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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 18 29 22 23 92 TORONTO 28 22 27 17 94 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - RASHARD LEWIS 21, VIN BAKER 20, RUBEN PATTERSON 18 TOR - VINCE CARTER 23, MORRIS PETERSON 22, KEVIN WILLIS 16

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - RUBEN PATTERSON 7, VIN BAKER 6 TOR - KEVIN WILLIS 13, CHARLES OAKLEY 10

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 6, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3 TOR - MARK JACKSON 10, CHARLES OAKLEY 7

ATT: 19,800


Extended Box

SEATTLE (92) AT TORONTO (94)

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

LEWIS F 33 7-13 4-6 1 4 5 1 2 0 1 21 MCCOY F 14 1-6 0-0 4 1 5 1 1 0 0 2 EWING C 14 0-4 0-0 1 4 5 1 1 2 1 0 DAVIS G 28 3-8 0-0 1 4 5 3 0 2 1 6 PAYTON G 43 6-20 1-1 2 1 3 6 2 1 3 13 BAKER 34 10-18 0-0 3 3 6 3 2 1 0 20 PATTERSON 28 7-13 4-4 5 2 7 0 3 0 2 18 MASON 21 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 4 B BARRY 25 2-4 2-4 1 2 3 3 0 2 1 8 OYEDEJI DNP - COACH'S DECISION S WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION WOLKOWYSKI DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-89 11-15 18 23 41 18 13 8 11 92 (.427) (.733) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 14(15 PTS)

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

OAKLEY F 40 5-9 2-2 0 10 10 7 5 0 2 12 PETERSON F 41 10-18 1-1 3 4 7 2 4 1 4 22 K WILLIS C 39 7-14 2-4 4 9 13 1 4 1 3 16 CARTER G 40 9-19 2-2 4 1 5 5 4 3 3 23 JACKSON G 40 2-8 0-0 0 2 2 10 1 2 4 5 C WILLIAMSON 17 5-8 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 10 A WILLIAMS 17 2-6 0-0 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 4 CURRY 6 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 CORBIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION K DAVID DNP - COACH'S DECISION A DAVIS DNP - STRAINED LEFT GROIN M STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-85 7-9 13 29 42 28 20 8 17 94 (.482) (.778) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 17(24 PTS)

SEATTLE 18 29 22 23 - 92 TORONTO 28 22 27 17 - 94

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - BAKER 3, PAYTON. TORONTO - OAKLEY 6, K WILLIS 6, CARTER 3, A WILLIAMS, PETERSON, JACKSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 5-15 (.333), LEWIS 3-4, DAVIS 0-2, PAYTON 0-5, B BARRY 2-4. TORONTO 5-18 (.278), PETERSON 1-3, K WILLIS 0-1, CARTER 3-9, JACKSON 1-5. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, PATTERSON, TORONTO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: BENNIE ADAMS, BILL SPOONER, STEVE JAVIE. A - 19,800. T - 2:05.


Box Score

SEATTLE (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Lewis 33 7-13 4-6 1-5 1 2 21 Mccoy 14 1-6 0-0 4-5 1 1 2 Ewing 14 0-4 0-0 1-5 1 1 0 Davis 28 3-8 0-0 1-5 3 0 6 Payton 43 6-20 1-1 2-3 6 2 13 Baker 34 10-18 0-0 3-6 3 2 20 Patterson 28 7-13 4-4 5-7 0 3 18 Mason 21 2-3 0-0 0-2 0 2 4 B Barry 25 2-4 2-4 1-3 3 0 8 Oyedeji DNP - coach's decision S Williams DNP - coach's decision Wolkowyski DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-89 11-15 18-41 18 13 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.427, FT-.733. 3-Point Goals: 5-15, .333 (Lewis 3-4, Davis 0-2, Payton 0-5, B Barry 2-4). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (Baker 3, Payton). Turnovers: 14 (Payton 3, Mason 2, Patterson 2, B Barry, Davis, Ewing, Lewis). Steals: 8 (B Barry 2, Davis 2, Ewing 2, Baker, Payton).

