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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      UTAH             14   15   21   12    62   
      DETROIT          19   19   20   6     64      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   UTH - ANDREI KIRILENKO 27, MATT HARPRING 10, 
                      MEHMET OKUR 7
                DET - RICHARD HAMILTON 15, CHAUNCEY BILLUPS 
                      12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10

HIGH REBOUND:   UTH - ANDREI KIRILENKO 14, MEHMET OKUR 11, 
                      MATT HARPRING 7
                DET - BEN WALLACE 12, RASHEED WALLACE 10, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS:   UTH - KEITH MCLEOD 4, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3
                DET - CHAUNCEY BILLUPS 3, CARLOS ARROYO 3, 
                      TAYSHAUN PRINCE 3

         ATT:   22,076

Box Score

UTAH (62) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Harpring 39 5-14 0-0 1-7 2 3 10 A Kirilenko 45 11-19 4-4 6-14 3 1 27 C Borchardt 12 0-2 0-0 3-4 0 2 0 R Bell 37 3-9 0-0 0-6 2 5 6 K McLeod 29 0-6 4-5 0-0 4 2 4 M Okur 36 2-9 3-4 3-11 3 3 7 K Humphries 12 2-4 0-2 1-4 1 1 4 H Eisley 19 1-6 2-2 0-2 3 2 4 G Giricek 11 0-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 R Livingston DNP - COACH'S DECISION K Snyder DNP - COACH'S DECISION B Handlogten DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 24-74 13-17 14-48 18 20 62 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.324, FT-.765. 3-Point Goals: 1-7, .143 (A Kirilenko 1-2, R Bell 0-1, K McLeod 0-2, G Giricek 0-2). Team Rebounds: 12. Blocked Shots:7 (A Kirilenko 5, M Okur 2). Turnovers:16 (A Kirilenko 7, H Eisley 3, R Bell 2, M Okur, K McLeod, G Giricek, K Humphries). Steals: 6 (A Kirilenko 3, H Eisley, R Bell, M Okur). DETROIT (64) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp T Prince 43 2-9 2-2 1-4 3 1 6 R Wallace 33 4-13 1-1 2-10 1 3 10 B Wallace 36 3-6 0-0 5-12 0 2 6 R Hamilton 37 6-18 3-5 0-3 2 2 15 C Billups 39 4-11 4-5 1-6 3 3 12 C Arroyo 16 0-4 3-4 0-1 3 1 3 A McDyess 26 3-9 4-4 3-6 0 3 10 L Hunter 5 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 R Dupree 5 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 2 0 E Campbell DNP - COACH'S DECISION C Delfino DNP - COACH'S DECISION D Milicic DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 23-73 17-21 13-43 12 17 64 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.315, FT-.810. 3-Point Goals: 1-18, .056 (T Prince 0-2, R Wallace 1-5, R Hamilton 0-4, C Billups 0-4, C Arroyo 0-1, L Hunter 0-2). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots:11 (A McDyess 3, R Wallace 3, B Wallace 3, C Arroyo, R Dupree). Turnovers:13 (R Hamilton 5, C Billups 2, T Prince 2, A McDyess, R Dupree, C Arroyo, R Wallace). Steals: 9 (B Wallace 3, C Billups 2, A McDyess, R Hamilton, C Arroyo, R Wallace). ------------------------------------------- UTAH 14 15 21 12 - 62 DETROIT 19 19 20 6 - 64 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: Utah 1 (M Okur, 9:49 4th). A: 22,076. T: 2:09. Officials: Jess Kersey, Mike Callahan, Zak Zarba.


