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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- GOLDEN STATE 23 24 20 19 10 96 HOUSTON 27 19 14 26 14 100 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: GSW - LARRY HUGHES 17, JASON RICHARDSON 16, CHRIS MILLS 15 HOU - STEVE FRANCIS 33, KENNY THOMAS 23, CUTTINO MOBLEY 13

HIGH REBOUND: GSW - BOBBY SURA 9, DANNY FORTSON 9 HOU - STEVE FRANCIS 12, KELVIN CATO 11

HIGH ASSISTS: GSW - LARRY HUGHES 6, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4 HOU - STEVE FRANCIS 7, MOOCHIE NORRIS 5

ATT: 10,426


Extended Box

GOLDEN STATE (96) AT HOUSTON (100) - FINAL IN OT

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

FORTSON F 23 4-10 0-0 3 6 9 0 2 0 2 8 JAMISON F 39 2-12 1-2 2 3 5 1 2 2 2 5 FOYLE C 19 3-4 0-2 1 4 5 1 1 0 0 6 HUGHES G 43 7-16 3-5 2 2 4 6 5 2 8 17 RICHARDSON G 37 7-14 0-1 1 1 2 4 4 2 3 16 DAMPIER 27 5-8 0-0 0 2 2 1 5 0 1 10 MILLS 29 5-10 3-3 1 4 5 4 2 1 1 15 SURA 30 4-15 1-3 3 6 9 4 2 0 0 11 MURPHY 18 3-6 2-2 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 8 ARENAS DNP - TONSILITIS HENDERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION JACKSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 40-95 10-18 16 28 44 21 24 7 17 96 (.421) (.556) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 18(28 PTS)

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

GRIFFIN F 24 2-10 0-0 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 6 THOMAS F 51 9-15 5-7 3 5 8 2 3 0 3 23 CATO C 32 5-8 2-2 4 7 11 0 3 2 1 12 FRANCIS G 50 11-23 11-13 1 11 12 7 3 2 4 33 MOBLEY G 50 5-15 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 2 3 13 MORRIS 6 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 K WILLIS 16 1-4 2-2 3 6 9 0 3 0 1 4 NORRIS 31 3-6 2-2 0 3 3 5 2 2 3 9 TORRES 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION COLLIER DNP - COACH'S DECISION LANGHI DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 36-83 24-28 12 38 50 18 19 8 17 100 (.434) (.857) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 18(19 PTS)

GOLDEN STATE 23 24 20 19 10 - 96 HOUSTON 27 19 14 26 14 - 100

BLOCKED SHOTS: GOLDEN STATE - DAMPIER 3, FOYLE 2, RICHARDSON. HOUSTON - MOBLEY 2, CATO 2, GRIFFIN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: GOLDEN STATE 6-17 (.353), JAMISON 0-3, HUGHES 0-2, RICHARDSON 2-4, MILLS 2-2, SURA 2-6. HOUSTON 4-16 (.250), GRIFFIN 2-6, FRANCIS 0-4, MOBLEY 1-4, NORRIS 1-2. TECHNICALS: GOLDEN STATE - FORTSON, HOUSTON - CATO, DEFENSIVE THREE, MOBLEY. OFFICIALS: BOB DELANEY, MIKE CALLAHAN, JASON PHILLIPS. A - 10,426. T - 2:28.


Box Score

GOLDEN STATE (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Fortson 23 4-10 0-0 3-9 0 2 8 Jamison 39 2-12 1-2 2-5 1 2 5 Foyle 19 3-4 0-2 1-5 1 1 6 Hughes 43 7-16 3-5 2-4 6 5 17 Richardson 37 7-14 0-1 1-2 4 4 16 Dampier 27 5-8 0-0 0-2 1 5 10 Mills 29 5-10 3-3 1-5 4 2 15 Sura 30 4-15 1-3 3-9 4 2 11 Murphy 18 3-6 2-2 3-3 0 1 8 Arenas DNP - tonsilitis Henderson DNP - coach's decision Jackson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 40-95 10-18 16-44 21 24 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.421, FT-.556. 3-Point Goals: 6-17, .353 (Jamison 0-3, Hughes 0-2, Richardson 2-4, Mills 2-2, Sura 2-6). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 6 (Dampier 3, Foyle 2, Richardson). Turnovers: 18 (Hughes 8, Richardson 3, Fortson 2, Jamison 2, Dampier, Mills). Steals: 7 (Hughes 2, Jamison 2, Richardson 2, Mills).

