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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 25 29 21 17 92 DETROIT 25 19 33 13 90 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 24, KEON CLARK 15, THREE PLAYERS WITH 12 DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 38, CLIFFORD ROBINSON 16, CORLISS WILLIAMSON 11

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - VINCE CARTER 9, ANTONIO DAVIS 9 DET - BEN WALLACE 18, CLIFFORD ROBINSON 8

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - CHRIS CHILDS 9, JEROME WILLIAMS 3 DET - CHUCKY ATKINS 7, JERRY STACKHOUSE 3

ATT: 17,045


Extended Box

TORONTO (92) AT DETROIT (90)

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

A DAVIS F 39 5-13 2-2 5 4 9 1 5 1 2 12 J WILLIAMS F 37 3-8 6-6 2 3 5 3 4 1 0 12 OLAJUWON C 21 3-4 0-0 0 3 3 1 4 0 2 6 CARTER G 38 10-21 3-5 4 5 9 2 5 2 4 24 A WILLIAMS G 33 3-10 2-2 0 5 5 2 1 2 2 9 CLARK 22 7-13 1-1 2 5 7 0 2 1 3 15 CHILDS 25 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 9 3 0 0 2 CURRY 23 5-11 2-2 0 5 5 0 1 0 1 12 MONTROSS 2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 BRADLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION JACKSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION MURRAY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-84 16-18 14 31 45 18 25 7 14 92 (.440) (.889) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 14(19 PTS)

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

CURRY F 25 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 4 B WALLACE F 34 2-5 3-4 7 11 18 0 1 2 0 7 ROBINSON C 38 7-21 2-3 4 4 8 2 5 1 3 16 ATKINS G 26 1-6 0-0 1 1 2 7 1 0 1 2 STACKHOUSE G 44 13-25 11-12 1 5 6 3 3 2 3 38 WILLIAMSON 26 3-11 5-8 3 4 7 0 4 1 2 11 ALEXANDER 8 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 4 JONES 21 3-6 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 8 J BARRY 18 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 CARDINAL DNP - COACH'S DECISION M MOORE DNP - COACH'S DECISION REBRACA DNP - LOWER BACK STRAIN

TOTALS 240 33-82 21-27 19 30 49 15 18 8 13 90 (.402) (.778) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 13(22 PTS)

TORONTO 25 29 21 17 - 92 DETROIT 25 19 33 13 - 90

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - OLAJUWON 2, J WILLIAMS. DETROIT - B WALLACE 2, ROBINSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 2-11 (.182), CARTER 1-5, A WILLIAMS 1-2, CHILDS 0-1, CURRY 0-3. DETROIT 3-16 (.188), ROBINSON 0-4, ATKINS 0-1, STACKHOUSE 1-6, JONES 2-4, J BARRY 0-1. TECHNICALS: DETROIT - ASSISTANT COACH CARLISLE. OFFICIALS: DERRICK STAFFORD, KEN MAUER, PAT FRAHER. A - 17,045. T - 2:11.


Box Score

TORONTO (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Davis 39 5-13 2-2 5-9 1 5 12 J Williams 37 3-8 6-6 2-5 3 4 12 Olajuwon 21 3-4 0-0 0-3 1 4 6 Carter 38 10-21 3-5 4-9 2 5 24 A Williams 33 3-10 2-2 0-5 2 1 9 Clark 22 7-13 1-1 2-7 0 2 15 Childs 25 1-4 0-0 0-1 9 3 2 Curry 23 5-11 2-2 0-5 0 1 12 Montross 2 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Bradley DNP - coach's decision Jackson DNP - coach's decision Murray DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-84 16-18 14-45 18 25 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.440, FT-.889. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (Carter 1-5, A Williams 1-2, Childs 0-1, Curry 0-3). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 3 (Olajuwon 2, J Williams). Turnovers: 14 (Carter 4, Clark 3, A Davis 2, A Williams 2, Olajuwon 2, Curry). Steals: 7 (A Williams 2, Carter 2, A Davis, Clark, J Williams).

