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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA CLIPPERS 23 21 16 25 85 DETROIT 36 27 16 34 113 FINAL


LA CLIPPERS (85) AT DETROIT (113)

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

ROGERS F 24 3-10 1-1 2 0 2 1 5 1 4 8 MURRAY F 30 5-17 0-2 3 4 7 1 1 2 3 10 WRIGHT C 26 1-5 0-0 1 3 4 0 3 0 1 2 BARRY G 31 7-13 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 1 1 17 MARTIN G 27 3-6 2-2 0 1 1 5 3 3 0 9 VRANKOVIC 6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 TAYLOR 25 5-10 4-6 3 2 5 3 3 2 3 14 PIATKOWSKI 24 1-5 4-4 3 4 7 2 3 1 0 6 ROBINSON 17 3-8 6-7 1 1 2 0 2 3 3 14 CLOSS 21 1-4 0-0 2 3 5 0 1 0 2 2 COLLINS 9 1-4 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 RICHARDSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-82 18-24 15 21 36 14 23 14 19 85 (.366) (.750) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 23(28 PTS)

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

HILL F 36 15-23 3-3 1 9 10 6 1 3 4 33 LONG F 21 4-8 0-0 4 2 6 1 3 1 0 8 B WILLIAMS C 31 6-15 0-0 4 3 7 2 3 1 5 12 DUMARS G 6 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 STACKHOUSE G 41 6-13 7-9 1 4 5 8 0 3 3 20 SEALY 38 5-10 7-8 4 7 11 6 4 4 2 17 J WILLIAMS 19 2-6 4-4 3 3 6 1 0 1 0 8 MONTROSS 11 3-6 0-0 3 2 5 0 2 0 1 6 OBANNON 16 1-4 0-0 1 0 1 2 2 1 2 2 MAHORN 14 0-2 1-2 1 4 5 0 1 1 1 1 REID 4 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 POLLARD 3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2

TOTALS 240 45-92 22-26 22 35 57 26 18 17 19 113 (.489) (.846) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 19(22 PTS)

LA CLIPPERS 23 21 16 25 - 85 DETROIT 36 27 16 34 - 113

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA CLIPPERS - CLOSS 5, ROGERS, MURRAY, VRANKOVIC, TAYLOR. DETROIT - HILL 3, B WILLIAMS 2, MONTROSS 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA CLIPPERS 7-19 (.368), ROGERS 1-3, BARRY 3-5, MARTIN 1-1, PIATKOWSKI 0-3, ROBINSON 2-5, COLLINS 0-2. DETROIT 1-4 (.250), STACKHOUSE 1-4. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, DEE KANTNER, DAVID JONES. A - 17,696. T - 2:06.


LA CLIPPERS (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Rogers 24 3-10 1-1 2-2 1 5 8 Murray 30 5-17 0-2 3-7 1 1 10 Wright 26 1-5 0-0 1-4 0 3 2 Barry 31 7-13 0-0 0-3 2 0 17 Martin 27 3-6 2-2 0-1 5 3 9 Vrankovic 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Taylor 25 5-10 4-6 3-5 3 3 14 Piatkowski 24 1-5 4-4 3-7 2 3 6 Robinson 17 3-8 6-7 1-2 0 2 14 Closs 21 1-4 0-0 2-5 0 1 2 Collins 9 1-4 1-2 0-0 0 1 3 Richardson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-82 18-24 15-36 14 23 85 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.366, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 7-19, .368 (Rogers 1-3, Barry 3-5, Martin 1-1, Piatkowski 0-3, Robinson 2-5, Collins 0-2). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 9 (Closs 5, Rogers, Murray, Vrankovic, Taylor). Turnovers: 23 (Rogers 4, Murray 3, Robinson 3, Taylor 3, Closs 2, Collins 2, Barry, Wright). Steals: 14 (Martin 3, Robinson 3, Murray 2, Taylor 2, Barry, Collins, Piatkowski, Rogers).

