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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CLEVELAND 22 30 24 25 101 DETROIT 24 25 27 18 94 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CLE - LAMOND MURRAY 19, JIMMY JACKSON 15, TWO PLAYERS WITH 13 DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 35, JOE SMITH 18, DANA BARROS 11

HIGH REBOUND: CLE - CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON 8, JIMMY JACKSON 7 DET - BEN WALLACE 10, JOE SMITH 9

HIGH ASSISTS: CLE - ANDRE MILLER 8, BIMBO COLES 5 DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 6, CHUCKY ATKINS 6

ATT: 12,144


Extended Box

CLEVELAND (101) AT DETROIT (94)

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

C HENDERSON F 17 5-10 0-0 1 4 5 2 1 0 0 10 WEATHERSPOON F 38 4-11 5-6 3 5 8 0 2 4 2 13 MIHM C 23 2-6 0-0 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 4 JACKSON G 32 6-16 2-2 0 7 7 4 2 1 1 15 MILLER G 30 4-8 2-4 2 4 6 8 2 0 3 10 MURRAY 28 8-17 2-3 3 2 5 2 5 0 3 19 TRAYLOR 10 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 2 5 1 1 0 COLES 21 3-7 1-1 0 2 2 5 1 0 0 7 GATLING 25 5-10 2-2 1 4 5 1 3 2 2 13 PERSON 16 4-5 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 10 BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION LANGDON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-90 14-18 13 34 47 24 26 8 13 101 (.456) (.778) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 14(21 PTS)

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

CURRY F 19 2-6 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 4 SMITH F 38 7-16 4-4 3 6 9 0 5 0 1 18 B WALLACE C 38 2-7 2-5 2 8 10 0 3 0 2 6 ATKINS G 32 1-9 0-0 0 3 3 6 4 1 1 3 STACKHOUSE G 40 9-22 13-14 1 2 3 6 1 3 3 35 BARROS 30 4-8 3-3 1 3 4 3 1 2 5 11 M MOORE 13 0-1 1-2 2 4 6 1 1 0 0 1 J WALLACE 12 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 CARDINAL 5 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 WILLIAMSON 13 5-7 0-2 2 1 3 0 2 0 2 10 CLEAVES DNP - PERSONAL REASONS OWENS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-82 23-30 11 29 40 19 22 6 17 94 (.402) (.767) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 17(18 PTS)

CLEVELAND 22 30 24 25 - 101 DETROIT 24 25 27 18 - 94

BLOCKED SHOTS: CLEVELAND - WEATHERSPOON 3, MURRAY, TRAYLOR, MIHM, MILLER. DETROIT - B WALLACE 8, J WALLACE 2, SMITH 2, STACKHOUSE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CLEVELAND 5-12 (.417), JACKSON 1-4, MILLER 0-1, MURRAY 1-3, GATLING 1-2, PERSON 2-2. DETROIT 5-15 (.333), ATKINS 1-5, STACKHOUSE 4-8, BARROS 0-1, CARDINAL 0-1. TECHNICALS: CLEVELAND - TRAYLOR. OFFICIALS: BOB DELANEY, SCOTT FOSTER, SCOTT WALL. A - 12,144. T - 2:10.


Box Score

CLEVELAND (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Henderson 17 5-10 0-0 1-5 2 1 10 Weatherspoon 38 4-11 5-6 3-8 0 2 13 Mihm 23 2-6 0-0 2-6 0 2 4 Jackson 32 6-16 2-2 0-7 4 2 15 Miller 30 4-8 2-4 2-6 8 2 10 Murray 28 8-17 2-3 3-5 2 5 19 Traylor 10 0-0 0-0 1-3 2 5 0 Coles 21 3-7 1-1 0-2 5 1 7 Gatling 25 5-10 2-2 1-5 1 3 13 Person 16 4-5 0-0 0-0 0 3 10 Brown DNP - coach's decision Langdon DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-90 14-18 13-47 24 26 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.456, FT-.778. 3-Point Goals: 5-12, .417 (Jackson 1-4, Miller 0-1, Murray 1-3, Gatling 1-2, Person 2-2). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 7 (Weatherspoon 3, Murray, Traylor, Mihm, Miller). Turnovers: 14 (Miller 3, Murray 3, Gatling 2, Weatherspoon 2, Jackson, Person, Traylor). Steals: 8 (Weatherspoon 4, Gatling 2, Jackson, Traylor).

