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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 18 29 34 28 109 PORTLAND 24 28 18 20 90 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 35, DOUG CHRISTIE 26, TRACY MCGRADY 13 POR - RASHEED WALLACE 27, ARVYDAS SABONIS 16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 11

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - KEVIN WILLIS 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7 POR - ARVYDAS SABONIS 11, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - DOUG CHRISTIE 5, VINCE CARTER 5 POR - GREG ANTHONY 4, FIVE PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 20,516


Extended Box

TORONTO (109) AT PORTLAND (90)

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

CARTER F 46 12-23 7-10 2 4 6 5 1 3 4 35 OAKLEY F 35 3-9 2-2 2 5 7 4 4 2 1 8 DAVIS C 30 2-7 2-4 0 5 5 2 5 0 1 6 MCGRADY G 39 4-11 5-6 3 4 7 3 4 0 2 13 CHRISTIE G 41 9-16 3-4 1 5 6 5 4 2 1 26 K WILLIS 31 5-9 1-1 4 4 8 1 1 0 2 12 CURRY 10 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 6 BOGUES 8 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 3 WORKMAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION THOMAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION A WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-81 20-27 12 28 40 25 23 10 11 109 (.469) (.741) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 11(15 PTS)

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

SCHREMPF F 31 3-8 0-1 0 5 5 3 4 1 2 7 WALLACE F 43 9-15 9-9 1 7 8 3 2 0 4 27 SABONIS C 36 7-13 2-2 4 7 11 3 3 1 3 16 PIPPEN G 32 3-7 0-0 0 4 4 3 5 1 2 6 SMITH G 37 4-15 2-2 3 5 8 1 5 3 2 11 B GRANT 8 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 AUGMON 14 4-6 3-4 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 11 ANTHONY 25 2-7 1-3 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 6 ONEAL 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 WELLS 11 2-4 2-3 2 0 2 1 2 0 4 6 STOUDAMIRE DNP - COACH'S DECISION G GRANT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-77 19-24 14 31 45 22 23 6 17 90 (.442) (.792) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 17(19 PTS)

TORONTO 18 29 34 28 - 109 PORTLAND 24 28 18 20 - 90

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - CHRISTIE, MCGRADY. PORTLAND - PIPPEN, SMITH. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 13-20 (.650), CARTER 4-5, CHRISTIE 5-9, K WILLIS 1-1, CURRY 2-3, BOGUES 1-2. PORTLAND 3-14 (.214), SCHREMPF 1-2, PIPPEN 0-4, SMITH 1-4, ANTHONY 1-4. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - OAKLEY, ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: RONNIE NUNN, RON OLESIAK, MARC DAVIS. A - 20,516. T - 2:20.


Box Score

TORONTO (109) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 46 12-23 7-10 2-6 5 1 35 Oakley 35 3-9 2-2 2-7 4 4 8 Davis 30 2-7 2-4 0-5 2 5 6 Mcgrady 39 4-11 5-6 3-7 3 4 13 Christie 41 9-16 3-4 1-6 5 4 26 K Willis 31 5-9 1-1 4-8 1 1 12 Curry 10 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 3 6 Bogues 8 1-2 0-0 0-1 4 1 3 Workman DNP - coach's decision Brown DNP - coach's decision Thomas DNP - coach's decision A Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-81 20-27 12-40 25 23 109 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.469, FT-.741. 3-Point Goals: 13-20, .650 (Carter 4-5, Christie 5-9, K Willis 1-1, Curry 2-3, Bogues 1-2). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 2 (Christie, Mcgrady). Turnovers: 11 (Carter 4, K Willis 2, Mcgrady 2, Christie, Davis, Oakley). Steals: 10 (Carter 3, Christie 2, Curry 2, Oakley 2, Bogues).

PORTLAND (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Schrempf 31 3-8 0-1 0-5 3 4 7 Wallace 43 9-15 9-9 1-8 3 2 27 Sabonis 36 7-13 2-2 4-11 3 3 16 Pippen 32 3-7 0-0 0-4 3 5 6 Smith 37 4-15 2-2 3-8 1 5 11 B Grant 8 0-1 0-0 1-2 3 1 0 Augmon 14 4-6 3-4 3-3 1 0 11 Anthony 25 2-7 1-3 0-2 4 1 6 Oneal 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Wells 11 2-4 2-3 2-2 1 2 6 Stoudamire DNP - coach's decision G Grant DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-77 19-24 14-45 22 23 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.442, FT-.792. 3-Point Goals: 3-14, .214 (Schrempf 1-2, Pippen 0-4, Smith 1-4, Anthony 1-4). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 2 (Pippen, Smith). Turnovers: 17 (Wallace 4, Wells 4, Sabonis 3, Pippen 2, Schrempf 2, Smith 2). Steals: 6 (Smith 3, Pippen, Sabonis, Schrempf). ____________________________________________ Toronto 18 29 34 28 - 109 Portland 24 28 18 20 - 90 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 2 (Oakley, 10:06 1st; Illegal Defense, 7:40 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,516. T: 2:20. Officials: Ronnie Nunn, Ron Olesiak, Marc Davis.


