databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 17 24 28 25 94 CHICAGO 22 20 23 18 83 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - KARL MALONE 32, DANNY MANNING 16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 11 CHI - RON ARTEST 27, AJ GUYTON 12, MARCUS FIZER 12

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - KARL MALONE 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 CHI - FRED HOIBERG 5, ELTON BRAND 5

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 CHI - STEVE GOODRICH 3, FIVE PLAYERS WITH 2

ATT: 22,579


Extended Box

UTAH (94) AT CHICAGO (83)

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

MALONE F 40 13-22 6-7 3 7 10 6 2 3 5 32 MARSHALL F 20 5-8 1-1 3 1 4 2 4 1 0 11 POLYNICE C 17 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 2 RUSSELL G 34 2-7 2-2 2 4 6 2 3 0 2 6 STOCKTON G 29 4-6 3-6 2 4 6 7 1 1 5 11 STARKS 31 4-6 0-0 0 4 4 4 2 1 4 9 VAUGHN 21 1-6 1-1 0 1 1 6 1 1 1 3 OSTERTAG 12 1-1 0-2 1 1 2 0 4 0 0 2 MANNING 27 7-10 2-4 1 2 3 4 5 1 0 16 D BENOIT 8 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 CROTTY 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 STEVENSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-71 15-23 13 27 40 31 27 8 17 94 (.549) (.652) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 17(25 PTS)

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

ARTEST F 34 5-8 15-16 1 2 3 2 3 5 1 27 BRAND F 40 5-17 0-0 3 2 5 2 6 1 6 10 VOSKUHL C 23 2-2 1-2 1 3 4 2 5 0 2 5 GUYTON G 39 5-12 0-0 0 3 3 2 3 1 2 12 HOIBERG G 43 3-9 4-6 1 4 5 1 1 4 1 10 GOODRICH 15 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 2 C BENJAMIN 14 2-4 1-2 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 5 BAGARIC 7 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 FIZER 25 4-9 2-2 0 3 3 0 4 0 2 12 MERCER DNP - RIGHT ANKLE TENDINITIS MILLER DNP - SORE RIGHT KNEE TARLAC DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 27-63 23-28 9 18 27 14 26 12 16 83 (.429) (.821) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 18(19 PTS)

UTAH 17 24 28 25 - 94 CHICAGO 22 20 23 18 - 83

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - NONE. CHICAGO - BRAND 2, ARTEST, BAGARIC, VOSKUHL, C BENJAMIN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 1-8 (.125), MARSHALL 0-1, RUSSELL 0-2, STOCKTON 0-2, STARKS 1-2, VAUGHN 0-1. CHICAGO 6-16 (.375), ARTEST 2-4, GUYTON 2-5, HOIBERG 0-3, C BENJAMIN 0-1, FIZER 2-3. TECHNICALS: UTAH - HEAD COACH SLOAN, CHICAGO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: TERRY DURHAM, DERRICK STAFFORD, VIOLET PALMER. A - 22,579. T - 2:10.


Box Score

UTAH (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 40 13-22 6-7 3-10 6 2 32 Marshall 20 5-8 1-1 3-4 2 4 11 Polynice 17 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 3 2 Russell 34 2-7 2-2 2-6 2 3 6 Stockton 29 4-6 3-6 2-6 7 1 11 Starks 31 4-6 0-0 0-4 4 2 9 Vaughn 21 1-6 1-1 0-1 6 1 3 Ostertag 12 1-1 0-2 1-2 0 4 2 Manning 27 7-10 2-4 1-3 4 5 16 D Benoit 8 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 2 2 Crotty 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Stevenson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-71 15-23 13-40 31 27 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.549, FT-.652. 3-Point Goals: 1-8, .125 (Marshall 0-1, Russell 0-2, Stockton 0-2, Starks 1-2, Vaughn 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: None. Turnovers: 17 (Malone 5, Stockton 5, Starks 4, Russell 2, Vaughn). Steals: 8 (Malone 3, Manning, Marshall, Starks, Stockton, Vaughn).

