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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 17 24 24 34 99 LA LAKERS 27 27 24 27 105 FINAL


TORONTO (99) AT LA LAKERS (105)

TORONTO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

WALLACE F 42 11-17 3-4 1 1 2 2 6 2 1 25 SLATER F 37 7-14 3-4 2 4 6 4 6 3 4 17 JONES C 23 5-8 2-2 3 6 9 1 1 5 2 12 CHRISTIE G 34 3-11 3-4 0 4 4 1 4 2 1 9 STOUDAMIRE G 41 2-13 2-3 0 4 4 11 5 2 6 6 MILLER 24 3-4 2-2 2 5 7 4 3 1 6 8 RESPERT 25 8-11 1-2 2 1 3 3 2 0 0 20 ROGERS 13 1-3 0-0 3 0 3 0 1 1 1 2 GARNER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 CAMBY DNP - TENDINITIS BOTH KNEES E STOKES DNP - COACH'S DECISION WILLIAMS DNP - STRAINED LEFT GROIN

TOTALS 240 40-81 16-21 13 25 38 27 28 16 21 99 (.494) (.762) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 24(27 PTS)

LA LAKERS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

HORRY F 30 2-5 3-4 2 6 8 5 1 2 5 7 FOX F 35 6-9 5-6 1 5 6 4 3 3 2 17 CAMPBELL C 36 6-11 1-2 2 1 3 1 2 0 5 13 JONES G 36 12-15 5-8 0 1 1 2 0 1 4 32 VAN EXEL G 36 5-11 5-6 0 2 2 10 4 2 1 17 FISHER 12 1-1 0-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 BRYANT 19 2-8 2-2 0 5 5 3 3 1 2 6 BLOUNT 18 4-6 1-2 5 3 8 1 2 0 1 9 ROOKS 12 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 BARRY 6 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BENNETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION ONEAL DNP - STRAINED ABDOMEN

TOTALS 240 39-71 22-32 10 25 35 28 17 9 21 105 (.549) (.688) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 21(27 PTS)

TORONTO 17 24 24 34 - 99 LA LAKERS 27 27 24 27 - 105

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - MILLER. LA LAKERS - HORRY 3, CAMPBELL 2, ROOKS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 3-10 (.300), CHRISTIE 0-3, STOUDAMIRE 0-3, RESPERT 3-4. LA LAKERS 5-13 (.385), HORRY 0-1, FOX 0-1, JONES 3-5, VAN EXEL 2-4, BRYANT 0-1, BARRY 0-1. TECHNICALS: LA LAKERS - CAMPBELL. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, GREG WILLARD, LEROY RICHARDSON. A - 14,940. T - 2:08.


TORONTO (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Wallace 42 11-17 3-4 1-2 2 6 25 Slater 37 7-14 3-4 2-6 4 6 17 Jones 23 5-8 2-2 3-9 1 1 12 Christie 34 3-11 3-4 0-4 1 4 9 Stoudamire 41 2-13 2-3 0-4 11 5 6 Miller 24 3-4 2-2 2-7 4 3 8 Respert 25 8-11 1-2 2-3 3 2 20 Rogers 13 1-3 0-0 3-3 0 1 2 Garner 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Camby DNP - tendinitis both knees E Stokes DNP - coach's decision Williams DNP - strained left groin _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-81 16-21 13-38 27 28 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.762. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (Christie 0-3, Stoudamire 0-3, Respert 3-4). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 1 (Miller). Turnovers: 24 (Miller 6, Stoudamire 6, Slater 4, Jones 2, Christie, Rogers, Wallace). Steals: 16 (Jones 5, Slater 3, Christie 2, Stoudamire 2, Wallace 2, Miller, Rogers).

