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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- BOSTON 25 25 23 31 104 TORONTO 37 20 29 28 114 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: BOS - ERIC WILLIAMS 22, KENNY ANDERSON 17, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 11 TOR - VINCE CARTER 30, TRACY MCGRADY 24, TYRONE BOGUES 24

HIGH REBOUND: BOS - DANNY FORTSON 11, ANTOINE WALKER 7 TOR - VINCE CARTER 7, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: BOS - DOUG OVERTON 5, ADRIAN GRIFFIN 3 TOR - VINCE CARTER 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 5

ATT: 19,437


Extended Box

BOSTON (104) AT TORONTO (114)

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

FORTSON F 22 4-8 3-4 4 7 11 0 5 0 1 11 WALKER F 25 3-10 4-6 2 5 7 1 3 1 4 11 POTAPENKO C 15 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 5 0 3 4 ANDERSON G 31 8-12 0-0 0 4 4 2 4 2 3 17 PIERCE G 40 3-13 5-5 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 11 GRIFFIN 10 0-2 2-2 2 1 3 3 4 1 0 2 BATTIE 28 5-7 1-2 3 2 5 2 2 1 1 11 OVERTON 17 4-11 1-1 0 3 3 5 1 1 1 9 MCCARTY 12 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 4 CHEANEY 15 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 E WILLIAMS 25 6-10 8-8 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 22 ELLISON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-85 24-28 13 29 42 20 30 8 15 104 (.447) (.857) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 15(20 PTS)

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

CARTER F 40 11-20 4-8 2 5 7 7 3 1 1 30 OAKLEY F 31 3-5 2-2 0 6 6 4 4 0 3 8 DAVIS C 32 2-7 3-4 2 4 6 5 5 0 1 7 CHRISTIE G 38 2-7 7-7 0 4 4 5 1 2 6 11 MCGRADY G 35 10-21 4-4 3 3 6 1 4 2 1 24 BOGUES 29 6-6 8-8 0 2 2 5 2 1 0 24 THOMAS 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 CURRY 9 3-7 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 6 K WILLIS 18 1-4 0-0 3 3 6 0 3 1 3 2 A WILLIAMS 4 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION WORKMAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-79 28-33 11 27 38 29 27 7 15 114 (.494) (.848) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 16(21 PTS)

BOSTON 25 25 23 31 - 104 TORONTO 37 20 29 28 - 114

BLOCKED SHOTS: BOSTON - BATTIE 2, MCCARTY, FORTSON. TORONTO - CHRISTIE 4, MCGRADY 3, DAVIS 2, CURRY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: BOSTON 4-18 (.222), WALKER 1-2, ANDERSON 1-1, PIERCE 0-5, BATTIE 0-1, OVERTON 0-2, MCCARTY 0-3, E WILLIAMS 2-4. TORONTO 8-17 (.471), CARTER 4-7, OAKLEY 0-1, CHRISTIE 0-2, BOGUES 4-4, CURRY 0-3. TECHNICALS: BOSTON - ANDERSON, HEAD COACH PITINO 2 (EJECTED), WALKER 2 (EJECTED), TORONTO - OAKLEY. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, SCOTT FOSTER, JIM KINSEY. A - 19,437. T - 2:23.


Box Score

BOSTON (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Fortson 22 4-8 3-4 4-11 0 5 11 Walker 25 3-10 4-6 2-7 1 3 11 Potapenko 15 2-4 0-0 0-2 0 5 4 Anderson 31 8-12 0-0 0-4 2 4 17 Pierce 40 3-13 5-5 1-3 2 1 11 Griffin 10 0-2 2-2 2-3 3 4 2 Battie 28 5-7 1-2 3-5 2 2 11 Overton 17 4-11 1-1 0-3 5 1 9 Mccarty 12 2-6 0-0 0-2 1 0 4 Cheaney 15 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 4 2 E Williams 25 6-10 8-8 1-2 2 1 22 Ellison DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-85 24-28 13-42 20 30 104 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.447, FT-.857. 3-Point Goals: 4-18, .222 (Walker 1-2, Anderson 1-1, Pierce 0-5, Battie 0-1, Overton 0-2, Mccarty 0-3, E Williams 2-4). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 4 (Battie 2, Mccarty, Fortson). Turnovers: 15 (Walker 4, Anderson 3, Potapenko 3, Battie, Fortson, Mccarty, Overton, Pierce). Steals: 8 (Anderson 2, E Williams 2, Battie, Griffin, Overton, Walker).

