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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 29 22 18 22 91 DETROIT 32 27 22 32 113 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ORL - JOHN AMAECHI 27, RON MERCER 19, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 14 DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 32, GRANT HILL 24, CHRISTIAN LAETTNER 22

HIGH REBOUND: ORL - BO OUTLAW 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5 DET - CHRISTIAN LAETTNER 17, GRANT HILL 9

HIGH ASSISTS: ORL - THREE PLAYERS WITH 4 DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 13,462


Extended Box

ORLANDO (91) AT DETROIT (113)

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

OUTLAW F 36 1-1 0-0 1 5 6 4 3 1 3 2 WALLACE F 18 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 0 AMAECHI C 35 7-14 13-18 1 4 5 0 3 0 6 27 D ARMSTRONG G 28 4-9 3-4 0 2 2 4 4 1 2 14 MERCER G 38 7-17 5-6 0 4 4 2 4 1 2 19 ATKINS 23 4-11 1-2 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 10 MAGGETTE 9 2-4 1-2 1 0 1 0 3 1 2 5 WILLIAMS 9 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 P GARRITY 25 4-8 2-2 2 3 5 3 2 1 3 10 DOLEAC 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 JOHNSON 12 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 STRONG 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 30-68 27-36 6 20 26 18 32 7 24 91 (.441) (.750) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 24(28 PTS)

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

HILL F 35 9-22 6-7 3 6 9 2 4 1 1 24 LAETTNER F 35 9-15 4-5 8 9 17 4 3 0 4 22 MILLS C 19 1-2 0-0 1 3 4 2 4 0 1 2 HUNTER G 37 3-10 2-2 0 5 5 4 2 1 1 9 STACKHOUSE G 37 12-22 6-6 2 2 4 6 3 2 3 32 MONTROSS 4 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 M MOORE 17 0-1 5-6 1 1 2 0 3 0 3 5 CURRY 20 5-6 2-2 1 1 2 0 5 1 3 12 WILLIAMS 15 2-4 1-1 3 0 3 0 2 1 1 5 CROTTY 13 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 3 1 0 3 2 BUECHLER 7 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 VAUGHT 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 42-88 26-29 19 31 50 21 30 6 21 113 (.477) (.897) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 21(17 PTS)

ORLANDO 29 22 18 22 - 91 DETROIT 32 27 22 32 - 113

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - OUTLAW 2, AMAECHI. DETROIT - M MOORE, BUECHLER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 4-10 (.400), D ARMSTRONG 3-6, ATKINS 1-3, MAGGETTE 0-1. DETROIT 3-12 (.250), HILL 0-1, MILLS 0-1, HUNTER 1-4, STACKHOUSE 2-5, BUECHLER 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: TOMMIE WOOD, MIKE MATHIS, TOMMY NUNEZ. A - 13,462. T - 2:24.


Box Score

ORLANDO (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Outlaw 36 1-1 0-0 1-6 4 3 2 Wallace 18 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 4 0 Amaechi 35 7-14 13-18 1-5 0 3 27 D Armstrong 28 4-9 3-4 0-2 4 4 14 Mercer 38 7-17 5-6 0-4 2 4 19 Atkins 23 4-11 1-2 0-0 4 1 10 Maggette 9 2-4 1-2 1-1 0 3 5 Williams 9 0-1 2-2 0-0 0 3 2 P Garrity 25 4-8 2-2 2-5 3 2 10 Doleac 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Johnson 12 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 2 Strong 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-68 27-36 6-26 18 32 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.441, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (D Armstrong 3-6, Atkins 1-3, Maggette 0-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 3 (Outlaw 2, Amaechi). Turnovers: 24 (Amaechi 6, Outlaw 3, P Garrity 3, Atkins 2, D Armstrong 2, Maggette 2, Mercer 2, Williams 2, Doleac, Wallace). Steals: 7 (D Armstrong, Johnson, Maggette, Mercer, Outlaw, P Garrity, Williams).

