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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 18 26 20 17 81 MEMPHIS 20 23 25 16 84 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 31, DELL CURRY 14, JEROME WILLIAMS 12 MEM - PAU GASOL 20, STROMILE SWIFT 20, GRANT LONG 11

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 10, ALVIN WILLIAMS 8 MEM - THREE PLAYERS WITH 10

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 6, CHRIS CHILDS 6 MEM - JASON WILLIAMS 11, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 14,323


Extended Box

TORONTO (81) AT MEMPHIS (84)

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

A DAVIS F 45 3-12 2-2 5 5 10 1 2 1 3 8 J WILLIAMS F 36 5-9 2-3 1 2 3 2 4 2 2 12 CLARK C 11 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 5 1 1 2 CARTER G 42 14-28 2-4 2 2 4 3 5 1 3 31 A WILLIAMS G 38 3-12 0-0 2 6 8 6 2 0 0 6 OLAJUWON 14 4-9 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 2 1 8 CURRY 28 5-10 3-3 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 14 MONTROSS 6 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 CHILDS 20 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 6 1 1 1 0 BRADLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION MURRAY DNP - COACH'S DECISION NDIAYE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-85 9-12 13 25 38 21 23 8 11 81 (.412) (.750) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 12(11 PTS)

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

GASOL F 42 9-17 2-4 6 4 10 4 2 1 4 20 LONG F 35 5-8 1-1 0 5 5 4 1 0 2 11 MASSENBURG C 21 4-5 2-4 3 7 10 0 2 2 1 10 BATTIER G 42 2-11 2-5 2 1 3 3 2 1 0 7 WILLIAMS G 36 3-12 2-2 0 5 5 11 0 2 2 9 SWIFT 33 10-17 0-1 5 5 10 0 5 1 3 20 BUFORD 19 2-3 1-2 0 4 4 0 1 0 2 5 KNIGHT 12 1-4 0-2 0 2 2 2 3 1 3 2 ANDERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION AUSTIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION FOTSIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION SOLOMON DNP - BONE SPUR LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 36-77 10-21 16 33 49 24 16 8 17 84 (.468) (.476) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 20(21 PTS)

TORONTO 18 26 20 17 - 81 MEMPHIS 20 23 25 16 - 84

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - A WILLIAMS, CARTER, MONTROSS, CLARK. MEMPHIS - BATTIER 3, SWIFT 2, LONG, MASSENBURG. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 2-9 (.222), CARTER 1-4, A WILLIAMS 0-1, CURRY 1-3, CHILDS 0-1. MEMPHIS 2-9 (.222), BATTIER 1-4, WILLIAMS 1-5. TECHNICALS: MEMPHIS - HEAD COACH LOWE, WILLIAMS. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, SCOTT FOSTER, GEORGE TOLIVER. A - 14,323. T - 2:15.


Box Score

TORONTO (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Davis 45 3-12 2-2 5-10 1 2 8 J Williams 36 5-9 2-3 1-3 2 4 12 Clark 11 1-3 0-0 1-2 0 5 2 Carter 42 14-28 2-4 2-4 3 5 31 A Williams 38 3-12 0-0 2-8 6 2 6 Olajuwon 14 4-9 0-0 0-3 0 2 8 Curry 28 5-10 3-3 1-3 2 0 14 Montross 6 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 2 0 Childs 20 0-2 0-0 0-3 6 1 0 Bradley DNP - coach's decision Murray DNP - coach's decision Ndiaye DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-85 9-12 13-38 21 23 81 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.412, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Carter 1-4, A Williams 0-1, Curry 1-3, Childs 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 4 (A Williams, Carter, Montross, Clark). Turnovers: 12 (A Davis 3, Carter 3, J Williams 2, Childs, Clark, Olajuwon). Steals: 8 (J Williams 2, Olajuwon 2, A Davis, Carter, Childs, Clark).

