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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 25 22 22 12 81 MILWAUKEE 27 27 19 20 93 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: VAN - MIKE BIBBY 28, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 22, ERICK STRICKLAND 12 MIL - RAY ALLEN 29, SAM CASSELL 18, LINDSEY HUNTER 16

HIGH REBOUND: VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 13, BRYANT REEVES 9 MIL - SCOTT WILLIAMS 11, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8

HIGH ASSISTS: VAN - MIKE BIBBY 7, ERICK STRICKLAND 4 MIL - RAY ALLEN 7, SAM CASSELL 7

ATT: 17,682


Extended Box

VANCOUVER (81) AT MILWAUKEE (93)

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

S ABDUR-RAHIM F 45 7-19 8-8 2 11 13 2 3 2 5 22 LONG F 26 1-6 3-4 0 2 2 3 2 2 0 5 REEVES C 28 1-5 2-2 3 6 9 2 2 0 2 4 BIBBY G 44 11-15 2-3 0 5 5 7 0 2 6 28 DICKERSON G 33 2-14 2-2 2 1 3 2 4 1 1 6 STRICKLAND 33 5-15 0-0 1 5 6 4 3 1 2 12 MASSENBURG 14 1-4 2-2 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 4 SWIFT 16 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 JONES 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M ABDUL-RAUF DNP - COACH'S DECISION AUSTIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION PRICE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-78 19-21 10 33 43 21 16 8 17 81 (.359) (.905) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 18(24 PTS)

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

CAFFEY F 26 3-7 2-2 3 3 6 3 3 1 2 8 THOMAS F 32 4-11 2-2 1 7 8 2 3 2 2 10 S WILLIAMS C 29 2-7 1-2 5 6 11 1 1 1 3 5 ALLEN G 38 10-20 3-3 2 5 7 7 3 0 3 29 CASSELL G 32 9-21 0-0 1 3 4 7 4 3 4 18 POPE 28 2-5 1-1 3 4 7 1 4 0 0 5 JOHNSON 28 1-2 0-0 1 7 8 1 2 1 0 2 HUNTER 27 6-17 1-2 0 3 3 3 0 1 1 16 ALSTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION KERSEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION PRZYBILLA DNP - COACH'S DECISION ROBINSON DNP - SUSPENDED BY NBA

TOTALS 240 37-90 10-12 16 38 54 25 20 9 15 93 (.411) (.833) TEAM REBS: 2 TOTAL TO: 15(9 PTS)

VANCOUVER 25 22 22 12 - 81 MILWAUKEE 27 27 19 20 - 93

BLOCKED SHOTS: VANCOUVER - S ABDUR-RAHIM, SWIFT. MILWAUKEE - JOHNSON 3, ALLEN, S WILLIAMS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: VANCOUVER 6-11 (.545), S ABDUR-RAHIM 0-1, BIBBY 4-4, DICKERSON 0-1, STRICKLAND 2-5. MILWAUKEE 9-24 (.375), THOMAS 0-4, ALLEN 6-11, HUNTER 3-9. TECHNICALS: MILWAUKEE - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2. OFFICIALS: BENNETT SALVATORE, MARK WUNDERLICH, COURTNEY KIRKLAND. A - 17,682. T - 2:01.


Box Score

VANCOUVER (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Abdur-rahim 45 7-19 8-8 2-13 2 3 22 Long 26 1-6 3-4 0-2 3 2 5 Reeves 28 1-5 2-2 3-9 2 2 4 Bibby 44 11-15 2-3 0-5 7 0 28 Dickerson 33 2-14 2-2 2-3 2 4 6 Strickland 33 5-15 0-0 1-6 4 3 12 Massenburg 14 1-4 2-2 1-2 1 0 4 Swift 16 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 2 0 Jones 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 M Abdul-rauf DNP - coach's decision Austin DNP - coach's decision Price DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-78 19-21 10-43 21 16 81 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.359, FT-.905. 3-Point Goals: 6-11, .545 (S Abdur-rahim 0-1, Bibby 4-4, Dickerson 0-1, Strickland 2-5). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 2 (S Abdur-rahim, Swift). Turnovers: 18 (Bibby 6, S Abdur-rahim 5, Reeves 2, Strickland 2, Dickerson, Massenburg). Steals: 8 (Bibby 2, Long 2, S Abdur-rahim 2, Dickerson, Strickland).

