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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MILWAUKEE 30 29 22 29 110 TORONTO 38 20 24 33 115 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIL - GLENN ROBINSON 37, RAY ALLEN 25, SAM CASSELL 24 TOR - VINCE CARTER 47, DOUG CHRISTIE 20, TRACY MCGRADY 15

HIGH REBOUND: MIL - SCOTT WILLIAMS 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7 TOR - CHARLES OAKLEY 12, ANTONIO DAVIS 7

HIGH ASSISTS: MIL - SAM CASSELL 10, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2 TOR - DOUG CHRISTIE 8, CHARLES OAKLEY 7

ATT: 19,246


Extended Box

MILWAUKEE (110) AT TORONTO (115)

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

ROBINSON F 41 16-25 5-7 1 6 7 2 2 0 3 37 S WILLIAMS F 23 3-7 1-1 2 6 8 0 3 2 2 7 JOHNSON C 32 0-2 0-0 4 3 7 2 5 0 1 0 ALLEN G 37 8-16 6-7 2 4 6 2 2 1 2 25 CASSELL G 38 9-16 5-6 0 2 2 10 4 1 2 24 THOMAS 18 4-6 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 3 9 DEL NEGRO 17 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 WORKMAN 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 MANNING 19 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 6 REID 10 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 ELLIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION TRAYLOR DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 44-83 17-21 10 26 36 20 26 5 14 110 (.530) (.810) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 15(24 PTS)

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

CARTER F 43 20-32 4-4 3 2 5 4 5 2 3 47 OAKLEY F 36 3-10 2-2 5 7 12 7 3 1 1 9 DAVIS C 38 3-5 4-4 1 6 7 1 2 0 1 10 CHRISTIE G 32 6-16 5-5 0 1 1 8 4 4 2 20 A WILLIAMS G 17 0-5 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 MCGRADY 31 4-8 6-9 2 3 5 4 1 1 1 15 STEWART 8 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 BOGUES 22 3-5 6-6 0 2 2 5 2 1 0 12 K WILLIS 13 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 LANG DNP - COACH'S DECISION MARKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION THOMAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-84 29-32 11 27 38 31 20 9 9 115 (.464) (.906) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 11(9 PTS)

MILWAUKEE 30 29 22 29 - 110 TORONTO 38 20 24 33 - 115

BLOCKED SHOTS: MILWAUKEE - JOHNSON 3, ROBINSON 2, THOMAS 2, S WILLIAMS, MANNING. TORONTO - CHRISTIE 3, CARTER 2, MCGRADY 2, DAVIS, STEWART. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MILWAUKEE 5-11 (.455), ROBINSON 0-1, ALLEN 3-5, CASSELL 1-4, THOMAS 1-1. TORONTO 8-16 (.500), CARTER 3-3, OAKLEY 1-1, CHRISTIE 3-7, A WILLIAMS 0-2, MCGRADY 1-2, BOGUES 0-1. TECHNICALS: MILWAUKEE - S WILLIAMS, TORONTO - OAKLEY. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, VIOLET PALMER, SEAN CORBIN. A - 19,246. T - 2:28.


Box Score

MILWAUKEE (110) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Robinson 41 16-25 5-7 1-7 2 2 37 S Williams 23 3-7 1-1 2-8 0 3 7 Johnson 32 0-2 0-0 4-7 2 5 0 Allen 37 8-16 6-7 2-6 2 2 25 Cassell 38 9-16 5-6 0-2 10 4 24 Thomas 18 4-6 0-0 1-2 1 2 9 Del Negro 17 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 2 Workman 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Manning 19 3-6 0-0 0-2 0 3 6 Reid 10 0-2 0-0 0-2 1 3 0 Ellis DNP - coach's decision Traylor DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 44-83 17-21 10-36 20 26 110 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.530, FT-.810. 3-Point Goals: 5-11, .455 (Robinson 0-1, Allen 3-5, Cassell 1-4, Thomas 1-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 9 (Johnson 3, Robinson 2, Thomas 2, S Williams, Manning). Turnovers: 15 (Robinson 3, Thomas 3, Allen 2, Cassell 2, S Williams 2, Johnson, Reid). Steals: 5 (S Williams 2, Allen, Cassell, Manning).

TORONTO (115) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 43 20-32 4-4 3-5 4 5 47 Oakley 36 3-10 2-2 5-12 7 3 9 Davis 38 3-5 4-4 1-7 1 2 10 Christie 32 6-16 5-5 0-1 8 4 20 A Williams 17 0-5 0-0 0-2 2 1 0 Mcgrady 31 4-8 6-9 2-5 4 1 15 Stewart 8 0-1 2-2 0-1 0 1 2 Bogues 22 3-5 6-6 0-2 5 2 12 K Willis 13 0-2 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 Lang DNP - coach's decision Marks DNP - coach's decision Thomas DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-84 29-32 11-38 31 20 115 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.464, FT-.906. 3-Point Goals: 8-16, .500 (Carter 3-3, Oakley 1-1, Christie 3-7, A Williams 0-2, Mcgrady 1-2, Bogues 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 9 (Christie 3, Carter 2, Mcgrady 2, Davis, Stewart). Turnovers: 11 (Carter 3, Christie 2, A Williams, Davis, Mcgrady, Oakley). Steals: 9 (Christie 4, Carter 2, Bogues, Mcgrady, Oakley). ____________________________________________ Milwaukee 30 29 22 29 - 110 Toronto 38 20 24 33 - 115 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Milwaukee 1 (S Williams, 0:27 1st). Toronto 1 (Oakley, 8:58 2nd). Flagrant fouls: Toronto 1 (Oakley, 5:46 1st). A: 19,246. T: 2:28. Officials: Ron Garretson, Violet Palmer, Sean Corbin.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Vince Carter didn't make 50, but he carved himself a spot in the Toronto Raptors' record book and more importantly, lifted them to victory.

