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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DETROIT 26 16 31 21 94 WASHINGTON 24 20 29 27 100 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 26, GRANT HILL 24, CHRISTIAN LAETTNER 15 WAS - AARON WILLIAMS 27, ROD STRICKLAND 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 11

HIGH REBOUND: DET - CHRISTIAN LAETTNER 9, GRANT HILL 8 WAS - AARON WILLIAMS 8, JAHIDI WHITE 8

HIGH ASSISTS: DET - GRANT HILL 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4 WAS - ROD STRICKLAND 8, CHRIS WHITNEY 5

ATT: 17,418


Extended Box

DETROIT (94) AT WASHINGTON (100)

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

HILL F 40 8-17 8-10 2 6 8 6 2 0 2 24 LAETTNER F 31 7-13 0-2 3 6 9 3 4 1 0 15 MILLS C 29 2-8 0-0 2 4 6 4 4 1 0 5 HUNTER G 38 6-9 0-0 0 2 2 3 4 1 4 14 STACKHOUSE G 41 7-16 10-12 1 0 1 4 2 2 7 26 M MOORE 19 3-6 0-0 0 4 4 1 3 0 2 6 WILLIAMS 16 2-2 0-0 0 6 6 0 3 0 3 4 CURRY 16 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 CROTTY 10 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 BUECHLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION MONTROSS DNP - COACH'S DECISION VAUGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-75 18-24 8 30 38 22 26 5 19 94 (.467) (.750) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 19(19 PTS)

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

HOWARD F 32 5-13 0-0 2 5 7 3 3 1 4 10 KING F 28 5-8 1-2 2 3 5 1 2 0 0 11 J WHITE C 26 3-7 4-6 4 4 8 0 2 1 0 10 RICHMOND G 30 4-12 1-1 0 2 2 1 2 2 3 9 STRICKLAND G 32 4-8 6-7 1 3 4 8 2 3 0 14 A WILLIAMS 30 11-13 5-6 1 7 8 1 4 0 3 27 C WHITNEY 16 2-8 0-0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 T MURRAY 22 0-3 2-2 0 6 6 1 4 0 0 2 AUSTIN 6 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 HAMILTON 18 4-6 3-4 0 1 1 1 4 2 1 11 PROFIT DNP - COACH'S DECISION L WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-78 22-28 10 32 42 22 25 9 12 100 (.487) (.786) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 13(15 PTS)

DETROIT 26 16 31 21 - 94 WASHINGTON 24 20 29 27 - 100

BLOCKED SHOTS: DETROIT - M MOORE. WASHINGTON - J WHITE 2, AUSTIN, A WILLIAMS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DETROIT 6-16 (.375), LAETTNER 1-1, MILLS 1-4, HUNTER 2-4, STACKHOUSE 2-5, CROTTY 0-2. WASHINGTON 2-3 (.667), C WHITNEY 2-2, T MURRAY 0-1. TECHNICALS: DETROIT - . OFFICIALS: RONNIE NUNN, DERRICK STAFFORD, MARC DAVIS. A - 17,418. T - 2:09.


Box Score

DETROIT (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 40 8-17 8-10 2-8 6 2 24 Laettner 31 7-13 0-2 3-9 3 4 15 Mills 29 2-8 0-0 2-6 4 4 5 Hunter 38 6-9 0-0 0-2 3 4 14 Stackhouse 41 7-16 10-12 1-1 4 2 26 M Moore 19 3-6 0-0 0-4 1 3 6 Williams 16 2-2 0-0 0-6 0 3 4 Curry 16 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Crotty 10 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 Buechler DNP - coach's decision Montross DNP - coach's decision Vaught DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-75 18-24 8-38 22 26 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.467, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Laettner 1-1, Mills 1-4, Hunter 2-4, Stackhouse 2-5, Crotty 0-2). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 1 (M Moore). Turnovers: 19 (Stackhouse 7, Hunter 4, Williams 3, Hill 2, M Moore 2, Curry). Steals: 5 (Stackhouse 2, Hunter, Laettner, Mills).