DETROIT (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Curry 25 2-3 0-0 1-2 0 2 4 B Wallace 34 2-5 3-4 7-18 0 1 7 Robinson 38 7-21 2-3 4-8 2 5 16 Atkins 26 1-6 0-0 1-2 7 1 2 Stackhouse 44 13-25 11-12 1-6 3 3 38 Williamson 26 3-11 5-8 3-7 0 4 11 Alexander 8 2-3 0-0 0-2 0 2 4 Jones 21 3-6 0-0 1-2 2 0 8 J Barry 18 0-2 0-0 1-2 1 0 0 Cardinal DNP - coach's decision M Moore DNP - coach's decision Rebraca DNP - lower back strain _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-82 21-27 19-49 15 18 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.402, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (Robinson 0-4, Atkins 0-1, Stackhouse 1-6, Jones 2-4, J Barry 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 3 (B Wallace 2, Robinson). Turnovers: 13 (Jones 3, Robinson 3, Stackhouse 3, Williamson 2, Alexander, Atkins). Steals: 8 (B Wallace 2, Stackhouse 2, Curry, J Barry, Robinson, Williamson). ____________________________________________ Toronto 25 29 21 17 - 92 Detroit 25 19 33 13 - 90 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Detroit 1 (Assistant Coach Carlisle, 1:18 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,045. T: 2:11. Officials: Derrick Stafford, Ken Mauer, Pat Fraher.


Game Story

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- Vince Carter made the most of a second chance.

After missing two free throws with 58 seconds left, Carter hit a pair with 13 seconds remaining to snap a tie and lift the Toronto Raptors to a 92-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

"I definitely wanted a second chance," Carter said. "I blew those two free throws. It wasn't emotion, nothing. I just didn't shoot the ball like I normally do, and I was very, very mad at myself. I told the coach that I was gonna make up for it."

Detroit went for the win after Carter's free throws, but Cliff Robinson missed a 3-pointer from the left corner with time running down. Keon Clark grabbed the rebound for the Raptors at the buzzer.

The Pistons led 88-84 but scored just two points over the final 5:42, spoiling a season-high 38-point effort by Jerry Stackhouse.

After Carter's missed his free throws, the Pistons had three chances to take the lead, but Damon Jones missed a 3-pointer and Robinson misfired on a pair of jumpers.

After a timeout, the Raptors got the ball back in the hands of Carter, who was fouled by Stackhouse as he drove the lane. Stackhouse did not contest the call.

"I was just trying to make him work hard," Detroit's All-Star guard said. "That's a tough play for both of us. He was off balance and I was off balance, and he ended up going down and got the call. If I were on offense and the same thing happened to me, I'd want to get that call too, so I'm not going to complain. That's just how the game goes sometimes."

This time, Carter did not miss. He finished 3-of-5 from the line.

"There's no doubt, especially after he missed the first two, he was gonna come back and redeem himself," Toronto guard Alvin Williams said. "I'm glad he had a chance to go back to the line and ice the game for us."

Carter scored 24 points for Toronto, which avenged an 88-84 defeat to the Pistons at the Air Canada Centre on November 20.

In the earlier meeting, Robinson made a running layup to snap an 84-84 tie with 15 seconds to play, but history did not repeat. Still, Carlisle had no problem with Robinson taking the last shot.

"You have to remember that Cliff Robinson hit the game-winning shot the last time we played in Toronto," Carlise said. "I'm happy with Cliff teeing up some good looks."

"We had three or four great looks at the end, most of them with Cliffy, who's one of our best shooters," Stackhouse added. "You can't ask for a better chance than that."

Williamson's layup gave the Pistons their 88-84 lead and Carter's jumper made it 88-86 with 4:52 left. Neither team scored again until Carter tied it with a spectacular dunk over Williamson with 2:25 to play.

After Stackhouse's jumper gave Detroit a 90-88 lead with 2:06 to go, the Raptors pulled even again on Antonio Davis' fadeaway jumper with 1:42 remaining.

"It was a hell of a game," said Toronto coach Lenny Wilkens, whose club rebounded from Monday's 79-72 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. "Neither team was going to quit or give up. Down the stretch, you have to play good defense and take advantage of opportunities. I thought we executed perfectly."

Clark scored 15 points and Dell Curry added 12 for Toronto. Robinson had 16 and Corliss Williamson 11 for Detroit. Ben Wallace grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds for the Pistons.

"I don't know what to say after that one," Carlise said. "That was a tough loss. The second quarter really was our undoing for the game, but I thought the guys played a really, really great second half and played with great heart and just came up a little short."

The Raptors outscored the Pistons 29-19 in the second quarter to open a 54-44 halftime lead. But Toronto scored only 38 points in the second half and was outscored 33-21 in the third period, enabling the Pistons to take a 77-75 lead into the final quarter.

The defenses dominated down the stretch as Toronto outscored Detroit over the final minutes just 17-13.

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