Game Story

PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) -- The Toronto Raptors showed the Portland Trail Blazers they are more than the Vince Carter Show.

Carter scored 35 points and Doug Christie added 26 as the Raptors roared to a 109-90 victory over the shorthanded Trail Blazers, who suddenly are struggling.

Carter and Christie led a long-range assault by Toronto, which shot 65 percent (13-of-20) from 3-point range. Carter was 4-of-5 and Christie 5-of-9 from behind the arc and even 6-11 Kevin Willis got into the act, making his first in three years.

"They put a 3-point truck on us," Portland coach Mike Dunleavy said. "They hit 13-of-20 3s and while maybe we didn't honor them enough, they really made big shots."

"This was a very satisfactory win," said Toronto coach Butch Carter, whose team improved to 14-14 on the road with its fourth straight win away from home. "Portland is an NBA team and we were playing in their building. We're going to work hard to keep this thing going."

Vince Carter was his usual scintillating self, making 12-of-23 shots, many of them against Scottie Pippen, one of the top defensive players in the NBA. Christie was 9-of-16 from the field and also lit up a foul-plagued Pippen in the fourth quarter.

"When we come into people's arenas, we just want to win," Vince Carter said. "It's what the team does, not me. We had good team defense and we're a big team and we wanted to limit their second-half shots. We're starting to understand how to win games."

Toronto used a 13-0 surge in the third quarter to take control and repelled a half-hearted rally by Portland in the final period, pulling away down the stretch as the Rose Garden crowd of 20,516 serenaded the home team with boos.

The Trail Blazers took winning streaks of 11 games overall and 16 games at home into last Tuesday's showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers. But they lost to relinquish first place in the Pacific Division for the first time in a month and now are three games back.

"We got a good old-fashioned whuppin'," Trail Blazers forward Detlef Schrempf said. "Nobody expected it but that's the way it was. They were hitting 3s. We didn't get loose balls, they got all the loose balls. Everything bounced their way and they couldn't make shots."

Rasheed Wallace scored a season-high 27 points but Pippen had just six for the Blazers, who did not have a fast-break point until eight minutes remained. Portland played without injured point guard Damon Stoudamire. Reserve forward Brian Grant was limited to eight ineffective minutes due to a strained arch.

"Obviously we missed him a lot but you have to play the games with what you have available," Dunleavy said of Stoudamire. "I don't want to use that as an excuse because Toronto just played a great game against us."

With Pippen taking on the extra duties of running the offense, he had trouble staying with Carter, who scored 18 points in the first half. But Wallace countered with 16 points and Portland held a 52-47 lead.

The teams traded baskets to open the second half before Toronto took charge. Carter made a 3-pointer and Charles Oakley hit a jumper before Christie sank a jumper and 3-pointer for a 59-54 lead with 9:34 remaining. Antonio Davis made a free throw and short jumper to cap the burst and extend the lead to 62-54 with 7:54 remaining.

Pippen picked up two fouls and took a seat during the run.

"I thought we started out pretty well with Scottie there but we put a big load on him, having to guard Carter and also play the point," Dunleavy said. "Maybe that was too much."

"We got Portland out of sync and Scottie got his fourth foul and that hurt," Butch Carter said. "Things weren't good for Portland."

Carter scored 12 points and Christie 10 in the third period, which ended with Toronto holding an 81-70 lead. Portland got within 84-76 on a three-point play by Bonzi Wells and two free throws by Wallace with 8:56 remaining.

But Christie made a pair of 3-pointers around two foul shots by Wallace to rebuild the lead to 90-78 with 7:45 to go and the Blazers never reduced the deficit to single digits thereafter.

Tracy McGrady scored 13 points and Willis added 12 for Toronto, which shot 47 percent (38-of-81) and committed just 11 turnovers. Dell Curry made two 3-pointers and Muggsy Bogues added one.

Arvydas Sabonis had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Steve Smith and Stacey Augmon scored 11 points apiece for the Blazers, who shot 44 percent (34-of-77) but went just 3-of-14 from behind the arc.

The teams split the season series for the first time since the Raptors entered the NBA in 1995.

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