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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MINNESOTA 14 25 25 28 92 TORONTO 34 25 21 22 102 FINAL


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MINNESOTA (92) AT TORONTO (102)

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

K GARNETT F 38 4-15 4-4 2 7 9 4 2 1 3 12 SMITH F 31 3-9 6-8 2 7 9 1 4 1 2 12 D GARRETT C 19 1-5 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 2 MARBURY G 33 6-20 3-4 1 2 3 9 2 1 2 17 PEELER G 33 6-13 0-0 3 1 4 1 1 2 1 15 CARR 10 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 CURLEY 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HAMMONDS 4 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 JACKSON 15 2-4 0-0 0 3 3 5 0 3 1 5 MITCHELL 21 7-12 1-1 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 15 PATTERSON 17 5-10 2-2 3 4 7 1 4 2 0 12 SEALY 18 0-3 0-0 1 2 3 1 3 1 1 0

TOTALS 240 35-96 16-19 15 30 45 27 23 11 12 92 (.365) (.842) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 12(19 PTS)

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

CARTER F 35 7-14 5-7 1 5 6 2 2 1 4 21 OAKLEY F 37 8-10 2-2 1 8 9 2 3 1 2 18 K WILLIS C 31 5-12 3-4 3 13 16 4 1 0 5 13 CHRISTIE G 35 5-9 5-6 0 7 7 9 0 2 2 16 A WILLIAMS G 27 1-3 4-6 0 0 0 4 2 3 0 6 BROWN 23 3-11 0-0 0 1 1 3 3 2 2 7 MCGRADY 24 3-4 2-4 1 5 6 4 1 0 2 8 SLATER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 STEWART 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 WALLACE 22 6-11 1-4 0 5 5 1 3 0 3 13 KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION THOMAS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-75 22-33 6 44 50 29 17 9 21 102 (.507) (.667) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 21(15 PTS)

MINNESOTA 14 25 25 28 - 92 TORONTO 34 25 21 22 - 102

BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - SMITH 2, PEELER, K GARNETT. TORONTO - CARTER 5, WALLACE 4, MCGRADY 2, CHRISTIE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 6-17 (.353), MARBURY 2-6, PEELER 3-8, CARR 0-1, JACKSON 1-1, PATTERSON 0-1. TORONTO 4-10 (.400), CARTER 2-2, CHRISTIE 1-3, A WILLIAMS 0-1, BROWN 1-4. TECHNICALS: MINNESOTA - K GARNETT, SEALY. OFFICIALS: TOMMIE WOOD, HUE HOLLINS, NOLAN FINE. A - 15,122. T - 2:15.


Box Score

MINNESOTA (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 38 4-15 4-4 2-9 4 2 12 Smith 31 3-9 6-8 2-9 1 4 12 D Garrett 19 1-5 0-0 1-3 2 2 2 Marbury 33 6-20 3-4 1-3 9 2 17 Peeler 33 6-13 0-0 3-4 1 1 15 Carr 10 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 3 2 Curley 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Hammonds 4 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 Jackson 15 2-4 0-0 0-3 5 0 5 Mitchell 21 7-12 1-1 1-2 2 2 15 Patterson 17 5-10 2-2 3-7 1 4 12 Sealy 18 0-3 0-0 1-3 1 3 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-96 16-19 15-45 27 23 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.365, FT-.842. 3-Point Goals: 6-17, .353 (Marbury 2-6, Peeler 3-8, Carr 0-1, Jackson 1-1, Patterson 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 4 (Smith 2, Peeler, K Garnett). Turnovers: 12 (K Garnett 3, Marbury 2, Smith 2, Hammonds, Jackson, Mitchell, Peeler, Sealy). Steals: 11 (Jackson 3, Patterson 2, Peeler 2, K Garnett, Marbury, Sealy, Smith).