DETROIT (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Curry 19 2-6 0-0 0-1 1 3 4 Smith 38 7-16 4-4 3-9 0 5 18 B Wallace 38 2-7 2-5 2-10 0 3 6 Atkins 32 1-9 0-0 0-3 6 4 3 Stackhouse 40 9-22 13-14 1-3 6 1 35 Barros 30 4-8 3-3 1-4 3 1 11 M Moore 13 0-1 1-2 2-6 1 1 1 J Wallace 12 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 1 4 Cardinal 5 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Williamson 13 5-7 0-2 2-3 0 2 10 Cleaves DNP - personal reasons Owens DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-82 23-30 11-40 19 22 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.402, FT-.767. 3-Point Goals: 5-15, .333 (Atkins 1-5, Stackhouse 4-8, Barros 0-1, Cardinal 0-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 13 (B Wallace 8, J Wallace 2, Smith 2, Stackhouse). Turnovers: 17 (Barros 5, Stackhouse 3, B Wallace 2, Curry 2, Williamson 2, Atkins, J Wallace, Smith). Steals: 6 (Stackhouse 3, Barros 2, Atkins). ____________________________________________ Cleveland 22 30 24 25 - 101 Detroit 24 25 27 18 - 94 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Cleveland 1 (Traylor, 9:18 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 12,144. T: 2:10. Officials: Bob Delaney, Scott Foster, Scott Wall.


Game Story

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers finally made some clutch shots and snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 101-94 victory over ther Detroit Pistons.

Jim Jackson and Lamond Murray came up huge in the final minutes and Cleveland held off a late rally by Detroit to notch its first win on road since January 15 at Golden State.

"We just needed a win, it didn't matter whether it was at home or on the road," Cleveland coach Randy Wittman said.

Detroit used a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to get within 93-92 before Jackson nailed a contested 3-pointer from the left sideline as the shot clock expired with 1:25 to play.

"Sometimes you need those kind of shots to go in for you to win games," Jackson said. "Lately we haven't been getting those kind of opportunities."

After Detroit's Joe Smith sank two free throws to make it 96-94, the Pistons suffered a mental collapse. Murray entered the game after Smith made his first free throw and the Pistons failed to communicate the switch of defensive responsibility.

Murray ran down the court unguarded and Andre Miller found him wide open for a dunk that gave Cleveland a 98-94 lead with 57 seconds left.

"I checked in and they didn't match up," Murray said. "I ran down to get into the play and I was wide open. That pretty much nailed it. When they are making a comeback like that, you can't make a mistake like that, you can't fall asleep."

"This pretty much sums up our whole season," said Detroit's Jerry Stackhouse, who was supossed to have picked up Murray on defense. "We get right there and have a mental laspe that kills us. Somebody was apparently still guarding the guy who went to the bench. We can't keep making a mistake like that at the end of the game."

The Pistons failed to score on their final three possessions and the Cavaliers made 4-of-5 from the line to seal just its second victory in its last 14 games.

"We made another step in the right direction," Wittman said. "We talked about coming out tonight and sustaining our effort for 48 minutes and we did that

Murray led seven Cavs in double figures with 19 points. Jackson added 15 points and seven rebounds and Miller had 10 and eight assists.

"Lamond carried us for a while," Wittman said. "Seven guys in double figures makes it hard for us to be defended and we have people capable of making plays."

The teams traded baskets throughout the second half until Cleveland seemed to pull away in the fourth quarter. With the game tied, 82-82, the Cavaliers ran off 11 straight points highlighted by back-to-back 3-pointers from Wesley Person.

Bimbo Coles capped the run by sinking two free throws with five minutes left, but that would be Cleveland's last points until the clutch 3-pointer by Jackson and the Pistons slowly climbed into contention during the drought.

The Cavaliers trailed through most the first half, but closed the second quarter with a 10-2 run and had a 52-49 lead at halftime.

Detroit shot just 40 percent (33-of-82) and committed 17 turnovers. During their fourth-quarter run, the Pistons scored eight of their 10 points from the line. They were 1-of-5 from the floor in the final three minutes.

"I thought we played well enough to win for most of the game," Detroit coach George Irvine said. "We just had a bad spurt in the first half and obviously another one in the fourth quarter."

Stackhouse scored 25 points and six assists but made just 9-of-22 shots for Detroit, which finished a 1-3 homestand.

Smith finished with 18 points and nine rebounds and Dana Barros chipped in with 11 off the bench. Ben Wallace scored just six, but grabbed 10 rebounds and registered a career-high with eight blocks for the Pistons, who set a new season-high with 13 blocked shots.

"I would trade my eight blocks for about eight more rebounds," Wallace said. "We gave up second shots. We work hard on `D' for 24 seconds and then give up an easy one. They just outworked us down the stretch."

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