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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- WASHINGTON 22 27 19 18 86 ORLANDO 31 23 17 26 97 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: WAS - FELIPE LOPEZ 16, JUWAN HOWARD 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 32, JOHN AMAECHI 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10

HIGH REBOUND: WAS - MICHAEL SMITH 10, JUWAN HOWARD 9 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: WAS - MITCH RICHMOND 4, CHRIS WHITNEY 4 ORL - GRANT HILL 10, TRACY MCGRADY 4

ATT: 13,349


Extended Box

WASHINGTON (86) AT ORLANDO (97)

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

HOWARD F 35 5-11 2-2 2 7 9 3 3 1 5 12 LOPEZ F 29 7-10 1-1 0 2 2 1 4 3 2 16 J WHITE C 13 1-2 3-6 2 3 5 0 3 0 4 5 RICHMOND G 38 4-13 1-2 0 3 3 4 3 0 5 10 STRICKLAND G 30 3-10 4-7 1 4 5 3 2 2 3 10 EKEZIE 7 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 C WHITNEY 18 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 4 3 0 2 5 MICHAEL SMITH 26 3-4 3-4 3 7 10 0 4 0 2 9 HAMILTON 19 2-9 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 7 PARKS 6 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 KING 13 3-3 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 6 P JONES 6 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 4

TOTALS 240 33-72 16-24 9 35 44 20 28 6 26 86 (.458) (.667) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 27(28 PTS)

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

HILL F 33 3-6 3-5 0 5 5 10 3 2 5 9 OUTLAW F 19 2-4 1-2 2 2 4 0 3 1 0 5 AMAECHI C 26 6-10 2-4 0 3 3 1 4 1 2 14 ARMSTRONG G 35 4-9 2-2 0 2 2 3 2 0 3 10 MCGRADY G 46 11-25 8-11 1 11 12 4 0 1 2 32 GARRITY 29 3-10 1-1 1 4 5 0 4 1 1 10 DOLEAC 16 2-6 2-3 2 1 3 0 2 0 1 6 HUDSON 5 0-2 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 WILLIAMS 9 1-3 2-2 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 MILLER 22 2-4 0-1 1 1 2 0 3 3 1 5 DECLERCQ DNP - COACH'S DECISION REID DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-79 23-33 8 29 37 20 24 10 15 97 (.430) (.697) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 15(15 PTS)

WASHINGTON 22 27 19 18 - 86 ORLANDO 31 23 17 26 - 97

BLOCKED SHOTS: WASHINGTON - MICHAEL SMITH. ORLANDO - MCGRADY 3, OUTLAW 3, ARMSTRONG, AMAECHI, HILL. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: WASHINGTON 4-7 (.571), LOPEZ 1-1, RICHMOND 1-2, C WHITNEY 1-2, HAMILTON 1-2. ORLANDO 6-16 (.375), ARMSTRONG 0-1, MCGRADY 2-4, GARRITY 3-8, HUDSON 0-1, MILLER 1-2. TECHNICALS: WASHINGTON - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2, ORLANDO - ASSISTANT COACH DAVIS, HEAD COACH RIVERS. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, MIKE CALLAHAN, MARC DAVIS. A - 13,349. T - 2:18.


Box Score

WASHINGTON (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Howard 35 5-11 2-2 2-9 3 3 12 Lopez 29 7-10 1-1 0-2 1 4 16 J White 13 1-2 3-6 2-5 0 3 5 Richmond 38 4-13 1-2 0-3 4 3 10 Strickland 30 3-10 4-7 1-5 3 2 10 Ekezie 7 0-2 0-0 1-3 2 2 0 C Whitney 18 2-5 0-0 0-1 4 3 5 Michael Smith 26 3-4 3-4 3-10 0 4 9 Hamilton 19 2-9 2-2 0-1 2 1 7 Parks 6 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 King 13 3-3 0-0 0-3 1 2 6 P Jones 6 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 4 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-72 16-24 9-44 20 28 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.458, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 4-7, .571 (Lopez 1-1, Richmond 1-2, C Whitney 1-2, Hamilton 1-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 1 (Michael Smith). Turnovers: 27 (Howard 5, Richmond 5, J White 4, Strickland 3, C Whitney 2, Hamilton 2, Lopez 2, Michael Smith 2, P Jones). Steals: 6 (Lopez 3, Strickland 2, Howard).

