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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 18 30 19 26 8 101 CLEVELAND 26 25 21 21 6 99 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 27, RUBEN PATTERSON 22, SHAMMOND WILLIAMS 19 CLE - LAMOND MURRAY 21, ANDRE MILLER 18, CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 15

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - DESMOND MASON 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7 CLE - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 14, LAMOND MURRAY 11

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 8, RUBEN PATTERSON 6 CLE - ANDRE MILLER 7, LAMOND MURRAY 6

ATT: 11,937


Extended Box

SEATTLE (101) AT CLEVELAND (99) - FINAL IN OT

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

BAKER F 7 0-3 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 LEWIS F 27 4-11 1-2 1 4 5 1 2 2 3 10 EWING C 23 3-6 1-2 0 4 4 0 2 1 1 7 PAYTON G 51 12-21 1-2 2 0 2 8 3 1 2 27 S WILLIAMS G 40 6-17 4-4 2 5 7 5 3 0 1 19 MASON 41 0-8 3-4 2 6 8 4 4 2 0 3 PATTERSON 43 7-16 8-12 3 4 7 6 4 5 6 22 MCCOY 22 5-5 1-6 0 5 5 0 5 0 0 11 OYEDEJI 4 0-0 1-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 WOLKOWYSKI 7 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 B BARRY DNP - LEFT GROIN STRAIN DAVIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 37-87 21-35 14 29 43 24 24 11 13 101 (.425) (.600) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 14(14 PTS)

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

HARPRING F 30 4-9 3-5 1 5 6 4 4 0 2 11 WEATHERSPOON F 41 4-7 7-7 5 9 14 1 1 3 0 15 MIHM C 20 2-6 3-4 0 5 5 0 2 1 0 7 JACKSON G 36 6-11 0-0 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 12 MILLER G 36 6-16 6-7 1 2 3 7 4 0 2 18 COLES 17 2-6 0-0 0 1 1 4 2 0 4 4 MURRAY 40 9-13 2-4 1 10 11 6 5 3 4 21 TRAYLOR 13 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 5 0 2 4 GATLING 12 1-6 0-0 1 4 5 1 2 0 1 2 PERSON 20 2-8 1-1 1 2 3 1 3 0 0 5 C HENDERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION LANGDON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 38-87 22-28 10 41 51 27 28 7 16 99 (.437) (.786) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 16(10 PTS)

SEATTLE 18 30 19 26 8 - 101 CLEVELAND 26 25 21 21 6 - 99

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - EWING 2, PATTERSON, MASON, PAYTON, MCCOY. CLEVELAND - WEATHERSPOON 3, HARPRING. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 6-20 (.300), LEWIS 1-5, PAYTON 2-3, S WILLIAMS 3-8, MASON 0-3, PATTERSON 0-1. CLEVELAND 1-7 (.143), MURRAY 1-2, GATLING 0-1, PERSON 0-4. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - PATTERSON, CLEVELAND - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 3. OFFICIALS: GARY BENSON, RONNIE NUNN, RON OLESIAK. A - 11,937. T - 2:35.


Box Score

SEATTLE (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 7 0-3 0-0 2-2 0 1 0 Lewis 27 4-11 1-2 1-5 1 2 10 Ewing 23 3-6 1-2 0-4 0 2 7 Payton 51 12-21 1-2 2-2 8 3 27 S Williams 40 6-17 4-4 2-7 5 3 19 Mason 41 0-8 3-4 2-8 4 4 3 Patterson 43 7-16 8-12 3-7 6 4 22 Mccoy 22 5-5 1-6 0-5 0 5 11 Oyedeji 4 0-0 1-1 0-1 0 0 1 Wolkowyski 7 0-0 1-2 2-2 0 0 1 B Barry DNP - left groin strain Davis DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 37-87 21-35 14-43 24 24 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.425, FT-.600. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Lewis 1-5, Payton 2-3, S Williams 3-8, Mason 0-3, Patterson 0-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 6 (Ewing 2, Patterson, Mason, Payton, Mccoy). Turnovers: 14 (Patterson 6, Lewis 3, Payton 2, Ewing, S Williams). Steals: 11 (Patterson 5, Lewis 2, Mason 2, Ewing, Payton).

