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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHILADELPHIA 30 25 17 15 87 TORONTO 25 26 20 20 91 FINAL


PHILADELPHIA (87) AT TORONTO (91)

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

THOMAS F 32 6-12 2-2 2 1 3 3 2 1 6 14 COLEMAN F 38 5-15 2-2 5 5 10 4 1 1 1 12 RATLIFF C 30 3-10 4-6 3 4 7 1 3 0 0 10 JACKSON G 37 3-9 2-2 2 7 9 6 1 2 3 8 IVERSON G 34 6-12 1-2 2 3 5 6 5 2 5 13 WEATHERSPOON 18 5-10 0-0 1 4 5 0 1 0 0 10 CUMMINGS 10 2-3 0-2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 4 MCKIE 15 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 SNOW 10 2-3 1-2 1 0 1 3 3 0 1 5 DAVIS 16 3-4 3-6 0 3 3 1 2 0 2 9 PARKER DNP - COACH'S DECISION WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-80 15-24 16 28 44 26 21 8 18 87 (.450) (.625) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 18(23 PTS)

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

CAMBY F 38 2-7 3-6 3 7 10 7 2 2 1 7 MILLER F 24 4-8 1-2 3 2 5 3 3 2 2 9 TABAK C 18 4-7 1-2 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 9 CHRISTIE G 40 9-15 4-6 0 2 2 2 2 4 3 26 STOUDAMIRE G 44 7-16 4-4 0 3 3 8 0 2 7 20 ROGERS 25 2-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 3 0 1 4 WILLIAMS 26 2-9 0-0 1 4 5 2 4 1 2 4 SLATER 15 4-6 2-3 3 2 5 0 3 0 1 10 WALLACE 9 1-2 0-0 1 5 6 1 2 0 3 2 RESPERT 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DANIELS DNP - COACH'S DECISION MCGRADY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-72 15-23 11 30 41 23 22 11 20 91 (.486) (.652) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 20(22 PTS)

PHILADELPHIA 30 25 17 15 - 87 TORONTO 25 26 20 20 - 91

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHILADELPHIA - RATLIFF 4, THOMAS 2, COLEMAN 2. TORONTO - CAMBY 6, MILLER 2, ROGERS, WILLIAMS, SLATER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHILADELPHIA 0-7 (.000), THOMAS 0-3, COLEMAN 0-1, JACKSON 0-2, IVERSON 0-1. TORONTO 6-20 (.300), CHRISTIE 4-8, STOUDAMIRE 2-6, WILLIAMS 0-6. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, MIKE CALLAHAN, BRUCE ALEXANDER. A - 14,458. T - 2:14.


PHILADELPHIA (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Thomas 32 6-12 2-2 2-3 3 2 14 Coleman 38 5-15 2-2 5-10 4 1 12 Ratliff 30 3-10 4-6 3-7 1 3 10 Jackson 37 3-9 2-2 2-9 6 1 8 Iverson 34 6-12 1-2 2-5 6 5 13 Weatherspoon 18 5-10 0-0 1-5 0 1 10 Cummings 10 2-3 0-2 0-1 1 1 4 Mckie 15 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 2 Snow 10 2-3 1-2 1-1 3 3 5 Davis 16 3-4 3-6 0-3 1 2 9 Parker DNP - coach's decision Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-80 15-24 16-44 26 21 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.450, FT-.625. 3-Point Goals: 0-7, .000 (Thomas 0-3, Coleman 0-1, Jackson 0-2, Iverson 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 8 (Ratliff 4, Thomas 2, Coleman 2). Turnovers: 18 (Thomas 6, Iverson 5, Jackson 3, Davis 2, Coleman, Snow). Steals: 8 (Iverson 2, Jackson 2, Coleman, Cummings, Mckie, Thomas).

TORONTO (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Camby 38 2-7 3-6 3-10 7 2 7 Miller 24 4-8 1-2 3-5 3 3 9 Tabak 18 4-7 1-2 0-2 0 3 9 Christie 40 9-15 4-6 0-2 2 2 26 Stoudamire 44 7-16 4-4 0-3 8 0 20 Rogers 25 2-2 0-0 0-3 0 3 4 Williams 26 2-9 0-0 1-5 2 4 4 Slater 15 4-6 2-3 3-5 0 3 10 Wallace 9 1-2 0-0 1-6 1 2 2 Respert 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Daniels DNP - coach's decision Mcgrady DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-72 15-23 11-41 23 22 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.486, FT-.652. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Christie 4-8, Stoudamire 2-6, Williams 0-6). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 11 (Camby 6, Miller 2, Rogers, Williams, Slater). Turnovers: 20 (Stoudamire 7, Christie 3, Wallace 3, Miller 2, Williams 2, Camby, Rogers, Slater). Steals: 11 (Christie 4, Camby 2, Miller 2, Stoudamire 2, Williams). ____________________________________________ Philadelphia 30 25 17 15 - 87 Toronto 25 26 20 20 - 91 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,458. T: 2:14. Officials: Joe Forte, Mike Callahan, Bruce Alexander.


