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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 29 24 21 23 97 PHOENIX 22 23 23 23 91 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 25, MIKE MILLER 18, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 13 PHO - IAKOVOS TSAKALIDIS 17, CLIFF ROBINSON 16, JASON KIDD 16

HIGH REBOUND: ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7 PHO - JASON KIDD 16, IAKOVOS TSAKALIDIS 8

HIGH ASSISTS: ORL - DARRELL ARMSTRONG 11, TRACY MCGRADY 8 PHO - JASON KIDD 5, CLIFF ROBINSON 5

ATT: 17,441


Extended Box

ORLANDO (97) AT PHOENIX (91)

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

MCGRADY F 44 10-28 5-6 2 10 12 8 2 2 2 25 OUTLAW F 40 3-5 2-2 1 6 7 3 3 2 0 8 DECLERCQ C 14 2-3 0-0 1 5 6 1 5 0 1 4 ARMSTRONG G 35 4-11 5-6 1 6 7 11 2 2 4 13 MILLER G 36 7-12 2-2 1 2 3 0 4 1 2 18 REID 14 4-4 0-0 0 3 3 0 5 0 1 8 WILLIAMS 15 3-8 1-3 2 1 3 2 1 1 0 7 HUDSON 13 3-3 0-2 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 6 AMAECHI 6 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 DOLEAC 22 3-8 2-2 0 2 2 2 4 1 1 8 ALEXANDER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 39-82 17-23 8 37 45 29 29 9 14 97 (.476) (.739) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 15(13 PTS)

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

ROBINSON F 39 4-11 6-10 1 3 4 5 2 2 0 16 ROGERS F 28 2-14 1-2 2 5 7 3 4 0 2 6 TSAKALIDIS C 31 6-10 5-6 2 6 8 1 3 0 1 17 ELIE G 32 2-4 1-2 0 1 1 3 4 1 2 6 KIDD G 43 3-11 9-11 1 15 16 5 3 1 4 16 GUGLIOTTA 17 5-10 4-4 2 2 4 1 1 1 0 14 T DELK 32 4-11 4-7 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 12 DUDLEY 6 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 V DEL NEGRO 12 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 3 4 MARION DNP - CONCUSSION PERRY DNP - COACH'S DECISION SANTIAGO DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 27-75 32-44 10 34 44 20 22 6 14 91 (.360) (.727) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 14(16 PTS)

ORLANDO 29 24 21 23 - 97 PHOENIX 22 23 23 23 - 91

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - DOLEAC 2, REID 2, MCGRADY, OUTLAW. PHOENIX - ROBINSON 2, TSAKALIDIS 2, KIDD, V DEL NEGRO. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 2-8 (.250), MCGRADY 0-2, ARMSTRONG 0-3, MILLER 2-3. PHOENIX 5-14 (.357), ROBINSON 2-3, ROGERS 1-2, ELIE 1-2, KIDD 1-6, T DELK 0-1. TECHNICALS: PHOENIX - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, HEAD COACH SKILES. OFFICIALS: TED BERNHARDT, HUE HOLLINS, JIM KINSEY. A - 17,441. T - 2:21.


Box Score

ORLANDO (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mcgrady 44 10-28 5-6 2-12 8 2 25 Outlaw 40 3-5 2-2 1-7 3 3 8 Declercq 14 2-3 0-0 1-6 1 5 4 Armstrong 35 4-11 5-6 1-7 11 2 13 Miller 36 7-12 2-2 1-3 0 4 18 Reid 14 4-4 0-0 0-3 0 5 8 Williams 15 3-8 1-3 2-3 2 1 7 Hudson 13 3-3 0-2 0-1 2 2 6 Amaechi 6 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Doleac 22 3-8 2-2 0-2 2 4 8 Alexander 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-82 17-23 8-45 29 29 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.476, FT-.739. 3-Point Goals: 2-8, .250 (Mcgrady 0-2, Armstrong 0-3, Miller 2-3). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 6 (Doleac 2, Reid 2, Mcgrady, Outlaw). Turnovers: 15 (Armstrong 4, Hudson 2, Mcgrady 2, Miller 2, Amaechi, Declercq, Doleac, Reid). Steals: 9 (Armstrong 2, Mcgrady 2, Outlaw 2, Doleac, Miller, Williams).

