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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DETROIT 25 29 20 21 95 WASHINGTON 33 19 21 19 92 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: DET - CORLISS WILLIAMSON 23, JERRY STACKHOUSE 19, TWO PLAYERS WITH 13 WAS - RICHARD HAMILTON 24, COURTNEY ALEXANDER 21, CHRIS WHITNEY 15

HIGH REBOUND: DET - BEN WALLACE 8, JERRY STACKHOUSE 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4 WAS - POPEYE JONES 9, CHRISTIAN LAETTNER 6, COURTNEY ALEXANDER 6

HIGH ASSISTS: DET - CHUCKY ATKINS 6, JON BARRY 5, DAMON JONES 5 WAS - COURTNEY ALEXANDER 6, TYRONN LUE 5, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 20,674


Extended Box

DETROIT (95) AT WASHINGTON (92)

DETROIT

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

M CURRY 17 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 3 B WALLACE 37 5-6 0-0 1 7 8 2 2 1 1 10 C ROBINSON 39 6-12 0-0 0 4 4 1 3 0 0 13 J STACKHOUSE 40 5-16 8-8 2 4 6 3 3 0 4 19 C ATKINS 26 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 6 2 1 2 5 C WILLIAMSON 25 8-9 7-8 0 1 1 2 4 0 3 23 J BARRY 26 4-4 3-3 1 3 4 5 2 2 3 13 D JONES 22 3-7 0-0 0 1 1 5 2 0 1 9 M MOORE 8 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 V ALEXANDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION B CARDINAL DNP - COACH'S DECISION R WHITE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-61 19-21 4 20 24 24 23 6 15 95 (.557) (.905) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 16 (23 PTS)

WASHINGTON

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

R HAMILTON 35 10-23 4-5 2 1 3 2 4 0 3 24 C LAETTNER 31 1-3 3-4 2 4 6 4 3 0 0 5 J WHITE 22 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 C ALEXANDER 41 9-16 3-5 1 5 6 6 4 0 3 21 C WHITNEY 28 5-8 2-2 0 1 1 4 2 0 0 15 T NESBY 14 6-10 0-0 2 2 4 1 2 0 1 12 B HAYWOOD 18 0-2 0-1 3 1 4 0 2 1 2 0 T LUE 20 2-5 0-0 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 5 P JONES 25 4-8 2-2 5 4 9 4 2 1 2 10 H DAVIS 6 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 E THOMAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION K BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-80 14-19 15 22 37 26 21 4 12 92 (.463) (.737) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 15 (24 PTS)

DETROIT 25 29 20 21 - 95 WASHINGTON 33 19 21 19 - 92

BLOCKED SHOTS: DETROIT - C ROBINSON 3, J STACKHOUSE 2, B WALLACE, M MOORE. WASHINGTON - B HAYWOOD 3, J WHITE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DETROIT 8-18 (.444), C ROBINSON 1-3, J STACKHOUSE 1- 6, C ATKINS 1-2, J BARRY 2-2, D JONES 3-5. WASHINGTON 4-7 (.571), C WHITNEY 3- 5, T LUE 1-2. TECHNICAL FOULS: WASHINGTON - DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. A - 20,674. T - 2:13.


Box Score

DETROIT (95)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Curry 17 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 B Wallace 37 5-6 0-0 1-8 2 2 10 C Robinson 39 6-12 0-0 0-4 1 3 13 J Stackhouse 40 5-16 8-8 2-6 3 3 19 C Atkins 26 2-4 0-0 0-0 6 2 5 C Williamson 25 8-9 7-8 0-1 2 4 23 J Barry 26 4-4 3-3 1-4 5 2 13 D Jones 22 3-7 0-0 0-1 5 2 9 M Moore 8 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 V Alexander DNP - COACH'S DECISION B Cardinal DNP - COACH'S DECISION R White DNP - COACH'S DECISION

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-61 19-21 4-24 24 23 95 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.557, FT-.905. 3-Point Goals: 8-18, .444 (C Robinson 1-3, J Stackhouse 1-6, C Atkins 1-2, J Barry 2-2, D Jones 3-5). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:7 (C Robinson 3, J Stackhouse 2, B Wallace, M Moore). Turnovers:15 (J Stackhouse 4, C Williamson 3, J Barry 3, C Atkins 2, M Curry, B Wallace, D Jones). Steals: 6 (J Barry 2, M Curry, B Wallace, C Atkins, M Moore).

WASHINGTON (92)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Hamilton 35 10-23 4-5 2-3 2 4 24 C Laettner 31 1-3 3-4 2-6 4 3 5 J White 22 0-2 0-0 0-3 0 2 0 C Alexander 41 9-16 3-5 1-6 6 4 21 C Whitney 28 5-8 2-2 0-1 4 2 15 T Nesby 14 6-10 0-0 2-4 1 2 12 B Haywood 18 0-2 0-1 3-4 0 2 0 T Lue 20 2-5 0-0 0-0 5 0 5 P Jones 25 4-8 2-2 5-9 4 2 10 H Davis 6 0-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 E Thomas DNP - COACH'S DECISION K Brown DNP - COACH'S DECISION

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-80 14-19 15-37 26 21 92 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.463, FT-.737. 3-Point Goals: 4-7, .571 (C Whitney 3-5, T Lue 1-2). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:4 (B Haywood 3, J White). Turnovers:12 (R Hamilton 3, C Alexander 3, P Jones 2, B Haywood 2, T Lue, T Nesby). Steals: 4 (P Jones, J White, T Lue, B Haywood).

