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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHICAGO 22 19 27 20 88 ORLANDO 15 27 34 23 99 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CHI - RON MERCER 25, ELTON BRAND 19, FRED HOIBERG 10 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 31, PAT GARRITY 19, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 18

HIGH REBOUND: CHI - ELTON BRAND 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 ORL - MIKE MILLER 11, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 7

HIGH ASSISTS: CHI - FRED HOIBERG 4, BRYCE DREW 3 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 9, DARRELL ARMSTRONG 4

ATT: 14,035


Extended Box

CHICAGO (88) AT ORLANDO (99)

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

ARTEST F 23 2-8 1-1 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 5 BRAND F 43 8-19 3-6 4 6 10 2 2 1 1 19 RUFFIN C 18 1-1 2-4 1 4 5 0 2 0 1 4 HOIBERG G 38 2-5 4-4 0 6 6 4 2 1 3 10 MERCER G 45 11-23 3-4 0 5 5 2 3 3 2 25 TARLAC 4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 DREW 20 2-6 1-2 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 5 MILLER 20 2-6 2-3 2 4 6 0 4 1 2 6 FIZER 14 2-5 3-4 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 7 C BENJAMIN 7 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 EL AMIN 8 2-2 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 6 CRAWFORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-76 22-32 8 29 37 15 26 9 12 88 (.421) (.688) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 13(20 PTS)

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

AMAECHI F 38 3-9 2-4 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 8 GARRITY F 30 7-14 1-1 1 1 2 0 4 1 3 19 DOLEAC C 31 3-8 0-0 1 4 5 2 4 1 1 6 ARMSTRONG G 39 6-14 5-5 2 5 7 4 2 6 4 18 MCGRADY G 44 10-16 11-15 0 5 5 9 0 0 2 31 MILLER 26 2-5 1-2 1 10 11 3 3 0 1 6 REID 11 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 HUDSON 5 1-4 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 2 WILLIAMS 16 4-5 1-2 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 9 DECLERCQ DNP - COACH'S DECISION HILL DNP - ANKLE REHAB OUTLAW DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 36-76 21-29 7 35 42 23 20 9 13 99 (.474) (.724) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 13(15 PTS)

CHICAGO 22 19 27 20 - 88 ORLANDO 15 27 34 23 - 99

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHICAGO - HOIBERG 2, MERCER 2, BRAND 2, MILLER. ORLANDO - REID 2, DOLEAC, MCGRADY, WILLIAMS, GARRITY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHICAGO 2-9 (.222), ARTEST 0-4, HOIBERG 2-3, DREW 0-1, FIZER 0-1. ORLANDO 6-13 (.462), GARRITY 4-4, ARMSTRONG 1-6, MILLER 1-3. TECHNICALS: CHICAGO - HEAD COACH FLOYD. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, DERRICK STAFFORD, JASON PHILLIPS. A - 14,035. T - 2:14.


Box Score

CHICAGO (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Artest 23 2-8 1-1 0-0 2 6 5 Brand 43 8-19 3-6 4-10 2 2 19 Ruffin 18 1-1 2-4 1-5 0 2 4 Hoiberg 38 2-5 4-4 0-6 4 2 10 Mercer 45 11-23 3-4 0-5 2 3 25 Tarlac 4 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 2 0 Drew 20 2-6 1-2 0-0 3 3 5 Miller 20 2-6 2-3 2-6 0 4 6 Fizer 14 2-5 3-4 0-2 1 1 7 C Benjamin 7 0-1 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 El Amin 8 2-2 2-2 0-1 0 1 6 Crawford DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-76 22-32 8-37 15 26 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.421, FT-.688. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Artest 0-4, Hoiberg 2-3, Drew 0-1, Fizer 0-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 7 (Hoiberg 2, Mercer 2, Brand 2, Miller). Turnovers: 13 (Hoiberg 3, Mercer 2, Miller 2, Artest, Brand, Drew, Ruffin, Tarlac). Steals: 9 (Mercer 3, Brand, C Benjamin, Drew, El Amin, Hoiberg, Miller).

