databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 24 26 24 32 106 LA LAKERS 16 35 24 18 93 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - KARL MALONE 30, JOHN STOCKTON 17, JEFF HORNACEK 14 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 24, RICK FOX 19, KOBE BRYANT 15

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - KARL MALONE 10, GREG OSTERTAG 10 LAL - DENNIS RODMAN 12, SHAQUILLE ONEAL 7

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - JEFF HORNACEK 6, JOHN STOCKTON 6 LAL - TYRONN LUE 6, KOBE BRYANT 3

ATT: 17,505


Extended Box

UTAH (106) AT LA LAKERS (93)

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

MALONE F 39 12-12 6-8 3 7 10 5 3 1 5 30 RUSSELL F 31 3-8 3-4 1 1 2 2 4 0 3 9 OSTERTAG C 35 4-7 3-4 3 7 10 0 3 0 0 11 HORNACEK G 37 5-11 3-4 1 5 6 6 3 1 2 14 STOCKTON G 28 4-9 9-10 1 2 3 6 2 1 0 17 ANDERSON 20 5-11 2-4 1 3 4 1 1 1 0 12 BAILEY 9 3-4 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 EISLEY 20 0-4 1-2 0 1 1 5 3 0 2 1 FULLER 13 1-4 3-6 3 1 4 0 4 0 0 5 KEEFE 8 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 FOSTER DNP - COACH'S DECISION VAUGHN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-70 31-44 15 27 42 25 27 4 12 106 (.529) (.705) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 12(10 PTS)

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

RICE F 32 3-10 4-4 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 11 RODMAN F 36 0-2 0-0 3 9 12 0 4 2 0 0 ONEAL C 30 9-17 6-12 4 3 7 2 5 0 3 24 BRYANT G 35 6-14 3-4 2 0 2 3 3 0 1 15 HARPER G 17 0-2 2-2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 FISHER 8 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 FOX 30 6-13 7-7 2 4 6 0 5 1 0 19 HORRY 10 3-4 0-1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 6 LUE 23 4-10 4-4 0 0 0 6 4 0 1 12 REID 7 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 ROOKS 12 0-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 PATTERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-79 26-34 14 22 36 18 27 4 7 93 (.418) (.765) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 7(13 PTS)

UTAH 24 26 24 32 - 106 LA LAKERS 16 35 24 18 - 93

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - OSTERTAG 4, RUSSELL. LA LAKERS - ONEAL 3, BRYANT, RICE, HORRY, RODMAN, FOX. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 1-8 (.125), RUSSELL 0-2, HORNACEK 1-4, ANDERSON 0-1, EISLEY 0-1. LA LAKERS 1-8 (.125), RICE 1-3, RODMAN 0-1, ONEAL 0-1, BRYANT 0-2, HARPER 0-1. TECHNICALS: UTAH - HEAD COACH SLOAN 2 (EJECTED), LA LAKERS - RODMAN, ONEAL. OFFICIALS: MIKE CALLAHAN, DAN CRAWFORD, BILL KENNEDY. A - 17,505. T - 2:19.


Box Score

UTAH (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 39 12-12 6-8 3-10 5 3 30 Russell 31 3-8 3-4 1-2 2 4 9 Ostertag 35 4-7 3-4 3-10 0 3 11 Hornacek 37 5-11 3-4 1-6 6 3 14 Stockton 28 4-9 9-10 1-3 6 2 17 Anderson 20 5-11 2-4 1-4 1 1 12 Bailey 9 3-4 0-0 1-1 0 1 6 Eisley 20 0-4 1-2 0-1 5 3 1 Fuller 13 1-4 3-6 3-4 0 4 5 Keefe 8 0-0 1-2 1-1 0 3 1 Foster DNP - coach's decision Vaughn DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-70 31-44 15-42 25 27 106 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.529, FT-.705. 3-Point Goals: 1-8, .125 (Russell 0-2, Hornacek 1-4, Anderson 0-1, Eisley 0-1). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 5 (Ostertag 4, Russell). Turnovers: 12 (Malone 5, Russell 3, Eisley 2, Hornacek 2). Steals: 4 (Anderson, Hornacek, Malone, Stockton).

LA LAKERS (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Rice 32 3-10 4-4 1-3 2 2 11 Rodman 36 0-2 0-0 3-12 0 4 0 Oneal 30 9-17 6-12 4-7 2 5 24 Bryant 35 6-14 3-4 2-2 3 3 15 Harper 17 0-2 2-2 0-0 2 1 2 Fisher 8 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 Fox 30 6-13 7-7 2-6 0 5 19 Horry 10 3-4 0-1 1-1 1 1 6 Lue 23 4-10 4-4 0-0 6 4 12 Reid 7 2-3 0-0 0-2 0 0 4 Rooks 12 0-3 0-0 1-3 0 2 0 Patterson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-79 26-34 14-36 18 27 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.418, FT-.765. 3-Point Goals: 1-8, .125 (Rice 1-3, Rodman 0-1, Oneal 0-1, Bryant 0-2, Harper 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 8 (Oneal 3, Bryant, Rice, Horry, Rodman, Fox). Turnovers: 7 (Oneal 3, Harper 2, Bryant, Lue). Steals: 4 (Rodman 2, Fox, Horry). ____________________________________________ Utah 24 26 24 32 - 106 La Lakers 16 35 24 18 - 93 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 2 (Head Coach Sloan 2 (ejected), 0:25 2nd, 10:52 3rd). La Lakers 2 (Rodman, 2:23 1st; Oneal, 8:21 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,505. T: 2:19. Officials: Mike Callahan, Dan Crawford, Bill Kennedy.


