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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- UTAH 21 18 23 30 92 DENVER 27 20 34 31 112 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: UTH - KARL MALONE 27, BRYON RUSSELL 17, THREE PLAYERS WITH 10 DEN - ANTONIO MCDYESS 33, NICK VAN EXEL 27, JAMES POSEY 20

HIGH REBOUND: UTH - KARL MALONE 13, ARMEN GILLIAM 5 DEN - RAEF LAFRENTZ 11, ANTONIO MCDYESS 10

HIGH ASSISTS: UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4 DEN - NICK VAN EXEL 14, JAMES POSEY 5

ATT: 19,099


Extended Box

UTAH (92) AT DENVER (112)

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

MALONE F 40 8-18 11-12 4 9 13 4 3 0 3 27 RUSSELL F 41 6-15 1-2 0 3 3 3 4 1 0 17 POLYNICE C 19 1-3 0-2 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 2 HORNACEK G 19 5-8 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 10 STOCKTON G 35 3-6 3-3 1 0 1 7 4 1 1 10 EISLEY 29 2-7 5-5 1 2 3 4 2 2 1 9 OSTERTAG 17 1-4 1-2 2 2 4 0 3 0 0 3 GILLIAM 16 5-8 0-0 1 4 5 1 4 0 2 10 VAUGHN 13 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 LEWIS 8 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 PADGETT 3 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 KEEFE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-76 21-26 10 24 34 25 26 4 11 92 (.434) (.808) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 12(16 PTS)

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

CLARK F 25 3-3 0-0 0 5 5 1 5 1 3 6 MCDYESS F 40 14-25 5-6 5 5 10 1 3 0 1 33 LAFRENTZ C 35 3-7 3-5 2 9 11 3 4 0 0 9 POSEY G 41 7-12 0-0 0 0 0 5 4 0 2 20 VAN EXEL G 45 9-21 6-7 0 7 7 14 2 1 0 27 GATLING 7 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 C HERREN 10 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 MCCLOUD 30 4-10 4-4 1 2 3 4 3 2 2 14 BOWEN 3 0-1 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 JONES 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 ALEXANDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION ROGERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-79 21-26 10 31 41 30 25 4 10 112 (.506) (.808) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 12(14 PTS)

UTAH 21 18 23 30 - 92 DENVER 27 20 34 31 - 112

BLOCKED SHOTS: UTAH - STOCKTON, OSTERTAG. DENVER - LAFRENTZ 4, MCDYESS, CLARK. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: UTAH 5-16 (.313), RUSSELL 4-8, STOCKTON 1-4, EISLEY 0-1, VAUGHN 0-1, LEWIS 0-1, PADGETT 0-1. DENVER 11-20 (.550), POSEY 6-8, VAN EXEL 3-6, MCCLOUD 2-6. TECHNICALS: UTAH - HEAD COACH SLOAN 2 (EJECTED), MALONE, DENVER - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: MIKE MATHIS, TOMMY NUNEZ, BILL KENNEDY. A - 19,099. T - 2:06.


Box Score

UTAH (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 40 8-18 11-12 4-13 4 3 27 Russell 41 6-15 1-2 0-3 3 4 17 Polynice 19 1-3 0-2 0-3 1 3 2 Hornacek 19 5-8 0-0 0-0 3 0 10 Stockton 35 3-6 3-3 1-1 7 4 10 Eisley 29 2-7 5-5 1-3 4 2 9 Ostertag 17 1-4 1-2 2-4 0 3 3 Gilliam 16 5-8 0-0 1-5 1 4 10 Vaughn 13 1-3 0-0 0-1 2 0 2 Lewis 8 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Padgett 3 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 2 2 Keefe DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-76 21-26 10-34 25 26 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.434, FT-.808. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Russell 4-8, Stockton 1-4, Eisley 0-1, Vaughn 0-1, Lewis 0-1, Padgett 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 2 (Stockton, Ostertag). Turnovers: 12 (Malone 3, Gilliam 2, Eisley, Hornacek, Padgett, Polynice, Stockton, Vaughn). Steals: 4 (Eisley 2, Russell, Stockton).

