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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 23 22 23 18 86 PHOENIX 22 16 20 15 73 FINAL


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CLEVELAND (86) AT PHOENIX (73)

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

HENDERSON F 36 6-12 2-2 2 8 10 4 2 0 1 14 KEMP F 32 8-12 2-4 2 9 11 1 5 0 2 18 POTAPENKO C 34 3-7 3-4 2 4 6 1 5 2 2 9 KNIGHT G 34 5-9 4-4 0 4 4 9 2 6 5 14 PERSON G 28 4-10 3-4 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 12 ANDERSON 21 2-7 2-2 2 2 4 5 2 2 0 7 FERRY 27 4-10 0-1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 8 NEWMAN 12 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 STACK 4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 SURA 12 1-6 0-0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 BOYKINS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-74 16-21 9 33 42 24 21 10 13 86 (.459) (.762) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 13(8 PTS)

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

GUGLIOTTA F 39 7-17 2-2 3 4 7 2 2 0 4 16 MANNING F 33 6-12 3-4 1 2 3 4 3 0 1 15 LONGLEY C 25 0-5 2-2 3 2 5 3 1 0 2 2 KIDD G 42 5-13 0-0 0 7 7 8 4 1 2 11 MCCLOUD G 36 1-6 2-2 0 1 1 3 3 1 3 5 BROWN 11 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 MORRIS 30 5-10 1-1 4 5 9 1 2 0 1 12 ROBINSON 24 3-14 2-3 1 5 6 2 5 1 0 8 BAILEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION CHAPMAN DNP - BRUISED RIGHT CALF GARRITY DNP - COACH'S DECISION KLEINE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 29-82 12-14 12 27 39 24 21 3 13 73 (.354) (.857) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13(10 PTS)

CLEVELAND 23 22 23 18 - 86 PHOENIX 22 16 20 15 - 73

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - HENDERSON. PHOENIX - MANNING, LONGLEY, ROBINSON, GUGLIOTTA. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 2-6 (.333), PERSON 1-2, ANDERSON 1-2, FERRY 0-1, SURA 0-1. PHOENIX 3-16 (.188), KIDD 1-2, MCCLOUD 1-5, MORRIS 1-5, ROBINSON 0-4. TECHNICALS: CLEVELAND - HEAD COACH FRATELLO, PHOENIX - ROBINSON. OFFICIALS: DERRICK STAFFORD, DICK BAVETTA, DEE KANTNER. A - 18,567. T - 2:06.


Box Score

CLEVELAND (86) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 36 6-12 2-2 2-10 4 2 14 Kemp 32 8-12 2-4 2-11 1 5 18 Potapenko 34 3-7 3-4 2-6 1 5 9 Knight 34 5-9 4-4 0-4 9 2 14 Person 28 4-10 3-4 0-3 0 1 12 Anderson 21 2-7 2-2 2-4 5 2 7 Ferry 27 4-10 0-1 1-2 0 1 8 Newman 12 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 Stack 4 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 Sura 12 1-6 0-0 0-0 4 0 2 Boykins DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-74 16-21 9-42 24 21 86 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.459, FT-.762. 3-Point Goals: 2-6, .333 (Person 1-2, Anderson 1-2, Ferry 0-1, Sura 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 1 (Henderson). Turnovers: 13 (Knight 5, Kemp 2, Potapenko 2, Ferry, Henderson, Newman, Person). Steals: 10 (Knight 6, Anderson 2, Potapenko 2).

PHOENIX (73) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gugliotta 39 7-17 2-2 3-7 2 2 16 Manning 33 6-12 3-4 1-3 4 3 15 Longley 25 0-5 2-2 3-5 3 1 2 Kidd 42 5-13 0-0 0-7 8 4 11 Mccloud 36 1-6 2-2 0-1 3 3 5 Brown 11 2-5 0-0 0-1 1 1 4 Morris 30 5-10 1-1 4-9 1 2 12 Robinson 24 3-14 2-3 1-6 2 5 8 Bailey DNP - coach's decision Chapman DNP - bruised right calf Garrity DNP - coach's decision Kleine DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-82 12-14 12-39 24 21 73 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.354, FT-.857. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (Kidd 1-2, Mccloud 1-5, Morris 1-5, Robinson 0-4). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (Manning, Longley, Robinson, Gugliotta). Turnovers: 13 (Gugliotta 4, Mccloud 3, Kidd 2, Longley 2, Manning, Morris). Steals: 3 (Kidd, Mccloud, Robinson). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 23 22 23 18 - 86 Phoenix 22 16 20 15 - 73 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Cleveland 1 (Head Coach Fratello, 9:51 4th). Phoenix 1 (Robinson, 6:15 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,567. T: 2:06. Officials: Derrick Stafford, Dick Bavetta, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- The Phoenix Suns may be sending Jason Kidd and Tom Gugliotta to the 1999 U.S. National Team, but it was Cleveland Cavaliers forward Shawn Kemp who displayed the skills of a Dream Teamer.