Game Story

INGLEWOOD, California (Ticker) -- It was a bad day for Dennis Rodman. Carmen Electra left and Karl Malone showed up.

Hours after Rodman's wife filed for divorce, Malone lit up the flaky forward for 30 points on 12-of-12 shooting as the Utah Jazz outclassed the Los Angeles Lakers, 106-93.

Six months ago, Rodman entered into a highly questionable union with Electra, a TV hostess and actress. He left the Lakers for four games last month due to personal issues, which were reported as marital problems.

This afternoon, Electra filed divorce papers in Los Angeles in which the couple mutually agreed to end their marriage under amicable circumstances. A release from Electra's attorneys said she and Rodman "are and will remain friends."

Malone, another old friend of Rodman's from the last two NBA Finals, showed no mercy on the defensive-minded forward. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out five assists as Utah won at the Great Western Forum for the second time this season.

"He could score 50 points for all I care," Rodman said. "Just as long as we win, then who cares how many points he scores. It doesn't bother me."

"I don't want to get into a 1-on-1 confrontation with any one player," Malone said. "We believe in running our plays. We lost some close games, overtime games, not running our plays."

The Lakers signed Rodman as a free agent, hoping he would help slow down Malone in the Western Conference playoffs the way he did as a member of the Chicago Bulls the last two seasons. But the seven-time rebounding champion has been a big distraction and the Lakers are no closer to dethroning the Jazz than they were last season.

"If you are going to commit yourself to play basketball, then play basketball," Rodman said. "If you are not going to play, then you should sit down and don't play. Don't even bother coming."

"We didn't execute our game plan," Lakers coach Kurt Rambis said. "Guys were supposed to stay with their bodies. They started falling asleep and coming up with our own system of how to play defense instead of sticking to what to what we had in mind."

Malone got some help from Shandon Anderson, who scored all 12 of his points during a 6 1/2-minute stretch of the fourth quarter as the Jazz pulled away for their third straight win. Utah came back without coach Jerry Sloan, who was ejected early in the third quarter.

"I don't have any more money so don't try to get me in any more trouble," Sloan joked afterwards.

Shaquille O'Neal was plagued by foul trouble and scored 24 points for the Lakers, who many considered a title contender but would not have home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs if the season ended today. They are fifth in the West and a distant second in the Pacific Division, 5 1/2 games behind Portland.

"We just had to suck it up and do it," O'Neal said. "We need to stick with the team rather than try to do stuff on our own."

"No comment tonight," said Lakers forward Glen Rice, who scored 11 points. "I might create a storm."

A three-point play by Rick Fox gave the Lakers an 80-76 lead with 9:58 remaining and Rodman returned. Anderson made a pair of layups and Malone had a steal to set up a jumper by Jeff Hornacek that gave Utah the lead for good with 8:30 to play.

O'Neal was fouled and argued anyway and was whistled for a technical foul. Hornacek made the technical and O'Neal missed both free throws. O'Neal finally made one from the line but Anderson and Malone answered with baskets for an 87-81 bulge with 6:31 left.

Anderson added a driving layup and two free throws around a short hook by Malone as Utah extended the lead to 93-85 with 4:37 left. Malone's two free throws and a steal and layup by Anderson sealed it at 97-85 with 3:27 to go.

"We started running some plays," Malone said. "I had the ball a lot in the fourth quarter. It was Shandon making a lot of great cuts to the basket. You have to get him the ball to reward him."

The only member of the star-studded Lakers to score from the field during the Jazz's burst was reserve forward J.R. Reid.

"Defense is where we are breaking down," Lakers guard Derek Harper said. "In the fourth quarter they got layup after layup. When you are playing catch-up against a team like Utah in the fourth quarter you are really, really going to be in trouble. That's where we were."

John Stockton scored 17 points, Hornacek added 14 and Greg Ostertag contributed 11 and 10 rebounds for Utah, which shot 53 percent (37-of-70) from the field and held a 42-36 edge on the glass.

Rick Fox scored 19 points off the bench and Kobe Bryant added 15 for the Lakers, who shot 42 percent (33-of-79). Rodman grabbed 12 rebounds.

Lakers rookie guard Tyronn Lue, who had played two minutes all season, scored 12 points in 23 minutes. Lue was pressed into duty after Derek Fisher departed early with tendinitis in his knee.

Rodman pulled Malone to the ground and drew a technical in the first quarter, which ended with Utah holding a 24-16 lead. O'Neal scored 10 points in the second quarter as Los Angeles rallied and took a 51-50 halftime edge.

Sloan picked up his first technical with 25 seconds left in the first half and was tossed just 68 seconds into the third quarter. Malone scored 13 points in the period but the Lakers took a 75-74 lead to the final 12 minutes.

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com