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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHICAGO 18 26 12 41 97 SEATTLE 22 20 27 22 91 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CHI - BRAD MILLER 17, RON ARTEST 16, AJ GUYTON 15 SEA - VIN BAKER 23, GARY PAYTON 21, BRENT BARRY 14

HIGH REBOUND: CHI - BRAD MILLER 13, KEVIN OLLIE 6 SEA - VLADIMIR RADMANOVIC 9, VIN BAKER 8

HIGH ASSISTS: CHI - AJ GUYTON 6, RON ARTEST 5 SEA - GARY PAYTON 9, BRENT BARRY 3

ATT: 16,191


Extended Box

CHICAGO (97) AT SEATTLE (91)

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

CHANDLER F 22 2-3 2-2 0 3 3 1 3 0 2 6 ROBINSON F 23 5-11 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 10 MILLER C 37 5-10 7-8 6 7 13 3 3 0 1 17 ARTEST G 34 7-16 0-0 1 4 5 5 4 8 3 16 OLLIE G 23 1-5 2-3 2 4 6 3 1 0 0 4 HASSELL 27 2-10 3-4 2 3 5 1 3 0 1 9 BAGARIC 10 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 2 2 FIZER 26 5-10 3-5 1 4 5 2 2 0 2 13 HOIBERG 13 1-4 2-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5 GUYTON 25 6-12 0-2 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 15 CURRY DNP - COACH'S DECISION OAKLEY DNP - SORE RIGHT WRIST

TOTALS 240 35-83 19-26 13 28 41 23 24 10 11 97 (.422) (.731) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 12(10 PTS)

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

BAKER F 34 10-20 2-2 7 1 8 1 3 0 3 23 LEWIS F 38 3-9 1-1 1 5 6 2 6 0 2 7 LONG C 6 1-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 B BARRY G 40 5-8 1-2 0 3 3 3 4 1 2 14 PAYTON G 44 4-11 13-17 0 3 3 9 2 1 3 21 RADMANOVIC 24 2-8 0-0 0 9 9 0 1 1 0 5 DROBNJAK 12 1-4 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 1 1 2 MASON 27 2-8 6-6 1 6 7 2 1 1 1 10 WATSON 13 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 JAMES 2 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 OYEDEJI DNP - COACH'S DECISION S WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-72 24-30 12 29 41 18 22 5 16 91 (.431) (.800) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 16(23 PTS)

CHICAGO 18 26 12 41 - 97 SEATTLE 22 20 27 22 - 91

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHICAGO - CHANDLER 4, ARTEST. SEATTLE - B BARRY 2, BAKER 2, RADMANOVIC. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHICAGO 8-19 (.421), ARTEST 2-4, HASSELL 2-6, HOIBERG 1-3, GUYTON 3-6. SEATTLE 5-15 (.333), BAKER 1-1, LEWIS 0-4, B BARRY 3-3, PAYTON 0-2, RADMANOVIC 1-5. TECHNICALS: CHICAGO - FIZER, DEFENSIVE THREE. OFFICIALS: ED F RUSH, LEROY RICHARDSON, TONY BROTHERS. A - 16,191. T - 2:08.


Box Score

CHICAGO (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Chandler 22 2-3 2-2 0-3 1 3 6 Robinson 23 5-11 0-0 0-1 1 1 10 Miller 37 5-10 7-8 6-13 3 3 17 Artest 34 7-16 0-0 1-5 5 4 16 Ollie 23 1-5 2-3 2-6 3 1 4 Hassell 27 2-10 3-4 2-5 1 3 9 Bagaric 10 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 3 2 Fizer 26 5-10 3-5 1-5 2 2 13 Hoiberg 13 1-4 2-2 0-1 1 1 5 Guyton 25 6-12 0-2 0-0 6 3 15 Curry DNP - coach's decision Oakley DNP - sore right wrist _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-83 19-26 13-41 23 24 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.422, FT-.731. 3-Point Goals: 8-19, .421 (Artest 2-4, Hassell 2-6, Hoiberg 1-3, Guyton 3-6). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 5 (Chandler 4, Artest). Turnovers: 12 (Artest 3, Bagaric 2, Chandler 2, Fizer 2, Hassell, Miller). Steals: 10 (Artest 8, Guyton, Robinson).

