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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 22 18 26 33 99 CLEVELAND 24 27 28 17 96 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 19, TRACY MCGRADY 18, TWO PLAYERS WITH 14 CLE - LAMOND MURRAY 30, SHAWN KEMP 20, WESLEY PERSON 12

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - THREE PLAYERS WITH 8 CLE - SHAWN KEMP 9, LAMOND MURRAY 6

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 6, TRACY MCGRADY 5 CLE - ANDRE MILLER 14, BREVIN KNIGHT 6

ATT: 20,562


Extended Box

TORONTO (99) AT CLEVELAND (96)

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

CARTER F 41 6-17 7-8 2 6 8 6 4 1 3 19 OAKLEY F 25 3-8 0-0 1 7 8 2 4 2 2 7 DAVIS C 29 2-3 2-5 0 4 4 1 5 0 0 6 CHRISTIE G 28 5-11 2-2 1 1 2 3 3 2 3 14 MCGRADY G 35 7-13 2-2 2 6 8 5 2 2 5 18 BROWN 26 4-9 3-3 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 14 K WILLIS 11 2-3 2-2 2 1 3 0 2 0 2 6 BOGUES 27 4-4 0-0 0 0 0 4 4 2 5 10 CURRY 12 1-6 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 3 A WILLIAMS 2 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 STEWART 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 THOMAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-74 20-24 8 29 37 24 26 9 23 99 (.459) (.833) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 23(9 PTS)

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

KEMP F 33 7-12 6-8 0 9 9 2 4 1 4 20 MURRAY F 35 11-21 7-8 1 5 6 0 2 3 1 30 BRYANT C 19 1-1 0-0 2 3 5 1 4 1 0 2 MILLER G 32 2-11 0-0 2 1 3 14 3 0 2 4 PERSON G 32 5-10 1-1 1 4 5 1 1 0 1 12 DECLERCQ 22 3-3 1-2 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 7 SURA 21 2-6 0-0 0 5 5 2 2 2 3 4 KNIGHT 16 1-5 1-2 0 2 2 6 2 2 2 3 FERRY 12 3-5 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 0 3 6 C HENDERSON 18 4-6 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 8 BOYKINS DNP - COACH'S DECISION KETNER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-80 16-21 7 32 39 30 26 10 18 96 (.488) (.762) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 19(15 PTS)

TORONTO 22 18 26 33 - 99 CLEVELAND 24 27 28 17 - 96

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - OAKLEY 4, CARTER 2, STEWART 2, MCGRADY, BROWN. CLEVELAND - KEMP 4, KNIGHT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 11-21 (.524), CARTER 0-2, OAKLEY 1-1, CHRISTIE 2-2, MCGRADY 2-3, BROWN 3-7, BOGUES 2-2, CURRY 1-4. CLEVELAND 2-9 (.222), MURRAY 1-3, MILLER 0-2, PERSON 1-2, SURA 0-2. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - HEAD COACH CARTER. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, HANK ARMSTRONG, SCOTT FOSTER. A - 20,562. T - 2:14.


Box Score

TORONTO (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 41 6-17 7-8 2-8 6 4 19 Oakley 25 3-8 0-0 1-8 2 4 7 Davis 29 2-3 2-5 0-4 1 5 6 Christie 28 5-11 2-2 1-2 3 3 14 Mcgrady 35 7-13 2-2 2-8 5 2 18 Brown 26 4-9 3-3 0-1 3 1 14 K Willis 11 2-3 2-2 2-3 0 2 6 Bogues 27 4-4 0-0 0-0 4 4 10 Curry 12 1-6 0-0 0-3 0 0 3 A Williams 2 0-0 2-2 0-0 0 1 2 Stewart 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Thomas DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-74 20-24 8-37 24 26 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.459, FT-.833. 3-Point Goals: 11-21, .524 (Carter 0-2, Oakley 1-1, Christie 2-2, Mcgrady 2-3, Brown 3-7, Bogues 2-2, Curry 1-4). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 10 (Oakley 4, Carter 2, Stewart 2, Mcgrady, Brown). Turnovers: 23 (Bogues 5, Mcgrady 5, Carter 3, Christie 3, Brown 2, K Willis 2, Oakley 2, Curry). Steals: 9 (Bogues 2, Christie 2, Mcgrady 2, Oakley 2, Carter).