------------------------------------------- DETROIT 25 29 20 21 - 95 WASHINGTON 33 19 21 19 - 92 -------------------------------------------

Technical fouls: Washington - (Defensive Three, 10:06 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,674. T: 2:13.


Game Story

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Jon Barry gave a taste of Michael Jordan to the Washington Wizards.

Barry buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving the surging Detroit Pistons a 95-92 victory over the Wizards, who continue to fall out of the playoff picture without their best player.

Playing their fifth game without Jordan, their injured superstar, the Wizards hung tough and pulled into a 92-92 tie on a driving layup by Courtney Alexander with 1:42 remaining.

Alexander, who has flourished in Jordan's absence, was fouled on the play. But he missed the potential go-ahead free throw and the Wizards did not score again, missing their last six shots.

The Pistons called timeout with 8.9 seconds left and inbounded to guard Damon Jones, who drove left before passing to a wide-open Barry in the corner. The veteran sank his fourth shot without a miss as the horn sounded.

"We run plays like that where I'm in the corner and I'm in the corner for a reason -- because my man's not leaving me," said Barry, who shoots 45 percent from the arc. "I'm over there just standing and figuring whatever's gonna happen is gonna happen. I figured Damon's going to get to the basket or kick it back to Cliff (Robinson) for the `J.' But he came at me and I saw Alexander go, so I slid up a little bit and Damon hit me right on time. I knew I had time to get it off, and it went in."

"We had a foul to give, and I didn't take it," said Wizards guard Chris Whitney, who was guarding Jones. "Damon came off and I thought I played good defense on him. He didn't have a chance to shoot the ball. He made a pass and Jon just made a great shot."

Barry, who scored 13 points, fired a mock salute at the crowd, shouting "Bye-bye!" and "Go home!" as he was congratulated by teammates.

"I was just telling them to drive home safely," Barry joked. "People are going to say stuff, I understand, but sometimes it gets under your skin when they start saying stuff about people's family and stuff. It gets bothersome. I'm sure my wife will be mad at me for waving goodbye to them like that, being a (wise guy), but you do things in the heat of battle that you feel dumb about tomorrow. I'll feel dumb about it, but what the hell, it's over with. I don't live in the past."

Corliss Williamson scored 23 points and Jerry Stackhouse added 19 for the Pistons, who bounced back nicely from Tuesday's loss at the buzzer to Miami. Detroit has won 19 of its last 24 games to take over the lead in the Central Division.

"It was great," Barry said. "We lost a tough one the other night when Eddie Jones did it to us, so it was nice that I was able to do it to them. This was a must-win for us."

"It seems like every game's been like that lately for us, so we're getting used to playing nip-and-tuck games at the end," Stackhouse said.

The Pistons swept the four-game season series from the Wizards, who normally turn to Jordan in close games like these.

"Detroit, for whatever reson, makes every shot against us when it counts," Washington coach Doug Collins said.

Richard Hamilton scored 24 points and Alexander added 21 for the Wizards, who are 2-3 since Jordan was sidelined by knee surgery.

They have been competitive without their leader but are now on the outside looking in at the Eastern Conference playoff race.

"It's not so much going out there and trying to prove people wrong," Whitney said. "Where we're trying to prove people wrong is that we can make the playoffs to those people who, before the season, were writing us off, that even with a younger Michael, we couldn't get into the playoffs -- and here we are, in a playoff race."

"It's all growth," Collins added. "These guys haven't played many of these games."

Barry threw a beautiful bounce pass to Williamson for a reverse layup, then threw in a lefthanded bank shot before a 3-pointer by Jones gave Detroit an 88-82 lead with 7:28 remaining.

Jones threw a lob pass to former Wizard Ben Wallace for a layup and a 92-85 advantage with 3:54 to go before Washington rallied. Whitney made a 3-pointer and Christian Laettner sank two free throws before Alexander drove for his layup.

"Whatever Michael's done, he's instilled a lot of confidence in these guys and Doug Collins has done a great job with them," Barry said. "They run their stuff and they're very difficult to guard."

Robinson scored 13 points and Wallace added 10 for the Pistons, who shot 56 percent (34-of-81) from the field and made 19-of-21 free throws.

Whitney scored 15 points and Tyrone Nesby added 12 for the Wizards, who shot 46 percent (37-of-80) and held a 37-24 rebounding edge.

Stackhouse scored 15 points in the first quarter, but the Pistons trailed 33-25 after one period and 40-28 early in the second quarter before getting Williamson involved in the offense.

The burly forward scored 17 points in the period, including a pair of layups that gave Detroit a 52-48 edge with 2:14 left. Detroit took a 54-52 lead to halftime.

"We just try to go at him and go at him," Stackhouse said. "They were switching around, trying to bounce guys around on him, but we just tried to take advantage of matchup situations."

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