Dallas at Toronto

The Mavs controlled the game going into the 3rd quarter, leading 53-40 at
the half.  They built their lead up to 18 points after concluding an 11-0
run at 75-57 with 3:33 left in the 3rd.  The Mavs collapsed at that point
and Walt Williams took over.  Williams scored 13 of Toronto's next 21
points.  Toronto went on a 21-3 run to take a 89-84 lead with 6:45 left.
The Mavs' starters decided to make it a game and took the lead back at
96-95 with 56 seconds left after 4 consecutive free throws by Jim Jackson.
Damon Stoudamire hit a 10-footer with 44 seconds left.  Chris Gatling was
called for traveling with 25 seconds left.  The Mavs fouled Stoudamire and
he hit 1 of 2 free throws.  Jackson missed a 3-pointer, Kidd rebounded
and also missed a 3-pointer, and Marcus Camby rebounded and was fouled
with 6.7 seconds left.  He hit both of his free throws to close out the
scoring at 100-96.

Darrell Walker: "Marcus Camby is going to be something special.
Physically, guys are just stronger than him right now, but he showed 
tonight he's going to be something special."

Marcus Camby: "It was really distracting, guys on the other team talking 
to you.  Stuff like, 'You're gonna miss rook, too much pressure, too much 
pressure.'  I heard them but I wasn't going to acknowledge them."

Damon Stoudamire: "It was a good victory.  We hung in.  We needed to play 
some good defense and had some crucial stops.  We made some big defensive 
plays.  Camby made some big blocks and hit two clutch free throws.  I'm 
happy for Walt (Williams).  It is something to build on."

Walt Williams: "The win feels good.  I think me and Damon took control of 
the game.  Our intensity on defense was great and we hit our shots.  It 
was a lot of fun, but we have to make sure this continues into Friday."

George McCloud: "Anytime the momentum switches like that, you're in 
trouble.  We became complacent, we thought we had the game.  They played 
hard when we didn't."

Jim Cleamons: "We started to celebrate during the game and we didn't 
take care of business.  Give the Raptors credit.  Don't take anything 
away from them, they deserve the victory.  They did what they were 
supposed to and we're walking out of here with our tails between our 

Jim Jackson: "This loss is a painful loss, but it's a part of growing for
us as a team.  If you learn from it, you're going to be better off in the
long run."

Dal-Tor boxscore

Patricia Bender
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