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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TORONTO 30 24 9 30 93 BOSTON 28 18 9 17 72 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: TOR - VINCE CARTER 25, CHARLES OAKLEY 15, ANTONIO DAVIS 14 BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 23, PAUL PIERCE 18, BRYANT STITH 9

HIGH REBOUND: TOR - ANTONIO DAVIS 12, CHARLES OAKLEY 7 BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 13, PAUL PIERCE 8

HIGH ASSISTS: TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 7, MARK JACKSON 7 BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 17,775


Extended Box

TORONTO (93) AT BOSTON (72)

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

OAKLEY F 41 6-10 3-3 0 7 7 4 3 2 1 15 PETERSON F 29 5-10 0-0 1 2 3 2 3 1 0 10 A DAVIS C 32 3-6 8-12 4 8 12 0 2 1 1 14 CARTER G 43 9-19 3-6 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 25 JACKSON G 29 3-8 0-0 0 3 3 7 3 1 4 7 A WILLIAMS 32 4-10 2-2 1 3 4 7 3 2 1 10 C WILLIAMSON 7 0-4 2-4 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 2 CURRY 11 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 4 M STEWART 16 2-4 2-4 2 4 6 0 5 1 0 6

TOTALS 240 34-75 20-31 10 31 41 23 23 10 10 93 (.453) (.645) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 10(5 PTS)

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

PIERCE F 36 8-16 1-3 4 4 8 3 3 2 7 18 WALKER F 42 11-26 1-4 4 9 13 5 4 0 3 23 BLOUNT C 21 0-1 0-2 1 2 3 2 5 0 1 0 BROWN G 29 3-10 0-0 2 1 3 2 1 2 1 6 STITH G 35 4-11 0-0 1 3 4 3 1 0 1 9 POTAPENKO 24 0-2 4-4 2 4 6 2 4 0 1 4 E WILLIAMS 18 0-6 1-2 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 1 PALACIO 19 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 4 MOISO 9 1-5 2-2 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 4 MCCARTY 6 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 CARR 1 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 ANDERSON DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 30-82 10-19 19 31 50 20 27 5 17 72 (.366) (.526) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 20(22 PTS)

TORONTO 30 24 9 30 - 93 BOSTON 28 18 9 17 - 72

BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - A DAVIS 3, CARTER 2, PETERSON, OAKLEY. BOSTON - STITH, BLOUNT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 5-9 (.556), CARTER 4-6, JACKSON 1-2, CURRY 0-1. BOSTON 2-13 (.154), PIERCE 1-2, WALKER 0-4, STITH 1-4, E WILLIAMS 0-3. TECHNICALS: BOSTON - WALKER. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, NOLAN FINE, VIOLET PALMER. A - 17,775. T - 2:09.


Box Score

TORONTO (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oakley 41 6-10 3-3 0-7 4 3 15 Peterson 29 5-10 0-0 1-3 2 3 10 A Davis 32 3-6 8-12 4-12 0 2 14 Carter 43 9-19 3-6 1-3 2 2 25 Jackson 29 3-8 0-0 0-3 7 3 7 A Williams 32 4-10 2-2 1-4 7 3 10 C Williamson 7 0-4 2-4 1-1 0 2 2 Curry 11 2-4 0-0 0-2 1 0 4 M Stewart 16 2-4 2-4 2-6 0 5 6 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-75 20-31 10-41 23 23 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.453, FT-.645. 3-Point Goals: 5-9, .556 (Carter 4-6, Jackson 1-2, Curry 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 7 (A Davis 3, Carter 2, Peterson, Oakley). Turnovers: 10 (Jackson 4, A Davis, A Williams, C Williamson, Carter, Curry, Oakley). Steals: 10 (A Williams 2, Oakley 2, A Davis, Carter, Curry, Jackson, M Stewart, Peterson).

