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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 26 14 24 20 84 DETROIT 36 21 18 18 93 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 25, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 16, MIKE MILLER 13 DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 26, CORLISS WILLIAMSON 22, CHUCKY ATKINS 15

HIGH REBOUND: ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 10, MIKE MILLER 9 DET - BEN WALLACE 22, CORLISS WILLIAMSON 16

HIGH ASSISTS: ORL - DARRELL ARMSTRONG 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 2 DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 2

ATT: 14,380


Extended Box

ORLANDO (84) AT DETROIT (93)

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

MCGRADY F 42 12-24 1-4 2 8 10 1 3 1 2 25 OUTLAW F 31 2-5 4-8 3 2 5 2 5 0 1 8 DECLERCQ C 9 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 ARMSTRONG G 37 6-13 1-1 0 1 1 7 2 3 2 16 MILLER G 36 5-17 2-2 2 7 9 2 4 0 0 13 AMAECHI 19 0-5 5-8 2 1 3 0 5 1 1 5 HUDSON 12 1-6 1-1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 3 DOLEAC 11 2-7 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 WILLIAMS 20 2-6 0-0 4 3 7 0 3 1 0 4 REID 12 1-1 2-2 2 5 7 0 5 0 0 4 GARRITY 11 0-3 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 2 ALEXANDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-89 18-28 16 31 47 13 33 7 9 84 (.348) (.643) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 10(13 PTS)

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

CURRY F 27 0-6 3-4 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 SMITH F 20 2-5 3-4 2 4 6 1 3 0 3 7 B WALLACE C 41 2-6 6-16 6 16 22 2 3 3 1 10 ATKINS G 32 6-10 0-1 1 3 4 2 0 2 1 15 STACKHOUSE G 43 7-19 10-12 1 3 4 7 3 1 5 26 M MOORE 9 1-4 2-2 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 4 OWENS 17 1-6 0-0 5 1 6 1 5 0 0 2 CLEAVES 8 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 WILLIAMSON 33 7-17 8-10 5 11 16 0 2 0 3 22 CARDINAL 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 BARROS 8 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 J WALLACE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-78 32-49 21 41 62 15 25 8 14 93 (.359) (.653) TEAM REBS: 16 TOTAL TO: 16(17 PTS)

ORLANDO 26 14 24 20 - 84 DETROIT 36 21 18 18 - 93

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - OUTLAW, MCGRADY, AMAECHI, DECLERCQ, WILLIAMS. DETROIT - B WALLACE 3, WILLIAMSON 2, SMITH, OWENS, STACKHOUSE, M MOORE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 4-19 (.211), MCGRADY 0-2, ARMSTRONG 3-7, MILLER 1-6, HUDSON 0-2, GARRITY 0-2. DETROIT 5-8 (.625), ATKINS 3-3, STACKHOUSE 2-5. TECHNICALS: ORLANDO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, DETROIT - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2. OFFICIALS: TERRY DURHAM, DERRICK STAFFORD, MARC DAVIS. A - 14,380. T - 2:26.


Box Score

ORLANDO (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mcgrady 42 12-24 1-4 2-10 1 3 25 Outlaw 31 2-5 4-8 3-5 2 5 8 Declercq 9 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 3 0 Armstrong 37 6-13 1-1 0-1 7 2 16 Miller 36 5-17 2-2 2-9 2 4 13 Amaechi 19 0-5 5-8 2-3 0 5 5 Hudson 12 1-6 1-1 0-1 1 0 3 Doleac 11 2-7 0-0 1-1 0 1 4 Williams 20 2-6 0-0 4-7 0 3 4 Reid 12 1-1 2-2 2-7 0 5 4 Garrity 11 0-3 2-2 0-1 0 2 2 Alexander DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-89 18-28 16-47 13 33 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.348, FT-.643. 3-Point Goals: 4-19, .211 (Mcgrady 0-2, Armstrong 3-7, Miller 1-6, Hudson 0-2, Garrity 0-2). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 5 (Outlaw, Mcgrady, Amaechi, Declercq, Williams). Turnovers: 10 (Armstrong 2, Mcgrady 2, Amaechi, Doleac, Garrity, Hudson, Outlaw). Steals: 7 (Armstrong 3, Amaechi, Hudson, Mcgrady, Williams).

