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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 19 30 26 29 104 UTAH 28 18 25 25 96 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 35, VIN BAKER 33, SHAMMOND WILLIAMS 16 UTH - KARL MALONE 26, BRYON RUSSELL 19, TWO PLAYERS WITH 15

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - BRENT BARRY 8, RUBEN PATTERSON 6 UTH - KARL MALONE 11, BRYON RUSSELL 5

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5 UTH - KARL MALONE 8, JOHN STOCKTON 8

ATT: 19,327


Extended Box

SEATTLE (104) AT UTAH (96)

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

BAKER F 41 13-22 7-7 3 2 5 5 4 0 4 33 PATTERSON F 22 2-5 4-6 3 3 6 1 1 2 3 8 GRANT C 37 1-4 0-0 1 3 4 2 4 0 1 2 B BARRY G 35 2-8 2-2 2 6 8 5 4 0 2 8 PAYTON G 44 11-17 7-8 0 5 5 7 3 2 2 35 LEWIS 10 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 0 WILLIAMS 31 7-15 0-1 0 4 4 1 2 1 0 16 MCCOY 18 1-3 0-1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 FOSTER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 PERSON 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DAVIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEPANIA DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-76 20-25 11 24 35 23 23 6 13 104 (.487) (.800) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 13(13 PTS)

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

MALONE F 42 10-17 6-6 2 9 11 8 2 1 1 26 RUSSELL F 38 6-13 4-5 1 4 5 2 3 2 1 19 POLYNICE C 22 1-4 0-0 1 2 3 1 4 0 0 2 HORNACEK G 33 6-12 1-1 1 1 2 2 3 0 2 15 STOCKTON G 32 7-15 0-0 3 1 4 8 3 0 4 15 EISLEY 20 4-6 0-0 0 1 1 7 5 0 5 9 VAUGHN 8 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 OSTERTAG 12 1-4 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 4 GILLIAM 14 1-1 0-0 3 1 4 1 2 1 0 2 LEWIS 13 1-6 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 KEEFE 6 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 PADGETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-81 13-14 12 24 36 31 24 4 15 96 (.469) (.929) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 16(21 PTS)

SEATTLE 19 30 26 29 - 104 UTAH 28 18 25 25 - 96

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - B BARRY 2, MCCOY 2, GRANT, FOSTER. UTAH - RUSSELL 2, GILLIAM. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 10-22 (.455), B BARRY 2-7, PAYTON 6-9, WILLIAMS 2-6. UTAH 7-13 (.538), RUSSELL 3-4, HORNACEK 2-3, STOCKTON 1-3, EISLEY 1-1, LEWIS 0-2. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - B BARRY. OFFICIALS: BOB DELANEY, JOE DEROSA, PHIL ROBINSON. A - 19,327. T - 2:13.


Box Score

SEATTLE (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 41 13-22 7-7 3-5 5 4 33 Patterson 22 2-5 4-6 3-6 1 1 8 Grant 37 1-4 0-0 1-4 2 4 2 B Barry 35 2-8 2-2 2-8 5 4 8 Payton 44 11-17 7-8 0-5 7 3 35 Lewis 10 0-2 0-0 1-2 2 3 0 Williams 31 7-15 0-1 0-4 1 2 16 Mccoy 18 1-3 0-1 1-1 0 2 2 Foster 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Person 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Davis DNP - coach's decision Stepania DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-76 20-25 11-35 23 23 104 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.487, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 10-22, .455 (B Barry 2-7, Payton 6-9, Williams 2-6). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 6 (B Barry 2, Mccoy 2, Grant, Foster). Turnovers: 13 (Baker 4, Patterson 3, B Barry 2, Payton 2, Grant, Lewis). Steals: 6 (Patterson 2, Payton 2, Lewis, Williams).

