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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     TORONTO          24   27   23   15    89   
     DETROIT          19   17   20   22    78      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   TOR - VINCE CARTER 18, VOSHON LENARD 16, 
                      MICHAEL BRADLEY 16
                DET - CHAUNCEY BILLUPS 16, RICHARD HAMILTON 
                      16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 13

HIGH REBOUND:   TOR - JEROME WILLIAMS 16, MICHAEL BRADLEY 9, 
                      VINCE CARTER 7
                DET - BEN WALLACE 17, CHAUNCEY BILLUPS 4, 
                      CORLISS WILLIAMSON 3

HIGH ASSISTS:   TOR - ALVIN WILLIAMS 6, MORRIS PETERSON 5, 
                      VINCE CARTER 4
                DET - CHAUNCEY BILLUPS 6, CLIFF ROBINSON 3, 
                      RICHARD HAMILTON 2

         ATT:   22,076

Box Score

TORONTO (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Peterson 30 5-8 0-0 1-4 5 0 13 J Williams 40 4-4 3-4 4-16 1 2 11 M Bradley 36 7-11 2-3 5-9 1 3 16 V Carter 36 9-26 0-0 2-7 4 1 18 A Williams 31 3-8 2-2 0-2 6 0 8 J McCoy 17 1-2 0-0 1-5 0 1 2 R Alston 17 2-6 0-0 1-2 1 2 5 V Lenard 28 5-15 4-5 1-4 2 4 16 C Jefferies 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 M Baston 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 M N'diaye 1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 L Hunter DNP - SORE BACK A Davis DNP - STRAINED GROIN _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-81 11-14 15-50 20 15 89 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.444, FT-.786. 3-Point Goals: 6-10, .600 (M Peterson 3-3, R Alston 1-3, V Lenard 2-4). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:5 (M Bradley 3, R Alston, M Peterson). Turnovers:19 (J Williams 5, J McCoy 4, M Bradley 4, M Peterson 3, V Lenard, M N'diaye, C Jefferies). Steals: 6 (J Williams 2, M Peterson 2, V Carter, R Alston). DETROIT (78) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp M Curry 16 0-3 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 B Wallace 42 6-10 1-4 3-17 1 1 13 C Robinson 35 6-13 0-0 1-2 3 3 13 R Hamilton 31 5-15 6-6 0-1 2 2 16 C Billups 35 7-16 0-0 0-4 6 3 16 C Williamson 22 2-9 0-0 2-3 0 3 4 T Prince 24 1-3 2-2 0-0 1 0 4 H Davis 13 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 4 J Barry 19 3-6 0-0 0-1 1 1 8 D Manning 3 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 C Atkins DNP - LEFT KNEE INJURY M Okur DNP - RIGHT ANKLE SPRAIN _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-77 9-12 6-31 15 16 78 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.416, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (M Curry 0-1, C Robinson 1-2, C Billups 2-7, T Prince 0-2, J Barry 2-4). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:6 (B Wallace 5, C Robinson). Turnovers:11 (C Robinson 3, H Davis 2, C Williamson 2, C Billups 2, D Manning, J Barry). Steals: 11 (C Robinson 3, J Barry 2, D Manning, C Billups, B Wallace, T Prince, M Curry, C Williamson). ------------------------------------------- TORONTO 24 27 23 15 - 89 DETROIT 19 17 20 22 - 78 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Toronto - 1 (V Lenard, 0:10 2nd). Detroit - 3 (C Robinson, 4:37 2nd; J Barry, 6:58 2nd; Defensive Three, 9:22 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 22,076. T: 2:02. Officials: Jim Clark, Ken Mauer, Leon Wood.


