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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DETROIT 25 20 21 39 105 ORLANDO 22 27 20 31 100 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: DET - CLIFFORD ROBINSON 30, CORLISS WILLIAMSON 17, JON BARRY 14 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 24, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 22, MIKE MILLER 21

HIGH REBOUND: DET - CLIFFORD ROBINSON 10, BEN WALLACE 10 ORL - GRANT HILL 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: DET - THREE PLAYERS WITH 4 ORL - DARRELL ARMSTRONG 7, TRACY MCGRADY 5

ATT: 12,510


Extended Box

DETROIT (105) AT ORLANDO (100)

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

CURRY F 36 1-5 3-4 0 3 3 2 3 0 1 5 B WALLACE F 27 2-3 0-2 1 9 10 0 2 1 1 4 ROBINSON C 44 10-19 9-10 2 8 10 4 1 1 8 30 D BARROS G 21 2-7 8-9 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 12 J BARRY G 37 6-11 0-0 0 3 3 3 1 0 2 14 ATKINS 28 4-6 0-0 0 2 2 4 5 1 2 11 WILLIAMSON 25 8-12 1-3 4 4 8 4 4 0 3 17 REBRACA 20 5-7 1-2 3 2 5 1 3 2 1 11 M MOORE 2 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 JONES DNP - COACH'S DECISION STACKHOUSE DNP - GROIN STRAIN WHITE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-70 23-32 10 33 43 21 20 5 20 105 (.543) (.719) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 22(25 PTS)

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

GRANT F 31 0-4 0-0 3 3 6 2 2 3 0 0 HILL F 31 5-11 4-7 3 5 8 2 3 2 2 14 HUNTER C 17 2-3 1-2 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 5 MCGRADY G 43 9-25 4-4 1 2 3 5 3 0 2 24 MILLER G 35 9-15 0-0 2 4 6 1 4 1 2 21 EWING 17 1-5 0-2 0 4 4 0 1 1 1 2 ARMSTRONG 34 8-19 5-6 3 1 4 7 2 6 0 22 GARRITY 17 3-6 2-2 1 0 1 1 3 1 2 9 BUECHLER 11 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 REID 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 HUDSON 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 DECLERCQ DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-90 16-23 13 20 33 19 25 14 9 100 (.422) (.696) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 9(18 PTS)

DETROIT 25 20 21 39 - 105 ORLANDO 22 27 20 31 - 100

BLOCKED SHOTS: DETROIT - ROBINSON 3, REBRACA 2, B WALLACE 2, CURRY. ORLANDO - MCGRADY, GRANT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DETROIT 6-19 (.316), CURRY 0-1, ROBINSON 1-6, D BARROS 0-2, J BARRY 2-5, ATKINS 3-5. ORLANDO 8-16 (.500), MCGRADY 2-5, MILLER 3-5, ARMSTRONG 1-3, GARRITY 1-2, BUECHLER 1-1. TECHNICALS: DETROIT - DEFENSIVE THREE 2, ORLANDO - DEFENSIVE THREE, MCGRADY. OFFICIALS: KEVIN FEHR, BLANE REICHELT, JACK NIES. A - 12,510. T - 2:22.


Box Score

DETROIT (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Curry 36 1-5 3-4 0-3 2 3 5 B Wallace 27 2-3 0-2 1-10 0 2 4 Robinson 44 10-19 9-10 2-10 4 1 30 D Barros 21 2-7 8-9 0-1 3 1 12 J Barry 37 6-11 0-0 0-3 3 1 14 Atkins 28 4-6 0-0 0-2 4 5 11 Williamson 25 8-12 1-3 4-8 4 4 17 Rebraca 20 5-7 1-2 3-5 1 3 11 M Moore 2 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 0 1 Jones DNP - coach's decision Stackhouse DNP - groin strain White DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-70 23-32 10-43 21 20 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.543, FT-.719. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Curry 0-1, Robinson 1-6, D Barros 0-2, J Barry 2-5, Atkins 3-5). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 8 (Robinson 3, Rebraca 2, B Wallace 2, Curry). Turnovers: 22 (Robinson 8, Williamson 3, Atkins 2, J Barry 2, B Wallace, Curry, D Barros, M Moore, Rebraca). Steals: 5 (Rebraca 2, Atkins, B Wallace, Robinson).

