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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MINNESOTA 32 20 30 30 112 SEATTLE 27 28 23 25 103 FINAL


MINNESOTA (112) AT SEATTLE (103)

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

K GARNETT F 38 4-16 4-4 4 6 10 6 3 1 0 12 GUGLIOTTA F 39 10-16 2-2 1 2 3 6 4 2 2 22 PARKS C 21 3-5 1-1 1 5 6 1 1 1 2 7 CARR G 20 3-8 4-4 3 2 5 2 4 1 1 12 MARBURY G 41 13-19 1-2 0 4 4 7 3 0 3 35 WEST 24 3-9 0-0 2 2 4 5 4 1 0 6 HAMMONDS 29 1-2 0-0 2 3 5 0 4 0 0 2 MITCHELL 15 4-8 0-1 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 9 WILLIAMS 7 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 PORTER 6 1-2 3-3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5 JORDAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION ROBERTS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 42-86 17-19 15 25 40 30 24 7 9 112 (.488) (.895) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 9(16 PTS)

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

BAKER F 36 9-11 1-2 3 8 11 3 6 0 1 19 SCHREMPF F 39 5-13 4-5 2 4 6 4 0 0 1 15 MCILVAINE C 15 1-2 0-1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 HAWKINS G 33 3-7 5-5 0 2 2 3 2 2 1 11 PAYTON G 43 12-19 3-6 1 4 5 6 0 2 4 27 ELLIS 30 7-13 4-5 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 22 PERKINS 19 0-3 2-2 0 3 3 2 3 0 2 2 WILLIAMS 10 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 WINGATE 10 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 ANTHONY 5 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 COTTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION SNOW DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-73 19-26 7 27 34 23 14 6 11 103 (.534) (.731) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 13(17 PTS)

MINNESOTA 32 20 30 30 - 112 SEATTLE 27 28 23 25 - 103

BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - K GARNETT, PARKS. SEATTLE - BAKER, MCILVAINE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 11-17 (.647), CARR 2-2, MARBURY 8-11, WEST 0-1, MITCHELL 1-2, PORTER 0-1. SEATTLE 6-16 (.375), SCHREMPF 1-5, HAWKINS 0-2, PAYTON 0-2, ELLIS 4-5, PERKINS 0-1, ANTHONY 1-1. TECHNICALS: MINNESOTA - HEAD COACH SAUNDERS, SEATTLE - PAYTON. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, DERRICK STAFFORD, TOMMIE WOOD. A - 17,072. T - 2:03.


MINNESOTA (112) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 38 4-16 4-4 4-10 6 3 12 Gugliotta 39 10-16 2-2 1-3 6 4 22 Parks 21 3-5 1-1 1-6 1 1 7 Carr 20 3-8 4-4 3-5 2 4 12 Marbury 41 13-19 1-2 0-4 7 3 35 West 24 3-9 0-0 2-4 5 4 6 Hammonds 29 1-2 0-0 2-5 0 4 2 Mitchell 15 4-8 0-1 2-3 1 0 9 Williams 7 0-1 2-2 0-0 1 1 2 Porter 6 1-2 3-3 0-0 1 0 5 Jordan DNP - coach's decision Roberts DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-86 17-19 15-40 30 24 112 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.488, FT-.895. 3-Point Goals: 11-17, .647 (Carr 2-2, Marbury 8-11, West 0-1, Mitchell 1-2, Porter 0-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 2 (K Garnett, Parks). Turnovers: 9 (Marbury 3, Gugliotta 2, Parks 2, Carr, Porter). Steals: 7 (Gugliotta 2, Carr, K Garnett, Parks, Porter, West).