MEMPHIS (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gasol 42 9-17 2-4 6-10 4 2 20 Long 35 5-8 1-1 0-5 4 1 11 Massenburg 21 4-5 2-4 3-10 0 2 10 Battier 42 2-11 2-5 2-3 3 2 7 Williams 36 3-12 2-2 0-5 11 0 9 Swift 33 10-17 0-1 5-10 0 5 20 Buford 19 2-3 1-2 0-4 0 1 5 Knight 12 1-4 0-2 0-2 2 3 2 Anderson DNP - coach's decision Austin DNP - coach's decision Fotsis DNP - coach's decision Solomon DNP - bone spur left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-77 10-21 16-49 24 16 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.468, FT-.476. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Battier 1-4, Williams 1-5). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 7 (Battier 3, Swift 2, Long, Massenburg). Turnovers: 20 (Gasol 4, Knight 3, Swift 3, Buford 2, Long 2, Williams 2, Massenburg). Steals: 8 (Massenburg 2, Williams 2, Battier, Gasol, Knight, Swift). ____________________________________________ Toronto 18 26 20 17 - 81 Memphis 20 23 25 16 - 84 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Memphis 2 (Head Coach Lowe, 0:26 2nd; Williams, 4:49 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,323. T: 2:15. Officials: Joe Forte, Scott Foster, George Toliver.


Game Story

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Thanks to Stromile Swift, the Memphis Grizzlies looked nothing like the worst team in the league.

Swift had 20 points and 10 rebounds, including a soaring follow dunk with 10 seconds left, as the Grizzlies edged the Toronto Raptors, 84-81, and snapped a four-game losing streak.

After Sunday's loss to Seattle, point guard Jason Williams lost his cool and said, "Face the facts, we're the worst team in the league." He later was fined by the team.

"I gotta really watch my mouth," said Williams, who had nine points and 11 assists. "I don't know what this organization is going to do with me. So I really ain't got no comments for any of y'all."

"I told our players we're a good ballclub and we can beat anybody if we play that way," Grizzlies coach Sidney Lowe said. "That's the way we have to play, because we don't have a guy that can just carry us."

Memphis came in with the worst record in the Western Conference but was able to handle Toronto despite 31 points from Vince Carter in what was once a meeting of Canadian teams.

Swift had a lot to do with that, making three big baskets down the stretch. After Carter's flying dunk for a three-point play made it 82-81 with 36 seconds left, the second-year forward hammered home a miss by rookie Pau Gasol.

"I just wanted to be active. It just feels natural," said Swift, who is very shy by nature.

On the final possession, Carter nearly threw away a pass and Chris Childs had to run down the deflection in the backcourt. He got the ball to Alvin Williams, who pulled up for a 3-pointer that was short.

"We were just going to switch off all the screens and jam whoever caught the ball," Lowe said. "We wanted to force him (Carter) to put the ball down on the floor. Our guys did a good job of taking it out of his hands and Brevin (Knight) knocked the ball into the backcourt, which ate some clock."

Gasol also had 20 points and 10 boards for Memphis, which shot 47 percent (36-of-77) and held a 49-38 advantage on the glass.

"I don't think we should have put ourselves in that position, first of all," Raptors forward Antonio Davis said. "If we play a little bit better, rebound a little bit better, we're not in a position to take a last-second 3-pointer to tie the game just so we can get to overtime. I'm just very disappointed in our effort."

Dell Curry scored 14 points and Jerome Williams added 12 for the Raptors, who had won their last four meetings with the Grizzlies. Toronto has dropped two in a row and four of seven.

A jumper by Jerome Williams pulled Toronto into a 70-70 tie early in the fourth quarter but rookie Shane Battier had a pair of blocks that led to a jumper by Rodney Buford and a dunk by Gasol for a 74-70 lead with 8:09 to go.

"Not bad for an unathletic over-the-hill rookie," said Battier, who scored just seven points.

Carter's layup cut the deficit to 78-76 with 4:21 left and the teams traded several empty possessions before Swift's jumper at the 2:40 mark. Davis made a jumper 27 seconds later and again both teams went dry until Swift's jumper made it 82-78 with 39 seconds remaining.

"I just got a lot of open shots and started making 'em," Swift said. "I think it's probably because of the practice we had yesterday. It was really intense. Our team came out with a lot of energy tonight. We shared the ball and that helped stretch the defense."

Rebuilding with youth, the Grizzlies received good games from veteran frontcourt players Grant Long and Tony Massenburg. Long had 11 points and five rebounds and Massenburg had 10 and 10.

"It was a good win for us. It was a total team win," Battier said. "We've got some tough road games coming up (against Phoenix, Utah and the Lakers) and we wanted to end this homestand with an exclamation point. If guys make winning plays and we string those winning plays together, we'll win games."

Toronto, which shot 41 percent (35-of-85), grabbed a 44-43 lead at halftime as Carter scored 18 points. Gasol scored 14 and Swift added 12.

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