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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 18 18 28 24 88 VANCOUVER 34 22 9 29 94 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 27, VIN BAKER 19, SHAMMOND WILLIAMS 18 VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 27, MICHAEL DICKERSON 25, MIKE BIBBY 15

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - GARY PAYTON 14, PATRICK EWING 12 VAN - BRYANT REEVES 12, MIKE BIBBY 10

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 10, SHAMMOND WILLIAMS 3 VAN - MIKE BIBBY 9, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 7

ATT: 15,779


Extended Box

SEATTLE (88) AT VANCOUVER (94)

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

BAKER F 37 7-16 5-6 2 5 7 1 3 1 3 19 LEWIS F 34 3-10 3-4 1 4 5 1 5 1 3 11 EWING C 37 1-6 0-0 2 10 12 2 4 0 3 2 MASON G 17 3-9 1-2 3 2 5 2 5 0 1 7 PAYTON G 48 10-26 5-7 4 10 14 10 4 1 6 27 S WILLIAMS 31 6-8 2-3 0 4 4 3 2 1 1 18 PATTERSON 19 2-5 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 4 WOLKOWYSKI 12 0-4 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 MCCOY 5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 B BARRY DNP - SPRAINED ANKLE DAVIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION ELLISON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-84 16-22 14 38 52 20 25 5 19 88 (.381) (.727) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 19(22 PTS)

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

S ABDUR-RAHIM F 42 12-16 3-6 1 6 7 7 3 3 6 27 HARRINGTON F 30 2-9 0-0 4 2 6 4 2 0 1 4 REEVES C 33 1-4 2-6 1 11 12 0 2 1 1 4 BIBBY G 41 7-17 1-3 0 10 10 9 2 3 0 15 DICKERSON G 39 9-26 5-9 2 3 5 3 5 3 2 25 LONG 16 2-5 1-2 4 1 5 1 3 0 0 5 EDWARDS 12 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 JONES 7 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 SWIFT 9 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 AUSTIN 11 4-5 0-0 0 3 3 3 2 1 0 9 M ABDUL-RAUF DNP - COACH'S DECISION MASSENBURG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-90 12-26 14 37 51 28 21 12 11 94 (.433) (.462) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 11(20 PTS)

SEATTLE 18 18 28 24 - 88 VANCOUVER 34 22 9 29 - 94

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - BAKER 4, EWING 2, MASON, WOLKOWYSKI, PATTERSON. VANCOUVER - DICKERSON 2, HARRINGTON, S ABDUR-RAHIM, AUSTIN, REEVES. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 8-23 (.348), LEWIS 2-5, MASON 0-3, PAYTON 2-9, S WILLIAMS 4-6. VANCOUVER 4-14 (.286), S ABDUR-RAHIM 0-1, BIBBY 0-2, DICKERSON 2-8, JONES 1-2, AUSTIN 1-1. TECHNICALS: VANCOUVER - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, GREG WILLARD, PHIL ROBINSON. A - 15,779. T - 2:20.


Box Score

SEATTLE (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 37 7-16 5-6 2-7 1 3 19 Lewis 34 3-10 3-4 1-5 1 5 11 Ewing 37 1-6 0-0 2-12 2 4 2 Mason 17 3-9 1-2 3-5 2 5 7 Payton 48 10-26 5-7 4-14 10 4 27 S Williams 31 6-8 2-3 0-4 3 2 18 Patterson 19 2-5 0-0 1-2 0 1 4 Wolkowyski 12 0-4 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 Mccoy 5 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 B Barry DNP - sprained ankle Davis DNP - coach's decision Ellison DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-84 16-22 14-52 20 25 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.381, FT-.727. 3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Lewis 2-5, Mason 0-3, Payton 2-9, S Williams 4-6). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 9 (Baker 4, Ewing 2, Mason, Wolkowyski, Patterson). Turnovers: 19 (Payton 6, Baker 3, Ewing 3, Lewis 3, Patterson 2, Mason, S Williams). Steals: 5 (Baker, Lewis, Patterson, Payton, S Williams).

VANCOUVER (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Abdur-rahim 42 12-16 3-6 1-7 7 3 27 Harrington 30 2-9 0-0 4-6 4 2 4 Reeves 33 1-4 2-6 1-12 0 2 4 Bibby 41 7-17 1-3 0-10 9 2 15 Dickerson 39 9-26 5-9 2-5 3 5 25 Long 16 2-5 1-2 4-5 1 3 5 Edwards 12 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 Jones 7 1-4 0-0 1-2 1 0 3 Swift 9 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Austin 11 4-5 0-0 0-3 3 2 9 M Abdul-rauf DNP - coach's decision Massenburg DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-90 12-26 14-51 28 21 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.433, FT-.462. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (S Abdur-rahim 0-1, Bibby 0-2, Dickerson 2-8, Jones 1-2, Austin 1-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 6 (Dickerson 2, Harrington, S Abdur-rahim, Austin, Reeves). Turnovers: 11 (S Abdur-rahim 6, Dickerson 2, Edwards, Harrington, Reeves). Steals: 12 (Bibby 3, Dickerson 3, S Abdur-rahim 3, Austin, Edwards, Reeves). ____________________________________________ Seattle 18 18 28 24 - 88 Vancouver 34 22 9 29 - 94 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Vancouver 1 (Illegal Defense, 8:38 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,779. T: 2:20. Officials: Ron Garretson, Greg Willard, Phil Robinson.


