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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DETROIT 28 30 22 24 104 TORONTO 29 21 20 18 88 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: DET - GRANT HILL 32, JERRY STACKHOUSE 28, MIKKI MOORE 12 TOR - TRACY MCGRADY 28, VINCE CARTER 24, DELL CURRY 14

HIGH REBOUND: DET - GRANT HILL 9, MIKKI MOORE 7 TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 12, TRACY MCGRADY 11

HIGH ASSISTS: DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 3, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 2 TOR - THREE PLAYERS WITH 5

ATT: 19,800


Extended Box

DETROIT (104) AT TORONTO (88)

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

HILL F 39 12-25 8-11 2 7 9 2 4 3 3 32 MILLS F 20 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 0 4 0 1 0 LAETTNER C 18 3-4 0-0 2 3 5 2 4 2 1 6 HUNTER G 34 3-6 2-4 0 5 5 2 1 3 1 8 STACKHOUSE G 39 10-21 6-8 0 2 2 3 2 0 3 28 WILLIAMS 31 3-7 5-10 0 6 6 2 4 2 2 11 CURRY 18 1-2 2-2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 M MOORE 26 4-7 4-4 4 3 7 1 3 1 0 12 CROTTY 14 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 BUECHLER 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 MONTROSS DNP - COACH'S DECISION VAUGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-75 27-39 8 31 39 13 22 12 11 104 (.493) (.692) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 11(8 PTS)

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

CARTER F 36 6-15 9-12 0 6 6 5 2 0 4 24 OAKLEY F 29 2-6 0-0 2 8 10 2 3 0 1 4 DAVIS C 31 2-9 0-0 6 6 12 1 5 0 2 4 CHRISTIE G 25 3-10 0-0 1 2 3 4 2 0 3 8 MCGRADY G 45 12-26 3-3 5 6 11 5 4 0 2 28 BOGUES 31 0-6 0-0 0 0 0 5 3 2 2 0 K WILLIS 23 2-8 2-2 4 3 7 1 3 0 1 6 CURRY 18 6-9 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 14 THOMAS 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION A WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-89 14-17 18 32 50 23 27 2 18 88 (.371) (.824) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 18(21 PTS)

DETROIT 28 30 22 24 - 104 TORONTO 29 21 20 18 - 88

BLOCKED SHOTS: DETROIT - STACKHOUSE, WILLIAMS, HILL, M MOORE. TORONTO - MCGRADY 4, CARTER, CHRISTIE, DAVIS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DETROIT 3-9 (.333), HUNTER 0-1, STACKHOUSE 2-6, CROTTY 0-1, BUECHLER 1-1. TORONTO 8-21 (.381), CARTER 3-5, CHRISTIE 2-6, MCGRADY 1-4, BOGUES 0-2, CURRY 2-4. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - CARTER, DAVIS. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, TIM DONAGHY, SCOTT FOSTER. A - 19,800. T - 2:24.


Box Score

DETROIT (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 39 12-25 8-11 2-9 2 4 32 Mills 20 0-1 0-0 0-3 0 4 0 Laettner 18 3-4 0-0 2-5 2 4 6 Hunter 34 3-6 2-4 0-5 2 1 8 Stackhouse 39 10-21 6-8 0-2 3 2 28 Williams 31 3-7 5-10 0-6 2 4 11 Curry 18 1-2 2-2 0-2 0 0 4 M Moore 26 4-7 4-4 4-7 1 3 12 Crotty 14 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Buechler 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 Montross DNP - coach's decision Vaught DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-75 27-39 8-39 13 22 104 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.493, FT-.692. 3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (Hunter 0-1, Stackhouse 2-6, Crotty 0-1, Buechler 1-1). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 4 (Stackhouse, Williams, Hill, M Moore). Turnovers: 11 (Hill 3, Stackhouse 3, Williams 2, Hunter, Laettner, Mills). Steals: 12 (Hill 3, Hunter 3, Laettner 2, Williams 2, Curry, M Moore).