UTAH (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 42 10-17 6-6 2-11 8 2 26 Russell 38 6-13 4-5 1-5 2 3 19 Polynice 22 1-4 0-0 1-3 1 4 2 Hornacek 33 6-12 1-1 1-2 2 3 15 Stockton 32 7-15 0-0 3-4 8 3 15 Eisley 20 4-6 0-0 0-1 7 5 9 Vaughn 8 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 Ostertag 12 1-4 2-2 1-2 0 0 4 Gilliam 14 1-1 0-0 3-4 1 2 2 Lewis 13 1-6 0-0 0-2 0 0 2 Keefe 6 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 1 0 Padgett DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-81 13-14 12-36 31 24 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.469, FT-.929. 3-Point Goals: 7-13, .538 (Russell 3-4, Hornacek 2-3, Stockton 1-3, Eisley 1-1, Lewis 0-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (Russell 2, Gilliam). Turnovers: 16 (Eisley 5, Stockton 4, Hornacek 2, Ostertag 2, Malone, Russell). Steals: 4 (Russell 2, Gilliam, Malone). ____________________________________________ Seattle 19 30 26 29 - 104 Utah 28 18 25 25 - 96 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 1 (B Barry, 2:52 4th). Flagrant fouls: Utah 1 (Gilliam, 5:21 4th). A: 19,327. T: 2:13. Officials: Bob Delaney, Joe Derosa, Phil Robinson.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Vin Baker scored a season-high 33 points as the Seattle SuperSonics withstood a furious rally late in the fourth quarter to defeat the Utah Jazz, 104-96.

Baker made two clutch free throws and a turnaround jumper in the final minutes to send the Jazz to their fourth straight loss, which matches their longest skid since January 6-11, 1997.

"Gary (Payton) and I took it upon ourselves to be more aggressive offensively," Baker said. "I had the opportunity to go to the basket without a double team before I got there."

"I'm sure the players feel a litle bit bad," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said about the skid. "If you've got toughness, it's only going to make you stronger. Do you want to try to think about winning basketball games or do you want to think about what I can do individually?"

Payton, who collected 35 points and seven assists, hit a 3-pointer to give the SuperSonics a seemingly comfortable 95-84 lead with 3:46 remaining. But Bryon Russell spearheaded a 10-0 run by Utah that cut the deficit to 95-94 with 2:13 to play. Russell hit a 3-pointer, converted a three-point play and added a technical foul shot during the run.

Baker made two from the line and answered a basket by Karl Malone with a turnaround jumper in the lane to give Seattle a 99-96 advantage with 1:09 to play.

Shammond Williams' 3-pointer with 35 seconds left sealed the victory for the Sonics, who won for only the second time in their last six outings. Brent Barry's made two from the line to close out the scoring.

"I had an open shot and I thought the clock was running down, so we needed to get a shot up," Williams explained. "I felt good about it -- hey, it hit all net."

Williams, who entered the game averaging 3.3 points, finished with 16, including seven in the final quarter. Seattle shot 49 percent (37-of-76), including 10-of-22 from behind the arc.

"Shammond really gave us a big lift," Seattle coach Paul Westphal said. "We had two guys scoring with Gary and Vin and we really needed to find someone else that was shooting the ball well. He's got a lot of confidence and a lot of skill. He doesn't have the experience but he's not afraid of anything. To come in here and play against John stockton in the fourth quarter and do a nice job, that really says a lot for him."

Payton received a cut on his forehead courtesy of a flagrant foul from Utah's Armen Gilliam with 5:33 to go, but was unfazed, playing the remainder of the game with a bandage over the injury.

Howard Eisley's basket to open the fourth quarter pulled Utah within 75-73. But Baker made two free throws and Barry's 3-pointer from the left sideline increased the lead to 80-73 at the 10:03 mark. Seattle increased the lead to 90-79 when Payton converted the free throw following the flagrant foul.

"Seattle lives and dies by the 3-pointer and tonight they lived by it," said Jazz center Olden Polynice, who played with Seattle last season. "We paid the price because we didn't rotate quick enough and gave up too many open shots."

Malone had 26 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for Utah, which fell for the sixth time at the Delta Center this season, their most home losses since the 1995-96 season.

Russell added 19 and John Stockton and Jeff Hornacek 15 apiece for the Jazz, who shot 47 percent (38-of-81) and made 13-of-14 free throws.

Utah jumped out to a 28-19 first-quarter lead, but Payton scored 13 in the second period and the Sonics led 49-46 at halftime. Seattle took a 75-71 advantage into the final period.

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