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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 18 25 18 16 77 TORONTO 24 32 14 24 94 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 29, VIN BAKER 11, BRENT BARRY 9 TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 17, TRACY MCGRADY 17, CHARLES OAKLEY 15

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - GARY PAYTON 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 TOR - KEVIN WILLIS 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 11

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 TOR - DOUG CHRISTIE 6, TRACY MCGRADY 5

ATT: 19,800


Extended Box

SEATTLE (77) AT TORONTO (94)

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

BAKER F 35 4-12 3-4 1 5 6 0 2 0 1 11 PATTERSON F 24 3-8 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 8 GRANT C 31 3-7 2-2 1 5 6 3 1 0 2 8 B BARRY G 39 3-9 1-1 0 5 5 2 5 0 0 9 PAYTON G 45 11-21 5-5 0 8 8 6 4 2 3 29 LEWIS 17 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 FOSTER 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DAVIS 19 1-6 0-0 0 4 4 3 2 1 1 2 MCCOY 11 3-3 0-1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 6 PERSON 15 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 2 WILLIAMS 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 STEPANIA DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-74 13-15 3 31 34 15 22 4 9 77 (.405) (.867) TEAM REBS: 2 TOTAL TO: 9(9 PTS)

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

CARTER F 25 6-15 0-0 0 1 1 1 5 0 3 13 OAKLEY F 31 7-9 0-0 0 5 5 2 3 0 2 15 DAVIS C 26 5-11 7-7 2 9 11 1 3 0 1 17 CHRISTIE G 33 2-10 6-8 1 4 5 6 1 0 1 10 A WILLIAMS G 22 3-5 0-0 2 1 3 2 1 1 0 6 MCGRADY 34 8-18 1-3 5 6 11 5 3 2 1 17 K WILLIS 28 5-10 2-2 3 9 12 0 4 2 2 12 THOMAS 10 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 BOGUES 29 0-2 0-0 2 2 4 4 1 1 0 0 LANG 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MARKS 1 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-83 18-22 15 38 53 21 23 6 10 94 (.446) (.818) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 11(12 PTS)

SEATTLE 18 25 18 16 - 77 TORONTO 24 32 14 24 - 94

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - GRANT 3, MCCOY, BAKER. TORONTO - MCGRADY 3, DAVIS 3, BOGUES, CARTER, K WILLIS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 4-15 (.267), B BARRY 2-4, PAYTON 2-6, LEWIS 0-2, DAVIS 0-2, PERSON 0-1. TORONTO 2-10 (.200), CARTER 1-2, OAKLEY 1-2, CHRISTIE 0-4, A WILLIAMS 0-1, MCGRADY 0-1. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - HEAD COACH P WESTPHAL, TORONTO - HEAD COACH CARTER. OFFICIALS: DON VADEN, MARK WUNDERLICH, BENNIE ADAMS. A - 19,800. T - 2:04.


Box Score

SEATTLE (77) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 35 4-12 3-4 1-6 0 2 11 Patterson 24 3-8 2-2 0-1 0 2 8 Grant 31 3-7 2-2 1-6 3 1 8 B Barry 39 3-9 1-1 0-5 2 5 9 Payton 45 11-21 5-5 0-8 6 4 29 Lewis 17 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Foster 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Davis 19 1-6 0-0 0-4 3 2 2 Mccoy 11 3-3 0-1 1-1 0 2 6 Person 15 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 3 2 Williams 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Stepania DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-74 13-15 3-34 15 22 77 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.405, FT-.867. 3-Point Goals: 4-15, .267 (B Barry 2-4, Payton 2-6, Lewis 0-2, Davis 0-2, Person 0-1). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked shots: 5 (Grant 3, Mccoy, Baker). Turnovers: 9 (Payton 3, Grant 2, Baker, Davis, Patterson, Person). Steals: 4 (Payton 2, Davis, Lewis).

