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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 17 17 23 27 84 VANCOUVER 15 19 24 17 75 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - KARL MALONE 25, BRYON RUSSELL 14, OLDEN POLYNICE 11 VAN - DENNIS SCOTT 16, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 15, ANTOINE CARR 12

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - KARL MALONE 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8 VAN - BRYANT REEVES 9, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 8

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - JEFF HORNACEK 5, JOHN STOCKTON 5 VAN - MIKE BIBBY 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 14,143


Extended Box

UTAH (84) AT VANCOUVER (75)

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

RUSSELL F 40 5-10 3-4 5 3 8 0 2 0 3 14 MALONE F 33 9-25 7-11 4 10 14 1 2 2 1 25 POLYNICE C 19 5-7 1-7 3 5 8 0 3 1 1 11 HORNACEK G 29 1-7 4-4 0 3 3 5 2 2 1 6 STOCKTON G 34 4-9 0-0 0 0 0 5 3 3 1 9 EISLEY 25 4-6 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 8 OSTERTAG 27 0-1 1-2 2 2 4 1 2 1 2 1 GILLIAM 17 3-7 2-3 2 3 5 1 2 1 0 8 VAUGHN 8 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 KEEFE 8 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 2 LEWIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION PADGETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-74 20-33 16 32 48 16 18 11 11 84 (.419) (.606) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 12(19 PTS)

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

ABDUR-RAHIM F 40 6-12 3-3 2 6 8 1 3 0 6 15 HARRINGTON F 24 2-6 2-2 2 5 7 1 5 0 2 6 REEVES C 24 3-7 2-2 5 4 9 0 5 1 1 8 DICKERSON G 33 1-14 3-3 1 2 3 0 3 1 2 6 BIBBY G 42 5-13 1-1 2 5 7 9 1 1 5 11 EKEZIE 9 0-3 0-0 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 SCOTT 26 6-10 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 1 0 16 CARR 21 5-9 2-2 1 1 2 3 3 0 0 12 LOPEZ 15 0-3 1-2 2 2 4 1 5 1 1 1 PALACIO 6 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 PARKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION WEST DNP - FOOT INJURY

TOTALS 240 28-79 14-15 17 30 47 19 27 5 17 75 (.354) (.933) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 17(24 PTS)

UTAH 17 17 23 27 - 84 VANCOUVER 15 19 24 17 - 75

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - MALONE 2, OSTERTAG 2, KEEFE, POLYNICE. VANCOUVER - BIBBY, CARR, DICKERSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 2-5 (.400), RUSSELL 1-3, HORNACEK 0-1, STOCKTON 1-1. VANCOUVER 5-16 (.313), ABDUR-RAHIM 0-1, DICKERSON 1-5, BIBBY 0-3, SCOTT 4-7. TECHNICALS: UTAH - HORNACEK, HEAD COACH SLOAN 3 (EJECTED), STOCKTON, VANCOUVER - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: JIM CLARK, VIOLET PALMER, BENNETT SALVATORE. A - 14,143. T - 2:11.


Box Score

UTAH (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Russell 40 5-10 3-4 5-8 0 2 14 Malone 33 9-25 7-11 4-14 1 2 25 Polynice 19 5-7 1-7 3-8 0 3 11 Hornacek 29 1-7 4-4 0-3 5 2 6 Stockton 34 4-9 0-0 0-0 5 3 9 Eisley 25 4-6 0-0 0-1 3 1 8 Ostertag 27 0-1 1-2 2-4 1 2 1 Gilliam 17 3-7 2-3 2-5 1 2 8 Vaughn 8 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Keefe 8 0-0 2-2 0-3 0 1 2 Lewis DNP - coach's decision Padgett DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-74 20-33 16-48 16 18 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.419, FT-.606. 3-Point Goals: 2-5, .400 (Russell 1-3, Hornacek 0-1, Stockton 1-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 6 (Malone 2, Ostertag 2, Keefe, Polynice). Turnovers: 12 (Russell 3, Ostertag 2, Vaughn 2, Hornacek, Malone, Polynice, Stockton). Steals: 11 (Stockton 3, Hornacek 2, Malone 2, Gilliam, Keefe, Ostertag, Polynice).

VANCOUVER (75) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Abdur-rahim 40 6-12 3-3 2-8 1 3 15 Harrington 24 2-6 2-2 2-7 1 5 6 Reeves 24 3-7 2-2 5-9 0 5 8 Dickerson 33 1-14 3-3 1-3 0 3 6 Bibby 42 5-13 1-1 2-7 9 1 11 Ekezie 9 0-3 0-0 2-5 0 0 0 Scott 26 6-10 0-0 0-2 3 2 16 Carr 21 5-9 2-2 1-2 3 3 12 Lopez 15 0-3 1-2 2-4 1 5 1 Palacio 6 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Parks DNP - coach's decision West DNP - foot injury _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-79 14-15 17-47 19 27 75 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.354, FT-.933. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Abdur-rahim 0-1, Dickerson 1-5, Bibby 0-3, Scott 4-7). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 3 (Bibby, Carr, Dickerson). Turnovers: 17 (Abdur-rahim 6, Bibby 5, Dickerson 2, Harrington 2, Lopez, Reeves). Steals: 5 (Bibby, Dickerson, Lopez, Reeves, Scott). ____________________________________________ Utah 17 17 23 27 - 84 Vancouver 15 19 24 17 - 75 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 5 (Hornacek, 9:11 1st; Head Coach Sloan 3 (ejected), 6:05 3rd, 2:27 3rd; Stockton, 6:05 3rd). Vancouver 1 (Illegal Defense, 6:51 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,143. T: 2:11. Officials: Jim Clark, Violet Palmer, Bennett Salvatore.