Extended Box

TORONTO (89) AT DETROIT (78) TORONTO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M PETERSON F 30 5-8 0-0 1 3 4 5 0 2 3 13 J WILLIAMS F 40 4-4 3-4 4 12 16 1 2 2 5 11 M BRADLEY C 36 7-11 2-3 5 4 9 1 3 0 4 16 V CARTER G 36 9-26 0-0 2 5 7 4 1 1 0 18 A WILLIAMS G 31 3-8 2-2 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 8 J MCCOY 17 1-2 0-0 1 4 5 0 1 0 4 2 R ALSTON 17 2-6 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 5 V LENARD 28 5-15 4-5 1 3 4 2 4 0 1 16 C JEFFERIES 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 M BASTON 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 M N'DIAYE 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 L HUNTER DNP - SORE BACK A DAVIS DNP - STRAINED GROIN TOTALS 240 36-81 11-14 15 35 50 20 15 6 19 89 (.444) (.786) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 19 (20 PTS) DETROIT REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === M CURRY F 16 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 B WALLACE F 42 6-10 1-4 3 14 17 1 1 1 0 13 C ROBINSON C 35 6-13 0-0 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 13 R HAMILTON G 31 5-15 6-6 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 16 C BILLUPS G 35 7-16 0-0 0 4 4 6 3 1 2 16 C WILLIAMSON 22 2-9 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 1 2 4 T PRINCE 24 1-3 2-2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 H DAVIS 13 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 4 J BARRY 19 3-6 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 8 D MANNING 3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 C ATKINS DNP - LEFT KNEE INJURY M OKUR DNP - RIGHT ANKLE SPRAIN TOTALS 240 32-77 9-12 6 25 31 15 16 11 11 78 (.416) (.750) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 13 (15 PTS) TORONTO 24 27 23 15 - 89 DETROIT 19 17 20 22 - 78 BLOCKED SHOTS: TORONTO - M BRADLEY 3, R ALSTON, M PETERSON. DETROIT - B WALLACE 5, C ROBINSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: TORONTO 6-10 (.600), M PETERSON 3-3, R ALSTON 1- 3, V LENARD 2-4. DETROIT 5-16 (.313), M CURRY 0-1, C ROBINSON 1-2, C BILLUPS 2-7, T PRINCE 0-2, J BARRY 2-4. TECHNICAL FOULS: TORONTO - V LENARD. DETROIT - C ROBINSON, J BARRY, DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JIM CLARK, KEN MAUER, LEON WOOD. A - 22,076. T - 2:02.


Game Story

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- An unlikely source helped delay the inevitable for Lenny Wilkens. Michael Bradley scored a career-high 16 points and Jerome Williams grabbed 16 rebounds, leading the Toronto Raptors to a surprising 89-78 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Detroit Pistons. After posting a 92-85 victory over the Raptors on Tuesday, the Pistons appeared poised to hand Wilkens a record-setting loss in this one. Wilkens, the NBA's winningest coach, also is tied with Bill Fitch for the most losses (1,106). Wilkens did not believe that his team played with any more of a sense of urgency with him closing in on the record "I didn't have any sense of that and certainly didn't ask," Wilkens said. "I'm just going to make you guys (media) follow me around one more game." But behind a surprising effort from Bradley, who played well against NBA reigning Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace, the Raptors led virtually the entire way and by as many as 23 points as they stopped a seven-game road losing streak. "We've had a few courageous victories this season and that was up there," Wilkens said. "We just played off our defense all night." It marked just the 10th time in 59 games this season that Bradley, a 2001 first-round pick, scored in double figures. The 6-10 Bradley normally plays forward, but started at center - his collegiate position - on Wednesday. "I played center all through college. Even if I don't weigh 300 pounds, I feel I could hold my own," Bradley said. Richard Hamilton and Chauncey Billups each netted 16 points to lead the Pistons, who remained 1 1/2 games ahead of New Jersey for the conference's top seed. A former Piston, Williams converted a layup with 3:42 left in the first quarter to give the Raptors the lead for good, 19-17. They held a 24-19 advantage after the opening 12 minutes. Williams had just two rebounds in 22 minutes against his former team Tuesday. A night later, he was all over the floor as he had 15 boards in the first half before disappearing after intermission. Led by Williams, the Raptors held a commanding 50-31 rebounding advantage. They also garnered a 15-6 edge on the offensive glass. "That wasn't my best half ever but it was close," Williams said. "I only had two rebounds last night and really felt like I had to redeem myself." Morris Peterson, who starred collegiately at Michigan State, scored six points in a 14-6 surge to start the second quarter that he capped with a driving layup to open a 38-25 lead. A hook shot by Clifford Robinson pulled the Pistons within 39-31 with 4:17 left in the half. But Vince Carter hit a jumper and Bradley scored from in close to trigger an 8-0 burst. Bradley went 7-of-11 from the field. "It was a great night for us," Bradley said. "We were able to control the game from the start. To finish against the No. 1 team playing at home, is a great accomplishment." Carter made two more jumpers and Williams a layup to cap the spurt, giving the Raptors a 49-31 cushion with 2:02 left in the half. They settled for a 51-36 advantage at the break. "I think the difference tonight was our intensity," Williams said. "We've had too many games where we have it in spurts but tonight we played hard all game." Carter finished with 18 points on 9-of-26 shooting and Peterson 13 for the Raptors, who shot 44 percent (36-of-81) and won despite committing 19 turnovers. A week ago, the Pistons overcame a 15-point second-half deficit here in an overtime victory over Atlanta. But there was no rally in this one as they trailed by double digits throughout the second half. "To play at a playoff level you can't have these types of lapses that we've had in the last week or so," Pistons coach Rick Carisle said. "We've been living on the edge a little too much. These types of games don't happen to our team very often. Usually we play with high intensity." A jumper by Voshon Lenard, who scored 16 points, gave the Raptors their biggest lead at 74-51 with 62 seconds left in the third quarter. Wallace finished with 13 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons, who shot 42 percent (32-of-77).


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