SEATTLE (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 34 10-20 2-2 7-8 1 3 23 Lewis 38 3-9 1-1 1-6 2 6 7 Long 6 1-1 1-2 0-0 0 2 3 B Barry 40 5-8 1-2 0-3 3 4 14 Payton 44 4-11 13-17 0-3 9 2 21 Radmanovic 24 2-8 0-0 0-9 0 1 5 Drobnjak 12 1-4 0-0 2-4 0 1 2 Mason 27 2-8 6-6 1-7 2 1 10 Watson 13 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 4 James 2 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 2 Oyedeji DNP - coach's decision S Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-72 24-30 12-41 18 22 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.431, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 5-15, .333 (Baker 1-1, Lewis 0-4, B Barry 3-3, Payton 0-2, Radmanovic 1-5). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (B Barry 2, Baker 2, Radmanovic). Turnovers: 16 (Baker 3, Payton 3, B Barry 2, Lewis 2, Watson 2, Drobnjak, James, Long, Mason). Steals: 5 (B Barry, Drobnjak, Mason, Payton, Radmanovic). ____________________________________________ Chicago 18 26 12 41 - 97 Seattle 22 20 27 22 - 91 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Chicago 2 (Fizer, 0:20 3rd; Defensive Three, 9:15 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,191. T: 2:08. Officials: Ed F Rush, Leroy Richardson, Tony Brothers.


Game Story

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- It was going to take something special for the Chicago Bulls to win a road game against a Western Conference team.

A.J. Guyton scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, when the Bulls made six 3-pointers, scored 41 points and erased a 13-point deficit for a stunning 97-91 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.

The Bulls had dropped 25 straight road games to teams from the West since February 6, 1999, when Elton Brand scored 21 points in a 100-90 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. To show how long it has been, Brand is now on the Clippers.

"I was taught here in the papers that it's been two years since we've won a game on the road in the West," Bulls center Brad Miller said. "We knew it wasn't going to be easy."

This looked like another loss as Chicago missed its last eight shots of the third quarter and trailed 69-56 entering the final period.

But the Bulls put together perhaps their best stretch of the season. They went on a 30-7 burst that included six shots from the arc, half of them from Guyton.

Miller had 17 points and 13 rebounds and Ron Artest added 16 and eight steals for the Bulls, who began a five-game western swing against each of the teams they beat in the NBA Finals during their dynasty of the 1990s.

"I've been here three years and this is the first victory on the road against a West Coast team," Artest said. "We've got Portland tomorrow and that will make this even better."

Vin Baker scored 23 points and Gary Payton added 21 for the SuperSonics, who have lost three straight games.

"We got outplayed by a team that we should beat and there's really no excuse for it," Baker said. "We played like crap and we didn't deserve to win this game in the fourth quarter."

"This is about as bad as it gets, when you allow a team to come into your building, after losing two games in a row, and you basically play the same way," Sonics coach Nate McMillan said.

The Bulls opened the final period with 3-pointers from rookie Trenton Hassell, Guyton, Artest and Guyton again, cutting the deficit to 72-68.

"Everybody was relaxed," Artest said. "We didn't hesitate on our shots. We played together. We didn't try to do too much as individuals. The guys just knocked down shots."

A three-point play by Marcus Fizer, a jumper by Guyton and a 3-pointer by Hassell gave the Bulls a 76-75 lead with 7:33 to play. A free throw by Payton tied it before a fadeaway jumper by Artest gave Chicago the lead for good and triggered a 10-0 burst.

Guyton made another 3-pointer, Fizer hit a jumper and Miller completed a three-point play to make it 86-76 with 4:48 left.

"The big factor was that we continued to push the ball," Guyton said. "We didn't quit, we shared the basketball and got it to the open shooters."

Brent Barry made a 3-pointer and Baker scored twice while the Bulls missed 3-of-4 free throws. But Guyton made a jumper and fed Miller for a layup, making it 91-83 with 1:25 remaining.

"It was nice to keep fighting," Miller said. "We just played together. I think we just willed that one out and just started making some shots."

Fizer scored 13 points and Eddie Robinson added 10 for Chicago, which shot 42 percent (35-of-83) and improved to 2-22 on the road.

Barry scored 14 points for Seattle, which shot 43 percent (31-of-72) but surrendered 23 points off turnovers. It had won six of its last seven meetings with Chicago.

"Right now, we're obviously out of sync," McMillan said. "There's no rhythm to our play. I don't see that chemistry or bond that we had a while ago."

The Bulls were their usual awful selves in the third quarter, when they made 4-of-18 shots, scored just 12 points and turned a 44-42 lead into a 13-point deficit. Baker and Payton scored eight points each in the period.

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