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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     TORONTO          27   25   25   19    96   
     GOLDEN STATE     31   27   18   25    101     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   TOR - VOSHON LENARD 17, ALVIN WILLIAMS 17, 
                      MORRIS PETERSON 14
                GSW - GILBERT ARENAS 22, TROY MURPHY 19, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 16

HIGH REBOUND:   TOR - MICHAEL BRADLEY 15, JELANI MCCOY 8, 
                      ALVIN WILLIAMS 5
                GSW - TROY MURPHY 16, THREE PLAYERS WITH 8

HIGH ASSISTS:   TOR - VOSHON LENARD 4, MICHAEL BRADLEY 3, FOUR
                      PLAYERS WITH 2
                GSW - GILBERT ARENAS 6, JASON RICHARDSON 6, 
                      ANTAWN JAMISON 2

         ATT:   16,487

Box Score

TORONTO (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp J Williams 26 2-7 1-2 2-4 1 3 5 M Peterson 41 5-19 2-4 1-2 2 5 14 J McCoy 13 4-7 3-3 4-8 2 6 11 V Lenard 36 6-15 2-6 0-0 4 4 17 A Williams 35 5-13 5-5 0-5 2 0 17 L Hunter 26 5-13 0-0 0-2 2 1 13 G Foster 23 2-6 2-2 2-3 1 5 6 C Jefferies 6 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 M Bradley 24 5-9 0-0 7-15 3 2 10 J Jackson 5 0-0 1-2 0-0 1 1 1 N Huffman 5 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 A Davis DNP - SWOLLEN RIGHT KNEE V Carter DNP - STRAINED RIGHT KNEE M N'diaye DNP - RIGHT KNEE INJURY _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-91 16-24 18-41 18 27 96 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.385, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 10-23, .435 (M Peterson 2-5, V Lenard 3-7, A Williams 2-6, L Hunter 3-4, G Foster 0-1). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:5 (G Foster 2, L Hunter, A Williams, M Bradley). Turnovers:10 (L Hunter 5, G Foster, J Williams, A Williams, J McCoy, M Peterson). Steals: 10 (L Hunter 2, A Williams 2, V Lenard, J McCoy, C Jefferies, M Bradley, G Foster, J Williams). GOLDEN STATE (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp T Murphy 43 6-11 7-7 4-16 0 2 19 A Jamison 42 2-11 3-4 2-7 2 3 7 E Dampier 26 6-11 4-5 5-8 1 3 16 J Richardson 38 4-12 1-1 2-8 6 4 11 G Arenas 33 6-15 8-8 2-8 6 4 22 B Sura 12 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 A Foyle 15 2-4 0-0 3-6 0 3 4 E Boykins 22 4-8 8-8 0-0 1 3 16 M Dunleavy 9 2-4 0-0 1-1 0 0 4 C Mills DNP - SUSPENDED BY LEAGUE D Fortson DNP - COACH'S DECISION J Welsch DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-78 31-33 19-55 16 23 101 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.423, FT-.939. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (A Jamison 0-1, J Richardson 2-5, G Arenas 2-2, E Boykins 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:4 (E Dampier 2, A Foyle, A Jamison). Turnovers:19 (E Dampier 4, A Jamison 4, E Boykins 3, T Murphy 3, G Arenas 3, B Sura 2). Steals: 5 (T Murphy 2, E Boykins, G Arenas, J Richardson). ------------------------------------------- TORONTO 27 25 25 19 - 96 GOLDEN STATE 31 27 18 25 - 101 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Toronto - 3 (Defensive Three, 8:22 2nd; J Williams, 8:39 3rd; J McCoy, 8:39 3rd). Golden State - 2 (Defensive Three, 5:45 3rd; T Murphy, 8:39 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,487. T: 2:18. Officials: Greg Willard, Michael Smith, Ron Olesiak.


