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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 25 16 17 18 17 93 LA CLIPPERS 20 14 25 17 11 87 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - KARL MALONE 31, BRYON RUSSELL 15, JOHN STOCKTON 11 LAC - TYRONE NESBY 19, SEAN ROOKS 15, COREY MAGGETTE 15

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - KARL MALONE 10, BRYON RUSSELL 7 LAC - BRIAN SKINNER 11, SEAN ROOKS 7

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 9, KARL MALONE 7 LAC - SEAN ROOKS 3, KEYON DOOLING 3

ATT: 10,292


Extended Box

UTAH (93) AT LA CLIPPERS (87) - FINAL IN OT

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

MALONE F 45 10-25 11-14 0 10 10 7 4 1 6 31 RUSSELL F 34 5-8 5-7 3 4 7 2 5 1 0 15 POLYNICE C 21 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 0 2 4 STARKS G 35 3-12 2-2 1 1 2 3 6 0 1 8 STOCKTON G 33 2-5 5-6 1 2 3 9 3 0 2 11 VAUGHN 20 2-6 4-5 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 8 MARSHALL 12 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 LEWIS 17 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 OSTERTAG 23 4-4 0-0 4 2 6 0 4 0 4 8 MANNING 18 1-4 1-2 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 3 STEVENSON 7 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 D BENOIT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 31-75 29-38 12 27 39 23 31 2 17 93 (.413) (.763) TEAM REBS: 20 TOTAL TO: 19(17 PTS)

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

NESBY F 41 3-15 13-13 1 1 2 0 2 2 1 19 ODOM F 26 2-11 2-2 1 4 5 0 6 1 2 6 OLOWOKANDI C 14 1-6 0-0 1 3 4 0 3 0 2 2 MCINNIS G 31 1-4 2-2 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 4 MILES G 9 1-4 0-0 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 2 PIATKOWSKI 31 3-10 2-2 2 0 2 1 3 1 0 9 SKINNER 29 2-7 3-4 5 6 11 1 4 0 3 7 ROOKS 36 3-6 8-8 2 5 7 3 5 2 0 15 DOOLING 22 2-5 1-2 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 5 RICHARDSON 8 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 3 MAGGETTE 18 5-10 5-7 0 2 2 2 4 0 1 15 STRONG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 24-81 36-40 15 25 40 12 33 8 15 87 (.296) (.900) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 16(8 PTS)

UTAH 25 16 17 18 17 - 93 LA CLIPPERS 20 14 25 17 11 - 87

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - OSTERTAG 3, POLYNICE 2, MANNING 2. LA CLIPPERS - SKINNER, NESBY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 2-9 (.222), RUSSELL 0-1, STARKS 0-3, STOCKTON 2-2, VAUGHN 0-1, MARSHALL 0-1, LEWIS 0-1. LA CLIPPERS 3-13 (.231), NESBY 0-3, ODOM 0-2, MCINNIS 0-1, PIATKOWSKI 1-4, ROOKS 1-1, DOOLING 0-1, RICHARDSON 1-1. TECHNICALS: LA CLIPPERS - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2. OFFICIALS: DICK BAVETTA, JIM CLARK, JIM KINSEY. A - 10,292. T - 2:46.


Box Score

UTAH (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 45 10-25 11-14 0-10 7 4 31 Russell 34 5-8 5-7 3-7 2 5 15 Polynice 21 2-4 0-0 0-2 0 4 4 Starks 35 3-12 2-2 1-2 3 6 8 Stockton 33 2-5 5-6 1-3 9 3 11 Vaughn 20 2-6 4-5 1-2 2 1 8 Marshall 12 0-3 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 Lewis 17 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 3 4 Ostertag 23 4-4 0-0 4-6 0 4 8 Manning 18 1-4 1-2 1-4 0 0 3 Stevenson 7 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 0 1 D Benoit DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 31-75 29-38 12-39 23 31 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.413, FT-.763. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Russell 0-1, Starks 0-3, Stockton 2-2, Vaughn 0-1, Marshall 0-1, Lewis 0-1). Team rebounds: 20. Blocked shots: 7 (Ostertag 3, Polynice 2, Manning 2). Turnovers: 19 (Malone 6, Ostertag 4, Polynice 2, Stockton 2, Marshall, Starks, Stevenson). Steals: 2 (Malone, Russell).

