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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 22 27 23 31 103 CLEVELAND 27 24 28 18 97 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ORL - CHUCKY ATKINS 22, MONTY WILLIAMS 14, CHRIS GATLING 13 CLE - BOB SURA 28, SHAWN KEMP 18, WESLEY PERSON 14

HIGH REBOUND: ORL - MONTY WILLIAMS 8, CHRIS GATLING 7 CLE - SHAWN KEMP 11, ANDREW DECLERCQ 10

HIGH ASSISTS: ORL - DARRELL ARMSTRONG 6, BO OUTLAW 6 CLE - ANDRE MILLER 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

ATT: 11,731


Extended Box

ORLANDO (103) AT CLEVELAND (97)

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

WALLACE F 17 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 1 4 0 0 0 WILLIAMS F 24 6-13 2-4 2 6 8 2 1 0 1 14 DOLEAC C 15 5-8 2-2 0 3 3 1 4 0 0 12 ABDUL-WAHAD G 17 4-9 0-0 0 1 1 2 5 0 1 8 D ARMSTRONG G 32 2-8 3-5 0 4 4 6 2 2 3 7 GATLING 29 4-8 4-10 1 6 7 1 4 2 3 13 AMAECHI 14 3-4 1-2 0 4 4 3 2 0 0 7 MAGGETTE 18 2-6 0-0 2 3 5 0 1 0 2 4 OUTLAW 28 3-4 1-2 1 3 4 6 3 3 1 7 ATKINS 26 9-19 2-2 0 2 2 5 2 0 0 22 P GARRITY 20 3-6 2-2 1 2 3 0 0 2 1 9 K GARRIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-86 17-29 8 36 44 27 28 9 12 103 (.477) (.586) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13(9 PTS)

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

KEMP F 35 5-15 7-11 3 8 11 4 5 2 3 18 MURRAY F 36 5-11 0-0 0 7 7 5 0 1 3 10 DECLERCQ C 38 4-15 5-6 6 4 10 0 4 1 2 13 MILLER G 31 2-10 5-6 1 3 4 7 5 0 2 9 SURA G 35 11-16 2-2 1 5 6 5 5 1 5 28 PERSON 37 5-13 0-0 0 7 7 0 1 1 1 14 BRAMLETT 5 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 HENDERSON 10 1-5 1-2 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 STACK 13 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 2 BRYANT DNP - FLU KNIGHT DNP - BRUISED RIGHT HIP

TOTALS 240 34-90 20-27 15 36 51 21 24 6 20 97 (.378) (.741) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 21(23 PTS)

ORLANDO 22 27 23 31 - 103 CLEVELAND 27 24 28 18 - 97

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - DOLEAC 3, WALLACE 2, OUTLAW 2, GATLING. CLEVELAND - DECLERCQ 2, PERSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 4-12 (.333), D ARMSTRONG 0-4, GATLING 1-2, ATKINS 2-4, P GARRITY 1-2. CLEVELAND 9-16 (.563), KEMP 1-1, MURRAY 0-1, MILLER 0-1, SURA 4-7, PERSON 4-6. TECHNICALS: CLEVELAND - ASSISTANT COACH BLAIR. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, TOM WASHINGTON, VIOLET PALMER. A - 11,731. T - 2:09.


Box Score

ORLANDO (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Wallace 17 0-1 0-0 1-3 1 4 0 Williams 24 6-13 2-4 2-8 2 1 14 Doleac 15 5-8 2-2 0-3 1 4 12 Abdul-wahad 17 4-9 0-0 0-1 2 5 8 D Armstrong 32 2-8 3-5 0-4 6 2 7 Gatling 29 4-8 4-10 1-7 1 4 13 Amaechi 14 3-4 1-2 0-4 3 2 7 Maggette 18 2-6 0-0 2-5 0 1 4 Outlaw 28 3-4 1-2 1-4 6 3 7 Atkins 26 9-19 2-2 0-2 5 2 22 P Garrity 20 3-6 2-2 1-3 0 0 9 K Garris DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-86 17-29 8-44 27 28 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.477, FT-.586. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (D Armstrong 0-4, Gatling 1-2, Atkins 2-4, P Garrity 1-2). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 8 (Doleac 3, Wallace 2, Outlaw 2, Gatling). Turnovers: 13 (D Armstrong 3, Gatling 3, Maggette 2, Abdul-wahad, Outlaw, P Garrity, Williams). Steals: 9 (Outlaw 3, D Armstrong 2, Gatling 2, P Garrity 2).

