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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- INDIANA 28 24 24 21 97 TORONTO 29 24 29 23 105 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: IND - JALEN ROSE 21, AUSTIN CROSHERE 18, DALE DAVIS 14 TOR - VINCE CARTER 24, TRACY MCGRADY 21, ANTONIO DAVIS 16

HIGH REBOUND: IND - DALE DAVIS 10, AUSTIN CROSHERE 6 TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 14, CHARLES OAKLEY 11

HIGH ASSISTS: IND - TRAVIS BEST 7, MARK JACKSON 5 TOR - THREE PLAYERS WITH 6

ATT: 15,774


Extended Box

INDIANA (97) AT TORONTO (105)

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

D DAVIS F 36 5-11 4-4 4 6 10 0 1 1 1 14 ROSE F 42 8-20 5-7 0 4 4 2 1 0 1 21 SMITS C 20 5-6 2-2 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 12 JACKSON G 28 3-8 0-0 1 2 3 5 2 0 2 7 MILLER G 34 1-8 4-4 1 3 4 4 1 1 5 6 CROSHERE 25 7-11 3-3 2 4 6 0 3 0 1 18 HARRINGTON 14 3-5 2-2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 8 BEST 20 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 7 1 3 2 0 PERKINS 14 3-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 7 MULLIN 7 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 J BENDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION FOSTER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-79 20-22 8 27 35 19 18 6 15 97 (.468) (.909) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 16(9 PTS)

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

CARTER F 39 10-23 4-4 1 1 2 3 4 0 1 24 OAKLEY F 34 6-12 2-2 4 7 11 6 2 3 2 15 DAVIS C 38 5-16 6-8 6 8 14 0 1 1 3 16 MCGRADY G 31 9-12 3-4 1 6 7 6 5 0 3 21 A WILLIAMS G 17 2-5 0-0 2 0 2 6 3 0 0 4 K WILLIS 26 3-10 3-4 5 4 9 2 0 0 2 9 BROWN 26 3-8 0-0 0 2 2 3 4 0 0 8 BOGUES 14 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 3 2 1 1 0 CURRY 15 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 8 CHRISTIE DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION THOMAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-94 18-22 20 30 50 32 22 5 13 105 (.436) (.818) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 14(18 PTS)

INDIANA 28 24 24 21 - 97 TORONTO 29 24 29 23 - 105

BLOCKED SHOTS: INDIANA - D DAVIS 3, ROSE 2, BEST, HARRINGTON, JACKSON, MULLIN, SMITS, CROSHERE. TORONTO - MCGRADY 2, DAVIS 2, CARTER, K WILLIS, BROWN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: INDIANA 3-16 (.188), ROSE 0-4, JACKSON 1-3, MILLER 0-1, CROSHERE 1-4, BEST 0-1, PERKINS 1-2, MULLIN 0-1. TORONTO 5-14 (.357), CARTER 0-1, OAKLEY 1-1, MCGRADY 0-1, BROWN 2-7, CURRY 2-4. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, MIKE CALLAHAN, BILL KENNEDY. A - 15,774. T - 2:05.


Box Score

INDIANA (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Davis 36 5-11 4-4 4-10 0 1 14 Rose 42 8-20 5-7 0-4 2 1 21 Smits 20 5-6 2-2 0-4 0 3 12 Jackson 28 3-8 0-0 1-3 5 2 7 Miller 34 1-8 4-4 1-4 4 1 6 Croshere 25 7-11 3-3 2-6 0 3 18 Harrington 14 3-5 2-2 0-0 1 2 8 Best 20 0-3 0-0 0-1 7 1 0 Perkins 14 3-4 0-0 0-2 0 3 7 Mullin 7 2-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 4 J Bender DNP - coach's decision Foster DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-79 20-22 8-35 19 18 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.468, FT-.909. 3-Point Goals: 3-16, .188 (Rose 0-4, Jackson 1-3, Miller 0-1, Croshere 1-4, Best 0-1, Perkins 1-2, Mullin 0-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 11 (D Davis 3, Rose 2, Best, Harrington, Jackson, Mullin, Smits, Croshere). Turnovers: 16 (Miller 5, Best 2, Jackson 2, Croshere, D Davis, Harrington, Perkins, Rose, Smits). Steals: 6 (Best 3, D Davis, Miller, Mullin).

