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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- HOUSTON 22 21 29 21 93 GOLDEN STATE 26 21 18 24 89 FINAL


Box Score

HOUSTON (93) AT GOLDEN STATE (89)

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

WILLIS F 29 2-8 2-2 2 4 6 1 1 0 2 6 ELIE F 39 8-15 2-4 2 1 3 1 3 3 1 22 OLAJUWON C 36 4-9 2-3 2 8 10 6 5 3 1 10 DREXLER G 39 6-16 6-7 0 2 2 8 1 3 4 19 MALONEY G 30 3-7 2-2 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 8 BARKLEY 31 6-16 3-4 4 8 12 2 1 4 1 15 JOHNSON 18 2-6 1-2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 6 PRICE 18 2-4 2-2 0 3 3 2 1 1 1 7 DAVIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION HARRINGTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION JONES DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEPHENS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-81 20-26 10 27 37 24 13 15 12 93 (.407) (.769) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 13(17 PTS)

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

CAFFEY F 37 8-15 2-2 4 2 6 2 2 1 4 18 WEATHERSPOON F 37 5-10 3-3 2 4 6 3 3 1 3 13 DAMPIER C 39 6-15 1-1 2 12 14 0 4 0 4 13 JACKSON G 45 11-19 2-2 0 6 6 8 2 0 4 25 BOGUES G 33 5-7 1-1 0 4 4 10 2 0 0 11 SPENCER 4 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 MADKINS 15 0-2 0-2 1 1 2 4 0 2 2 0 FERRELL 18 2-5 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 4 GRAYER 6 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 FULLER 6 1-4 1-2 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 3 DELK DNP - ACHILLES TENDINITIS FOYLE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-81 10-13 11 34 45 27 17 6 19 89 (.481) (.769) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 20(18 PTS)

HOUSTON 22 21 29 21 - 93 GOLDEN STATE 26 21 18 24 - 89

BLOCKED SHOTS: HOUSTON - OLAJUWON 3, WILLIS. GOLDEN STATE - DAMPIER 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: HOUSTON 7-23 (.304), ELIE 4-7, DREXLER 1-6, MALONEY 0-3, BARKLEY 0-3, JOHNSON 1-1, PRICE 1-3. GOLDEN STATE 1-4 (.250), JACKSON 1-2, MADKINS 0-2. TECHNICALS: HOUSTON - OLAJUWON. OFFICIALS: MIKE CALLAHAN, BERNIE FRYER, SCOTT WALL. A - 12,020. T - 2:06.


Agate Box Score

HOUSTON (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Willis 29 2-8 2-2 2-6 1 1 6 Elie 39 8-15 2-4 2-3 1 3 22 Olajuwon 36 4-9 2-3 2-10 6 5 10 Drexler 39 6-16 6-7 0-2 8 1 19 Maloney 30 3-7 2-2 0-1 2 0 8 Barkley 31 6-16 3-4 4-12 2 1 15 Johnson 18 2-6 1-2 0-0 2 1 6 Price 18 2-4 2-2 0-3 2 1 7 Davis DNP - coach's decision Harrington DNP - coach's decision Jones DNP - coach's decision Stephens DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-81 20-26 10-37 24 13 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.407, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 7-23, .304 (Elie 4-7, Drexler 1-6, Maloney 0-3, Barkley 0-3, Johnson 1-1, Price 1-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 4 (Olajuwon 3, Willis). Turnovers: 13 (Drexler 4, Willis 2, Barkley, Elie, Johnson, Maloney, Olajuwon, Price). Steals: 15 (Barkley 4, Drexler 3, Elie 3, Olajuwon 3, Johnson, Price).

GOLDEN STATE (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Caffey 37 8-15 2-2 4-6 2 2 18 Weatherspoon 37 5-10 3-3 2-6 3 3 13 Dampier 39 6-15 1-1 2-14 0 4 13 Jackson 45 11-19 2-2 0-6 8 2 25 Bogues 33 5-7 1-1 0-4 10 2 11 Spencer 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Madkins 15 0-2 0-2 1-2 4 0 0 Ferrell 18 2-5 0-0 1-2 0 2 4 Grayer 6 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 Fuller 6 1-4 1-2 1-4 0 0 3 Delk DNP - achilles tendinitis Foyle DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-81 10-13 11-45 27 17 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.481, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 1-4, .250 (Jackson 1-2, Madkins 0-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 2 (Dampier 2). Turnovers: 20 (Caffey 4, Dampier 4, Jackson 4, Weatherspoon 3, Madkins 2, Fuller, Grayer). Steals: 6 (Madkins 2, Caffey, Ferrell, Grayer, Weatherspoon). ____________________________________________ Houston 22 21 29 21 - 93 Golden State 26 21 18 24 - 89 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Houston 1 (Olajuwon, 2:53 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 12,020. T: 2:06. Officials: Mike Callahan, Bernie Fryer, Scott Wall.


