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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DETROIT 24 24 13 27 88 TORONTO 24 19 22 19 84 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: DET - CLIFFORD ROBINSON 22, JERRY STACKHOUSE 19, BEN WALLACE 13 TOR - VINCE CARTER 28, ALVIN WILLIAMS 15, HAKEEM OLAJUWON 14

HIGH REBOUND: DET - BEN WALLACE 13, MICHAEL CURRY 6 TOR - HAKEEM OLAJUWON 20, ANTONIO DAVIS 8

HIGH ASSISTS: DET - DANA BARROS 7, JERRY STACKHOUSE 6 TOR - CHRIS CHILDS 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 19,800


Extended Box

DETROIT (88) AT TORONTO (84)

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

STACKHOUSE F 36 5-20 8-10 0 4 4 6 0 0 2 19 B WALLACE F 38 6-8 1-3 5 8 13 0 2 3 0 13 ROBINSON C 35 9-17 2-2 3 2 5 2 3 0 1 22 D BARROS G 25 1-10 0-0 0 1 1 7 3 1 0 3 CURRY G 29 2-3 0-0 0 6 6 0 4 1 1 4 REBRACA 20 5-10 0-0 2 2 4 1 1 1 2 10 JONES 22 2-6 0-0 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 6 J BARRY 20 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 5 WILLIAMSON 12 3-6 0-0 2 3 5 3 0 0 0 6 M MOORE 3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 ATKINS DNP - COACH'S DECISION WHITE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-84 11-15 12 32 44 21 17 6 7 88 (.417) (.733) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 7(6 PTS)

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

A DAVIS F 34 0-6 2-2 1 7 8 2 1 0 4 2 PETERSON F 24 2-10 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 0 0 5 OLAJUWON C 43 6-11 2-2 5 15 20 2 3 1 1 14 CARTER G 37 10-21 4-5 3 4 7 3 5 2 4 28 A WILLIAMS G 39 6-14 0-0 0 4 4 3 3 0 1 15 CLARK 19 3-5 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 6 MURRAY 14 4-6 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 11 CHILDS 24 0-4 1-1 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 CURRY 6 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 ARROYO DNP - COACH'S DECISION BRADLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION MONTROSS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-79 9-10 11 34 45 19 18 4 11 84 (.405) (.900) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 13(13 PTS)

DETROIT 24 24 13 27 - 88 TORONTO 24 19 22 19 - 84

BLOCKED SHOTS: DETROIT - B WALLACE 3, REBRACA 2, STACKHOUSE. TORONTO - OLAJUWON 5, CLARK 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DETROIT 7-18 (.389), STACKHOUSE 1-3, ROBINSON 2-4, D BARROS 1-5, JONES 2-3, J BARRY 1-3. TORONTO 11-19 (.579), PETERSON 1-3, CARTER 4-6, A WILLIAMS 3-3, MURRAY 3-4, CHILDS 0-3. TECHNICALS: DETROIT - ROBINSON. OFFICIALS: RONNIE NUNN, MARK WUNDERLICH, BILL KENNEDY. A - 19,800. T - 2:07.


Box Score

DETROIT (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Stackhouse 36 5-20 8-10 0-4 6 0 19 B Wallace 38 6-8 1-3 5-13 0 2 13 Robinson 35 9-17 2-2 3-5 2 3 22 D Barros 25 1-10 0-0 0-1 7 3 3 Curry 29 2-3 0-0 0-6 0 4 4 Rebraca 20 5-10 0-0 2-4 1 1 10 Jones 22 2-6 0-0 0-3 2 1 6 J Barry 20 2-4 0-0 0-2 0 3 5 Williamson 12 3-6 0-0 2-5 3 0 6 M Moore 3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Atkins DNP - coach's decision White DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-84 11-15 12-44 21 17 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.417, FT-.733. 3-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (Stackhouse 1-3, Robinson 2-4, D Barros 1-5, Jones 2-3, J Barry 1-3). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 6 (B Wallace 3, Rebraca 2, Stackhouse). Turnovers: 7 (Rebraca 2, Stackhouse 2, Curry, M Moore, Robinson). Steals: 6 (B Wallace 3, Curry, D Barros, Rebraca).

