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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ATLANTA 22 22 16 26 86 TORONTO 35 29 31 17 112 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ATL - ALAN HENDERSON 17, DION GLOVER 15, TWO PLAYERS WITH 13 TOR - VINCE CARTER 29, MORRIS PETERSON 19, KEON CLARK 13

HIGH REBOUND: ATL - NAZR MOHAMMED 10, ALAN HENDERSON 9 TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 10, KEON CLARK 8

HIGH ASSISTS: ATL - MATT MALONEY 5, BREVIN KNIGHT 5 TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 14, MORRIS PETERSON 6

ATT: 19,554


Extended Box

ATLANTA (86) AT TORONTO (112)

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

HENDERSON F 30 6-14 5-5 2 7 9 0 2 0 1 17 D JOHNSON F 32 2-9 0-0 2 3 5 2 4 1 0 5 MOHAMMED C 27 6-14 1-2 2 8 10 0 4 0 2 13 KNIGHT G 28 3-5 0-0 0 1 1 5 1 0 3 6 TERRY G 33 3-18 6-6 2 2 4 4 3 4 1 13 GLOVER 29 6-15 2-2 2 5 7 4 5 1 2 15 C BOWDLER 21 4-10 0-2 2 3 5 0 1 1 1 8 MOTTOLA 20 2-10 2-2 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 6 MALONEY 20 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 5 0 0 1 3 CRAWFORD DNP - ANKLE INJURY KUKOC DNP - FLU WRIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-99 16-19 13 32 45 20 22 8 13 86 (.333) (.842) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 16(22 PTS)

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

OAKLEY F 28 5-8 0-0 1 6 7 3 3 1 2 10 PETERSON F 35 6-14 6-7 1 6 7 6 1 0 3 19 A DAVIS C 21 4-6 2-2 2 3 5 0 3 0 2 10 CARTER G 33 11-14 4-6 2 2 4 3 0 3 1 29 A WILLIAMS G 37 4-12 3-4 2 8 10 14 2 3 3 11 CLARK 28 4-11 5-5 2 6 8 2 0 1 0 13 CHILDS 6 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 CURRY 19 3-9 0-0 1 3 4 3 1 0 1 7 J WILLIAMS 14 3-6 2-2 0 4 4 0 2 2 1 8 MURRAY 10 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 MONTROSS 5 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 M STEWART 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

TOTALS 240 42-87 23-28 12 40 52 34 14 11 15 112 (.483) (.821) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 17(15 PTS)

ATLANTA 22 22 16 26 - 86 TORONTO 35 29 31 17 - 112

BLOCKED SHOTS: ATLANTA - MOHAMMED 3, C BOWDLER 2, MALONEY, D JOHNSON, HENDERSON. TORONTO - CLARK 12, CARTER 4, A WILLIAMS 2, J WILLIAMS 2, OAKLEY, A DAVIS, PETERSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ATLANTA 4-15 (.267), D JOHNSON 1-2, MOHAMMED 0-1, TERRY 1-6, GLOVER 1-2, C BOWDLER 0-1, MALONEY 1-3. TORONTO 5-15 (.333), PETERSON 1-4, CARTER 3-3, A WILLIAMS 0-2, CLARK 0-1, CURRY 1-4, MURRAY 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE DEROSA, MIKE CALLAHAN, SCOTT WALL. A - 19,554. T - 2:07.


Box Score

ATLANTA (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 30 6-14 5-5 2-9 0 2 17 D Johnson 32 2-9 0-0 2-5 2 4 5 Mohammed 27 6-14 1-2 2-10 0 4 13 Knight 28 3-5 0-0 0-1 5 1 6 Terry 33 3-18 6-6 2-4 4 3 13 Glover 29 6-15 2-2 2-7 4 5 15 C Bowdler 21 4-10 0-2 2-5 0 1 8 Mottola 20 2-10 2-2 1-2 0 2 6 Maloney 20 1-4 0-0 0-2 5 0 3 Crawford DNP - ankle injury Kukoc DNP - flu Wright DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-99 16-19 13-45 20 22 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.333, FT-.842. 3-Point Goals: 4-15, .267 (D Johnson 1-2, Mohammed 0-1, Terry 1-6, Glover 1-2, C Bowdler 0-1, Maloney 1-3). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 8 (Mohammed 3, C Bowdler 2, Maloney, D Johnson, Henderson). Turnovers: 16 (Knight 3, Glover 2, Mohammed 2, Mottola 2, C Bowdler, Henderson, Maloney, Terry). Steals: 8 (Terry 4, C Bowdler, D Johnson, Glover, Mottola).

