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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- INDIANA 20 24 18 19 81 CLEVELAND 24 23 16 11 74 FINAL


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INDIANA (81) AT CLEVELAND (74)

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

D DAVIS F 31 4-8 1-1 4 3 7 2 3 0 0 9 MULLIN F 29 3-5 1-2 0 4 4 1 3 3 2 9 SMITS C 26 10-13 0-0 3 5 8 0 3 1 1 20 JACKSON G 36 6-10 3-3 2 10 12 11 1 1 4 15 MILLER G 36 4-14 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 12 BEST 12 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 CROSHERE 12 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 A DAVIS 19 0-3 3-8 0 3 3 2 5 0 0 3 PERKINS 20 2-8 1-2 1 4 5 1 4 1 0 7 ROSE 19 1-6 2-4 0 2 2 3 1 1 1 4 HARRINGTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION HOIBERG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-70 13-22 10 32 42 23 23 7 14 81 (.443) (.591) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 14(10 PTS)

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

HENDERSON F 21 3-8 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 6 KEMP F 31 3-13 10-10 3 3 6 0 2 1 2 16 POTAPENKO C 38 6-10 1-2 1 8 9 2 3 1 4 13 ANDERSON G 39 3-9 0-0 0 4 4 6 5 2 4 6 KNIGHT G 37 3-8 0-0 1 3 4 7 4 1 2 6 FERRY 22 4-8 0-0 3 3 6 2 2 0 0 8 LANG 4 0-0 2-4 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 2 NEWMAN 28 3-10 6-7 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 12 SURA 20 1-3 2-2 0 3 3 1 2 2 0 5 BUTLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION PERSON DNP - BRUISED ULNAR NERVE STACK DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 26-69 21-25 10 26 36 19 24 8 14 74 (.377) (.840) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 14(17 PTS)

INDIANA 20 24 18 19 - 81 CLEVELAND 24 23 16 11 - 74

BLOCKED SHOTS: INDIANA - CROSHERE, MULLIN, SMITS. CLEVELAND - SURA. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: INDIANA 6-21 (.286), MULLIN 2-3, JACKSON 0-3, MILLER 2-8, CROSHERE 0-1, PERKINS 2-6. CLEVELAND 1-8 (.125), ANDERSON 0-1, FERRY 0-2, NEWMAN 0-4, SURA 1-1. TECHNICALS: INDIANA - HEAD COACH BIRD. OFFICIALS: GEORGE TOLIVER, BOB DELANEY, NOLAN FINE. A - 14,253. T - 2:11.


Box Score

INDIANA (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Davis 31 4-8 1-1 4-7 2 3 9 Mullin 29 3-5 1-2 0-4 1 3 9 Smits 26 10-13 0-0 3-8 0 3 20 Jackson 36 6-10 3-3 2-12 11 1 15 Miller 36 4-14 2-2 0-1 0 2 12 Best 12 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Croshere 12 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 2 A Davis 19 0-3 3-8 0-3 2 5 3 Perkins 20 2-8 1-2 1-5 1 4 7 Rose 19 1-6 2-4 0-2 3 1 4 Harrington DNP - coach's decision Hoiberg DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-70 13-22 10-42 23 23 81 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.443, FT-.591. 3-Point Goals: 6-21, .286 (Mullin 2-3, Jackson 0-3, Miller 2-8, Croshere 0-1, Perkins 2-6). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 3 (Croshere, Mullin, Smits). Turnovers: 14 (Jackson 4, Best 2, Croshere 2, Miller 2, Mullin 2, Rose, Smits). Steals: 7 (Mullin 3, Jackson, Perkins, Rose, Smits).

CLEVELAND (74) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 21 3-8 0-0 0-1 0 1 6 Kemp 31 3-13 10-10 3-6 0 2 16 Potapenko 38 6-10 1-2 1-9 2 3 13 Anderson 39 3-9 0-0 0-4 6 5 6 Knight 37 3-8 0-0 1-4 7 4 6 Ferry 22 4-8 0-0 3-6 2 2 8 Lang 4 0-0 2-4 2-3 0 1 2 Newman 28 3-10 6-7 0-0 1 4 12 Sura 20 1-3 2-2 0-3 1 2 5 Butler DNP - coach's decision Person DNP - bruised ulnar nerve Stack DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-69 21-25 10-36 19 24 74 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.377, FT-.840. 3-Point Goals: 1-8, .125 (Anderson 0-1, Ferry 0-2, Newman 0-4, Sura 1-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 1 (Sura). Turnovers: 14 (Anderson 4, Potapenko 4, Henderson 2, Kemp 2, Knight 2). Steals: 8 (Anderson 2, Sura 2, Kemp, Knight, Newman, Potapenko). ____________________________________________ Indiana 20 24 18 19 - 81 Cleveland 24 23 16 11 - 74 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Indiana 1 (Head Coach Bird, 7:32 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,253. T: 2:11. Officials: George Toliver, Bob Delaney, Nolan Fine.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Mark Jackson had a triple-double and the Indiana Pacers allowed just one meaningless basket over the final seven minutes, shutting down the Cleveland Cavaliers, 81-74, for their fifth straight win.