TORONTO (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Carter 35 7-14 5-7 1-6 2 2 21 Oakley 37 8-10 2-2 1-9 2 3 18 K Willis 31 5-12 3-4 3-16 4 1 13 Christie 35 5-9 5-6 0-7 9 0 16 A Williams 27 1-3 4-6 0-0 4 2 6 Brown 23 3-11 0-0 0-1 3 3 7 Mcgrady 24 3-4 2-4 1-6 4 1 8 Slater 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Stewart 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Wallace 22 6-11 1-4 0-5 1 3 13 Knight DNP - coach's decision Thomas DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-75 22-33 6-50 29 17 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.507, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Carter 2-2, Christie 1-3, A Williams 0-1, Brown 1-4). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 12 (Carter 5, Wallace 4, Mcgrady 2, Christie). Turnovers: 21 (K Willis 5, Carter 4, Wallace 3, Brown 2, Christie 2, Mcgrady 2, Oakley 2, Stewart). Steals: 9 (A Williams 3, Brown 2, Christie 2, Carter, Oakley). ____________________________________________ Minnesota 14 25 25 28 - 92 Toronto 34 25 21 22 - 102 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Minnesota 2 (K Garnett, 5:51 1st; Sealy, 10:20 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,122. T: 2:15. Officials: Tommie Wood, Hue Hollins, Nolan Fine.


Game Story

TORONTO (Ticker) -- After working overtime Thursday in New York, the Minnesota Timberwolves had little left in the tank for the Toronto Raptors.

The Raptors led from start to finish, built a 20-point cushion by the end of the first quarter and cruised to a 102-92 victory over the Timberwolves.

Rookie Vince Carter, coming off a season-high 28-point performance against Indiana two nights ago, led the way with 21 points.

Charles Oakley added 18 on 8-of-10 shooting and Kevin Willis had 13 points and 16 rebounds as Toronto improved to 2-0 at the Air Canada Centre.

"They kicked our butt at every position," said Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders. "People are talking about (Sacramento rookie) Jason Williams, but I want to see someone better than Vince Carter. He and Oakley basically killed us."

After Thursday's 115-113 overtime loss to the New York Knicks, Minnesota appeared to have tired legs throughout and shot only 36.5 percent. The Timberwolves' two stars -- Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury -- combined to shoot 10-of-35 from the field.

"It was a track meet and they were slow because they were fatigued," Raptors coach Butch Carter said.

After hitting just 7-of-25 shots in Thursday's loss to the Knicks, Marbury was 6-of-20 tonight and finished with 17 points. Garnett had only 12 points on 4-of-15 shooting.

"We can't use that (fatigue) as an excuse," Marbury said. "We're professionals. We have to learn how to execute even when we're tired."

The Raptors raced to a 15-4 lead in the first 4:40 and built the advantage to 34-14 by the end of the opening quarter with Doug Christie and Oakley combining for 19 points.

"We jumped on them early and they had to play catch-up," Carter said. "We kept the pressure on them."

Toronto hit 14-of-22 shots (63.6 percent) in the quarter while holding the Timberwolves to just 6-of-21 (28.6 percent).

"We were discombobulated in the first quarter," said Saunders.

The Raptors led by as many as 23 points in the first half, 45-22, after John Wallace converted a layup with 6:25 left in the second quarter. He finished with 13 points off the bench.

"John Wallace was fabulous," Carter said. "He's been a real pro about what is going on. He's in shape and he's ready to help the team."

Minnesota pulled within 75-62 after a basket by Sam Mitchell with 1:58 left in the third quarter, but Tracy McGrady hit a running jumper and a layup and Christie added a free throw in the final 1:39 of the quarter to restore Toronto's lead to 80-64.

"We just kept the tempo of the game in our favor," said Christie, who had 16 points. "It's the first time we were in a situation where we had a big lead, but we kept pushing it."

Garnett converted a pair of free throws and Mitchell hit a 21-foot jumper to start the fourth quarter for Minnesota, but Toronto answered with an 11-0 run.

Carter highlighted the spurt with a 3-pointer, a three-point play and an electrifying dunk off a rebound, increasing Toronto's advantage to 91-68 with 9:02 left.

The Timberwolves went on a 21-8 run to pull within 97-89, but Marbury missed a layup with 90 seconds remaining and Wallace converted a three-point play to seal the win.

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