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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      TORONTO          28   26   22   28    104  
      UTAH             29   23   27   16    95      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   TOR - CHRIS BOSH 20, VINCE CARTER 16, LOREN 
                      WOODS 14
                UTH - RAJA BELL 20, CARLOS BOOZER 19, KEITH 
                      MCLEOD 16

HIGH REBOUND:   TOR - LOREN WOODS 9, LAMOND MURRAY 8, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 7
                UTH - ANDREI KIRILENKO 10, MEHMET OKUR 10, 
                      MATT HARPRING 9

HIGH ASSISTS:   TOR - VINCE CARTER 5, RAFER ALSTON 4, FIVE 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2
                UTH - HOWARD EISLEY 5, CARLOS BOOZER 3, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2

         ATT:   19,683

Box Score

TORONTO (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp V Carter 28 7-18 1-1 0-1 5 2 16 C Bosh 30 10-14 0-0 3-7 2 4 20 L Woods 26 5-5 4-5 6-9 2 4 14 R Alston 25 3-11 2-2 1-7 4 5 10 J Rose 25 5-12 0-0 0-1 1 2 11 M Bonner 12 2-3 0-0 1-3 0 5 4 D Marshall 15 2-5 0-0 0-0 2 0 6 M Palacio 23 4-5 0-0 1-2 2 4 8 M Peterson 29 3-7 2-2 0-2 2 4 8 L Murray 23 1-7 5-5 2-8 0 1 7 R Araujo 4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 R Mason Jr DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-87 14-15 14-41 20 32 104 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.483, FT-.933. 3-Point Goals: 6-18, .333 (V Carter 1-4, R Alston 2-6, J Rose 1-3, D Marshall 2-2, M Peterson 0-2, L Murray 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots:8 (L Woods 4, C Bosh 2, L Murray, M Palacio). Turnovers:11 (L Murray 2, M Palacio 2, C Bosh 2, J Rose, L Woods, M Bonner, V Carter, R Alston). Steals: 6 (V Carter 2, C Bosh 2, J Rose, M Bonner). UTAH (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Kirilenko 36 3-11 3-4 4-10 2 4 9 C Boozer 36 5-15 9-11 3-5 3 1 19 J Collins 10 1-1 0-0 0-1 1 3 2 K McLeod 27 5-11 6-7 1-2 1 1 16 G Giricek 25 6-8 2-2 0-5 1 0 14 M Okur 21 2-7 3-3 4-10 1 3 7 M Harpring 25 1-7 0-0 3-9 1 3 2 H Eisley 21 2-6 1-2 0-0 5 1 5 R Bell 26 8-12 2-4 0-1 1 3 20 C Borchardt 9 0-1 0-0 1-2 2 1 0 K Snyder 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 K Humphries 1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-80 27-35 16-45 18 21 95 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.413, FT-.771. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (A Kirilenko 0-2, G Giricek 0-1, M Okur 0-2, M Harpring 0-1, H Eisley 0-1, R Bell 2-4). Team Rebounds: 11. Blocked Shots:5 (A Kirilenko 3, M Okur, C Borchardt). Turnovers:12 (A Kirilenko 3, J Collins 2, R Bell 2, H Eisley, M Harpring, M Okur, K McLeod, G Giricek). Steals: 4 (A Kirilenko, C Boozer, K McLeod, G Giricek). -------------------------------------------- TORONTO 28 26 22 28 - 104 UTAH 29 23 27 16 - 95 -------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Toronto - 2 (L Woods, 5:25 1st; Team, 10:23 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,683. T: 2:06. Officials: Luis Grillo, Mark Ayotte, Mike Callahan.