Jackson had 15 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists as he joined Phoenix's Jason Kidd, Sacramento's Chris Webber and Houston's Scottie Pippen as the only players with triple-doubles this season. It was his 16th career triple-double and first since March 25, 1997 against Toronto.

"Everybody says that's one of our weaknesses, rebounding," the 6-3 Jackson said. "We have some guys who can rebound, but I think the key is us little guys going in and helping and making a conscious effort to get the loose stuff that's in there."

Rik Smits scored 20 points for the Pacers, who closed the game with a 16-5 run. Cleveland's only basket during that stretch was a layup by Johnny Newman just before the buzzer.

Primarily defended by former Seattle teammate Sam Perkins, Shawn Kemp scored 16 points on just 3-of-13 shooting for the Cavaliers, whose 11 points in the final period were a season low for any quarter. Their 27 points in the second half tied their low established February 6 at Boston.

"I thought Perkins did a great job on Kemp," Pacers coach Larry Bird said. "That's why we brought him in here. We played him against Shaquille O'Neal and we thought he did a good job against him so tonight we wanted to get him as many minutes on Kemp as we could."

"Indiana is a team that isn't worried about how hard they foul," Kemp said. "They basically try to put you on the floor so you have to be mentally prepared. It's a tough matchup because they have so many big men."

Cleveland, which is without injured center Zydrunas Ilgauskas for the rest of the season, has lost three in a row following a five-game winning streak.

Vitaly Potapenko scored to give the Cavaliers a 69-66 lead with 7:17 remaining but they did not score from the field again until Newman's hoop. A basket by Smits and a free throw by Jalen Rose tied the game with 6:24 to go.

Kemp made two free throws and Indiana's Reggie Miller answered with a jumper for the game's 11th and final tie with 4:44 left. Smits grabbed an offensive rebound and threw in a hook to give the Pacers the lead for good at 73-71 with 2:53 remaining.

Newman made a free throw, but Jackson took the smaller Brevin Knight into the post and scored for a 75-72 advantage with 1:42 left. Derek Anderson was called for a charge and Jackson -- again from the post -- fed Chris Mullin for a 3-pointer and a 78-72 lead with 30 seconds to play. Jackson added two free throws 11 seconds later.

"Knight is still young and he plays me tight," Jackson said.

"His strong point is posting up so I had to try to hold him up as long as possible and keep him away from the basket for as long as possible to keep us from doubling him," Knight said.

Bird liked having his shortest player in the low post.

"We knew they were going to come and double, so we had Perkins out on the perimeter, Mullin, Miller and Smits right there where he could pass," Bird said. "We had a lot of options to go to but Chris hit the big one at the end."

Miller scored 12 points and Mullin and Dale Davis added nine apiece for the Pacers, who shot 44 percent (31-of-70) from the field and held a 42-36 edge on the glass. Smits made 10-of-13 shots and pulled down eight rebounds.

"The guys were just terrific, especially Mark," Smits said. "He was getting me the ball in the right spots. He kept helping me off my man and all I had to do was knock it down."

Potapenko scored 13 points and Newman 12 for the Cavaliers, who shot 38 percent (26-of-69) and held a 21-13 edge in points from the line. Cleveland shot 1-of-8 from behind the arc.

"We played hard but we didn't make any shots down the stretch," Newman said. "We made them work for everything they had."

Cleveland again played without guard Wesley Person, their top 3-point shooter who has a bruised nerve in his right elbow. In the last three games, the Cavs have been outscored 63-6 from 3-point range.

"When you lose a couple of guys, you have guys shooting the ball who aren't used to it," Kemp said. "Sometimes they feel some pressure."

Cleveland led 47-44 at halftime and the teams traded baskets before Indiana went on a 14-3 run. Smits scored eight points and Jackson six as the Pacers opened a 60-52 lead midway through the period.

"We got a little more aggressive in the second half and dictated their offense," Jackson said.

The Cavs closed the quarter with nine straight points to reclaim the lead. Four free throws by Kemp, a basket by Anderson and a 3-pointer by Bob Sura gave Cleveland a 63-62 edge entering the final period.

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