DETROIT (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Curry 27 0-6 3-4 0-0 1 4 3 Smith 20 2-5 3-4 2-6 1 3 7 B Wallace 41 2-6 6-16 6-22 2 3 10 Atkins 32 6-10 0-1 1-4 2 0 15 Stackhouse 43 7-19 10-12 1-4 7 3 26 M Moore 9 1-4 2-2 1-2 0 2 4 Owens 17 1-6 0-0 5-6 1 5 2 Cleaves 8 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 4 Williamson 33 7-17 8-10 5-16 0 2 22 Cardinal 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Barros 8 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 J Wallace DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-78 32-49 21-62 15 25 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.359, FT-.653. 3-Point Goals: 5-8, .625 (Atkins 3-3, Stackhouse 2-5). Team rebounds: 16. Blocked shots: 9 (B Wallace 3, Williamson 2, Smith, Owens, Stackhouse, M Moore). Turnovers: 16 (Stackhouse 5, Smith 3, Williamson 3, Atkins, B Wallace, Barros). Steals: 8 (B Wallace 3, Atkins 2, Cleaves, M Moore, Stackhouse). ____________________________________________ Orlando 26 14 24 20 - 84 Detroit 36 21 18 18 - 93 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Orlando 1 (Illegal Defense, 5:17 4th). Detroit 2 (Illegal Defense 2, 6:09 1st, 1:56 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,380. T: 2:26. Officials: Terry Durham, Derrick Stafford, Marc Davis.


Game Story

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- The Orlando Magic got their wake-up call too late.

After sleepwalking their way through the first half, the Magic nearly erased a 17-point halftime deficit but fell short and suffered a 93-84 setback to the Detroit Pistons.

Orlando coach Doc Rivers pulled a page out of "Hack-a-Shaq" by intentionally fouling former Magic forward Ben Wallace, a 30 percent shooter from the line, almost every time he touched the ball in the fourth quarter.

The strategy almost paid off as Wallace missed 8-of-12 foul shots in the period to finish 6-of-16 from the line.

"We just had to try something," Rivers said. "I was telling guys this is a mean game because you look at a guy like Ben and you know how I feel about him, yet if he can't make free throws, you have to foul him. That's why it's a competition."

Wallace, clearly was disturbed by the tactics and directed some harsh words toward his former coach. Late in the fourth quarter, he glared at the Orlando bench.

"It disappoints me a whole lot," Wallace said. "That's the sign of a coward. Just come out and play the game. People don't come here to see that kind of game. It's just dirty tactics."

"Hey, we're trying to win," countered Orlando swingman Tracy McGrady. "We don't care if he's (ticked off) or not. We're trying to get ourselves the win and get out of here."

Down by as many as 22 points in the second period, the Magic closed to 85-84 on a jumper by McGrady with 2:45 to go. But Orlando was blanked thereafter, missing its final seven shots.

Jerry Stackhouse scored 26 points and Corliss Williamson added a season-high 22 and 16 rebounds off the bench for the Pistons, who seemed on the verge of blowing a double-figure lead in the fourth quarter for the second time in as many games.

On Friday, the Pistons suffered a 97-93 overtime loss to the Miami Heat, squandering a 14-point advantage in the final seven minutes of regulation.

"It wasn't a thing of beauty but we'll take it," said Detroit coach George Irvine, whose club snapped a four-game losing streak. "We end up shooting 36 percent and we still beat a very good team. I thought we were great in our halfcourt defense."

"This is the first game we've won since I've been here," said Williamson. "It's been easy to fit in here. The way this team plays really takes advantage of my strength. They run up and down the floor."

McGrady collected 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic, who had a three-game winning streak stopped. Darrell Armstrong scored 16 and rookie Mike Miller contributed 13.

"In the second half, I think we were the aggressor," McGrady said. "We came out, executed ... playing great defense, having them make a lot of turnovers. But we just couldn't tie the ballgame up or take the lead. We had several chances."

Coming off a 36-point win over Cleveland on Friday, Orlando was caught napping and fell behind, 55-33, with 3:03 remaining in the first half.

"I told the guys that I really thought we came to play but we were flat and that I was proud of them," Rivers said. "They were playing with great energy, yet we still fought back from 22 down, cut it to one, had a chance to win. That's all you can ask for."

Wallace scored 10 points and he ruled the boards with 22 rebounds. Detroit dominated the glass, outrebounding Orlando, 62-47.

"I think what killed us was we held them to 40 percent in the first half, but they had a lot of second shots," McGrady said. "It cost us. They killed us on the boards. We dug ourselves a big hole."

With Orlando trailing 75-64 entering the final period, Rivers resorted to his "Bang-A-Ben" tactics.

"It surprised me but it's kind of a crummy thing to do, especially against someone you coached last year," Irvine said. "Ben stood up and made some and missed some. He's too valuable for us too take out of the game."

Wallace was angry with the tactics but he played into Rivers' hands by twice missing two foul shots.

"It worked," Rivers said. "It got us back in the game. It slowed their tempo down. It really took them out of their offense and that's a all we were trying to do."

But after McGrady pulled Orlando within one, Wallace hit 1-of-2 from the line on consecutive trips to give Detroit an 87-84 lead. Williamson hit a pair of foul shots to make it 89-84 with 1:46 to play.

"We definitely needed this win, especially with what happened the other night with Miami," Detroit guard Chucky Atkins said. "We got good contributions all around."

Things could get even more interesting as the Magic and Pistons meet again in Orlando on Wednesday. Wallace said he welcomes the intentional fouling.

"We're gonna jump on them Wednesday and I hope they have to do it again," he said.

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