CHICAGO (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Artest 34 5-8 15-16 1-3 2 3 27 Brand 40 5-17 0-0 3-5 2 6 10 Voskuhl 23 2-2 1-2 1-4 2 5 5 Guyton 39 5-12 0-0 0-3 2 3 12 Hoiberg 43 3-9 4-6 1-5 1 1 10 Goodrich 15 1-1 0-0 0-1 3 1 2 C Benjamin 14 2-4 1-2 1-1 0 2 5 Bagaric 7 0-1 0-0 2-2 2 1 0 Fizer 25 4-9 2-2 0-3 0 4 12 Mercer DNP - right ankle tendinitis Miller DNP - sore right knee Tarlac DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-63 23-28 9-27 14 26 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.429, FT-.821. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Artest 2-4, Guyton 2-5, Hoiberg 0-3, C Benjamin 0-1, Fizer 2-3). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 6 (Brand 2, Artest, Bagaric, Voskuhl, C Benjamin). Turnovers: 18 (Brand 6, Bagaric 2, Fizer 2, Guyton 2, Voskuhl 2, Artest, Hoiberg). Steals: 12 (Artest 5, Hoiberg 4, Brand, C Benjamin, Guyton). ____________________________________________ Utah 17 24 28 25 - 94 Chicago 22 20 23 18 - 83 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 1 (Head Coach Sloan, 10:01 2nd). Chicago 1 (Illegal Defense, 3:06 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 22,579. T: 2:10. Officials: Terry Durham, Derrick Stafford, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- One night after a horrendous performance, the Utah Jazz almost turned in another embarrassment.

Karl Malone scored 32 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Jazz woke up from a sluggish start for a 94-83 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Utah (52-27) pulled within 1 1/2 games of the Los Angeles Lakers (54-26) for third place in the Western Conference. The Jazz rebounded from a 115-93 loss at Milwaukee on Thursday, their second-worst setback of the season.

"You have to bounce back after a game like we had last night," Malone said. "We executed as well as we have all year down the stretch. It's been a while since we did that."

Two free throws by Ron Artest gave Chicago its final lead at 53-51 with 8:35 to go in the third quarter. But John Stockton scored four straight points to trigger a 12-3 burst by Utah for a 63-56 lead with just over four minutes left.

A basket by Elton Brand pulled Chicago within 75-74 with just under six minutes remaining. But Danny Manning had five points as the Jazz used a 9-1 run for an 84-75 lead with 3 1/2 minutes to go.

"For the playoffs, some people say that you need to be tuned up," Malone said. "I think you need to be ready to play like that all season and then go in the playoffs with that kind of game."

Artest cut the deficit to 86-80 with a pair of free throws with 2:19 remaining. But the Jazz scored eight straight, capped by a 3-pointer by former Bull John Starks, to seal the victory.

Manning finished with 14 points and Stockton 11 for Utah, which won its seventh straight regular-season game against Chicago. The Jazz outscored the Bulls, 25-18, in the final quarter.

"I thought we played OK and it picked up during the last part of the game," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "We've had trouble executing on offense. We need a lot more out of other people (besides Malone)."

Utah trailed 22-17 at the end of one quarter, and a frustrated Sloan was hit for a technical with 10 minutes remaining in the half with the game tied at 23-23.

The ploy didn't help as Chicago took its largest lead at 40-31 on a basket by rookie Marcus Fizer with 2:24 before halftime. The Jazz used a 10-2 spurt, including five points from Malone, to cut the deficit to 42-41 at intermission.

Manning added 16 points off the bench while Stockton and Donyell Marshall scored 11 points apiece. Starks finished with nine points in first game back in Chicago.

Starks was booed every time he touched the ball. Last year, he was denied a request to be waived so he could be picked up by a playoff-bound team and filed an unsuccessful grievance with the NBA Players Association. He also spent nine years with the rival New York Knicks.

One night after shooting just 5-of-13 for 13 points, Malone made 13-of-22 shots and scored 21 points in the second half. This season may be the last good chance for the 37-year old to win an elusive NBA title.

"Is he too old?" Sloan asked "I have only heard that for nine years. Both he and John Stockton show that it is not true. No one realizes how much they like playing basketball. If you went to our training camp and saw how much better shape they are than other guys coming into the league, you'd understand."

Artest led Chicago with 27 points, including 15-of-16 from the line. Brand fouled out with 10 points and five rebounds on just 5-of-17 shooting for the Bulls, who lost for the 10th time in their last 11 games.

"We obviously ran into too much Karl Malone in the second half," Chicago coach Tim Floyd said. "I was glad to see Marcus Fizer stand toe to toe with Karl Malone and not back off and try to give some resistance. Our guys really gave themselves an opportunity tonight against a veteran, experienced team."

Fizer and fellow rookie A.J. Guyton each scored 12 points apiece for the Bulls, who shot 43 percent (27-of-63).

Chicago played without Brad Miller and rookie Jamal Crawford. Miller was out with a sore knee while Crawford was placed on the injured list with a hyperextended left knee.

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com