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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 26 19 22 22 89 TORONTO 28 23 31 19 101 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CLE - ANDRE MILLER 16, LAMOND MURRAY 16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 12 TOR - VINCE CARTER 32, MORRIS PETERSON 29, ALVIN WILLIAMS 12

HIGH REBOUND: CLE - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 10, ROBERT TRAYLOR 10 TOR - CHARLES OAKLEY 13, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: CLE - ANDRE MILLER 8, BIMBO COLES 5 TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

ATT: 17,202


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (89) AT TORONTO (101)

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

C HENDERSON F 11 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 WEATHERSPOON F 34 6-11 0-0 4 6 10 3 2 0 1 12 MIHM C 15 2-8 1-1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 5 JACKSON G 29 5-11 1-3 1 6 7 1 2 3 3 11 MILLER G 33 4-12 8-9 1 3 4 8 4 1 7 16 MURRAY 32 7-13 0-2 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 16 GATLING 23 5-10 2-4 1 5 6 1 2 1 1 12 PERSON 21 4-7 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 10 TRAYLOR 21 1-4 1-1 4 6 10 1 4 3 2 3 COLES 15 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 5 2 1 1 2 HARPRING 6 0-3 2-2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 LANGDON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-85 15-22 13 33 46 20 25 11 17 89 (.412) (.682) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 19(18 PTS)

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

OAKLEY F 31 4-8 0-0 3 10 13 0 3 0 2 8 PETERSON F 37 10-18 2-4 1 2 3 5 3 3 0 29 A DAVIS C 40 2-7 0-0 2 3 5 4 1 0 0 4 CARTER G 36 13-22 4-8 2 3 5 6 0 1 4 32 A WILLIAMS G 27 4-6 2-2 0 3 3 7 4 1 3 12 CHILDS 21 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 6 3 1 7 2 MURRAY 8 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 CLARK 13 2-4 2-3 1 3 4 0 5 1 0 6 CURRY 16 2-6 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 1 1 4 J WILLIAMS 10 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 MONTROSS 1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 M STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-78 10-19 10 29 39 31 21 9 17 101 (.513) (.526) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 17(15 PTS)

CLEVELAND 26 19 22 22 - 89 TORONTO 28 23 31 19 - 101

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - GATLING 2. TORONTO - CLARK 4, A DAVIS 3, A WILLIAMS 2, CARTER, J WILLIAMS, CHILDS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 4-13 (.308), MIHM 0-1, JACKSON 0-1, MILLER 0-1, MURRAY 2-3, GATLING 0-2, PERSON 2-3, HARPRING 0-2. TORONTO 11-25 (.440), PETERSON 7-10, CARTER 2-7, A WILLIAMS 2-2, CHILDS 0-2, MURRAY 0-1, CURRY 0-3. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - OAKLEY. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, BLANE REICHELT, BILL KENNEDY. A - 17,202. T - 2:11.


Box Score

CLEVELAND (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Henderson 11 0-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Weatherspoon 34 6-11 0-0 4-10 3 2 12 Mihm 15 2-8 1-1 0-2 0 2 5 Jackson 29 5-11 1-3 1-7 1 2 11 Miller 33 4-12 8-9 1-4 8 4 16 Murray 32 7-13 0-2 1-3 1 2 16 Gatling 23 5-10 2-4 1-6 1 2 12 Person 21 4-7 0-0 0-2 0 3 10 Traylor 21 1-4 1-1 4-10 1 4 3 Coles 15 1-3 0-0 0-0 5 2 2 Harpring 6 0-3 2-2 1-1 0 1 2 Langdon DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-85 15-22 13-46 20 25 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.412, FT-.682. 3-Point Goals: 4-13, .308 (Mihm 0-1, Jackson 0-1, Miller 0-1, Murray 2-3, Gatling 0-2, Person 2-3, Harpring 0-2). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 2 (Gatling 2). Turnovers: 19 (Miller 7, Jackson 3, Traylor 2, Coles, Gatling, Murray, Person, Weatherspoon). Steals: 11 (Jackson 3, Traylor 3, Coles, Gatling, Miller, Murray, Person).

