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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA CLIPPERS 16 19 16 32 83 LA LAKERS 28 21 26 24 99 FINAL


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LA CLIPPERS (83) AT LA LAKERS (99)

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

MURRAY F 33 2-18 3-6 5 2 7 1 2 4 2 7 ROGERS F 27 3-6 5-6 4 4 8 1 6 1 5 11 OLOWOKANDI C 19 3-9 3-6 6 6 12 0 5 1 1 9 DOUGLAS G 28 2-10 5-5 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 9 PIATKOWSKI G 22 3-7 4-5 1 3 4 0 3 1 1 10 MARTIN 20 5-10 1-1 0 3 3 2 3 0 0 12 NESBY 17 5-7 0-0 2 0 2 0 5 1 0 12 RICHARDSON 13 1-6 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 ROBINSON 26 1-9 2-4 1 2 3 3 2 2 1 4 WRIGHT 35 2-10 3-3 3 5 8 2 5 1 2 7 CLOSS DNP - NOT WITH TEAM TAYLOR DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT KNEE

TOTALS 240 27-92 26-36 22 26 48 13 33 16 18 83 (.293) (.722) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 18(14 PTS)

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

BRYANT F 34 7-10 8-10 0 4 4 0 6 1 6 22 KNIGHT F 11 1-2 1-2 3 3 6 2 1 0 1 3 ONEAL C 27 6-16 7-11 3 3 6 1 3 0 2 19 HARPER G 25 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 4 1 4 1 7 JONES G 34 5-9 2-3 0 3 3 1 1 1 4 12 BLOUNT 4 3-5 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 CAMPBELL 17 3-4 0-2 0 3 3 1 3 0 2 6 FISHER 24 1-4 5-6 0 3 3 6 5 3 3 7 FOX 19 0-3 9-11 0 1 1 2 3 0 2 9 HORRY 15 1-2 0-0 0 5 5 0 1 0 1 3 RODMAN 26 0-2 0-0 1 10 11 6 3 1 3 0 ROOKS 4 2-2 0-0 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 4

TOTALS 240 32-65 33-47 9 37 46 24 29 10 25 99 (.492) (.702) TEAM REBS: 16 TOTAL TO: 25(27 PTS)

LA CLIPPERS 16 19 16 32 - 83 LA LAKERS 28 21 26 24 - 99

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA CLIPPERS - ROBINSON, MARTIN, ROGERS. LA LAKERS - JONES 3, HORRY 3, ONEAL 2, KNIGHT 2, BRYANT 2, FOX. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA CLIPPERS 3-12 (.250), MURRAY 0-1, PIATKOWSKI 0-1, MARTIN 1-2, NESBY 2-2, RICHARDSON 0-2, ROBINSON 0-4. LA LAKERS 2-10 (.200), HARPER 1-3, JONES 0-3, FISHER 0-1, FOX 0-2, HORRY 1-1. TECHNICALS: LA CLIPPERS - WRIGHT, LA LAKERS - HARPER. OFFICIALS: DAVID JONES, JOE DEROSA, JOE FORTE. A - 17,505. T - 2:19.


Box Score

LA CLIPPERS (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Murray 33 2-18 3-6 5-7 1 2 7 Rogers 27 3-6 5-6 4-8 1 6 11 Olowokandi 19 3-9 3-6 6-12 0 5 9 Douglas 28 2-10 5-5 0-0 1 1 9 Piatkowski 22 3-7 4-5 1-4 0 3 10 Martin 20 5-10 1-1 0-3 2 3 12 Nesby 17 5-7 0-0 2-2 0 5 12 Richardson 13 1-6 0-0 0-1 3 1 2 Robinson 26 1-9 2-4 1-3 3 2 4 Wright 35 2-10 3-3 3-8 2 5 7 Closs DNP - not with team Taylor DNP - sprained right knee _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-92 26-36 22-48 13 33 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.293, FT-.722. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Murray 0-1, Piatkowski 0-1, Martin 1-2, Nesby 2-2, Richardson 0-2, Robinson 0-4). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 3 (Robinson, Martin, Rogers). Turnovers: 18 (Rogers 5, Douglas 4, Murray 2, Richardson 2, Wright 2, Olowokandi, Piatkowski, Robinson). Steals: 16 (Douglas 4, Murray 4, Robinson 2, Nesby, Olowokandi, Piatkowski, Richardson, Rogers, Wright).

LA LAKERS (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Bryant 34 7-10 8-10 0-4 0 6 22 Knight 11 1-2 1-2 3-6 2 1 3 Oneal 27 6-16 7-11 3-6 1 3 19 Harper 25 3-6 0-0 0-2 4 1 7 Jones 34 5-9 2-3 0-3 1 1 12 Blount 4 3-5 1-2 0-0 0 0 7 Campbell 17 3-4 0-2 0-3 1 3 6 Fisher 24 1-4 5-6 0-3 6 5 7 Fox 19 0-3 9-11 0-1 2 3 9 Horry 15 1-2 0-0 0-5 0 1 3 Rodman 26 0-2 0-0 1-11 6 3 0 Rooks 4 2-2 0-0 2-2 1 2 4 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-65 33-47 9-46 24 29 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.492, FT-.702. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (Harper 1-3, Jones 0-3, Fisher 0-1, Fox 0-2, Horry 1-1). Team rebounds: 16. Blocked shots: 13 (Jones 3, Horry 3, Oneal 2, Knight 2, Bryant 2, Fox). Turnovers: 25 (Bryant 6, Jones 4, Fisher 3, Rodman 3, Campbell 2, Fox 2, Oneal 2, Harper, Horry, Knight). Steals: 10 (Harper 4, Fisher 3, Bryant, Jones, Rodman). ____________________________________________ La Clippers 16 19 16 32 - 83 La Lakers 28 21 26 24 - 99 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Clippers 1 (Wright, 3:25 3rd). La Lakers 1 (Harper, 10:14 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,505. T: 2:19. Officials: David Jones, Joe Derosa, Joe Forte.


