databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

 

NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     TORONTO          17   23   16   18    74   
     DETROIT          19   20   16   27    82      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 21, ALVIN WILLIAMS 14, 
                      JEROME WILLIAMS 13
                DET - CLIFF ROBINSON 25, RICHARD HAMILTON 16, 
                      CORLISS WILLIAMSON 12

HIGH REBOUND:   TOR - JEROME WILLIAMS 15, ANTONIO DAVIS 8, 
                      JELANI MCCOY 6
                DET - BEN WALLACE 15, CLIFF ROBINSON 11, 
                      MEHMET OKUR 5

HIGH ASSISTS:   TOR - MORRIS PETERSON 5, ALVIN WILLIAMS 4, 
                      LINDSEY HUNTER 3
                DET - CHAUNCEY BILLUPS 5, CORLISS WILLIAMSON 
                      3, RICHARD HAMILTON 3

         ATT:   16,239

Box Score

TORONTO (74) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Jefferies 36 2-7 0-0 0-3 0 1 4 J Williams 41 5-10 3-6 6-15 2 4 13 A Davis 35 9-19 3-4 3-8 1 5 21 A Williams 38 5-12 4-4 1-2 4 2 14 M Peterson 32 3-12 2-2 1-3 5 3 8 L Hunter 29 3-11 0-0 2-4 3 2 7 J McCoy 25 3-5 1-1 1-6 0 2 7 G Foster 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 V Lenard DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE V Carter DNP - STRAINED RIGHT KNEE J Jackson DNP - COACH'S DECISION M N'diaye DNP - STRESS FRACTURE HEEL M Bradley DNP - LOWER BACK INJURY N Huffman DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-76 13-17 14-41 16 20 74 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.395, FT-.765. 3-Point Goals: 1-8, .125 (C Jefferies 0-2, A Williams 0-1, M Peterson 0-3, L Hunter 1-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:9 (J McCoy 3, J Williams 2, C Jefferies 2, A Davis, A Williams). Turnovers:12 (A Williams 5, A Davis 3, C Jefferies 2, L Hunter, M Peterson). Steals: 5 (J McCoy 3, L Hunter, C Jefferies). DETROIT (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Curry 20 2-3 0-0 1-1 0 2 4 B Wallace 46 3-6 0-0 2-15 0 1 6 C Robinson 34 9-17 5-8 3-11 2 4 25 R Hamilton 30 4-11 8-11 0-3 3 2 16 C Billups 30 2-8 2-2 1-3 5 3 6 J Barry 19 2-5 0-0 0-1 2 0 4 C Williamson 26 6-12 0-0 2-2 3 2 12 M Okur 16 3-6 0-0 2-5 0 3 7 C Atkins 19 1-4 0-0 0-0 2 2 2 H Davis DNP - COACH'S DECISION P Sanchez DNP - COACH'S DECISION T Prince DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-72 15-21 11-41 17 19 82 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.444, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (C Robinson 2-4, C Billups 0-2, J Barry 0-1, M Okur 1-2, C Atkins 0-2). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:8 (B Wallace 4, C Robinson 2, J Barry, C Billups). Turnovers:10 (R Hamilton 4, C Atkins 3, C Williamson, B Wallace, J Barry). Steals: 8 (M Curry 3, B Wallace 2, J Barry, R Hamilton, M Okur). ------------------------------------------- TORONTO 17 23 16 18 - 74 DETROIT 19 20 16 27 - 82 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Detroit - 1 (Defensive Three, 4:56 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,239. T: 2:08. Officials: Derek Collins, Scott Foster, Ted Bernhardt.


