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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- GOLDEN STATE 27 28 33 25 113 MINNESOTA 31 38 33 27 129 FINAL


GOLDEN STATE (113) AT MINNESOTA (129)

GOLDEN STATE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

MARSHALL F 35 9-22 1-4 6 4 10 2 4 3 2 19 SMITH F 37 8-15 2-2 2 6 8 0 4 0 0 18 DAMPIER C 30 2-5 1-2 3 5 8 1 4 1 1 5 SPREWELL G 41 18-31 5-6 1 2 3 7 0 0 3 45 COLES G 34 6-15 0-0 2 3 5 9 1 3 1 12 SPENCER 12 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 6 0 2 0 FOYLE 9 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 ARMSTRONG 14 2-7 2-2 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 6 FERRELL 7 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 THOMAS 7 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 FULLER 7 0-4 0-0 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 SIMPKINS 7 2-3 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4

TOTALS 240 49-107 11-16 21 27 48 24 22 7 11 113 (.458) (.688) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 12(19 PTS)

MINNESOTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

GUGLIOTTA F 38 10-15 8-10 2 9 11 4 2 0 1 28 K GARNETT F 40 10-17 5-6 2 9 11 7 1 0 3 25 PARKS C 40 10-16 0-0 3 6 9 2 3 1 0 20 CARR G 30 7-11 2-2 0 4 4 2 3 1 0 20 MARBURY G 39 4-16 3-4 3 2 5 14 3 3 3 11 PORTER 19 5-5 2-2 0 1 1 6 3 0 2 14 ROBERTS 9 1-4 2-4 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 4 MITCHELL 17 2-6 3-3 0 3 3 2 0 1 0 7 JORDAN 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 WHEAT 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 ROZIER DNP - SUSPENDED BY LEAGUE WEST DNP - SUSPENDED BY LEAGUE

TOTALS 240 49-90 25-31 11 36 47 38 18 6 11 129 (.544) (.806) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 11(17 PTS)

GOLDEN STATE 27 28 33 25 - 113 MINNESOTA 31 38 33 27 - 129

BLOCKED SHOTS: GOLDEN STATE - SPENCER 3, DAMPIER 3, SMITH 2, FOYLE 2, MARSHALL. MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 6, PARKS 5, CARR 2, ROBERTS, GUGLIOTTA. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: GOLDEN STATE 4-14 (.286), MARSHALL 0-3, SMITH 0-2, SPREWELL 4-7, ARMSTRONG 0-1, THOMAS 0-1. MINNESOTA 6-10 (.600), CARR 4-6, MARBURY 0-2, PORTER 2-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, TOMMIE WOOD, MIKE CALLAHAN. A - 16,784. T - 2:03.


GOLDEN STATE (113) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Marshall 35 9-22 1-4 6-10 2 4 19 Smith 37 8-15 2-2 2-8 0 4 18 Dampier 30 2-5 1-2 3-8 1 4 5 Sprewell 41 18-31 5-6 1-3 7 0 45 Coles 34 6-15 0-0 2-5 9 1 12 Spencer 12 0-1 0-0 1-3 0 6 0 Foyle 9 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 1 0 Armstrong 14 2-7 2-2 1-2 3 1 6 Ferrell 7 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 Thomas 7 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Fuller 7 0-4 0-0 3-3 1 0 0 Simpkins 7 2-3 0-0 1-1 1 0 4 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 24049-107 11-16 21-48 24 22 113 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.458, FT-.688. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Marshall 0-3, Smith 0-2, Sprewell 4-7, Armstrong 0-1, Thomas 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 11 (Spencer 3, Dampier 3, Smith 2, Foyle 2, Marshall). Turnovers: 12 (Sprewell 3, Marshall 2, Spencer 2, Armstrong, Coles, Dampier, Thomas). Steals: 7 (Coles 3, Marshall 3, Dampier).

