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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 18 25 21 27 91 UTAH 28 27 33 24 112 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CLE - RICKY DAVIS 23, BRYANT STITH 15, JUMAINE JONES 14 UTH - SCOTT PADGETT 17, ANDREI KIRILENKO 17, KARL MALONE 16

HIGH REBOUND: CLE - BRIAN SKINNER 6, RICKY DAVIS 6, CHRIS MIHM 6 UTH - SCOTT PADGETT 6, ANDREI KIRILENKO 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: CLE - ANDRE MILLER 9, RICKY DAVIS 3, TRAJAN LANGDON 2 UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 12, DESHAWN STEVENSON 8, KARL MALONE 5

ATT: 18,796


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (91) AT UTAH (112)

CLEVELAND

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

R DAVIS F 39 7-14 9-10 1 5 6 3 2 3 5 23 C MIHM F 24 2-4 1-2 1 5 6 0 1 0 2 5 M DOLEAC C 23 0-1 1-2 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 1 A MILLER G 38 3-9 6-8 0 3 3 9 4 1 6 12 L MURRAY G 31 5-14 1-2 1 4 5 0 1 0 3 12 T LANGDON 19 3-4 0-0 0 4 4 2 2 0 3 8 B STITH 24 4-6 7-9 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 15 B SKINNER 18 0-4 1-2 0 6 6 0 2 1 0 1 J JONES 24 5-7 4-6 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 14 W PERSON DNP - DND - BACK SPASMS. T HILL DNP - NWT - SINUS INFECTI Z ILGAUSKAS DNP - BACK SPASMS

TOTALS 240 29-63 30-41 5 32 37 14 20 6 19 91 (.460) (.732) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 19 (23 PTS)

UTAH

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

A KIRILENKO F 30 7-14 2-2 2 4 6 0 2 4 0 17 K MALONE F 26 7-9 2-3 0 5 5 5 2 2 2 16 J COLLINS C 13 1-3 2-2 0 2 2 1 4 1 1 4 J STOCKTON G 23 5-10 3-3 1 4 5 12 1 2 0 13 B RUSSELL G 35 4-9 2-3 0 3 3 4 3 2 2 12 D STEVENSON 29 6-14 0-0 1 2 3 8 5 2 1 12 G OSTERTAG 19 1-2 0-2 1 3 4 2 1 0 2 2 R LARUE 17 4-7 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 8 S PADGETT 28 6-12 5-6 4 2 6 1 4 1 0 17 J STARKS 12 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 8 J AMAECHI 8 0-1 3-4 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 D MARSHALL DNP - STRAINED LEFT CALF

TOTALS 240 44-87 19-25 10 29 39 35 27 15 10 112 (.506) (.760) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 10 (5 PTS)

CLEVELAND 18 25 21 27 - 91 UTAH 28 27 33 24 - 112

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - M DOLEAC 2, A MILLER 2, L MURRAY, T LANGDON, R DAVIS, B SKINNER. UTAH - G OSTERTAG 3, A KIRILENKO 3, B RUSSELL.

3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 3-8 (.375), R DAVIS 0-1, L MURRAY 1-3, T LANGDON 2-3, J JONES 0-1. UTAH 5-8 (.625), A KIRILENKO 1-1, B RUSSELL 2- 3, S PADGETT 0-1, J STARKS 2-3. TECHNICAL FOULS: CLEVELAND - COACH LUCAS, A MILLER. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: MIKE CALLAHAN, RON GARRETSON. A - 18,796. T - 2:07.


Box Score

CLEVELAND (91)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Davis 39 7-14 9-10 1-6 3 2 23 C Mihm 24 2-4 1-2 1-6 0 1 5 M Doleac 23 0-1 1-2 0-2 0 6 1 A Miller 38 3-9 6-8 0-3 9 4 12 L Murray 31 5-14 1-2 1-5 0 1 12 T Langdon 19 3-4 0-0 0-4 2 2 8 B Stith 24 4-6 7-9 1-3 0 1 15 B Skinner 18 0-4 1-2 0-6 0 2 1 J Jones 24 5-7 4-6 1-2 0 1 14 W Person DNP - DND - BACK SPASMS. T Hill DNP - NWT - SINUS INFECTI Z Ilgauskas DNP - BACK SPASMS

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-63 30-41 5-37 14 20 91 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.460, FT-.732. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (R Davis 0-1, L Murray 1-3, T Langdon 2-3, J Jones 0-1). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:8 (M Doleac 2, A Miller 2, L Murray, T Langdon, R Davis, B Skinner). Turnovers:19 (A Miller 6, R Davis 5, L Murray 3, T Langdon 3, C Mihm 2). Steals: 6 (R Davis 3, B Skinner, A Miller, J Jones).

