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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW JERSEY 24 26 17 18 85 UTAH 31 28 17 21 97 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NJN - STEPHON MARBURY 21, KENDALL GILL 19, KENYON MARTIN 15 UTH - KARL MALONE 20, DANNY MANNING 12, DONYELL MARSHALL 11

HIGH REBOUND: NJN - KENYON MARTIN 9, KENDALL GILL 8 UTH - KARL MALONE 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: NJN - KENDALL GILL 4, KENYON MARTIN 3 UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 12, KARL MALONE 5

ATT: 18,915


Extended Box

NEW JERSEY (85) AT UTAH (97)

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

JACKSON F 26 2-6 2-2 1 2 3 0 4 1 1 7 K MARTIN F 35 5-11 5-7 4 5 9 3 5 1 2 15 ESCHMEYER C 21 0-2 2-2 1 2 3 0 4 1 1 2 GILL G 32 4-14 11-12 0 8 8 4 1 3 3 19 S MARBURY G 36 9-19 3-3 2 3 5 2 2 1 6 21 NEWMAN 22 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 4 WILLIAMS 33 3-5 3-4 1 5 6 2 5 3 2 9 OLLIE 7 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 HARRIS 16 3-7 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 8 SAMAKE 7 0-0 0-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 DOUGLAS 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 MCILVAINE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-71 26-32 10 29 39 13 24 10 19 85 (.394) (.813) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 19(17 PTS)

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

MALONE F 34 7-11 6-7 2 6 8 5 2 4 3 20 RUSSELL F 27 2-7 4-4 0 3 3 2 3 1 1 9 POLYNICE C 24 1-3 0-0 1 4 5 0 3 2 0 2 STARKS G 30 4-14 1-2 0 0 0 2 1 2 3 9 STOCKTON G 27 4-6 1-1 1 2 3 12 2 1 3 10 VAUGHN 21 3-5 3-4 0 1 1 4 1 1 1 10 LEWIS 12 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 3 MARSHALL 21 5-10 1-3 1 5 6 1 1 0 1 11 OSTERTAG 17 2-2 3-4 2 4 6 0 6 0 1 7 MANNING 16 6-7 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 12 STEVENSON 6 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 D BENOIT 5 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 4

TOTALS 240 37-72 19-25 8 28 36 28 26 13 17 97 (.514) (.760) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 18(12 PTS)

NEW JERSEY 24 26 17 18 - 85 UTAH 31 28 17 21 - 97

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW JERSEY - WILLIAMS 3, K MARTIN, GILL, SAMAKE, JACKSON. UTAH - OSTERTAG 4, POLYNICE 2, MANNING 2, MALONE, STARKS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW JERSEY 3-11 (.273), JACKSON 1-3, GILL 0-2, S MARBURY 0-3, NEWMAN 0-1, HARRIS 2-2. UTAH 4-12 (.333), RUSSELL 1-2, STARKS 0-3, STOCKTON 1-1, VAUGHN 1-2, LEWIS 1-2, MARSHALL 0-2. TECHNICALS: UTAH - , OSTERTAG. OFFICIALS: MIKE MATHIS, NOLAN FINE, JASON PHILLIPS. A - 18,915. T - 2:09.


Box Score

NEW JERSEY (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Jackson 26 2-6 2-2 1-3 0 4 7 K Martin 35 5-11 5-7 4-9 3 5 15 Eschmeyer 21 0-2 2-2 1-3 0 4 2 Gill 32 4-14 11-12 0-8 4 1 19 S Marbury 36 9-19 3-3 2-5 2 2 21 Newman 22 2-5 0-0 0-2 0 3 4 Williams 33 3-5 3-4 1-6 2 5 9 Ollie 7 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Harris 16 3-7 0-0 0-2 0 0 8 Samake 7 0-0 0-2 1-1 0 0 0 Douglas 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Mcilvaine DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-71 26-32 10-39 13 24 85 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.394, FT-.813. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (Jackson 1-3, Gill 0-2, S Marbury 0-3, Newman 0-1, Harris 2-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 7 (Williams 3, K Martin, Gill, Samake, Jackson). Turnovers: 19 (S Marbury 6, Gill 3, Douglas 2, K Martin 2, Williams 2, Eschmeyer, Harris, Jackson, Newman). Steals: 10 (Gill 3, Williams 3, Eschmeyer, Jackson, K Martin, S Marbury).