PHOENIX (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Robinson 39 4-11 6-10 1-4 5 2 16 Rogers 28 2-14 1-2 2-7 3 4 6 Tsakalidis 31 6-10 5-6 2-8 1 3 17 Elie 32 2-4 1-2 0-1 3 4 6 Kidd 43 3-11 9-11 1-16 5 3 16 Gugliotta 17 5-10 4-4 2-4 1 1 14 T Delk 32 4-11 4-7 0-1 1 2 12 Dudley 6 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 0 0 V Del Negro 12 1-3 2-2 0-1 0 3 4 Marion DNP - concussion Perry DNP - coach's decision Santiago DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-75 32-44 10-44 20 22 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.360, FT-.727. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Robinson 2-3, Rogers 1-2, Elie 1-2, Kidd 1-6, T Delk 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 6 (Robinson 2, Tsakalidis 2, Kidd, V Del Negro). Turnovers: 14 (Kidd 4, V Del Negro 3, Elie 2, Rogers 2, T Delk 2, Tsakalidis). Steals: 6 (Robinson 2, Dudley, Elie, Gugliotta, Kidd). ____________________________________________ Orlando 29 24 21 23 - 97 Phoenix 22 23 23 23 - 91 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Phoenix 2 (Illegal Defense, 6:00 2nd; Head Coach Skiles, 4:49 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,441. T: 2:21. Officials: Ted Bernhardt, Hue Hollins, Jim Kinsey.


Game Story

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- The Phoenix Suns were unable to overcome the absence of Shawn Marion.

Tracy McGrady scored 25 points and rookie Mike Miller added 18, helping the Orlando Magic snap the Suns' four-game winning streak with a 97-91 victory.

Marion suffered a concussion, sprained right wrist and bruised right shoulder when he was undercut by Utah guard John Starks in the final minute Sunday and is expected to miss at least two contests.

"We came out flat tonight and they had the energy," Phoenix coach Scott Skiles said. "Early in the game, we couldn't even get back on defense. They took it to us and deserved to win the game."

Rodney Rogers, Marion's replacement, scored just six points on 2-of-14 shooting and committed a crucial turnover in the final 20 seconds.

Marion was a big reason the Suns won six of their first seven contests following the All-Star break. During that stretch, he averaged 24.3 points and 13.1 rebounds, leading the Phoenix on the boards in each game.

Skiles, however, did not want to use Marion's absence as an excuse.

"I don't know if that would be a letdown," he said. "Normally, people with character step up and do something about it. If that was the case, we are going to struggle."

Phoenix's Tony Delk scored on a reverse layup with 26 seconds remaining while getting fouled by Tracy McGrady. But he was unable to complete the three-point play, leaving the Magic ahead, 92-91.

After Orlando's Darrell Armstrong hit a pair from the line with 20 seconds left, the Suns got the ball down low to Tom Gugliotta, who passed out to the left wing to Rogers, who allowed the ball to go between his legs and out of bounds.

Miller hit two foul shots to make it 96-91 with 15 seconds left and clinch the victory. The Magic gained a split on their four-game road trip after starting it with losses to Houston and the Los Angeles Lakers. Orlando also snapped a six-game losing streak against the Suns.

"Back-to-back wins on the road is very big for us," Orlando coach Doc Rivers said. "We basically come back (home) the way we left, and that's real impressive. I'm very proud of this team."

"Every time a team makes a run, you have to counter that," McGrady added. "We know we're away from home. We know our intensity has to be higher than theirs. It came down to defending, who wanted to win."

Rookie Jake Tsakalidis scored a career-high 17 points for the Suns, while Cliff Robinson and Kidd added 16 apiece. Kidd also tied a career high with 16 rebounds.

"We had our opportunities but it should never had gotten to that point," Kidd said. "We came out not being the aggressors we were in the past five games, including Philly, and we thought we could just turn it on."

Orlando shot 48 percent (39-of-82) from the field while holding Phoenix to just 36 percent (27-of-75). The Magic split the series after suffering a 110-104 home loss to Phoenix eight days ago.

"The difference in this game is we held them to 36 percent shooting," Rivers said. "In the game in Orlando, we held them to 52 percent. The difference was our defense."

The Suns erased a nine-point deficit to go up, 44-43, on Delk's jumper with 2:50 in the first half. But that was Phoenix's last lead.

Orlando closed second quarter with a 10-1 spurt before Miller opened the second half with a 3-pointer, giving Orlando a 56-45 cushion.

"They're a great basketball club, especially at home," Miller said. "It's one of those things where you have to bounce back from their runs and continue playing well. You can't win without stopping them down the stretch."

Phoenix closed the deficit to 72-68 on Kidd's two foul shots with 56 seconds left in the period before McGrady's dunk gave Orlando a six-point edge heading into the final quarter.

After Gugliota's jumper pulled Phoenix within 90-89 with 2:15 left, the Suns had a chance to take the lead. But Michael Doleac stripped Gugliota down low and Armstrong drilled a 17-footer to make it 92-89 with 1:21 remaining.

"Hopefully, we learned our lesson," Kidd said. "We came out flat, thought we could turn it on, and it came back to haunt us."

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