CLEVELAND (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kemp 35 5-15 7-11 3-11 4 5 18 Murray 36 5-11 0-0 0-7 5 0 10 Declercq 38 4-15 5-6 6-10 0 4 13 Miller 31 2-10 5-6 1-4 7 5 9 Sura 35 11-16 2-2 1-6 5 5 28 Person 37 5-13 0-0 0-7 0 1 14 Bramlett 5 0-2 0-0 1-1 0 2 0 Henderson 10 1-5 1-2 2-2 0 0 3 Stack 13 1-3 0-0 1-3 0 2 2 Bryant DNP - flu Knight DNP - bruised right hip _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-90 20-27 15-51 21 24 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.378, FT-.741. 3-Point Goals: 9-16, .563 (Kemp 1-1, Murray 0-1, Miller 0-1, Sura 4-7, Person 4-6). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 3 (Declercq 2, Person). Turnovers: 21 (Sura 5, Henderson 3, Kemp 3, Murray 3, Declercq 2, Miller 2, Person, Stack). Steals: 6 (Kemp 2, Declercq, Murray, Person, Sura). ____________________________________________ Orlando 22 27 23 31 - 103 Cleveland 27 24 28 18 - 97 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Cleveland 1 (Assistant Coach Blair, 0:24 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 11,731. T: 2:09. Officials: Joe Forte, Tom Washington, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers overcame the flu, injuries and poor shooting. But they could not overcome Chucky Atkins.

Atkins scored a season-high 22 points and led a fourth-quarter rally as the Orlando Magic defeated the slumping Cavaliers, 103-97, for their season-high fourth straight victory.

The Cavaliers were without flu-ridden forward Mark Bryant and injury-laden guard Brevin Knight and forward Danny Ferry. They endured terrible first-half shooting performances by frontcourt men Shawn Kemp and Andrew DeClercq to take a 79-72 lead into the fourth quarter.

That's when Atkins took over. A 5-11 rookie out of South Florida who made the team as a backup point guard to Darrell Armstrong, he played alongside Armstrong in the final period and sparked the Magic with six points and four assists.

"I knew I could play at this level," Atkins said. "I definitely feel more confident. The more you play, the more comfortable you feel. When you're more comfortable, you're always confident."

"I love role players because I was one," Magic coach Doc Rivers said. "You can be a role player, a star or a bum. Role players are pretty good. What teams win without them?"

Monty Williams collected 14 points and eight rebounds and Chris Gatling added 13 and seven for the Magic (14-11), who are three games over .500 for the first time since ending last season with a 33-17 mark.

Bob Sura scored 28 points for the Cavaliers, who have lost five straight games and three in a row at home. Kemp collected 18 points and 11 rebounds despite foul trouble and DeClercq added 13 and 11.

"I was very pleased with the effort tonight, seeing how we were shorthanded with Mark down and Brevin down," Cavs coach Randy Wittman said. "We didn't make plays down the stretch again. Turnovers in the fourth quarter killed us. We've got to make plays and we didn't."

The Magic opened the fourth period with a 9-1 burst and took an 81-80 lead on a 3-pointer by Gatling with 10:07 to go. Kemp sat down with foul trouble seconds later and Orlando kept control.

A 3-pointer by Sura pulled Cleveland into an 87-87 tie with 6:56 left but a jumper by Pat Garrity gave Orlando the lead for good at 91-89 with 4:47 remaining. Kemp returned shortly thereafter but did not score again.

Gatling hit a jumper and Atkins fed Bo Outlaw for a layup and a 95-89 bulge with 3:04 to play. Atkins sank a jumper between baskets by Sura, then ran down a jump ball tipped by Kemp and was fouled. His two free throws basically sealed the win at 99-93 with 24 seconds left.

"All my shots were in transition tonight," said Atkins, who made 9-of-19 shots. "We're still the unknowns. We just want to come out and win games."

"We have more scorers on our second unit than on our first, when you think about it," Rivers said. "They really play well with each other."

Michael Doleac scored 12 points for the Magic, who shot 48 percent (41-of-86) and survived 12 missed free throws, including six by Gatling. Orlando forced 21 turnovers while committing just 13 and avenged a 104-99 home loss to Cleveland on November 5.

"It seems we play better on the road than we do at home. I know I do," Gatling said. "We're starting to put everything together and making a nice little run. This is one of the game we should have got and we got it. We owed them because they stole one at our place."

Wesley Person scored 14 points and Lamond Murray added 10 for the Cavs, who shot just 38 percent (34-of-90) and held a 51-44 rebounding advantage. Rookie Andre Miller made his first career start in place of Knight and had nine points and seven assists.

Sura scored 14 points as Cleveland bolted to a 27-22 lead after one quarter. But Orlando got back into the game in the second period as Atkins scored 14 points and Kemp could not make a shot. He missed four straight layups and shot an airball from five feet.

"It's the little things," Wittman said. "That's exactly what I just told these guys. It's not the big things, what we're doing from a consistency standpoint. It's loose balls, turnovers, taking care of it, converting layups, converting mistakes and we did a poor job of that."

Cleveland held a 51-49 halftime lead despite Kemp (1-of-10) and DeClercq (1-of-7) shooting a combined 2-of-17. Kemp came alive in the third quarter, scoring 12 points as the Cavs opened a seven-point lead entering the final period.

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