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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- DENVER 30 26 28 16 7 107 MINNESOTA 30 29 18 23 4 104 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: DEN - NICK VAN EXEL 25, ANTONIO MCDYESS 23, TARIQ ABDUL-WAHAD 15 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 24, SAM MITCHELL 16, THREE PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: DEN - JAMES POSEY 9, RAEF LAFRENTZ 8 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 11, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: DEN - JAMES POSEY 9, NICK VAN EXEL 9 MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 12, KEVIN GARNETT 6

ATT: 14,117


Extended Box

DENVER (107) AT MINNESOTA (104) - FINAL IN OT

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

MCDYESS F 33 11-17 1-1 2 4 6 4 6 0 1 23 POSEY F 45 3-10 0-0 2 7 9 9 1 1 3 7 LAFRENTZ C 31 6-12 1-3 4 4 8 0 5 2 2 13 ABDUL-WAHAD G 46 7-14 1-1 1 6 7 3 3 1 0 15 VAN EXEL G 47 10-24 3-4 0 5 5 9 0 1 7 25 CLARK 29 5-8 0-0 3 3 6 2 2 1 2 10 GATLING 13 2-5 1-4 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 6 MCCLOUD 15 2-4 1-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 6 JONES 6 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 ALEXANDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION ROGERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION STITH DNP - STOMACH FLU

TOTALS 265 47-96 8-15 14 32 46 27 19 7 18 107 (.490) (.533) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 18(16 PTS)

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

K GARNETT F 45 8-16 8-8 2 9 11 6 1 3 6 24 MITCHELL F 40 7-12 2-2 0 1 1 3 3 0 1 16 SMITH C 26 4-10 4-4 0 2 2 0 5 0 1 12 BRANDON G 42 6-15 0-0 1 4 5 12 2 1 3 12 SEALY G 26 4-5 4-4 2 3 5 2 1 1 2 12 NESTEROVIC 10 2-2 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 0 1 4 JACKSON 11 1-6 2-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 4 HAMMONDS 19 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 1 3 1 0 2 PEELER 29 3-9 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 8 SZCZERBIAK 17 3-5 2-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 10 AVERY DNP - COACH'S DECISION D GARRETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 39-83 22-22 7 27 34 27 20 8 15 104 (.470) (1.000) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 15(20 PTS)

DENVER 30 26 28 16 7 - 107 MINNESOTA 30 29 18 23 4 - 104

BLOCKED SHOTS: DENVER - LAFRENTZ 3, CLARK 2, POSEY, GATLING. MINNESOTA - SMITH 2, NESTEROVIC, BRANDON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DENVER 5-17 (.294), POSEY 1-4, LAFRENTZ 0-3, VAN EXEL 2-7, GATLING 1-1, MCCLOUD 1-2. MINNESOTA 4-11 (.364), K GARNETT 0-1, MITCHELL 0-1, BRANDON 0-2, JACKSON 0-1, PEELER 2-4, SZCZERBIAK 2-2. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: HUGH EVANS, LUIS GRILLO, SCOTT WALL. A - 14,117. T - 2:27.


Box Score

DENVER (107) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mcdyess 33 11-17 1-1 2-6 4 6 23 Posey 45 3-10 0-0 2-9 9 1 7 Lafrentz 31 6-12 1-3 4-8 0 5 13 Abdul-wahad 46 7-14 1-1 1-7 3 3 15 Van Exel 47 10-24 3-4 0-5 9 0 25 Clark 29 5-8 0-0 3-6 2 2 10 Gatling 13 2-5 1-4 1-2 0 0 6 Mccloud 15 2-4 1-2 0-1 0 2 6 Jones 6 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 2 Alexander DNP - coach's decision Rogers DNP - coach's decision Stith DNP - stomach flu _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 47-96 8-15 14-46 27 19 107 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.490, FT-.533. 3-Point Goals: 5-17, .294 (Posey 1-4, Lafrentz 0-3, Van Exel 2-7, Gatling 1-1, Mccloud 1-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 7 (Lafrentz 3, Clark 2, Posey, Gatling). Turnovers: 18 (Van Exel 7, Posey 3, Clark 2, Gatling 2, Lafrentz 2, Mccloud, Mcdyess). Steals: 7 (Lafrentz 2, Abdul-wahad, Clark, Gatling, Posey, Van Exel).