TORONTO (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 36 6-15 9-12 0-6 5 2 24 Oakley 29 2-6 0-0 2-10 2 3 4 Davis 31 2-9 0-0 6-12 1 5 4 Christie 25 3-10 0-0 1-3 4 2 8 Mcgrady 45 12-26 3-3 5-11 5 4 28 Bogues 31 0-6 0-0 0-0 5 3 0 K Willis 23 2-8 2-2 4-7 1 3 6 Curry 18 6-9 0-0 0-1 0 2 14 Thomas 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 Brown DNP - coach's decision Stewart DNP - coach's decision A Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-89 14-17 18-50 23 27 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.371, FT-.824. 3-Point Goals: 8-21, .381 (Carter 3-5, Christie 2-6, Mcgrady 1-4, Bogues 0-2, Curry 2-4). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 7 (Mcgrady 4, Carter, Christie, Davis). Turnovers: 18 (Carter 4, Christie 3, Bogues 2, Curry 2, Davis 2, Mcgrady 2, K Willis, Oakley, Thomas). Steals: 2 (Bogues 2). ____________________________________________ Detroit 28 30 22 24 - 104 Toronto 29 21 20 18 - 88 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 2 (Carter, 9:11 2nd; Davis, 1:07 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,800. T: 2:24. Officials: Bernie Fryer, Tim Donaghy, Scott Foster.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Maybe Toronto Raptors forward Tracy McGrady knew what he was talking about when he said that his team's ship was sinking.

McGrady scored a career-high 28 points, but the dynamic duo of Grant Hill and Jerry Stackhouse lit the Raptors up, helping the Detroit Pistons to a 104-88 victory over severely slumping Toronto.

After Sunday's embarrassing loss to conference-leading Indiana, McGrady said, "The ship is sinking, and we're frustrated." The Raptors held a team meeting before tonight's contest, but did not look any more prepared for the challenge.

"Our aggresiveness doesn't seem to be matching the other team right now," Toronto coach Butch Carter said. "Guys have to individually get their own man stopped. We played a team that's playing really well. We were better but we couldn't establish anything inside."

Toronto has lost eight of its last nine games, dropping from fourth place in the Eastern Conference to sixth, just 1 1/2 games ahead of seventh-place Detroit. Raptors star forward Vince Carter managed 24 points despite a bruised right shoulder, but hit just 6-of-15 shots and scored only five points in the fourth quarter.

"A loss is a loss," Carter said. "And there's nothing good to be gained from it. I'm not holding my head down. I know I'm a big part of this team and I have to step it up. We need to turn this around however we can to get a win. We got a lot accomplished in our team meeting. Our attitude is better. But now we need to turn that into wins."

Hill scored 32 points and Stackhouse added 28 as the Pistons posted their second straight blowout win and earned a 2-2 tie in the season series with the Raptors. Detroit has won 15 of 19 all-time meetings with Toronto.

"Grant and Jerry played the way they're supposed to," Detroit coach George Irvine said. "We're playing well right now. We held them to 37 percent shooting."

"We played good defense, we got out there and rebounded," Hill said. "We've got more confidence since the beginning of the season."

Mikki Moore scored 12 points for the Pistons and keyed the decisive fourth quarter run. After Carter capped a 10-1 Toronto run on a free throw with 4:34 remaining, Moore made a six-footer and a layup to stretch the margin back to 90-82 with 3:41 to play.

"Grant came up to me and said Tracy McGrady was rotating off of me," Moore said. "He told me to be aggressive and not shy away. It was the confidence I needed."

Carter hit two free throws to cut the deficit to six, but Stackhouse provided the dagger on the ensuing trip, sinking a 25-footer to make it a nine-point bulge with 2:56 left.

"George got ticked off when the Raptors made their run. He called a timeout and we regrouped," Hill said.

"We felt they'd come out with energy and we wanted to match that," Stackhouse said. "Grant and I have good chemistry on the court. We look for each other. This is a huge stretch for us, we want to finish strong."

McGrady was 12-of-26 from the floor, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out five assists for the Raptors, who trailed 58-50 at the half. Dell Curry scored 14 points off the bench for Toronto, which shot just 37 percent (33-of-89) and collected only eight points off Detroit turnovers.

"We played our hearts out, our attitude was better, but the main thing killing us is defensive stops," McGrady said. "They shot 50 percent and they went to the free throw line a lot more than us, which was the key tonight. We need to be more aggressive to get to the line. It needs to start there."

The Raptors held a 50-39 rebounding edge but were outscored, 27-14, at the line.

Jerome Williams scored 11 points for Detroit, which shot 49 percent (37-of-75).

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