TORONTO (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oakley 40 5-9 2-2 0-10 7 5 12 Peterson 41 10-18 1-1 3-7 2 4 22 K Willis 39 7-14 2-4 4-13 1 4 16 Carter 40 9-19 2-2 4-5 5 4 23 Jackson 40 2-8 0-0 0-2 10 1 5 C Williamson 17 5-8 0-0 1-3 0 1 10 A Williams 17 2-6 0-0 1-2 3 1 4 Curry 6 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Corbin DNP - coach's decision K David DNP - coach's decision A Davis DNP - strained left groin M Stewart DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-85 7-9 13-42 28 20 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.482, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 5-18, .278 (Peterson 1-3, K Willis 0-1, Carter 3-9, Jackson 1-5). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 18 (Oakley 6, K Willis 6, Carter 3, A Williams, Peterson, Jackson). Turnovers: 17 (Jackson 4, Peterson 4, Carter 3, K Willis 3, Oakley 2, A Williams). Steals: 8 (Carter 3, Jackson 2, A Williams, K Willis, Peterson). ____________________________________________ Seattle 18 29 22 23 - 92 Toronto 28 22 27 17 - 94 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 2 (Illegal Defense, 3:03 3rd; Patterson, 8:37 4th). Toronto 1 (Illegal Defense, 4:10 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,800. T: 2:05. Officials: Bennie Adams, Bill Spooner, Steve Javie.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Alvin Williams scored on a follow shot with one-tenth of a second remaining as the Toronto Raptors edged the slumping Seattle SuperSonics, 94-92.

Williams scored only four points, but Toronto used his last two to snap a three-game losing streak while handing Seattle its fourth straight defeat.

After Seattle tied it at 92-92 on Vin Baker's dunk with 14.2 seconds remaining, Toronto's Mark Jackson drove the lane and put up an off-balance hook shot that bounced high off the glass.

Kevin Willis grabbed the rebound at the left baseline and saw his finger roll go across the front rim before Williams banked in his shot for the go-ahead basket. Seattle called a timeout and had the ball at half-court, but the inbounds pass could not be controlled.

"It's great to get the opportunity, to help the team out," Williams said. "We've been struggling a little bit. It was the last shot, so we all just crashed the boards and I was able to put it in."

Toronto received a scare during Baker's dunk when All-Star guard Vince Carter went down with a contusion on his right calf. He collided with rookie teammate Morris Peterson while running back on defense and did not return.

"I'm sore right now and I'll see how it feels tomorrow," Carter said.

The Raptors had a seemingly comfortable 90-80 lead with 5:20 remaining, but the Sonics fought back to tie it. Baker made a layup and Rashard Lewis followed with a free throw and 3-pointer to cut the deficit to four with 3:02 left.

Moments after missing two free throws, Brent Barry made both attempts from the line to make it 90-88 with 1:56 left before Lewis' dunk tied it.

Making his first NBA start, Peterson scored a season-high 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds in 41 minutes. He filled in for Antonio Davis, who sat out his third straight game with a groin strain.

"I was a little nervous and excited, but I just wanted to come and play hard and help the team win," Peterson said. "I just wanted to provide some energy and make the most of my minutes. I think we're heading in the right direction."

Willis teamed with Charles Oakley to provide solid defense. Both recorded career highs with six blocked shots while combining for 23 rebounds.

Lewis scored 21 points and Baker added 20 off the bench for as Seattle, which shot 43 percent (38-of-89) from the floor.

"It was a tough loss for us because we fought our way through," Baker said. "I thought Mark Jackson's shot would be the last and we would go into overtime."

The Sonics fell below .500 (17-18) for the first time since they were 11-12 on December 12. They are in the midst of a five-game road trip that started on Thursday with a 105-92 loss at Minnesota. It concludes visits to Atlanta and Washington.

"The ball just didn't bounce our way and they were able to tip it in," Lewis said. "It's frustrating because we played hard and gave it all we could."

Toronto got off to a fast start, scoring 11 of the game's first 15 points, with Carter and Jackson capping the outburst with consecutive 3-pointers. Peterson blocked Gary Payton's shot and scored the Raptors' final five points of the first quarter for a 28-18 lead.

"He was attacking the basket and shooting the ball with confidence," Carter said of Peterson. "He hit 3-pointers, got rebounds and plays defense. It's a big confidence booster for him."

Seattle trailed by as many as 12 points in the second quarter but fought back to take its first lead with 56.1 seconds remaining before the break. Barry hit a 3-pointer off an assist from Baker that made it 47-46.

"We're not making it happen," Sonics coach Nate McMillan said. "We don't show intensity until we get down 15 or 20 points. We can't do that. We got off to a slow start and the energy was not there. We are so slow getting into the offense, they were able to see it and trap it."

Carter helped Toronto take a 50-47 halftime lead with a follow shot before setting up Williamson's five-foot jumper just before the buzzer.

The Raptors scored the first five points of the second half on Carter's 3-pointer and Peterson's driving finger roll that made it 55-47 with just under 10 minutes left in the third quarter.

Seattle scored eight of the next 10 points to slice the deficit to two, but Toronto built a 75-66 lead with 1:41 remaining in the period on Peterson's eight-foot jumper.

"Mo Peterson was definitely the Z-factor for them," Baker said. "We came in very focused today. We played hard enough to win, but it wasn't enough."

Seattle center Patrick Ewing needed just five points to become the 12th player in NBA history to reach 24,000 for his career. But he was held scoreless on 0-of-4 shooting and played only 14 minutes.

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