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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ORLANDO 14 28 20 28 90 CHICAGO 24 24 26 21 95 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 21, MICHAEL DOLEAC 15, PAT GARRITY 14 CHI - RON MERCER 23, A.J. GUYTON 18, MARCUS FIZER 14

HIGH REBOUND: ORL - MICHAEL DOLEAC 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 6 CHI - MICHAEL RUFFIN 18, ELTON BRAND 13

HIGH ASSISTS: ORL - DARRELL ARMSTRONG 12, TRACY MCGRADY 6 CHI - ELTON BRAND 5, MARCUS FIZER 4

ATT: 21,844


Extended Box

ORLANDO (90) AT CHICAGO (95)

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

MCGRADY F 46 9-19 2-3 4 2 6 6 3 3 2 21 REID F 11 0-3 0-0 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 AMAECHI C 18 2-5 2-2 1 2 3 2 5 0 2 6 ARMSTRONG G 40 6-19 0-0 3 3 6 12 2 1 4 13 MILLER G 9 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 4 OUTLAW 27 2-3 2-3 3 3 6 1 4 2 2 6 WILLIAMS 21 4-6 1-2 0 5 5 2 2 0 1 9 DOLEAC 34 7-19 1-1 2 5 7 0 4 0 0 15 PERRY 5 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 GARRITY 29 6-15 2-2 3 1 4 2 5 0 1 14 HUDSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-96 10-13 16 25 41 28 32 7 12 90 (.406) (.769) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 12(14 PTS)

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

ARTEST F 33 3-9 5-6 0 7 7 2 4 1 4 11 BRAND F 39 1-10 6-6 6 7 13 5 2 1 0 8 RUFFIN C 43 1-5 8-16 9 9 18 3 3 0 2 10 EL AMIN G 29 2-9 4-4 1 2 3 3 0 2 1 9 MERCER G 40 9-18 5-8 4 6 10 2 3 1 5 23 GUYTON 19 7-11 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 18 FIZER 18 6-11 2-2 2 2 4 4 4 1 3 14 HOIBERG 19 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 5 0 2 2 CRAWFORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION DREW DNP - COACH'S DECISION MILLER DNP - BROKEN RIGHT HAND TARLAC DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-75 30-42 22 36 58 22 23 6 18 95 (.400) (.714) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 19(16 PTS)

ORLANDO 14 28 20 28 - 90 CHICAGO 24 24 26 21 - 95

BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - MCGRADY 2, REID 2, DOLEAC, OUTLAW. CHICAGO - BRAND 3, RUFFIN 2, MERCER 2, GUYTON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 2-16 (.125), MCGRADY 1-4, ARMSTRONG 1-7, MILLER 0-1, WILLIAMS 0-1, GARRITY 0-3. CHICAGO 5-9 (.556), ARTEST 0-1, EL AMIN 1-3, GUYTON 4-5. TECHNICALS: CHICAGO - HEAD COACH FLOYD. OFFICIALS: TED BERNHARDT, MARK WUNDERLICH, VIOLET PALMER. A - 21,844. T - 2:18.


Box Score

ORLANDO (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mcgrady 46 9-19 2-3 4-6 6 3 21 Reid 11 0-3 0-0 0-3 0 3 0 Amaechi 18 2-5 2-2 1-3 2 5 6 Armstrong 40 6-19 0-0 3-6 12 2 13 Miller 9 2-5 0-0 0-1 1 4 4 Outlaw 27 2-3 2-3 3-6 1 4 6 Williams 21 4-6 1-2 0-5 2 2 9 Doleac 34 7-19 1-1 2-7 0 4 15 Perry 5 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 Garrity 29 6-15 2-2 3-4 2 5 14 Hudson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-96 10-13 16-41 28 32 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.406, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 2-16, .125 (Mcgrady 1-4, Armstrong 1-7, Miller 0-1, Williams 0-1, Garrity 0-3). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 6 (Mcgrady 2, Reid 2, Doleac, Outlaw). Turnovers: 12 (Armstrong 4, Amaechi 2, Mcgrady 2, Outlaw 2, Garrity, Williams). Steals: 7 (Mcgrady 3, Outlaw 2, Armstrong, Perry).

