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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     TORONTO          32   17   29   20    98   
     BOSTON           24   26   28   17    95      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   TOR - MORRIS PETERSON 31, VINCE CARTER 23, 
                      ANTONIO DAVIS 13
                BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 31, PAUL PIERCE 16, TONY 
                      BATTIE 15

HIGH REBOUND:   TOR - GREG FOSTER 9, ALVIN WILLIAMS 7, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 6
                BOS - PAUL PIERCE 10, WALTER MCCARTY 8, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS:   TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 11, MORRIS PETERSON 4, 
                      JERMAINE JACKSON 3
                BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 5, TONY DELK 5, PAUL 
                      PIERCE 5

         ATT:   18,624

Box Score

TORONTO (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Peterson 42 12-18 3-3 0-6 4 3 31 A Davis 42 5-15 3-4 2-6 2 3 13 G Foster 33 2-5 2-2 2-9 1 5 6 V Carter 37 9-20 2-2 0-2 1 4 23 A Williams 39 4-10 4-5 2-7 11 2 12 J McCoy 14 1-1 0-0 1-4 0 4 2 J Jackson 14 2-3 1-1 0-1 3 0 5 M Bradley 6 1-2 0-0 1-1 1 0 2 V Lenard 13 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 L Hunter DNP - SORE RIGHT KNEE J Williams DNP - SORE LEFT ELBOW M N'diaye DNP - STRESS FRACTUREE, RIGHT H C Jefferies DNP - COACH'S DECISION N Huffman DNP - RIGHT KNEE SURGERY _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-77 15-17 8-36 24 24 98 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.882. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (M Peterson 4-6, V Carter 3-8, A Williams 0-2, V Lenard 0-1). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots:6 (V Carter 2, G Foster, M Peterson, M Bradley, J McCoy). Turnovers:12 (V Carter 4, A Davis 3, J McCoy 2, G Foster, A Williams, M Bradley). Steals: 5 (A Williams 2, V Carter, J Jackson, M Peterson). BOSTON (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Walker 44 11-28 4-7 1-7 5 4 31 E Williams 18 2-5 0-0 0-2 0 1 4 T Battie 35 6-8 3-6 5-7 1 5 15 P Pierce 36 6-20 4-5 4-10 5 4 16 T Delk 36 2-6 1-2 2-5 5 3 6 W Mccarty 34 4-8 1-1 3-8 1 3 10 S Williams 23 4-5 0-0 0-2 0 2 11 V Baker 13 0-1 2-2 0-4 0 2 2 J Bremer 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 B Sundov DNP - COACH'S DECISION K Brown DNP - COACH'S DECISION R Wolkowyski DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-81 15-23 15-45 17 24 95 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.432, FT-.652. 3-Point Goals: 10-23, .435 (A Walker 5-7, P Pierce 0-5, T Delk 1-4, W Mccarty 1-4, S Williams 3-3). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:1 (V Baker). Turnovers:14 (P Pierce 3, E Williams 2, V Baker 2, A Walker 2, S Williams 2, T Delk 2, W Mccarty). Steals: 7 (A Walker 2, T Battie 2, S Williams 2, E Williams). ------------------------------------------- TORONTO 32 17 29 20 - 98 BOSTON 24 26 28 17 - 95 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,624. T: 2:26. Officials: Dan Crawford, Tony Brothers, Violet Palmer.