CLEVELAND (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kemp 33 7-12 6-8 0-9 2 4 20 Murray 35 11-21 7-8 1-6 0 2 30 Bryant 19 1-1 0-0 2-5 1 4 2 Miller 32 2-11 0-0 2-3 14 3 4 Person 32 5-10 1-1 1-5 1 1 12 Declercq 22 3-3 1-2 0-1 2 3 7 Sura 21 2-6 0-0 0-5 2 2 4 Knight 16 1-5 1-2 0-2 6 2 3 Ferry 12 3-5 0-0 0-2 2 3 6 C Henderson 18 4-6 0-0 1-1 0 2 8 Boykins DNP - coach's decision Ketner DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-80 16-21 7-39 30 26 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.488, FT-.762. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Murray 1-3, Miller 0-2, Person 1-2, Sura 0-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 5 (Kemp 4, Knight). Turnovers: 19 (Kemp 4, Ferry 3, Sura 3, C Henderson 2, Knight 2, Miller 2, Murray, Person). Steals: 10 (Murray 3, Knight 2, Sura 2, Bryant, Declercq, Kemp). ____________________________________________ Toronto 22 18 26 33 - 99 Cleveland 24 27 28 17 - 96 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 1 (Head Coach Carter, 4:29 3rd). Flagrant fouls: Toronto 1 (Oakley, 4:49 1st). A: 20,562. T: 2:14. Officials: Joe Forte, Hank Armstrong, Scott Foster.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Superstar forward Vince Carter put the Toronto Raptors' destiny in someone else's hands for a change.

Carter's feed to Charles Oakley resulted in a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Raptors overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to post a rousing 99-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Carter has won three games at the end of regulation for the Raptors this season and with the game tied and the clock winding down, the 6-7 All-Star again had the ball in his hands. After driving the lane and drawing several defenders, Carter spotted Oakley alone in the left corner and fired a pass to the veteran power forward.

"It was destined to go in," Cavaliers coach Randy Wittman said of Oakley's shot.

Oakley, who entered the contest 11-of-28 from 3-point range this season, watched his shot rattle around the rim and through as time expired, snapping the Raptors' season-high four-game skid.

"We needed the win," Oakley said. "We lost four in a row and were downhill on the rollercoaster. I just wanted to put it up to the rim and hopefully, it would go in. We've been in a lot of situations like this this year and we've been hitting shots at the end.

"Always it goes to Vince and he just has to make the play. We did the pick-and-roll a couple of times late in the game and he just passed it back to me and I shot the ball. I had a good look, Shawn Kemp went to him and I was in the corner. We didn't need a 3, but I'll take the win."

Carter scored 19 points and Tracy McGrady added 18 for Toronto, which made six 3-pointers over the final 12 minutes and finished 11-of-21 from long range.

Lamond Murray scored 20 of his 30 points in the first half for Cleveland, which was outscored 33-17 in the fourth quarter en route to its ninth loss in 11 games.

"It's a re-occurring nightmare," Wittman said. "We became too satisfied with the 17-point lead we had and we put playing a little bit. The tide turned so quickly that we became a tentative team and not the attackers which I thought we were for most of the night."

Doug Christie and Dee Brown scored 14 points apiece for the Raptors, who appeared to be out of it when Cedric Henderson's slam gave the Cavaliers an 85-68 bulge with 9:53 to play.

McGrady hit two free throws and a 3-pointer and Christie answered Danny Ferry's jumper with two from the line and a 25-footer to shave the deficit to 87-78 with 7:20 remaining.

Cleveland point guard Brevin Knight made a free throw before Antonio Davis' three-point play, Carter's 10-footer and Christie's 3-pointer pulled Toronto within 88-86 with 5:17 to go.

"We didn't make shots and they made shots, that's the bottom line," Knight said of the Raptors' comeback. "They got hot. They started hitting 3-pointers and we just couldn't get it down and they finished it off."

Murray and Carter exchanged dunks before Person gave Cleveland a 92-88 lead with a 17-footer. Carter answered with two free throws before Shawn Kemp's 21-footer made it 94-90 with 2:16 remaining.

Brown put the Raptors in front by draining consecutive 3-pointers, but Bobby Sura forged a 96-96 tie on an off-balance jumper with 22 seconds left, setting up the final play.

"A lot of our games we've won have been that way the last couple of weeks," Brown said. "We just came out very lackadaisical and let them do what they wanted to until we started being physical like they were being physical to us."

Muggsy Bogues scored 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting for the Raptors, who moved 1 1/2 games in front of sixth-place Charlotte in the Eastern Conference. Toronto shot 46 percent (34-of-74) and forced 19 turnovers while yielding just nine points off giveaways.

Kemp scored 20 points, Person 12 and rookie Andre Miller had a season-high 14 assists for the Cavaliers, who shot 49 percent (39-of-80) and held a 39-37 rebounding edge.

Murray's big first half staked Cleveland to a 51-40 cushion at intermission and the Cavs did not look like they were ready to surrender the lead when they opened a 79-66 bulge entering the final period.

"I think we had three very bad quarters," Toronto coach Butch Carter said. "Once we got in the penalty, they were in trouble because they were trying to sink to stop the fouling and we were able to throw the ball out and our guys made 3s."

Cleveland was just 2-of-9 from 3-point range.

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