Game Story

INGLEWOOD, California (Ticker) -- Dennis Rodman paid immediate dividends and sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to a 99-83 victory over the winless Los Angeles Clippers, making Kurt Rambis a winner in his head coaching debut.

Rodman entered the game with 6:02 left in the first quarter and the Lakers proceeded to score 15 of the next 20 points to take a 28-16 lead at the end of the period. They cruised to their second victory in as many nights over the Clippers.

Signed to a one-year deal on Tuesday, Rodman grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out six assists over 26 minutes in his first action since the Chicago Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz in Game Six of the NBA Finals on June 14.

"My body is fine," Rodman said. "I really haven't stepped on the court or touched a basketball in nine months, that's pretty good. I felt a little shy at the beginning because I didn't want to mess up, but when I stepped on the court it all just came back to me."

Rodman wore No. 73 to commemorate his seven consecutive rebounding titles and three straight championships won while with the Bulls. In addition, 73 also is the reverse of Rodman's age.

"It feels weird (to wear a different uniform)," Rodman added. "It is real difficult. It felt kind of awkward. In a weird way. I like to think that the people in Los Angeles and the state of California have accepted me for who I am, and I am just going to go out there and work every night."

Rambis, who celebrated his 41st birthday on Thursday, was named coach through the end of the season just hours before the game. He served as an assistant under Del Harris, who was fired Wednesday, for three-plus seasons and as a player helped the Lakers to NBA titles in 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988.

"I had fun," said Rambis. "A little nerve-racking too but it was enjoyable. Every time I wanted to sit down though there was no place to sit. I'm gonna have to designate a chair so I can sit down when I want to."

The Lakers fired Harris after three consecutive losses, the final two coming against the lowly Denver Nuggets and Vancouver Grizzlies. But the Clippers proved the perfect tonic, losing twice to their crosstown rivals to remain the NBA's only winless team at 0-11.

"It felt great," Rambis said. "We've got a tough schedule coming up so I had to remind the players that this is not an indication that everything is alright with us, that we're fine and we have no more problems. We still have a lot of work to do. We have a lot of improvement to do."

The Lakers recorded a 115-100 victory in Anaheim on Thursday and led by as many as 29 points early in the third quarter in this one before Rambis turned the game over to his bench in the final minutes.

Kobe Bryant scored 22 points, Shaquille O'Neal had 19 and Eddie Jones contributed 12 for the Lakers, who have won the last seven meetings with the Clippers, dating to March 13, 1997.

Darrick Martin and Tyrone Nesby netted 12 points apiece for the Clippers, who are off to their worst start since beginning the 1994-95 season with a franchise-record 16 losses.

"We need improvement in every facet of the game right now," said Clippers coach Chris Ford. "We're not shooting it and not playing the defense we need to play to be competitive in this league."

Rodman came off the bench midway through the first period with the Lakers holding a 13-11 lead and replaced Travis Knight. O'Neal threw down a dunk and then took a feed from his newest teammate to convert a layup while being fouled by Lorenzen Wright. The ensuing free throw gave the Lakers an 18-11 lead with 5:55 left in the quarter.

"You don't know how good people are until you play with them," said O'Neal. "He's pretty good. He's pretty smart. He gets his hand on every loose ball. That's what I've been waiting for, the type of player like that. I'm happy he played like that, I'm happy we played like that, I'm happy I was able to sit out the fourth quarter."

Bryant hit two free throws before the Clippers scored for the first time in just under four minutes as Rodney Rogers connected on the first of two from the line. A hook shot by Rogers brought the Clippers within 20-14, but the Lakers scored six straight points on two free throws by Rick Fox, a hook by Elden Campbell and two free throws from Derek Fisher.

"We have to (stay positive), you know, we can't get down," said Rogers. "We just gotta keep playing hard, and keep playing together and we'll get a win."

Wright hit a 16-footer, but Fisher ended the quarter with two from the line to give the Lakers a 12-point lead.

Despite Rodman's presence, the Lakers were outrebounded, 48-46. Top draft pick Michael Olowokondi grabbed 12 rebounds, six on the offensive end, for the Clippers, who shot a miserable 29 percent (27-of-92) from the field.

The Lakers ended any doubts about the outcome by scoring the first seven points of the second quarter. Derek Harper hit a 22-foot jump shot, Bryant drove for a layup and Robert Horry drained a 3-pointer from the right sideline to make it 35-16 with 8:02 left before halftime.

The Lakers took their biggest lead of the game with 9:42 left when Fox hit two free throws to make it 81-52.

The Lakers shot 49 percent (32-of-65) and committed 25 turnovers which the Clippers turned into 27 points. The Clippers had 18 miscues.

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