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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW JERSEY 24 12 25 16 77 TORONTO 20 23 23 23 89 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NJN - JASON KIDD 19, KENYON MARTIN 14, KEITH VAN HORN 13 TOR - VINCE CARTER 23, ANTONIO DAVIS 17, DELL CURRY 15

HIGH REBOUND: NJN - KEITH VAN HORN 11, KENYON MARTIN 5 TOR - KEON CLARK 13, JEROME WILLIAMS 10

HIGH ASSISTS: NJN - JASON KIDD 8, KERRY KITTLES 4 TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 7, CHRIS CHILDS 6

ATT: 19,800


Extended Box

NEW JERSEY (77) AT TORONTO (89)

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

K MARTIN F 35 7-19 0-0 3 2 5 1 4 2 3 14 VAN HORN F 31 6-15 0-0 2 9 11 2 1 0 3 13 MACCULLOCH C 28 2-4 0-0 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 4 KIDD G 42 7-15 3-3 2 1 3 8 1 3 4 19 KITTLES G 31 4-10 2-2 0 3 3 4 2 4 3 10 HARRIS 20 1-6 0-2 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 2 JEFFERSON 21 3-6 5-6 1 3 4 0 4 1 2 11 WILLIAMS 15 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 COLLINS 15 1-3 0-0 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 2 JOHNSON 2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 ARMSTRONG DNP - COACH'S DECISION D MARSHALL DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-79 10-13 10 29 39 17 19 10 18 77 (.405) (.769) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 18(16 PTS)

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

A DAVIS F 42 7-13 3-3 4 3 7 0 0 1 1 17 J WILLIAMS F 30 2-4 6-7 5 5 10 0 1 1 2 10 OLAJUWON C 23 2-6 0-0 2 1 3 1 0 3 3 4 CARTER G 41 10-22 3-4 1 5 6 2 2 3 6 23 A WILLIAMS G 40 4-14 2-2 1 1 2 7 0 2 1 10 CLARK 31 3-9 4-6 0 13 13 1 4 2 2 10 CHILDS 17 0-4 0-0 0 2 2 6 3 0 3 0 CURRY 16 6-8 0-0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 15 BRADLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION JACKSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION MONTROSS DNP - COACH'S DECISION MURRAY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-80 18-22 14 30 44 19 10 12 18 89 (.425) (.818) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 18(16 PTS)

NEW JERSEY 24 12 25 16 - 77 TORONTO 20 23 23 23 - 89

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW JERSEY - VAN HORN, K MARTIN, COLLINS, WILLIAMS. TORONTO - CURRY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW JERSEY 3-14 (.214), K MARTIN 0-2, VAN HORN 1-5, KIDD 2-3, KITTLES 0-3, JEFFERSON 0-1. TORONTO 3-14 (.214), CARTER 0-4, A WILLIAMS 0-2, CLARK 0-1, CHILDS 0-3, CURRY 3-4. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DICK BAVETTA, JIM KINSEY, GREG WILLARD. A - 19,800. T - 2:05.


Box Score

NEW JERSEY (77) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Martin 35 7-19 0-0 3-5 1 4 14 Van Horn 31 6-15 0-0 2-11 2 1 13 Macculloch 28 2-4 0-0 1-4 0 2 4 Kidd 42 7-15 3-3 2-3 8 1 19 Kittles 31 4-10 2-2 0-3 4 2 10 Harris 20 1-6 0-2 0-3 1 0 2 Jefferson 21 3-6 5-6 1-4 0 4 11 Williams 15 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 Collins 15 1-3 0-0 1-4 1 3 2 Johnson 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Armstrong DNP - coach's decision D Marshall DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-79 10-13 10-39 17 19 77 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.405, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 3-14, .214 (K Martin 0-2, Van Horn 1-5, Kidd 2-3, Kittles 0-3, Jefferson 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 4 (Van Horn, K Martin, Collins, Williams). Turnovers: 18 (Kidd 4, K Martin 3, Kittles 3, Van Horn 3, Jefferson 2, Collins, Macculloch, Williams). Steals: 10 (Kittles 4, Kidd 3, K Martin 2, Jefferson).