Game Story

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Coach Jerry Sloan lost his cool in the third quarter and Karl Malone lost his touch for most of the fourth, but the Utah Jazz still had enough to overcome the feisty Vancouver Grizzlies, 84-75.

The Jazz suffered their first loss in 18 meetings with the Grizzlies on January 26 at Salt Lake City. They appeared well on their way to their first defeat in nine visits to Vancouver after managing just 34 first-half points and Sloan earning an ejection for arguing a call with 2:27 remaining in the third period.

Michael Dickerson knocked down the ensuing free throw to give the Grizzlies a 56-52 lead and the crowd of 14,143 at GM Place sensed a franchise record-setting 20th win as they jeered Sloan off the floor.

Malone, who is battling the flu, had 17 points and 10 rebounds through three quarters, but misfired on his first eight shots of the final period.

Although they could not pull away, the Grizzlies did seem to have the momentum when Othella Harrington nailed a jumper with 8:01 to play for a 69-65 lead.

But Malone scored eight points as Utah closed out Vancouver out with a 19-6 run, including Bryon Russell's 3-pointer that gave the Jazz a comfortable 82-75 cushion with 51 seconds to play.

"It wasn't one of the best games, but down the stretch, we performed well," Malone said. "Whenever you put on a uniform, you're expected to play. I'm not feeling great, however, it's not something you talk about. It was a nice win. We played last night and then came in here and they were waiting for us."

Malone finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds and Russell added 14 points for Utah, which has won 11 of its last 12 and 17 of 19 to remain 3 1/2 games ahead of San Antonio for first place in the Midwest Division.

Dennis Scott scored a season-high 16 points and former Jazz forward Antoine Carr added a season-high 12 for Vancouver, which was held to its lowest total since an 89-73 setback at Charlotte on November 24.

"Utah is a funny team and they play terrible all game and then they go on a run and get the win," Carr said. "We made a few mistakes out there, including myself. I can't allow the rebounds to get away."

Dickerson led the Grizzlies' embarrassing offensive effort with six points on 1-of-14 shooting.

Olden Polynice had 11 points and eight rebounds for Utah, which shot 42 percent (31-of-74) and scored 24 points off Vancouver turnovers. The Jazz held a 48-47 edge on the boards.

"We had some crucial turnovers in the fourth," Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said. "We held Utah to 84 points, which is a positive, but we just couldn't make the shots. I'm not thinking about (the 20th win). We're just trying to get as many wins as we can get."

Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 15 points and Mike Bibby had 11, nine assists and seven rebounds while limiting Utah point guard John Stockton to nine points and five assists in 34 minutes.

"It's a good victory, that's about it," Stockton said. "You can't come to any grand conclusions."

The Grizzlies established a franchise record by pulling down 22 rebounds in the opening quarter, but trailed Utah 17-15 entering the second period.

Scott caught fire in the second quarter, burying 5-of-7 shots, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range for 14 points. But the Grizzlies and the Jazz were fit to be tied, 34-34, at the half after combining to make 23-of-82 shots over the first 24 minutes.

"Cold? Bodies looked like they were dead out there, that's cold," Sloan said of the dreadful first-half performance. "There wasn't much excitement out there."

The game remained tight throughout, featuring 19 lead changes and 11 ties.

The Jazz appeared to get a quick lift from Sloan's ejection as Stockton followed Dickerson's free throw with a layup and a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 57-56 with 1:10 remaining in the third quarter.

But Carr buried a 12-foot hook with 25 seconds left and the Grizzlies had a three-point lead entering the final period.

While Malone and the Jazz bricked their way through the first four minutes of the quarter, Bibby, Scott and Harrington scored on consecutive trips to give Vancouver a 69-65 lead.

Armen Gilliam hit 1-of-2 free throws, Malon finally connected on a layup, Hornacek made four in a row from the stripe and Russell and Malone combined to hit 5-of-6 free throws to put Utah in front, 77-73, with 2:20 remaining.

Malone hit a 15-footer and Russell buried a 25-footer as the Jazz finally appeared to distance themselves from the Grizzlies, 82-75, with 51 seconds left.

Utah outscored Vancouver 20-15 at the line, 40-12 in the paint and 15-9 on the break.

"We played hard," Grizzlies center Bryant Reeves said. "I thought we played well enough to win if we only shot the ball better. We played good defense and held them. You've gotta be disappointed, but at the same time you've gotta be happy with the effort."

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