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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 35 20 20 16 91 NEW JERSEY 32 35 38 21 126 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 22, RASHARD LEWIS 21, PATRICK EWING 13 NJN - STEPHON MARBURY 41, KENDALL GILL 22, STEPHEN JACKSON 13

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - PATRICK EWING 5, JELANI MCCOY 4 NJN - AARON WILLIAMS 9, EVAN ESCHMEYER 8

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 8, BRENT BARRY 3 NJN - STEPHON MARBURY 9, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 14,443


Extended Box

SEATTLE (91) AT NEW JERSEY (126)

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

BAKER F 31 1-5 5-6 0 2 2 1 5 1 3 7 LEWIS F 31 7-9 3-4 1 2 3 0 3 4 1 21 EWING C 24 4-11 5-9 1 4 5 0 1 0 5 13 MASON G 23 2-4 1-2 1 2 3 2 5 0 0 5 PAYTON G 33 9-16 3-3 0 2 2 8 1 0 9 22 WOLKOWYSKI 20 1-4 1-2 0 2 2 1 1 1 3 3 B BARRY 15 1-1 0-0 1 2 3 3 3 0 1 2 S WILLIAMS 18 3-6 1-2 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 8 PATTERSON 21 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 1 3 2 MCCOY 19 2-4 4-6 1 3 4 0 0 0 3 8 DAVIS 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 ELLISON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-63 23-34 6 21 27 18 23 8 30 91 (.492) (.676) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 31(41 PTS)

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

JACKSON F 26 5-7 3-4 0 1 1 2 3 3 3 13 K MARTIN F 23 1-3 0-2 0 2 2 2 4 2 2 2 ESCHMEYER C 28 2-4 0-0 2 6 8 3 4 2 1 4 GILL G 30 11-17 0-0 1 0 1 3 2 4 1 22 S MARBURY G 29 17-26 5-8 2 3 5 9 3 2 2 41 WILLIAMS 18 3-6 0-0 2 7 9 0 6 0 3 6 MCILVAINE 15 3-4 2-2 1 2 3 0 5 1 0 8 NEWMAN 19 2-4 2-2 0 2 2 1 1 1 3 7 DOUGLAS 19 3-7 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 2 1 7 HARRIS 18 5-6 2-4 1 0 1 3 1 1 1 12 SAMAKE 9 2-5 0-0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 OLLIE 6 0-1 0-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 54-90 14-23 13 25 38 25 32 18 17 126 (.600) (.609) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 18(14 PTS)

SEATTLE 35 20 20 16 - 91 NEW JERSEY 32 35 38 21 - 126

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - EWING 3, WOLKOWYSKI 2, PATTERSON, BAKER. NEW JERSEY - K MARTIN 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 6-13 (.462), BAKER 0-1, LEWIS 4-5, MASON 0-1, PAYTON 1-4, S WILLIAMS 1-2. NEW JERSEY 4-10 (.400), JACKSON 0-1, K MARTIN 0-1, S MARBURY 2-4, NEWMAN 1-2, DOUGLAS 1-2. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - HEAD COACH P WESTPHAL, PATTERSON, NEW JERSEY - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: LUIS GRILLO, BILL KENNEDY, DEREK RICHARDSON. A - 14,443. T - 2:12.


Box Score

SEATTLE (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 31 1-5 5-6 0-2 1 5 7 Lewis 31 7-9 3-4 1-3 0 3 21 Ewing 24 4-11 5-9 1-5 0 1 13 Mason 23 2-4 1-2 1-3 2 5 5 Payton 33 9-16 3-3 0-2 8 1 22 Wolkowyski 20 1-4 1-2 0-2 1 1 3 B Barry 15 1-1 0-0 1-3 3 3 2 S Williams 18 3-6 1-2 1-1 2 2 8 Patterson 21 1-3 0-0 0-2 1 2 2 Mccoy 19 2-4 4-6 1-4 0 0 8 Davis 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Ellison DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-63 23-34 6-27 18 23 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.492, FT-.676. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Baker 0-1, Lewis 4-5, Mason 0-1, Payton 1-4, S Williams 1-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 7 (Ewing 3, Wolkowyski 2, Patterson, Baker). Turnovers: 31 (Payton 9, Ewing 5, Baker 3, Mccoy 3, Patterson 3, Wolkowyski 3, B Barry, Davis, Lewis, S Williams). Steals: 8 (Lewis 4, Baker, Davis, Patterson, Wolkowyski).

NEW JERSEY (126) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Jackson 26 5-7 3-4 0-1 2 3 13 K Martin 23 1-3 0-2 0-2 2 4 2 Eschmeyer 28 2-4 0-0 2-8 3 4 4 Gill 30 11-17 0-0 1-1 3 2 22 S Marbury 29 17-26 5-8 2-5 9 3 41 Williams 18 3-6 0-0 2-9 0 6 6 Mcilvaine 15 3-4 2-2 1-3 0 5 8 Newman 19 2-4 2-2 0-2 1 1 7 Douglas 19 3-7 0-0 0-1 2 3 7 Harris 18 5-6 2-4 1-1 3 1 12 Samake 9 2-5 0-0 4-4 0 0 4 Ollie 6 0-1 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 54-90 14-23 13-38 25 32 126 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.600, FT-.609. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Jackson 0-1, K Martin 0-1, S Marbury 2-4, Newman 1-2, Douglas 1-2). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 2 (K Martin 2). Turnovers: 18 (Jackson 3, Newman 3, Williams 3, K Martin 2, S Marbury 2, Douglas, Eschmeyer, Gill, Harris). Steals: 18 (Gill 4, Jackson 3, Douglas 2, Eschmeyer 2, K Martin 2, S Marbury 2, Harris, Mcilvaine, Newman). ____________________________________________ Seattle 35 20 20 16 - 91 New Jersey 32 35 38 21 - 126 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 2 (Head Coach P Westphal, 5:43 3rd; Patterson, 1:13 4th). New Jersey 1 (Illegal Defense, 3:10 3rd). Flagrant fouls: Seattle 1 (Mason, 8:48 4th). A: 14,443. T: 2:12. Officials: Luis Grillo, Bill Kennedy, Derek Richardson.


