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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHARLOTTE 19 20 20 31 90 UTAH 24 19 22 31 96 FINAL


CHARLOTTE (90) AT UTAH (96)

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

RICE F 42 10-25 7-9 0 4 4 4 2 2 1 30 MASON F 45 5-11 2-2 3 7 10 5 2 0 3 12 GEIGER C 32 4-7 2-4 2 1 3 0 2 0 2 10 BECK G 16 3-4 1-1 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 7 WESLEY G 45 11-20 2-2 0 3 3 7 5 2 1 24 MAXWELL 24 0-6 1-2 1 3 4 2 6 0 2 1 REID 19 0-4 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 1 1 0 WILLIAMS 12 2-2 0-0 2 2 4 1 0 0 3 4 ROYAL 4 1-1 0-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 ARMSTRONG 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 FARMER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-80 15-22 9 25 34 21 23 5 13 90 (.450) (.682) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 13(17 PTS)

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

KEEFE F 38 4-10 4-4 9 3 12 1 4 0 2 12 MALONE F 42 9-22 5-6 2 9 11 3 2 0 4 23 CUNNINGHAM C 9 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 HORNACEK G 33 7-11 5-5 1 5 6 4 1 1 2 19 STOCKTON G 31 3-7 5-6 1 2 3 9 1 2 1 11 CARR 22 3-5 2-2 0 2 2 1 3 1 0 8 RUSSELL 32 4-8 1-2 1 4 5 0 5 2 2 10 EISLEY 18 4-7 3-4 1 2 3 1 0 1 4 11 ANDERSON 15 0-4 2-2 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 2 VAUGHN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-76 27-31 15 31 46 19 20 7 16 96 (.447) (.871) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 16(10 PTS)

CHARLOTTE 19 20 20 31 - 90 UTAH 24 19 22 31 - 96

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHARLOTTE - GEIGER 2, BECK, WESLEY. UTAH - KEEFE, CARR. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHARLOTTE 3-15 (.200), RICE 3-6, MASON 0-1, WESLEY 0-4, MAXWELL 0-3, REID 0-1. UTAH 1-6 (.167), HORNACEK 0-1, STOCKTON 0-1, RUSSELL 1-3, EISLEY 0-1. TECHNICALS: CHARLOTTE - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, UTAH - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: DICK BAVETTA, RON OLESIAK, LEROY RICHARDSON. A - 19,911. T - 2:10.


CHARLOTTE (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Rice 42 10-25 7-9 0-4 4 2 30 Mason 45 5-11 2-2 3-10 5 2 12 Geiger 32 4-7 2-4 2-3 0 2 10 Beck 16 3-4 1-1 0-1 1 5 7 Wesley 45 11-20 2-2 0-3 7 5 24 Maxwell 24 0-6 1-2 1-4 2 6 1 Reid 19 0-4 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 Williams 12 2-2 0-0 2-4 1 0 4 Royal 4 1-1 0-2 0-1 1 0 2 Armstrong 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Farmer DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-80 15-22 9-34 21 23 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.450, FT-.682. 3-Point Goals: 3-15, .200 (Rice 3-6, Mason 0-1, Wesley 0-4, Maxwell 0-3, Reid 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 4 (Geiger 2, Beck, Wesley). Turnovers: 13 (Mason 3, Williams 3, Geiger 2, Maxwell 2, Reid, Rice, Wesley). Steals: 5 (Rice 2, Wesley 2, Reid).

UTAH (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Keefe 38 4-10 4-4 9-12 1 4 12 Malone 42 9-22 5-6 2-11 3 2 23 Cunningham 9 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 Hornacek 33 7-11 5-5 1-6 4 1 19 Stockton 31 3-7 5-6 1-3 9 1 11 Carr 22 3-5 2-2 0-2 1 3 8 Russell 32 4-8 1-2 1-5 0 5 10 Eisley 18 4-7 3-4 1-3 1 0 11 Anderson 15 0-4 2-2 0-2 0 2 2 Vaughn DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-76 27-31 15-46 19 20 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.447, FT-.871. 3-Point Goals: 1-6, .167 (Hornacek 0-1, Stockton 0-1, Russell 1-3, Eisley 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 2 (Keefe, Carr). Turnovers: 16 (Eisley 4, Malone 4, Hornacek 2, Keefe 2, Russell 2, Anderson, Stockton). Steals: 7 (Russell 2, Stockton 2, Carr, Eisley, Hornacek). ____________________________________________ Charlotte 19 20 20 31 - 90 Utah 24 19 22 31 - 96 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Charlotte 1 (Illegal Defense, 4:30 4th). Utah 1 (Illegal Defense, 1:09 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,911. T: 2:10. Officials: Dick Bavetta, Ron Olesiak, Leroy Richardson.


