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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 26 20 21 15 82 VANCOUVER 20 22 16 22 80 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CLE - SHAWN KEMP 24, BREVIN KNIGHT 16, LAMOND MURRAY 13 VAN - MICHAEL DICKERSON 23, GRANT LONG 13, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 11

HIGH REBOUND: CLE - SHAWN KEMP 11, ANDREW DECLERCQ 10 VAN - OTHELLA HARRINGTON 10, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 7

HIGH ASSISTS: CLE - BOB SURA 11, BREVIN KNIGHT 3 VAN - MIKE BIBBY 4, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 2

ATT: 13,161


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (82) AT VANCOUVER (80)

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

KEMP F 28 10-18 4-5 6 5 11 2 5 1 6 24 MURRAY F 33 4-9 5-6 0 5 5 0 2 2 4 13 BRYANT C 29 3-5 0-0 1 4 5 0 3 2 2 6 KNIGHT G 35 7-17 2-2 0 2 2 3 3 2 1 16 SURA G 39 3-9 1-2 0 5 5 11 1 1 3 7 MILLER 22 2-10 1-2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 DECLERCQ 26 2-5 0-0 3 7 10 2 4 1 2 4 M HENDRICKSON 11 1-3 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 2 C HENDERSON 17 2-5 1-1 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 5 DAVID DNP - COACH'S DECISION PERSON DNP - PERSONAL REASONS STACK DNP - DEHYDRATION

TOTALS 240 34-81 14-18 13 32 45 19 22 10 20 82 (.420) (.778) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 23(24 PTS)

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

ABDUR-RAHIM F 32 4-10 3-3 2 5 7 2 2 1 5 11 HARRINGTON F 33 4-9 0-0 2 8 10 2 5 2 2 8 REEVES C 20 2-4 0-0 2 0 2 2 3 0 0 4 BIBBY G 30 2-11 3-3 0 2 2 4 2 0 4 7 DICKERSON G 34 10-21 2-3 1 5 6 1 2 3 2 23 CARR 6 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 WEST 21 1-5 1-2 0 2 2 2 3 1 1 3 LONG 28 4-6 5-6 1 4 5 1 3 2 2 13 SCOTT 21 2-7 2-2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 PALACIO 15 2-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 4 LOPEZ DNP - COACH'S DECISION PRICE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-76 16-19 8 30 38 16 21 10 19 80 (.408) (.842) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 20(23 PTS)

CLEVELAND 26 20 21 15 - 82 VANCOUVER 20 22 16 22 - 80

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - DECLERCQ 3, KEMP 2. VANCOUVER - ABDUR-RAHIM 3, HARRINGTON 2, BIBBY, LONG. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 0-7 (.000), MURRAY 0-1, KNIGHT 0-1, SURA 0-4, C HENDERSON 0-1. VANCOUVER 2-10 (.200), ABDUR-RAHIM 0-1, BIBBY 0-2, DICKERSON 1-3, WEST 0-1, SCOTT 1-3. TECHNICALS: VANCOUVER - HEAD COACH HOLLINS. OFFICIALS: MIKE CALLAHAN, JACK NIES, RODNEY MOTT. A - 13,161. T - 2:11.


Box Score

CLEVELAND (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kemp 28 10-18 4-5 6-11 2 5 24 Murray 33 4-9 5-6 0-5 0 2 13 Bryant 29 3-5 0-0 1-5 0 3 6 Knight 35 7-17 2-2 0-2 3 3 16 Sura 39 3-9 1-2 0-5 11 1 7 Miller 22 2-10 1-2 2-2 1 0 5 Declercq 26 2-5 0-0 3-10 2 4 4 M Hendrickson 11 1-3 0-0 0-3 0 2 2 C Henderson 17 2-5 1-1 1-2 0 2 5 David DNP - coach's decision Person DNP - personal reasons Stack DNP - dehydration _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-81 14-18 13-45 19 22 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.420, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 0-7, .000 (Murray 0-1, Knight 0-1, Sura 0-4, C Henderson 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 5 (Declercq 3, Kemp 2). Turnovers: 23 (Kemp 6, Murray 4, Sura 3, Bryant 2, C Henderson 2, Declercq 2, Knight). Steals: 10 (Bryant 2, Knight 2, Murray 2, C Henderson, Declercq, Kemp, Sura).

VANCOUVER (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Abdur-rahim 32 4-10 3-3 2-7 2 2 11 Harrington 33 4-9 0-0 2-10 2 5 8 Reeves 20 2-4 0-0 2-2 2 3 4 Bibby 30 2-11 3-3 0-2 4 2 7 Dickerson 34 10-21 2-3 1-6 1 2 23 Carr 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 West 21 1-5 1-2 0-2 2 3 3 Long 28 4-6 5-6 1-5 1 3 13 Scott 21 2-7 2-2 0-1 1 1 7 Palacio 15 2-2 0-0 0-2 1 0 4 Lopez DNP - coach's decision Price DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-76 16-19 8-38 16 21 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.408, FT-.842. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (Abdur-rahim 0-1, Bibby 0-2, Dickerson 1-3, West 0-1, Scott 1-3). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 7 (Abdur-rahim 3, Harrington 2, Bibby, Long). Turnovers: 20 (Abdur-rahim 5, Bibby 4, Dickerson 2, Harrington 2, Long 2, Palacio 2, Scott, West). Steals: 10 (Dickerson 3, Harrington 2, Long 2, Abdur-rahim, Scott, West). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 26 20 21 15 - 82 Vancouver 20 22 16 22 - 80 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Vancouver 1 (Head Coach Hollins, 5:42 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,161. T: 2:11. Officials: Mike Callahan, Jack Nies, Rodney Mott.