MILWAUKEE (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Caffey 26 3-7 2-2 3-6 3 3 8 Thomas 32 4-11 2-2 1-8 2 3 10 S Williams 29 2-7 1-2 5-11 1 1 5 Allen 38 10-20 3-3 2-7 7 3 29 Cassell 32 9-21 0-0 1-4 7 4 18 Pope 28 2-5 1-1 3-7 1 4 5 Johnson 28 1-2 0-0 1-8 1 2 2 Hunter 27 6-17 1-2 0-3 3 0 16 Alston DNP - coach's decision Kersey DNP - coach's decision Przybilla DNP - coach's decision Robinson DNP - suspended by nba _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-90 10-12 16-54 25 20 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.411, FT-.833. 3-Point Goals: 9-24, .375 (Thomas 0-4, Allen 6-11, Hunter 3-9). Team rebounds: 2. Blocked shots: 5 (Johnson 3, Allen, S Williams). Turnovers: 15 (Cassell 4, Allen 3, S Williams 3, Caffey 2, Thomas 2, Hunter). Steals: 9 (Cassell 3, Thomas 2, Caffey, Hunter, Johnson, S Williams). ____________________________________________ Vancouver 25 22 22 12 - 81 Milwaukee 27 27 19 20 - 93 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Milwaukee 2 (Illegal Defense 2, 10:12 2nd, 5:08 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,682. T: 2:01. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Mark Wunderlich, Courtney Kirkland.


Game Story

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Sam Cassell scored six of 18 points during a decisive fourth-quarter run, propelling the Milwaukee Bucks to a 93-81 victory over the Vancouver Grizzlies.

After Vancouver closed within one with 9:15 to play, Cassell fueled a 9-0 run that ended the Grizzlies' comeback hopes. He made 9-of-21 shots but drained 3-of-4 during the key spurt.

"I missed so many easy shots," Cassell said. "I was going crazy out there. I knew I had to pick it up in the fourth quarter."

Ray Allen scored 29 points and drained 6-of-11 shots from 3-point range to go with seven rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee. Lindsey Hunter added 16 points off the bench and Tim Thomas collected 10 and eight rebounds for the Bucks, who won their third straight game and snapped a two-game losing streak against Vancouver.

"Vancouver doesn't have a bad team," Cassell said. "They have Shareef (Abdur-Rahim), they have a good point guard and they have a good shooting guard. They just haven't learned how to finish games."

Milwaukee was without forward Glenn Robinson, who served a one-game suspenion following an altercation with Ron Artest during the Bucks' victory in Chicago on Tuesday.

"It changed our rotations as to when people played and what we asked them to do," Milwaukee coach George Karl said. "Someone had to step up."

Milwaukee led by four entering the final quarter and Vancouver's Erick Strickland drained a 3-pointer to close within one with 10:53 to go. After a free throw from Scott Williams gave the Bucks a two-point lead, Cassell hit a 10-footer, a layup and a 15-footer in succession to start the decisive run.

Vancouver got within seven after Abdur-Rahim sank a techinal free throw and then nailed a short jumper with 4:56 remaining, but Allen retaliated with a 3-pointer to remove any doubt that the Bucks would emerge victorious.

"This game was starting to play out like the last one," said Allen, referring to Vancouver's 120-117 win over the Bucks in January. "This time we were able to clamp down on `D' and pull it out down the stretch."

After a franchise-record five-game winning streak, including a 3-0 start to their six-game road trip, the Grizzlies have dropped two straight.

Vancouver shot just 36 percent (28-of-78) and made 6-of-11 shots from behind the arc but was outrebounded, 54-43.

Mike Bibby had 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting and seven assists and Abdur-Rahim collected 22 points and 13 rebounds, but committed five of Vancouver's 17 turnovers.

"We couldn't sustain enough on the offensive end tonight to win the game," said Grizzlies assistant coach Bob Staak, filing in for coach Sidney Lowe, who has the flu.

"I knew for sure about five minutes before the game," Staak said. "The flu hit (Lowe) pretty hard the last few days. They took him to the hospital to get some fluids in him but he'll be all right."

The Bucks held a 54-47 lead at halftime and seemed to have put away the game with a 9-0 run early in the third quarter. Thomas made the first two shots of the streak and Allen capped it with a 3-pointer from the right sideline that made it 63-49 with 8:29 remaining in the third quarter.

"In the second half our shot selection wasn't that good and that hurt us," Staak said.

With the Bucks leading 68-55 with 5:28 remaining in the period, Vancouver scored 11 straight points to climb within two. Bibby scored five and Abdur-Rahim four before a Lindsey Hunter layup ended the run with 2:15 left.

Allen drained another 3-pointer to put the Bucks ahead by seven with 49 seconds remaining, but Michael Dickerson responded with a 3-pointer of his own, bringing Vancouver within 73-69 entering the fourth quarter.

"They were playing our game so I really wasn't afraid even when they cut it to one point," Karl said. "They were trying to outshoot us so I was pretty confident we would be all right."

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