DENVER (112) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Clark 25 3-3 0-0 0-5 1 5 6 Mcdyess 40 14-25 5-6 5-10 1 3 33 Lafrentz 35 3-7 3-5 2-11 3 4 9 Posey 41 7-12 0-0 0-0 5 4 20 Van Exel 45 9-21 6-7 0-7 14 2 27 Gatling 7 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 C Herren 10 0-0 1-2 1-1 1 1 1 Mccloud 30 4-10 4-4 1-3 4 3 14 Bowen 3 0-1 2-2 1-2 0 0 2 Jones 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Alexander DNP - coach's decision Rogers DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-79 21-26 10-41 30 25 112 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.506, FT-.808. 3-Point Goals: 11-20, .550 (Posey 6-8, Van Exel 3-6, Mccloud 2-6). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 6 (Lafrentz 4, Mcdyess, Clark). Turnovers: 12 (Clark 3, Gatling 2, Mccloud 2, Posey 2, Mcdyess). Steals: 4 (Mccloud 2, Clark, Van Exel). ____________________________________________ Utah 21 18 23 30 - 92 Denver 27 20 34 31 - 112 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Utah 3 (Head Coach Sloan 2 (ejected), 1:27 3rd, 2:46 4th; Malone, 1:04 3rd). Denver 1 (Illegal Defense, 10:30 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,099. T: 2:06. Officials: Mike Mathis, Tommy Nunez, Bill Kennedy.


Game Story

DENVER (Ticker) -- Every once in a while, the Utah Jazz show their age.

Antonio McDyess provided the inside punch and Nick Van Exel was the force on the outside as the Denver Nuggets posted a surprising 112-92 victory over the Jazz.

Playing for the third time in four nights, the Jazz -- the NBA's oldest team -- fell behind early and never were able to recover against the younger, athletic Nuggets.

Guarded by future Hall of Famer Karl Malone, McDyess finished with 33 points and 10 rebounds. Van Exel also had his way with another future Hall of Famer as he netted 27 points and added 14 assists while going up against John Stockton.

"We wore them down a little bit. They were looking sluggish," Van Exel said. "When you get a team in a situation like that, you got to take advantage of it."

McDyess, Van Exel and rookie James Posey combined for 28 points in the third quarter, when the Nuggets outscored Utah 34-23 for an 81-62 advantage.

"Posey is playing excellently for a young guy," Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said. "When McDyess and Van Exel are putting up big numbers, we've never been able to beat that team. Nick is difficult to contain. McDyess got all the shots he wanted to. If he wanted, he dunked."

Sloan was not around at the end after he was ejected late in the fourth quarter following his second technical foul.

The Nuggets' 20-point victory matched their largest in the all-time series. They posted a 116-96 victory on October 27, 1979.

"This is a very good team," Denver coach Dan Issel said of the Jazz. "This is what we want to be in three to four years."

Malone had 27 points and 13 rebounds for Utah, which lost for only the third time in its last 18 games. The Jazz lead second-place San Antonio by two games in the Midwest Division.

"These guys have got talent. I don't know why their record is what it is," Malone said. "They've got to be driving coach Issel crazy. We knew they'd be ready to play us and they were. We were about half ready. Give them credit, they hit shots and played like they were ready to play."

Denver led by eight points at halftime but the Jazz closed within 55-53 with 7:11 left in third quarter following a dunk by Malone. However, they got no closer.

McDyess answered with a dunk, Posey hit consecutive 3-pointers and Van Exel made a shot from behind the arc, triggering a 14-0 spurt that provided the Nuggets with a 69-53 cushion with 4:06 left in the period.

The Nuggets were on fire in the third quarter, making 12-of-21 shots while connecting on 5-of-8 3-pointers. For the game, they made 55 percent (11-of-20) of their attempts from behind the arc.

Posey finished with 20 points and George McCloud added 14 for Denver, which shot 51 percent (40-of-79) and held a 41-34 rebounding advantage. Posey was 6-of-8 from 3-point range.

Utah made things interesting in the fourth quarter, pulling within 92-83 with 6:14 left on a 3-pointer by Bryon Russell. But McCloud converted a three-point play and McDyess scored six straight points to help Denver regain control.

"I think they did come out sluggish and we had a lot of energy," McDyess said. "We played good defense and had a hand in someone's face whenever they shot. I think they came out nonchalant and I think we did take advantage of that."

Russell scored 17 points for the Jazz, who shot 43 percent (33-of-76).

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