UTAH (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 34 7-11 6-7 2-8 5 2 20 Russell 27 2-7 4-4 0-3 2 3 9 Polynice 24 1-3 0-0 1-5 0 3 2 Starks 30 4-14 1-2 0-0 2 1 9 Stockton 27 4-6 1-1 1-3 12 2 10 Vaughn 21 3-5 3-4 0-1 4 1 10 Lewis 12 1-4 0-0 0-1 0 2 3 Marshall 21 5-10 1-3 1-6 1 1 11 Ostertag 17 2-2 3-4 2-6 0 6 7 Manning 16 6-7 0-0 1-1 2 1 12 Stevenson 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 D Benoit 5 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 3 4 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-72 19-25 8-36 28 26 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.514, FT-.760. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Russell 1-2, Starks 0-3, Stockton 1-1, Vaughn 1-2, Lewis 1-2, Marshall 0-2). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 10 (Ostertag 4, Polynice 2, Manning 2, Malone, Starks). Turnovers: 18 (Malone 3, Starks 3, Stockton 3, Lewis 2, D Benoit, Marshall, Ostertag, Russell, Stevenson, Vaughn). Steals: 13 (Malone 4, Lewis 2, Polynice 2, Starks 2, Russell, Stockton, Vaughn). ____________________________________________ New Jersey 24 26 17 18 - 85 Utah 31 28 17 21 - 97 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 2 (, 7:23 3rd; Ostertag, 1:48 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,915. T: 2:09. Officials: Mike Mathis, Nolan Fine, Jason Phillips.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- The Utah Jazz began the evening by honoring a streak by one of its all-time greats, then celebrated by extending another streak against the New Jersey Nets.

While John Stockton tied the record for consecutive games played with one franchise, long-time teammate Karl Malone led a balanced attack with 20 points as the Jazz posted their 11th straight win over the Nets, 97-85.

Stockton was honored before the game for playing his 1,270th game with the same team, tying the mark set by Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek.

Utah owner Larry Miller read a letter from Havlicek, congratulating the 17-year veteran in front of an appreciative Delta Center crowd. Then the Jazz went out and beat New Jersey for the seventh consecutive time on their home court.

Stockton, who maintained his game-face throughout the ceremony, had his usually steady game with 10 points and 12 assists.

"As much as I admire John Havlicek -- and still do -- I have to concentrate on what I'm doing," Stockton said. "I was trying to keep my concentration. ... Some people don't like that, but I have to be who I am."

"It's quite an accomplishment on John's part," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan added. "There's never been any doubt about what he's been about in my opinion -- he loves to play basketball. I'm just happy for him because there's so much craziness in the business. It's nice to see something that looks like it's worthwhile."

Malone scored 16 points in the first half, helping the Jazz build a 59-50 lead. He received ample support from the Utah bench, which outscored the Nets' reserves, 47-21.

Stephon Marbury had 21 points for New Jersey, which last won here on November 27, 1992 and is just 4-23 all-time in Utah.

"They ran their offense and Hall of Famed us," Nets guard Kendall Gill said. "Stockton and Malone are just so tough and then, of course, being at home things go their way. But what can you do, they are a good team."

Nets forward Keith Van Horn, who has been sidelined since the preseason with a broken leg, missed New Jersey's once-a-year meeting with Utah for the third time in four seasons. Van Horn, who starred for four years at the University of Utah, made his lone NBA appearance here last season in a 106-101 loss.

The Nets made runs in the third and fourth quarters, but Utah weathered the storm each time.

Trailing 68-52 after a bucket by Malone with 7:39 left in the third, New Jersey responded with a 15-5 run to close within 73-67 in the final minute of the period.

Jacque Vaughn nailed a 3-pointer to give Utah a nine-point lead after three quarters.

Following a 3-pointer by Quincy Lewis that stretched Utah's lead to 83-71 with 8:02 to play, Nets guard Lucious Harris drained consecutive shots from behind the arc just over a minute later to again cut the deficit to six.

But Utah forward Danny Manning scored the first six points of a 10-0 surge that opened a 93-77 advantage with three minutes left and the Nets never challenged thereafter.

"We played pretty good in spurts, but offensively we didn't make shots," Nets coach Byron Scott observed. "Defensively, we did a great job in the second half, but you've got to give Utah a lot of credit because they don't beat themselves."

Malone scored eight points and New Jersey committed seven turnovers in the first quarter as the Jazz shot 57 percent and forged a 31-24 lead.

Utah remained hot in the second quarter and Malone added eight points as the Jazz took a nine-point lead into intermission. The Jazz hit 23-of-38 shots and made 11-of-12 free throws in the half.

Manning finished with 12 points, Marshall had 11 and Vaughn added 10 for Utah, which shot 51 percent (37-of-72) and never trailed.

Gill collected 19 points and eight rebounds and rookie Kenyon Martin contributed 15 and nine for the Nets, who shot 39 percent (28-of-71) but made 26-of-32 free throws.

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