TORONTO (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oakley 31 4-8 0-0 3-13 0 3 8 Peterson 37 10-18 2-4 1-3 5 3 29 A Davis 40 2-7 0-0 2-5 4 1 4 Carter 36 13-22 4-8 2-5 6 0 32 A Williams 27 4-6 2-2 0-3 7 4 12 Childs 21 1-3 0-0 0-2 6 3 2 Murray 8 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 Clark 13 2-4 2-3 1-4 0 5 6 Curry 16 2-6 0-0 0-1 3 0 4 J Williams 10 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 2 Montross 1 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 2 0 M Stewart DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-78 10-19 10-39 31 21 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.513, FT-.526. 3-Point Goals: 11-25, .440 (Peterson 7-10, Carter 2-7, A Williams 2-2, Childs 0-2, Murray 0-1, Curry 0-3). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 12 (Clark 4, A Davis 3, A Williams 2, Carter, J Williams, Childs). Turnovers: 17 (Childs 7, Carter 4, A Williams 3, Oakley 2, Curry). Steals: 9 (Peterson 3, A Williams, Carter, Childs, Clark, Curry, J Williams). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 26 19 22 22 - 89 Toronto 28 23 31 19 - 101 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 1 (Oakley, 12:00 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,202. T: 2:11. Officials: Steve Javie, Blane Reichelt, Bill Kennedy.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Morris Peterson was able to put an emotional weekend behind him.

Three days after attending the funeral of Mateen Cleaves' brother, the rookie put on a dazzling show, hitting seven 3-pointers to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 101-89 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Peterson scored 17 of his season-high 29 points in the third quarter, when he torched the Cavaliers for five 3-pointers. He finished 7-of-9 from beyond the arc, falling two shy of Dee Brown's team record.

Herbert Cleaves, the brother of Peterson's former Michigan State teammate, was slain in a drive-by shooting earlier this month.

Peterson arrived in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Washington after attending the funeral earlier in the day in Flint, Michigan. Peterson and Mateen Cleaves grew up in Flint and have remained close friends.

"I try not to think about what's happened, but it's in the back of my mind," Peterson said. "I wanted to go out there and have a great game. I've talked to Mateen the last couple of days and I'm trying to dedicate some games to him."

Vince Carter added 32 points for the Raptors, who posted their eight straight victory over the Cavaliers. Carter was 13-of-22 from the field while Peterson made 10-of-18 shots.

"We wanted Vince Carter to take tough shots, but he made a lot of them," Cleveland coach Randy Wittman said. "Morris Peterson played excellent ball. To have someone else shoot 29 points behind Vince, it's tough to beat them."

Andre Miller and Lamond Murray had 16 points apiece for Cleveland, which has won just two of its last 15 games.

Down 15 points at the end of the third quarter, Cleveland closed to 92-87 on two free throws by Miller with 2:32 left and had a chance to get within three. But Keon Clark stripped Miller and Peterson fed Carter for a breakaway layup.

"(Peterson) was hot tonight," Carter said. "He works hard and it paid off tonight. He made his layups in transition and knocked down his shots. This is good for his confidence. If he can play like this, it gives us another weapon."

Carter was unable to complete the three-point play, but Jim Jackson missed a pair from the line for the Cavaliers and Alvin Williams drilled a 3-pointer to make it 97-87 with 1:19 left.

Cleveland took a 33-28 lead on Robert Traylor's three-point play with 9:41 left in the first half, but Peterson and Carter overwhelmed the the Cavaliers in the third quarter, combining for 28 of Toronto's 31 points.

Peterson provided a hint of what has to come in the third quarter by drilling a 23-footer with 26 seconds left in the second to give Toronto a 51-45 halftime lead.

Peterson made three 3-pointers in the first 3 1/2 minutes of the third period, giving Toronto a 62-52 lead with 8:38 to go.

"That's just him growing into a role," Toronto coach Lenny Wilkens said. "You try not to put pressure on a player, but I tell him the sky is the limit with his ability. When you see you have a hot hand, you have to be aggressive-minded, and his teammates got the ball to him."

"I felt great tonight and the guys moved the ball around and found me open," Peterson added. "I hope it's a breakout night. I'm glad I have the opportunity to help the team win."

Cleveland closed to 65-60 on Miller's jumper with 5:21 left in the quarter, but Williams and Peterson followed with consecutive 3-pointers, making it 71-60. Williams added 22 points.

"I was covering Vince Carter on the drive and they swung the ball around to Peterson, who hit some big threes," Miller said. "They made their run and we made our run, but turnovers got us at the end."

Toronto tied a team mark with seven 3-pointers in the third quarter. Carter capped the period with a 25-footer with three seconds left, extending the margin to 82-67.

Peterson's layup gave Toronto its biggest lead, 86-70, with 10:47 left in the contest, but the Raptors went cold, allowing Cleveland to make a run. Peterson was blanked thereafter.

"Peterson got really hot, but we kept going and played hard," Murray said. "We got it within five points but time ran out on us. We knew Vince would get his points, but we wanted to stop the others."

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