CHICAGO (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Artest 33 3-9 5-6 0-7 2 4 11 Brand 39 1-10 6-6 6-13 5 2 8 Ruffin 43 1-5 8-16 9-18 3 3 10 El Amin 29 2-9 4-4 1-3 3 0 9 Mercer 40 9-18 5-8 4-10 2 3 23 Guyton 19 7-11 0-0 0-1 1 2 18 Fizer 18 6-11 2-2 2-4 4 4 14 Hoiberg 19 1-2 0-0 0-2 2 5 2 Crawford DNP - coach's decision Drew DNP - coach's decision Miller DNP - broken right hand Tarlac DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-75 30-42 22-58 22 23 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 5-9, .556 (Artest 0-1, El Amin 1-3, Guyton 4-5). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 8 (Brand 3, Ruffin 2, Mercer 2, Guyton). Turnovers: 19 (Mercer 5, Artest 4, Fizer 3, Hoiberg 2, Ruffin 2, El Amin, Guyton). Steals: 6 (El Amin 2, Artest, Brand, Fizer, Mercer). ____________________________________________ Orlando 14 28 20 28 - 90 Chicago 24 24 26 21 - 95 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Chicago 1 (Head Coach Floyd, 0:49 1st). Flagrant fouls: Orlando 1 (Doleac, 7:31 3rd). A: 21,844. T: 2:18. Officials: Ted Bernhardt, Mark Wunderlich, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The last time Tracy McGrady visited Chicago he received a warm welcome. This time the reception was quite different.

McGrady and the Orlando Magic suffered an embarrassing 95-90 loss to the Chicago Bulls, who received 23 points Ron Mercer and 18 from rookie A.J. Guyton as they broke into the win column.

"Tonight I tried to be more aggressive and get to the basket," Mercer said. "With the way things have been going we had to play harder and we did."

In the summer, McGrady was wooed as a free agent by the Bulls. He visited Wrigley Field and was cheered loudly by the crowd when he threw out the first pitch before a Chicago Cubs game.

But the 21-year-old swingman spurned the Bulls and followed All-Star forward Grant Hill to Orlando. Booed loudly every time he touched the ball tonight, McGrady had 21 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Magic.

"Early, I heard a lot of cheers and boos," McGrady said. "But I heard more of the boos than anything. It makes the game even more interesting when that happens. You want to come into someone's house like here and beat them though. I had a lot of good looks early. The shots just didn't fall."

In free agency, the Bulls ended up settling for Mercer, who made 9-of-18 shots from the field and also grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Bulls to a 58-41 advantage on the boards, including 22-16 on the offensive end.

"It's good to get a win, the guys feel good about it," Chicago coach Tim Floyd said. "We got a big lift from A.J. Guyton off the bench. The rebounding numbers jump out at you. We did a good job there, it was our best effort."

Michael Ruffin had a career-high 18 rebounds and 2000 co-Rookie of the Year Elton Brand added 13 boards. The pair made just 2-of-15 shots but sank 14-of-20 free throws.

Michael Doleac contributed 15 points and seven rebounds off the bench and Darrell Armstrong added 13 and 12 assists for the Magic, who have lost four of six.

Orlando chipped away at what was a 19-point deficit in the third and closed to 82-79 when Doleac sank a 17-footer to cap an 8-1 burst with 4:23 remaining. Mercer answered with an 18-footer 37 seconds later.

Pat Garrity, who scored 14 points, missed a 3-pointer and after getting the rebound Mercer sank a free throw to push the lead to 85-79 with just under three minutes left.

"I wasn't so worried about the hole we dug, but more about how our offense was stuck," said Orlando coach Doc Rivers. "I changed some things for the guys before the game and it wasn't effective. I take that part of the blame for this loss. The offensive rebounding was the big difference. It's been a major concern of ours all year."

Doleac and Mercer traded baskets before McGrady's jumper cut Chicago's lead to 87-83 with 1:54 to play. After Mercer missed a shot, the Magic had a chance to close within two but Bo Outlaw was called for traveling.

Fred Hoiberg hit a jumper in the paint -- his only basket of the game -- to give Chicago an 89-83 lead with 1:18 left. Garrity and Armstrong each missed shots and Ruffin made one free throw for a 90-83 lead with 30 seconds to go.

Ron Artest followed a jumper by Doleac with one free throw to give Chicago a 91-85 edge with 21 seconds left. Mike Miller made a short basket, but fellow rookie Khalid El-Amin responded with a pair of free throws to give Chicago a 93-87 lead with 14 seconds to go.

McGrady sank a long 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 11 seconds left and Artest nailed two foul shots two seconds later. Armstrong missed a long 3-pointer and Mercer grabbed the rebound to seal Chicago's first win.

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