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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 27 24 18 20 89 NEW JERSEY 21 22 8 30 81 FINAL


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ORLANDO (89) AT NEW JERSEY (81)

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

OUTLAW F 33 1-4 1-2 2 6 8 3 5 5 4 3 GRANT F 42 7-11 1-2 1 3 4 2 0 2 0 15 AUSTIN C 31 2-10 3-4 3 3 6 2 1 1 1 7 ANDERSON G 38 8-13 1-6 0 1 1 1 1 3 1 21 A HARDAWAY G 41 6-20 9-12 2 6 8 6 3 7 3 21 ARMSTRONG 24 2-9 4-4 2 1 3 5 4 2 2 8 DOLEAC 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 M HARPRING 17 6-10 2-2 2 0 2 2 3 0 0 14 D WILKINS 3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 SCHAYES 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 OVERTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION SIMON DNP - COACH'S DECISION G WILKINS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-78 21-32 13 20 33 21 21 20 11 89 (.410) (.656) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 11(16 PTS)

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

GATLING F 26 2-4 0-0 1 5 6 1 2 1 4 4 VAN HORN F 33 8-17 1-2 3 3 6 1 6 2 6 17 J WILLIAMS C 40 0-10 2-2 10 11 21 3 5 0 3 2 GILL G 30 7-9 1-2 1 5 6 4 4 1 2 15 HARRIS G 23 2-10 2-2 1 2 3 2 3 0 4 6 BURRELL 35 5-15 5-5 3 2 5 1 5 1 2 17 BOYKINS 17 3-7 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 3 6 MCILVAINE 12 1-3 0-0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 EVANS 24 5-9 0-0 0 4 4 0 0 1 1 12 CASSELL DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE KITTLES DNP - RIGHT KNEE INJURY MURDOCK DNP - STRAINED LEFT GROIN SEIKALY DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 33-84 11-13 21 33 54 14 28 6 25 81 (.393) (.846) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 25(30 PTS)

ORLANDO 27 24 18 20 - 89 NEW JERSEY 21 22 8 30 - 81

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - OUTLAW 7, GRANT 2, AUSTIN, A HARDAWAY. NEW JERSEY - MCILVAINE 3, VAN HORN, J WILLIAMS, GILL, HARRIS, BURRELL, GATLING. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 4-15 (.267), ANDERSON 4-8, A HARDAWAY 0-3, ARMSTRONG 0-3, M HARPRING 0-1. NEW JERSEY 4-14 (.286), VAN HORN 0-1, HARRIS 0-2, BURRELL 2-7, BOYKINS 0-1, EVANS 2-3. TECHNICALS: NEW JERSEY - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, DEE KANTNER, DON VADEN. A - 13,217. T - 2:06.


Box Score

ORLANDO (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Outlaw 33 1-4 1-2 2-8 3 5 3 Grant 42 7-11 1-2 1-4 2 0 15 Austin 31 2-10 3-4 3-6 2 1 7 Anderson 38 8-13 1-6 0-1 1 1 21 A Hardaway 41 6-20 9-12 2-8 6 3 21 Armstrong 24 2-9 4-4 2-3 5 4 8 Doleac 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 M Harpring 17 6-10 2-2 2-2 2 3 14 D Wilkins 3 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 3 0 Schayes 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Overton DNP - coach's decision Simon DNP - coach's decision G Wilkins DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-78 21-32 13-33 21 21 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.410, FT-.656. 3-Point Goals: 4-15, .267 (Anderson 4-8, A Hardaway 0-3, Armstrong 0-3, M Harpring 0-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 11 (Outlaw 7, Grant 2, Austin, A Hardaway). Turnovers: 11 (Outlaw 4, A Hardaway 3, Armstrong 2, Anderson, Austin). Steals: 20 (A Hardaway 7, Outlaw 5, Anderson 3, Armstrong 2, Grant 2, Austin).