UTAH (112)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Kirilenko 30 7-14 2-2 2-6 0 2 17 K Malone 26 7-9 2-3 0-5 5 2 16 J Collins 13 1-3 2-2 0-2 1 4 4 J Stockton 23 5-10 3-3 1-5 12 1 13 B Russell 35 4-9 2-3 0-3 4 3 12 D Stevenson 29 6-14 0-0 1-3 8 5 12 G Ostertag 19 1-2 0-2 1-4 2 1 2 R LaRue 17 4-7 0-0 0-2 1 2 8 S Padgett 28 6-12 5-6 4-6 1 4 17 J Starks 12 3-6 0-0 0-2 1 1 8 J Amaechi 8 0-1 3-4 1-1 0 2 3 D Marshall DNP - STRAINED LEFT CALF

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 44-87 19-25 10-39 35 27 112 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.506, FT-.760. 3-Point Goals: 5-8, .625 (A Kirilenko 1-1, B Russell 2-3, S Padgett 0-1, J Starks 2-3). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:7 (G Ostertag 3, A Kirilenko 3, B Russell). Turnovers:10 (K Malone 2, G Ostertag 2, B Russell 2, J Amaechi, R LaRue, D Stevenson, J Collins). Steals: 15 (A Kirilenko 4, K Malone 2, B Russell 2, J Stockton 2, D Stevenson 2, R LaRue, S Padgett, J Collins).

------------------------------------------- CLEVELAND 18 25 21 27 - 91 UTAH 28 27 33 24 - 112 -------------------------------------------

Technical fouls: Cleveland - 2 (COACH Lucas, 2:25 2nd; A Miller, 8:05 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,796. T: 2:07. Officials: Mike Callahan, Ron Garretson.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- It was an easy night for the Utah Jazz and another milestone for Karl Malone.

Malone moved into second place on the all-time field goals list as the Utah Jazz never trailed and coasted to a 112-91 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Malone finished with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting. He passed Wilt Chamberlain with his 12,682nd career basket, a short jumper with 5:03 left in the third quarter that put the Jazz up, 77-54.

Malone had left with 1:28 remaining in the first quarter with a groin strain. He returned with 5:59 to go in the first half and Utah closed the second quarter on a 11-5 run to take a 55-43 lead at intermission.

Malone, Utah's first-round pick in 1985, has had a slew of milestones this season. His most recent one came March 19 against Detroit, when he passed Elvin Hayes for second on the all-time minutes list.

Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the all-time leader in field goals with 15,837.

Malone only played 26 minutes and his postgame comments focused more on the play of his younger teammates such as Andrei Kirilenko, DeShawn Stevenson and Scott Padgett.

"It kind of was like a night off," Malone said. "But it was neat to have some of our other guys play. What can I say? It seems like it's one a week."

"He's terrific," added Jazz guard John Stockton. "He doesn't miss a beat. He's put himself in a position to do what he does for a very long time."

Kirilenko and Padgett scored 17 points each while Stevenson added 12.

"The one thing we were trying to do is slow down Karl," said Cavaliers forward Lamond Murray. "He didn't really have a big night. But everyone else from guys off the bench stepped up and they hurt us. That was the big difference."

Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, who became the fourth active coach to turn 60 on Thursday, was not surprised at another milestone by the future Hall of Famer.

"I'm not surprised he passed another one," Sloan said. "He's done a lot over the years to make himself better. He's taking care of himself and only he knows how hard he has worked to reach this point."

In the opening minutes of the second half, the Jazz went on a 14-2 run to push their lead to 69-45 with 8:04 left.

Kirilenko had a jumper and a dunk before Malone tied Chamberlain with a driving layup with 8:04 to play.

Using their patented pick-and-roll, Utah dished out 35 assists. Stockton led the way with 12 in just 23 minutes. The Jazz came in as the top assist team in the NBA at 24.5 per game.

The Cavaliers watched videotape of Utah's offense during their practice but it didn't help, especially since they were coming off a loss on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Lakers.

"They really ran their offense," Cleveland coach John Lucas said. "We looked like a team on the last game of a road trip.

We really don't have enough to compete with them on a consistent basis. They just cut us up every way, form and fashion. I thought we allowed them run their offense and do whatever they do."

Cleveland played with just nine players. Forward Tyrone Hill was not with the team due to a sinus infection. Center Zydrunas Ilgauskas and perimeter threat Wesley Person also missed the game with back spasms.

Ricky Davis led the Cavs in scoring for the second consecutive game, following Wednesday's career-best 35-point game against the Los Angeles Lakers with 23 points.

But Davis had five of Cleveland's 19 turnovers, which led to 23 points for Utah.

The Jazz (40-32) increased their lead over the Los Angeles Clippers for the Western Conference's eighth playoff spot to four games. They also moved within one game of seventh-place Seattle.

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