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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PORTLAND 28 22 25 26 101 DENVER 31 15 34 29 109 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: POR - BRIAN GRANT 18, RASHEED WALLACE 16, ARVYDAS SABONIS 15 DEN - LAPHONSO ELLIS 22, ANTHONY GOLDWIRE 22, JOHNNY NEWMAN 18


Box Score

PORTLAND (101) AT DENVER (109)

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

WALLACE F 32 8-12 0-0 1 3 4 4 6 0 1 16 B GRANT F 40 6-12 6-8 6 9 15 1 1 0 2 18 SABONIS C 36 7-12 1-1 2 4 6 4 3 1 0 15 STOUDAMIRE G 37 3-12 5-6 0 1 1 11 2 0 3 13 RIDER G 35 7-15 2-2 1 1 2 4 1 0 1 16 AUGMON 21 4-7 2-5 2 0 2 0 5 0 1 10 WILLIAMS 13 1-5 1-2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 CATO 6 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 2 G GRANT 20 3-6 1-1 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 8 BRUNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION LISTER DNP - COACH'S DECISION ONEAL DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-83 18-25 14 19 33 28 23 3 9 101 (.482) (.720) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 9(9 PTS)

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

FORTSON F 29 7-12 0-0 0 5 5 2 3 0 2 14 L ELLIS F 38 8-19 3-5 2 6 8 3 2 2 2 22 D GARRETT C 34 2-2 0-0 2 7 9 2 3 3 0 4 ALEXANDER G 37 4-11 7-8 0 3 3 12 2 0 1 17 GOLDWIRE G 38 8-8 3-4 0 0 0 8 2 0 1 22 NEWMAN 30 3-9 10-10 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 18 JACKSON 19 3-6 4-4 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 10 LAUDERDALE 12 0-1 2-4 1 6 7 0 3 0 5 2 STITH 3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 BATTIE DNP - COACH'S DECISION H ELLIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION WASHINGTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-68 29-35 6 32 38 30 19 5 11 109 (.515) (.829) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 12(11 PTS)

PORTLAND 28 22 25 26 - 101 DENVER 31 15 34 29 - 109

BLOCKED SHOTS: PORTLAND - WALLACE 3, SABONIS, WILLIAMS. DENVER - D GARRETT 2, L ELLIS, ALEXANDER, LAUDERDALE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PORTLAND 3-15 (.200), B GRANT 0-1, STOUDAMIRE 2-6, RIDER 0-6, G GRANT 1-2. DENVER 10-20 (.500), L ELLIS 3-7, ALEXANDER 2-6, GOLDWIRE 3-3, NEWMAN 2-4. TECHNICALS: PORTLAND - HEAD COACH DUNLEAVY, ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: BOB DELANEY, TED BERNHARDT, MARK WUNDERLICH. A - 14,517. T - 2:07.


Agate Box Score

PORTLAND (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Wallace 32 8-12 0-0 1-4 4 6 16 B Grant 40 6-12 6-8 6-15 1 1 18 Sabonis 36 7-12 1-1 2-6 4 3 15 Stoudamire 37 3-12 5-6 0-1 11 2 13 Rider 35 7-15 2-2 1-2 4 1 16 Augmon 21 4-7 2-5 2-2 0 5 10 Williams 13 1-5 1-2 1-1 0 0 3 Cato 6 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 3 2 G Grant 20 3-6 1-1 1-1 3 2 8 Brunson DNP - coach's decision Lister DNP - coach's decision Oneal DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-83 18-25 14-33 28 23 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.482, FT-.720. 3-Point Goals: 3-15, .200 (B Grant 0-1, Stoudamire 2-6, Rider 0-6, G Grant 1-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 5 (Wallace 3, Sabonis, Williams). Turnovers: 9 (Stoudamire 3, B Grant 2, Augmon, Rider, Wallace, Williams). Steals: 3 (G Grant, Sabonis, Williams).