DETROIT (113) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 36 15-23 3-3 1-10 6 1 33 Long 21 4-8 0-0 4-6 1 3 8 B Williams 31 6-15 0-0 4-7 2 3 12 Dumars 6 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Stackhouse 41 6-13 7-9 1-5 8 0 20 Sealy 38 5-10 7-8 4-11 6 4 17 J Williams 19 2-6 4-4 3-6 1 0 8 Montross 11 3-6 0-0 3-5 0 2 6 Obannon 16 1-4 0-0 1-1 2 2 2 Mahorn 14 0-2 1-2 1-5 0 1 1 Reid 4 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Pollard 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 45-92 22-26 22-57 26 18 113 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.489, FT-.846. 3-Point Goals: 1-4, .250 (Stackhouse 1-4). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 7 (Hill 3, B Williams 2, Montross 2). Turnovers: 19 (B Williams 5, Hill 4, Stackhouse 3, Obannon 2, Sealy 2, Dumars, Mahorn, Montross). Steals: 17 (Sealy 4, Hill 3, Stackhouse 3, B Williams, J Williams, Long, Mahorn, Obannon, Pollard, Reid). ____________________________________________ La Clippers 23 21 16 25 - 85 Detroit 36 27 16 34 - 113 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,696. T: 2:06. Officials: Ron Garretson, Dee Kantner, David Jones.


GAME RECAP

Grant Hill collected 33 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to lead the Detroit Pistons to their fourth win in five games, 113-85 over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Jerry Stackhouse added 20 points and eight assists, while former Clipper Malik Sealy contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit, which has posted consecutive 100-point games for the first time this season.

"I'm very, very pleased with our defense tonight," said Pistons coach Doug Collins. "This is a team that (Clippers) can put up a lot of points, so we didn't want to get seduced into trading baskets with them. When we get our running game going we can be really explosive. That's the fun part of basketball, but you can only do that by doing the dirty work on the other end of the court."

The Pistons have won the last five meetings with Los Angeles and matched their biggest win in the series, accomplished in the last encounter, a 113-85 decision on March 28th. Detroit also has won the last six matchups at home since a 16-point setback on March 31st, 1992.

Brent Barry netted 17 points and James Robinson and rookie Maurice Taylor, a former University of Michigan star, each added 14 for the Clippers, who have dropped three of their last four games and eight of nine on the road.

Detroit extended a 20-15 lead with 4:19 remaining by closing the first quarter on a 16-7 run. Hill tallied eight points in the burst that gave the Pistons a 36-23 advantage. Detroit, which never trailed in the game, was 17-of-21 from the field in the period.

"Our defense was really good and that's what created a lot of our offense," said Hill, who made a career-high 15 field goals. "It's a lot of fun to be able to run like this. It's nice to be able to create a 10-foot jump shot in three or four seconds instead of having to run the shot clock down all the way just to get that 10-foot jump shot."

The margin was 44-35 midway through the second quarter before the Pistons closed the half with spurts of 8-2 and 11-4 around a three-point play by Rodney Rogers to assume a 63-44 lead at the intermission.

Detroit kept it up by scoring the first four points of the third period before Barry and Taylor combined for nine points in an 11-0 burst that narrowed the deficit to 67-55 with 7:22 to go.

But the Pistons answered by scoring the next 10 points, including a putback by Grant Long that upped the lead to 75-55 with 1:59 left. They took a 79-60 cushion into the fourth quarter and took their largest lead of the game at 103-71 when Eric Montross got credit for a basket on a goaltending call with 3:50 remaining.

"The outcome wasn't quite what we wanted, but we're a young team and we'll get better," said Taylor. "The Pistons are a very versatile ballclub and that versatility gives a lot of teams a lot of problems. Basketball is a game of spurts. They answered ours. Both teams made runs. It was just a matter of who made the most of them and the Pistons did just that."

Ex-Clipper Brian Williams totaled 12 points and seven boards for Detroit, which finished 22-of-26 from the foul line (85 percent) and won the rebounding battle, 57-36. Joe Dumars left after six minutes due to a strained left calf.

Lamond Murray registered 10 points and seven rebounds for Los Angeles, which shot just 37 percent (30-of-82) from the floor. Lorenzen Wright returned after missing four games due to a knee injury and left with a right ankle injury, which required precautionary X-rays.

"We didn't make good decisions offensively, but their defense was great and any time that happens, you have to give them credit," said Clippers coach Bill Fitch. "We've been putting points on the board and they shut us down. A lot of their points were due to the forced turnovers and the decisions we made on offense because of their defense."

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