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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 25 11 21 25 82 UTAH 17 22 26 21 86 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - VIN BAKER 16, DESMOND MASON 12, PATRICK EWING 12 UTH - KARL MALONE 26, JOHN STOCKTON 15, DONYELL MARSHALL 13

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - PATRICK EWING 9, GARY PAYTON 6 UTH - DONYELL MARSHALL 14, GREG OSTERTAG 8

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 11, JOHN STARKS 7

ATT: 19,819


Extended Box

SEATTLE (82) AT UTAH (86)

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

MCCOY F 26 3-6 2-2 2 3 5 1 4 0 2 8 PATTERSON F 36 4-10 2-2 2 2 4 3 1 2 2 10 EWING C 39 6-14 0-0 2 7 9 3 4 0 1 12 MASON G 34 6-10 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 12 PAYTON G 42 3-17 4-4 0 6 6 7 1 4 1 10 BAKER 31 4-12 7-10 1 1 2 1 4 0 4 16 DAVIS 22 5-6 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 11 S WILLIAMS 10 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 B BARRY DNP - STRAINED LEFT GROIN LEWIS DNP - SPRAINED LEFT HIP FLEXOR OYEDEJI DNP - COACH'S DECISION WOLKOWYSKI DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-78 15-18 9 23 32 18 19 7 12 82 (.410) (.833) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 13(13 PTS)

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

MALONE F 36 12-19 2-2 0 4 4 6 5 1 5 26 MARSHALL F 36 6-17 1-1 4 10 14 0 2 1 1 13 POLYNICE C 19 1-3 2-4 5 2 7 0 2 0 0 4 STARKS G 28 2-8 4-4 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 9 STOCKTON G 30 6-10 1-1 2 4 6 11 1 1 4 15 VAUGHN 18 1-1 2-2 0 2 2 2 4 1 3 5 RUSSELL 25 4-7 0-0 1 0 1 1 3 0 2 8 OSTERTAG 29 2-6 0-2 0 8 8 1 3 0 0 4 MANNING 12 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 CROTTY 7 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 D BENOIT DNP - COACH'S DECISION PADGETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-76 12-16 14 34 48 28 22 5 17 86 (.461) (.750) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 19(21 PTS)

SEATTLE 25 11 21 25 - 82 UTAH 17 22 26 21 - 86

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - MCCOY 4, EWING 2, MASON, PAYTON, BAKER. UTAH - OSTERTAG 5, MARSHALL 3, MALONE 2, POLYNICE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 3-10 (.300), MASON 0-2, PAYTON 0-3, BAKER 1-2, DAVIS 1-2, S WILLIAMS 1-1. UTAH 4-9 (.444), MALONE 0-1, MARSHALL 0-2, STARKS 1-1, STOCKTON 2-2, VAUGHN 1-1, RUSSELL 0-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BOB DELANEY, DEREK RICHARDSON, SCOTT FOSTER. A - 19,819. T - 2:09.


Box Score

SEATTLE (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mccoy 26 3-6 2-2 2-5 1 4 8 Patterson 36 4-10 2-2 2-4 3 1 10 Ewing 39 6-14 0-0 2-9 3 4 12 Mason 34 6-10 0-0 1-3 1 2 12 Payton 42 3-17 4-4 0-6 7 1 10 Baker 31 4-12 7-10 1-2 1 4 16 Davis 22 5-6 0-0 0-2 2 2 11 S Williams 10 1-3 0-0 1-1 0 1 3 B Barry DNP - strained left groin Lewis DNP - sprained left hip flexor Oyedeji DNP - coach's decision Wolkowyski DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-78 15-18 9-32 18 19 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.410, FT-.833. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (Mason 0-2, Payton 0-3, Baker 1-2, Davis 1-2, S Williams 1-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 9 (Mccoy 4, Ewing 2, Mason, Payton, Baker). Turnovers: 13 (Baker 4, Mccoy 2, Patterson 2, Davis, Ewing, Mason, Payton). Steals: 7 (Payton 4, Patterson 2, Mason).