ORLANDO (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Amaechi 38 3-9 2-4 0-2 1 1 8 Garrity 30 7-14 1-1 1-2 0 4 19 Doleac 31 3-8 0-0 1-5 2 4 6 Armstrong 39 6-14 5-5 2-7 4 2 18 Mcgrady 44 10-16 11-15 0-5 9 0 31 Miller 26 2-5 1-2 1-11 3 3 6 Reid 11 0-1 0-0 1-3 2 2 0 Hudson 5 1-4 0-0 1-4 1 2 2 Williams 16 4-5 1-2 0-3 1 2 9 Declercq DNP - coach's decision Hill DNP - ankle rehab Outlaw DNP - sprained right ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-76 21-29 7-42 23 20 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.474, FT-.724. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Garrity 4-4, Armstrong 1-6, Miller 1-3). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 6 (Reid 2, Doleac, Mcgrady, Williams, Garrity). Turnovers: 13 (Armstrong 4, Garrity 3, Mcgrady 2, Doleac, Miller, Reid, Williams). Steals: 9 (Armstrong 6, Amaechi, Doleac, Garrity). ____________________________________________ Chicago 22 19 27 20 - 88 Orlando 15 27 34 23 - 99 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Chicago 1 (Head Coach Floyd, 2:18 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,035. T: 2:14. Officials: Ron Garretson, Derrick Stafford, Jason Phillips.


Game Story

ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- Pat Garrity gave the Orlando Magic the lead and Tracy McGrady made sure they kept it.

Garrity scored 11 of his 19 points in a decisive third-quarter run and McGrady had 13 of his 31 in the fourth quarter as the Magic avenged their most disappointing loss of the season with a 99-88 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Garrity, a reserve forward with a nice shooting touch, scored 11 points in a 13-2 run that lasted just over three minutes and vaulted Orlando to a 64-59 lead with 3:21 left in the third quarter.

"I obviously played more minutes than I'm used to, so that was a little bit of a factor," Garrity said. "I'm used to playing with the second unit. That was different and I was playing a different position. After all that, I was able to make a couple of shots."

Garrity got a rare start in place of Bo Outlaw, who sat out with a sprained right ankle. He made 7-of-14 shots, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range.

"It worked, it really did," Magic coach Doc Rivers said. "It was a gamble starting Pat. Basically, we felt that he would spread the floor a little bit more and give us one more shooter. Tonight it was a good move, but when we play Cleveland (on Saturday), I'm hoping that Bo is back."

McGrady, tied for fifth in the league at 25.6 points per game, took charge as he has done all season. He made 10-of-16 shots and eclipsed 30 points for the fifth time in nine games. The 6-8 swingman also played a bit of point guard and handed out a career-high nine assists.

"Execution and stops, that's what won the ballgame for us," McGrady said. "It was just having patience on the offensive end and we were converting."

"He is very versatile," Bulls forward Elton Brand said. "He is 6-8 or 6-9, so you have to bring the double-team. He got the ball out to the shooters, he got his shots and played good defense. He played a great all-around game."

Darrell Armstrong had 18 points and six steals for the Magic, who have won two in a row following a three-game losing streak. Orlando suffered an embarrassing 95-90 setback at Chicago on November 9.

"I thought that in the beginning of the game, the Bulls played like they knew they could beat us because they did the last time we played them," Rivers said.

Former Magic Ron Mercer scored 25 points and Brand added 19 and 10 rebounds for the Bulls (3-23), who have lost four in a row. Chicago has been in every game during the slide.

"I thought our team played spirited tonight," Bulls coach Tim Floyd said. "The biggest problem was no stops in the second half. They went to their guy and their guy made shots down the stretch."

The Bulls trailed 42-41 at halftime but opened a 57-51 lead on a jumper by Mercer with 7:32 remaining in the third quarter. That was when Garrity came alive.

He made a 3-pointer and Michael Doleac answered Michael Ruffin's free throw with a jumper. Brand made a free throw and Garrity sank a jumper to cut the deficit to 59-58.

Garrity missed his next shot but atoned with a three-point play that gave Orlando the lead for good. Just 35 seconds later, he added a 3-pointer to complete the outburst.

The Magic took a 76-68 lead into the final period, but the Bulls fought back, closing to 85-80 on a jumper by Mercer with 6:07 to play. But McGrady scored 18 seconds later, fouled out Ron Artest on an ensuing possession and had a three-point play for a 90-80 lead with 4:10 left.

"We went with the same play for about five minutes and they couldn't stop us," McGrady said. "That's what you have to do -- you have to stick with that same play until the other team stops it."

"If he's rolling, get the ball to the guy," Armstrong said. "Milk him down, milk him like a cow. Mooooo! For real, though, that's our thing. He's scoring points, why not ride him?"

Chicago got no closer than six points thereafter and McGrady hit three straight shots to make it 98-86 with 1:12 to go.

Rookie Mike Miller pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds for Orlando, which shot 47 percent (36-of-76) and held a 42-37 edge on the boards.

Fred Hoiberg scored 10 points for the Bulls, who shot 42 percent (32-of-76), including just 2-of-9 from the arc.

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