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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 26 29 33 28 116 UTAH 26 17 28 28 99 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 30, MIKE BIBBY 28, MICHAEL DICKERSON 18 UTH - BRYON RUSSELL 16, KARL MALONE 13, HOWARD EISLEY 12

HIGH REBOUND: VAN - GRANT LONG 9, BRYANT REEVES 9 UTH - OLDEN POLYNICE 6, KARL MALONE 5

HIGH ASSISTS: VAN - MIKE BIBBY 11, MICHAEL DICKERSON 3 UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 11, HOWARD EISLEY 8

ATT: 19,080


Extended Box

VANCOUVER (116) AT UTAH (99)

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

ABDUR-RAHIM F 44 13-23 3-4 1 5 6 1 4 0 2 30 HARRINGTON F 12 3-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 5 0 2 6 REEVES C 28 2-7 3-4 1 8 9 2 5 1 2 7 BIBBY G 38 11-15 6-7 2 4 6 11 3 4 2 28 DICKERSON G 31 5-11 4-4 2 1 3 3 4 3 3 18 LONG 32 4-4 1-1 4 5 9 1 1 0 0 9 SCOTT 18 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 5 LOPEZ 23 2-6 3-4 1 3 4 0 1 1 0 7 PALACIO 10 3-4 0-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 CARR 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 PRICE 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 WEST DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT FOOT

TOTALS 240 45-79 20-26 11 28 39 22 26 9 11 116 (.570) (.769) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 11(18 PTS)

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

MALONE F 27 5-12 3-6 1 4 5 3 4 0 1 13 RUSSELL F 33 5-13 3-6 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 16 POLYNICE C 27 5-6 0-1 1 5 6 1 3 1 1 10 HORNACEK G 20 3-5 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 9 STOCKTON G 25 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 11 5 0 1 7 EISLEY 34 4-12 4-5 1 0 1 8 4 1 2 12 GILLIAM 17 4-8 2-2 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 10 VAUGHN 16 3-5 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 6 LEWIS 19 4-5 1-2 1 3 4 1 5 0 0 11 OSTERTAG 16 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 1 PADGETT 6 2-5 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 4 KEEFE DNP - FLU

TOTALS 240 38-77 16-26 10 21 31 29 26 5 11 99 (.494) (.615) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 12(15 PTS)

VANCOUVER 26 29 33 28 - 116 UTAH 26 17 28 28 - 99

BLOCKED SHOTS: VANCOUVER - REEVES 2, LOPEZ 2, LONG. UTAH - OSTERTAG 2, RUSSELL, POLYNICE, LEWIS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: VANCOUVER 6-10 (.600), ABDUR-RAHIM 1-1, REEVES 0-1, DICKERSON 4-6, SCOTT 1-2. UTAH 7-12 (.583), RUSSELL 3-4, HORNACEK 1-2, STOCKTON 1-2, EISLEY 0-1, VAUGHN 0-1, LEWIS 2-2. TECHNICALS: UTAH - EISLEY. OFFICIALS: LUIS GRILLO, NOLAN FINE, SCOTT WALL. A - 19,080. T - 2:05.


Box Score

VANCOUVER (116) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Abdur-rahim 44 13-23 3-4 1-6 1 4 30 Harrington 12 3-4 0-0 0-1 0 5 6 Reeves 28 2-7 3-4 1-9 2 5 7 Bibby 38 11-15 6-7 2-6 11 3 28 Dickerson 31 5-11 4-4 2-3 3 4 18 Long 32 4-4 1-1 4-9 1 1 9 Scott 18 2-5 0-0 0-1 2 2 5 Lopez 23 2-6 3-4 1-4 0 1 7 Palacio 10 3-4 0-2 0-0 1 0 6 Carr 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Price 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 West DNP - sprained right foot _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 45-79 20-26 11-39 22 26 116 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.570, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 6-10, .600 (Abdur-rahim 1-1, Reeves 0-1, Dickerson 4-6, Scott 1-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 5 (Reeves 2, Lopez 2, Long). Turnovers: 11 (Dickerson 3, Abdur-rahim 2, Bibby 2, Harrington 2, Reeves 2). Steals: 9 (Bibby 4, Dickerson 3, Lopez, Reeves).

UTAH (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 27 5-12 3-6 1-5 3 4 13 Russell 33 5-13 3-6 1-3 1 1 16 Polynice 27 5-6 0-1 1-6 1 3 10 Hornacek 20 3-5 2-2 0-1 0 1 9 Stockton 25 3-6 0-0 0-2 11 5 7 Eisley 34 4-12 4-5 1-1 8 4 12 Gilliam 17 4-8 2-2 3-3 0 1 10 Vaughn 16 3-5 0-0 1-1 2 1 6 Lewis 19 4-5 1-2 1-4 1 5 11 Ostertag 16 0-0 1-2 0-3 0 1 1 Padgett 6 2-5 0-0 1-2 2 0 4 Keefe DNP - flu _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-77 16-26 10-31 29 26 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.615. 3-Point Goals: 7-12, .583 (Russell 3-4, Hornacek 1-2, Stockton 1-2, Eisley 0-1, Vaughn 0-1, Lewis 2-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 5 (Ostertag 2, Russell, Polynice, Lewis). Turnovers: 12 (Hornacek 4, Eisley 2, Gilliam, Malone, Ostertag, Polynice, Stockton). Steals: 5 (Vaughn 2, Eisley, Polynice, Russell). ____________________________________________ Vancouver 26 29 33 28 - 116 Utah 26 17 28 28 - 99 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 1 (Eisley, 3:21 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,080. T: 2:05. Officials: Luis Grillo, Nolan Fine, Scott Wall.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- For one night, the Vancouver Grizzlies looked like they had been beating the Utah Jazz for years.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 30 points and Mike Bibby had 28 and 11 assists as Vancouver posted its first win against Utah, cruising to a 116-99 rout in what easily was the most surprising result of the NBA season.