TORONTO (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Davis 34 0-6 2-2 1-8 2 1 2 Peterson 24 2-10 0-0 0-2 2 3 5 Olajuwon 43 6-11 2-2 5-20 2 3 14 Carter 37 10-21 4-5 3-7 3 5 28 A Williams 39 6-14 0-0 0-4 3 3 15 Clark 19 3-5 0-0 2-4 0 1 6 Murray 14 4-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 11 Childs 24 0-4 1-1 0-0 5 1 1 Curry 6 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 2 Arroyo DNP - coach's decision Bradley DNP - coach's decision Montross DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-79 9-10 11-45 19 18 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.405, FT-.900. 3-Point Goals: 11-19, .579 (Peterson 1-3, Carter 4-6, A Williams 3-3, Murray 3-4, Childs 0-3). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 7 (Olajuwon 5, Clark 2). Turnovers: 13 (A Davis 4, Carter 4, A Williams, Curry, Olajuwon). Steals: 4 (Carter 2, Curry, Olajuwon). ____________________________________________ Detroit 24 24 13 27 - 88 Toronto 24 19 22 19 - 84 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Detroit 1 (Robinson, 5:58 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,800. T: 2:07. Officials: Ronnie Nunn, Mark Wunderlich, Bill Kennedy.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Cliff Robinson made a running jumper and two free throws in the final 15 seconds as the Detroit Pistons edged the Toronto Raptors, 88-84, for their third consecutive victory.

With the game tied 84-84 and 15.7 seconds left, Robinson drove past Antonio Davis for a layup, giving the Pistons the lead.

Following a timeout, Toronto superstar Vince Carter had a chance to tie the game. But his mid-range jumper from the left side hit the side of the backboard and Robinson made two foul shots to seal the win.

Robinson scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting. He scored nine points apiece in the final two quarters and also was instrumental in the final defensive sequence when he and Ben Wallace forced Carter to the baseline for the difficult shot.

"We had two huge plays," Pistons coach Rick Carlisle said. "Ben just sniffed it out and made a phenomenal play. We got the stop and didn't take a timeout to give them a chance to set up defensively and Cliff made his shot.

"I heard Vince scream, `Switch,'" Robinson said. "So I knew I had to get out there. We had to force him to make a tough shot. He is such a good shooter, you can't give up a 3-point shot.

Dana Barros made a 3-pointer -- his only points of the game -- with two seconds left on the shot clock that gave Detroit an 84-80 lead.

"I felt Dana was due to hit one and it turned out to be a big one," Carlisle said. "I am proud of my guys. They hung in there and played tough. It really helps the confidence of our guys to beat a team like this."

"I was 0-for-9 and everybody kept telling me I would hit the big one," Barros said. "I got the chance and I hit it."

Carter made two free throws and Alvin Williams made a mid-range jumper, tying the game with 1:08 to play.

Carter led the Raptors for the 11th time in 12 games this season with 28 points on 10-for-21 shooting. But he was held without a basket in the final four minutes.

"They played pretty good," Raptors coach Lenny Wilkens said. "The first game back after a road trip is always scary. I thought we had opportunites. Our defense wasn't as good as it should be. There were great opportunites and we missed them."

"It's a tough way to lose," Carter said. "They played us tough from start to finish, but it's the type of game you really want to win. It's no excuse. We have to find a way."

Hakeem Olajuwon also contributed 14 points and 20 rebounds. The boards were a franchise record for a regulation game. Kevin Willis set the old mark of 19 on April 12, 1999 at Indiana.

Jerry Stackhouse scored 19 points and Wallace added 13 and 13 rebounds for the Pistons, who continued their best start (7-2) since 1996-97.

Detroit held a 48-43 halftime lead but allowed Toronto to close the third quarter on a 10-2 run and take a 65-61 lead.

The Pistons were swarming on defense in the fourth, allowing just 19 points. Toronto made 5-of-13 shots in the final 12 minutes.

"Most of the games they have won, they have had multiple runs and tonight we didn't let them get those runs which gave us a chance at the end," Stackhouse said. "We made the plays offensively but our defense was even more key in this victory."

"Coach Carlisle has got the point across," Wallace said. "If you don't play defense, you don't play at all."

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