TORONTO (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Davis 42 7-13 3-3 4-7 0 0 17 J Williams 30 2-4 6-7 5-10 0 1 10 Olajuwon 23 2-6 0-0 2-3 1 0 4 Carter 41 10-22 3-4 1-6 2 2 23 A Williams 40 4-14 2-2 1-2 7 0 10 Clark 31 3-9 4-6 0-13 1 4 10 Childs 17 0-4 0-0 0-2 6 3 0 Curry 16 6-8 0-0 1-1 2 0 15 Bradley DNP - coach's decision Jackson DNP - coach's decision Montross DNP - coach's decision Murray DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-80 18-22 14-44 19 10 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.425, FT-.818. 3-Point Goals: 3-14, .214 (Carter 0-4, A Williams 0-2, Clark 0-1, Childs 0-3, Curry 3-4). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 1 (Curry). Turnovers: 18 (Carter 6, Childs 3, Olajuwon 3, Clark 2, J Williams 2, A Davis, A Williams). Steals: 12 (Carter 3, Olajuwon 3, A Williams 2, Clark 2, A Davis, J Williams). ____________________________________________ New Jersey 24 12 25 16 - 77 Toronto 20 23 23 23 - 89 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: New Jersey 1 (Jefferson, 11:22 2nd). A: 19,800. T: 2:05. Officials: Dick Bavetta, Jim Kinsey, Greg Willard.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Vince Carter led six players in double figures with 23 points and took over down the stretch as the Toronto Raptors snapped the New Jersey Nets' season-high six-game winning streak, 89-77.

With Toronto clinging to a 79-73 lead, Carter scored in the paint with 3:37 left. After Jason Kidd made a basket for New Jersey, Carter tipped in his own miss and then buried a jumper to give the Raptors an 85-75 lead with 2:14 remaining.

Carter then assisted on a three-point play by Jerome Williams that gave Toronto an 88-75 lead with 1:40 left, and New Jersey got no closer than the final margin.

"I was just trying to attack the rim and draw some fouls," Carter said. "I don't want to settle for the jump shot. They played zone, so I had to do something. In the last four minutes we needed some penetration. It was important for us to score and get all five guys on the floor on the boards."

Toronto outrebounded New Jersey, 44-39, and had twice as many second-chance points (24-12).

"I'm not happy with the way we played on either end of the floor," Nets coach Byron Scott said. "We didn't react very well to the pressure. We took the easy way out and settled for a lot of jump shots, and that's not our team. We rely on movement and we were standing around a lot."

Antonio Davis chipped in 17 points for Toronto, which has won three straight and five of six. Dell Curry had 15 points and Keon Clark added 10 and 13 rebounds off the bench.

"I'm feeling confident and trying to lead by example," Davis said. "I told the guys at the half that we are a better team when we communicate with each other. I think we settle for the jump shots too much. We have to force the issue."

Kidd paced the Nets with 19 points and eight assists. Kenyon Martin added 14 points and Keith Van Horn 13 and 11 rebounds, but Martin and Van Horn combined for just two points in the fourth quarter -- a dunk by Van Horn that concluded the scoring.

"We didn't act like we won six in a row, we acted like we lost six in a row," Kidd said. "But that's what learning's all about. We are young and we had to learn from our mistakes."

The Raptors closed the second quarter on a 19-6 run that was capped by a baseline dunk by Carter over Todd MacCulloch to give Toronto a 43-36 advantage.

"The last few games, we played with intensity and tonight we kept it up," Raptors coach Lenny Wilkens said. "Anytime we made a mistake we didn't drop our heads, we just said we'll get it on the next play."

Both teams shot just 21 percent (3-of-14) from beyond the arc. Curry made 3-of-4 3-pointers, but his Toronto teammates were 0-of-10.

"I don't think this team understood how good Toronto is," Scott said. "Jerome Williams and Keon Clark really hurt us, and we gave Dell Curry way too much room."

The Nets trailed 51-39 early in the third quarter but whittled the Raptors' lead to 66-61 entering the final period. After Richard Jefferson's two free throws to begin the fourth quarter, New Jersey was within 66-63. But Curry responded with a shot from beyond the arc and the Nets never got closer than three points thereafter.

"When they brought in their shooter, Dell Curry, he made shots, and when they missed, they got rebounds and kept balls alive," said Nets guard Kerry Kittles, who was 4-of-10 for 10 points. "That hurt us when we were trying to get back in the game."

New Jersey (26-12), which was seeking to surpass its victory total from all of last season, still has the best record in the Eastern Conference.

"We didn't play our best game tonight," Martin said. "They made shots late in the game and we didn't. We had a lot of open looks but we couldn t hit them. We need to put this behind us and move forward."

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