Extended Box

UTAH (62) AT DETROIT (64) UTAH REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M HARPRING F 39 5-14 0-0 1 6 7 2 3 0 0 10 A KIRILENKO F 45 11-19 4-4 6 8 14 3 1 3 7 27 C BORCHARDT C 12 0-2 0-0 3 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 R BELL G 37 3-9 0-0 0 6 6 2 5 1 2 6 K MCLEOD G 29 0-6 4-5 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 4 M OKUR 36 2-9 3-4 3 8 11 3 3 1 1 7 K HUMPHRIES 12 2-4 0-2 1 3 4 1 1 0 1 4 H EISLEY 19 1-6 2-2 0 2 2 3 2 1 3 4 G GIRICEK 11 0-5 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 R LIVINGSTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION K SNYDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION B HANDLOGTEN DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 24-74 13-17 14 34 48 18 20 6 16 62 (.324) (.765) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 18 (12 PTS) DETROIT REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === T PRINCE F 43 2-9 2-2 1 3 4 3 1 0 2 6 R WALLACE F 33 4-13 1-1 2 8 10 1 3 1 1 10 B WALLACE C 36 3-6 0-0 5 7 12 0 2 3 0 6 R HAMILTON G 37 6-18 3-5 0 3 3 2 2 1 5 15 C BILLUPS G 39 4-11 4-5 1 5 6 3 3 2 2 12 C ARROYO 16 0-4 3-4 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 A MCDYESS 26 3-9 4-4 3 3 6 0 3 1 1 10 L HUNTER 5 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 R DUPREE 5 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 E CAMPBELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION C DELFINO DNP - COACH'S DECISION D MILICIC DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 23-73 17-21 13 30 43 12 17 9 13 64 (.315) (.810) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 14 (8 PTS) UTAH 14 15 21 12 - 62 DETROIT 19 19 20 6 - 64 BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - A KIRILENKO 5, M OKUR 2. DETROIT - A MCDYESS 3, R WALLACE 3, B WALLACE 3, C ARROYO, R DUPREE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 1-7 (.143), A KIRILENKO 1-2, R BELL 0-1, K MCLEOD 0- 2, G GIRICEK 0-2. DETROIT 1-18 (.056), T PRINCE 0-2, R WALLACE 1-5, R HAMILTON 0-4, C BILLUPS 0-4, C ARROYO 0-1, L HUNTER 0-2. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: UTAH 1 (M OKUR, 9:49 4TH). OFFICIALS: JESS KERSEY, MIKE CALLAHAN, ZAK ZARBA. A - 22,076. T - 2:09.


Game Story

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- The Detroit Pistons missed all 15 of their shots in the fourth quarter against the Utah Jazz. Luckily, they still can play defense. Ben Wallace blocked a layup attempt by Andrei Kirilenko with about three seconds remaining and Chauncey Billups hounded Howard Eisley into an off-balance jumper at the buzzer as the Pistons somehow held off the Jazz, 64-62. Detroit matched its lowest output in team history, set at San Antonio on February 21, 1999. The Pistons scored only six points in the fourth quarter and the Jazz just 12, setting an NBA record for the fewest combined points in the final period. It also matched the league mark for fewest combined points in any quarter. "That was an ugly fourth quarter," Wallace said. "We couldn't score, so we tried to keep them from scoring." Wallace wasn't the only one to use the word "ugly" to describe Detroit's offensive performance. "A win is a win, even if it's an ugly win," Pistons forward Antonio McDyess said. "We didn't give up. We kept fighting through it. That's a plus for us. You can't get caught up in missing shots. It's frustrating, but we still played defense." Rasheed Wallace's 3-pointer with two seconds left in the third quarter gave the Pistons a 58-50 cushion entering the final period. Almost inconceivably, it was their final basket of the game. "It's a miracle," Detroit coach Larry Brown said. "We were 1-for-18 on threes and the only three we made was at the end of the third quarter. We just didn't get anything accomplished against their zone, but we luck out and win the game." Brown said after the game that he was going to the hospital Monday for a surgical procedure related to the hip surgery he had earlier in the season that caused him to miss six games. He said he didn't know how long he would be out. The Pistons shot 32 percent (23-of-73) from the field en route to their lowest point total of the season. But Detroit limited Utah to 32 percent (24-of-74), including 4-of-20 in the fourth quarter. "That was about as ugly as it can get," Billups said. "Fortunately, our defense held on long enough to get the win. We had great looks but couldn't knock them down. Our offense definitely isn't clicking like it was." Ben Wallace said that Utah's defense played a part in the Pistons' woeful shooting. "They were using a zone and a soft man-to-man, and we were a little off balance," he said. "We've got to recognize a zone a little better." The six points ties Detroit's record for the fewest points in a quarter. The Pistons also had a six-point fourth quarter against Orlando in 1993. The combined 126 points set a franchise low for each team. Detroit held a 63-54 lead after McDyess sank a pair of free throws following a flagrant foul by former Piston Mehmet Okur with 5:11 remaining. But the Pistons still could not buy a basket, and the Jazz pulled within 63-62 on a jumper by Okur with 2:07 to play. After several empty possessions by both teams, Kirilenko swooped in for a go-ahead layup in the waning seconds. After barely getting his shot off over Rasheed Wallace, Kirilenko saw it swatted by Ben Wallace. "I thought it should have gone in," Kirilenko said. Billups grabbed the rebound and was fouled with 2.6 seconds left but split a pair of free throws, giving Utah a chance to tie or win. Following a timeout, the Jazz inbounded the ball to Eisley, and the veteran guard badly misfired on a runner from the left side, allowing the Pistons to escape with a most improbable win. Richard Hamilton scored 15 points to pace Detroit, which had lost four of its previous six games. Kirilenko collected 27 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks for Utah but committed seven turnovers. Sloan was denied his 938th win for the fifth straight game. He needs one more victory to tie Red Auerbach for sixth place on the NBA's career list for regular-season victories by a coach.


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