TORONTO (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 25 6-15 0-0 0-1 1 5 13 Oakley 31 7-9 0-0 0-5 2 3 15 Davis 26 5-11 7-7 2-11 1 3 17 Christie 33 2-10 6-8 1-5 6 1 10 A Williams 22 3-5 0-0 2-3 2 1 6 Mcgrady 34 8-18 1-3 5-11 5 3 17 K Willis 28 5-10 2-2 3-12 0 4 12 Thomas 10 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 2 2 Bogues 29 0-2 0-0 2-4 4 1 0 Lang 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Marks 1 0-1 2-2 0-0 0 0 2 Stewart DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-83 18-22 15-53 21 23 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.446, FT-.818. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (Carter 1-2, Oakley 1-2, Christie 0-4, A Williams 0-1, Mcgrady 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 9 (Mcgrady 3, Davis 3, Bogues, Carter, K Willis). Turnovers: 11 (Carter 3, K Willis 2, Oakley 2, Christie, Davis, Mcgrady). Steals: 6 (K Willis 2, Mcgrady 2, A Williams, Bogues). ____________________________________________ Seattle 18 25 18 16 - 77 Toronto 24 32 14 24 - 94 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 1 (Head Coach P Westphal, 5:18 3rd). Toronto 1 (Head Coach Carter, 7:19 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,800. T: 2:04. Officials: Don Vaden, Mark Wunderlich, Bennie Adams.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- A lost weekend for the Seattle SuperSonics began with travel problems en route to Boston, where they suffered a 25-point loss on Friday. It ended north of the border with another lackluster performance.

Seattle matched a season low in points and suffered a 94-77 defeat to the Toronto Raptors, who won for just the third time in nine games with its best defensive effort of the season.

"We've been sluggish two games in a row and we have two losses to show for it," Seattle coach Paul Westphal said.

Antonio Davis and Tracy McGrady each had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, while Kevin Willis also had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Toronto's previous best defensive effort came in an 89-85 victory over Detroit on November 16.

"We had a good week of practice and that carried over," Toronto coach Butch Carter said. "Regardless of them playing bad, we needed a win. I think my guys are a little mad. The last words I heard from them as they left the locker room (before the game) was, 'We got to have this game.' "

Gary Payton scored 29 points for Seattle but did not get much support from his teammates. The Sonics, who also were held to 77 points against Los Angeles Lakers on November 30, have dropped two straight following a season-high seven-game winning streak. They conclude their four-game road trip in New York on Monday.

Without indicting specific players, Payton criticized the Sonics for their effort.

"A couple of guys on this team aren't coming to play," he said. "People on this team have take a good look at themselves. We were on a high and now we're on a low. We can't win with just me doing everything. We need consistency every night."

Payton and Brent Barry hit 3-pointers to bring Seattle within 88-81 with 7:18 remaining, but Toronto put the game away with a 10-0 run, holding the Sonics scoreless for more than four minutes. McGrady's tip-in gave the Raptors an 88-71 cushion with 2:51 to play.

"Today we made the extra pass and the open guys were knocking down shots," McGrady said. "This game was important because of the way we were losing. We maintained the lead and we started to build on it. We were active and we kept them off the boards."

Seattle's visit to the Northeast got off to an ominous start as the Sonics did not get into Boston until 12:30 p.m. EST Friday due to inclement weather in the area. With just seven hours to prepare for the game, Seattle suffered a 111-86 setback to the Celtics.

However, it had no such excuses today. The Sonics were simply outplayed by the Raptors, who dominated on the boards with a 53-34 rebounding edge.

Payton made 11-of-21 shots, but the rest of the Sonics were just 19-of-53 from the field. Toronto shot 45 percent (37-of-83) while holding Seattle to 41 percent (30-of-74).

"We have to rebound the ball," Westphal said. "We don't rebound, we can't win. I think there were 44 shots we missed. We managed only three offensive rebounds."

Vin Baker was Seattle's only other double-figure scorer with 11 points, while Toronto had six players reach double digits. Charles Oakley had 15 points, Vince Carter 13 and Doug Christie 10.

"We needed to win, not because of our record, but because we are capable and we can play better than we have the past five or six games," Vince Carter said. "We had to come out aggressive because we knew we were playing two great offensive players in Gary Payton and Vin Baker."

Seattle took its only lead at 8-6 on Horace Grant's 19-footer with 8:35 remaining in the opening quarter, but McGrady's layup ignited a 6-0 run that gave the Raptors a 24-18 lead at the end of the first period.

Toronto stretched its advantage to 56-43 at the half before stretching the margin to 62-45 on Christie's two foul shots with 8:59 remaining in the third quarter.

"We didn't play well offensively or defensively," Baker said. "We met a team that was looking to do things. We were terrible in the boards. They capitalized on the missed shots. We haven't played great defensive in the last two games and we need to get it corrected."

Seattle closed to 70-61 on Grant's driving layup with 25 seconds to go in the period before McGrady's 14-footer made it 76-65 with 8:04 remaining.

"You have to go get it, not wait for it to come to you," McGrady said. "We came out with great intensity and we didn't give up. We played great defense."

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