GAME RECAP

Oliver Miller had two crucial baskets in the final 21 seconds and Doug Christie hit the clinching layup to cap a 26-point effort as the Toronto Raptors tied a franchise record with their third straight win, 91-87 over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Miller took an inside pass from Marcus Camby and was credited with a bucket when Theo Ratliff was called for goaltending on a lay-in attempt, knotting the score, 87-87, with 21 seconds to play.

Miller came up with a big defensive play on the other end, knocking the ball off rookie Tim Thomas and out of bounds to force a turnover with 10.6 seconds left.

"We were going to take the last shot and we knew they were going to double team," Sixers coach Larry Brown explained. "Tim was on the wrong side of the court. He's a young kid and he turned over the ball. It's the best way to learn. They executed and we didn't, bottom line."

Camby lobbed the ensuing inbounds pass over Derrick Coleman to Miller, who hit the wide-open, go-ahead layup with 3.5 seconds to go.

"It was a great pass from Marcus and luckily they didn't call a foul either way," said Miller, who had nine points. "The atmosphere around here is coming together as a team. We're playing good team basketball."

Christie stole the 76ers' inbounds pass and went untouched for the layup with six-tenths of a second left to seal the victory.

"I always want to come out aggressive," he said. "I'm always trying to come out on the ball and make something happen."

Damon Stoudamire scored 20 points for the Raptors, who matched the best winning streak in team history, accomplished from November 17th-21st, 1995 and equaled from March 9th-13th, 1997. Toronto goes for a franchise-record fourth consecutive win Thursday at Denver.

"It's always fun when you win," Raptors coach Darrell Walker said. "Nobody wants to come in here when you lose 14 or 15 games. Tonight it was a total team effort."

Thomas scored 14 points and Allen Iverson added 13 and six assists for the Sixers, whose six losses against Toronto are the most by any NBA team.

Stoudamire scored six points in a 10-2 spurt midway through the final period and his jumper gave the Raptors an 81-76 lead with 6:52 to play. But Philadelphia answered with a run of its own and Iverson's fast-break layup tied it, 83-83, just over three minutes later.

Clarence Weatherspoon, who scored all of his 10 points in the first half, hit a jumper with 7:54 left in the second quarter to give Philadelphia a 36-35 lead. That basket sparked a 12-1 run and his dunk with 4:58 remaining built a 46-36 cushion.

"It was a game where they had the last two scores and they've got the `W' to show for it," Weatherspoon said. "It was a good game, full of runs. We knew coming in here it would be a hard-fought game. They made some big shots down the stretch and we didn't execute."

Two free throws by Jim Jackson gave Philadelphia its biggest lead, 52-41, with 2:41 left in the second period, but Toronto closed the half with a 10-3 spurt. Stoudamire's three-pointer started the run and Christie drained a pair of three-pointers.

"I'm getting the same shots now, they're just falling," Christie said. "Like I've always said, I love playing with Damon. When he penetrates, he makes some open space."

"Anytime Doug steps up and scores 20, we have a good chance to win," Walker added. "He helps take the pressure off of Damon."

Christie buried two more three-pointers and scored eight points during a 15-2 burst midway through the third period to help put Toronto back in front. Camby sank two free throws to cap the run for a 71-64 edge, but Philadelphia reeled off the final eight points of the period and Iverson's seven-footer put the Sixers on top heading into the fourth.

"I was upset at the end of the first half. We gave them life, but I thought we did some good things," Brown said. "The third quarter was miserable, we had nine turnovers. We were throwing the ball everywhere. We fought back, did a good job to get the lead and then we self-destructed at the end."

Stoudamire handed out eight assists but also committed seven of Toronto's 20 turnovers. Camby scored just seven points but contributed 10 rebounds, a career-high seven assists and six blocked shots.

Coleman had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Ratliff added 10 points, boards and four blocks for Philadelphia, which has lost back-to-back games after winning five of six.

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