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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PORTLAND 14 29 29 33 105 PHOENIX 27 25 18 13 83 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: POR - ARVYDAS SABONIS 23, STEVE SMITH 22, RASHEED WALLACE 16 PHO - CLIFF ROBINSON 23, JASON KIDD 17, RODNEY ROGERS 16

HIGH REBOUND: POR - ARVYDAS SABONIS 10, SCOTTIE PIPPEN 9 PHO - RODNEY ROGERS 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: POR - SCOTTIE PIPPEN 7, DAMON STOUDAMIRE 7 PHO - JASON KIDD 8, RANDY LIVINGSTON 3


Extended Box

PORTLAND (105) AT PHOENIX (83)

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

SCHREMPF F 31 2-7 5-6 0 3 3 1 4 3 1 9 WALLACE F 22 8-11 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 16 SABONIS C 32 6-7 11-11 1 9 10 2 2 1 1 23 PIPPEN G 41 5-13 1-1 2 7 9 7 2 6 3 13 STOUDAMIRE G 36 4-13 0-0 0 1 1 7 2 1 1 9 B GRANT 15 3-5 2-2 0 2 2 0 5 0 1 8 SMITH 29 6-12 7-10 3 0 3 3 3 0 1 22 ANTHONY 14 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 ONEAL 13 0-0 0-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 WELLS 7 1-4 3-4 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5 AUGMON DNP - COACH'S DECISION HARVEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-74 29-36 8 28 36 23 23 13 10 105 (.473) (.806) TEAM REBS: 17 TOTAL TO: 11(8 PTS)

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

GUGLIOTTA F 26 3-9 1-2 1 5 6 1 5 0 4 7 ROBINSON F 37 9-18 4-6 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 23 LONGLEY C 26 3-5 0-0 1 3 4 1 4 0 2 6 BAILEY G 18 1-4 1-2 1 3 4 0 3 0 2 3 KIDD G 40 6-15 5-8 1 5 6 8 3 3 4 17 DAY 18 0-3 0-4 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 ROGERS 31 6-12 4-4 7 3 10 2 3 0 2 16 BLOUNT 19 1-2 3-4 3 0 3 1 4 0 1 5 LIVINGSTON 22 3-8 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 6 WEST 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 CHAPMAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION O MILLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-76 18-30 15 22 37 17 30 4 18 83 (.421) (.600) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 18(25 PTS)

PORTLAND 14 29 29 33 - 105 PHOENIX 27 25 18 13 - 83

BLOCKED SHOTS: PORTLAND - PIPPEN, SABONIS, B GRANT, ONEAL. PHOENIX - DAY 2, ROGERS, LIVINGSTON, GUGLIOTTA, ROBINSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PORTLAND 6-17 (.353), SCHREMPF 0-1, WALLACE 0-1, PIPPEN 2-6, STOUDAMIRE 1-4, SMITH 3-4, ANTHONY 0-1. PHOENIX 1-9 (.111), ROBINSON 1-2, BAILEY 0-1, KIDD 0-1, DAY 0-2, ROGERS 0-2, LIVINGSTON 0-1. TECHNICALS: PORTLAND - HEAD COACH DUNLEAVY 2 (EJECTED), ILLEGAL DEFENSE, B GRANT, WALLACE 2 (EJECTED), PIPPEN, WELLS, PHOENIX - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: TED BERNHARDT, LEON WOOD, TONY BROTHERS. A - 19,023. T - 2:17.


Box Score

PORTLAND (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Schrempf 31 2-7 5-6 0-3 1 4 9 Wallace 22 8-11 0-0 1-3 1 2 16 Sabonis 32 6-7 11-11 1-10 2 2 23 Pippen 41 5-13 1-1 2-9 7 2 13 Stoudamire 36 4-13 0-0 0-1 7 2 9 B Grant 15 3-5 2-2 0-2 0 5 8 Smith 29 6-12 7-10 3-3 3 3 22 Anthony 14 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 Oneal 13 0-0 0-2 1-3 0 2 0 Wells 7 1-4 3-4 0-1 1 1 5 Augmon DNP - coach's decision Harvey DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-74 29-36 8-36 23 23 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.473, FT-.806. 3-Point Goals: 6-17, .353 (Schrempf 0-1, Wallace 0-1, Pippen 2-6, Stoudamire 1-4, Smith 3-4, Anthony 0-1). Team rebounds: 17. Blocked shots: 4 (Pippen, Sabonis, B Grant, Oneal). Turnovers: 11 (Pippen 3, B Grant, Oneal, Sabonis, Schrempf, Smith, Stoudamire, Wallace). Steals: 13 (Pippen 6, Schrempf 3, Anthony, Sabonis, Stoudamire, Wallace).