TORONTO (114) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 40 11-20 4-8 2-7 7 3 30 Oakley 31 3-5 2-2 0-6 4 4 8 Davis 32 2-7 3-4 2-6 5 5 7 Christie 38 2-7 7-7 0-4 5 1 11 Mcgrady 35 10-21 4-4 3-6 1 4 24 Bogues 29 6-6 8-8 0-2 5 2 24 Thomas 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Curry 9 3-7 0-0 0-0 1 2 6 K Willis 18 1-4 0-0 3-6 0 3 2 A Williams 4 1-2 0-0 1-1 1 1 2 Brown DNP - coach's decision Workman DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-79 28-33 11-38 29 27 114 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.848. 3-Point Goals: 8-17, .471 (Carter 4-7, Oakley 0-1, Christie 0-2, Bogues 4-4, Curry 0-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 10 (Christie 4, Mcgrady 3, Davis 2, Curry). Turnovers: 16 (Christie 6, K Willis 3, Oakley 3, Carter, Davis, Mcgrady). Steals: 7 (Christie 2, Mcgrady 2, Bogues, Carter, K Willis). ____________________________________________ Boston 25 25 23 31 - 104 Toronto 37 20 29 28 - 114 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Boston 5 (Anderson, 4:22 1st; Head Coach Pitino 2 (ejected), 0:32 3rd; Walker 2 (ejected), 11:41 4th). Toronto 1 (Oakley, 2:26 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,437. T: 2:23. Officials: Joe Crawford, Scott Foster, Jim Kinsey.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Two nights after lashing out at the media and fans in his home arena, Boston Celtics coach Rick Pitino watched Muggsy Bogues shoot him and his team out of the Air Canada Centre.

Bogues did not miss a shot, scoring a career-high 24 points as the Raptors easily completed a home-and-home sweep of the lifeless Celtics, 114-104, in a game that featured another tirade by Pitino.

Bogues, the smallest player in NBA history at 5-3, knocked down all six of his shots from the floor, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, and went 8-of-8 at the line.

"Before the game, I showed the guys a film of Muggsy running and making plays," Toronto coach Butch Carter said. "And then he goes out and has that game."

"That is a shot I can make, but I'm not looking to score as much as other guys," Bogues said. "Tonight I was looking for the shots. I just didn't make them in Boston (on Wednesday). The minutes were there, the shots were there and the ball felt good coming off my fingers. This is a crucial time and every game is important for us."

On Wednesday, Toronto had a thrilling 96-94 victory at Boston on Vince Carter's 3-pointer at the buzzer, prompting boos from the crowd and Pitino's verbal assault on Celtics' fans and media in his postgame interview.

Tonight, Pitino lost control and stormed the floor after a non-call on an apparent trip by Bogues against Boston point guard Kenny Anderson with 32 seconds left in the third quarter. He was ejected for arguing with officials and Bogues went to the line and calmly knocked down both technical foul shots to give Toronto an 86-71 lead with 32 seconds left in the third quarter.

"You don't fall down by osmosis. Someone stepped on Kenny's foot and it bothered me terribly," Pitino said. "I didn't deserve to be ejected, I did deserve a technical. I love our attitude, but we need to work on our game. I had no problem with tonight's officiating.

"For the last 20 years, my friends have kidded me about how lucky I am. I guess my luck has run out when Muggsy Bogues is hitting 4-of-4 from the 3-point line. Give Toronto credit and Muggsy had a great game."

Carter scored 30 points and Tracy McGrady matched a season high with 24 for the Raptors, who have won four in a row.

"I'm happy for Muggsy and that's what we need off the bench," Carter said. "He gave us the spark we needed tonight. They let him shoot and he stepped up and made it."

Antoine Walker, the Celtics' leading scorer, managed just 11 points on 3-of-10 shooting before boiling over in frustration himself and getting ejected early in the fourth quarter.

"It's hard not to take it personally," Walker said. "Maybe (referee Joe Crawford) wanted to kick somebody out and he picked me. Muggsy had a great night and right now we're not in any position to have anybody have a career night on us."

Anderson scored 17 points for Boston, which has lost four in a row, seven of eight and split the four-game season series with Toronto.

"The video man saw it, Muggsy tripped me," Anderson said. "We have to keep plugging hard and stick together. We'll be fine."

Danny Fortson, Paul Pierce and Tony Battie scored 11 points apiece for the Celtics, who shot 45 percent (38-of-85), held a 42-39 edge in rebounding and yielded 20 points off turnovers.

Eric Williams was one of the lone bright spots for Boston, scoring a season-high 22 points off the bench. The Celtics slipped to 6-24 on the road and fell five games behind idle Milwaukee for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

Doug Christie scored 11 points for Toronto, which shot 49 percent (39-of-79), including 8-of-17 from 3-point range.

Any hopes of his postgame tantrum in Boston motivating his troops tonight fell through for Pitino in the opening 12 minutes. Carter picked up where he left off Wednesday night, burying a 3-pointer to open the scoring.

Antonio Davis followed with a dunk before Carter drained another 24-footer to make it 8-0. Bogues entered the game for Carter with four minutes left in the period and promptly hit his first shot, a 20-footer that opened a 27-16 lead with 3:12 remaining.

Bogues, who also had five assists, fed Dell Curry for a 19-footer that beat the buzzer, giving Toronto a 37-25 lead after one quarter.

Bogues made a 20-footer and a 3-pointer early in the second quarter, but the Celtics climbed back into contention, pulling within 46-45 on Williams' shot from beyond the arc with 5:38 left in the half. Bogues' 3-pointer with 2:07 left gave Toronto a 57-50 advantage that it carried into intermission.

Bogues entered the game for Christie with 3:49 left in the third quarter and immediately hit back-to-back 3-pointers to stretch the lead to 80-67 with 2:18 remaining in the period. Boston did not seriously challenge thereafter.

"When Muggsy comes into the game, he brings a lot of things," McGrady said. "He's a very smart player and brings a lot of energy to the floor and we feed off of that. Tonight, he was able to break their press and make his shots. They left him open and he made them pay."

The Raptors moved a franchise-record seven games above .500.

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