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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHOENIX 24 28 17 18 87 LA LAKERS 26 31 22 24 103 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHO - CLIFF ROBINSON 24, REX CHAPMAN 18, TWO PLAYERS WITH 14 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 27, KOBE BRYANT 18, GLEN RICE 15

HIGH REBOUND: PHO - CLIFF ROBINSON 8, THREE PLAYERS WITH 7 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 19, AC GREEN 9

HIGH ASSISTS: PHO - JASON KIDD 11, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 7, KOBE BRYANT 6

ATT: 18,997


Extended Box

PHOENIX (87) AT LA LAKERS (103)

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

ROBINSON F 40 9-23 5-8 5 3 8 3 2 1 2 24 ROGERS F 38 5-13 3-4 1 4 5 3 3 1 1 14 O MILLER C 18 1-5 0-0 4 3 7 0 1 1 1 2 CHAPMAN G 36 7-17 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 2 2 18 KIDD G 41 6-19 2-2 3 4 7 11 2 2 4 14 LONGLEY 23 5-8 0-0 1 6 7 1 4 1 0 10 BAILEY 10 0-0 2-4 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 DAY 23 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 2 0 3 LIVINGSTON 7 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 WEST 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DAVIS 2 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 GUGLIOTTA DNP - MEDICAL - SEIZURE

TOTALS 240 34-90 12-18 16 26 42 20 20 11 12 87 (.378) (.667) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 12(16 PTS)

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

GREEN F 27 4-6 1-1 3 6 9 0 1 0 0 9 RICE F 31 7-11 0-1 1 2 3 5 2 1 3 15 ONEAL C 44 11-23 5-9 6 13 19 7 3 0 6 27 BRYANT G 41 8-15 2-2 0 6 6 6 3 1 4 18 HARPER G 36 4-9 3-4 2 6 8 5 1 2 3 14 FOX 17 2-6 3-4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 9 FISHER 15 1-4 0-2 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 2 HORRY 25 4-5 0-0 2 4 6 1 3 2 3 9 SHAW 4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION GEORGE DNP - COACH'S DECISION SALLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-79 14-23 14 39 53 26 16 8 20 103 (.519) (.609) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 20(18 PTS)

PHOENIX 24 28 17 18 - 87 LA LAKERS 26 31 22 24 - 103

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHOENIX - ROBINSON, O MILLER. LA LAKERS - ONEAL 5, HARPER 2, HORRY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHOENIX 7-19 (.368), ROBINSON 1-3, ROGERS 1-4, CHAPMAN 4-8, KIDD 0-2, DAY 1-2. LA LAKERS 7-12 (.583), RICE 1-2, ONEAL 0-1, HARPER 3-4, FOX 2-3, HORRY 1-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: KEN MAUER, TOM WASHINGTON, SCOTT WALL. A - 18,997. T - 2:10.


Box Score

PHOENIX (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Robinson 40 9-23 5-8 5-8 3 2 24 Rogers 38 5-13 3-4 1-5 3 3 14 O Miller 18 1-5 0-0 4-7 0 1 2 Chapman 36 7-17 0-0 1-3 0 2 18 Kidd 41 6-19 2-2 3-7 11 2 14 Longley 23 5-8 0-0 1-7 1 4 10 Bailey 10 0-0 2-4 0-2 1 2 2 Day 23 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 3 3 Livingston 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 West 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Davis 2 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Gugliotta DNP - medical - seizure _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-90 12-18 16-42 20 20 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.378, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 7-19, .368 (Robinson 1-3, Rogers 1-4, Chapman 4-8, Kidd 0-2, Day 1-2). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 2 (Robinson, O Miller). Turnovers: 12 (Kidd 4, Chapman 2, Robinson 2, Bailey, Livingston, O Miller, Rogers). Steals: 11 (Chapman 2, Day 2, Kidd 2, Bailey, Longley, O Miller, Robinson, Rogers).