PHOENIX (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gugliotta 26 3-9 1-2 1-6 1 5 7 Robinson 37 9-18 4-6 1-3 0 2 23 Longley 26 3-5 0-0 1-4 1 4 6 Bailey 18 1-4 1-2 1-4 0 3 3 Kidd 40 6-15 5-8 1-6 8 3 17 Day 18 0-3 0-4 0-1 1 3 0 Rogers 31 6-12 4-4 7-10 2 3 16 Blount 19 1-2 3-4 3-3 1 4 5 Livingston 22 3-8 0-0 0-0 3 1 6 West 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Chapman DNP - coach's decision O Miller DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-76 18-30 15-37 17 30 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.421, FT-.600. 3-Point Goals: 1-9, .111 (Robinson 1-2, Bailey 0-1, Kidd 0-1, Day 0-2, Rogers 0-2, Livingston 0-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 6 (Day 2, Rogers, Livingston, Gugliotta, Robinson). Turnovers: 18 (Gugliotta 4, Kidd 4, Bailey 2, Longley 2, Rogers 2, Blount, Day, Robinson, West). Steals: 4 (Kidd 3, Livingston). ____________________________________________ Portland 14 29 29 33 - 105 Phoenix 27 25 18 13 - 83 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Portland 8 (Head Coach Dunleavy 2 (ejected), 11:39 1st, 8:49 3rd; Illegal Defense, 3:48 1st; B Grant, 4:51 2nd; Wallace 2 (ejected), 9:17 3rd; Pippen, 6:03 3rd; Wells, 8:17 4th). Phoenix 1 (Illegal Defense, 8:39 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,023. T: 2:17. Officials: Ted Bernhardt, Leon Wood, Tony Brothers.


Game Story

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Are a 15-point first-half deficit and eight technical fouls something to worry about? Not for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Arvydas Sabonis scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in his return to the lineup as the Trail Blazers doubled up the Phoenix Suns in the second half for their fourth straight victory, 105-83.

Portland has won 10 of its last 11 contests and climbed within 2 1/2 games of the Los Angeles Lakers for first place in the Pacific Division. Phoenix lost for the fourth time in five games and fell for just the fifth time in 20 home contests.

The Blazers scored 12 straight points and opened an 86-74 lead with 6:24 left on two free throws by Sabonis, a 7-3 center who had missed the last three games with a respiratory illness. Scottie Pippen scored five points in that spurt.

"We have seven new players on the team," point guard Damon Stoudamire said. "We're still getting to know each other. On paper we're a better team. By the end of the season, we'll be better."

Portland outscored Phoenix 62-31 in the second half, including 33-13 in the fourth quarter, and thoroughly dominated the Suns. The Blazers shot 50 percent (17-of-34) in the final 24 minutes while holding Phoenix to 26 percent (9-of-35).

The Blazers went 3-1 against the Suns this season and trailed by at least 15 points in each contest.

"There's no give-up in our team," said Blazers coach Mike Dunleavy, who was ejected. "We know we've got the ability to come back from big deficits and win."

Steve Smith scored 22 points for Portland but did not start due to the flu, ending his streak of 336 straight starts. The last game he did not start was January 28, 1995 with Atlanta against Charlotte.

Portland's Rasheed Wallace added 16 points in the first half before being ejected with 9:17 left in the third quarter after screaming at the officials. He had to be restrained by his teammates.

Dunleavy earned his second technical 28 seconds after Wallace and also was ejected. Pippen, Brian Grant and Bonzi Wells were hit with one apiece and there was an illegal defense technical.

"It was quite interesting to say the least," Dunleavy added. "I got it and I got ejected and again I thought our coaching staff stepped up and did a great job and our players stepped up and did a great job."

Sabonis converted all 11 of his free throws to help Portland shoot 81 percent (29-of-36). The Blazers hit 18 consecutive foul shots in the second half.

Former Blazer Cliff Robinson scored 23 points, Jason Kidd added 17 and Corie Blount had 16 and 10 rebounds for Phoenix, which shot 42 percent (32-of-76) from the floor and 60 percent (18-of-30) from the line.

"It's pretty much the way the series has been with Portland," Kidd said. "We've always led by (15) and for some odd reason, they just come storming back and take the lead and don't turn back."

"We're in a Catch-22 right now," Suns coach Scott Skiles said. "We're not in good enough shape as a team and now we're low on bodies and it's hard to work the big-minute guys too hard."

Portland scored a season-low 14 first-quarter points and trailed 43-28 with five minutes left in the first half and 52-43 at halftime.

The Blazers opened the third quarter with a 15-5 run to gain a 58-57 lead with 6:23 left. Sabonis scored six points, including a layup to close that burst, as Portland held Phoenix without a basket for the first 6:50 of the half.

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