LA LAKERS (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Horry 30 2-5 3-4 2-8 5 1 7 Fox 35 6-9 5-6 1-6 4 3 17 Campbell 36 6-11 1-2 2-3 1 2 13 Jones 36 12-15 5-8 0-1 2 0 32 Van Exel 36 5-11 5-6 0-2 10 4 17 Fisher 12 1-1 0-2 0-1 1 1 2 Bryant 19 2-8 2-2 0-5 3 3 6 Blount 18 4-6 1-2 5-8 1 2 9 Rooks 12 1-3 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 Barry 6 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Bennett DNP - coach's decision Oneal DNP - strained abdomen _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-71 22-32 10-35 28 17 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.549, FT-.688. 3-Point Goals: 5-13, .385 (Horry 0-1, Fox 0-1, Jones 3-5, Van Exel 2-4, Bryant 0-1, Barry 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 6 (Horry 3, Campbell 2, Rooks). Turnovers: 21 (Campbell 5, Horry 5, Jones 4, Bryant 2, Fox 2, Blount, Fisher, Van Exel). Steals: 9 (Fox 3, Horry 2, Van Exel 2, Bryant, Jones). ____________________________________________ Toronto 17 24 24 34 - 99 La Lakers 27 27 24 27 - 105 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Lakers 1 (Campbell, 10:37 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,940. T: 2:08. Officials: Joe Crawford, Greg Willard, Leroy Richardson.


GAME RECAP

Eddie Jones scored 19 of his 32 points in the second half as the Los Angeles Lakers nearly blew a 15-point lead but held on for a 105-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors, who have lost a franchise-record 13 straight games.

The Lakers were never able to put away the Raptors and struggled in the fourth quarter. Toronto reeled off an 8-0 spurt to pull within 91-88 with 2:36 remaining on a jumper by John Wallace.

Jones answered with two free throws and the momentum appeared to shift back to Los Angeles when Wallace fouled out with 25 points on the next possession. Toronto got no closer than four down the stretch and Jones hit a free throw and a layup in the final 66 seconds to help secure the victory.

"We're just not doing what we have to defensively and offensively, we're making the games so hard," Jones said. "We're not coming out and putting teams away when we should."

The Lakers, who opened the season with 11 straight wins, had dropped games at Miami and Philadelphia on their recent three-game road trip.

Nick Van Exel and Rick Fox scored 17 points apiece as the Lakers remained the league's only unbeaten team at home (7-0) and improved to 13-2 overall, second-best in the NBA. Van Exel also handed out 10 assists.

"Losing two of three on the road should have been enough motivation," Van Exel said. "Tonight, it wasn't impressive. We had a chance to put it away but we let them get right back in the game. We can't do things like that."

Shawn Respert tied a career high with 20 points but the Raptors committed 24 turnovers and fell to 0-8 on the road. They own the worst record in the NBA at 1-15.

"It was just a great team effort and I hope we can just keep it up," Raptors coach Darrell Walker said. "I don't know if people in Toronto appreciate the effort, but they are getting it. I'm big-time proud."

The Raptors, already missing injured starting forwards Walt Williams and Marcus Camby, suffered another blow with 7:42 left in the third quarter when starting center Popeye Jones had to be helped off the court after spraining his left knee.

Raptors starting guards Damon Stoudamire and Doug Christie, the team's first- and third-leading scorers, respectively, combined for an atrocious shooting effort. Stoudamire handed out 11 assists but was just 2-of-13 from the field and scored six points. Christie finished with nine points on 3-of-11 shooting.

"Damon did not shoot well, Doug did not shoot well, but John Wallace is a big-time candidate for most improved player right away," Walker said.

"I don't even have any answers anymore," Stoudamire said. "We were right there, then at the end if I could have hit a couple of shots, we probably would have won the game."

Eddie Jones scored 11 points in the first quarter as the Lakers opened a 27-17 lead. Los Angeles expanded the lead to 54-41 at halftime before Jones scored 13 in the third quarter to help his team take a 78-65 cushion into the final 12 minutes.

"We let them stick around and gave them confidence," Jones said. "Games like this, it should be over by the third quarter."

The Lakers shot 55 percent (39-of-71) from the floor to atone for their 21 turnovers and a 22-of-32 (69 percent) performance at the foul line.

Reggie Slater chipped in 17 points for the Raptors, who shot 49 percent (40-of-81).

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