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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA CLIPPERS 19 15 14 20 68 PHOENIX 25 33 29 27 114 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAC - TYRONE NESBY 17, ERIC PIATKOWSKI 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 9 PHO - CLIFF ROBINSON 21, TOM GUGLIOTTA 14, THREE PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: LAC - MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 9, MAURICE TAYLOR 9 PHO - LUC LONGLEY 9, TOM GUGLIOTTA 8

HIGH ASSISTS: LAC - THREE PLAYERS WITH 4 PHO - JASON KIDD 8, ANFERNEE HARDAWAY 5

ATT: 18,421


Extended Box

LA CLIPPERS (68) AT PHOENIX (114)

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

NESBY F 43 7-19 2-3 1 3 4 4 3 1 4 17 TAYLOR F 29 3-13 0-0 1 8 9 0 1 0 4 6 OLOWOKANDI C 31 3-14 0-0 5 4 9 1 3 0 1 6 ANDERSON G 31 2-6 4-4 0 2 2 3 2 1 2 9 MURDOCK G 20 2-7 4-6 1 2 3 4 3 1 2 9 HUDSON 17 1-4 2-2 0 1 1 4 0 2 1 4 PIATKOWSKI 26 3-6 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 10 CLOSS 14 0-3 2-2 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 AVENT 6 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 JONES 23 1-4 0-0 0 3 3 2 2 1 1 3 ODOM DNP - FLU SKINNER DNP - LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 23-78 16-19 9 25 34 18 17 6 21 68 (.295) (.842) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 21(19 PTS)

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

GUGLIOTTA F 26 7-11 0-0 2 6 8 3 1 2 2 14 ROBINSON F 29 8-15 5-5 1 2 3 4 1 0 1 21 LONGLEY C 32 5-11 0-0 2 7 9 3 3 0 2 10 HARDAWAY G 28 6-9 0-0 1 5 6 5 3 1 1 12 KIDD G 26 5-10 2-2 0 5 5 8 2 3 1 12 DAY 20 4-9 2-3 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 11 ROGERS 26 3-4 1-3 2 2 4 1 4 4 4 8 BLOUNT 21 2-3 2-2 1 6 7 1 1 1 0 6 LIVINGSTON 22 6-8 0-0 0 6 6 3 1 1 1 12 BAILEY 10 3-5 2-2 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 8 CHAPMAN DNP - BACK SPASMS O MILLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 49-85 14-17 10 40 50 32 18 15 13 114 (.576) (.824) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 13(13 PTS)

LA CLIPPERS 19 15 14 20 - 68 PHOENIX 25 33 29 27 - 114

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA CLIPPERS - OLOWOKANDI 2, AVENT. PHOENIX - LIVINGSTON, LONGLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA CLIPPERS 6-16 (.375), NESBY 1-4, ANDERSON 1-2, MURDOCK 1-2, HUDSON 0-2, PIATKOWSKI 2-3, CLOSS 0-1, JONES 1-2. PHOENIX 2-11 (.182), ROBINSON 0-2, KIDD 0-2, DAY 1-5, ROGERS 1-2. TECHNICALS: LA CLIPPERS - OLOWOKANDI. OFFICIALS: BOB DELANEY, JOE DEROSA, PHIL ROBINSON. A - 18,421. T - 1:55.


Box Score

LA CLIPPERS (68) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Nesby 43 7-19 2-3 1-4 4 3 17 Taylor 29 3-13 0-0 1-9 0 1 6 Olowokandi 31 3-14 0-0 5-9 1 3 6 Anderson 31 2-6 4-4 0-2 3 2 9 Murdock 20 2-7 4-6 1-3 4 3 9 Hudson 17 1-4 2-2 0-1 4 0 4 Piatkowski 26 3-6 2-2 0-1 0 2 10 Closs 14 0-3 2-2 1-1 0 1 2 Avent 6 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 Jones 23 1-4 0-0 0-3 2 2 3 Odom DNP - flu Skinner DNP - left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 23-78 16-19 9-34 18 17 68 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.295, FT-.842. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Nesby 1-4, Anderson 1-2, Murdock 1-2, Hudson 0-2, Piatkowski 2-3, Closs 0-1, Jones 1-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Olowokandi 2, Avent). Turnovers: 21 (Nesby 4, Taylor 4, Anderson 2, Avent 2, Closs 2, Murdock 2, Piatkowski 2, Hudson, Jones, Olowokandi). Steals: 6 (Hudson 2, Anderson, Jones, Murdock, Nesby).