ORLANDO (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Grant 31 0-4 0-0 3-6 2 2 0 Hill 31 5-11 4-7 3-8 2 3 14 Hunter 17 2-3 1-2 0-1 1 3 5 Mcgrady 43 9-25 4-4 1-3 5 3 24 Miller 35 9-15 0-0 2-6 1 4 21 Ewing 17 1-5 0-2 0-4 0 1 2 Armstrong 34 8-19 5-6 3-4 7 2 22 Garrity 17 3-6 2-2 1-1 1 3 9 Buechler 11 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 Reid 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Hudson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Declercq DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-90 16-23 13-33 19 25 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.422, FT-.696. 3-Point Goals: 8-16, .500 (Mcgrady 2-5, Miller 3-5, Armstrong 1-3, Garrity 1-2, Buechler 1-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 2 (Mcgrady, Grant). Turnovers: 9 (Garrity 2, Hill 2, Mcgrady 2, Miller 2, Ewing). Steals: 14 (Armstrong 6, Grant 3, Hill 2, Ewing, Garrity, Miller). ____________________________________________ Detroit 25 20 21 39 - 105 Orlando 22 27 20 31 - 100 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Detroit 2 (Defensive Three 2, 9:48 1st, 9:14 4th). Orlando 2 (Defensive Three, 5:14 1st; Mcgrady, 0:53 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 12,510. T: 2:22. Officials: Kevin Fehr, Blane Reichelt, Jack Nies.


Game Story

ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- Grant Hill faced his former team for the first time but it was one of the players he was traded for, Chucky Atkins, that was a key to victory Monday night.

Atkins' 3-pointer with 50 seconds to go gave the Detroit Pistons the lead for good and Dana Barros hit three free throws in the final 19 seconds to seal a 105-100 triumph over the Orlando Magic.

Atkins, who along with Ben Wallace was traded for Hill, finished with 11 points, but his basket from the right side gave Detroit a a 96-94 lead it did not surrender.

With the Magic attempting to seal off the low post by double-teaming Cliff Robinson, the Pistons swung the ball around the perimeter and Jon Barry found Atkins alone in the right corner.

"It feels good," Atkins said. "I had an opportunity to come out here and contribute. We all played well and all hit big shots. That is the thing about this team, everybody steps up and makes plays."

Jerry Stackhouse, Detroit's leading scorer, was sidelined for the third consecutive game with a groin injury, but the Pistons received contributions from several players.

Six players finished in double figures as Detroit shot 12-of-15 in the fourth quarter and 54 percent (38-of-70) in the game.

"Our guys were doing a good job of getting each other shots for most of the game," Pistons coach Rick Carlisle said. "It was just a matter of playing with force at both ends. When we play good defense it sets everything else up. We turned up our defense in the second half and that helped a lot."

"The concern is our defense," Orlando coach Doc Rivers said. "This is a really disappointing loss for us. We got a lot of work to do as a basketball team. Fifty-four percent without Stackhouse is a crime."

Robinson led Detroit in scoring for the fourth time in five games with 30 points on 10-of-19 shooting.

Following Atkins' 3-pointer, Orlando had several chances to go-ahead.

Tracy McGrady had a shot blocked by Michael Curry but made three free throws with 21 seconds left to cut Orlando's deficit to 98-97. After Detroit's Dana Barros made one of two free throws, McGrady missed a driving layup with 12 seconds to go that would have tied the game.

"He made a big time block," Carlisle said of Curry. "We consider him to be our best perimeter defender. He's smart, quick and knowledgeable. He moves well and anticipates well. He was sizing up McGrady well the whole game and made a huge play."

McGrady led the Magic with 24 points but made just 9-of-25 shots and misfired on a potential game-winning shot for the second straight game.

"It was too early, too quick," Rivers said. "We should have let the floor spread a little bit more but we obviously saw an opening and took it."

Curry's two free throws extended the Pistons' lead to 101-97 but Pat Garrity drained a wide open 3-pointer that sliced the deficit to a point with four seconds left.

Barros and Robinson added two free throws apiece around a turnover by Garrity and Detroit hung on.

Hill, who inked a seven-year, $93 million contract in August 2000, had 14 points and eight rebounds.

Hill was also taken out of the game with seven minutes to play with a sore foot. He missed Saturday's game against the Charlotte Hornets and X-rays taken at the arena were negative.

Hill will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

"They're going to X-ray it again tommorow," Rivers said. "His foot is sore. The X-rays they showed today were clean, no break. But there's pain coming from somewhere."

The Magic held an 11-point lead midway through the third quarter, but fell apart defensively as the Pistons made several easy baskets in a 20-7 run that gave them a 71-69 lead with 10:33 remaining.

Orlando has surrendered 100 points 11 times this season and has won just three of those games.

"The bottom line is we have to be a better defensive team," Rivers said. "We've been getting murdered right now, down low in the post by anybody so that's a concern. I thought we had fixed that over the summer but we haven't yet."

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