Kemp scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Cavaliers snapped a three-game road losing streak with an 86-73 victory over the Suns.

"It's been a while since we won a game on the road," Cleveland coach Mike Fratello said. "It's good to come back, especially after a tough game (in Utah) last night. It really took a team effort to win. We played all 10 guys in the first half and they all came in and contributed different aspects."

Kemp, a member of Dream Team II that won the 1994 World Championships in Toronto, was 8-of-12 from the field. He sank an 11-foot jumper to cap a 12-1 run that gave the Cavaliers a 43-35 lead with 51 seconds left in the first half.

"I did not want to have two bad games in a row," said Kemp, who was just 3-of-11 from the field at Utah on Tuesday. "I really challenged myself to come out here and play better -- especially early. I wanted to get the rest of the team going."

"Shawn Kemp is a monster on the inside," Phoenix coach Danny Ainge said. "He put a lot of pressure on us.

Cedric Henderson scored all 14 of his points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which has won six of the last seven and 10 of 14 meetings with Phoenix.

"I got a little more playing time in the second half," Henderson said. "That's the way the game flows sometimes. The first half I wasn't getting the breaks. The second half, we had a lot of breaks and then we started running down the floor. They never run plays for me, but everybody had a great effort and we all shared in the scoring."

Gugliotta scored 16 points on 7-of-17 shooting. Kidd added 11 and seven assists for the Suns, who fell to 4-6 at home this season.

"You're not going to make every shot, that stuff happens," said Gugliotta. "If that was our worst problem, we'd be all right. But we got some breakdowns that we go through at crucial times. We're kind of broken up a little bit and just not doing a good job."

Earlier today, Gugliotta and Kidd both were selected for the 1999 U.S. national team that will attempt to qualify for the 2000 Olympics.

"We didn't shoot the ball extremely well tonight," said Kidd. "Cleveland played a good game. They knocked down the open shots and we didn't. That's the name of the game."

Brevin Knight had 14 points and nine assists and Wesley Person added 12 points for Cleveland, which had lost six of its last eight. It had not won on the road since an 87-77 victory at Charlotte on February 10.

"Defense leads to offense, we realized that," Knight said. "Tonight we did a good job. Tonight it was just all there. All aspects of the game were there, especially defense and rebounding, which got us running."

Danny Manning collected 15 points and Chris Morris added 12 off the bench for the Suns, who were without guard Rex Chapman due to a right calf bruise. Chapman, who is averaging 12.7 points per game, is listed as day-to-day.

The Cavaliers shot 46 percent (34-of-74) from the field and held a 42-39 edge on the boards.

Vitaly Potapenko had nine points and six rebounds and held Suns center Luc Longley to just two points on 0-of-5 shooting in 25 minutes.

The Suns are 8-0 in games where they score 100 or more points but just 2-9 when they fail to reach the plateau. The points were a season low for the Suns, who suffered an 82-74 setback to Utah on February 11.

Phoenix held a 34-31 lead with 7:06 remaining after Gugliotta sank a pair of free throws. Derek Anderson sparked the Cavs' decisive run with a 3-pointer to knot the contest.

After Cliff Robinson made a free throw to put the Suns back in front, Potapenko sank three from the stripe to give Cleveland the lead for good, 37-35, with 4:35 left.

Anderson hit two free throws, Potapenko drilled an 11-footer and Kemp capped the decisive spurt with a jumper with less than a minute to go in the half.

"We had some breakdowns defensively that there are no excuses for," Ainge said. "I don't know if our team is suffering from a lack of confidence right now. We are just not focused. That is my job to make sure guys are concentrating and if they are not, I have to put the guys out there that will. It's very discouraging."

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