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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     DENVER           16   22   21   22    81   
     UTAH             27   25   28   19    99      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   DEN - JUWAN HOWARD 16, RODNEY WHITE 12, NENE 
                      HILARIO 12
                UTH - MATT HARPRING 22, KARL MALONE 18, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND:   DEN - NENE HILARIO 7, MARCUS CAMBY 5, NIKOLOZ 
                      TSKITISHVILI 4
                UTH - KARL MALONE 6, CALBERT CHEANEY 5, SCOTT 
                      PADGETT 5

HIGH ASSISTS:   DEN - SHAMMOND WILLIAMS 4, NIKOLOZ 
                      TSKITISHVILI 3, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2
                UTH - KARL MALONE 9, JOHN STOCKTON 6, MATT 
                      HARPRING 4

         ATT:   17,651

Box Score

DENVER (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp N Tskitishvili 28 1-5 0-0 1-4 3 1 3 J Howard 24 6-10 4-4 1-3 1 2 16 N Hilario 30 5-9 2-3 2-7 1 6 12 L Harrington 23 1-2 0-0 0-1 2 3 2 R Bowen 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 S Williams 30 1-4 2-2 0-1 4 3 4 V Yarbrough 17 3-4 4-4 0-2 1 4 10 M Camby 21 3-9 4-8 3-5 2 3 10 D Harvey 10 3-4 0-0 0-1 0 1 6 C Andersen 19 2-4 0-2 1-2 1 5 4 R White 22 4-11 4-5 1-3 2 2 12 P Savovic 8 0-2 2-4 0-2 1 2 2 _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-64 22-32 9-31 18 32 81 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.453, FT-.688. 3-Point Goals: 1-5, .200 (N Tskitishvili 1-4, S Williams 0-1). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:3 (C Andersen 2, M Camby). Turnovers:24 (S Williams 4, V Yarbrough 3, N Hilario 3, L Harrington 3, J Howard 2, M Camby 2, R White 2, C Andersen 2, R Bowen, N Tskitishvili, D Harvey). Steals: 10 (N Hilario 3, L Harrington 2, S Williams, R White, P Savovic, C Andersen, V Yarbrough). UTAH (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Harpring 33 9-11 1-2 3-4 4 3 22 K Malone 34 4-10 10-14 0-6 9 1 18 G Ostertag 18 1-4 2-2 1-4 0 3 4 J Stockton 22 3-5 6-7 1-1 6 2 12 C Cheaney 40 6-9 0-0 0-5 2 5 12 M Jackson 22 1-6 3-4 0-3 3 0 5 T Massenburg 19 4-5 1-2 2-4 0 6 9 A Kirilenko 20 3-7 0-0 1-3 3 3 6 S Padgett 17 3-4 2-2 0-5 0 3 8 D Stevenson 10 1-4 1-4 1-1 0 2 3 J Amaechi 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 C Arroyo 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 0 _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-67 26-37 9-36 29 29 99 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.522, FT-.703. 3-Point Goals: 3-7, .429 (M Harpring 3-3, C Cheaney 0-1, M Jackson 0-1, A Kirilenko 0-1, S Padgett 0-1). Team Rebounds: 13. Blocked Shots:6 (G Ostertag 3, A Kirilenko 3). Turnovers:20 (J Stockton 5, C Cheaney 3, M Jackson 3, K Malone 2, M Harpring 2, T Massenburg, S Padgett, D Stevenson, A Kirilenko, G Ostertag). Steals: 13 (K Malone 5, C Cheaney 4, M Harpring 2, J Stockton, M Jackson). ------------------------------------------- DENVER 16 22 21 22 - 81 UTAH 27 25 28 19 - 99 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Denver - 2 (D Harvey 2 (ejected), 4:07 2nd; D Harvey, 4:26 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,651. T: 2:19. Officials: Derek Richardson, Jack Nies, Leon Wood.


