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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 18 25 26 26 95 LA CLIPPERS 21 30 24 19 94 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 23, DOUG CHRISTIE 18, TRACY MCGRADY 15 LAC - TYRONE NESBY 21, DEREK ANDERSON 21, MAURICE TAYLOR 20

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 11, TRACY MCGRADY 10 LAC - MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 14, LAMAR ODOM 11

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4 LAC - LAMAR ODOM 8, DEREK ANDERSON 6

ATT: 18,176


Extended Box

TORONTO (95) AT LA CLIPPERS (94)

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

CARTER F 40 9-21 3-6 1 4 5 5 2 1 2 23 OAKLEY F 35 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 4 3 1 1 2 DAVIS C 31 5-7 3-4 5 6 11 0 4 1 2 13 CHRISTIE G 38 6-12 2-2 1 2 3 2 2 4 2 18 MCGRADY G 35 5-13 5-8 4 6 10 3 0 3 3 15 CURRY 10 2-7 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 K WILLIS 30 5-8 3-5 1 3 4 0 3 1 1 13 BOGUES 14 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 4 3 2 2 4 BROWN 7 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 3 THOMAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION A WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION WORKMAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-78 16-25 12 24 36 21 19 13 14 95 (.462) (.640) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 15(15 PTS)

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

NESBY F 39 8-21 3-4 0 1 1 1 3 2 2 21 TAYLOR F 43 8-14 4-4 2 3 5 4 5 1 4 20 OLOWOKANDI C 37 5-12 0-0 4 10 14 0 3 1 1 10 ANDERSON G 44 5-14 9-9 3 2 5 6 2 4 3 21 ODOM G 45 5-9 6-6 0 11 11 8 2 1 8 16 MCINNIS 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CHILCUTT 16 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 PIATKOWSKI 12 1-2 2-2 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 4 AVENT 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BENNETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION HUDSON DNP - GASTRITIS JONES DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-74 24-25 11 27 38 19 19 12 18 94 (.446) (.960) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 18(22 PTS)

TORONTO 18 25 26 26 - 95 LA CLIPPERS 21 30 24 19 - 94

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - DAVIS, K WILLIS. LA CLIPPERS - OLOWOKANDI. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 7-18 (.389), CARTER 2-4, CHRISTIE 4-8, CURRY 0-3, BROWN 1-3. LA CLIPPERS 4-17 (.235), NESBY 2-8, ANDERSON 2-6, ODOM 0-2, PIATKOWSKI 0-1. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - K WILLIS. OFFICIALS: BENNETT SALVATORE, SEAN CORBIN, VIOLET PALMER. A - 18,176. T - 2:18.


Box Score

TORONTO (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 40 9-21 3-6 1-5 5 2 23 Oakley 35 1-5 0-0 0-1 4 3 2 Davis 31 5-7 3-4 5-11 0 4 13 Christie 38 6-12 2-2 1-3 2 2 18 Mcgrady 35 5-13 5-8 4-10 3 0 15 Curry 10 2-7 0-0 0-0 0 1 4 K Willis 30 5-8 3-5 1-4 0 3 13 Bogues 14 2-2 0-0 0-0 4 3 4 Brown 7 1-3 0-0 0-2 3 1 3 Thomas DNP - coach's decision A Williams DNP - coach's decision Workman DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-78 16-25 12-36 21 19 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.462, FT-.640. 3-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (Carter 2-4, Christie 4-8, Curry 0-3, Brown 1-3). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 2 (Davis, K Willis). Turnovers: 15 (Mcgrady 3, Bogues 2, Carter 2, Christie 2, Davis 2, Brown, K Willis, Oakley). Steals: 13 (Christie 4, Mcgrady 3, Bogues 2, Carter, Davis, K Willis, Oakley).

LA CLIPPERS (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Nesby 39 8-21 3-4 0-1 1 3 21 Taylor 43 8-14 4-4 2-5 4 5 20 Olowokandi 37 5-12 0-0 4-14 0 3 10 Anderson 44 5-14 9-9 3-5 6 2 21 Odom 45 5-9 6-6 0-11 8 2 16 Mcinnis 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Chilcutt 16 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 2 2 Piatkowski 12 1-2 2-2 1-1 0 2 4 Avent 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Bennett DNP - coach's decision Hudson DNP - gastritis Jones DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-74 24-25 11-38 19 19 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.446, FT-.960. 3-Point Goals: 4-17, .235 (Nesby 2-8, Anderson 2-6, Odom 0-2, Piatkowski 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 1 (Olowokandi). Turnovers: 18 (Odom 8, Taylor 4, Anderson 3, Nesby 2, Olowokandi). Steals: 12 (Anderson 4, Nesby 2, Piatkowski 2, Chilcutt, Odom, Olowokandi, Taylor). ____________________________________________ Toronto 18 25 26 26 - 95 La Clippers 21 30 24 19 - 94 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 1 (K Willis, 0:28 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,176. T: 2:18. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Sean Corbin, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- After allowing Shaquille O'Neal to walk all over them two nights ago, the league-worst Los Angeles Clippers were burned at the buzzer by the league's most visible new star -- Vince Carter.

