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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MILWAUKEE 26 25 36 23 110 CLEVELAND 35 27 32 30 124 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIL - GLENN ROBINSON 32, RAY ALLEN 29, SAM CASSELL 20 CLE - WESLEY PERSON 24, ANDRE MILLER 19, TWO PLAYERS WITH 16

HIGH REBOUND: MIL - GLENN ROBINSON 6, LINDSEY HUNTER 5 CLE - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 12, THREE PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: MIL - SAM CASSELL 13, LINDSEY HUNTER 5 CLE - ANDRE MILLER 13, WESLEY PERSON 6

ATT: 13,235


Extended Box

MILWAUKEE (110) AT CLEVELAND (124)

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

ROBINSON F 40 14-22 2-2 1 5 6 2 3 0 1 32 HAM F 19 2-2 2-2 0 2 2 0 5 1 0 6 S WILLIAMS C 14 1-3 0-0 1 3 4 0 3 1 0 2 CASSELL G 38 6-16 8-9 0 4 4 13 4 2 2 20 ALLEN G 41 7-19 11-12 1 2 3 4 2 2 4 29 THOMAS 25 4-6 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 11 JOHNSON 23 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 1 1 0 HUNTER 24 2-8 0-1 1 4 5 5 1 1 1 4 CAFFEY 14 2-3 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 ALSTON 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 POPE 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 PRZYBILLA DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-80 27-30 5 24 29 25 23 9 10 110 (.475) (.900) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 10(14 PTS)

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

HARPRING F 26 4-9 8-8 1 1 2 2 4 1 3 16 WEATHERSPOON F 31 5-9 5-6 4 8 12 3 4 1 2 15 MIHM C 17 3-6 4-4 2 4 6 0 3 0 1 10 MILLER G 35 7-9 4-6 0 7 7 13 2 0 0 19 PERSON G 37 9-15 1-2 1 3 4 6 3 3 2 24 GATLING 23 4-12 4-4 3 4 7 2 2 0 2 12 MURRAY 26 7-12 2-2 1 6 7 2 4 0 1 16 JACKSON 22 3-9 2-2 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 8 COLES 23 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 4 C HENDERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION LANGDON DNP - COACH'S DECISION TRAYLOR DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 44-85 30-34 12 35 47 35 27 7 12 124 (.518) (.882) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 12(16 PTS)

MILWAUKEE 26 25 36 23 - 110 CLEVELAND 35 27 32 30 - 124

BLOCKED SHOTS: MILWAUKEE - HAM, ALLEN, JOHNSON. CLEVELAND - GATLING 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MILWAUKEE 7-16 (.438), ROBINSON 2-5, CASSELL 0-1, ALLEN 4-6, THOMAS 1-1, HUNTER 0-2, ALSTON 0-1. CLEVELAND 6-11 (.545), MILLER 1-1, PERSON 5-7, MURRAY 0-1, JACKSON 0-1, COLES 0-1. TECHNICALS: CLEVELAND - GATLING. OFFICIALS: JIM CLARK, DON VADEN, DEE KANTNER. A - 13,235. T - 2:07.


Box Score

MILWAUKEE (110) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Robinson 40 14-22 2-2 1-6 2 3 32 Ham 19 2-2 2-2 0-2 0 5 6 S Williams 14 1-3 0-0 1-4 0 3 2 Cassell 38 6-16 8-9 0-4 13 4 20 Allen 41 7-19 11-12 1-3 4 2 29 Thomas 25 4-6 2-2 0-1 0 2 11 Johnson 23 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 3 0 Hunter 24 2-8 0-1 1-5 5 1 4 Caffey 14 2-3 2-2 0-1 0 0 6 Alston 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Pope 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Przybilla DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-80 27-30 5-29 25 23 110 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.475, FT-.900. 3-Point Goals: 7-16, .438 (Robinson 2-5, Cassell 0-1, Allen 4-6, Thomas 1-1, Hunter 0-2, Alston 0-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 3 (Ham, Allen, Johnson). Turnovers: 10 (Allen 4, Cassell 2, Hunter, Johnson, Robinson, Thomas). Steals: 9 (Allen 2, Cassell 2, Caffey, Ham, Hunter, Johnson, S Williams).