Extended Box

DENVER (81) AT UTAH (99) DENVER REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === N TSKITISHVILI F 28 1-5 0-0 1 3 4 3 1 0 1 3 J HOWARD F 24 6-10 4-4 1 2 3 1 2 0 2 16 N HILARIO C 30 5-9 2-3 2 5 7 1 6 3 3 12 L HARRINGTON G 23 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 2 3 2 R BOWEN G 8 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 S WILLIAMS 30 1-4 2-2 0 1 1 4 3 1 4 4 V YARBROUGH 17 3-4 4-4 0 2 2 1 4 1 3 10 M CAMBY 21 3-9 4-8 3 2 5 2 3 0 2 10 D HARVEY 10 3-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 6 C ANDERSEN 19 2-4 0-2 1 1 2 1 5 1 2 4 R WHITE 22 4-11 4-5 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 12 P SAVOVIC 8 0-2 2-4 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 TOTALS 240 29-64 22-32 9 22 31 18 32 10 24 81 (.453) (.688) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 24 (26 PTS) UTAH REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M HARPRING F 33 9-11 1-2 3 1 4 4 3 2 2 22 K MALONE F 34 4-10 10-14 0 6 6 9 1 5 2 18 G OSTERTAG C 18 1-4 2-2 1 3 4 0 3 0 1 4 J STOCKTON G 22 3-5 6-7 1 0 1 6 2 1 5 12 C CHEANEY G 40 6-9 0-0 0 5 5 2 5 4 3 12 M JACKSON 22 1-6 3-4 0 3 3 3 0 1 3 5 T MASSENBURG 19 4-5 1-2 2 2 4 0 6 0 1 9 A KIRILENKO 20 3-7 0-0 1 2 3 3 3 0 1 6 S PADGETT 17 3-4 2-2 0 5 5 0 3 0 1 8 D STEVENSON 10 1-4 1-4 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 J AMAECHI 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C ARROYO 4 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 TOTALS 240 35-67 26-37 9 27 36 29 29 13 20 99 (.522) (.703) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 22 (19 PTS) DENVER 16 22 21 22 - 81 UTAH 27 25 28 19 - 99 BLOCKED SHOTS: DENVER - C ANDERSEN 2, M CAMBY. UTAH - G OSTERTAG 3, A KIRILENKO 3. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DENVER 1-5 (.200), N TSKITISHVILI 1-4, S WILLIAMS 0- 1. UTAH 3-7 (.429), M HARPRING 3-3, C CHEANEY 0-1, M JACKSON 0-1, A KIRILENKO 0- 1, S PADGETT 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: DENVER - D HARVEY 2 (EJECTED) 2. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DEREK RICHARDSON, JACK NIES, LEON WOOD. A - 17,651. T - 2:19.


Game Story

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Coming off a loss to the NBA's worst team, the Utah Jazz made sure they didn't falter against the second-worst, especially at home. Matt Harpring scored 22 points and Karl Malone added 18 as the Jazz posted their 14th straight home victory over the Denver Nuggets, 99-81. John Stockton and Calbert Cheaney each contributed 12 points for Utah, which was coming off Sunday's embarrassing 27-point loss at Cleveland and had dropped two in a row. "At this point in the season, it's tough because you're a little worn down and teams are fighting for playoff position, so everybody is playing hard," Jazz forward Tony Massenburg said. "Teams that are not in the playoffs are basically just out there to disrupt your entire flow as far as what you're trying to do and where you're trying to be at the end of the season." The Jazz have not lost to Denver at the Delta Center since a 124-119 setback on December 7, 1995. They are 52-9 at home against the Nuggets over the last 24 years but swept the season series for the first time since 1997-98. Harpring shot 9-of-11 from the field, making all three of his 3-point attempts. Malone did most of his damage from the line, converting 10-of-14 free throws. Malone, who sat out the final 10:20, also handed out nine assists to become just the second player in NBA history to record 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 5,000 assists. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the only other player to do it. Utah is in seventh place in the Western Conference, 2 1/2 games ahead of Houston and Phoenix. The Jazz visit Phoenix on Thursday. "I think you people need to realize that if we don't get our stuff together, we could miss the playoffs," Malone said. "We've got 15 games left and if we doze off, we could miss the playoffs, which would be embarrassing. We'll see what happens." Juwan Howard led Denver with 16 points and rookie Nene Hilario and Rodney White had 12 apiece. The Nuggets have dropped 17 of their past 19 games. "We played a physical veteran team that was desperate for a win," Denver coach Jeff Bzdelik said. "They're trying to stay in the playoff race and this was a great lesson for our young basketball team, (a lesson) on what it's like emotionally and physically against a team that has been there before." Utah scored the first 13 points and rarely appeared threatened. "We got off to a really good start in the first quarter and were pretty much able to sustain it for much of the game, but they play so hard," Cheaney said. "They never give up, so you really got to stay on your P's and Q's when you play them." The Jazz had an 11-point advantage after the first quarter and led, 52-38, at halftime. The margin never dipped below 12 in the third quarter and Utah took its largest lead at 84-59 on two free throws by Scott Padgett with 10:20 left in the final period. "We executed really well, got layups, got tremendous shots within the offense, and when you do that, the game is so much easier," Cheaney said. "When we execute like that, a lot of guys will be in double figures every night." Utah shot 59 percent (19-of-32) from the field in the first half and 52 percent (35-of-67) overall. The Jazz had a 36-31 rebounding edge and scored 26 points off Denver's 24 turnovers. "I thought we lost a couple of opportunities the last couple of games because of our offense," Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. "I thought we set much better screens and tried to defend a little better. We had some moments when we got kind of casual. I didn't think we finished very strong. If we don't realize what we are doing, then it is mashed potatoes out there." Rookie Vincent Yarbrough and Marcus Camby each chipped in 10 points for the Nuggets, who shot 45 percent (29-of-64). They attempted just five 3-pointers, making one.


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