ORLANDO (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 33 3-6 3-5 0-5 10 3 9 Outlaw 19 2-4 1-2 2-4 0 3 5 Amaechi 26 6-10 2-4 0-3 1 4 14 Armstrong 35 4-9 2-2 0-2 3 2 10 Mcgrady 46 11-25 8-11 1-12 4 0 32 Garrity 29 3-10 1-1 1-5 0 4 10 Doleac 16 2-6 2-3 2-3 0 2 6 Hudson 5 0-2 2-2 0-0 1 1 2 Williams 9 1-3 2-2 1-1 1 2 4 Miller 22 2-4 0-1 1-2 0 3 5 Declercq DNP - coach's decision Reid DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-79 23-33 8-37 20 24 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.430, FT-.697. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Armstrong 0-1, Mcgrady 2-4, Garrity 3-8, Hudson 0-1, Miller 1-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 9 (Mcgrady 3, Outlaw 3, Armstrong, Amaechi, Hill). Turnovers: 15 (Hill 5, Armstrong 3, Amaechi 2, Mcgrady 2, Doleac, Garrity, Miller). Steals: 10 (Miller 3, Hill 2, Amaechi, Garrity, Hudson, Mcgrady, Outlaw). ____________________________________________ Washington 22 27 19 18 - 86 Orlando 31 23 17 26 - 97 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Washington 2 (Illegal Defense 2, 11:46 4th, 6:58 4th). Orlando 2 (Assistant Coach Davis, 7:26 4th; Head Coach Rivers, 6:41 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,349. T: 2:18. Officials: Joe Forte, Mike Callahan, Marc Davis.


Game Story

ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- Grant Hill didn't crash Tracy McGrady's coming out party. He pitched in.

McGrady scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Hill, still getting over offseason ankle surgery, dished out 10 assists, leading the Orlando Magic to a 97-86 victory over the Washington Wizards in the two stars' first game with their new team.

McGrady, who always played second fiddle to NBA poster boy Vince Carter with the Toronto Raptors, made a powerful case for equal billing with Hill, the former Detroit Pistons star who was slowed last season with an ankle injury.

"Man, I could have gone (48 minutes)," he said. "I had a lot of energy, I was pumped up, I was ready to play. The first regular game that really counted, the fans were really into the game. I feed off them, feed off my teammates, my teammates distributed the ball to feed me so I could just go. I felt really good out there. Confident. I just felt that I could score at any given time."

McGrady shot 11-of-25 and hit 8-of-11 from the line. He also blocked three shots.

"He had a great game," Washington guard Rod Strickland said. "He hit the jump shot. Anytime he does that he is going to be tough. He hit the jump shot consistently tonight."

In the offseason free agent bonanza, McGrady was not the most sought-after player. When the NBA publicity machine, looking for a player to step into the void left when Michael Jordan retired, turned its focus on Carter and the Raptors, off to the side of the screen was McGrady.

But McGrady showed tonight that he's ready for his close-up.

"I have never seen him in that situation," Wizards guard Mitch Richmond said. "He is taking over the game now and getting a lot of opportunities. I saw him in a lot of isolation plays, and he took advantage of it."

Hill, who along with San Antonio's Tim Duncan and Portand's Brian Grant, was considered the pick of the free agent crop. Tonight he showed his considerable unselfishness. Hampered by his sore ankle, Hill focused on distributing the ball. He attempted just six shots -- hitting three -- and scored nine points in 33 minutes.

"It's really a tough call because Grant even said, `The more you keep me off the floor the tighter it gets and the more you keep me on the floor the more fatigued it gets,'" Orlando coach Doc Rivers said.

Despite McGrady's performance, it wasn't until early in the fourth quarter that Orland was able to open a little breathing room and hold it. He scored six of his 11 fourth-quarter points in a 10-0 run that gave the Magic an 81-70 lead with 8:29 to play.

The Wizards got within 90-84 on a baseline jumper by Juwan Howard with 3:20 left but Strickland flattened Pat Garrity as the Magic forward hit a 3-pointer. The ensuing free throw completed a rare four-point play and made it 94-84 with 2:22 left.

Former Vancouver Grizzlies swingman Felipe Lopez scored 16 points and Howard added 12 for the Wizards, who committed 27 turnovers in Leonard Hamilton's debut as an NBA coach.

The Magic scored 28 points off Wizards turnovers while giving up just 15 points off their own miscues.

McGrady hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first three minutes, and when Darrell Armstrong hit a 16-footer that gave the Magic a 15-7 lead with 6:15 left in the first quarter, it felt like they were ready to run away with it.

"He did what he had to do," Armstrong said. "He was hot from the beginning and it was important for us to get off to a good start. He's been doing that all exhibition season and its good that he did that now it's the regular season."

But Washington came back with an 8-2 surge and the game was tight until the fourth quarter, when McGrady took over.

After Michael Doleac gave Orlando a 73-70 lead with a pair of free throws with 11:04 to go, McGrady hit a 23-footer, a pair of free throws and an 18-footer before Doleac completed the 10-0 run with an 18-footer off an assist from McGrady, making it 81-70 with 8:29 to go.

The closest the Wizards got the rest of the way was six points.

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