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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      HOUSTON          21   29   22   25    97   
      SEATTLE          33   26   6    30    95      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   HOU - TRACY MCGRADY 35, YAO MING 22, MIKE 
                      JAMES 13
                SEA - RAY ALLEN 32, RASHARD LEWIS 26, LUKE 
                      RIDNOUR 14

HIGH REBOUND:   HOU - JUWAN HOWARD 8, TRACY MCGRADY 8, MIKE 
                      JAMES 6
                SEA - REGGIE EVANS 8, RAY ALLEN 7, VLADIMIR 
                      RADMANOVIC 5

HIGH ASSISTS:   HOU - TRACY MCGRADY 5, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4
                SEA - LUKE RIDNOUR 12, RAY ALLEN 4, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2

         ATT:   17,072

Box Score

HOUSTON (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp J Howard 38 3-10 4-4 3-8 4 2 10 T McGrady 45 14-27 3-5 1-8 5 3 35 Y Ming 34 9-15 4-4 1-4 2 4 22 M James 32 5-12 2-2 1-6 4 4 13 D Wesley 38 2-6 1-2 0-2 2 3 5 J Barry 26 5-7 0-0 0-3 4 1 11 D Mutombo 12 0-0 1-2 0-3 0 0 1 R Bowen 12 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 3 0 S Padgett 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 C Weatherspoon DNP - COACH'S DECISION V Baker DNP - COACH'S DECISION M Norris DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-78 15-19 6-35 21 20 97 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.487, FT-.789. 3-Point Goals: 6-15, .400 (T McGrady 4-10, M James 1-3, D Wesley 0-1, J Barry 1-1). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:2 (Y Ming 2). Turnovers:9 (M James 4, J Barry 2, Y Ming 2, J Howard). Steals: 14 (T McGrady 4, D Wesley 3, Y Ming 3, D Mutombo, M James, R Bowen, J Barry). SEATTLE (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Evans 20 3-3 1-1 2-8 1 1 7 R Lewis 40 9-18 2-2 0-3 0 2 26 J James 27 1-5 1-2 0-4 0 5 3 R Allen 42 13-25 1-2 3-7 4 1 32 L Ridnour 41 5-12 3-3 0-2 12 1 14 V Radmanovic 26 3-6 2-2 0-5 2 2 9 A Daniels 17 0-1 0-0 0-2 2 0 0 D Fortson 11 0-1 2-2 0-1 0 4 2 N Collison 15 1-3 0-0 1-3 0 5 2 V Potapenko 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 R Murray DNP - COACH'S DECISION R Swift DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-74 12-14 6-35 21 21 95 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.473, FT-.857. 3-Point Goals: 13-25, .520 (R Lewis 6-11, R Allen 5-8, L Ridnour 1-2, V Radmanovic 1-3, A Daniels 0-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:2 (J James 2). Turnovers:17 (R Allen 3, A Daniels 3, R Lewis 3, L Ridnour 3, R Evans 3, V Radmanovic, N Collison). Steals: 6 (V Radmanovic 2, R Allen, A Daniels, L Ridnour, J James). ------------------------------------------- HOUSTON 21 29 22 25 - 97 SEATTLE 33 26 6 30 - 95 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Houston - 1 (Defensive Three, 10:19 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,072. T: 2:18. Officials: Derek Richardson, Jack Nies, Ron Olesiak.


Extended Box

HOUSTON (97) AT SEATTLE (95) HOUSTON REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === J HOWARD F 38 3-10 4-4 3 5 8 4 2 0 1 10 T MCGRADY F 45 14-27 3-5 1 7 8 5 3 4 0 35 Y MING C 34 9-15 4-4 1 3 4 2 4 3 2 22 M JAMES G 32 5-12 2-2 1 5 6 4 4 1 4 13 D WESLEY G 38 2-6 1-2 0 2 2 2 3 3 0 5 J BARRY 26 5-7 0-0 0 3 3 4 1 1 2 11 D MUTOMBO 12 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 R BOWEN 12 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 S PADGETT 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C WEATHERSPOON DNP - COACH'S DECISION V BAKER DNP - COACH'S DECISION M NORRIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 38-78 15-19 6 29 35 21 20 14 9 97 (.487) (.789) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 10 (19 PTS) SEATTLE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === R EVANS F 20 3-3 1-1 2 6 8 1 1 0 3 7 R LEWIS F 40 9-18 2-2 0 3 3 0 2 0 3 26 J JAMES C 27 1-5 1-2 0 4 4 0 5 1 0 3 R ALLEN G 42 13-25 1-2 3 4 7 4 1 1 3 32 L RIDNOUR G 41 5-12 3-3 0 2 2 12 1 1 3 14 V RADMANOVIC 26 3-6 2-2 0 5 5 2 2 2 1 9 A DANIELS 17 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 1 3 0 D FORTSON 11 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 2 N COLLISON 15 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 5 0 1 2 V POTAPENKO 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R MURRAY DNP - COACH'S DECISION R SWIFT DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 35-74 12-14 6 29 35 21 21 6 17 95 (.473) (.857) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 17 (22 PTS) HOUSTON 21 29 22 25 - 97 SEATTLE 33 26 6 30 - 95 BLOCKED SHOTS: HOUSTON - Y MING 2. SEATTLE - J JAMES 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: HOUSTON 6-15 (.400), T MCGRADY 4-10, M JAMES 1- 3, D WESLEY 0-1, J BARRY 1-1. SEATTLE 13-25 (.520), R LEWIS 6-11, R ALLEN 5- 8, L RIDNOUR 1-2, V RADMANOVIC 1-3, A DANIELS 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: HOUSTON - DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DEREK RICHARDSON, JACK NIES, RON OLESIAK. A - 17,072. T - 2:18.