LA LAKERS (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Green 27 4-6 1-1 3-9 0 1 9 Rice 31 7-11 0-1 1-3 5 2 15 Oneal 44 11-23 5-9 6-19 7 3 27 Bryant 41 8-15 2-2 0-6 6 3 18 Harper 36 4-9 3-4 2-8 5 1 14 Fox 17 2-6 3-4 0-1 0 2 9 Fisher 15 1-4 0-2 0-0 2 1 2 Horry 25 4-5 0-0 2-6 1 3 9 Shaw 4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Knight DNP - coach's decision George DNP - coach's decision Salley DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-79 14-23 14-53 26 16 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.519, FT-.609. 3-Point Goals: 7-12, .583 (Rice 1-2, Oneal 0-1, Harper 3-4, Fox 2-3, Horry 1-2). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 8 (Oneal 5, Harper 2, Horry). Turnovers: 20 (Oneal 6, Bryant 4, Harper 3, Horry 3, Rice 3, Fisher). Steals: 8 (Fisher 2, Harper 2, Horry 2, Bryant, Rice). ____________________________________________ Phoenix 24 28 17 18 - 87 La Lakers 26 31 22 24 - 103 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,997. T: 2:10. Officials: Ken Mauer, Tom Washington, Scott Wall.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Game after game, Shaquille O'Neal and the Los Angeles Lakers continue to establish themselves as the NBA's best.

O'Neal had another eye-opening performance with 27 points, 19 rebounds, seven assists and five blocked shots as the Lakers posted their 10th straight win and 17th in 18 games, 103-87 over the Phoenix Suns.

O'Neal, who entered the contest second in the league in scoring and rebounding and third in field-goal percentage, hit 11-of-23 shots and 5-of-9 free throws. After winning Player of the Month honors in November, O'Neal has dominated the millennium's final month as well, guiding the Lakers to the best record in the NBA at 25-5.

"It's been fun," O'Neal said. "Everyone is playing well. I do expect a lot more from this team. As long as we're getting the wins, as long as we're getting better in practice, I'm happy."

"Shaq's success is partially attributed to (coach) Phil (Jackson), mostly to Shaq and mostly to genetics," Suns center Luc Longley said. "It seems like the triangle (offense) suits him well with so much ball movement. He seems to like playing within the offense."

Kobe Bryant scored 18 points and Glen Rice added 15 and had a big fourth quarter for Los Angeles, which has won 11 straight at the brand new Staples Center.

"The key is to continue to get better," Bryant said. "We are not jumping for joy because we have a 10-game winning streak. We know in our hearts that we could play a lot better."

"We are happy with the 10 games in a row," Jackson added. "It's a good feeling. I think we feel like we have some momentum going."

Cliff Robinson scored 24 points and Jason Kidd added 14 and 11 assists for the Suns, who have dropped four of five after a four-game winning streak, slipping to 5-4 under new coach Scott Skiles.

"You have to be impressed with a team that has the best record in the NBA," Skiles said. "It's early though and we'll see what happens as the season goes on."

Rex Chapman scored 18 points and Rodney Rogers added 14 for Phoenix, which pulled within 90-84 on Robinson's hook in the lane with 4:04 to play.

O'Neal converted a three-point play on the ensuing trip and Rice answered Chapman's layup with one of his own before knocking down a 20-footer and a 3-pointer to open a 100-86 cushion with 1:08 remaining.

"I think by February or March, we should be able to tell if we have a shot at (the championship) or not," O'Neal said.

Ron Harper scored 14 points for Los Angeles, which shot 52 percent (41-of-79) and held a 53-42 advantage on the boards.

"I don't pay attention to the streak," said Harper, who won three NBA titles under Jackson in Chicago. "I know that we lost five big games. I know that we have a long ways to go before we become a very good basketball team. We still have to find out if we can become a really good basketball team."

The Suns shot 38 percent (34-of-90) and forced 20 turnovers.

O'Neal scored 16 first-half points to stake the Lakers to a 57-52 lead at the break.

"I think they're just patient and having the big fella in the middle helps," Kidd said. "Having a guy playing as well as (O'Neal) is takes a lot of pressure off all the other guys and they all understand their roles."

Harper, Rice and Bryant made layups to open the second-half scoring and Harper hit a 3-pointer to cap a 10-1 run that made it 66-53 with 8:50 left in the third quarter.

A.C. Green made a layup to give the Lakers a 15-point bulge before the Suns began climbing back in it. Kidd hit a 17-footer, Chapman a 3-pointer and Robinson scored on consecutive trips to cut the deficit to 73-67 with three minutes left in the period.

"They're doing what it takes to get it done and you can't do anything but respect that and try to do what you can to get yourself on a roll," Robinson said. "They can be beat, definitely."

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