LA CLIPPERS (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Nesby 41 3-15 13-13 1-2 0 2 19 Odom 26 2-11 2-2 1-5 0 6 6 Olowokandi 14 1-6 0-0 1-4 0 3 2 Mcinnis 31 1-4 2-2 0-0 1 2 4 Miles 9 1-4 0-0 2-4 0 2 2 Piatkowski 31 3-10 2-2 2-2 1 3 9 Skinner 29 2-7 3-4 5-11 1 4 7 Rooks 36 3-6 8-8 2-7 3 5 15 Dooling 22 2-5 1-2 0-1 3 1 5 Richardson 8 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 1 3 Maggette 18 5-10 5-7 0-2 2 4 15 Strong DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 24-81 36-40 15-40 12 33 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.296, FT-.900. 3-Point Goals: 3-13, .231 (Nesby 0-3, Odom 0-2, Mcinnis 0-1, Piatkowski 1-4, Rooks 1-1, Dooling 0-1, Richardson 1-1). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 2 (Skinner, Nesby). Turnovers: 16 (Mcinnis 4, Skinner 3, Odom 2, Olowokandi 2, Dooling, Maggette, Miles, Nesby). Steals: 8 (Nesby 2, Richardson 2, Rooks 2, Odom, Piatkowski). _________________________________________________ Utah 25 16 17 18 17 - 93 La Clippers 20 14 25 17 11 - 87 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Clippers 2 (Illegal Defense 2, 6:30 3rd, 3:46 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 10,292. T: 2:46. Officials: Dick Bavetta, Jim Clark, Jim Kinsey.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Utah Jazz played as poorly in the second half as the young Los Angeles Clippers did in the first, but Karl Malone came to the rescue in overtime.

Malone scored his team's first eight points in the extra session and finished with 31 as the Jazz survived a dismal second half to pull out a 93-87 victory over the Clippers.

Malone added 10 rebounds and seven assists. He hit 4-of-5 shots in overtime after suffering through a 2-of-15 second half. He opened the extra period with an 18-foot jumper and added a running hook after two free throws by Clippers center Sean Rooks.

"With the exception of three or four shots, they all felt good, you just keep taking them," Malone said. "You realize it's overtime. It was one of the worst shooting games I've had, but I've been around a long time and know you just stick with it."

Rooks added two more from the line to tie it at 80-80 at the 3:14 mark, but Malone drained consecutive jumpers to put Utah ahead for good. Los Angeles closed to 87-84 on two free throws by Tyrone Nesby with 48 seconds left, but John Stockton buried a 3-pointer on Utah's next possession to put the game out of reach.

"Everybody came down to stop Karl and I set a pick, so when they stayed with him I just popped out to the open spot," Stockton said. "He flipped a nice pass out to me with time running down and fortunately it went in."

The Jazz are 5-0 for just the second time in team history. They opened the lockout-shortened 1999 campaign with six straight wins.

"We're 5-0 and that's what's important to me right now," Malone said. "It was ugly, but we won."

After shooting 55 percent (18-of-33) to forge a 41-34 halftime lead, the Jazz made just 24 percent of their attempts in the second half (8-of-34), allowing the Clippers to tie it at 76-76.

The Clippers shot a woeful 23 percent (9-of-40) in the first half but were able to remain within striking distance on the strength of 14-of-15 accuracy from the line.

Malone was almost the goat for Utah as he inadvertently tipped in Lamar Odom's errant 3-point attempt to tie it with 42 seconds to play in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles had a chance to win in regulation, but Odom missed a running banker just before the buzzer.

Nesby scored 19 points for the Clippers, who lost for the 13th time in the last 15 meetings with Utah.

"We played great defensively, but we didn't get into an offensive flow," Clippers coach Alvin Gentry said. "These kids are working their butts off and are trying so hard, but we are so young. We just had no rhythm offensively."

Although Los Angeles was unable to establish any offensive consistency over the first 24 minutes, Utah was unable to capitalize, perhaps taking the inexperienced Clippers for granted.

The Jazz committed 12 turnovers, managed only three offensive rebounds and got to the line just seven times in the half.

Trailing by nine with 4:31 left in the third quarter, Corey Maggette scored seven points during a 13-3 run that gave Los Angeles its first lead, 59-58, entering the final period. Utah connected on just 3-of-17 shots in the quarter.

Utah missed 12 of 17 shots in the fourth quarter while the Clippers misfired on 11 of 17 attempts.

Bryon Russell had 15 points and Stockton collected 11 and nine assists for Utah, which shot 41 percent (31-of-75) from the floor and made 29-of-38 free throws.

Maggette scored 15 points and Rooks added 15 and seven rebounds for Los Angeles, which shot just under 30 percent (24-of-81) but made 36-of-40 foul shots.

"We just didn't shoot the ball well tonight. We played good defense, but we couldn't maintain our offense," Clippers forward Brian Skinner said. "The good thing about this league is that there is always another game, so you just focus on tomorrow."

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