Game Story

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- A nearly perfect performance from Tracy McGrady and a historically bad third quarter by the Seattle SuperSonics resulted in a big road win for the Houston Rockets. After the Rockets' defense keyed a third-quarter surge, McGrady scored 11 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter and made a pair of big baskets down the stretch in a 97-95 victory. Seattle wasted a 16-point lead in its second straight home loss and can look at its third-quarter showing as the reason. The Sonics scored just six points, establishing a franchise low for one period. "This just shows the poise that we have in pressure situations like this," McGrady said. "Those guys came out on fire in the first half with 9-of-12 from (3-point range), but we picked up our intensity on the defensive end. We shut those guys down with six points in the third quarter. With scorers like they have, that's big for us." Seattle had scored eight points in a quarter three times previously, most recently nearly one year ago at Miami. The Sonics shot 3-of-14 and committed seven turnovers in the third period, watching a 59-50 halftime lead turn into a 72-65 deficit. Seattle coach Nate McMillan cited a lack of ball movement after a first half in which his club passed well and protected the ball. "We go from 17 assists in the first half to only four in the second half," McMillan said. "We played in traffic and didn't do a good job of taking care of the ball. We had 17 turnovers for 22 points and that was the ballgame." "I thought tonight in the second half we had an edge to us," Houston coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "In the first half I thought we were fishing on offense and we were irresponsible on defense. We are in a fight for our playoff lives, so these games are much more critical to us than they are to them." The Sonics hold a comfortable 10 1/2-game lead over the Denver Nuggets in the Northwest Division while the Rockets are clinging to the sixth spot in the Western Conference standings. Following a late charge by the home team, McGrady did everything he could to keep the Rockets in charge. Rashard Lewis' 3-pointer with one minute left pulled Seattle into an 88-88 tie, but McGrady answered just six seconds later with a 3-pointer of his own to give Houston the lead for good. "When you've got a guy like (Rockets center Yao Ming) rolling around down there it brings a lot of attention and it opens up the perimeter for myself," McGrady added. With the Rockets clinging to a 93-92 edge with 14 seconds left, McGrady got free on an inbounds pass for a layup, drawing a foul. He missed the free throw, giving the Sonics one last chance, but Lewis missed a long 3-pointer with six seconds to go. Yao scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half for the Rockets, who avenged an 87-85 home loss to Seattle on February 22. He notched six points in the final 1:54, including a basket with 26 seconds to go that made it 93-90. McGrady finished with eight rebounds, five assists and four steals without a turnover. Allen scored 32 points and Lewis added 26 but just one other player reached double figures for the Sonics. Despite a strong effort from both, the star tandem was not immune to their team's third-quarter woes, combining to shoot 2-of-8 with three turnovers. "That was one of the worst third quarters we've played this year," Allen said. "Being part of it, it didn't seem like it was that bad. We still had a chance to win in the fourth quarter. Tracy made some big plays and Yao made some big plays." Allen gave much of the credit to Yao's play in the second half. "Yao is probably the one big man I fear getting the ball at the end of the game," he said. "He's so big and he does have a touch around the basket. Jerome James did all he could do to keep him away from the basket, and as big as Jerome is, he can still turn around and shoot over him." James said Yao gave him all he could handle. "It's hard to stop him," said the 7-1 James. "We played great defense on him for 3 1/2 quarters and all of a sudden the last eight minutes of the fourth quarter, calls started going his way. I think that was the key to the game. If I was able to keep him from making two or three of those baskets that would have given us better position to win it."


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