Extended Box

TORONTO (104) AT UTAH (95) TORONTO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === V CARTER F 28 7-18 1-1 0 1 1 5 2 2 1 16 C BOSH F 30 10-14 0-0 3 4 7 2 4 2 2 20 L WOODS C 26 5-5 4-5 6 3 9 2 4 0 1 14 R ALSTON G 25 3-11 2-2 1 6 7 4 5 0 1 10 J ROSE G 25 5-12 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 11 M BONNER 12 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 5 1 1 4 D MARSHALL 15 2-5 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 M PALACIO 23 4-5 0-0 1 1 2 2 4 0 2 8 M PETERSON 29 3-7 2-2 0 2 2 2 4 0 0 8 L MURRAY 23 1-7 5-5 2 6 8 0 1 0 2 7 R ARAUJO 4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 R MASON JR DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 42-87 14-15 14 27 41 20 32 6 11 104 (.483) (.933) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 11 (8 PTS) UTAH REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === A KIRILENKO F 36 3-11 3-4 4 6 10 2 4 1 3 9 C BOOZER F 36 5-15 9-11 3 2 5 3 1 1 0 19 J COLLINS C 10 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 2 K MCLEOD G 27 5-11 6-7 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 16 G GIRICEK G 25 6-8 2-2 0 5 5 1 0 1 1 14 M OKUR 21 2-7 3-3 4 6 10 1 3 0 1 7 M HARPRING 25 1-7 0-0 3 6 9 1 3 0 1 2 H EISLEY 21 2-6 1-2 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 5 R BELL 26 8-12 2-4 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 20 C BORCHARDT 9 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 K SNYDER 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 K HUMPHRIES 1 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 TOTALS 240 33-80 27-35 16 29 45 18 21 4 12 95 (.413) (.771) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 13 (12 PTS) TORONTO 28 26 22 28 - 104 UTAH 29 23 27 16 - 95 BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - L WOODS 4, C BOSH 2, L MURRAY, M PALACIO. UTAH - A KIRILENKO 3, M OKUR, C BORCHARDT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 6-18 (.333), V CARTER 1-4, R ALSTON 2-6, J ROSE 1-3, D MARSHALL 2-2, M PETERSON 0-2, L MURRAY 0-1. UTAH 2- 11 (.182), A KIRILENKO 0-2, G GIRICEK 0-1, M OKUR 0-2, M HARPRING 0- 1, H EISLEY 0-1, R BELL 2-4. TECHNICAL FOULS: TORONTO - L WOODS, TEAM. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: LUIS GRILLO, MARK AYOTTE, MIKE CALLAHAN. A - 19,683. T - 2:06.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Rafer Alston showed why the Toronto Raptors pursued him in the offseason. Alston scored seven of his 10 points in the final four minutes as the surprising Raptors rallied for a 104-95 victory over the Utah Jazz, who suffered their first loss of the season. Chris Bosh and Alston teamed to lead the Raptors to a pivotal road win. The pair combined for 15 fourth-quarter points to lead the Raptors' comeback. With Toronto clinging to a 91-89 lead in the fourth quarter, Alston hit a layup with 3:50 remaining to spark a 13-4 run. He followed with a pair of free throws 44 seconds later and, after a dunk by Utah's Carlos Boozer, hit a 3-pointer with two minutes remaining to give the Raptors a 98-91 edge. "We came into a tough environment in a really tough place to win, and we got out and dictated the tempo of the game," Alston said. "We got the game to go the way we wanted it to go. They climbed back into the game but we found a way late in the fourth quarter to turn the switch and get it to go our way." Bosh scored the next four points for Toronto before Morris Peterson capped the run at 104-93 with a layup with 41 seconds remaining. The Raptors put together the clinching run with superstar Vince Carter and Jalen Rose both on the bench. Needing a point guard, the Raptors signed Alston to a six-year, $29 million contract, which raised some eyebrows. Alston had failed in one stint with Toronto and had never been a starter in his career. His 10 points were a season low. Bosh scored 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting as the Raptors won for fourth time in five games, matching their best start in franchise history. The Jazz ended the third quarter with a 79-76 lead and pushed it to 84-78 on a 14-footer by Raja Bell. But Bosh answered with two layups and Loren Woods tied it on a pair of free throws with 6:32 remaining. With the score tied, 86-86, another role player stepped up for the Raptors. This time it was Lamond Murray, whose three-point play on a reverse layup put Toronto ahead for good. "I though the group that played from about the 10-minute mark on played unbelievable," Raptors coach Sam Mitchell said. "They executed, they passed the ball, they made the extra pass, and we got some wide-open shots. Rafer just controlled the game. I just felt like they earned the right to be on the court." Carter, who scored 16 points on 7-of-18 shooting, went to the bench with 9:25 remaining in the fourth quarter and never returned as his teammates ended the Jazz's unbeaten streak. "Those guys did a great job. My feeling is, Why bring in a new set of guys when they're rolling?" Carter said. "They were playing well, they had the momentum. And with us winning with those guys, that builds confidence. That's all that matters right now - winning." "I don't see names on the back of jerseys. All I see is Toronto Raptors on the front," Mitchell said. "If you're out there playing the way you're supposed to, you've earned the right to be on the court." The Jazz shot 41 percent (33-of-80) and they were kept under 50 percent and 100 points for the first time this season. "We came down the stretch and weren't quite sure where to be in our offense," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "We couldn't execute at the right time." Keith McLeod scored 12 of his 16 points in the first quarter, and Bell had 14 of his 20 off the bench in the first half for Utah, which trailed 54-52 at halftime. Boozer scored 11 of his 19 points in the third quarter. "(The Raptors) are an interesting team," said Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, who scored nine points on just 3-of-11 shooting. "They score a lot, on the floor and with layups, and we didn't find our defense. They played good, but we played (bad) defense."


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