The Grizzlies had lost all 17 previous meetings with Utah by an average of 13.9 points since entering the league in 1995 and were winless in nine visits to the Delta Center. But they ran roughshod over the Jazz tonight.

Vancouver held a 55-43 lead at halftime but rather than pulling their usual second-half collapse, the Grizzlies extended the advantage to 88-71 entering the final period. Utah never made a serious run and pulled its starters midway through the fourth quarter.

"We know that we can play better than we've been playing," Bibby said. "I think everybody's just sick of getting burned and we came out and played hard."

"We came back and had a huge game shooting," Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins added. "We really attacked them on the break. We were able to run them in the first half. And in the third quarter, we just kept getting the breaks."

The Jazz were the last remaining Western Conference team Vancouver had not beaten but yielded their most points this season in suffering their second-worst defeat of the campaign.

Boasting a meager 6-14 road record, the Grizzlies are the only NBA team to win at Eastern Conference-leading Miami and Utah this season. Vancouver snapped a 30-game road losing streak on December 7 at Dallas and has gone 5-7 on the road since.

Michael Dickerson scored 18 points for the Grizzlies, who ended a six-game losing streak.

Karl Malone managed a season-low 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting for Utah, which suffered an embarrassing letdown after a thrilling double-overtime win over the league-leading Los Angeles Lakers here on Monday.

Malone scored 26 of his 32 points in the second half to rally the Jazz to a 94-89 triumph over the Grizzlies here six days ago.

"It was a good time for us to come in," Vancouver center Bryant Reeves said. "They come off a great win against the Lakers -- a great win, probably an emotional win. We still had to bring our `A' game to beat this club. We just had a great opportunity."

Bryon Russell scored 16 points, Howard Eisley had 12 and rookie Quincy Lewis added 11 for Utah, which shot 49 percent (38-of-77) and lost the battle on the boards, 39-31.

"Well, that's what you deserve," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "When you come out and you don't do what you're supposed to do and everybody's got to get a little shot off here, and sure, everything falls into place for them."

"Hopefully we'll come to play tomorrow (at Portland). If we don't, we'll get beat by 40 tomorrow night."

The Jazz yielded 15 points off turnovers and did not lead after Bibby made a steal and layup to put the Grizzlies in front, 23-21, with 1:05 left in the first quarter.

Olden Polynice and Arman Gilliam had 10 points apiece and John Stockton added seven and 11 assists for Utah, which suffered a 100-75 loss to Indiana here on December 3.

"We don't overlook teams," Polynice said. "I just think we didn't approach it the right way. Anybody we would have played wit that kind of approach we would have lost. It just happened to be Vancouver. It wasn't like we underestimated them or took them lightly; we just didn't come out ready to play basketball.

"All the extra stuff, like they had never beaten us and they are the Vancouver Grizzlies, they're not the Lakers but to me, we wouldn't be playing this team if they didn't belong in the NBA. We lost to a team that wanted to win."

Bibby and Abdur-Rahim combined to make 24-of-38 shots, leading the Grizzlies to a 57 percent (45-of-79) performance from the field and a season-high point total.

"John Stockton is one of the best to play the point guard," Bibby said. "And coming in, I respect him, but I wanted to come in and show that someone new might be coming around."

"We talked before the game about plays I thought could work and (Bibby) went out and he orchestrated them," Hollins added. "And then he got on fire."

Vancouver had not scored this many points since a 131-129 triple-overtime loss to Boston on February 17, 1999. The Grizzlies last reached this total in regulation in a 119-113 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on November 11, 1997.

Vancouver took control of the contest late in the first half. Abdur-Rahim made a layup, Felipe Lopez hit two free throws and dunked and Bryant Reeves made 1-of-2 from the line to build a 51-42 cushion with 1:17 left before intermission.

Russell made a free throw before Bibby knocked down a 21-footer and Abdur-Rahim's 22-footer with 11 seconds left gave the Grizzlies a 12-point bulge at the half.

Dickerson set the tone early in the second half by knocking down a 3-pointer. He made four of Vancouver's six shots from behind the arc and sank two free throws to stretch the lead to 88-67 with 1:07 remaining in the third period.

Malone made a 19-footer to open the fourth quarter, pulling Utah within 88-73. But Abdur-Rahim erased any hopes of a comeback by making two layups and veteran sharpshooter Dennis Scott added a 3-pointer to make it 97-77 with 9:49 to play. Abdur-Rahim hit two more jumpers to cap the 10-0 run.

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