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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 28 18 26 28 100 ORLANDO 30 22 30 24 106 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - TRACY MCGRADY 14, ANTONIO DAVIS 14, VINCE CARTER 13 ORL - RON MERCER 27, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 22, DEREK STRONG 13

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - MICHAEL STEWART 11, THREE PLAYERS WITH 8 ORL - DEREK STRONG 8, MICHAEL DOLEAC 7

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - DOUG CHRISTIE 5, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4 ORL - CHUCKY ATKINS 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

ATT: 16,545


Extended Box

TORONTO (100) AT ORLANDO (106)

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

MCGRADY F 26 6-14 0-0 0 4 4 2 2 0 0 14 THOMAS F 26 3-10 1-2 6 2 8 0 3 2 0 7 DAVIS C 21 6-10 2-2 2 6 8 4 2 1 1 14 CARTER G 21 5-11 2-2 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 13 CHRISTIE G 20 5-5 0-0 0 3 3 5 1 2 4 11 STEWART 30 5-12 1-3 5 6 11 1 4 0 2 11 A WILLIAMS 33 3-16 3-4 0 4 4 3 3 2 2 9 WORKMAN 24 4-8 0-0 0 3 3 4 6 1 1 10 RADOJEVIC 19 2-5 2-4 2 6 8 1 5 1 4 6 BROWN 20 2-8 0-0 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 5 CURRY DNP - COACH'S DECISION OAKLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-99 11-17 17 34 51 26 28 11 17 100 (.414) (.647) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 17(25 PTS)

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

P GARRITY F 26 1-9 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 2 OUTLAW F 26 6-7 0-0 2 3 5 6 2 2 3 12 AMAECHI C 25 4-10 4-4 0 4 4 2 1 0 2 12 D ARMSTRONG G 25 7-11 6-6 0 3 3 6 1 4 1 22 MERCER G 33 9-14 9-10 1 2 3 3 3 1 5 27 ATKINS 23 0-4 0-2 0 6 6 7 2 0 4 0 MAGGETTE 17 1-4 3-4 2 3 5 0 2 0 1 5 DOLEAC 23 4-8 0-0 2 5 7 0 4 0 1 8 JOHNSON 15 1-4 0-2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 STRONG 22 5-10 3-3 1 7 8 0 0 1 1 13 TAYLOR 5 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-83 25-31 9 37 46 26 20 9 19 106 (.470) (.806) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 19(19 PTS)

TORONTO 28 18 26 28 - 100 ORLANDO 30 22 30 24 - 106

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - THOMAS 3, STEWART, RADOJEVIC, CARTER. ORLANDO - AMAECHI 2, OUTLAW. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 7-20 (.350), MCGRADY 2-4, CARTER 1-2, CHRISTIE 1-1, A WILLIAMS 0-4, WORKMAN 2-4, BROWN 1-5. ORLANDO 3-10 (.300), P GARRITY 0-4, D ARMSTRONG 2-4, JOHNSON 1-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: TOM WASHINGTON, DICK BAVETTA, MARK WUNDERLICH. A - 16,545. T - 2:14.


Box Score

TORONTO (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mcgrady 26 6-14 0-0 0-4 2 2 14 Thomas 26 3-10 1-2 6-8 0 3 7 Davis 21 6-10 2-2 2-8 4 2 14 Carter 21 5-11 2-2 2-2 2 1 13 Christie 20 5-5 0-0 0-3 5 1 11 Stewart 30 5-12 1-3 5-11 1 4 11 A Williams 33 3-16 3-4 0-4 3 3 9 Workman 24 4-8 0-0 0-3 4 6 10 Radojevic 19 2-5 2-4 2-8 1 5 6 Brown 20 2-8 0-0 0-0 4 1 5 Curry DNP - coach's decision Oakley DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-99 11-17 17-51 26 28 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.414, FT-.647. 3-Point Goals: 7-20, .350 (Mcgrady 2-4, Carter 1-2, Christie 1-1, A Williams 0-4, Workman 2-4, Brown 1-5). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 6 (Thomas 3, Stewart, Radojevic, Carter). Turnovers: 17 (Christie 4, Radojevic 4, A Williams 2, Brown 2, Stewart 2, Carter, Davis, Workman). Steals: 11 (A Williams 2, Christie 2, Thomas 2, Brown, Carter, Davis, Radojevic, Workman).