Game Story

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Stephon Marbury turned a sort of homecoming for Patrick Ewing into the first home win for the New Jersey Nets.

Marbury erupted for 22 of his season-high 41 points in the third quarter as the Nets destroyed Ewing's return to the metropolitan area and the Seattle SuperSonics, 126-91.

"With Patrick Ewing coming in, we knew there was going to be a lot of hype," said Marbury, a New York native who grew up watching Ewing play in Madison Square Garden. "Playing against him is the best thing. I love beating Patrick Ewing."

Ewing, who played across the Hudson River for the rival New York Knicks for 15 years, was traded to Seattle this summer in a huge four-team deal. This was his first time back in the New York area and he received a warm ovation from the crowd of 14,443.

"It felt good to be back," Ewing said. "I got a chance to hang out with family and friends. I had a lot of fans here."

However, it was Marbury who drew all the cheers thereafter as he led the Nets (3-3) to their first win in four home games this season.

"I hate when someone else comes to our home and they (the fans) are cheering for him," Marbury said.

Marbury was simply sensational as he thoroughly outplayed Gary Payton, a perennial All-Star widely considered the best point guard in the NBA. He fell one point shy of his career high despite sitting the entire fourth quarter and playing just 29 minutes.

"He takes a challenge," Nets coach Byron Scott said. "Before the game I brought him in my office and we talked about who he thought were the top guards in this league. Gary Payton was at the top of his list."

Marbury made 17-of-26 shots and added nine assists as he eclipsed 30 points for the fifth straight game, becoming the first Net to do so since "Super" John Williamson in 1978. He was at his best in the third quarter, when he attacked the basket, made jumpers and outscored the entire Seattle squad.

"In practice yesterday and today I was really motivated to push the ball," Marbury said. "The middle was open so I just took advantage of it."

"I thought Stephon was great at doing what we asked him to do, which was be aggressive and push the ball upcourt," said Scott, whose team shot 60 percent (54-of-90) and scored 29 fast-break points.

The Nets also were aggressive on defense, forcing 31 turnovers -- including nine by Payton -- and converting them into 41 points.

"The game could not have been worse," SuperSonics coach Paul Westphal said. "It was horrible basketball. It was a total collapse for us. Offensively we threw the ball away and when they got the ball back we could not defend. ... It was a disaster."

The Nets were boosted by the return of Kendall Gill, who missed Thursday's loss to Detroit with tendinitis in his right knee and was not expected to play but started and scored 22 points. Rookie Stephen Jackson added 13.

"Kendall came up to us and told us he could play and I think that revved us up," Scott said.

Ewing had an erratic game. The aging center scored 13 points and blocked three shots but made just 4-of-11 shots and committed five turnovers.

"This is not the way I would have liked to come out or like to come back," he said.

Ewing had his moments. In the second period, he worked over and around the inexperienced Evan Eschmeyer and foul-prone Jim McIlvaine for a pair of baskets and swatted a shot by Soumaila Samake out of bounds. But he also missed four straight free throws before finally draining one. He sat down for good with 4:13 left in the third quarter and Seattle trailing, 93-64.

Both teams shot over 60 percent in the first quarter. Rashard Lewis made all three of his 3-pointers and scored 15 points as Seattle grabbed a 35-32 lead.

Reserves scored New Jersey's first 19 points of the second quarter and a late 9-4 surge fueled by Marbury's seven points gave the Nets a 67-55 lead. That was a preview to his explosion in the third quarter.

Working primarily against Payton, Marbury scored 17 points in the first six-plus minutes with an array of drives and medium-range jumpers, many in transition. Westphal took three timeouts to try and stop him before losing his cool and drawing a technical foul, which Marbury sank for a 90-60 lead with 5:43 left in the period.

"Gary Payton asked me, `What do you think this is? The Lakers of the '80s?'" said Scott, a key member of that high-scoring squad in his playing days.

Payton, a member of the All-Defensive Team for the last seven seasons, had no answers for Marbury or his team's problems. Expected to contend for the Western Conference title, Seattle fell to 1-3 on a five-game road trip and 2-5 overall.

"I'm not the coach; I'm just a player," said Payton, who had 22 points and eight assists. "You got any suggestions? Put 'em in a hat. We're athletes. We're professional basketball players. We should be jelled by now."

Near the end of the period, Marbury added a free throw and two more jumpers, then lifted his hands to pump up the crowd. The Nets led 105-75 after three quarters and pushed the advantage to 37 in the final period.

"If he doesn't get Player of the Week, something's wrong," Scott said.

Lewis scored 21 points for Seattle, which shot 49 percent (31-of-63) and was beaten on the boards, 38-27.

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