UTAH (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 36 12-19 2-2 0-4 6 5 26 Marshall 36 6-17 1-1 4-14 0 2 13 Polynice 19 1-3 2-4 5-7 0 2 4 Starks 28 2-8 4-4 1-2 7 0 9 Stockton 30 6-10 1-1 2-6 11 1 15 Vaughn 18 1-1 2-2 0-2 2 4 5 Russell 25 4-7 0-0 1-1 1 3 8 Ostertag 29 2-6 0-2 0-8 1 3 4 Manning 12 1-5 0-0 0-2 0 1 2 Crotty 7 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 D Benoit DNP - coach's decision Padgett DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-76 12-16 14-48 28 22 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.461, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Malone 0-1, Marshall 0-2, Starks 1-1, Stockton 2-2, Vaughn 1-1, Russell 0-2). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 11 (Ostertag 5, Marshall 3, Malone 2, Polynice). Turnovers: 19 (Malone 5, Stockton 4, Vaughn 3, Russell 2, Crotty, Manning, Marshall). Steals: 5 (Malone, Manning, Marshall, Stockton, Vaughn). ____________________________________________ Seattle 25 11 21 25 - 82 Utah 17 22 26 21 - 86 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,819. T: 2:09. Officials: Bob Delaney, Derek Richardson, Scott Foster.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Karl Malone and John Stockton each accomplished a first.

Malone and Stockton were their normal selves as the Utah Jazz swept a season series from the Seattle SuperSonics for first time in club history with an 86-82 victory.

With 31 years of NBA experience between them entering this season, Malone and Stockton were a major part of Utah's first season series sweep of Seattle.

Malone, second on the NBA's all-time scoring list, poured in 26 points. Stockton, the league's all-time assists leader, handed out 11 and scored 15 points.

"I didn't really know we hadn't swept them before," Malone said. "I know we had one or two up there and the one here but I wasn't really looking at it like that, never thought about it much. But it's neat, you know it's not all the time you can sweep a team now and if that's the case, it's good."

Stockton also was not aware of the sweep.

"I wasn't really aware we had never swept them, I don't really pay too much attention to that, but we'll sure take it," he said.

The duo combined for 14 points in a 20-2 run that closed the second quarter and gave Utah a 39-36 lead. The Jazz led the rest of the way.

Donyell Marshall added 13 points and 14 rebounds for Utah, which won all four meetings from Seattle this season. The SuperSonics still hold a 42-22 advantage in the all-time series.

Vin Baker netted 16 points to lead Seattle, which has lost three straight and six of its last eight games to fall under the .500 mark for the first time since they were 17-18 on January 7.

Coming off an embarrassing 28-point home loss to San Antonio on Tuesday, the Sonics showed no signs of letting that game affect them and took a 25-17 lead after one quarter behind six points from Patrick Ewing.

Seattle continued to play well and took its biggest lead of the contest at 34-19 with 7:44 left before halftime on 16-footer by Ewing, who finished with 12 points and nine rebounds.

But the Jazz quicky got back into it, reeling off the next 13 points. After rookie Desmond Mason hit a long jumper for Seattle to stop the run, Malone scored four straight points and Stockton drilled a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds left in the half to give Utah a 39-36 lead.

"I was glad to see a little bit of that," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "We looked like a team that was really bored by playing, in the first part of it. The second quarter we got tremendous energy and put ourselves in position to get back in the ballgame."

"Fifteen points in the NBA is definitely not a big lead, especially when you play a team that executes and really is not going to beat themselves," Baker said. "They didn't come down and rush shots and basically took their time and whittled their way back into the game."

Considered to be on the downside of his career, the 38-year-old Stockton completely outplayed Sonics point guard Gary Payton, who is recgonized as one of the NBA's top floor generals.

Payton had a rough evening, scoring 10 points while making only 3-of-17 shots from the field. He did hand out seven assists and grab six rebounds.

Mason added 12 points and Emanual Davis 11 for the Sonics, who shot 41 percent (32-of-78) from the field and were outrebounded by a lopsided 48-32 margin.

The Jazz slowly began to pull away in the third quarter and took a 56-47 lead with 4:15 left in the period on Olden Polynice's dunk.

A dunk by Malone, who made 12-of-19 shots, gave the Jazz their biggest advantage at 78-67 with 5:09 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Sonics made a late run, using a 13-4 burst to pull within 84-82 with 10 seconds left on a 3-pointer by Baker, his first of the season. But John Starks made two foul shots just under a second later to seal it for Utah.

Utah shot 46 percent (35-of-76) from the field and overcame 17 turnovers.

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