TORONTO (112) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oakley 28 5-8 0-0 1-7 3 3 10 Peterson 35 6-14 6-7 1-7 6 1 19 A Davis 21 4-6 2-2 2-5 0 3 10 Carter 33 11-14 4-6 2-4 3 0 29 A Williams 37 4-12 3-4 2-10 14 2 11 Clark 28 4-11 5-5 2-8 2 0 13 Childs 6 0-0 1-2 1-2 3 1 1 Curry 19 3-9 0-0 1-4 3 1 7 J Williams 14 3-6 2-2 0-4 0 2 8 Murray 10 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 4 Montross 5 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 M Stewart 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-87 23-28 12-52 34 14 112 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.483, FT-.821. 3-Point Goals: 5-15, .333 (Peterson 1-4, Carter 3-3, A Williams 0-2, Clark 0-1, Curry 1-4, Murray 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 23 (Clark 12, Carter 4, A Williams 2, J Williams 2, Oakley, A Davis, Peterson). Turnovers: 17 (A Williams 3, Peterson 3, A Davis 2, Oakley 2, Carter, Childs, Curry, J Williams, M Stewart). Steals: 11 (A Williams 3, Carter 3, J Williams 2, Childs, Clark, Oakley). ____________________________________________ Atlanta 22 22 16 26 - 86 Toronto 35 29 31 17 - 112 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,554. T: 2:07. Officials: Joe Derosa, Mike Callahan, Scott Wall.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The combination of Vince Carter and Keon Clark helped the Toronto Raptors deliver an early knockout punch against the Atlanta Hawks.

Carter scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half and Clark blocked an NBA season-high and franchise-record 12 shots -- 10 before the break -- as the Raptors coasted to a 112-86 victory.

"It's nice to have the accomplishment but I'll think about that later," Clark said. "I'm just happy we played as a team the whole game. Vince did his thing as usual, but tonight we all pitched in."

With Carter providing the offense and Clark the defense, the Raptors raced to a 64-44 halftime lead and gained a split of the four-game season series against coach Lenny Wilkens' previous team.

The Hawks won the first two games but the Raptors rebounded to win the last two.

"We kept our focus even with the big lead," Carter said. "You almost want to let guys drive to watch Keon block it. He's been a great asset to this team on both ends of the floor. Keon and Jerome (Williams) are our sparkplugs."

Friday's contest was not as close as the score indicated. The Raptors led by as many as 40 points on two occasions in the fourth quarter and set a team mark with 23 blocks.

"They swatted away pretty well anything near the rim," Atlanta coach Lon Kruger said. "Toronto controlled and dominated from the start."

"It was a disgrace," Atlanta guard Brevin Knight added. "Toronto blocked shots and ran the floor. At the half we thought we were still in it, but they blew it open in the third quarter."

Toronto's Alvin Williams recorded his first career triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 14 assists.

"I'm really happy for Alvin," Carter said. "It's a great accomplishment. As a team we got the job done early."

Clark fell two rebounds shy of a triple-double, scoring 13 points. He rejected five shots in each of the first two periods.

"I could see them coming into the paint and the guys brought them right to me," Clark said. "I tried to use my quickness. If I can jump higher than the other guy, I will."

Toronto backup guard Chris Childs left with a sprained right index finger in the second quarter. With the Raptors in control, Childs did not return and is listed as day-to-day.

"Somebody fell on him, but he should be ready for Sunday (against Vancouver)," Wilkens said.

Atlanta played without forward Toni Kukoc, who did not dress due to the flu.

The Raptors never trailed, opening an 8-2 lead on Antonio Davis' jumper with 9:40 remaining. Carter hit a 25-footer to cap a 14-2 spurt that gave Toronto a 30-15 cushion with two minutes left in the quarter.

Rookie Morris Peterson's 3-pointer staked Toronto to its first 20-point lead, 48-28, with 7:32 to go in the second quarter. The Raptors continued to score at will in the second half, outscoring the Hawks, 31-16, in the third quarter to take a 95-60 lead into the final period.

Alan Henderson scored 17 points for Atlanta, which has dropped 14 of its last 17 games. One more defeat will give the Hawks their second straight 50-loss season. The Hawks went 28-54 last season, their worst record since moving to Atlanta in 1968.

Toronto made it 110-70 on Tracy Murray's jumper with 6:06 left. The Raptors threatened to surpass their most lopsided win -- a 120-84 rout of Portland on January 28, 1997 -- before the Hawks cut the deficit against Toronto's reserves.

"I'm glad we came out focused," Wilkens said. "If you want to be a good team you have to win these games. It's not that you pour it on but you don't let teams back into the game."

Six Toronto players scored in double figures, including all five starters. Peterson contributed 19 points and Charles Oakley and Davis added 11 apiece.

The Raptors shot 48 percent (42-of-87) from the field while holding Atlanta to 33 percent. The Hawks attempted 99 shots -- 12 more than Toronto -- but made just 33.

Dion Glover scored 15 points off the bench and Nazr Mohammed and Jason Terry each added 13 for the Hawks.

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