MINNESOTA (129) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gugliotta 38 10-15 8-10 2-11 4 2 28 K Garnett 40 10-17 5-6 2-11 7 1 25 Parks 40 10-16 0-0 3-9 2 3 20 Carr 30 7-11 2-2 0-4 2 3 20 Marbury 39 4-16 3-4 3-5 14 3 11 Porter 19 5-5 2-2 0-1 6 3 14 Roberts 9 1-4 2-4 1-3 0 0 4 Mitchell 17 2-6 3-3 0-3 2 0 7 Jordan 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 3 0 Wheat 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Rozier DNP - suspended by league West DNP - suspended by league _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 49-90 25-31 11-47 38 18 129 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.544, FT-.806. 3-Point Goals: 6-10, .600 (Carr 4-6, Marbury 0-2, Porter 2-2). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 15 (K Garnett 6, Parks 5, Carr 2, Roberts, Gugliotta). Turnovers: 11 (K Garnett 3, Marbury 3, Porter 2, Gugliotta, Jordan, Wheat). Steals: 6 (Marbury 3, Carr, Mitchell, Parks). ____________________________________________ Golden State 27 28 33 25 - 113 Minnesota 31 38 33 27 - 129 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,784. T: 2:03. Officials: Joe Crawford, Tommie Wood, Mike Callahan.


GAME RECAP

Tom Gugliotta had 28 points and 11 rebounds and Kevin Garnett added 25 and 11 as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a season-opening 129-113 victory over the Golden State Warriors, who got 45 points from Latrell Sprewell.

Minnesota led 35-31 early in the second quarter and took control with a 18-3 burst, which included three jumpers by Garnett. Terry Porter scored seven of his 14 points during the run, including a three-pointer which built the lead to 53-34 with just over six minutes left before halftime.

Gugliotta scored 17 points in the second half as Minnesota maintained a double-digit lead thereafter. Cherokee Parks and Chris Carr had 20 points apiece and Stephon Marbury contributed 11 points and 14 assists for the Timberwolves.

"When you have so many good players, like KG (Garnett), Googs (Gugliotta) and Stephon, things come easier," Parks said. "You gotta watch for their passes and things come easy. ... It's great having them out there and if you can learn to work off of them, you can do a lot of good things."

"We had a lot of guys who played well," Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said. "Our unselfishness really showed through."

Sprewell, who was one point shy of his career high, scored 16 points in the second quarter but the Warriors still trailed, 69-55, at the half. He set a Target Center record with 27 points in the first half and established career highs with 18 baskets and 31 attempts.

Donyell Marshall registered 19 points and 10 rebounds while Joe Smith chipped in 18 and eight as P.J. Carlesimo lost his debut as Warriors coach. Carlesimo was fired after three years as coach of the Portland Trail Blazers.

"We did not defend well, none of us," Carlesimo said. "Their front line did kill us but it was not just the front line, they were smart enough to get the ball inside. We were pretty bad as a team. They defensed better than us and they ran their plays better."

Marbury fed Garnett on the break for a dunk, which capped a string of six straight points that gave Minnesota the lead for good, 11-6, less than three minutes into the game. Garnett and Parks had eight points apiece and Marbury handed out six assists, leading the Wolves to a 31-27 edge after one quarter.

Marbury was 4-for-16 from the field, but Minnesota still shot 54 percent (49-of-90) from the field. Porter hit all five of his shots and Carr was 7-for-11, including 4-of-6 from three-point range.

"We just came out and executed offensively and everything just kind of fell into place," Carr said. "We got up by 20 and stayed within our game."

"When you have as many weapons as we do and move the ball, we have guys that are dangerous," Saunders said.

Golden State trailed 55-36 with five minutes left in the second quarter when Sprewell scored 13 of its next 15 points. However, that cut the deficit only to 64-51.

"Sprewell has been playing well all year, you should be surprised when he plays bad," Carlesimo said. "He's an All-Star player."

Sprewell also handed out seven assists and drained 4-of-7 three-pointers. The rest of the Warriors were 0-for-7 from behind the arc.

Bimbo Coles added 12 points and nine assists for Golden State, which shot 46 percent (49-of-107).

"They came out and played well. We did not," Marshall said. "It's simple, they came out and outplayed us for 48 minutes. Their balanced scoring makes them good."

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