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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 16 29 15 20 80 UTAH 31 24 23 32 110 FINAL


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SEATTLE (80) AT UTAH (110)

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

BAKER F 30 6-13 1-2 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 13 SCHREMPF F 27 3-7 2-4 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 9 POLYNICE C 23 3-4 1-2 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 7 LEWIS G 12 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 PAYTON G 31 3-13 0-0 1 1 2 7 3 2 2 7 COTTON 9 1-3 3-4 1 2 3 0 0 2 1 5 ELLIS 17 0-3 0-1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 HAWKINS 32 5-12 3-3 2 5 7 2 0 2 5 14 MACLEAN 15 3-7 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 7 NORRIS 18 0-3 1-2 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 1 STEPANIA 13 3-6 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 6 WILLIAMS 13 2-2 7-8 2 2 4 0 6 0 2 11

TOTALS 240 29-74 18-26 9 19 28 21 21 6 17 80 (.392) (.692) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 17(21 PTS)

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

MALONE F 34 11-20 6-6 1 6 7 6 1 0 1 28 RUSSELL F 36 6-13 2-4 4 4 8 1 2 2 0 15 OSTERTAG C 19 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 4 1 2 0 HORNACEK G 31 6-11 3-3 3 4 7 4 2 2 1 15 STOCKTON G 23 4-5 0-0 0 4 4 6 1 0 0 9 ANDERSON 19 5-8 0-0 0 1 1 3 4 1 0 12 EISLEY 20 4-7 2-2 1 3 4 7 4 1 2 11 FOSTER 14 4-7 0-1 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 8 FULLER 21 2-4 1-4 1 2 3 0 3 0 3 5 KEEFE 9 3-4 1-1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 7 KING 7 0-2 0-0 1 3 4 1 1 0 1 0 VAUGHN 7 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 1 2 0

TOTALS 240 45-82 15-21 15 34 49 34 25 8 13 110 (.549) (.714) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 13(13 PTS)

SEATTLE 16 29 15 20 - 80 UTAH 31 24 23 32 - 110

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - STEPANIA 3. UTAH - OSTERTAG 4, MALONE, HORNACEK, FULLER, EISLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 4-15 (.267), SCHREMPF 1-1, LEWIS 0-1, PAYTON 1-4, ELLIS 0-1, HAWKINS 1-4, MACLEAN 1-1, NORRIS 0-3. UTAH 5-9 (.556), RUSSELL 1-2, HORNACEK 0-1, STOCKTON 1-1, ANDERSON 2-2, EISLEY 1-3. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - POLYNICE, HEAD COACH P WESTPHAL, BAKER, UTAH - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2, MALONE, FULLER. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, JIM CLARK, GEORGE TOLIVER. A - 19,911. T - 2:13.


Box Score

SEATTLE (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 30 6-13 1-2 1-3 1 2 13 Schrempf 27 3-7 2-4 0-2 2 0 9 Polynice 23 3-4 1-2 2-4 0 2 7 Lewis 12 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 Payton 31 3-13 0-0 1-2 7 3 7 Cotton 9 1-3 3-4 1-3 0 0 5 Ellis 17 0-3 0-1 0-0 2 1 0 Hawkins 32 5-12 3-3 2-7 2 0 14 Maclean 15 3-7 0-0 0-1 1 1 7 Norris 18 0-3 1-2 0-1 5 1 1 Stepania 13 3-6 0-0 0-0 1 3 6 Williams 13 2-2 7-8 2-4 0 6 11 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-74 18-26 9-28 21 21 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.392, FT-.692. 3-Point Goals: 4-15, .267 (Schrempf 1-1, Lewis 0-1, Payton 1-4, Ellis 0-1, Hawkins 1-4, Maclean 1-1, Norris 0-3). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 3 (Stepania 3). Turnovers: 17 (Hawkins 5, Stepania 3, Maclean 2, Payton 2, Williams 2, Cotton, Ellis, Polynice). Steals: 6 (Cotton 2, Hawkins 2, Payton 2).