Game Story

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- For the Seattle SuperSonics, the Patrick Ewing era began the same way it started in New York more than 15 years ago -- with a loss.

The much-anticipated debut of the future Hall of Fame center was unimpressive but new Vancouver Grizzlies coach Sidney Lowe enjoyed a 94-88 victory over the SuperSonics in his first game behind the bench.

After watching the Sonics whittle a 25-point deficit down to one entering the fourth period, Lowe received a lift from a new addition to the Grizzlies' squad. Veteran backup center Isaac Austin, acquired in a trade with Washington, scored nine points during an 11-5 run to open the final period and Vancouver held on thereafter.

"(In the) first half, we played well at both ends and got a nice lead," Lowe said. "A couple of guys came off our bench in Ike Austin and Damon Jones. That's something that is tough to do, to sit most of the game and come in and give us some quality minutes. We made some big plays down the stretch and made some shots."

Ewing, the centerpiece of the New York Knicks for 15 seasons before coming to Seattle as part of a four-team blockbuster deal, was held to just two points on 1-of-6 shooting in 37 minutes. The 7-footer grabbed 12 rebounds but did most of his board work in the first quarter, when the Sonics were outscored, 34-18.

The Knicks lost Ewing's debut against Philadelphia at Madison Square Garden on October 26, 1985.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 27 points, Michael Dickerson 25 and point guard Mike Bibby fell just shy of his second career triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as Vancouver snapped a four-game losing streak in season openers.

The Grizzlies won their inaugural season opener at Portland on November 3, 1995.

"Let's not get ahead of ourselves, it's only one game. But we're older and more mature," Abdur-Rahim said.

Seattle point guard Gary Payton had 27 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his 11th career triple-double. The Sonics fell to 17-17 all-time in season openers.

New Vancouver owner Michael Heisley put a charge into the crowd of 15,779 by singing "Oh Canada" prior to the contest. Things got ugly fast for Seattle thereafter as Dickerson (12), Abdur-Rahim (8) and Bibby (6) combined for 26 of Vancouver's 34 first-quarter points and contributed to an opening 18-2 run.

Trailing by 16 after 12 minutes, the Sonics managed to limit the damage in the second period but still trailed 56-36 at the half as Abdur-Rahim and Dickerson continued to control the game with 18 and 17 points, respectively, at intermission.

Although it never led, Seattle did put a serious scare into the inhabitants of GM Place when it put together a breathtaking 28-9 third quarter. Payton and Vin Baker, who finished with 19 points, spearheaded the comeback, which cut the deficit to 65-64 with 15 seconds left in the third quarter when Payton hit a free throw.

"The way we came out in the second half, we have to start the game like that and if we had started the game like that, it would probably be a different outcome," Ewing said.

But Austin opened the fourth quarter with a 21-footer and after Shammond Williams forged a 67-67 tie with a 3-pointer, the Grizzlies pulled away for good.

Dickerson connected from 13 feet and Austin was good from 17 and 18 feet before his 3-pointer opened a 76-67 cushion with 8:17 to play. Austin made one 3-pointer last season with the Washington Wizards.

"We were right there and Ike Austin makes four in a row," said Seattle coach Paul Westphal.

"You have to stay focused. I thought I was going to get the call some time," Austin said. "I feel great we got the win."

Rashard Lewis' 3-pointer with 6:42 left got Seattle back within 78-76, but Jones answered with a shot from beyond the arc and Bibby's 23-footer and ensuing layup made it 85-76 with 4:43 remaining. Abdur-Rahim followed with a short hook in the lane to extend the advantage to 11 points with 3:46 to go.

Baker scored 19 points and Williams added 18 off the bench for the Sonics, who shot 38 percent (32-of-84) and held a 52-51 rebounding edge. Seattle yielded 22 points off 19 turnovers.

Vancouver center Bryant Reeves managed just four points but helped offset Ewing's presence in the middle by grabbing 12 rebounds in 33 minutes.

"A different Patrick. They didn't go to him as much as I thought they would," Reeves said. "(I) don't know the totals but I think we outrebounded them tonight. That is something we have talked about."

Ewing blocked two shots, had three turnovers and scored his lone points on a short jumper from the left side with 3:47 remaining in the first quarter.

The Grizzlies shot 43 percent (39-of-90).

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