BOSTON (72) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pierce 36 8-16 1-3 4-8 3 3 18 Walker 42 11-26 1-4 4-13 5 4 23 Blount 21 0-1 0-2 1-3 2 5 0 Brown 29 3-10 0-0 2-3 2 1 6 Stith 35 4-11 0-0 1-4 3 1 9 Potapenko 24 0-2 4-4 2-6 2 4 4 E Williams 18 0-6 1-2 1-3 2 3 1 Palacio 19 2-3 0-0 1-2 1 2 4 Moiso 9 1-5 2-2 1-4 0 2 4 Mccarty 6 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 Carr 1 0-0 1-2 2-2 0 0 1 Anderson DNP - sprained right ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-82 10-19 19-50 20 27 72 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.366, FT-.526. 3-Point Goals: 2-13, .154 (Pierce 1-2, Walker 0-4, Stith 1-4, E Williams 0-3). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 2 (Stith, Blount). Turnovers: 20 (Pierce 7, Palacio 3, Walker 3, Blount, Brown, Potapenko, Stith). Steals: 5 (Brown 2, Pierce 2, Palacio). ____________________________________________ Toronto 30 24 9 30 - 93 Boston 28 18 9 17 - 72 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Boston 1 (Walker, 10:36 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,775. T: 2:09. Officials: Joe Crawford, Nolan Fine, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

BOSTON (Ticker) -- Fans at the FleetCenter are getting used to poor performances by the home team. On Friday night, the Toronto Raptors joined the Boston Celtics in combining for one of the worst quarters in NBA history.

Vince Carter scored 20 of his 25 points before halftime as the Raptors built a lead and overcame a poor third quarter before posting a 93-72 victory over the Celtics.

Carter hit 7-of-9 shots in the first two periods as Toronto took a 54-46 lead into the break. The All-Star forward made just 1-of-6 shots in the third quarter, when both teams shot 21 percent (4-of-19) and combined for 18 points to match the lowest total for a quarter in the post shot-clock era.

The Fort Wayne Pistons and Syracuse Nats combined for 18 points in the first quarter on November 29, 1956.

"That third quarter was pretty scary," Toronto coach Lenny Wilkins said. "We started off well in this game and we ended well. That's what you look for. But in between, both teams played pretty good defense."

Toronto suited up just nine players because newly acquired Keon Clark, Tracy Murray and Mamadou N'diaye were not with the team after being traded from the Denver Nuggets earlier in the day.

Boston continued to flounder in the fourth quarter when the Raptors were boosted by their bench. Alvin Williams had eight of his 10 points and fellow reserve Michael Stewart grabbed five of his rebounds in the fourth as Toronto outscored Boston, 30-17. The Raptors' substitutes outscored Boston's, 22-16.

"We had to make some adjustments there going into the fourth quarter because we were really out of rhythm," Carter said. "Both teams were. The difference was we took better care of the ball in the fourth quarter while they kept turning them over."

Charles Oakley had 15 points and seven rebounds and Antonio Davis added 14 and 12 for the Raptors (18-18), who won for the third time in four games and got back to the .500 mark for the first time since December 30.

Antoine Walker had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Paul Pierce contributed 18 and eight for Boston, which shot just 30 percent (17-of-56) over the final three quarters. Pierce knocked down 8-of-16 shots but had seven of his team's 20 turnovers.

"This is just another really bad game for us," Pierce said. "You take away just some of the mistakes we made tonight and maybe we have a chance. But you commit as many turnovers as we did, you're not going to win. That's been happening a lot lately."

Point guard Mark Jackson had seven points and seven assists for Toronto, which had just 10 turnovers and improved to 8-10 on the road.

The Celtics have lost seven of their last eight games and are 1-2 since Jim O'Brien took over as coach after Rick Pitino's resigned.

"When you turn the ball over twice as much as your opponent like we did tonight, that's not going to lead to a lot of results," O'Brien said. "That's what happened. We didn't take care of the ball in the second half and they did in the fourth quarter."

Kenny Anderson sat out with a sprained right ankle and Boston's starting guards, Randy Brown and Bryant Stith, shot a combined 7-of-21 and had just five assists.

Carter was 4-of-4 from the floor and scored 11 points in the first quarter when the Raptors held a 30-28 edge.

Brown had a layup to give the Celtics a 33-32 lead with 9:49 left in the second quarter. But Carter responded with a 3-pointer 14 seconds later to give Toronto the lead for good.

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