TORONTO (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 39 10-23 4-4 1-2 3 4 24 Oakley 34 6-12 2-2 4-11 6 2 15 Davis 38 5-16 6-8 6-14 0 1 16 Mcgrady 31 9-12 3-4 1-7 6 5 21 A Williams 17 2-5 0-0 2-2 6 3 4 K Willis 26 3-10 3-4 5-9 2 0 9 Brown 26 3-8 0-0 0-2 3 4 8 Bogues 14 0-2 0-0 1-1 3 2 0 Curry 15 3-6 0-0 0-2 3 1 8 Christie DNP - sprained right ankle Stewart DNP - coach's decision Thomas DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-94 18-22 20-50 32 22 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.436, FT-.818. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Carter 0-1, Oakley 1-1, Mcgrady 0-1, Brown 2-7, Curry 2-4). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 7 (Mcgrady 2, Davis 2, Carter, K Willis, Brown). Turnovers: 14 (Davis 3, Mcgrady 3, K Willis 2, Oakley 2, Bogues, Carter, Curry). Steals: 5 (Oakley 3, Bogues, Davis). ____________________________________________ Indiana 28 24 24 21 - 97 Toronto 29 24 29 23 - 105 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,774. T: 2:05. Officials: Ron Garretson, Mike Callahan, Bill Kennedy.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Tracy McGrady got the start and also provided the finish.

In his first start of the season, McGrady scored 21 points, including a key alley-oop layup down the stretch, to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 105-97 victory over the Indiana Pacers, who had a six-game winning streak snapped.

With guard Doug Christie nursing an ankle injury, McGrady moved into the starting lineup. The 21-year-old swingman also collected seven rebounds and six assists as the Raptors snapped a two-game losing streak.

"Starting the game wasn't a weight on my back," said McGrady, who made 9-of-12 shots. "I just tried to do the things I'm comfortable with. I think it's better if I start but it doesn't matter to me. Whatever my role is, I'll do my best."

"I told him as he was going on the floor that if he wasn't going to do anything he would be sitting beside me on the bench," Raptors coach Butch Carter said.

Vince Carter scored 24 points and Antonio Davis victimized his former team with 16 points and 14 rebounds as Toronto ended Indiana's longest regular-season winning streak since April 1998.

"I'm glad it's over. I'll sleep well tonight," said Davis, who spent his first six seasons with the Pacers before being traded to Toronto during the offseason. "I'm very happy about beating them but after losing the two previous games, we really needed to win."

"We knew Antonio would be up for the game," Pacers coach Larry Bird said. "Toronto has a nice little team. Their shooters shoot and their rebounders rebound."

McGrady also helped hold Pacers guard Reggie Miller to just six points on 1-of-8 shooting. Miller had been averaging better than 24 points over his last five games but never found the range and committed two turnovers down the stretch.

"On the scorecard, Toronto sure was effective in shutting me down," Miller said. "I probably should have been more aggressive in creating opportunities."

Jalen Rose scored 21 points and Austin Croshere added a career-high 18 for Indiana, which was outrebounded 50-35 and made just 3-of-16 3-pointers.

"They hurt us on second-chance points," Croshere said. "This game was disappointing. The games you play against teams in your own division should be must wins."

Croshere scored nine points in an 11-2 run, including a layup that gave Indiana its last lead at 91-90 with seven minutes to go. Toronto responded with a decisive 15-4 burst, started by a hook shot by Kevin Willis that gave the Raptors the lead for good.

A free throw by McGrady pushed the edge to 95-93 with 4:03 to go and Charles Oakley made a layup before throwing a lob pass that McGrady turned into a layup for a 99-93 lead with 2:46 to play.

Miller committed an offensive foul and stepped out of bounds around a tip-in by Carter. Indiana's Dale Davis made a pair of free throws, but Antonio Davis countered with a driving bank shot and Carter sealed it with a fadeaway jumper in the lane for a 105-95 bulge with 40 seconds left.

"I was wanting to win the game for the wrong reasons at times," Antonio Davis said. "I was rushing shots. That comes from being excited about playing against that team and being excited about beating them."

Oakley had a season-high 15 points and 11 rebounds and Willis added nine and nine for the Raptors, who shot 44 percent (41-of-94) and grabbed 20 offensive boards. Oakley and Alvin Williams handed out six assists apiece.

"Tonight we went to war and we got on the offensive backboard like we hadn't all year," Butch Carter said. "We didn't give up easy shots. It helped us that Oakley was making shots early because it spread things out."

Dale Davis had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Rik Smits scored 12 points for the Pacers, who shot 47 percent (37-of-79) and made 20-of-22 free throws.

"Our older guys didn't play (well)," Bird said. "Offensive rebounds really hurt us. Toronto scored a lot of layups in the first half. We just didn't play well."

Carter and Antonio Davis scored 10 points apiece in the first half as Toronto grabbed a 53-52 lead. Rose kept the Pacers close with 16 first-half points, but McGrady scored 10 points in the third period as the Raptors widened the advantage to 82-76 entering the final quarter.

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