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 --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 28 25 26 19 98 WASHINGTON 24 22 24 22 92 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 34, MORRIS PETERSON 20, TWO PLAYERS WITH 11 WAS - COURTNEY ALEXANDER 33, MICHAEL SMITH 18, LARON PROFIT 14

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - CHARLES OAKLEY 11, ANTONIO DAVIS 10 WAS - POPEYE JONES 16, MICHAEL SMITH 13

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 11, CHRIS CHILDS 6 WAS - LARON PROFIT 7, DAVID VANTERPOL 6

ATT: 16,427


Extended Box

TORONTO (98) AT WASHINGTON (92)

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

OAKLEY F 32 0-9 0-0 1 10 11 4 3 1 1 0 PETERSON F 34 10-19 0-0 4 4 8 1 4 3 0 20 A DAVIS C 31 5-12 0-0 2 8 10 1 3 1 1 10 CARTER G 44 12-23 5-6 3 3 6 4 1 0 3 34 A WILLIAMS G 39 5-14 0-0 2 4 6 11 3 1 1 10 CLARK 25 5-8 1-2 1 4 5 1 2 0 2 11 CHILDS 25 5-8 0-0 1 1 2 6 1 2 2 11 J WILLIAMS 10 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 2 CURRY DNP - COACH'S DECISION MONTROSS DNP - COACH'S DECISION MURRAY DNP - UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION M STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 43-95 6-8 15 36 51 28 17 9 11 98 (.453) (.750) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 11(9 PTS)

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

ALEXANDER F 47 12-23 5-6 0 1 1 1 4 1 4 33 NESBY F 36 5-15 2-4 3 3 6 0 4 0 2 13 P JONES C 43 3-11 4-4 2 14 16 1 4 2 1 11 PROFIT G 36 6-12 2-4 1 3 4 7 1 1 3 14 MICHAEL SMITH G 46 8-12 2-6 1 12 13 0 2 0 2 18 VANTERPOL 18 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 6 2 0 2 0 MIKE SMITH 14 1-5 1-2 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 DAVIS DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT HAMSTRING HAMILTON DNP - SORE LEFT ELBOW LAETTNER DNP - SORE LEFT BIG TOE VAUGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION J WHITE DNP - STRAINED RIGHT ACHILLES

TOTALS 240 35-80 16-26 8 34 42 16 17 5 15 92 (.438) (.615) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 16(13 PTS)

TORONTO 28 25 26 19 - 98 WASHINGTON 24 22 24 22 - 92

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - CARTER 3, CLARK. WASHINGTON - PROFIT 2, P JONES 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 6-18 (.333), PETERSON 0-3, CARTER 5-8, A WILLIAMS 0-4, CHILDS 1-3. WASHINGTON 6-11 (.545), ALEXANDER 4-6, NESBY 1-4, P JONES 1-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DAN CRAWFORD, GEORGE TOLIVER, KEVIN FEHR. A - 16,427. T - 2:01.


Box Score

TORONTO (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oakley 32 0-9 0-0 1-11 4 3 0 Peterson 34 10-19 0-0 4-8 1 4 20 A Davis 31 5-12 0-0 2-10 1 3 10 Carter 44 12-23 5-6 3-6 4 1 34 A Williams 39 5-14 0-0 2-6 11 3 10 Clark 25 5-8 1-2 1-5 1 2 11 Childs 25 5-8 0-0 1-2 6 1 11 J Williams 10 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 0 2 Curry DNP - coach's decision Montross DNP - coach's decision Murray DNP - upper respiratory infection M Stewart DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 43-95 6-8 15-51 28 17 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.453, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 6-18, .333 (Peterson 0-3, Carter 5-8, A Williams 0-4, Childs 1-3). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 4 (Carter 3, Clark). Turnovers: 11 (Carter 3, Childs 2, Clark 2, A Davis, A Williams, J Williams, Oakley). Steals: 9 (Peterson 3, Childs 2, A Davis, A Williams, J Williams, Oakley).

