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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHICAGO 31 24 36 32 123 TORONTO 26 18 20 22 86 FINAL


CHICAGO (123) AT TORONTO (86)

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

PIPPEN F 27 6-15 5-5 3 2 5 6 2 3 0 22 KUKOC F 26 4-8 0-0 3 5 8 5 3 0 3 9 LONGLEY C 26 8-14 5-8 3 4 7 3 2 0 1 21 JORDAN G 28 5-9 5-6 0 4 4 5 2 0 1 16 HARPER G 17 3-6 3-3 1 1 2 3 1 0 4 9 BROWN 22 1-6 1-2 0 1 1 5 0 1 4 3 RODMAN 31 1-5 0-0 5 14 19 2 2 1 3 2 WENNINGTON 17 4-5 2-2 2 2 4 2 4 0 1 10 BUECHLER 16 2-5 0-0 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 5 BURRELL 18 8-14 2-2 3 3 6 2 4 1 1 20 KLEINE 12 3-6 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 6

TOTALS 240 45-93 23-28 22 38 60 37 21 7 19 123 (.484) (.821) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 19(20 PTS)

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

WALLACE F 26 7-9 5-6 1 0 1 0 4 1 3 19 CAMBY F 24 3-8 2-2 1 2 3 1 3 0 0 8 MILLER C 20 1-5 0-0 1 6 7 0 2 1 1 2 CHRISTIE G 35 5-14 7-7 0 5 5 5 2 2 3 18 RESPERT G 25 2-11 2-2 0 3 3 1 0 2 2 6 ROGERS 22 1-6 0-0 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 2 MCGRADY 29 5-13 4-6 2 3 5 4 3 4 1 14 SLATER 29 4-8 3-8 1 4 5 0 2 0 1 11 BROWN 30 2-7 2-2 1 1 2 3 3 3 2 6 BILLUPS DNP - NOT WITH TEAM FOLLOWING TRADE THOMAS DNP - STRAINED ACHILLES TENDON TRENT DNP - STRAINED LEFT HIP FLEXOR

TOTALS 240 30-81 25-33 10 25 35 14 20 13 13 86 (.370) (.758) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 14(20 PTS)

CHICAGO 31 24 36 32 - 123 TORONTO 26 18 20 22 - 86

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHICAGO - PIPPEN, LONGLEY. TORONTO - CAMBY 5, ROGERS 2, MCGRADY 2, WALLACE, MILLER, SLATER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHICAGO 10-20 (.500), PIPPEN 5-8, KUKOC 1-1, JORDAN 1-2, HARPER 0-1, BROWN 0-1, BUECHLER 1-2, BURRELL 2-5. TORONTO 1-9 (.111), CHRISTIE 1-6, RESPERT 0-2, BROWN 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: MIKE SMITH, TOMMY NUNEZ, JACK NIES. A - 30,172. T - 2:02.


CHICAGO (123) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pippen 27 6-15 5-5 3-5 6 2 22 Kukoc 26 4-8 0-0 3-8 5 3 9 Longley 26 8-14 5-8 3-7 3 2 21 Jordan 28 5-9 5-6 0-4 5 2 16 Harper 17 3-6 3-3 1-2 3 1 9 Brown 22 1-6 1-2 0-1 5 0 3 Rodman 31 1-5 0-0 5-19 2 2 2 Wennington 17 4-5 2-2 2-4 2 4 10 Buechler 16 2-5 0-0 1-1 3 1 5 Burrell 18 8-14 2-2 3-6 2 4 20 Kleine 12 3-6 0-0 1-3 1 0 6 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 45-93 23-28 22-60 37 21 123 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.484, FT-.821. 3-Point Goals: 10-20, .500 (Pippen 5-8, Kukoc 1-1, Jordan 1-2, Harper 0-1, Brown 0-1, Buechler 1-2, Burrell 2-5). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 2 (Pippen, Longley). Turnovers: 19 (Brown 4, Harper 4, Kukoc 3, Rodman 3, Burrell, Jordan, Kleine, Longley, Wennington). Steals: 7 (Pippen 3, Brown, Buechler, Burrell, Rodman).

