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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 28 19 26 30 103 TORONTO 32 29 29 22 112 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CLE - SHAWN KEMP 22, BOB SURA 19, LAMOND MURRAY 16 TOR - VINCE CARTER 31, TRACY MCGRADY 27, TWO PLAYERS WITH 14

HIGH REBOUND: CLE - LAMOND MURRAY 7, SHAWN KEMP 5 TOR - VINCE CARTER 11, CHARLES OAKLEY 10

HIGH ASSISTS: CLE - BREVIN KNIGHT 7, ANDRE MILLER 6 TOR - VINCE CARTER 10, TRACY MCGRADY 9

ATT: 19,800


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (103) AT TORONTO (112)

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

KEMP F 38 9-17 4-6 2 3 5 3 4 0 1 22 MURRAY F 29 7-11 1-2 2 5 7 4 3 0 4 16 BRYANT C 28 2-4 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 0 1 4 MILLER G 28 3-9 4-5 2 1 3 6 2 0 1 10 PERSON G 21 3-5 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 1 1 6 DECLERCQ 14 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 0 2 4 KNIGHT 21 4-7 1-1 1 3 4 7 1 0 1 9 FERRY 12 0-3 0-0 1 2 3 1 4 0 1 0 SURA 27 7-15 4-4 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 19 C HENDERSON 21 6-9 1-2 2 1 3 1 4 1 0 13 KETNER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BOYKINS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 43-84 15-20 11 25 36 27 28 2 13 103 (.512) (.750) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 13(17 PTS)

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

CARTER F 44 13-19 4-6 3 8 11 10 3 1 2 31 OAKLEY F 29 3-9 3-4 3 7 10 2 4 0 3 9 DAVIS C 33 5-8 4-5 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 14 BOGUES G 26 4-5 1-2 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 10 MCGRADY G 44 8-16 11-13 1 5 6 9 4 3 3 27 CURRY 16 2-6 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 5 K WILLIS 21 0-3 2-2 1 4 5 1 2 1 1 2 BROWN 25 5-10 1-2 0 2 2 1 2 2 2 14 STEWART 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 CHRISTIE DNP - COACH'S DECISION THOMAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION A WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-76 26-34 9 31 40 28 19 9 12 112 (.526) (.765) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 13(14 PTS)

CLEVELAND 28 19 26 30 - 103 TORONTO 32 29 29 22 - 112

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - KEMP, C HENDERSON. TORONTO - MCGRADY 6, DAVIS 4, K WILLIS, CARTER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 2-8 (.250), MURRAY 1-2, PERSON 0-1, SURA 1-4, C HENDERSON 0-1. TORONTO 6-15 (.400), CARTER 1-3, BOGUES 1-1, CURRY 1-3, BROWN 3-8. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - MCGRADY. OFFICIALS: JIM CAPERS, HUE HOLLINS, TOM WASHINGTON. A - 19,800. T - 2:18.


Box Score

CLEVELAND (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kemp 38 9-17 4-6 2-5 3 4 22 Murray 29 7-11 1-2 2-7 4 3 16 Bryant 28 2-4 0-0 1-4 1 2 4 Miller 28 3-9 4-5 2-3 6 2 10 Person 21 3-5 0-0 0-3 0 2 6 Declercq 14 2-4 0-0 0-2 1 4 4 Knight 21 4-7 1-1 1-4 7 1 9 Ferry 12 0-3 0-0 1-3 1 4 0 Sura 27 7-15 4-4 0-2 3 2 19 C Henderson 21 6-9 1-2 2-3 1 4 13 Ketner 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Boykins DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 43-84 15-20 11-36 27 28 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.512, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 2-8, .250 (Murray 1-2, Person 0-1, Sura 1-4, C Henderson 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 2 (Kemp, C Henderson). Turnovers: 13 (Murray 4, Declercq 2, Bryant, Ferry, Kemp, Knight, Miller, Person, Sura). Steals: 2 (C Henderson, Person).