CLEVELAND (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Harpring 30 4-9 3-5 1-6 4 4 11 Weatherspoon 41 4-7 7-7 5-14 1 1 15 Mihm 20 2-6 3-4 0-5 0 2 7 Jackson 36 6-11 0-0 0-2 3 0 12 Miller 36 6-16 6-7 1-3 7 4 18 Coles 17 2-6 0-0 0-1 4 2 4 Murray 40 9-13 2-4 1-11 6 5 21 Traylor 13 2-5 0-0 0-1 0 5 4 Gatling 12 1-6 0-0 1-5 1 2 2 Person 20 2-8 1-1 1-3 1 3 5 C Henderson DNP - coach's decision Langdon DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 38-87 22-28 10-51 27 28 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.437, FT-.786. 3-Point Goals: 1-7, .143 (Murray 1-2, Gatling 0-1, Person 0-4). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 4 (Weatherspoon 3, Harpring). Turnovers: 16 (Coles 4, Murray 4, Harpring 2, Miller 2, Traylor 2, Gatling, Jackson). Steals: 7 (Murray 3, Weatherspoon 3, Mihm). _________________________________________________ Seattle 18 30 19 26 8 - 101 Cleveland 26 25 21 21 6 - 99 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 1 (Patterson, 10:23 4th). Cleveland 3 (Illegal Defense 3, 4:18 2nd, 2:10 3rd, 9:48 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 11,937. T: 2:35. Officials: Gary Benson, Ronnie Nunn, Ron Olesiak.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Shammond Williams had a huge fourth quarter to keep the Seattle SuperSonics in the game, then nailed one huge shot to win it.

Williams scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth period and made an 18-foot jump shot as time expired in overtime as Seattle snapped a three-game losing streak with a 101-99 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Rashard Lewis blocked a layup by Cleveland's Andre Miller with 15 seconds left and Williams grabbed the ball, raced downcourt and dished to rookie Desmond Mason on the left wing. Mason drove the lane and kicked it out to a wide-open Williams for the game-winner.

"I faded out hoping (Mason) would come back to me," Williams said. "He came back to me and I let it go. I knew when I let it go it was in. I told (Cavs forward Lamond) Murray `That's it Lamond, the game is over.'"

Neither team scored in the final 1:56 until Williams hit the decisive jumper from the left wing.

Gary Payton and Ruben Patterson combined to miss three tie-breaking free throws in the final two minutes for Seattle, but Cleveland was equally inept at scoring down the stretch.

The Cavaliers scored six of the first eight points in overtime but were held scoreless in the final 3:13. In its final four possessions, Cleveland committed a turnover and missed three shots, the last two by Miller.

Williams made 6-of-17 shots and collected seven rebounds and five assists. Payton had 27 points and eight assists and Patterson added 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Both teams had a chance to win the game in the final 30 seconds of regulation. Miller controlled the ball for Cleveland with 28 seconds left but drove the lane and threw a wild pass into the crowd with seven seconds left.

Seattle inbounded the ball to Patrick Ewing at the 3-point line and he dished it to a cutting Mason, who drove to the basket and jumped, but missed an easy layup when he was bumped by Murray.

"I got hit in the stomach but I guess the refs didn't see it," Mason said.

No foul was called and the Cavaliers called timeout with two seconds remaining. Wesley Person missed a 19-foot jumper from the left sideline as the buzzer sounded.

Seattle made just 21-of-35 foul shots and missed all three attempts in the extra period.

The SuperSonics improved to 2-0 in overtime and won for the first time in 27 games when trailing after three quarters. They are 4 1/2 games behind Minnesota for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

"We needed this," Seattle coach Nate McMillan said. "I challenged our guys tonight at the beginning of the game to show me their heart. Those words came so true tonight with everything that happened."

The Sonics used a small lineup throughout the game because forward Vin Baker left in the first quarter after aggravating a hand injury.

"Warming up the ball hit my hand and when (Clarence) Weatherspoon hit my hand in the first quarter I couldn't even hold the ball," Baker said. "We're going to re-evaluate it tomorrow."

The Cavaliers led after each of the first three quarters but still lost their 11th straight meeting with Seattle. They have not defeated the Sonics since November 27, 1993.

"This was a game we gave away at the end," Cleveland coach Randy Wittman said. "In the last 1:15 (of regulation) we gave up six straight free throws. We lost our edge of attack. We stopped and took jump shots and lost that edge of attcaking the basket."

Murray had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Weatherspoon added 15 and 14 for the Cavaliers, who fell to 1-3 in overtime and dropped 4 1/2 games behind Indiana for the final playoff spot in the East.

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