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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SACRAMENTO 17 16 26 27 86 UTAH 29 20 23 27 99 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAC - CORLISS WILLIAMSON 14, TARIQ ABDUL-WAHAD 14, BILLY OWENS 13 UTH - KARL MALONE 21, JEFF HORNACEK 12, JOHN STOCKTON 10


Box Score

SACRAMENTO (86) AT UTAH (99)

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

C WILLIAMSON F 36 5-15 4-6 1 4 5 1 6 0 2 14 OWENS F 32 5-13 2-2 1 9 10 5 1 0 4 13 THORPE C 19 4-6 1-2 1 3 4 0 1 3 1 9 T ABDUL-WAHAD G 39 4-9 6-8 2 2 4 2 4 1 5 14 JOHNSON G 37 3-9 2-5 0 2 2 6 0 1 2 10 DEHERE 12 2-6 0-0 0 3 3 6 4 0 0 5 HENDRICKSON 12 2-3 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 POLYNICE 6 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 FUNDERBURKE 16 4-7 2-2 0 4 4 2 1 0 0 10 ROBINSON 8 0-2 0-1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 STEWART 23 1-4 0-0 4 5 9 1 2 0 0 2 RICHMOND DNP - SORE RIGHT KNEE

TOTALS 240 32-77 18-28 10 33 43 24 20 6 14 86 (.416) (.643) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 15(22 PTS)

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

KEEFE F 23 3-5 1-2 1 2 3 0 1 2 0 7 MALONE F 31 9-18 3-4 1 7 8 4 1 0 1 21 FOSTER C 18 1-5 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 2 HORNACEK G 26 4-9 3-4 2 3 5 11 3 2 3 12 STOCKTON G 24 4-6 2-2 0 4 4 9 3 0 0 10 EISLEY 22 1-5 3-4 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 6 OSTERTAG 13 2-5 0-2 3 3 6 1 1 2 1 4 RUSSELL 23 2-6 5-6 2 1 3 0 2 0 1 10 ANDERSON 22 4-9 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 8 MORRIS 22 5-8 0-0 2 5 7 3 0 0 1 10 CARR 14 3-6 3-3 2 3 5 1 3 0 0 9 VAUGHN 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0

TOTALS 240 38-83 20-27 14 33 47 31 20 8 11 99 (.458) (.741) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 11(7 PTS)

SACRAMENTO 17 16 26 27 - 86 UTAH 29 20 23 27 - 99

BLOCKED SHOTS: SACRAMENTO - STEWART 4, OWENS, T ABDUL-WAHAD. UTAH - RUSSELL 3, MORRIS 2, MALONE, CARR, ANDERSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SACRAMENTO 4-10 (.400), OWENS 1-2, JOHNSON 2-3, DEHERE 1-4, ROBINSON 0-1. UTAH 3-8 (.375), MALONE 0-1, HORNACEK 1-3, EISLEY 1-2, RUSSELL 1-2. TECHNICALS: UTAH - OSTERTAG, FOSTER. OFFICIALS: BOB DELANEY, TED BERNHARDT, MIKE SMITH. A - 19,911. T - 1:59.


Agate Box Score

SACRAMENTO (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Williamson 36 5-15 4-6 1-5 1 6 14 Owens 32 5-13 2-2 1-10 5 1 13 Thorpe 19 4-6 1-2 1-4 0 1 9 T Abdul-wahad 39 4-9 6-8 2-4 2 4 14 Johnson 37 3-9 2-5 0-2 6 0 10 Dehere 12 2-6 0-0 0-3 6 4 5 Hendrickson 12 2-3 1-2 0-0 1 1 5 Polynice 6 2-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 4 Funderburke 16 4-7 2-2 0-4 2 1 10 Robinson 8 0-2 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 Stewart 23 1-4 0-0 4-9 1 2 2 Richmond DNP - sore right knee _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-77 18-28 10-43 24 20 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.416, FT-.643. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Owens 1-2, Johnson 2-3, Dehere 1-4, Robinson 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 6 (Stewart 4, Owens, T Abdul-wahad). Turnovers: 15 (T Abdul-wahad 5, Owens 4, C Williamson 2, Johnson 2, Thorpe). Steals: 6 (Thorpe 3, Hendrickson, Johnson, T Abdul-wahad).

