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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- INDIANA 28 25 19 37 109 TORONTO 16 27 20 36 99 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: IND - DALE DAVIS 21, RIK SMITS 18, REGGIE MILLER 17 TOR - VINCE CARTER 29, TRACY MCGRADY 21, KEVIN WILLIS 15

HIGH REBOUND: IND - ANTONIO DAVIS 9, DALE DAVIS 7 TOR - KEVIN WILLIS 19, TRACY MCGRADY 10

HIGH ASSISTS: IND - MARK JACKSON 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 TOR - DOUG CHRISTIE 8, VINCE CARTER 7

ATT: 19,427


Extended Box

INDIANA (109) AT TORONTO (99)

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

D DAVIS F 37 7-11 7-9 2 5 7 0 0 0 0 21 MULLIN F 20 4-11 0-0 0 4 4 0 1 1 1 10 SMITS C 21 7-8 4-4 1 1 2 1 5 0 4 18 JACKSON G 29 4-6 2-2 0 2 2 9 1 0 1 10 MILLER G 35 4-10 7-7 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 17 BEST 19 3-7 5-6 0 1 1 3 5 3 0 13 A DAVIS 34 2-7 4-5 4 5 9 1 5 1 3 8 MCKEY 13 0-5 0-0 4 2 6 2 4 0 1 0 PERKINS 4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 ROSE 28 3-11 3-4 1 3 4 3 1 0 1 9 CROSHERE DNP - COACH'S DECISION HOIBERG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-77 32-37 12 26 38 21 22 5 11 109 (.455) (.865) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 11(12 PTS)

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

CARTER F 41 11-25 7-9 2 3 5 7 4 1 2 29 OAKLEY F 37 3-8 0-0 6 3 9 2 5 1 2 6 K WILLIS C 36 5-19 5-6 8 11 19 1 5 1 1 15 CHRISTIE G 34 5-8 2-2 0 1 1 8 4 4 0 12 A WILLIAMS G 12 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 BROWN 23 3-11 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 9 MCGRADY 29 9-19 3-7 7 3 10 1 6 1 0 21 STEWART 14 1-2 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 THOMAS 7 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 WALLACE 7 2-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 MARKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION SLATER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-98 18-26 28 24 52 20 30 8 10 99 (.398) (.692) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 12(14 PTS)

INDIANA 28 25 19 37 - 109 TORONTO 16 27 20 36 - 99

BLOCKED SHOTS: INDIANA - D DAVIS 4, MULLIN 2, MCKEY, MILLER, A DAVIS, JACKSON, ROSE. TORONTO - CARTER 5, STEWART 3, CHRISTIE 2, MCGRADY, THOMAS, OAKLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: INDIANA 7-16 (.438), MULLIN 2-5, JACKSON 0-2, MILLER 2-4, BEST 2-3, PERKINS 1-1, ROSE 0-1. TORONTO 3-13 (.231), CARTER 0-1, CHRISTIE 0-2, A WILLIAMS 0-1, BROWN 3-8, MCGRADY 0-1. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - OAKLEY. OFFICIALS: TED BERNHARDT, MARC DAVIS, BERNIE FRYER. A - 19,427. T - 2:14.


Box Score

INDIANA (109) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Davis 37 7-11 7-9 2-7 0 0 21 Mullin 20 4-11 0-0 0-4 0 1 10 Smits 21 7-8 4-4 1-2 1 5 18 Jackson 29 4-6 2-2 0-2 9 1 10 Miller 35 4-10 7-7 0-3 2 0 17 Best 19 3-7 5-6 0-1 3 5 13 A Davis 34 2-7 4-5 4-9 1 5 8 Mckey 13 0-5 0-0 4-6 2 4 0 Perkins 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 Rose 28 3-11 3-4 1-4 3 1 9 Croshere DNP - coach's decision Hoiberg DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-77 32-37 12-38 21 22 109 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.455, FT-.865. 3-Point Goals: 7-16, .438 (Mullin 2-5, Jackson 0-2, Miller 2-4, Best 2-3, Perkins 1-1, Rose 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 11 (D Davis 4, Mullin 2, Mckey, Miller, A Davis, Jackson, Rose). Turnovers: 11 (Smits 4, A Davis 3, Jackson, Mckey, Mullin, Rose). Steals: 5 (Best 3, A Davis, Mullin).