TORONTO (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Wallace 26 7-9 5-6 1-1 0 4 19 Camby 24 3-8 2-2 1-3 1 3 8 Miller 20 1-5 0-0 1-7 0 2 2 Christie 35 5-14 7-7 0-5 5 2 18 Respert 25 2-11 2-2 0-3 1 0 6 Rogers 22 1-6 0-0 3-4 0 1 2 Mcgrady 29 5-13 4-6 2-5 4 3 14 Slater 29 4-8 3-8 1-5 0 2 11 Brown 30 2-7 2-2 1-2 3 3 6 Billups DNP - not with team following trade Thomas DNP - strained achilles tendon Trent DNP - strained left hip flexor _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-81 25-33 10-35 14 20 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.370, FT-.758. 3-Point Goals: 1-9, .111 (Christie 1-6, Respert 0-2, Brown 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 12 (Camby 5, Rogers 2, Mcgrady 2, Wallace, Miller, Slater). Turnovers: 14 (Christie 3, Wallace 3, Brown 2, Respert 2, Mcgrady, Miller, Slater). Steals: 13 (Mcgrady 4, Brown 3, Christie 2, Respert 2, Miller, Wallace). ____________________________________________ Chicago 31 24 36 32 - 123 Toronto 26 18 20 22 - 86 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 30,172. T: 2:02. Officials: Mike Smith, Tommy Nunez, Jack Nies.


GAME RECAP

Scottie Pippen scored 22 points and Luc Longley added 21 as the Chicago Bulls handed the shorthanded Toronto Raptors their worst loss of the season, 123-86.

Scott Burrell added 20 points while Michael Jordan scored 16 in 28 minutes for the Bulls, who have won six straight games since the All-Star break and lead the Indiana Pacers by 1 1/2 games in the Central Division.

"We really shot the ball well in this building for the first time and our offense played well tonight," said Bulls coach Phil Jackson. "Toronto was not quite as intense tonight. Everybody stayed in the offense tonight and we moved the ball well."

John Wallace scored 19 points and Doug Christie added 18 for the Raptors, who lost their fifth straight and fell for the eighth time in nine games.

The Raptors have been a team in turmoil this week. On Monday, they acquired Kenny Anderson, Alvin Williams and Gary Trent from Portland in exchange for Damon Stoudamire, Walt Williams and Carlos Rogers.

After Anderson professed his desire to be dealt elsewhere, he was shipped to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, along with Popeye Jones and Zan Tabak, in exchange for Chauncey Billups, Dee Brown, John Thomas and Roy Rogers.

Brown and Rogers were the only new Raptors to play against the Bulls. Brown had six points and three assists in 30 minutes and Rogers chipped in two points and four rebounds in 22 minutes.

Trent dressed for the Raptors but did not play due to a strained left hip flexor.

"Everyone put forth an effort, it just didn't work in favor of the Toronto Raptors," said Toronto interim coach Butch Carter. "This team needs to continue to play hard. There have to be leaders and there have to be followers, especially with the youth on this team."

The Bulls put the game away late in the first half, running off the bulk of 15-1 spurt that bridged the second and third quarters.

"I feel pretty good," said Pippen, who was relieved he was not traded before tonight's trading deadline. "I didn't shoot the ball as well as I wanted to tonight but my conditioning is improving. It was a pretty easy game. Phil did a good job of allowing guys to play in the first half and establish a tempo. We were able to get a little run before the end of the half and we stepped it up in the third quarter to take them out of the game."

After Christie capped a 10-3 Toronto run with a three-pointer to give Toronto a 43-42 lead, Pippen's two free throws and Toni Kukoc's jumper sandwiched a free throw by the Raptors' Tracy McGrady to give the Bulls a 46-44 advantage just over two minutes before the break.

Longley hit a free throw, Pippen followed with a three-pointer and Kukoc converted a layup with a minute remaining in the period. Longley closed out the half by hitting one free throw with 50 seconds left and two more at the 25.8 mark, before Jordan's dunk to open the third quarter gave the Bulls a 57-44 advantage.

Chicago then sealed matters in the third, led by Jordan, who scored 13 points in the period. Pippen's three-pointer with 2:02 remaining in the quarter capped a 25-8 outburst and provided an 87-69 Bulls' margin. Jordan had nine in the run.

"I only took one shot (in the first half)," said Jordan. "I knew the focus was going to be on the double team. In the second half I knew they would open it up for me and I made some shots. This is the most dominate win on the road for us. We came out in the second half, especially the third quarter, and established ourselves."

"You have to sustain your defensive intensity and that's what we didn't do," said Christie. "In the second half, they were just the Chicago Bulls."

The Bulls shot 48 percent (45-of-93) and dominated the boards with a 60-35 rebounding advantage. Dennis Rodman had 19 boards for Chicago while Oliver Miller led the Raptors with six.

McGrady added 14 points for Toronto, which shoot 37 percent (30-of-81), including 1-of-9 from three-point range.

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