Carter scored a franchise-record and NBA season-high 47 points, further enhancing his image as the heir to Michael Jordan's throne as the league's most exciting player and leading the Raptors to a 115-110 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Carter's previous career high was 39 points in a 98-92 victory against San Antonio on December 5. Acie Earl and Tracy Murray shared the previous franchise mark, scoring 40 points apiece. Earl was the last to accomplish the feat on April 12, 1996 at Boston.

"Tonight he showed he could make a statement," Toronto coach Butch Carter said of his budding superstar. "We'll see how he comes back tomorrow. How can you guard him when he's making jump shots? At the end of the game, in the last six or seven minutes, he made the right plays for the team. Everyone on the court made a key basket down the stretch."

The 6-7, 215-pound Carter indicated very early that he was headed for a record-setting performance, scoring 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting in the first quarter to stake the Raptors to a 38-30 lead.

"I wanted to step it up for this team," Carter said. "To get up back on track to where we want to be. Shots started falling early and I just felt good tonight."

Toronto trailed 59-58 at the half but Carter exploded for 14 points in the third quarter on a dazzling series of off-balance jumpers and a highlight-reel dunk over a pair of defenders, helping the Raptors jump back in front, 82-81, entering the final period.

Toronto took command with a 16-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters. Carter scored 12 points during the spurt and capped it by grabbing an offensive rebound and slamming it home to give the Raptors a 91-81 cushion with 9:31 to play.

"This is a game we needed to win," Carter said. "We played great defense in the fourth quarter when it really counted."

The reigning Rookie of the Year, who often is compared to fellow high-flying North Carolina alumnus Jordan, added nine points in the final period. Carter finished 20-of-32 from the floor and added five rebounds and four assists.

"I didn't know (how many) I had until I looked up to see my fifth foul," Carter said. "I told Muggsy (Bogues) I needed three free throws, but he didn't pass me the ball."

Jordan scored 50 points 36 times in his illustrious career and last did it on January 21, 1997 against the New York Knicks. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Utah's Karl Malone remains the last player to reach 50, scoring 56 at Golden State on April 7, 1998.

Philadelphia's Allen Iverson and San Antonio's Tim Duncan both scored 46 points earlier this season, but Carter surpassed them when he went in for an uncontested windmill dunk with 4:17 to play that gave Toronto a 99-94 lead.

Doug Christie scored 20 points for the Raptors, who improved to 15-0 when scoring 100 or more points.

"Sometimes you can't find the words to describe Vince Carter," Christie said. "He was incredible. He's starting to make everyone else play better, which is the sign of a true leader."

Glenn Robinson scored a season-high 37 points for the Bucks, who slipped one-half game behind the Raptors for third place in the Central Division. The teams complete their home-and-home series Saturday in Milwaukee.

"Vince Carter hit good shots," Milwaukee coach George Karl said. "I'm disappointed but it was a good game. Toronto is a dangerous team."

Ray Allen, who was selected to the 2000 Olympic squad ahead of Carter, scored 25 points for the Bucks. Milwaukee slipped to 8-11 on the road and has dropped two straight overall.

"Toronto put on a good show for their fans," Allen said. "They caused a lot of electricity. There was no question about what was going on with the Olympic thing. It fueled the fire a little bit. The first play of the game, they went right at me. Next time, it won't be me hitting the floor."

Sam Cassell had 24 points and 10 assists for the Bucks, who shot 53 percent (44-of-83) but yielded 24 points off turnovers while scoring just nine off Toronto giveaways.

"Vince Carter played extremely well," Cassell said. "He did what he had to do to make his team win. He should be trying to do that every night."

Tracy McGrady scored 15 points, Bogues added 12 and Antonio Davis 10 for the Raptors, who shot 46 percent (39-of-84) and outscored the Bucks, 29-17, at the line.

After Carter staked Toronto to an early lead, Robinson caught fire. His 19 points gave Milwaukee a one-point lead at the break before Carter once again imposed his will on the game.

Carter was held to six points in the second quarter but made 5-of-8 from the field and four free throws in the third period. He hit a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws before Christie's 10-footer with 24 seconds left in the quarter gave Toronto an 82-81 lead.

Carter followed two free throws by McGrady with a 3-pointer, a 19-footer and a slam to make it 91-81 with 9:31 to play. His 20 field goals also were a franchise record and an NBA season high.

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