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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA CLIPPERS 16 3 17 32 68 LA LAKERS 32 17 31 15 95 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAC - TYRONE NESBY 18, MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 13, TROY HUDSON 12 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 21, KOBE BRYANT 18, GLEN RICE 17

HIGH REBOUND: LAC - MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 10, TROY HUDSON 7 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 19, ROBERT HORRY 8

HIGH ASSISTS: LAC - TROY HUDSON 8, CHARLES JONES 5 LAL - THREE PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 18,719


Extended Box

LA CLIPPERS (68) AT LA LAKERS (95)

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

ODOM F 22 0-4 2-4 0 3 3 3 5 0 3 2 TAYLOR F 21 1-7 0-0 0 2 2 0 6 2 2 2 OLOWOKANDI C 34 6-16 1-1 3 7 10 1 4 0 3 13 HUDSON G 36 4-10 2-5 1 6 7 8 0 2 4 12 NESBY G 34 7-14 1-1 2 3 5 1 3 1 1 18 SKINNER 5 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 PIATKOWSKI 34 3-15 2-2 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 9 MURDOCK 6 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 JONES 20 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 5 1 1 2 3 AVENT 14 1-4 0-0 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 2 CLOSS 14 3-3 1-4 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 7 ANDERSON DNP - LATERAL SPRAIN -- LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 26-80 9-17 10 32 42 19 23 8 18 68 (.325) (.529) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 20(30 PTS)

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

GREEN F 21 2-4 2-2 3 3 6 1 0 0 1 6 RICE F 18 8-11 1-3 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 17 ONEAL C 29 9-18 3-5 6 13 19 1 1 1 0 21 BRYANT G 30 5-12 8-9 0 3 3 3 1 2 1 18 HARPER G 18 2-3 0-0 0 3 3 4 0 1 1 4 FOX 22 3-8 0-1 1 2 3 1 3 0 1 6 FISHER 21 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 4 1 2 2 3 HORRY 22 3-7 1-3 6 2 8 4 0 2 0 7 GEORGE 12 3-7 0-0 2 4 6 0 0 1 1 6 SHAW 15 1-6 0-0 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 2 SALLEY 17 2-6 0-0 1 3 4 1 6 0 2 4 CELESTAND 15 0-4 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 1

TOTALS 240 39-91 16-25 19 40 59 21 17 11 12 95 (.429) (.640) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 12(10 PTS)

LA CLIPPERS 16 3 17 32 - 68 LA LAKERS 32 17 31 15 - 95

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA CLIPPERS - CLOSS 3, OLOWOKANDI, NESBY, ODOM. LA LAKERS - ONEAL 3, BRYANT 2, FOX 2, GREEN, HARPER, SALLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA CLIPPERS 7-18 (.389), HUDSON 2-4, NESBY 3-3, PIATKOWSKI 1-6, MURDOCK 0-1, JONES 1-4. LA LAKERS 1-8 (.125), RICE 0-1, BRYANT 0-1, FISHER 1-3, HORRY 0-1, SHAW 0-1, CELESTAND 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: HUGH EVANS, GARY BENSON, TONY BROTHERS. A - 18,719. T - 2:06.


Box Score

LA CLIPPERS (68) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Odom 22 0-4 2-4 0-3 3 5 2 Taylor 21 1-7 0-0 0-2 0 6 2 Olowokandi 34 6-16 1-1 3-10 1 4 13 Hudson 36 4-10 2-5 1-7 8 0 12 Nesby 34 7-14 1-1 2-5 1 3 18 Skinner 5 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 1 0 Piatkowski 34 3-15 2-2 2-4 0 0 9 Murdock 6 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Jones 20 1-5 0-0 0-2 5 1 3 Avent 14 1-4 0-0 1-4 1 1 2 Closs 14 3-3 1-4 0-4 0 2 7 Anderson DNP - lateral sprain -- left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-80 9-17 10-42 19 23 68 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.325, FT-.529. 3-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (Hudson 2-4, Nesby 3-3, Piatkowski 1-6, Murdock 0-1, Jones 1-4). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 6 (Closs 3, Olowokandi, Nesby, Odom). Turnovers: 20 (Hudson 4, Odom 3, Olowokandi 3, Avent 2, Jones 2, Taylor 2, Murdock, Nesby). Steals: 8 (Hudson 2, Taylor 2, Avent, Jones, Murdock, Nesby).