TORONTO (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 41 11-25 7-9 2-5 7 4 29 Oakley 37 3-8 0-0 6-9 2 5 6 K Willis 36 5-19 5-6 8-19 1 5 15 Christie 34 5-8 2-2 0-1 8 4 12 A Williams 12 0-2 0-0 1-3 1 1 0 Brown 23 3-11 0-0 1-2 0 3 9 Mcgrady 29 9-19 3-7 7-10 1 6 21 Stewart 14 1-2 0-0 2-2 0 1 2 Thomas 7 0-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Wallace 7 2-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 5 Marks DNP - coach's decision Slater DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-98 18-26 28-52 20 30 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.398, FT-.692. 3-Point Goals: 3-13, .231 (Carter 0-1, Christie 0-2, A Williams 0-1, Brown 3-8, Mcgrady 0-1). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 13 (Carter 5, Stewart 3, Christie 2, Mcgrady, Thomas, Oakley). Turnovers: 12 (Carter 2, Oakley 2, Stewart 2, Wallace 2, Brown, K Willis). Steals: 8 (Christie 4, Carter, K Willis, Mcgrady, Oakley). ____________________________________________ Indiana 28 25 19 37 - 109 Toronto 16 27 20 36 - 99 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 1 (Oakley, 0:15 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,427. T: 2:14. Officials: Ted Bernhardt, Marc Davis, Bernie Fryer.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Dale Davis showed the Toronto Raptors he has been working on his foul shooting.

Davis scored a season-high 21 points and uncharacteristically made 7-of-9 free throws as the Indiana Pacers never trailed in a 109-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors, who have lost four straight games.

An eight-year veteran, Davis is a powerful inside player but has always had problems from the line. He came into this season with a career mark of just over 50 percent, missing more than he has made over the last three years.

However, Davis has boosted his percentage to 57.3 this season and made the Raptors pay for their late-game strategy. He sank 4-of-6 foul shots in the final 2:11 and the Pacers held on to snap a two-game losing streak.

"I was pretty confident down the stretch," Davis said.

"We needed to foul and take some chances, get it to a two-possession game, but we couldn't get there," Toronto coach Butch Carter said.

Rik Smits scored 18 points and Reggie Miller added 17 for the Pacers, who sank 32-of-37 free throws as they improved to 10-1 all-time against Toronto. Davis also had four of Indiana's 11 blocks.

"They kept committing fouls and we kept converting," Pacers coach Larry Bird said. "Down the stretch, we hit some free throws. Dale Davis did a nice job."

Rookie Vince Carter scored 29 points and cousin Tracy McGrady added a season-high 21 for the Raptors (18-18), who remained tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for ninth place in the Eastern Conference, one game behind the Philadelphia 76ers. Toronto visits Philadelphia on Wednesday.

"They hit their free throws and they seemed to pick up all the loose balls and turn them into 3s," Carter said.

"It's good to see the respect we're getting, but we have to dress this up and get back in the win column," Raptors coach Butch Carter said. "The next games are double hits because you can hurt them in the loss column and gain on them in the win column."

Davis scored seven points in the decisive first period, when Indiana shot 50 percent (11-of-22) from the field and limited Toronto to 21 percent (6-of-28), opening a 28-16 lead.

"The main thing was that I wanted to get off to a good start," Davis said. "I got some easy baskets at the beginning. We wanted to be more focused tonight."

"We had a slow first quarter and that hurt us," Carter said. "We have to match our opponents' intensity because they are coming into beat us."

Miller scored the final four points of the first quarter and a 3-pointer by Sam Perkins began the second period, giving the Pacers their largest lead at 31-16. Perkins left less than two minutes later with a dislocated right pinky and did not return.

"We wanted to establish ourselves early and we did that," said Miller. "We wanted to set the tone on the defensive end. We got some easy baskets and set the pace."

The Raptors closed to 53-43 at halftime and a jumper by Charles Oakley capped a 10-2 burst that cut the deficit to four points with 10:02 left in the third quarter. Davis responded with a jumper that triggered a 6-0 run for Indiana.

The Pacers led 72-63 after three quarters and held on behind reserve guard Travis Best, who scored all 13 of his points in the final period. The Raptors pulled within six points twice early in the quarter and Best answered with 3-pointers each time.

Davis made 1-of-2 free throws with 2:11 to go, giving Indiana a 96-86 lead. Dee Brown made a 3-pointer and Toronto fouled Davis, who again made 1-of-2 with 1:48 left. With the Pacers holding a 99-93 edge, Davis sank a pair from the line with 1:01 remaining.

Mark Jackson had 10 points and nine assists and Chris Mullin contributed 10 points for the Pacers, who shot 45.5 percent (35-of-77), including 7-of-16 from behind the arc.

"They have veteran power players and they have been physical players all their lives," Davis said. "Toronto never quits; a team like that is dangerous. They're scrappy and they can hurt you."

Indiana also welcomed back forward Derrick Mckey, who had missed the entire season with a strained right quadricep. McKey played 13 minutes and missed all five shots but did grab five rebounds.

"I was definitely rusty," McKey said. "They were all pretty much layups that I missed. It will take a while to get into the flow, but there were no setbacks. They are a young and very athletic team, so it was a very good test."

"I think they activated Derrick McKey to put him on Vince," Butch Carter said. "I thought Vince had his most unproductive night and that was a nice personnel move by them. Those minutes that McKey was on Vince kept Chris Mullin off of Vince."

Kevin Willis had 15 points and a team season-high 19 rebounds for the Raptors, who shot under 40 percent (39-of-98) and made 18-of-26 free throws. McGrady pulled down 10 rebounds and Doug Christie had 12 points and eight assists.

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