CLEVELAND (124) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Harpring 26 4-9 8-8 1-2 2 4 16 Weatherspoon 31 5-9 5-6 4-12 3 4 15 Mihm 17 3-6 4-4 2-6 0 3 10 Miller 35 7-9 4-6 0-7 13 2 19 Person 37 9-15 1-2 1-4 6 3 24 Gatling 23 4-12 4-4 3-7 2 2 12 Murray 26 7-12 2-2 1-7 2 4 16 Jackson 22 3-9 2-2 0-2 2 2 8 Coles 23 2-4 0-0 0-0 5 3 4 C Henderson DNP - coach's decision Langdon DNP - coach's decision Traylor DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 44-85 30-34 12-47 35 27 124 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.518, FT-.882. 3-Point Goals: 6-11, .545 (Miller 1-1, Person 5-7, Murray 0-1, Jackson 0-1, Coles 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 2 (Gatling 2). Turnovers: 12 (Harpring 3, Gatling 2, Person 2, Weatherspoon 2, Jackson, Mihm, Murray). Steals: 7 (Person 3, Coles 2, Harpring, Weatherspoon). ____________________________________________ Milwaukee 26 25 36 23 - 110 Cleveland 35 27 32 30 - 124 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Cleveland 1 (Gatling, 1:50 1st). Flagrant fouls: Milwaukee 1 (S Williams, 7:01 3rd). A: 13,235. T: 2:07. Officials: Jim Clark, Don Vaden, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- When the Milwaukee Bucks got close, Andre Miller made a really far shot.

Miller's 75-foot heave in the third quarter beat the shot clock, squelched a rally and got the Cleveland Cavaliers back on track in a 124-110 victory over the Bucks that snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Milwaukee trailed 62-51 at halftime but rallied within 81-80 with 3:52 left in the third period on two free throws by Ray Allen, who scored 29 points.

With the shot clock running down, the Bucks deflected the ball into the backcourt. Miller raced back and tracked it down at the opposite foul line. He turned and fired a one-hander that banged in as the buzzer sounded.

"It was luck," Miller admitted. "It looked like a curveball when it left my hands. It was just a reaction. I knew the shot clock was running out so I just let it go. I practice half-court shots after every practice, but I guess this was a little longer. I guess everybody fed off that basket."

The improbable shot stunned everyone in Gund Arena, including the Bucks. Milwaukee hung around for another two minutes, but baskets by Chris Gatling and Wesley Person closed the period, gave Cleveland a 94-87 lead and triggered a 17-2 run.

"It didn't take the wind out of us, but it brought the crowd back into play," Bucks forward Darvin Ham said. "We had them on their heels a little bit and then he throws in a one-in-a-million shot. That's part of the game and there's nothing you can do. We just didn't do the little things tonight."

Person made five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 24 points. Miller added 19 and 13 assists and Matt Harpring scored 16 points for the Cavaliers, who had seven players in double figures and eclipsed their previous season-high total of 117 against Detroit on November 21.

"It's as good as we shared and passed the ball and moved the ball all year," Cavs coach Randy Wittman said. "We didn't get ourselves into trouble by trying to do too much. We just played and reacted to what they were doing. If they doubled the post, we kicked it out. We either had a shot or we had a shot off the dribble when we moved it again. It was fun to see."

"We moved the ball around and 35 assists proves we played team basketball," Miller added.

Glenn Robinson scored 32 points and Sam Cassell added 20 and 13 assists for the Bucks, who failed to complete a four-game sweep of the Cavs and have lost two in a row following a three-game winning streak.

For the second straight night, Milwaukee was outmuscled on the glass. The Bucks were outrebounded, 47-29, after being beaten on the boards, 59-36, on Saturday night at Charlotte.

"We had no control of the ball and we had no control of the boards," Bucks coach George Karl said. "It's two things that are very difficult to win a game, unless you shoot 55 percent and knock down a lot of shots."

The Cavs never trailed and shot 52 percent (44-of-85) from the field. They opened an 11-point halftime advantage behind Clarence Weatherspoon, who scored all 15 of his points in the first half.

After Miller's bomb, the Bucks got within two points before Gatling had two free throws and a basket for a 90-84 lead. A 3-pointer by Allen halved the deficit before Gatling and Person had baskets.

"Wesley is great in making shots," Wittman said. "He stretches the defense. If Milwaukee is going to double inside on the post, that allows us with him on the floor to create good spacing."

"The Cavs ran up and down on us," Karl said. "Their quickness bothered us a little but mostly, it was penetration and rebounding. Wesley Person got into a rhythm and they had everybody cooking."

Miller scored five points and Gatling four in the first four minutes of the final period. A three-point play by Miller gave the Cavs a 107-89 lead with 8:02 remaining and the Bucks got no closer than 11 points thereafter.

Lamond Murray scored 16 points, Gatling added 12 and rookie Chris Mihm 10 for the Cavs. Weatherspoon grabbed 12 rebounds.

Tim Thomas scored 11 points for the Bucks, who shot 47.5 percent (38-of-80).

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