PHOENIX (114) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gugliotta 26 7-11 0-0 2-8 3 1 14 Robinson 29 8-15 5-5 1-3 4 1 21 Longley 32 5-11 0-0 2-9 3 3 10 Hardaway 28 6-9 0-0 1-6 5 3 12 Kidd 26 5-10 2-2 0-5 8 2 12 Day 20 4-9 2-3 0-0 2 2 11 Rogers 26 3-4 1-3 2-4 1 4 8 Blount 21 2-3 2-2 1-7 1 1 6 Livingston 22 6-8 0-0 0-6 3 1 12 Bailey 10 3-5 2-2 1-2 2 0 8 Chapman DNP - back spasms O Miller DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 49-85 14-17 10-50 32 18 114 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.576, FT-.824. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (Robinson 0-2, Kidd 0-2, Day 1-5, Rogers 1-2). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 2 (Livingston, Longley). Turnovers: 13 (Rogers 4, Gugliotta 2, Longley 2, Day, Hardaway, Kidd, Livingston, Robinson). Steals: 15 (Rogers 4, Kidd 3, Bailey 2, Gugliotta 2, Blount, Day, Hardaway, Livingston). ____________________________________________ La Clippers 19 15 14 20 - 68 Phoenix 25 33 29 27 - 114 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Clippers 1 (Olowokandi, 9:52 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,421. T: 1:55. Officials: Bob Delaney, Joe Derosa, Phil Robinson.


Game Story

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Cliff Robinson scored 21 points, including 19 in the first half, and Tom Gugliotta added 14 as Phoenix Suns pulled away early and routed the Clippers, 114-68, possibly putting Los Angeles coach Chris Ford's job in jeopardy.

Jason Kidd, Penny Hardaway and Randy Livingston scored 12 points each for Phoenix, which moved out to a 24-point halftime lead en route to the second-largest victory margin in team history and largest ever at America West Arena. The Suns beat the Sacramento Kings, 140-85, on April 17, 1989.

The 68 points was the second-lowest total the Suns have allowed. Phoenix defeated Chicago, 88-65, on March 6, 1975.

Every player scored at least six points for Phoenix, which never trailed and won its ninth straight game against Los Angeles, dating to March 18, 1997.

"It's been a while since we've gotten a lead and been able to keep the lead and build on it, so it was a good win from that standpoint," Robinson said. "But we have to get this one out of our minds and get ready for Seattle. Those two back-to-back (Friday and Sunday) are extremely important to us."

Tyrone Nesby scored 17 points and Eric Piatkowski added 10 off the bench for Los Angeles, which matched its franchise low for points set December 14 in a 95-68 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor approached Ford after the game and slammed the door of the coach's office to discuss the team's woes and possibly Ford's future with the hapless club.

After Baylor walked out, Ford would not discuss his status with the media.

"Tonight it just wasn't there," he said. "The game plan was to not settle for jump shots and you guys witnessed how many jump shots we took throughout the game. You can just go right around the horn."

The Clippers, who lost by 31 points to Golden State on Tuesday, shot 30 percent (23-of-78) and suffered their 10th straight road loss and fell to 3-21 away from home. Overall, the Clippers are 11-34, the worst record in the Western Conference. Ford is 20-75 in his second season with Los Angeles.

The Suns led 25-19 after the first quarter and opened the second period with a 13-0 run. Todd Day had four points in the run and a dunk by Corie Blount alowed the Suns to build a 38-19 advantage with 8:44 left.

Phoenix took its largest lead of the first half at 58-32 on a 17-footer by Robinson with 54 seconds remaining. The Suns shot 74 percent (14-of-19) in the second quarter and 58 percent (28-of-43) in the first half.

In the first half, the Clippers shot 32 percent (12-of-37) -- including 27 percent (4-of-15) in the second quarter -- and committed 12 turnovers.

"This is starting to be a bad habit of ours," Piatkowski said. "We aren't playing together, no intensity out on the floor. Guys are playing with no heart on the team. It's very frustrating right now."

Phoenix extended its lead to 81-41 in the third quarter as Rodney Rogers drained a 3-pointer to complete an 11-0 run with 3:34 remaining. The Suns took their largest lead of the game at 114-66 on a basket by Livingston with 1:29 left.

"I was happy with the way the guys came out of the locker room," Phoenix coach Scott Skiles said. "We had such a big lead and we have in the past, particularly this season, let the other team close the gap. We didn't do that tonight."

The Suns shot 57 percent (49-of-85) from the field and sank 14-of-17 free throws. Phoenix dominated inside, outrebounding Los Angeles, 50-34, and outscoring the Clippers in the paint, 72-18.

Los Angeles rookie Lamar Odom missed the first game of his career with flu-like symptoms.

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