2 2 18 POLYNICE C 24 4-6 1-4 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 9 HORNACEK G 31 4-8 0-1 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 8 STOCKTON G 33 2-7 8-10 2 2 4 8 1 0 4 12 EISLEY 26 3-9 2-2 0 4 4 8 0 0 1 8 GILLIAM 11 2-6 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 OSTERTAG 25 2-4 1-3 5 6 11 0 0 1 1 5 VAUGHN 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 LEWIS 5 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 KEEFE DNP - COACH'S DECISION PADGETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-76 22-33 13 28 41 25 12 3 13 103 (.513) (.667) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 14(16 PTS)

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

NESBY F 32 5-12 1-1 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 12 TAYLOR F 38 7-14 2-2 2 7 9 0 4 1 2 16 OLOWOKANDI C 34 7-13 2-2 3 3 6 0 5 0 1 16 ANDERSON G 36 8-19 3-3 2 4 6 3 3 0 3 20 MCINNIS G 32 4-8 1-2 0 4 4 6 5 1 1 9 ODOM 33 4-7 2-2 1 3 4 5 5 2 3 11 CLOSS 16 2-6 0-0 2 1 3 1 2 0 2 4 BOHANNON 6 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 JONES 7 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 PIATKOWSKI 6 2-2 1-1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 AVENT DNP - COACH'S DECISION CHILCUTT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-82 12-13 12 24 36 17 30 5 14 93 (.476) (.923) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 15(18 PTS)

UTAH 29 22 25 27 - 103 LA CLIPPERS 20 30 32 11 - 93

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - OSTERTAG 2, POLYNICE, MALONE. LA CLIPPERS - OLOWOKANDI 4, CLOSS 3, ODOM 3, TAYLOR. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 3-12 (.250), RUSSELL 2-3, HORNACEK 0-2, STOCKTON 0-2, EISLEY 0-3, LEWIS 1-2. LA CLIPPERS 3-8 (.375), NESBY 1-3, ANDERSON 1-2, ODOM 1-2, JONES 0-1. TECHNICALS: UTAH - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 3, LA CLIPPERS - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: HUE HOLLINS, BILL SPOONER, BENNIE ADAMS. A - 13,819. T - 2:11.


Box Score

UTAH (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 37 13-23 8-11 1-7 5 1 34 Russell 43 8-11 0-0 4-10 0 3 18 Polynice 24 4-6 1-4 1-2 0 3 9 Hornacek 31 4-8 0-1 0-3 3 0 8 Stockton 33 2-7 8-10 2-4 8 1 12 Eisley 26 3-9 2-2 0-4 8 0 8 Gilliam 11 2-6 2-2 0-0 0 0 6 Ostertag 25 2-4 1-3 5-11 0 0 5 Vaughn 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Lewis 5 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 3 Keefe DNP - coach's decision Padgett DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-76 22-33 13-41 25 12 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.513, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Russell 2-3, Hornacek 0-2, Stockton 0-2, Eisley 0-3, Lewis 1-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 4 (Ostertag 2, Polynice, Malone). Turnovers: 14 (Stockton 4, Malone 2, Russell 2, Vaughn 2, Eisley, Hornacek, Ostertag). Steals: 3 (Russell 2, Ostertag).

