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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 19 29 28 23 99 WASHINGTON 20 21 14 29 84 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 32, BRENT BARRY 20, TWO PLAYERS WITH 14 WAS - RICHARD HAMILTON 23, MICHAEL JORDAN 16, BOBBY SIMMONS 13

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - ART LONG 10, RASHARD LEWIS 9 WAS - MICHAEL JORDAN 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 15, BRENT BARRY 6 WAS - RICHARD HAMILTON 5, MICHAEL JORDAN 4

ATT: 20,674


Extended Box

SEATTLE (99) AT WASHINGTON (84)

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

LEWIS F 42 5-16 0-0 1 8 9 0 3 0 1 14 MASON F 42 6-11 2-4 0 3 3 2 2 1 3 14 JAMES C 11 2-6 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 B BARRY G 45 7-10 3-4 1 5 6 6 3 2 2 20 PAYTON G 44 11-22 7-8 1 6 7 15 3 0 4 32 LONG 26 5-9 0-2 4 6 10 0 5 4 4 10 WATSON 18 2-3 0-0 2 1 3 2 2 1 2 5 RADMANOVIC 12 0-4 0-0 1 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 BAKER DNP - CONTUSION LEFT KNEE BOOTH DNP - COACH'S DECISION HARVEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION OYEDEJI DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-81 12-18 10 30 40 25 24 9 18 99 (.469) (.667) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 18(10 PTS)

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

BROWN F 31 1-4 3-6 2 4 6 1 1 0 1 5 NESBY F 28 1-2 2-4 2 4 6 1 2 1 2 4 LAETTNER C 16 3-5 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 6 JORDAN G 39 5-26 6-6 3 9 12 4 4 1 1 16 C WHITNEY G 16 4-9 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 9 R HAMILTON 39 7-16 7-7 1 4 5 5 3 1 2 23 ALEXANDER 20 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 0 4 4 P JONES 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 LUE 5 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 SIMMONS 21 5-6 3-4 3 2 5 0 1 0 1 13 J WHITE 6 0-2 1-2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 THOMAS 15 1-2 1-1 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 3

TOTALS 240 29-78 23-30 14 30 44 15 20 6 17 84 (.372) (.767) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 17(24 PTS)

SEATTLE 19 29 28 23 - 99 WASHINGTON 20 21 14 29 - 84

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - MASON, LONG, LEWIS, RADMANOVIC. WASHINGTON - JORDAN 2, BROWN 2, NESBY 2, R HAMILTON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 11-21 (.524), LEWIS 4-9, MASON 0-1, B BARRY 3-4, PAYTON 3-4, WATSON 1-2, RADMANOVIC 0-1. WASHINGTON 3-8 (.375), JORDAN 0-1, C WHITNEY 1-3, R HAMILTON 2-4. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - DEFENSIVE THREE, WASHINGTON - DEFENSIVE THREE, JORDAN. OFFICIALS: BLANE REICHELT, DERRICK STAFFORD, LEROY RICHARDSON. A - 20,674. T - 2:05.


Box Score

SEATTLE (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Lewis 42 5-16 0-0 1-9 0 3 14 Mason 42 6-11 2-4 0-3 2 2 14 James 11 2-6 0-0 0-0 0 2 4 B Barry 45 7-10 3-4 1-6 6 3 20 Payton 44 11-22 7-8 1-7 15 3 32 Long 26 5-9 0-2 4-10 0 5 10 Watson 18 2-3 0-0 2-3 2 2 5 Radmanovic 12 0-4 0-0 1-2 0 4 0 Baker DNP - contusion left knee Booth DNP - coach's decision Harvey DNP - coach's decision Oyedeji DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-81 12-18 10-40 25 24 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.469, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 11-21, .524 (Lewis 4-9, Mason 0-1, B Barry 3-4, Payton 3-4, Watson 1-2, Radmanovic 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 4 (Mason, Long, Lewis, Radmanovic). Turnovers: 18 (Long 4, Payton 4, Mason 3, B Barry 2, Watson 2, James, Lewis, Radmanovic). Steals: 9 (Long 4, B Barry 2, James, Mason, Watson).