Extended Box

TORONTO (96) AT GOLDEN STATE (101) TORONTO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === J WILLIAMS F 26 2-7 1-2 2 2 4 1 3 1 1 5 M PETERSON F 41 5-19 2-4 1 1 2 2 5 0 1 14 J MCCOY C 13 4-7 3-3 4 4 8 2 6 1 1 11 V LENARD G 36 6-15 2-6 0 0 0 4 4 1 0 17 A WILLIAMS G 35 5-13 5-5 0 5 5 2 0 2 1 17 L HUNTER 26 5-13 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 2 5 13 G FOSTER 23 2-6 2-2 2 1 3 1 5 1 1 6 C JEFFERIES 6 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 M BRADLEY 24 5-9 0-0 7 8 15 3 2 1 0 10 J JACKSON 5 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 N HUFFMAN 5 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 A DAVIS DNP - SWOLLEN RIGHT KNEE V CARTER DNP - STRAINED RIGHT KNEE M N'DIAYE DNP - RIGHT KNEE INJURY TOTALS 240 35-91 16-24 18 23 41 18 27 10 10 96 (.385) (.667) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 10 (11 PTS) GOLDEN STATE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === T MURPHY F 43 6-11 7-7 4 12 16 0 2 2 3 19 A JAMISON F 42 2-11 3-4 2 5 7 2 3 0 4 7 E DAMPIER C 26 6-11 4-5 5 3 8 1 3 0 4 16 J RICHARDSON G 38 4-12 1-1 2 6 8 6 4 1 0 11 G ARENAS G 33 6-15 8-8 2 6 8 6 4 1 3 22 B SURA 12 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 A FOYLE 15 2-4 0-0 3 3 6 0 3 0 0 4 E BOYKINS 22 4-8 8-8 0 0 0 1 3 1 3 16 M DUNLEAVY 9 2-4 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 C MILLS DNP - SUSPENDED BY LEAGUE D FORTSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION J WELSCH DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 33-78 31-33 19 36 55 16 23 5 19 101 (.423) (.939) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 19 (24 PTS) TORONTO 27 25 25 19 - 96 GOLDEN STATE 31 27 18 25 - 101 BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - G FOSTER 2, L HUNTER, A WILLIAMS, M BRADLEY. GOLDEN STATE - E DAMPIER 2, A FOYLE, A JAMISON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 10-23 (.435), M PETERSON 2-5, V LENARD 3- 7, A WILLIAMS 2-6, L HUNTER 3-4, G FOSTER 0-1. GOLDEN STATE 4-9 (. 444), A JAMISON 0-1, J RICHARDSON 2-5, G ARENAS 2-2, E BOYKINS 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: TORONTO - DEFENSIVE THREE, J WILLIAMS, J MCCOY. GOLDEN STATE - DEFENSIVE THREE, T MURPHY. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: GREG WILLARD, MICHAEL SMITH, RON OLESIAK. A - 16,487. T - 2:18.


Game Story

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- The starting lineup answered the call and Earl Boykins continued to spark the Golden State Warriors. Gilbert Arenas scored 22 points, Troy Murphy collected 19 and a career-high 16 rebounds and Boykins scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Warriors ended an eight-game losing streak against the Toronto Raptors with a 101-96 victory. The Warriors are the only team to use the same starting lineup in every game this season. But with his team having dropped five of its previous six games, first-year coach Eric Musselman has hinted he may tinker with the lineup of Murphy, Arenas, Antawn Jamison, Erick Dampier and Jason Richardson. "Why would we change the lineup?" Musselman asked. "We won and we won the first quarter by four points and we won every quarter with the exception of the third quarter. They made a little run. We'll go with that starting lineup tomorrow night in Los Angeles. I don't think there's any question we'll go with what we had tonight. We just discussed it and it was overblown into this huge headline for some reason." Arenas made 6-of-15 shots from the field, five nights after a 2-of-10 performance at Sacramento. He also was 8-of-8 from the free-throw line, dished out six assists and grabbed eight rebounds. Dampier's 16 points exceeded his total for the previous three games. But his biggest contribution was in the paint, where he grabbed eight rebounds and helped the Warriors to a 55-41 advantage on the glass. Golden State withstood a third-quarter run by the Raptors and held them without a basket for 5:32 late in the fourth, using an 11-3 run to turn an 86-84 deficit into 95-89 lead with 1:24 to play. The Warriors took a 58-52 lead into the locker room as they shot 49 percent (22-of-45) and outrebounded the Raptors, 31-16. But they slumped to 5-of-20 in the third quarter, while Toronto went 10-of-24 and took a 77-76 lead into the final period. Toronto built the lead to 82-78 just 57 seconds into the fourth quarter on Alvin Williams' 3-pointer. But the Raptors committed turnovers on their next two possessions before Williams misfired on a 3-pointer. Lindsay Hunter ended the drought with a driving layup at 8:26 to make it 84-80, but Arenas answered with a layup through traffic. After Williams missed another 3-pointer, Peterson's short jumper gave Toronto its last lead, 86-84, with 6:56 remaining. A miss by Peterson started the Raptors' drought that ended with 84 seconds to play on a 3-pointer by Hunter that trimmed the deficit to 95-89. But Boykins converted six straight foul shots to seal the win. Like he did in the Warriors' last win, Boykins came up big at both ends of the court. His biggest shot of the night came with 2:17 remaining, when he leaned back and hit a mid-range jumper with one second on the shot clock to give Golden State a 95-86 lead. Jamison struggled to get any offensive rhythm, scoring a season-low seven points on 2-of-10 shooting in 42 minutes. But he hounded Peterson all night, holding him to 14 points on 5-of-19 shooting, and his one-handed dunk over Jerome Williams made it 91-86 with 1:39 left. "We continually talk about Jamison's defense being underrated the last month of the season and he continues to work and we were proud of him," Musselman said. "The funny thing was we were going to keep going to him. You look at the stat sheet and he was 1-for-10 before that dunk and we continued to go to him because we had confidence in him." "I'm just letting people know that I am a good defender and it doesn't matter who I am playing against. I can really put the clamps on them," Jamison said. "It just really took me some deep soul-searching to realize that, and I just made a big emphasis to come out and no matter who I'm playing or who I'm going against, I'm going to be a good defender." Voshon Lenard and Alvin Williams paced Toronto with 17 points apiece. But Lenard scored just three after halftime as the Raptors shot 29 percent (6-of-21) in the fourth quarter and 39 percent (35-of-91) overall. "It has been like that in the fourth quarter the last couple of game, where it comes down to the fourth quarter and a couple of possessions change the game," Peterson said. "We just have to search for some answers and see what we are doing wrong. We just have to limit our mistakes to keep us in the game."


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