ORLANDO (106) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp P Garrity 26 1-9 0-0 1-4 2 2 2 Outlaw 26 6-7 0-0 2-5 6 2 12 Amaechi 25 4-10 4-4 0-4 2 1 12 D Armstrong 25 7-11 6-6 0-3 6 1 22 Mercer 33 9-14 9-10 1-3 3 3 27 Atkins 23 0-4 0-2 0-6 7 2 0 Maggette 17 1-4 3-4 2-5 0 2 5 Doleac 23 4-8 0-0 2-7 0 4 8 Johnson 15 1-4 0-2 0-1 0 1 3 Strong 22 5-10 3-3 1-8 0 0 13 Taylor 5 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-83 25-31 9-46 26 20 106 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.470, FT-.806. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (P Garrity 0-4, D Armstrong 2-4, Johnson 1-2). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 3 (Amaechi 2, Outlaw). Turnovers: 19 (Mercer 5, Atkins 4, Outlaw 3, Amaechi 2, D Armstrong, Doleac, Maggette, Strong, Taylor). Steals: 9 (D Armstrong 4, Outlaw 2, Johnson, Mercer, Strong). ____________________________________________ Toronto 28 18 26 28 - 100 Orlando 30 22 30 24 - 106 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: Toronto 1 (Thomas, 8:52 3rd). A: 16,545. T: 2:14. Officials: Tom Washington, Dick Bavetta, Mark Wunderlich.


Game Story

ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- The Toronto Raptors could not have asked for a better scrimmage team than the Orlando Magic as they prepare for their first trip to the playoffs.

Ron Mercer scored 27 points, including a pair of free throws that iced the game with 24 seconds to go that helped the hardest-working team in the NBA hold off the playoff-bound Raptors, 106-100.

Darrell Armstrong scored 22 points and Derek Strong added 13 for the Magic, who saw their improbable playoff hopes dashed Monday when they lost to Milwaukee, 85-83.

The Raptors (45-37) are seeded sixth in the Eastern Conference and will meet the New York Knicks in the opening round in their first playoff appearance. They used their starters sparingly in a game that had no bearing on playoff standings.

"Everybody's excited about this opportunity," Toronto guard Muggsy Bogues said. "The first time in playoff history we're going to the postseason. Most of us havbe been through this, so we know what we're going to face. The younger guys, you gotta keep telling them and getting them ready for the atmosphere come playoff time. It's a whole different type of season. The first to 15 wins. There isn't no place better than Madison Square Garden."

Tracy McGrady scored 14 points in 26 minutes and Vince Carter added 13 in 21. Neither played late in the fourth quarter, when Toronto made a comeback from a 13-point third-quarter deficit.

The most visible players on the Raptors may be youngsters Carter and McGrady, but in Antonio Davis, Charles Oakley, Bogues and Kevin Willis, they have three playoff-seasoned veterans. Davis and Oakley did battle throughout the 1990s as members of the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks, respectively, before coming to Toronto.

"I'm not worried about our young guys," Davis said. "When they've had to go out and win ballgames, they've played well. I'm not going to say nothing to them until it needs to be said. At this point I think they understand what's going on and we'll be prepared to play."

He also had a word of warning, no doubt remembering those Pacers-Knicks series.

"You go into it expecting a ballgame and two quarters in you're getting your head knocked off and there's no call, no nothing," Davis said.

"I'm not scared or anything," Carter said. "It's just being focused. We know it's going to be physical. But we've got Oakley and Willis who have been there before. It's an advantage for us."

The Magic built a 72-61 lead with an 8-0 third-quarter run and led by as much as 78-65 on Mercer's jumper with 1:47 left in the period. Armstrong scored six points in the run that gave the Magic the double-digit lead.

Without Carter or McGrady, the Raptors pulled within 97-95 when Haywoode Workman hit a jumper with 1:07 to play. Strong hit a jumper from the left side with 44 seconds to go and Mercer hit a pair of free throws with 24 seconds left, stretching the lead to 101-98.

The Raptors went 3-2 in their last five games and are just 7-10 since climbing a franchise-best 13 games over .500 at 39-26 on March 19.

The Magic (40-42) shocked prognosticators all season by pushing for the playoffs but could not get it done against the Bucks with the final berth in the East on the line.

It was a disappointing end for Orlando, a team of castoffs and career backups that overachieved all season. Doc Rivers, a candidate for Coach of the Year, may have gotten more out of his talent than any coach in the NBA.

"I'm not disappointed. I'm happy for what our team has accomplished," said Armstrong, who described the team's goal.

"To prove everybody wrong," he said. "Show them that we could be a playoff team, or make a run at the playoffs. And we did that. We accomplished more than that. We showed people what hard work, hustle, dedication, and unity and belief and trust would do for a team."

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