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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 14 7 32 14 67 LA LAKERS 33 23 32 25 113 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - KARL MALONE 14, GREG OSTERTAG 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 25, GLEN RICE 20, KOBE BRYANT 13

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - ARMEN GILLIAM 6, SCOTT PADGETT 6 LAL - AC GREEN 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 4, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 LAL - KOBE BRYANT 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

ATT: 18,997


Extended Box

UTAH (67) AT LA LAKERS (113)

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

MALONE F 18 5-11 4-5 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 14 RUSSELL F 10 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 POLYNICE C 12 2-6 0-1 3 1 4 0 3 0 1 4 HORNACEK G 19 3-8 2-2 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 8 STOCKTON G 14 1-6 0-0 2 1 3 4 0 0 2 2 OSTERTAG 16 1-4 8-8 0 4 4 0 4 0 1 10 EISLEY 31 1-10 1-1 0 3 3 1 5 0 2 3 LEWIS 20 2-7 0-1 2 2 4 1 5 0 0 4 VAUGHN 29 3-8 2-4 0 1 1 3 3 1 3 8 GILLIAM 28 2-6 2-2 2 4 6 1 4 2 4 6 KEEFE 15 2-7 0-0 3 2 5 0 3 1 2 4 PADGETT 28 1-6 0-2 0 6 6 1 5 1 3 2

TOTALS 240 24-81 19-26 13 26 39 15 39 8 19 67 (.296) (.731) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 20(27 PTS)

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

GREEN F 21 1-4 0-0 3 7 10 0 4 0 1 2 RICE F 26 3-6 11-14 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 20 ONEAL C 29 8-11 9-14 3 3 6 2 4 0 2 25 BRYANT G 26 5-8 3-5 0 4 4 9 4 2 4 13 HARPER G 22 4-8 3-4 2 2 4 3 2 3 2 11 FISHER 26 2-8 2-4 1 3 4 5 5 4 1 6 HORRY 17 1-3 3-4 2 2 4 1 1 0 2 5 KNIGHT 17 4-7 0-0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 8 FOX 17 5-8 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 12 SHAW 22 0-2 4-4 0 6 6 5 1 2 2 4 GEORGE 10 1-4 4-4 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 6 SALLEY 7 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1

TOTALS 240 34-69 40-55 14 39 53 27 26 12 16 113 (.493) (.727) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 16(8 PTS)

UTAH 14 7 32 14 - 67 LA LAKERS 33 23 32 25 - 113

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - OSTERTAG 2. LA LAKERS - ONEAL 5, HORRY 2, BRYANT, RICE, SALLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 0-7 (.000), STOCKTON 0-1, EISLEY 0-2, LEWIS 0-1, PADGETT 0-3. LA LAKERS 5-12 (.417), RICE 3-5, BRYANT 0-1, FISHER 0-2, FOX 2-4. TECHNICALS: UTAH - RUSSELL 2 (EJECTED), LA LAKERS - BRYANT. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, TOMMY NUNEZ, ED F RUSH. A - 18,997. T - 2:21.


Box Score

UTAH (67) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 18 5-11 4-5 0-2 1 2 14 Russell 10 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 2 Polynice 12 2-6 0-1 3-4 0 3 4 Hornacek 19 3-8 2-2 1-1 3 1 8 Stockton 14 1-6 0-0 2-3 4 0 2 Ostertag 16 1-4 8-8 0-4 0 4 10 Eisley 31 1-10 1-1 0-3 1 5 3 Lewis 20 2-7 0-1 2-4 1 5 4 Vaughn 29 3-8 2-4 0-1 3 3 8 Gilliam 28 2-6 2-2 2-6 1 4 6 Keefe 15 2-7 0-0 3-5 0 3 4 Padgett 28 1-6 0-2 0-6 1 5 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 24-81 19-26 13-39 15 39 67 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.296, FT-.731. 3-Point Goals: 0-7, .000 (Stockton 0-1, Eisley 0-2, Lewis 0-1, Padgett 0-3). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 2 (Ostertag 2). Turnovers: 20 (Gilliam 4, Padgett 3, Vaughn 3, Eisley 2, Keefe 2, Stockton 2, Malone, Ostertag, Polynice). Steals: 8 (Gilliam 2, Hornacek, Keefe, Malone, Padgett, Russell, Vaughn).

LA LAKERS (113) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Green 21 1-4 0-0 3-10 0 4 2 Rice 26 3-6 11-14 0-3 1 1 20 Oneal 29 8-11 9-14 3-6 2 4 25 Bryant 26 5-8 3-5 0-4 9 4 13 Harper 22 4-8 3-4 2-4 3 2 11 Fisher 26 2-8 2-4 1-4 5 5 6 Horry 17 1-3 3-4 2-4 1 1 5 Knight 17 4-7 0-0 0-5 0 0 8 Fox 17 5-8 0-0 1-1 1 1 12 Shaw 22 0-2 4-4 0-6 5 1 4 George 10 1-4 4-4 2-4 0 1 6 Salley 7 0-0 1-2 0-2 0 2 1 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-69 40-55 14-53 27 26 113 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.493, FT-.727. 3-Point Goals: 5-12, .417 (Rice 3-5, Bryant 0-1, Fisher 0-2, Fox 2-4). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 10 (Oneal 5, Horry 2, Bryant, Rice, Salley). Turnovers: 16 (Bryant 4, Fox 2, Harper 2, Horry 2, Oneal 2, Shaw 2, Fisher, Green). Steals: 12 (Fisher 4, Harper 3, Bryant 2, Shaw 2, Fox). ____________________________________________ Utah 14 7 32 14 - 67 La Lakers 33 23 32 25 - 113 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 2 (Russell 2 (ejected), 9:17 3rd). La Lakers 1 (Bryant, 1:56 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,997. T: 2:21. Officials: Steve Javie, Tommy Nunez, Ed F Rush.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The last time the Utah Jazz lost six straight games, Rickey Green was the point guard, Jeff Wilkins was the power forward and Frank Layden was the coach.