LA LAKERS (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Green 21 2-4 2-2 3-6 1 0 6 Rice 18 8-11 1-3 0-1 0 2 17 Oneal 29 9-18 3-5 6-19 1 1 21 Bryant 30 5-12 8-9 0-3 3 1 18 Harper 18 2-3 0-0 0-3 4 0 4 Fox 22 3-8 0-1 1-3 1 3 6 Fisher 21 1-5 0-0 0-2 4 1 3 Horry 22 3-7 1-3 6-8 4 0 7 George 12 3-7 0-0 2-6 0 0 6 Shaw 15 1-6 0-0 0-4 1 2 2 Salley 17 2-6 0-0 1-4 1 6 4 Celestand 15 0-4 1-2 0-0 1 1 1 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-91 16-25 19-59 21 17 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.429, FT-.640. 3-Point Goals: 1-8, .125 (Rice 0-1, Bryant 0-1, Fisher 1-3, Horry 0-1, Shaw 0-1, Celestand 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 10 (Oneal 3, Bryant 2, Fox 2, Green, Harper, Salley). Turnovers: 12 (Celestand 2, Fisher 2, Salley 2, Bryant, Fox, George, Green, Harper, Rice). Steals: 11 (Bryant 2, Celestand 2, Fisher 2, Horry 2, George, Harper, Oneal). ____________________________________________ La Clippers 16 3 17 32 - 68 La Lakers 32 17 31 15 - 95 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,719. T: 2:06. Officials: Hugh Evans, Gary Benson, Tony Brothers.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- After the first quarter, the Los Angeles Clippers trailed by 16 points. After the second quarter, they had rewritten a portion of the NBA record book.

The Clippers started badly and got progressively worse as they set NBA records for fewest points in a second quarter and any half and were trounced for the 10th straight time by the Los Angeles Lakers, 95-68.

In losing for the 10th time in 11 games overall, the Clippers reached a handful of new lows. They scored just three points in the second period, going without a basket for the final 8:28 and without a point over the last 6:27.

"Today we played like we didn't even know how to play basketball," said Clippers forward Maurice Taylor, who shot just 1-of-7 and scored two points. "It was a horrible performance by all of us. I've gotten to the point where I think I should be apologing for the way I played."

The Clippers shot just 5.6 percent (1-of-18) from the field and trailed 49-19 at halftime. They missed their last 13 shots, and Charles Jones threw away a pass on their final possession, assuring the Clippers of the worst half of the shot-clock era.

"This was by far my most embarrassing loss," said swingman Eric Piatkowski, who made 3-of-15 shots. "The first half was the most embarrassed I've been, moreso than anything, outside of basketball."

The NBA record for fewest points in a second quarter was five, set by Utah against the Lakers in 1981 and matched by New York against Chicago in March of last season. The record for least points in any half was 20, set by New Orleans (now Utah) in the first half against Seattle on January 4, 1975.

The Clippers trailed 80-36 after three quarters and even with 32 garbage-time points in the final period still fell one point shy of the lowest total in the NBA this season.

"I used to think that losing a game at the buzzer or (by) one or two points was the worst," said Clippers guard Troy Hudson, who had 12 points and eight assists. "After tonight I don't think that way anymore."

Shaquille O'Neal collected 21 points and 19 rebounds for the Lakers, who never trailed and cruised to their 10th victory in 11 games. The Lakers (18-5) moved past idle Portland (17-5) for first place in the Pacific Division and the best record in the NBA.

The Lakers and Clippers share the new Staples Center and met there for the first time in front of a crowd of 18,719, a bit short of a sellout. Afterward, even Lakers coach Phil Jackson took a shot at the Clippers.

"For a young team and as talented as they are, they could do a lot better," Jackson said.

Although the Clippers never led, they were within 17-16 with 3:50 left in the first quarter on a layup by Tyrone Nesby, who scored 18 points. Kobe Bryant scored 11 of his 18 points in a 15-0 burst that closed the quarter and gave the Lakers a 32-16 lead.

Bryant had a fantastic stretch, making a three-point play off a running jumper, dunking off a steal by Derek Fisher and driving for a layup on consecutive possessions.

"We wanted to come in and play hard on every possession and not give them any life," Bryant said. "Once we got them to start bleeding, we just let them bleed to death."

The Lakers shot just 26 percent (6-of-23) in the second period but still widened their lead to 30 points as the Clippers committed eight turnovers and had no assists.

The Clippers stayed frigid at the outset of the third quarter. After Olowokandi dunked to open the period, they missed nine more shots as the Lakers went on an 18-2 run. Glen Rice scored eight of his 17 points in the burst and a dunk by O'Neal gave the Lakers their largest lead at 67-22 with 5:46 remaining.

At that point, the Clippers were 8-of-48 from the field and garbage time was under way.

The Lakers shot 43 percent (39-of-91), held a 59-42 edge on the boards and forced 20 turnovers, turning them into 30 points.

Olowokandi had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who shot 32.5 percent (26-of-80) and made just 9-of-17 free throws.

Already without leading scorer Derek Anderson, who has a left ankle sprain, the Clippers lost reserve forward Brian Skinner to an ankle injury after just five minutes and sat rookie sensation Lamar Odom after just 22 minutes. Odom has a sore hip.

"We are down two key players now with Derek Anderson and Brian Skinner," Ford said. "They both have the same type of injuries and they will probably miss up to two weeks. ... (Odom's) just got to get healthy and some treatment to be ready for the next game."

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