Game Story

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Shawn Kemp had nine of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a late charge to remain unbeaten against the Vancouver Grizzlies, 82-80.

Leading 67-58 entering the final period, the Cavaliers appeared to be cruising to their seventh straight win in the series. But what was supposed to be one of the easier games on a seven-game West Coast trip turned into a nail-biter when Vancouver opened the final period with a 14-4 run to take a 72-71 lead with 4:49 to play.

Kemp snapped a 76-76 tie on a dunk with just under three minutes left and made a free throw before hitting an 18-footer for an 81-78 lead with 31 seconds left.

He finished 10-of-18 from the floor and played most of the fourth quarter with five fouls for the Cavaliers, who improved to 1-1 on their road trip with visits to Sacramento, Seattle, the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State and Phoenix still ahead of them.

"If it's ugly, we'll take it. We've lost a lot of ugly games this year," Kemp said. "When you're on the road, you do anything to win. We got off to a good start, but they battled back. With the rule changes this year, you basically have to learn how to play when you're in foul trouble.

"I asked for the ball at the end of the game," he added. "You don't play this game and not want to be the guy to step it up at the end of a ballgame. That's what you play for. They expect that from me here."

Vancouver's Michael Dickerson scored 23 points but missed an open 20-footer with 16 seconds left before Shareef Abdur-Rahim's potential tying 3-pointer clanged off the rim with 10 seconds remaining.

"I felt like the shot was good," Abdur-Rahim said. "It looked like it was going in, but unfortunately it scooped out."

The Grizzlies are 0-2 since an inspiring 4-1 road trip and slipped to 5-13 at GM Place, matching their dismal record away from home.

Grant Long scored a season-high 13 points off the bench and sparked Vancouver's comeback after coach Lionel Hollins benched most of his starters for a lackluster effort over the first three periods.

Brevin Knight scored 16 points and backcourt mate Bob Sura handed out 11 assists for the Cavs, who shot 42 percent (34-of-81) and held a 45-38 advantage on the boards. Cleveland scored 23 points off turnovers but yielded 24.

"Twenty-four points off our turnovers. If we cut that in half, the game is not close," Cavs coach Randy Wittman said. "We had trouble with 23 turnovers, our defense forced 20, which saved us."

"When you're on the road, you take a win any way, sloppy, beautiful, half-court shot at the buzzer, any win you'll take it," Knight added.

Abdur-Rahim, Vancouver's leading scorer and rebounder, was limited to 11 points and seven boards and played just one minute in the fourth quarter. Dickerson and Bibby combined for just four minutes in the final period, but Hollins relented and installed all three starters for the stretch run.

"Thank you coach," Knight joked about Hollins' move. "What's the coach's name? But I think that group of guys was going so well, he didn't want to break that up."

"(The starters) were struggling," Hollins said. "I was trying to win the game. They have been playing a lot of minutes and those guys off the bench gave us energy, got us back into the game. If I left those guys in there, playing big minutes, we might have got beat by 20 (points)."

Bibby finished 2-of-11 from the field with four turnovers in 30 minutes and Abdur-Rahim was 4-of-10 with five giveaways in 32 minutes.

"I think tonight, more than anything, we lost the game early on," Abdur-Rahim said. "We played hard and got back in the game towards the end. I just want to win if (my sitting) gives us an opportunity for us to win, so be it. In these last couple of games, I don't feel good about how I played, but being my fourth year, I went through something like this before. I've played basketball long enough, I'm sure that I can play the way that I can."

Rookie Milt Palacio was one of the benchwarmers who benefited from Hollins' frustration with his starting five. The 6-3 guard made consecutive driving layups to open the fourth quarter, pulling the Grizzlies within 67-62 with 9:17 to play.

"I know the coach has a lot of confidence in me," Palacio said. "He tells me everyday to play and keep doing what I'm doing and working hard. Obviously, any minutes that I'm getting, I've got to make the best of it and try to work hard and help the team win."

After Kemp dunked, veteran sharpshooter Dennis Scott hit a 3-pointer and a 17-footer to cut the deficit to 69-67 with 7:43 left. Kemp came back with two free throws but Long made a layup and three free throws to put Vancouver in front, 72-71, for the first time since the first quarter.

Cleveland rookie Andre Miller made 1-of-2 from the line and exchanged baskets with Long to forge a 74-74 tie with 4:01 remaining. Lamond Murray hit an 18-footer to put the Cavs back ahead but Othella Harriongton's follow shot knotted the contest for the 11th time before Kemp's dunk put Cleveland ahead to stay with 2:58 to go.

Kemp got off to a hot start, making 5-of-8 shots for 11 points and staking the Cavs to a 26-20 lead after one quarter. The Grizzlies stayed within striking distance by winning the second period, 22-20, but came undone in the third, committing six turnovers and misfiring on 10-of-16 shots to raise the ire of Hollins.

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