TORONTO (112) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 44 13-19 4-6 3-11 10 3 31 Oakley 29 3-9 3-4 3-10 2 4 9 Davis 33 5-8 4-5 1-4 0 2 14 Bogues 26 4-5 1-2 0-1 4 1 10 Mcgrady 44 8-16 11-13 1-6 9 4 27 Curry 16 2-6 0-0 0-1 1 0 5 K Willis 21 0-3 2-2 1-5 1 2 2 Brown 25 5-10 1-2 0-2 1 2 14 Stewart 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Christie DNP - coach's decision Thomas DNP - coach's decision A Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-76 26-34 9-40 28 19 112 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.526, FT-.765. 3-Point Goals: 6-15, .400 (Carter 1-3, Bogues 1-1, Curry 1-3, Brown 3-8). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 12 (Mcgrady 6, Davis 4, K Willis, Carter). Turnovers: 13 (Mcgrady 3, Oakley 3, Brown 2, Carter 2, Davis, K Willis). Steals: 9 (Mcgrady 3, Brown 2, Bogues, Carter, Curry, K Willis). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 28 19 26 30 - 103 Toronto 32 29 29 22 - 112 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 1 (Mcgrady, 4:56 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,800. T: 2:18. Officials: Jim Capers, Hue Hollins, Tom Washington.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- With the Toronto Raptors tuning up for the playoffs and the Cleveland Cavaliers playing out the schedule, there was never much question about where this one was going. But along the way, Vince Carter passed a landmark.

Carter scored 31 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out 10 assists for his first career triple-double, leading the Raptors to a 112-103 victory over Cleveland.

"I'm very excited about it," Carter said. "I've been wanting this for a long time. It's the first of my career and hopefully I'll get a lot more of them."

Carter has been the subject of a bit of backlash after the NBA stepped up its marketing of the 23-year-old following his triumph in the slam-dunk competition during All-Star Weekend.

He scored a career-high 51 points in a 103-102 victory over the Phoenix Suns in his first nationally televised game, but suffered through a slight slump, before recently regaining his form.

"It's a statement to his modifying his game and involving a lot of people," Toronto coach Butch Carter said. "You can't get that stat unless the other guys are hitting their shots."

Vince Carter and McGrady, who finished with 27 points, scored 16 apiece in the first half and Dee Brown drilled a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that gave the Raptors a 14-point halftime lead. The Raptors were never seriously threatened again.

"It was one of those nights when we both felt good," McGrady said of himself and Vince Carter. "It's important for us to get as many wins as possible. We're not worried about Milwaukee. We just want to be playing well as a team the closer we get to the playoffs."

Carter got his 10th assist, completing the triple-double, with a minute left when he fed Del Curry for a jumper.

McGrady didn't have a bad night either, finishing one point shy of his career high, and adding six blocks, six rebounds and nine assists.

"You really have to respect (McGrady's) game," Cleveland forward Shawn Kemp said. "I wouldn't let him go for everything in the world."

Carter hit 6-of-9 shots from the floor and had six assists and five rebounds in the half, while McGrady went 6-of-11 and had four assists and two steals, as the Raptors took control.

Carter, who averaged 29 points per game in the Raptors' first three victories over Cleveland this season, kept fans in the Air Canada Centre entertained with numerous high-flying dunks.

Early in the second quarter, with Muggsy Bogues inbounding the ball under the basket, Carter elevated coming into the lane, took Bogues' lob in his outstretched right hand and seemed to hang in the air before throwing down a ferocious slam.

Toronto, which trails fifth-place Charlotte by one game and leads seventh-place Detroit by two, has won three straight after losing eight of the previous nine games.

"Now we're in a little groove and playing with confidence," Brown said. "One more win for us and we're there. I am excited because I haven't been in the playoffs in four or five years. I've been getting some good minutes over the past few games and my confidence is there -- it was just a matter of getting on the court."

Shawn Kemp led Cleveland with 22 points, Bob Sura scored 19 and Lamond Murray had 16. The Cavaliers snapped a three-game skid with a 117-98 blowout of the Pistons on Saturday.

McGrady scored half of his 16 first-half points in a 17-5 second-quarter run that gave the Raptors a 49-36 advantage on Brown's 3-pointer with 4:33 to play in the second quarter.

Brown drilled another from beyond the arc at the halftime buzzer that gave Toronto a 61-47 lead.

The Raptors stretched their lead to as much as 77-53 when Carter fed Bogues for a layup with 6:55 to go in the third. The Cavaliers were able to chip away at the lead, with Sura scoring seven points and Murray five over the next five minutes to help Cleveland come within 83-71 on a dunk by Andrew DeClercq with 1:37 left in the quarter.

The Cavaliers continued to cut the deficit through the fourth quarter, and were within 96-91 on a jumper by Sura with 4:57 left.

The Raptors quickly reasserted themselves. After Antonio Davis and Kemp traded dunks, the Raptors went on a 9-2 run, capped by Davis' three-point play with 2:21 left that made it 106-95.

"We finally got our defensive intensity up where we needed and got ourselves back into the game in the end," Cleveland coach Randy Wittman said. "Give Toronto credit, when they (McGrady and Carter) shoot from the outside it's difficult to guard. Our bench guys gave us a spurt in the second half. I kept searching for a lineup to get us back into the game."

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