UTAH (110) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 34 11-20 6-6 1-7 6 1 28 Russell 36 6-13 2-4 4-8 1 2 15 Ostertag 19 0-1 0-0 1-4 0 4 0 Hornacek 31 6-11 3-3 3-7 4 2 15 Stockton 23 4-5 0-0 0-4 6 1 9 Anderson 19 5-8 0-0 0-1 3 4 12 Eisley 20 4-7 2-2 1-4 7 4 11 Foster 14 4-7 0-1 1-4 2 2 8 Fuller 21 2-4 1-4 1-3 0 3 5 Keefe 9 3-4 1-1 2-2 1 0 7 King 7 0-2 0-0 1-4 1 1 0 Vaughn 7 0-0 0-0 0-1 3 1 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 45-82 15-21 15-49 34 25 110 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.549, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 5-9, .556 (Russell 1-2, Hornacek 0-1, Stockton 1-1, Anderson 2-2, Eisley 1-3). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 8 (Ostertag 4, Malone, Hornacek, Fuller, Eisley). Turnovers: 13 (Fuller 3, Eisley 2, Ostertag 2, Vaughn 2, Foster, Hornacek, King, Malone). Steals: 8 (Hornacek 2, Russell 2, Anderson, Eisley, Ostertag, Vaughn). ____________________________________________ Seattle 16 29 15 20 - 80 Utah 31 24 23 32 - 110 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 3 (Polynice, 6:27 1st; Head Coach P Westphal, 0:26 1st; Baker, 0:03 3rd). Utah 4 (Illegal Defense 2, 9:36 2nd, 10:14 4th; Malone, 6:27 2nd; Fuller, 0:03 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,911. T: 2:13. Officials: Jack Nies, Jim Clark, George Toliver.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- A shift of venue shifted the early balance of power in the Western Conference back toward the Utah Jazz.

Karl Malone scored 28 points and surpassed 28,000 for his career as the Jazz trounced the SuperSonics, 110-80, four days after being embarrassed in Seattle.

In a battle of unbeatens on Tuesday, the SuperSonics shut down the Jazz, 71-56, holding Utah to the second-lowest NBA total since the advent of the shot clock. Malone led the Jazz with only 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting.

"I think we came out with a lot more energy than what we had up there," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said.

"We had the advantage Tuesday. They were tired," SuperSonics forward Detlef Schrempf said. "They had things going for them tonight. We didn't."

In today's rematch at the Delta Center, Malone took immediate control with 11 points in the first quarter, when Utah passed Tuesday's first-half total of 25 with 1:51 remaining. The Jazz eclipsed Tuesday's total with their first basket of the second half and cruised home.

"Karl is a terrific player and you can't hold him down for consecutive games," Seattle forward Vin Baker said. "We can try, but he is a terrific player."

Malone reached 28,000 points on a free throw with 11:08 to play. He is the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history and should move past Michael Jordan (29,277) for third place before the end of the season.

"When you are reaching a milestone or something like that, you just want to get it over with so you can concentrate on playing basketball," Malone said. "It's one of those things where I've been fortunate not to get hurt or injured and I've played a lot of minutes in a lot of games. ... I've done it all here, so it's kind of neat."

"Karl never ceases to amaze me anymore," said Jazz guard John Stockton said. "He just keeps doing it day in and day out."

Seattle star guard Gary Payton was slowed by the flu and held to seven points on 3-of-13 shooting. He had 17 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in the first meeting, totally dominating play.

"He was really sick. That hurt them a great deal," Sloan said.

These teams have represented the Western Conference in the NBA Finals the last three seasons. The Jazz improved to 8-1 atop the Midwest Division. The Sonics fell to 6-2 with their second straight loss but remain atop the Pacific Division.

"The tables turned and it shows you how important the home court advantage is," Jazz center Greg Foster said. "In Seattle they jumped on us and this time it was kind of reversed roles."

Bryon Russell and Jeff Hornacek scored 15 points apiece for the Jazz, who shot 55 percent (45-of-82) and held a 49-28 rebounding edge. Hornacek missed Tuesday's game due to the death of a close friend.

Hersey Hawkins scored 14 points and Baker added 13 for Seattle, which shot 39 percent (29-of-74) and committed 17 turnovers.

"I didn't like it a whole lot," Sonics coach Paul Westphal said. "We didn't do a lot well. We knew the Jazz would be ready. We did a terrible job on the boards and a terrible job defensively."

The Jazz trailed just once at 4-2 before Malone made consecutive baskets. Payton picked up two quick fouls trying to overpower Stockton in the low post and the Sonics never really recovered.

A drive by Malone made it 13-4 less than five minutes into the contest. Seattle closed to 23-16 on a jumper by Hersey Hawkins with 2:23 left but Utah ended the quarter with eight straight points.

Malone's jumper with 1:51 left equaled Utah's halftime total of Tuesday. Howard Eisley hit a 3-pointer and Russell made a layup before Hornacek sank a technical foul shot for a 31-16 bulge.

Payton finally scored in the first minute of the second period. A jumper by Schrempf cut the deficit to 42-37 with 5:02 to play in the first half but Russell and Stockton made 3-pointers to rebuild the lead to 55-45 at halftime.

Stockton's jumper 28 seconds into the third quarter surpassed the Jazz' total for Tuesday. Malone had a layup, a three-point play off a reverse layup and a 22-footer to give Utah a 68-51 lead with 4:42 remaining. Seattle got no closer than 14 points thereafter.

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