WASHINGTON (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brown 31 1-4 3-6 2-6 1 1 5 Nesby 28 1-2 2-4 2-6 1 2 4 Laettner 16 3-5 0-0 1-3 1 1 6 Jordan 39 5-26 6-6 3-12 4 4 16 C Whitney 16 4-9 0-0 0-0 1 1 9 R Hamilton 39 7-16 7-7 1-5 5 3 23 Alexander 20 2-3 0-0 0-2 0 4 4 P Jones 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Lue 5 0-2 0-0 0-1 2 0 0 Simmons 21 5-6 3-4 3-5 0 1 13 J White 6 0-2 1-2 1-1 0 2 1 Thomas 15 1-2 1-1 1-3 0 1 3 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-78 23-30 14-44 15 20 84 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.372, FT-.767. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (Jordan 0-1, C Whitney 1-3, R Hamilton 2-4). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 7 (Jordan 2, Brown 2, Nesby 2, R Hamilton). Turnovers: 17 (Alexander 4, C Whitney 2, Laettner 2, Nesby 2, R Hamilton 2, Brown, Jordan, P Jones, Simmons, Thomas). Steals: 6 (Laettner 2, Jordan, Nesby, R Hamilton, Thomas). ____________________________________________ Seattle 19 29 28 23 - 99 Washington 20 21 14 29 - 84 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 1 (Defensive Three, 5:03 3rd). Washington 2 (Defensive Three, 10:29 3rd; Jordan, 0:19 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,674. T: 2:05. Officials: Blane Reichelt, Derrick Stafford, Leroy Richardson.


Game Story

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Gary Payton had his fifth double-double in eight games and helped force Michael Jordan into one of the worst shooting days of his career as the Seattle SuperSonics posted a 99-84 victory over the Washington Wizards.

On offense, Payton collected 32 points and 15 assists. On defense, the man known as "The Glove" and Desmond Mason held Jordan to just 16 points on a nightmarish 5-of-26 performance from the field. Jordan missed his first 14 shots.

"I couldn't get anything to go," Jordan said. "That's probably one of the worst shooting nights I've had in my career, actually, to start 0-for-14. I wouldn't say I had bad shots, I had great shots."

"Every time he shot the ball I wanted to make sure I got a hand in his face," said Mason, a 6-5 second-year guard known for his defense. "He knocked down some big shots with hands in his face, but some nights you're going to be on and some nights you're going to be off."

The points were a season low for Jordan in his third comeback. The 10-time scoring champion did contribute 12 rebounds and four assists but Washington shot a meager 37 percent (29-of-78).

"It was one of those situations where I caught myself laughing because as hard as I was trying, I just couldn't get it to all -- even the easy shots like layups, and things of that nature," Jordan added.

Four others scored in double figures for Seattle, which took control with two extended runs during the third quarter and snapped on a three-game losing streak while finishing a 2-3 Eastern road trip.

"Gary Payton and all of our guys played a scrapping game," Sonics coach Nate McMillan said. "We were able to build a lead, kind of wear them down, and finish this game."

A dunk by Jerome James with 1:41 to play in the third period gave the SuperSonics a commanding 76-51 lead. Although the Wizards used a 22-4 run to fight within 80-73 midway through the final quarter, they could not get any closer.

"We knew Mike was Mike," said Payton. "We just had to come in here and play our game. Most of the young guys probably got up for it, but I've been playing against him for a long time and I knew what he could do. I just had to go out there and be aggressive, just like him."

It was the fourth straight loss for Washington, which was held to its second-lowest point total of the season.

The SuperSonics easily snapped their skid despite playing without forward Vin Baker, who is sidelined with a bruised left knee.

Leading 48-41 at the break, Seattle opened the second half with an 11-3 run. Rashard Lewis drilled a key 3-pointer during the spurt and the Sonics grabbed a 59-44 lead on Brent Barry's fast-break dunk with 7:51 left in the third period.

Toward the end of the period, Seattle scored 11 straight points for a 25-point advantage.

Barry finished with 20 points, Lewis and Mason contributed 14 apiece and Art Long collected 10 and 10 rebounds off the bench for the SuperSonics, who connected on 47 percent (38-of-81). Seattle was 11-of-21 from behind the 3-point arc.

"We're a jump-shooting team and today we made them," Payton said. "It's a good thing we did because we've been struggling for three games. I'm glad we knocked down a couple."

The Wizards held a 44-40 advantage on the boards but committed 17 turnovers that led to 24 Seattle points.

Washington was led by reserve Richard Hamilton, who scored 23 points. Rookie Bobby Simmons contributed 13 and five rebounds in 21 minutes.

The Wizards wasted a seven-point first-quarter lead and trailed 48-41 at halftime.

Washington rookie Kwame Brown, the first high school player to go first overall in the NBA draft, received his first career start and had five points and six rebounds in 31 minutes.

"It's my first start so I'm just going to try to take it one day at a time," Brown said. "Work and work, and hopefully I make better reads on defense. Hopefully I'll be able to alleviate the mental errors and come out here and play hard."

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