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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 11 33 21 19 84 UTAH 24 25 21 28 98 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - KEVIN WILLIS 20, MORRIS PETERSON 15, ALVIN WILLIAMS 14 UTH - KARL MALONE 31, BRYON RUSSELL 17, JOHN STOCKTON 12

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 12, KEVIN WILLIS 10 UTH - KARL MALONE 12, BRYON RUSSELL 6

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 UTH - JOHN STOCKTON 13, BRYON RUSSELL 4

ATT: 19,288


Extended Box

TORONTO (84) AT UTAH (98)

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

A DAVIS F 44 3-11 7-7 4 8 12 1 2 1 3 13 C WILLIAMSON F 23 2-9 4-7 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 8 K WILLIS C 43 8-14 4-7 3 7 10 1 5 2 4 20 JACKSON G 22 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 3 1 0 3 2 A WILLIAMS G 42 7-14 0-1 1 1 2 5 1 1 0 14 CURRY 32 4-9 0-0 0 5 5 2 2 1 3 12 JOSEPH 5 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 PETERSON 29 4-12 5-6 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 15 CARTER DNP - STRAINED LEFT QUADRICEP CORBIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION OAKLEY DNP - SUSPENDED BY LEAGUE M STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 29-74 20-28 11 24 35 16 15 6 14 84 (.392) (.714) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 14(18 PTS)

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

MALONE F 42 15-25 1-1 1 11 12 0 4 2 5 31 RUSSELL F 42 4-11 8-9 1 5 6 4 3 2 1 17 POLYNICE C 20 5-8 0-0 2 2 4 0 3 1 1 10 STARKS G 33 4-7 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 2 1 8 STOCKTON G 32 5-10 2-2 0 3 3 13 2 2 3 12 VAUGHN 16 3-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 7 OSTERTAG 22 3-4 1-4 3 1 4 0 5 0 2 7 LEWIS 10 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 MANNING 12 2-2 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 4 D BENOIT 7 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 STEVENSON 4 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MARSHALL DNP - LEFT KNEE SPRAIN

TOTALS 240 42-76 12-16 9 31 40 25 22 10 14 98 (.553) (.750) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 14(16 PTS)

TORONTO 11 33 21 19 - 84 UTAH 24 25 21 28 - 98

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - K WILLIS 3, A DAVIS. UTAH - OSTERTAG 5, MALONE 3, POLYNICE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 6-13 (.462), JACKSON 0-2, A WILLIAMS 0-1, CURRY 4-5, PETERSON 2-5. UTAH 2-6 (.333), MALONE 0-1, RUSSELL 1-4, VAUGHN 1-1. TECHNICALS: TORONTO - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2, K WILLIS, UTAH - MALONE 2 (EJECTED). OFFICIALS: ED F RUSH, MIKE CALLAHAN, MARC DAVIS. A - 19,288. T - 2:04.


Box Score

TORONTO (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Davis 44 3-11 7-7 4-12 1 2 13 C Williamson 23 2-9 4-7 1-2 1 3 8 K Willis 43 8-14 4-7 3-10 1 5 20 Jackson 22 1-4 0-0 1-2 3 1 2 A Williams 42 7-14 0-1 1-2 5 1 14 Curry 32 4-9 0-0 0-5 2 2 12 Joseph 5 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Peterson 29 4-12 5-6 0-1 3 1 15 Carter DNP - strained left quadricep Corbin DNP - coach's decision Oakley DNP - suspended by league M Stewart DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-74 20-28 11-35 16 15 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.392, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Jackson 0-2, A Williams 0-1, Curry 4-5, Peterson 2-5). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (K Willis 3, A Davis). Turnovers: 14 (K Willis 4, A Davis 3, Curry 3, Jackson 3, C Williamson). Steals: 6 (K Willis 2, A Davis, A Williams, C Williamson, Curry).

UTAH (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Malone 42 15-25 1-1 1-12 0 4 31 Russell 42 4-11 8-9 1-6 4 3 17 Polynice 20 5-8 0-0 2-4 0 3 10 Starks 33 4-7 0-0 0-3 3 0 8 Stockton 32 5-10 2-2 0-3 13 2 12 Vaughn 16 3-3 0-0 0-1 2 0 7 Ostertag 22 3-4 1-4 3-4 0 5 7 Lewis 10 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 Manning 12 2-2 0-0 1-3 2 2 4 D Benoit 7 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 Stevenson 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Marshall DNP - left knee sprain _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-76 12-16 9-40 25 22 98 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.553, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 2-6, .333 (Malone 0-1, Russell 1-4, Vaughn 1-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 9 (Ostertag 5, Malone 3, Polynice). Turnovers: 14 (Malone 5, Stockton 3, Ostertag 2, Polynice, Russell, Starks, Vaughn). Steals: 10 (Malone 2, Russell 2, Starks 2, Stockton 2, Polynice, Vaughn). ____________________________________________ Toronto 11 33 21 19 - 84 Utah 24 25 21 28 - 98 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Toronto 3 (Illegal Defense 2, 6:11 2nd, 6:12 4th; K Willis, 1:33 4th). Utah 2 (Malone 2 (ejected), 1:33 4th, 0:50 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,288. T: 2:04. Officials: Ed F Rush, Mike Callahan, Marc Davis.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Karl Malone moved past Wilt Chamberlain for second place on the all-time scoring list but did not get to enjoy the entire night.