UTAH (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Keefe 23 3-5 1-2 1-3 0 1 7 Malone 31 9-18 3-4 1-8 4 1 21 Foster 18 1-5 0-0 1-4 1 2 2 Hornacek 26 4-9 3-4 2-5 11 3 12 Stockton 24 4-6 2-2 0-4 9 3 10 Eisley 22 1-5 3-4 0-2 0 1 6 Ostertag 13 2-5 0-2 3-6 1 1 4 Russell 23 2-6 5-6 2-3 0 2 10 Anderson 22 4-9 0-0 0-0 1 1 8 Morris 22 5-8 0-0 2-7 3 0 10 Carr 14 3-6 3-3 2-5 1 3 9 Vaughn 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-83 20-27 14-47 31 20 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.458, FT-.741. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (Malone 0-1, Hornacek 1-3, Eisley 1-2, Russell 1-2). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 8 (Russell 3, Morris 2, Malone, Carr, Anderson). Turnovers: 11 (Hornacek 3, Eisley 2, Anderson, Malone, Morris, Ostertag, Russell, Vaughn). Steals: 8 (Hornacek 2, Keefe 2, Ostertag 2, Anderson, Eisley). ____________________________________________ Sacramento 17 16 26 27 - 86 Utah 29 20 23 27 - 99 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 2 (Ostertag, 0:27 2nd; Foster, 5:25 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,911. T: 1:59. Officials: Bob Delaney, Ted Bernhardt, Mike Smith.


Game Recap

Karl Malone scored 21 points and had eight rebounds and the Utah Jazz moved closer to clinching the best record in the NBA with a 99-86 victory over the lowly Sacramento Kings.

Utah (61-19) moved one game ahead of the Chicago Bulls (60-20) for homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs with two games remaining for each team. The Jazz, who own the tiebreaker edge over the Bulls, need to win at Phoenix on Friday or at the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday to secure homecourt advantage for a possible NBA Finals rematch against the Bulls.

Utah swept Chicago in the two-game season series. Last year, the Bulls held the homecourt advantage in the Finals and won in six games. Seattle (60-20) also is one game behind Utah for best overall record.

Jeff Hornacek chipped in with 12 points and 11 assists and John Stockton added 10 and nine for Utah, which has won 13 of its last 15 games and is 29-4 since the All-Star break. The Jazz also finished the regular season with a 36-5 mark at the Delta Center.

"Our goal was to win our last three games," Hornacek said. "We won the first one and now we have to go down to Phoenix, and that will be a big game. Then we finish out the season on Sunday with another big game against the Lakers, so they are all big right now. In these recent game we've had a tendency to just go through the motions and we can't afford to have any letdowns against the Suns or the Lakers."

Corliss Williamson and Tariq Abdul-Wahad each scored 14 points and Billy Owens had 10 rebounds for Sacramento, which has dropped five consecutive games and 17 of 18 overall. The Kings, however, did manage to split the four-game series with Utah this season.

"They are a team that I have always said that we'd like to copy," Sacramento coach Eddie Jordan said. "They do things hard, they do things correct, they take care of the little things and hopefully our guys can learn from playing them. The Jazz have the perfect example of discipline and do things the right way."

Utah's bench outscored Sacramento's 47-26, with Bryon Russell and Chris Morris each contributing 10 points. The Jazz also outrebounded the Kings 47-43, as Morris added seven rebounds and Greg Ostertag six.

After Malone opened the game with a 21-footer to give the Jazz a two-point edge, the Kings earned their only tie when Williamson connected on a 14-footer to tie it at 2-2.

Sacramento pulled within four, 13-9, with 6:59 remaining in the first quarter following a tip-in by Abdul-Wahad. Utah then responded with a 14-4 spurt over the next 4:30, to open a 27-13 lead. Adam Keefe contributed six points in the burst, capping it with a layup.

A 9-2 run in the second quarter helped the Jazz extend their lead to 46-26 after Morris scored on a layup. Morris had six of the nine points during the spurt, which ended with 3:17 left in the half. The Jazz took a 49-33 lead at the break.

The Kings reduced the deficit to eight points in the third quarter when Abdul-Wahad capped a 12-4 burst with a dunk at the 2:14 mark, drawing Sacramento to within 63-55.

Utah then closed the quarter by scoring nine of the next 13 points, including five points in the final two seconds, with Ostertag scoring on a tip-in and Howard Eisley picking up a steal and draining a three-pointer at the buzzer to make it 72-59.

"We tried to fight back in the second half, but their led was too big and they are too good a team for us to come back on," Williamson said. "We tried to play with pride in the second half and be competitive. We didn't want to come out in the second half, lay down and get run over."

The Jazz scored the first six points of the fourth quarter on two baskets by Shandon Anderson and a pair of free throws by Russell, giving Utah a 78-59 advantage. The closest Sacramento got the rest of the way was 78-68 with 8:35 remaining off a three-pointer by Terry Dehere.

"We had stretches there where we let them get back in the ballgame, but when we had to do the job, we got the job done," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "The guys out on the floor have a better feel for that than you do sometimes as a coach. I think the players have a better feel for that rather than getting too upset.

"Phoenix on Friday will be a tough game for us. They're winning right now and they've got some tough things for us to deal with. If we try to race up and down the floor with them we won't have much of a chance to win."

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