Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series starts 1/7

Game 1: Sunday, January 7th
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Raptors116
Game 2: Wednesday, January 31st
Wizards109Final
Raptors119
Game 3: Tuesday, March 6th
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Wizards129
Game 4: Friday, March 30th
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OT
Wizards118

Wizards 111

(19-14, 6-11 away)

Raptors 116

(15-19, 10-5 home)

    1:00 PM ET, January 7, 2007

    Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

    1 2 3 4 T
    WSH 22 29 19 41111
    TOR 31 26 27 32116

    Top Performers

    WSH: G. Arenas 33 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    Tor: C. Bosh 24 Pts, 15 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

    Bosh scores 24, grabs 15 boards in Raptors win

    TORONTO (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki had 38 points and Josh Howard made a go-ahead layup with 0.9 seconds left to rally the Dallas Mavericks past the Toronto Raptors 97-96 on Sunday.

    With Nowitzki triple-teamed, Howard made a wide-open layup to give Dallas the lead. Toronto's Anthony Parker missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

    Nowitzki had 11 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals for the Mavericks, winners of 17 of their last 18 games.

    Chris Bosh had 24 points and 15 rebounds, but his turnover after winning a jump ball set up the Maverick's last play with 6.5 seconds left. After the Mavericks inbounded the ball, three players converged on Nowitzki, allowing Howard to stand under the basket uncovered.

    Toronto led nearly the entire game, with Dallas briefly taking the lead with just over two minutes left and for good on Howard's layup.

    The Raptors led by as many as 16, but Nowitzki scored eight straight points to start the fourth to cut the lead to three. Nowitzki's two layups cut it to one with 34.4 seconds left.

    Toronto led by 11 at halftime and lost despite shooting 48.6 percent from the field.

    T.J. Ford had 16 points and eight assists.

    ^Notes:@ Morris Peterson, Toronto's franchise leader in games, played his 500th game. ... Blue Jays catcher Gregg Zaun sat courtside. ... Nowitzki had a season-high 43 points in Friday's victory over Indiana.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WSH
    TOR
    Points 111 116
    FGM-FGA 35-80 (.438) 47-92 (.511)
    3PM-3PA 10-26 (.385) 6-17 (.353)
    FTM-FTA 31-41 (.756) 16-22 (.727)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 11-40 12-42
    Assists 19 27
    Turnovers 11 11
    Steals 1 7
    Blocks 2 3
    Fast Break Points 20 7
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 25 (1/0)
    Largest Lead 4 22

    Top Performers

    Washington
    Toronto
    Gilbert Arenas Arenas
    Points: 33
    Reb: 4
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0
    Chris Bosh Bosh
    Points: 24
    Reb: 15
    Ast: 5
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 1