WASHINGTON (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Alexander 47 12-23 5-6 0-1 1 4 33 Nesby 36 5-15 2-4 3-6 0 4 13 P Jones 43 3-11 4-4 2-16 1 4 11 Profit 36 6-12 2-4 1-4 7 1 14 Michael Smith 46 8-12 2-6 1-13 0 2 18 Vanterpol 18 0-2 0-0 0-1 6 2 0 Mike Smith 14 1-5 1-2 1-1 1 0 3 Davis DNP - sprained right hamstring Hamilton DNP - sore left elbow Laettner DNP - sore left big toe Vaught DNP - coach's decision J White DNP - strained right achilles _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-80 16-26 8-42 16 17 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.438, FT-.615. 3-Point Goals: 6-11, .545 (Alexander 4-6, Nesby 1-4, P Jones 1-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 4 (Profit 2, P Jones 2). Turnovers: 16 (Alexander 4, Profit 3, Michael Smith 2, Nesby 2, Vanterpol 2, Mike Smith, P Jones). Steals: 5 (P Jones 2, Alexander, Mike Smith, Profit). ____________________________________________ Toronto 28 25 26 19 - 98 Washington 24 22 24 22 - 92 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: Toronto 1 (A Williams, 8:56 3rd). A: 16,427. T: 2:01. Officials: Dan Crawford, George Toliver, Kevin Fehr.


Game Story

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The Toronto Raptors clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and set up a first-round rematch by defeating the hapless Washington Wizards, 98-92, in the regular-season finale for both teams.

The Raptors play the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs. They were swept by the Knicks last year in their first playoff appearance.

"It's kind of ironic that we're playing the Knicks," Toronto coach Lenny Wilkens said. "It seems like the rivalry we had when I was in New York with Miami has transformed into a New York and Toronto rivalry. I think it will be good for the fans and good for the sport."

Washington (19-63) set a franchise record for losses, prompting coach Leonard Hamilton to resign after the game. The Wizards surpassed the Chicago Packers, who went 18-62 in 1961-62, their inaugural season.

Hamilton, who spent the previous 10 years at the University of Miami, made the announcement after a two-hour meeting with Wizards president of basketball operations Michael Jordan and general manager Wes Unseld. He stepped down after completing only one season of a five-year contract with the club.

"I feel very confident that the Wizards are in good hands," Hamilton said. "I think Michael's doing an outstanding job. I'm comfortable that before too long they will be exactly where we all want them to be. But it's in my best interest at this particular time to devote my career in another direction."

New York wrapped up the No. 4 seed Wednesday with a 94-88 victory over Detroit and will open the best-of-five series at home. Toronto took three of four regular season contests against the Knicks.

"They're a very good team," Wilkens added. "They're playoff-tested. They've been there a number of years, so they have the experience edge. But we know we can beat them."

Vince Carter scored 34 points and rookie Morris Peterson added 20 for the Raptors, who finished 47-35, two games better than last season.

"I think I feel comfortable because I know what it (playoffs) is like," Carter said. "I have experienced it. I have three games. It's nothing compared to a lot of guys who are playing against the Knicks, but three (games) is better than nothing."

"I think when you go through a season the way we have, you certainly have to look toward the future," Washington assistant Larry Drew said. "That's one of the encouraging things about this season, and we will get better. It's been a very disappointing year."

Rookie Courtney Alexander, one of the young players the Wizards will look to in the future, scored a season-high 33 points for Washington, which dropped nine of its last 10. The Wizards finished with the third-worst record in the NBA, ahead of only the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors.

It was the second time in three games that Alexander established a personal best. He had 30 points in Sunday's 106-89 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"I think the first thing is to take some time off and allow my body to heal," Alexander said. "And secondly, try to prepare myself to come back (next season) and try to contribute to this team."

But the loudest cheers on Fan Appreciation Night at the MCI Center were reserved for Carter after he made a pair of dunks late in the third quarter.

The Wizards led, 5-2, early in the first quarter but Toronto went ahead for good late in the period. Keon Clark's dunk capped a 9-3 spurt that gave Toronto its biggest lead, 95-81, with 3:53 remaining.

Six players reached double figures. Clark and Chris Childs added 11 apiece while Antonio Davis and Alvin Williams each scored 10 points.

Charles Oakley, however, was held scoreless, missing all nine shots in 32 minutes.

Michael Smith contributed 18 points for the Wizards, who had five players in double figures.

About statistical abbreviations

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

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com