DETROIT (113) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 35 9-22 6-7 3-9 2 4 24 Laettner 35 9-15 4-5 8-17 4 3 22 Mills 19 1-2 0-0 1-4 2 4 2 Hunter 37 3-10 2-2 0-5 4 2 9 Stackhouse 37 12-22 6-6 2-4 6 3 32 Montross 4 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 3 0 M Moore 17 0-1 5-6 1-2 0 3 5 Curry 20 5-6 2-2 1-2 0 5 12 Williams 15 2-4 1-1 3-3 0 2 5 Crotty 13 1-3 0-0 0-2 3 1 2 Buechler 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Vaught 1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-88 26-29 19-50 21 30 113 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.477, FT-.897. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Hill 0-1, Mills 0-1, Hunter 1-4, Stackhouse 2-5, Buechler 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 2 (M Moore, Buechler). Turnovers: 21 (Laettner 4, Crotty 3, Curry 3, M Moore 3, Stackhouse 3, Buechler, Hill, Hunter, Mills, Williams). Steals: 6 (Stackhouse 2, Curry, Hill, Hunter, Williams). ____________________________________________ Orlando 29 22 18 22 - 91 Detroit 32 27 22 32 - 113 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,462. T: 2:24. Officials: Tommie Wood, Mike Mathis, Tommy Nunez.


Game Story

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- Jerry Stackhouse scored 32 points as the Detroit Pistons created some breathing room between themselves and the surprising Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 113-91 victory.

Stackhouse made 12-of-22 shots and all of six of his free throws to eclipse the 30-point mark for the 13th time this season. He made an 18-footer, a 3-pointer, a runner in the lane and two long jumpers in an 11-1 run that put the Pistons in front to stay, 25-20, with 3:18 left in the first quarter.

"We're all playing the same teams," Stackhouse said. "So nobody is really going to gain a whole lot on anybody else. I think the teams that are in (the playoff race) now are probably going to be in. We talked about must-wins before the game. (Orlando) felt like it was going to be a war. So I said, `Let's go to war.' I think everyone got excited about that.

"We lost to this team twice before because we lacked intensity. If we play with intensity, we should win."

Grant Hill scored 24 points and Christian Laettner added 22 and a season-high 17 rebounds for Detroit, which moved two games in front of Orlando for seventh place in the East.

John Amaechi scored 27 points for the Magic, who had their lead for the conference's final playoff spot shaved to one-half game over idle Milwaukee.

Orlando was dominated along the interior, losing the battle on the boards, 50-26, and being outscored in the paint, 50-30.

"Any loss at this point is disappointing," Amaechi said. "But devastating, no. We can beat them. We didn't today because we did a lot of things poorly -- way too many turnovers and we gave up way too many offensive rebounds (19). They made a concerted effort to hit the boards. I think they realized, it's key against us to get offensive rebounds."

"We talked about limiting their points in the paint and we did," Hill said. "They killed us inside in the two losses and one of the games, I think they had 50 points in the paint. So we knew we had to limit that. That was our whole focus for the night."

Ron Mercer scored 19 points and Darrell Armstrong added 14 for Orlando, which shot 44 percent (30-of-68) and yielded a whopping 28 points off turnovers.

"That wasn't a great one for us," coach Doc Rivers said. "I didn't think they were running away from us. It was a game where we just couldn't make shots; we couldn't get anything going offensively. I thought it was absolutely a winnable game for us; we just didn't execute very well offensively. As big as a game as it was for us to lose, it was a big game for Detroit to win."

The Pistons earned a 2-2 split of the season series and improved to 4-1 since interim coach George Irvine took over Alvin Gentry. They will complete a six-game homestand against the league-leading Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

"I think George Irvine helps a lot," Laettner said. "There's a lot more belief in each other and more respect for each other. There's not as much negativity. We're all a lot happier and it makes everybody feel better."

"I'm really looking forward to (the Lakers)," Hill said. "The Palace should be rocking and we'll get a lot of energy from the fans. It's a great challenge. We just have to hope they play bad and we play good."

Stackhouse and Hill are the league's second-best scoring tandem and stepped up every time the Magic threatened the lead.

Monty Williams made two free throws to pull Orlando within 32-31 early in the second quarter, but Hill quickly responded with an 18-footer. Mikki Moore made two from the line and Hill converted a three-point play as Detroit opened a 39-34 lead with 7:38 left in the half.

The Magic cut the deficit to one on four more occassions before Stackhouse made two free throws and dunked and Moore made a layup to help Detroit extend the advantage to 55-48 with 2:03 left before the break. Jerome Williams dunked to give Detroit a 59-51 halftime cushion.

Hill buried a 17-footer and Stackhouse made two free throws and slammed to make it a 69-55 bulge with 6:37 remaining in the third quarter. Orlando never seriously challenged thereafter.

"We've just gotta take care of those other games now," Orlando forward Pat Garrity said. "We can't worry about playing them anymore. But now we've got a lot of other teams that we've got to worry about."

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