GAME RECAP

Karl Malone had 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Utah Jazz overcame the departure of their starting center following a trade for Rony Seikaly and held off Glen Rice and the Charlotte Hornets, 96-90, for their fifth straight victory.

During the game, Utah announced that it had acquired Seikaly from the Orlando Magic in exchange for a 1998 first-round pick, forward Chris Morris and center Greg Foster, who had started the last two games in place of the injured Greg Ostertag. Foster was removed from the starting lineup just prior to the contest and rookie William Cunningham was pressed into starting duty.

"I thought we struggled a great deal in the first half, we didn't shoot the ball very well, couldn't get any rhythm going," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "I don't know if it was because of all the stuff going on tonight or not. Looked like that probably took us out a little bit."

Jeff Hornacek added 19 points and Adam Keefe contributed 12 and a season-high 12 boards for Utah, which increased its lead in the Midwest Division to one game over the San Antonio Spurs.

"I think it was very difficult for the whole team," Keefe said. "Nobody had been in that situation before where they'd seen guys dressed and ready to play all of a sudden get pulled aside and told to take their uniforms off. So I think that the whole team was in a bit of a state of shock."

Rice scored 17 of his 30 points in the final period, including 15 straight for the Hornets during a 2:25 stretch late in the game. His dunk pulled Charlotte within 92-88 with 36 seconds to play, but Hornacek hit all four of his free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.

The Jazz have lost just four times in their last 21 games to move within 3 1/2 games of the Seattle SuperSonics for the top spot in the Western Conference and the league's best record.

Cunningham went scoreless in his nine minutes and Antoine Carr was the only other man on Utah's roster that plays center. He chipped in just eight points and two rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench, but the Jazz still owned a 46-34 edge on the glass.

The Jazz, who never trailed, have won five straight and 12 of 13 at home, where they are 22-4 on the season. They made just 1-of-6 from three-point range and were held under 100 points for the first time in eight games.

Malone's jumper gave Utah its biggest lead, 85-73, before Rice got hot. He drained a three-pointer with 3:01 to play and, after Malone sank a free throw, hit again from behind the arc and made two a pair of fouls shots to trim the deficit to 86-81.

"Yeah, it was starting to fall for me a little bit there. Unfortunately, I just got into the game a little too late," Rice said. "We had a chance to win the game down the stretch. When we're playing as bad as we were playing tonight, that's all we really wanted was a chance. We had given ourselves that chance and just couldn't pull it off tonight."

Another three-pointer by Rice cut Utah's lead to 89-86 with 1:05 remaining, but Malone answered with two free throws and Howard Eisley added one with 42 seconds left for a five-point edge.

After Hornacek's two free throws with 19 seconds left built the lead to six, Charlotte's J.R. Reid caught nothing but air on his three-point attempt. Utah grabbed the rebound and ran out the clock en route to its third straight win over the Hornets.

"We'd get it down to two and one and just couldn't get over the hump," Hornets coach Dave Cowens explained. "We never did get the lead."

Stockton and Eisley chipped in 11 points apiece for Utah, which missed just four of its 31 free throws. Stockton handed out nine assists while committing just one turnover.

With the game tied at 8-8, the Jazz reeled off a 12-2 run to take the lead for good. Malone had eight points on that spurt and Bryon Russell, who had 10 points, drained a jumper that made it 20-10 with 2:52 left in the opening period.

A layup by Rice had the Hornets within 53-52 with 6:50 left in the third period, but Charlotte was unable to grab the lead. Two free throws by Eisley and one from Malone in the final 30 seconds gave Utah a 65-59 edge after three quarters. A jumper by Eisley early in the fourth created a 71-61 cushion.

David Wesley had 24 points and seven assists, but missed all four of his three-point attempts and the Hornets were just 3-of-15 from behind the arc. Veteran Vernon Maxwell had provided a major scoring lift off the bench recently, but missed all six of his shots and was limited to one point.

Anthony Mason added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who have dropped three of their last four games and three in a row in Utah.

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