Extended Box

TORONTO (98) AT BOSTON (95) TORONTO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M PETERSON F 42 12-18 3-3 0 6 6 4 3 1 0 31 A DAVIS F 42 5-15 3-4 2 4 6 2 3 0 3 13 G FOSTER C 33 2-5 2-2 2 7 9 1 5 0 1 6 V CARTER G 37 9-20 2-2 0 2 2 1 4 1 4 23 A WILLIAMS G 39 4-10 4-5 2 5 7 11 2 2 1 12 J MCCOY 14 1-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 4 0 2 2 J JACKSON 14 2-3 1-1 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 5 M BRADLEY 6 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 V LENARD 13 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 L HUNTER DNP - SORE RIGHT KNEE J WILLIAMS DNP - SORE LEFT ELBOW M N'DIAYE DNP - STRESS FRACTUREE, RIGHT H C JEFFERIES DNP - COACH'S DECISION N HUFFMAN DNP - RIGHT KNEE SURGERY TOTALS 240 38-77 15-17 8 28 36 24 24 5 12 98 (.494) (.882) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 13 (18 PTS) BOSTON REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === A WALKER F 44 11-28 4-7 1 6 7 5 4 2 2 31 E WILLIAMS F 18 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 4 T BATTIE C 35 6-8 3-6 5 2 7 1 5 2 0 15 P PIERCE G 36 6-20 4-5 4 6 10 5 4 0 3 16 T DELK G 36 2-6 1-2 2 3 5 5 3 0 2 6 W MCCARTY 34 4-8 1-1 3 5 8 1 3 0 1 10 S WILLIAMS 23 4-5 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 2 2 11 V BAKER 13 0-1 2-2 0 4 4 0 2 0 2 2 J BREMER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B SUNDOV DNP - COACH'S DECISION K BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION R WOLKOWYSKI DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 35-81 15-23 15 30 45 17 24 7 14 95 (.432) (.652) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 15 (16 PTS) TORONTO 32 17 29 20 - 98 BOSTON 24 26 28 17 - 95 BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - V CARTER 2, G FOSTER, M PETERSON, M BRADLEY, J MCCOY. BOSTON - V BAKER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 7-17 (.412), M PETERSON 4-6, V CARTER 3- 8, A WILLIAMS 0-2, V LENARD 0-1. BOSTON 10-23 (.435), A WALKER 5-7, P PIERCE 0-5, T DELK 1-4, W MCCARTY 1-4, S WILLIAMS 3-3. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DAN CRAWFORD, TONY BROTHERS, VIOLET PALMER. A - 18,624. T - 2:26.


Game Story

BOSTON (Ticker) -- Morris Peterson and Vince Carter took turns shouldering the offensive burden for the Toronto Raptors. Peterson scored a career-high 31 points and Carter added a season-high 23 in his return to the starting lineup as the Raptors snapped a six-game slide with a 98-95 victory over the Boston Celtics. Carter started for the first time since injuring his left knee on November 2 and exploded for 16 points in the first quarter. But Peterson carried the offense in the second half, scoring 15 third-quarter points as Toronto withstood a furious rally by Boston. "My job was to just come in here and create a little bit of energy, just to get the game started and let everybody follow," Carter said. "It feels great because we've been playing good basketball, but not for four quarters." "Having Vince back kind of takes the load off of me," Peterson said. "The first 13 games of the season, I was trying to do too much instead of letting the game come to me. And tonight I made up my mind that I'm going to let the game come to me. I played hard and the shots fell." The Raptors led by as many as 13 points in the third quarter but were clinging to a 90-89 lead before Peterson's runner with 5:13 left. Neither team made a basket for more than five minutes as Toronto sank 4-of-4 free throws and Boston 3-of-4. Antonio Davis buried a pair from the line with 22 seconds left for a 96-92 lead and Carter blocked Paul Pierce's layup at the other end. But the Celtics regained possession and pulled within one on Antoine Walker's 3-pointer with 10.9 seconds to go. Toronto's Alvin Williams sank two clutch free throws with 8.9 seconds left and Pierce missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds. In the final period, the Raptors made 6-of-14 shots and 7-of-7 free throws, while the Celtics made just 5-of-21 shots, missing nine of their last 10. "I just missed some shots, but if I had them again I'd shoot three more just like that," said Celtics guard Tony Delk, who missed a pair of potential go-ahead 3-pointers. "We missed shots that we normally make. We missed a few interior shots." "We were inconsistent again," said Pierce, who made just 6-of-20 shots. "We didn't play good team defense. Some nights are just going to be like that when you play 82 games. We made the extra pass tonight and shots didn't go down." Davis finished with 13 points and Williams had 12 points and 11 assists for Toronto, which shot 49 percent (38-of-77) and made 15-of-17 from the line. "(Carter) came out and set the tone," Toronto coach Lenny Wilkens said. "We played hard. You have to play hard against this team. (Peterson) and Vince really played well together." Walker tied a season high with 31 points but Pierce was limited to 16 and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Walker scored 23 points in the first half but made just 2-of-10 shots in the final 24 minutes. Tony Battie scored 15 points and Walter McCarty added 10 and eight rebounds off the bench for Boston, which shot just 43 percent (35-of-81) despite making 10-of-23 3-pointers. Peterson scored 15 points in the third quarter. Davis buried a jumper with 3:14 left to give Toronto a 74-62 lead. But the Celtics responded with 12 straight points, highlighted by five from McCarty. Shammond Williams, who scored 11 points, buried a jumper to tie it with 78 seconds remaining. "We didn't run out of gas in the fourth quarter," Pierce said. "If anything, we turned it up. I think we're a fourth-quarter team. I think that's when we're at our best. We had opportunities we just couldn't get over the top and that's pretty much it."


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