NEW JERSEY (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gatling 26 2-4 0-0 1-6 1 2 4 Van Horn 33 8-17 1-2 3-6 1 6 17 J Williams 40 0-10 2-2 10-21 3 5 2 Gill 30 7-9 1-2 1-6 4 4 15 Harris 23 2-10 2-2 1-3 2 3 6 Burrell 35 5-15 5-5 3-5 1 5 17 Boykins 17 3-7 0-0 0-1 2 1 6 Mcilvaine 12 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 Evans 24 5-9 0-0 0-4 0 0 12 Cassell DNP - sprained right ankle Kittles DNP - right knee injury Murdock DNP - strained left groin Seikaly DNP - sprained left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-84 11-13 21-54 14 28 81 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.393, FT-.846. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Van Horn 0-1, Harris 0-2, Burrell 2-7, Boykins 0-1, Evans 2-3). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 9 (Mcilvaine 3, Van Horn, J Williams, Gill, Harris, Burrell, Gatling). Turnovers: 25 (Van Horn 6, Gatling 4, Harris 4, Boykins 3, J Williams 3, Burrell 2, Gill 2, Evans). Steals: 6 (Van Horn 2, Burrell, Evans, Gatling, Gill). ____________________________________________ Orlando 27 24 18 20 - 89 New Jersey 21 22 8 30 - 81 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New Jersey 1 (Illegal Defense, 4:33 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,217. T: 2:06. Officials: Joe Forte, Dee Kantner, Don Vaden.


Game Story

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- The New Jersey Nets played without both their floor generals, and it showed.

With starting point guard Sam Cassell and backup Eric Murdock out with injuries, the Nets showed very little organization on offense and repeatedly were beat up the court on defense in an 89-81 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Guards Nick Anderson and Penny Hardaway took advantage with 21 points apiece the Magic took the Nets out of their offense and forced 25 turnovers, converting many of them into easy buckets.

Cassell has a sprained right ankle and Murdock a strained groin. Kendall Gill, who played small forward all of last season, was at the point for the second straight game and scored 15 points for the Nets. Rookie 5-5 reserve Earl Boykins added six.

"The point is fun. It's not hard," Gill said. "The offense was tentative and confused at times and we weren't sure what sets to run. We have to know what our jobs are."

Hardaway and Anderson made sure that became a difficult task.

"We wanted to pressure Gill on defense and go at him hard on offense," hardaway said. "It's hard to handle the ball and play good defense the whole game.

"I know Gill's feeling uncomfortable out there so we decided to just go right at him," Anderson said.

In addition, New Jersey has been without starting shooting guard Kerry Kittles and center Rony Seikaly, who also are sidelined with injuries.

Anderson scored 16 points in the first half as Orlando built a 51-43 lead. Any chance New Jersey had of getting back in the game ended when it managed only eight points on 3-of-19 shooting in the third quarter.

"It was not one of our better efforts. Hopefully we're better than we played today," Nets coach John Calipari said. "I understand we're playing shorthanded, but that is not an excuse. We had some guys who didn't play with the intensity we have to play at."

A jumper by Gill with 10:13 left in the third quarter was New Jersey's only basket for the first 7:44 of the period. Orlando forced five turnovers and blocked four shots during that span, opening a 63-45 lead on a driving dunk by Bo Outlaw.

A 19-footer by Scott Burrell ended the drought, but Hardaway had three steals and a jumper before feeding rookie Matt Harpring for a layup to close the quarter and give the Magic a 69-51 lead.

"Where one guy didn't give the effort, that's where the break (in the team) is," Calipari said. "I shouldn't have to scream, yell and kick. They should want to play, and they agreed."

A jumper by Darrell Armstrong gave Orlando its largest lead at 73-53 with 10 minutes left. New Jersey rattled off 13 of the next 15 points, closing to 75-66 on a layup by Gill with 6:15 remaining. Armstrong and Hardaway answered with two free throws each and the Nets got no closer than the final margin.

Horace Grant scored 15 points and Harpring added 14 for the Magic, who shot 41 percent (32-of-78) and committed just 11 turnovers. Hardaway and Outlaw grabbed eight rebounds each and Outlaw blocked seven shots.

"We hit our shots early," Grant said. "I hate to get ahead by 20 points because we tend to get lax in the last quarter."

Burrell and Keith Van Horn scored 17 points apiece and Jayson Williams hauled down 21 rebounds for the Nets, who shot just 39 percent (33-of-84) and held a 54-33 edge on the glass.

Anderson drilled two 3-pointers and Hardaway had two steals that led to points as Orlando raced to an 18-12 lead in the opening seven minutes. New Jersey remained within six points at the end of the first period, but Anderson made three long jumpers in the first three minutes of the second quarter, building the lead to 36-25.

A free throw by Hardaway between Nets turnovers pushed the lead to 49-34 with 4:32 left before the Magic went cold, allowing the Nets to close to 51-43 at halftime.

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