Extended Box

TORONTO (74) AT DETROIT (82) TORONTO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === C JEFFERIES F 36 2-7 0-0 0 3 3 0 1 1 2 4 J WILLIAMS F 41 5-10 3-6 6 9 15 2 4 0 0 13 A DAVIS C 35 9-19 3-4 3 5 8 1 5 0 3 21 A WILLIAMS G 38 5-12 4-4 1 1 2 4 2 0 5 14 M PETERSON G 32 3-12 2-2 1 2 3 5 3 0 1 8 L HUNTER 29 3-11 0-0 2 2 4 3 2 1 1 7 J MCCOY 25 3-5 1-1 1 5 6 0 2 3 0 7 G FOSTER 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 V LENARD DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE V CARTER DNP - STRAINED RIGHT KNEE J JACKSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION M N'DIAYE DNP - STRESS FRACTURE HEEL M BRADLEY DNP - LOWER BACK INJURY N HUFFMAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 30-76 13-17 14 27 41 16 20 5 12 74 (.395) (.765) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 14 (12 PTS) DETROIT REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M CURRY F 20 2-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 4 B WALLACE F 46 3-6 0-0 2 13 15 0 1 2 1 6 C ROBINSON C 34 9-17 5-8 3 8 11 2 4 0 0 25 R HAMILTON G 30 4-11 8-11 0 3 3 3 2 1 4 16 C BILLUPS G 30 2-8 2-2 1 2 3 5 3 0 0 6 J BARRY 19 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 4 C WILLIAMSON 26 6-12 0-0 2 0 2 3 2 0 1 12 M OKUR 16 3-6 0-0 2 3 5 0 3 1 0 7 C ATKINS 19 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 2 H DAVIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION P SANCHEZ DNP - COACH'S DECISION T PRINCE DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 32-72 15-21 11 30 41 17 19 8 10 82 (.444) (.714) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 10 (7 PTS) TORONTO 17 23 16 18 - 74 DETROIT 19 20 16 27 - 82 BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - J MCCOY 3, J WILLIAMS 2, C JEFFERIES 2, A DAVIS, A WILLIAMS. DETROIT - B WALLACE 4, C ROBINSON 2, J BARRY, C BILLUPS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 1-8 (.125), C JEFFERIES 0-2, A WILLIAMS 0- 1, M PETERSON 0-3, L HUNTER 1-2. DETROIT 3-11 (.273), C ROBINSON 2- 4, C BILLUPS 0-2, J BARRY 0-1, M OKUR 1-2, C ATKINS 0-2. TECHNICAL FOULS: DETROIT - DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DEREK COLLINS, SCOTT FOSTER, TED BERNHARDT. A - 16,239. T - 2:08.


Game Story

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- The Detroit Pistons showed why they have the NBA's best defense. On a night where they had trouble scoring, the Pistons used a stifling defense down the stretch for an 82-74 victory over the Toronto Raptors, who lost their 11th straight game. "It's a big, disappointing loss for us," Raptors coach Lenny Wilkens said. "We've been struggling. This would have been a boost in the arm for us." Clifford Robinson had season highs with 25 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double for the Pistons, who closed the game on an 11-1 run. Detroit entered the contest allowing opponents a league-low 86.3 points per game. "I think they're all hard to take but in the end you have to look at the good side of things - we played hard, we didn't come in here and just fold," said Raptors forward Jerome Williams, who registered 13 points and 15 rebounds. "We battled all the way to the end. Their defense was really there in the fourth quarter to make a difference for them and that's how they won the game." Richard Hamilton scored 16 points and Corliss Williamson added 12 for Detroit, which shot just 44 percent (32-of-72) from the field but limited Toronto to just under 40 percent (30-of-76) en route to its 10th victory in 13 games. "It was a hard-fought game," Pistons coach Rick Carlisle said. "I thought that Toronto really played hard the whole way. We were a little sluggish in the first half but we were able to get on track defensively when we had to in the second half, particularly in the fourth quarter." Toronto took a 73-71 lead on a tip by Antonio Davis with 3:32 remaining before Hamilton tied the game with a bank shot 14 seconds later. Hamilton stole an errant pass from Alvin Williams and made two free throws with 2:23 left to give Detroit the lead for good. "For 44 minutes, we played pretty good basketball," Wilkens said. "We were talking on defense, really helping out, and the couple of time you don't talk is when it jumps up and bites you." Chauncey Billups blocked a jumper by former Piston Lindsey Hunter and scored a layup on the other end to make it 77-73 with 1:12 left. After Antonio Davis made 1-of-2 free throws nine seconds later, Robinson nailed a 3-pointer with 47 seconds to play that gave the Pistons a six-point advantage. Hamilton closed the scoring with two free throws with 29 seconds to play. "We felt pretty good around the basket," said Robinson, who made 9-of-17 shots. "I was able to get some good looks that didn't go down early and that kind of let me know that I was going to be able to get to the basket. I was going by those guys and getting to the middle of the paint on my post-ups. I felt pretty good." Davis contributed 21 points and Alvin Williams 14 for Toronto, which lost its seventh straight road contest and 15th of 16 overall. All-Star guard Vince Carter missed his 15th consecutive game with a strained right knee. The Raptors also are without injured scorers Lamond Murray and Voshon Lenard. "It's really difficult when you're missing your top guns out there," Jerome Williams said. "That's how it is when you get injuries like this like we've had on this team. We've just got to put our heads down and keep working hard." Despite using just eight players because of a variety of injuries to the squad, Toronto led at halftime, 40-39, and took a 56-55 edge into the fourth quarter. "It's frustrating when you're losing because we want to get a win," Said Raptors guard Mo Peterson, who scored just eight points on 3-of-12 shooting. "It's tough. It's not easy but we're giving it 110 percent and we're out there fighting and putting ourselves in a position to win. Now it's just time to cross that hurdle."


About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com