LA CLIPPERS (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Nesby 32 5-12 1-1 1-1 1 3 12 Taylor 38 7-14 2-2 2-9 0 4 16 Olowokandi 34 7-13 2-2 3-6 0 5 16 Anderson 36 8-19 3-3 2-6 3 3 20 Mcinnis 32 4-8 1-2 0-4 6 5 9 Odom 33 4-7 2-2 1-4 5 5 11 Closs 16 2-6 0-0 2-3 1 2 4 Bohannon 6 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 3 0 Jones 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Piatkowski 6 2-2 1-1 0-0 1 0 5 Avent DNP - coach's decision Chilcutt DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-82 12-13 12-36 17 30 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.476, FT-.923. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (Nesby 1-3, Anderson 1-2, Odom 1-2, Jones 0-1). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 11 (Olowokandi 4, Closs 3, Odom 3, Taylor). Turnovers: 15 (Anderson 3, Odom 3, Closs 2, Taylor 2, Jones, Mcinnis, Nesby, Olowokandi). Steals: 5 (Odom 2, Bohannon, Mcinnis, Taylor). ____________________________________________ Utah 29 22 25 27 - 103 La Clippers 20 30 32 11 - 93 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 3 (Illegal Defense 3, 11:44 2nd, 1:05 2nd, 2:27 3rd). La Clippers 1 (Illegal Defense, 2:21 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,819. T: 2:11. Officials: Hue Hollins, Bill Spooner, Bennie Adams.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Utah Jazz fell asleep for over two quarters, but awoke from their slumber just in time to put the Los Angeles Clippers to bed.

Karl Malone scored 34 points and converted a three-point play that sparked a decisive 13-2 fourth-quarter burst as the Jazz pulled away for a 103-93 triumph over the lowly Clippers.

"We shot the ball pretty well from the outside," Malone said. "I've always said and I know it sounds like a broken record and people don't believe you, but (the Clippers) have got more talent than their record indicates. We had to play down the stretch to win the game. Teams are always looking forward to playing us."

Malone put the Jazz up for good, 87-86, with 7:10 remaining in the fourth quarter. Utah scored 21 of the first 26 points in the fourth period and opened its biggest lead after John Stockton hit a pair of free throws to make it 102-90 with 1:43 to play.

The victory enabled Utah to reach the 50-win mark for the fifth consecutive season and improved its lead to 3 1/2 games over second-place San Antonio in the Midwest Division.

"We won the game," Jazz guard John Stockton said. "We've got to start burying some of these teams, foucs for 48 minutes and not do it at the beginning and then wait to do it again at the end."

Los Angeles helped the cause in the fourth quarter making just 5-of-20 shots after shooting 54 percent (34-of-62) through three periods.

Derek Anderson led five players in double figures with 20 points for the Clippers, who could not avoid their 10th loss in a row. Los Angeles has had four skids of nine games or more this season and lead Chicago by just one game for the worst record in the league.

Utah is 3-0 against the Clippers this season and has won 10 of the last 12 meetings. The Jazz will go for their first season sweep of the Clippers since the 1989-90 season April 12 in Utah.

Utah started the game like gangbusters, scoring the first 11 points of the contest and taking its biggest lead of the game, 29-14, with 2:42 to go in the opening period.

"Early on, we weren't playing bad," Clippers guard Maurice Taylor said. "We were just missing shots. In the second quarter, our defense stepped up."

Slowly, Los Angeles started to chip away at the deficit, ending the first period with the final six points. But Greg Ostertag's dunk put Utah up 40-30 with 8:00 minutes left in the second quarter.

The Clippers forged ahead, using a 19-9 rally to tie the game for the first time at 49-49 on Michael Olowokandi's 11-foot jumper with 1:38 to go in the period.

Los Angeles took its first lead of the contest at 54-53 in the beginning of the third quarter when Taylor hit an 18-foot jumper. The lead bounced back and forth over the next four minutes before the Clippers used a 12-5 run to take their biggest lead at 72-66 with 4:12 left.

"We've had some tough times in the third quarter in the past," Clippers coach Dick Todd said. "But, tonight we played hard and got points in the paint which helped us put up big numbers in the third."

Bryon Russell posted the only double-double of the contest, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for Utah, which shot 51 percent from the field (39-of-76).

"We just started executing our plays and playing defense," Russell said. "With the new personnel at the beginning of the year, it took a while to get adjusted. It took longer than it should, but its an 82-game schedule and now we're playing well."

Taylor added 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting for the Clippers, who were outrebounded, 41-36, while shooting 48 percent from the field (39-82) for the game.

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