HOUSTON (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Griffin 24 2-10 0-0 1-5 1 3 6 Thomas 51 9-15 5-7 3-8 2 3 23 Cato 32 5-8 2-2 4-11 0 3 12 Francis 50 11-23 11-13 1-12 7 3 33 Mobley 50 5-15 2-2 0-1 2 1 13 Morris 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 K Willis 16 1-4 2-2 3-9 0 3 4 Norris 31 3-6 2-2 0-3 5 2 9 Torres 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Brown DNP - coach's decision Collier DNP - coach's decision Langhi DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 36-83 24-28 12-50 18 19 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.434, FT-.857. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Griffin 2-6, Francis 0-4, Mobley 1-4, Norris 1-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 5 (Mobley 2, Cato 2, Griffin). Turnovers: 18 (Francis 4, Mobley 3, Norris 3, Thomas 3, Cato, Griffin, K Willis, Torres). Steals: 8 (Cato 2, Francis 2, Mobley 2, Norris 2). _________________________________________________ Golden State 23 24 20 19 10 - 96 Houston 27 19 14 26 14 - 100 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: Golden State 1 (Fortson, 6:30 1st). Houston 3 (Cato, 6:30 1st; Defensive Three, 11:07 4th; Mobley, 4:17 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 10,426. T: 2:28. Officials: Bob Delaney, Mike Callahan, Jason Phillips.


Game Story

HOUSTON (Ticker) -- Steve Francis does a lot of damage on his own, but he almost always finds a way to locate Moochie Norris late in the game.

Norris hit another late 3-pointer in regulation and Francis scored six of his 33 points in overtime as the Houston Rockets rallied for a 100-96 triumph over the Golden State Warriors.

Norris has hit a couple of game-winning baskets already this season and Francis has said he feels comfortable kicking the ball out to the fourth-year guard late in the game. On Tuesday, Norris' lone 3-pointer knotted it at 86-86.

"I'm not surprised that he hit that shot," Golden State coach Brian Winters said. "When Francis drove to the lane, the natural reaction is to cover him. We double-teamed and he kicked it out to Moochie, who then hit the big three."

"That guy is amazing," Houston coach Rudy Tomjanovich said. "He just makes so many big shots for us and tonight was another example of that. He's been doing it all year. He's doing the things that we know he can do."

The basket capped a 10-0 run to end regulation. Francis scored the first five points and Kelvin Cato had a key tip-in before Norris' clutch basket.

"I wanted the ball in that situation," Norris said. "I practice those shots all the time. I'll work on hitting threes from the baseline and from the top of the key. I do that because when they double-team Steve, that is where they leave me open. When it comes down to that situation, that is the spot that I want to be in."

After Norris' basket knotted the game, Golden State had a chance to win in regulation, but Bobby Sura's jumper rimmed out as time expired.

"We wanted to take the last shot and with all the double-teams and switches, it all happened so fast," Winters said. "(Sura) ended up with the ball. The darned thing went halfway in and then out, and that was it."

Erick Dampier opened overtime with a basket for Golden State, but Kenny Thomas scored twice 24 seconds apart to give Houston a 90-88 lead. Larry Hughes responded with a bucket for the Warriors, but Francis had a basket with 2:19 left to put the Rockets on top for good.

Thomas had six points and Francis four in the extra period.

Thomas finished with 23 points and Cuttino Mobley added 13 for the Rockets, who have posted back-to-back wins for the first time since recording three in a row from November 4-8.

"That was one of the craziest games I've ever been involved with, and I'm glad we got the win," Tomjanovich said. "It just seemed that we were out of sync from the very beginning. Guys were trying all night to do the right things, but it just wasn't happening. Golden State is tough on the boards, but we overcame that."

Hughes had 17 points and Jason Richardson 16 for Golden State, which has dropped six straight on the road and 12 of 14 overall.

"We have got to find a way to win these kinds of games," Warriors forward Antawn Jamison said. "We did great for the first three quarters and nine minutes of the fourth, but we let up. We did not stay focused to get the win. With a lead like we had, that should not have happened."

Golden State led 73-60 following a free throw by Sura with 9:47 left. But Mobley sank a 19-footer, Thomas had two free throws and Kevin Willis a tip-in to get Houston within seven.

The Warriors responded and were up 86-76 following a short hook by Dampier with 2:59 to go. But a basket by Francis 36 seconds later ignited the key run, and Golden State had trouble recovering.

"It was a close game," Cato said. "Golden State has always been known as a great rebounding team and tonight I think we kept them in check. They did hit a few of their open shots and got out to a pretty big lead (in the fourth quarter). But in the end, we came back and did what we needed to do."

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