Malone scored 31 points, passing the Hall of Famer in the second quarter, before getting ejected late in the game as the Utah Jazz cruised to a 98-84 triumph over the Toronto Raptors.

With 4:59 left in the second quarter, Malone took a pass from long-time teammate John Stockton, rolled around Corliss Williamson into the lane and flipped in an underhand layup for the milestone basket.

"I don't know how many of Karl's points I've assisted on him but it's probably quite a few," said Stockton, who is the all-time assists leader with 13,960 and entered the league in 1984-85, one season before Malone. "All of our plays go to him and a lot of them are started with the point guard so it feels good."

Play continued for about 30 seconds before a dead ball, when the crowd of 19,288 stood and cheered for about one minute. Malone acknowledged the fans with a wave.

"I'm glad it's over with," Malone said. "I'm glad I was able to get it right here in Utah on the same team and for one brief moment it put us on the map again. Of course it was fitting that it was Stockton to Malone, it shouldn't be any other way."

Malone's 31,443 points are 6,944 behind all-time leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The 37-year-old Malone, who also grabbed 12 rebounds, was ejected with 50 seconds remaining when he received his second technical for arguing. He and Toronto forward Kevin Willis each received technicals for shoving each other with 1:33 to play.

"The biggest thing was that we won the ballgame," Malone said. "My biggest fear was that I would get the record, but we wouldn't win. I'll probably remember this one because I got kicked out of the game. I still play with fire and that's just part of it, but it's been a big night."

Bryon Russell scored 17 points and Stockton added 12 and 13 assists for Utah, which shot 55 percent (42-of-76) and won for the ninth time in 11 games.

"It's easier when you are not the guy and to root for him and hope things go well for him so that we can get through it," Stockton said. "It's not an easy thing and I think everyone was a little touched when it happened and maybe we let up or lost a little intensity after it, but it was an exciting time for all of us."

Willis had 20 points and 10 boards and rookie Morris Peterson added 15 off the bench for Toronto, which has lost three of its last four. Those four games have coincided with the absence of All-Star guard Vince Carter, who injured a tendon in his left knee in a 101-89 win over the Chicago Bulls on November 26.

"I was really plased with the effort of our guys tonight, we had a hell of an effort," Toronto coach Lenny Wilkins said. "We didn't quit, we got back into the game and we were there. A couple of times I thought we missed a couple of situations and when you rush you either throw the ball away or you don't get the shot you want. And that's where hopefully a game like this pays off later on for us."

Raptors forward Charles Oakley served the second game of his three-game suspension for punching Los Angeles Clippers guard Jeff McInnis in the shootaround before Toronto won last Friday's game. Toronto used just eight players, with rookie Garth Joseph contributing only one rebound in five minutes.

Dell Curry, who scored 12 points off the bench, made a 3-pointer to cap an 8-2 surge and pull the Raptors within 74-73 with 7:37 to play. Malone responded with a 17-footer and after Peterson made two free throws, the 6-9 forward drove for a layup to give Utah a 78-75 edge with 6:45 to go.

Antonio Davis, who had 13 points and 12 rebounds, made two free throws to cut Utah's lead to 78-77 with 6:27 remaining. But Toronto was called for its second illegal defense and Stockton made the foul shot as the Jazz pulled away with seven straight points. Stockton's driving layup capped the burst to make it 85-77 with 4:25 left.

Peterson made just 4-of-12 shots, but sank a 3-pointer to trim the lead to 85-80 with just over four minutes left. Russell sank a 3-pointer at the other end and after Willis missed two free throws, Russell hit an 18-footer to stretch the lead to 90-80 with 3:01 left.

The Jazz scored the first six points of the game and never trailed. Russell and Malone each had six points in the first quarter when Utah grabbed a 24-11 lead with the help of dismal shooting (4-of-16) by Toronto.

Jacque Vaughn, who made all three of his shots, opened the second period with a 3-pointer and Greg Ostertag followed with a dunk to give the Jazs their biggest lead 29-11.

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