DENVER (109) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Fortson 29 7-12 0-0 0-5 2 3 14 L Ellis 38 8-19 3-5 2-8 3 2 22 D Garrett 34 2-2 0-0 2-9 2 3 4 Alexander 37 4-11 7-8 0-3 12 2 17 Goldwire 38 8-8 3-4 0-0 8 2 22 Newman 30 3-9 10-10 1-3 2 3 18 Jackson 19 3-6 4-4 0-2 1 0 10 Lauderdale 12 0-1 2-4 1-7 0 3 2 Stith 3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Battie DNP - coach's decision H Ellis DNP - coach's decision Washington DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-68 29-35 6-38 30 19 109 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.515, FT-.829. 3-Point Goals: 10-20, .500 (L Ellis 3-7, Alexander 2-6, Goldwire 3-3, Newman 2-4). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 5 (D Garrett 2, L Ellis, Alexander, Lauderdale). Turnovers: 12 (Lauderdale 5, Fortson 2, L Ellis 2, Alexander, Goldwire). Steals: 5 (D Garrett 3, L Ellis 2). ____________________________________________ Portland 28 22 25 26 - 101 Denver 31 15 34 29 - 109 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Portland 2 (Head Coach Dunleavy, 6:59 2nd; Illegal Defense, 4:16 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,517. T: 2:07. Officials: Bob Delaney, Ted Bernhardt, Mark Wunderlich.


Game Recap

Anthony Goldwire hit all eight of his shot attempts and scored a career-high 22 points and LaPhonso Ellis also had 22 as the Denver Nuggets picked up their second home victory of the season against the Portland Trail Blazers, 109-101.

The victory, the Nuggets' ninth in 41 home games this season, snapped their three-game losing streak and gave them an 11-70 record. With the final game of the season at San Antonio on Sunday, Denver will be seeking to avoid tying the 1992-93 Dallas Mavericks (11-71) for the second-worst record in NBA history.

Johnny Newman added 18 points off the bench, Cory Alexander 17 and a career-high 12 assists and Dean Garrett nine rebounds for Denver, which defeated Portland 92-82 on March 14th. The Nuggets had lost 10 of their previous 11 games against the Trail Blazers.

"We beat a good team tonight and I'm really proud of the players," Denver coach Bill Hanzlik said. "We really stepped it up the last 18 games. A lot of guys would've packed it in and it's a great way to end the season. I think we're competitive now and we can see where we can go."

Brian Grant had 18 points and 15 rebounds and Rasheed Wallace and Isaiah Rider scored 16 points apiece for Portland, which had won five of its previous six games. The Blazers, the sixth seed in the Western Conference, joined the Los Angeles Clippers as the only teams to lose twice to the Nuggets.

"They shot the ball well and made some tough shots," Portland coach Mike Dunleavy said. "We were a little sluggish at times and they did a good job pushing the basketball. We fell into the trap of shooting long shots and their little guards did a good job. We were just too soft defensively."

Denver outrebounded Portland 38-33 and outshot the Blazers from the field 52 percent (35-for-68) to 48 percent (40-for-83). While the Nuggets hit 10-of-20 shots from three-point range, led by Goldwire's 3-for-3 effort, Portland misfired on 12-of-15 shots from behind the arc.

Portland, led by Rider's 12 points, took a 50-46 lead at the break. The Blazers took their last lead with 4:14 left in the third quarter, 70-69, after a dunk by Arvydas Sabonis.

Two free throws by Newman gave Denver the lead for good 21 seconds later, and with Alexander scoring 10 points, the Nuggets closed the quarter with an 80-75 lead.

With 6:50 remaining a jumper by Stacey Augmon pulled Portland to within 86-81. The Nuggets then scored the next seven points, on a Goldwire free throw, two free throws by Bobby Jackson and a three-pointer and technical free throw by Ellis, to extend their lead to 93-81 with 4:16 left. The Blazers got no closer than eight points down the stretch.

"It ain't no real big thing," Wallace said. "We're looking forward to playing Seattle in the playoffs. I don't think we gave it the 100 percent we normally play with. They have good ballhandlers and some guys that can stroke it."

"We just wanted to come out and play hard," Goldwire said. "We wanted to establish our defense first. We wanted to push the tempo and get easy points, especially with our small lineup. This victory was for the coaches, for the players and for the fans. We wanted to leave McNichols Arena on a good note."

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