MINNESOTA (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 45 8-16 8-8 2-11 6 1 24 Mitchell 40 7-12 2-2 0-1 3 3 16 Smith 26 4-10 4-4 0-2 0 5 12 Brandon 42 6-15 0-0 1-5 12 2 12 Sealy 26 4-5 4-4 2-5 2 1 12 Nesterovic 10 2-2 0-0 1-3 1 2 4 Jackson 11 1-6 2-2 0-1 0 3 4 Hammonds 19 1-3 0-0 1-3 1 3 2 Peeler 29 3-9 0-0 0-1 2 0 8 Szczerbiak 17 3-5 2-2 0-2 0 0 10 Avery DNP - coach's decision D Garrett DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 39-83 22-22 7-34 27 20 104 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.470, FT-1.000. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (K Garnett 0-1, Mitchell 0-1, Brandon 0-2, Jackson 0-1, Peeler 2-4, Szczerbiak 2-2). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 4 (Smith 2, Nesterovic, Brandon). Turnovers: 15 (K Garnett 6, Brandon 3, Sealy 2, Mitchell, Nesterovic, Peeler, Smith). Steals: 8 (K Garnett 3, Peeler 2, Brandon, Hammonds, Sealy). _________________________________________________ Denver 30 26 28 16 7 - 107 Minnesota 30 29 18 23 4 - 104 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,117. T: 2:27. Officials: Hugh Evans, Luis Grillo, Scott Wall.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Nick Van Exel came through at exactly the right time for the Denver Nuggets.

Van Exel made the game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation and the go-ahead jumper in overtime as the Nuggets snapped a five-game losing streak with a 107-104 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Van Exel scored 25 points and handed out nine assists. His clutch shooting gave Denver its first road win of the season against a Western Conference team and just its fourth in 21 road games this season.

The Nuggets won on the road for the first time since December 11 at Milwaukee. They are just 9-93 on the road since February 16, 1997.

"We needed that one," Denver coach Dan Issel said. "We needed to prove to ourselves that we can compete in the fourth quarter and beat a good team on the road."

Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Sam Mitchell added 16 points for Minnesota, which made 22-of-22 free throws but suffered its third straight loss after defeating Denver in overtime on February 5.

Two free throws by Mitchell gave Minnesota a 104-103 lead with 1:34 left in overtime. But Van Exel answered with a 3-pointer from the right sideline with 34 seconds left to give Denver a 106-104 advantage.

"I've just been thinking all weekend that I've just got to go out and play, and let it fly," Van Exel said. "I'm going to try to do whatever I can, whether it's shoot the ball 30 times or get 16 assists on the night. I'm going to do whatever I have to."

Minnesota's Terrell Brandon dribbled the ball off his foot out of bounds with 28 seconds left. After Van Exel missed a 10-footer, Denver's Raef LaFrentz grabbed the rebound. George McCloud was fouled and made 1-of-2 free throws with three seconds to play to give Denver a 107-104 advantage. Brandon missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer from the corner as the buzzer sounded.

"The disappointing thing is, normally our defense is our mainstay, and we just did horrendous defensively," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "They (Denver) also had some guys that made some big plays. You have to give them credit, because they played more aggressively. It's not like we deserved to win."

A 20-footer by Van Exel with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter allowed the Nuggets to build a 90-83 advantage. But rookie Wally Szczerbiak and Anthony Peeler drained consecutive 3-pointers and Brandon's basket capped an 8-0 run as Minnesota grabbed a 91-90 lead with 5:38 remaining.

Antonio McDyess, who scored 23 points before fouling out in overtime, responded with a layup and a 3-pointer to give Denver a 95-91 lead with 4:38 to go. Minnesota answered with a 7-0 run, capped by a running jumper from Garnett with 3:12 to go.

A running jumper by Van Exel with 2:59 left moved Denver within one. Garnett sank two free throws with 2:13 remaining to extend Minnesota's lead to 100-97, but Van Exel tied the game on a 3-pointer from the right side with 1:40 to play.

"I'm used to it. I had missed a few before, but that doesn't bother me," said Van Exel, who scored only two points in the first quarter. "One thing about me is, I just tell myself that one of them has to fall, and one of them did -- and it was a big shot. I'm definitely not going to shy away from the shot."

Tarik Abdul-Wahad scored 15 points and LaFrentz contributed 13 for Denver, which shot 49 percent (47-of-96) from the field, including 5-of-17 from 3-point range. The Nuggets outrebounded Minnesota, 46-34, and outscored the Timberwolves, 58-36, in the paint.

Minnesota opened a 77-70 lead on a driving layup by Mitchell with 4:33 left in the third quarter but the Nuggets closed the quarter with 14 straight points.

Keon Clark scored all six of his points in the run and McCloud's 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left allowed Denver to grab an 84-77 advantage entering the fourth quarter.

Garnett scored 12 points and Mitchell, Brandon, Malik Sealy and Joe Smith added eight each as the Timberwolves shot 58 percent (24-of-41) in the first half to take a 59-56 lead.

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