WASHINGTON (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Howard 32 5-13 0-0 2-7 3 3 10 King 28 5-8 1-2 2-5 1 2 11 J White 26 3-7 4-6 4-8 0 2 10 Richmond 30 4-12 1-1 0-2 1 2 9 Strickland 32 4-8 6-7 1-4 8 2 14 A Williams 30 11-13 5-6 1-8 1 4 27 C Whitney 16 2-8 0-0 0-0 5 2 6 T Murray 22 0-3 2-2 0-6 1 4 2 Austin 6 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 Hamilton 18 4-6 3-4 0-1 1 4 11 Profit DNP - coach's decision L Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-78 22-28 10-42 22 25 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.487, FT-.786. 3-Point Goals: 2-3, .667 (C Whitney 2-2, T Murray 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 4 (J White 2, Austin, A Williams). Turnovers: 13 (Howard 4, A Williams 3, Richmond 3, Austin, Hamilton). Steals: 9 (Strickland 3, Hamilton 2, Richmond 2, Howard, J White). ____________________________________________ Detroit 26 16 31 21 - 94 Washington 24 20 29 27 - 100 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Detroit 1 (, 5:11 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,418. T: 2:09. Officials: Ronnie Nunn, Derrick Stafford, Marc Davis.


Game Story

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Aaron Williams scored a career-high 27 points and the Washington Wizards held the Detroit Pistons scoreless for over three minutes down the stretch for a 100-94 victory.

Williams, a rebounder and defender whose previous career high was 20 points, scored eight in the pivotal fourth quarter. He had four clutch free throws in the final 92 seconds and added a steal that sealed it with 10 seconds left.

Williams made 11-of-13 shots and 5-of-6 free throws to shatter his previous high against Charlotte on January 6, 1998, when he was with Seattle.

"I don't have too many games like this," said Williams, a six-year veteran from Xavier. "The guys were finding me right under the basket and I was laying them in."

Much to the dismay of Pistons coach Alvin Gentry, whose team's interior defense has been a problem all season.

"We can't have Aaron Williams come into a game that we have to win and dominate the inside, and that's basically what he did," Gentry said. "We weren't able to guard him. In a game like this, if we're going to lose it's got to be because a guy like Mitch Richmond or Rod Strickland or Juwan Howard has a big game. We can't have somebody come off the bench and have a game like Aaron Williams had and beat this team.

"There were no adjustments to make. If he catches it under the basket, we can't help. We can't do anything if he's going to catch it with a foot in the paint. There is no help for that."

Two free throws by Jerry Stackhouse, who scored 26 points, pulled the Pistons within 89-88 with 3:58 to play. But Detroit did not score again until the final minute.

Howard made a jumper and Richmond's steal led to Gerard King's jumper that gave the Wizards a 93-88 lead with 2:13 remaining. Pistons All-Star Grant Hill missed and Williams sank a pair from the line for a seven-point bulge.

Christian Laettner ended Detroit's drought with a 3-pointer with 33 seconds left, but Williams made two more free throws and his steal dealt the Pistons their 11th straight road loss. Detroit has not won away from home since a 112-107 victory at Washington on January 15.

"We had played well up to that point," Gentry said. "All you want to do on the road is have an opportunity at the end of the game to make plays to win it, and we just can't seem to do that. I can't understand why. At the end of the game, we just can't seem to make the plays."

Strickland scored 14 points and King and rookie Richard Hamilton added 11 apiece for the Wizards, who had lost 10 of their last 12 games but split the season series with the Pistons.

Hill had 24 points and eight rebounds and Laettner added 15 and nine for Detroit (28-30), which is two games under .500 for the first time since a 97-83 home loss on December 21 to Washington dropped it to 12-14.

"It seems like we get beat by some unsung heroes every night," Stackhouse said. "It's almost like we're snakebitten. We don't think of guys like King and Williams having big games, and tonight they bit us."

The Wizards had six players in double figures and shot 49 percent (38-of-78). The Pistons shot 47 percent (35-of-75) and were outrebounded, 42-38.

Williams replaced King with 4:14 remaining in the first quarter and finished the period with a team-leading eight points. His quick start convinced points guards Strickland and Chris Whitney to go to him and Washington led 44-42 at halftime.

"Once I got off quick, Rod and Chris were calling plays for me since they weren't stopping me," Williams said. "So I kept trying to score. It was feeling good tonight."

"Aaron knows the game," Strickland said. "He's talented. When he's focused and aggressive, he can do things like that. And Gerard knows how to play. He's not going to make mistakes. He can hit the open jumper. He'll make the hustle play. He knows the game."

There were six lead changes and eight ties in the third quarter and the teams entered the final period tied, 73-73.

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