Carter appeared to cost his team the game with a costly foul but redeemed himself in heroic fashion, burying a 31-footer as time expired to lift the Toronto Raptors to their franchise-record seventh straight win, 95-94 over the hard-luck Clippers.

"It's a good feeling," Carter said. "The most important thing is that we carried on our winning streak and that we executed when it counted. It was good to pull out a victory like that for the team."

For most of the game, Carter looked like the goat. He managed just nine points on 3-of-11 shooting over the first three quarters and was clearly out of sync with his teammates as the Raptors fell behind 75-69 entering the final period.

Los Angeles, which allowed Lakers center O'Neal to score an NBA season-high 61 points on Monday, appeared to have the Raptors' superstar shut down.

But the All-Star forward turned it on, scoring 14 of his 23 points down the stretch as Toronto erased a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit. The Raptors drew even at 92-92 on Carter's jumper with 51 seconds left.

"I just wanted to continue to play," Carter said. "I played hard defense to make up for my poor offense. But my team believed in me and gave me the ball."

The reigning Rookie of the Year, who beat Boston with a 3-pointer at the buzzer eight days ago at the FleetCenter, fouled Clippers rookie Lamar Odom on the perimeter with 1.5 seconds remaining and Odom made both free throws.

Carter was visibly upset at himself during the Raptors' ensuing timeout but showed the poise of a veteran by grabbing Tracy McGrady's inbounds pass, turning and firing a shot that swished through, stunning the 18,176 fans in attendance at the Staples Center. Clippers forward Tyrone Nesby inexplicably backed off Carter.

"We called Vince's number in the huddle, so when we came out on the court, he did exactly what we asked him to do," Toronto coach Butch Carter said.

"I just turned around and was surprised I was so open," Vince Carter said. "I don't worry about it when I'm struggling, just keep playing, keep playing. Just do the little things."

Doug Christie scored 18 points and McGrady added 15 for Toronto, which won six in a row from March 26-April 4, 1999. The Raptors also have reeled off five straight road wins and improved to 4-0 on their five-game Western swing.

"It was one of those nights where everyone didn't come out to play," McGrady said. "But we fought our way back in the game and got the win."

Nesby and Derek Anderson scored 21 points each for the Clippers, who have dropped 17 of their last 18 games and fell to a dismal 9-20 at home this season.

"Everybody played hard, that's why this loss hurts more than anything," Nesby said.

Maurice Taylor scored 20 points and Odom added 16, 11 rebounds and eight assists for Los Angeles, which shot 45 percent (33-of-74), held a 38-36 advantage on the boards and forced 15 turnovers. The Clippers surrendered 22 points off turnovers.

"We played a great game, probably one of the best games I can recall," Todd said.

Antonio Davis had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Willis added 13 points for the Raptors, who shot 46 percent (36-of-78).

Carter showed signs of coming out of his three-quarter funk when he hit a 26-footer to pull Toronto within 77-72 with 11:21 to play. But Eric Piatkowski hit an 11-footer and two free throws, Odom made a driving layup and Anderson hit a 3-pointer to stretch margin to 86-72 with nine minutes left.

The Raptors came roaring back as McGrady dunked, Carter made a jumper and Davis hit a free throw to cut the lead to nine. Nesby and Carter exhanged baskets and Anderson made two free throws to give Los Angeles a 90-79 lead with 4:54 left.

Dee Brown drained a 3-pointer before Carter dug into his arsenal of highlight reel dunks, catching an alley-oop feed from Brown behind his right shoulder and slamming it home to shave the deficit to 90-84 with 3:29 remaining.

"You don't want to be down like that, but we kept our composure and we started making good shots," McGrady said.

Willis made two free throws and a short jumper and Charles Oakley pulled Toronto even at 90-90 on a 22-footer from the left side with 1:16 left. Olowakandi put Los Angeles back in front with a seven-foot hook, but Carter sank a 19-footer with 51 seconds remaining to set up the wild finish.

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