Game Recap

Former Warrior Mario Elie scored a season-high 22 points, including a key basket with 7.6 seconds to play, as the Houston Rockets held on for a 93-89 victory over Golden State.

A jumper by Jim Jackson pulled the Warriors within 89-87 with 29 seconds to go. But Elie made a runner in the lane with the shot clock winding down to restore a four-point lead.

"I finally got into a little rhythm and it felt good," Elie said. "I'm good for one explosion now and then."

Jeff Grayer, signed to a 10-day contract before the game, hit a layup with four seconds left to cut the deficit to 91-89. Brent Price, who scored all seven of his points in the fourth quarter, sealed the win one second later when he sank a pair from the foul line.

Clyde Drexler contributed 19 points and eight assists and Charles Barkley added 15 points and 12 rebounds for Houston (39-38), which has won its last two games to climb back over .500 after dropping six straight. The Rockets, who won at Denver on Tuesday, have posted consecutive road wins for the first time since February 15th-16th.

Houston already has clinched a playoff berth and is eighth in the Western Conference, 1 1/2 games behind seventh-place Minnesota.

"Once we get to the playoffs, it's 0-0," Elie said. "We've been frustrated by the regular season, but in the playoffs, anybody can beat anybody, just like the NCAA. I still think we have one good run left. We've got the guys to do it, we just have to believe we can."

Jackson scored 25 points to lead Golden State, which has lost 14 of its last 16 games and nine of 10 at home. The Warriors (16-61) must win four of their final five games to reach 20 victories or they will record the team's worst record since a 17-63 mark in 1964-65.

Elie scored all six of his third-quarter points in a 21-6 run that put Houston ahead to stay. Trailing 51-48, Matt Maloney hit a layup to spark the burst. Elie converted a three-point play to give the Rockets the lead for good, 54-53, with 7:20 left in the period. Drexler capped the run with a three-pointer, opening a 70-57 cushion with 3:17 to play.

"The Warriors played real well, but we came in and picked it up in the second half," Drexler said. "The Warriors got the big lead but could never get over the hump."

"We defended well, except in the third quarter," Warriors coach P.J. Carlesimo said. "Our defense was poor in the third quarter. It was the one quarter we didn't do a good job. We let them beat us down the floor and they hurt us in transition."

The Warriors cut it to 72-65 by the end of the third quarter and continued to chip away in the fourth. They pulled within 78-76 midway through the final period on a jumper by Clarence Weatherspoon, but Price answered with a three-pointer and a jumper to increase the lead to seven.

Two foul shots by Drexler gave Houston an 89-81 edge with 2:08 to play, but Jackson responded with a pair of jumpers around two free throws by Jason Caffey to trim the deficit to two.

The Warriors were unable to take the lead and suffered their eighth loss in nine games against the Rockets.

Hakeem Olajuwon chipped in 10 points, 10 boards and six assists for Houston, which has lost just once in its last 11 trips to Golden State. The Rockets shot 41 percent (33-of-81) from the field, including a 7-of-23 effort from three-point range, and was outrebounded, 45-37.

A major difference came in transition. After getting outscored, 12-4, in fast-break points through the first half, Houston held Golden State to just three points on the break in the final 24 minutes while scoring seven.

"The story of the game was transition," Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich said. "The Warriors were running by us in the first half."

Caffey finished with 18 points, but was limited to two in the second half. Erick Dampier had 13 points and 14 rebounds, Clarence Weatherspoon also scored 13 points and Muggsy Bogues chipped in with 11 and 10 assists for the Warriors, who shot 48 percent (39-of-81).

A jumper by Bogues gave Golden State a 17-6 lead midway through the opening period. Elie answered with a three-pointer and the Rockets pulled within 26-22 by the end of the quarter. Drexler's jumper tied it, 30-30, but Golden State reeled off the next nine points. Caffey capped that spurt with a tip-in and the Warriors went on to build a 47-43 halftime lead.

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