The Jazz were trounced, 113-67, by the Los Angeles Lakers as their current skid eclipsed the worst experienced in the storied careers of aging superstars Karl Malone and John Stockton and coach Jerry Sloan.

Utah last lost six straight games from March 19-29, 1983, when Green ran the offense for Layden and Wilkins moved into the starting lineup after high-scoring forward Adrian Dantley was lost for the season with a wrist injury.

The Jazz selected Stockton in the first round of the 1984 draft and tabbed Malone the following year. Sloan took over as coach in 1988 and the trio had never lost more than five in a row before this skid.

The losing streak is the longest for Sloan as a coach since he directed the Chicago Bulls to seven straight losses from January 26-February 9, 1982. He was fired a week later.

The Jazz have had some tough foes and tough breaks during the skid, falling to Portland and Minnesota and suffering a loss to Milwaukee on Thursday when Glenn Robinson made a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

However, it is hard to imagine the disciplined Jazz playing any worse than they did tonight. They scored 21 points in the first half -- just a basket better than the NBA record-low established by the Los Angeles Clippers against the Lakers earlier this season -- and tied the second-worst loss in franchise history.

"We won a tough overtime game at our place against the Lakers (Utah's last win on January 24) and I had to extend some of those guys extra minutes," Sloan said. "They hadn't played in the 40s before. Then we lost a tough game on the road to Portland. Another tough loss last night. I think it got to us.

"At 36, 37, 38 years old, your energy level isn't going to be as high every night as you'd like it to be. And this was a great team we had to play tonight."

Earlier this season, Sloan was upset with his team's play and went home to his farm in McLeansboro, Illinois. He has no such intentions this time.

"When we had a bad streak earlier I went home because it was more business than anything else," he said. "People thought I went home to get away from the team. I think that was misrepresented a little bit."

Malone scored 14 points and Stockton managed two for the Jazz, who also lost by 46 points to Golden State on January 15, 1986 and to the Lakers on March 5, 1986. They absorbed a 158-102 setback at Milwaukee on March 14, 1979, when the franchise was in New Orleans.

Malone, who has been limited to 14 points or less three times during the slide, left without talking to reporters. Stockton noted that it doesn't get any easier, with the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs next.

"It's not a good feeling," he said. "It's just the way it went. And we've got a tough one Sunday with San Antonio so it would be a good game to bust out.

"We've been in most games except this one. We lost a tough one last night. They can bunch up on you. The only way out of it is to fight your way through."

Shaquille O'Neal scored 25 points and Glen Rice added 20 for the Lakers, who came in mired in their worst slump of the season but found the Jazz to be the ideal opponent. Having dropped six of their last nine games, the Lakers recorded their best defensive effort of the shot-clock era, which began in 1954.

"That's more like it," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "That's more like the team that we like to see and that we like to see play. I think that the combination of our energy and the fact that Utah might be a little worn out led to this kind of game. No one likes to see this kind of game but we have to be glad for our energy and the way we played."

Los Angeles limited Utah to eight baskets in the first half and 29.6 percent shooting (24-of-81) overall. The Lakers never trailed and led by as many as 51 points.

"We knew that they were struggling and we just took it to them," O'Neal said. "We played with a lot more energy and enthusiasm. We wanted this game and wanted to play well. Obviously the Jazz are having problems but we did what we had to do."

Utah trailed 33-14 after one quarter and Sloan was so dismayed by the performance of Stockton, Malone and the other starters that he played reserves for the entire second quarter, which turned out to be a big mistake as the Jazz made just 3-of-17 shots and scored seven points.

"The first group didn't start the game right and we could never put a dent in that lead," Jazz starting center Olden Polynice said.

"I've still got a responsibility to see that no one gets hurt and as poorly as we were playing that was the next step," Sloan said. "I apologize if we didn't play better."

The Lakers closed the quarter with a 13-1 run capped by Rice's 3-pointer just before the buzzer for a 56-21 lead. The Jazz shot 21 percent (8-of-38) and committed 17 turnovers, two more than their average per game.

O'Neal and Rice combined for 21 points in the first half. Los Angeles guards Kobe Bryant and Ron Harper combined for 22.

Utah's starters returned for the third quarter and the Jazz played the Lakers even, entering the final period in an 88-53 hole. But the subs were back and managed just 14 points in the fourth quarter.

"Everyone has to contribute," Stockton said. "I don't think it's fair to single those guys (the bench) out so I won't. They're learning. We need to be better teachers."

Two free throws by Brian Shaw gave Los Angeles its largest lead, 108-57 with 4:29 remaining. A layup by Jacque Vaughn and a dunk by rookie Scott Padgett in the final 35 seconds prevented Utah from losing by 50.

Bryant scored 13 points, Rick Fox 12 and Harper 11 for the Lakers, who shot 49 percent (34-of-69) and made 40-of-55 free throws.

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