SEATTLE (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 36 9-11 1-2 3-11 3 6 19 Schrempf 39 5-13 4-5 2-6 4 0 15 Mcilvaine 15 1-2 0-1 1-1 0 0 2 Hawkins 33 3-7 5-5 0-2 3 2 11 Payton 43 12-19 3-6 1-5 6 0 27 Ellis 30 7-13 4-5 0-1 2 1 22 Perkins 19 0-3 2-2 0-3 2 3 2 Williams 10 0-1 0-0 0-2 1 1 0 Wingate 10 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 1 2 Anthony 5 1-1 0-0 0-1 2 0 3 Cotton DNP - coach's decision Snow DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-73 19-26 7-34 23 14 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.534, FT-.731. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Schrempf 1-5, Hawkins 0-2, Payton 0-2, Ellis 4-5, Perkins 0-1, Anthony 1-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 2 (Baker, Mcilvaine). Turnovers: 13 (Payton 4, Perkins 2, Baker, Ellis, Hawkins, Mcilvaine, Schrempf). Steals: 6 (Hawkins 2, Payton 2, Ellis, Mcilvaine). ____________________________________________ Minnesota 32 20 30 30 - 112 Seattle 27 28 23 25 - 103 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Minnesota 1 (Head Coach Saunders, 0:22 4th). Seattle 1 (Payton, 0:22 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,072. T: 2:03. Officials: Bernie Fryer, Derrick Stafford, Tommie Wood.


GAME RECAP

Stephon Marbury broke out of a shooting slump with a team-record eight three-pointers and finished with 35 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped an NBA-record 26-game losing streak to the Seattle SuperSonics with a 112-103 victory.

"I came out looking to shoot right away." Marbury said. "You can't run plays against them, you just have to move the ball and shoot."

Marbury shot 13-of-19 from the field and Tom Gugliotta had 22 points to lead the Timberwolves to their first victory over Seattle since March 15th, 1991. To put what was the NBA's longest losing streak against a single team in perspective, Marbury was 14 years old at the time of the last Timberwolves' win over the Sonics.

"We've had our (butt) kicked for five years," said Minnesota coach Flip Saunders. "Most of the time it hasn't even been close."

Marbury came into the game having hit just 11-of-37 shots over his last three games, including a 4-of-17 performance in Monday's loss at Sacramento.

"When I shoot farther out I feel more comfortable," said Marbury. "I feel I can get more on the shot farther away."

Kevin Garnett collected 12 points and 10 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season and Chris Carr came off a bench that sparked an 18-8 third-quarter run, putting Minnesota ahead for good. Carr finished with 12 points.

Gary Payton had 27 points on 12-of-17 shooting and Vin Baker fouled out with 19 points and 11 rebounds for Seattle, which had won six straight games and 12 in a row at home.

You have two guys (Payton and Marbury) who are extremely talented and are extremely competitive," Saunders said. "Stephon has struggled against Payton, he's played five games and shot 24 percent. Payton has manhandled him, but Stephon came up and challenged him (tonight)."

The Sonics shot 53 percent (39-of-73) from the field and committed just 11 turnovers. But the Wolves were even stingier with the ball, turning it over just nine times while nailing 11-of-17 from behind the arc.

Minnesota was also impressive from the line, sinking 17-of-19 free throws. Garnett and Carr led the way, each hitting all four attempts.

Marbury was red hot in the first quarter, burning Seattle for 16 points as the Wolves scored 12 of the last 16 of the period to take a 32-27 edge after one.

"It doesn't happen too often against us, that somebody lights us up," said Seattle's Hersey Hawkins, who was held to 11 points. "Marbury made some tough shots, but then again he made some open three's that we should have been more aware of.

"I think every once in a while somebody just plays and has the game of their life. Tonight was his night."

Minnesota led 50-48 with three minutes to play in the half, but the Sonics swept past to take a 55-52 halftime advantage. Marbury had 21 at the break.

A 12-3 run out of the gate in the third quarter gave the Sonics a 67-58 cushion on Payton's basket with 6:03 to play until Carr came in and sparked Minnesota, hitting two free throws and a three-pointer to make it a four-point game. The Wolves worked their way closer and finally took a 76-73 lead on Marbury's three-pointer with 2:07 to play.

Minnesota built an 82-78 lead after three quarters before Seattle's Dale Ellis, who scored 22 points off the bench, brought the Sonics within 90-87 with a three-pointer at the 7:22 mark of the fourth.

But Gugliotta, who scored 10 of his points in the final session, got hot from outside, hitting from 15 and 20 feet to extend the lead to 94-87. Baker sank a pair from the line before Marbury connected from behind the arc. Detlef Schmrempf -- who scored 15 points -- hit two free throws to narrow the gap to 97-91 with 4:30 to go, but Gugliotta sank two more long jumpers to ice the victory.

"I just try to move to open areas," Gugliotta explained. "I got some good looks and knocked them down."

The SuperSonics dominated the Wolves in the paint, outscoring them 46-20, but were outrebounded, 40-34.

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