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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA CLIPPERS 22 28 17 24 91 MINNESOTA 25 44 25 22 116 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAC - MAURICE TAYLOR 22, TYRONE NESBY 19, DEREK ANDERSON 13 MIN - JOE SMITH 18, WALLY SZCZERBIAK 16, KEVIN GARNETT 16

HIGH REBOUND: LAC - ANTHONY AVENT 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4 MIN - THREE PLAYERS WITH 8

HIGH ASSISTS: LAC - CHARLES JONES 6, DEREK ANDERSON 5 MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 8, KEVIN GARNETT 7

ATT: 13,089


Extended Box

LA CLIPPERS (91) AT MINNESOTA (116)

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

ODOM F 23 2-9 7-8 0 2 2 1 3 0 2 11 TAYLOR F 41 11-17 0-0 0 4 4 1 2 2 1 22 CLOSS C 30 4-4 0-0 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 8 ANDERSON G 32 4-12 2-2 0 4 4 5 1 1 4 13 HUDSON G 24 3-7 2-2 2 1 3 3 1 0 2 10 JONES 18 1-6 0-0 1 1 2 6 1 0 0 3 PIATKOWSKI 18 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 NESBY 31 6-11 6-6 0 1 1 2 4 1 2 19 SKINNER 11 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 AVENT 12 1-2 0-2 2 5 7 0 1 0 2 2 OLOWOKANDI DNP - SORE LEFT KNEE

TOTALS 240 33-73 17-20 5 22 27 21 16 4 13 91 (.452) (.850) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 15(25 PTS)

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

K GARNETT F 24 7-8 2-2 3 5 8 7 3 1 0 16 SZCZERBIAK F 38 8-15 0-0 3 5 8 5 2 0 2 16 NESTEROVIC C 18 4-4 2-3 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 10 BRANDON G 29 7-13 0-1 3 1 4 8 1 1 2 15 SEALY G 29 3-9 1-2 0 5 5 5 1 0 1 7 D GARRETT 25 2-5 0-0 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 4 PEELER 22 5-9 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 0 3 12 SMITH 22 7-13 3-3 5 3 8 5 2 1 1 18 AVERY 19 3-8 2-2 0 1 1 5 3 2 0 8 JACKSON 7 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 HAMMONDS 7 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 MITCHELL DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 50-90 10-13 15 30 45 41 17 5 9 116 (.556) (.769) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 11(9 PTS)

LA CLIPPERS 22 28 17 24 - 91 MINNESOTA 25 44 25 22 - 116

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA CLIPPERS - CLOSS 3, TAYLOR, JONES, SKINNER. MINNESOTA - SMITH 2, BRANDON, PEELER, NESTEROVIC. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA CLIPPERS 8-16 (.500), ODOM 0-1, ANDERSON 3-3, HUDSON 2-3, JONES 1-4, PIATKOWSKI 1-2, NESBY 1-3. MINNESOTA 6-12 (.500), BRANDON 1-3, PEELER 2-4, SMITH 1-1, AVERY 0-1, JACKSON 2-3. TECHNICALS: LA CLIPPERS - NESBY. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, DAVID JONES, JIM KINSEY. A - 13,089. T - 1:57.


Box Score

LA CLIPPERS (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Odom 23 2-9 7-8 0-2 1 3 11 Taylor 41 11-17 0-0 0-4 1 2 22 Closs 30 4-4 0-0 0-4 1 1 8 Anderson 32 4-12 2-2 0-4 5 1 13 Hudson 24 3-7 2-2 2-3 3 1 10 Jones 18 1-6 0-0 1-2 6 1 3 Piatkowski 18 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 3 Nesby 31 6-11 6-6 0-1 2 4 19 Skinner 11 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Avent 12 1-2 0-2 2-7 0 1 2 Olowokandi DNP - sore left knee _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-73 17-20 5-27 21 16 91 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.452, FT-.850. 3-Point Goals: 8-16, .500 (Odom 0-1, Anderson 3-3, Hudson 2-3, Jones 1-4, Piatkowski 1-2, Nesby 1-3). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 6 (Closs 3, Taylor, Jones, Skinner). Turnovers: 15 (Anderson 4, Avent 2, Hudson 2, Nesby 2, Odom 2, Taylor). Steals: 4 (Taylor 2, Anderson, Nesby).

MINNESOTA (116) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 24 7-8 2-2 3-8 7 3 16 Szczerbiak 38 8-15 0-0 3-8 5 2 16 Nesterovic 18 4-4 2-3 0-4 0 1 10 Brandon 29 7-13 0-1 3-4 8 1 15 Sealy 29 3-9 1-2 0-5 5 1 7 D Garrett 25 2-5 0-0 1-3 2 3 4 Peeler 22 5-9 0-0 0-3 3 0 12 Smith 22 7-13 3-3 5-8 5 2 18 Avery 19 3-8 2-2 0-1 5 3 8 Jackson 7 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 6 Hammonds 7 2-3 0-0 0-1 1 1 4 Mitchell DNP - sprained left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 50-90 10-13 15-45 41 17 116 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.556, FT-.769. 3-Point Goals: 6-12, .500 (Brandon 1-3, Peeler 2-4, Smith 1-1, Avery 0-1, Jackson 2-3). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 5 (Smith 2, Brandon, Peeler, Nesterovic). Turnovers: 11 (Peeler 3, Brandon 2, Szczerbiak 2, Sealy, Smith). Steals: 5 (Avery 2, Brandon, K Garnett, Smith). ____________________________________________ La Clippers 22 28 17 24 - 91 Minnesota 25 44 25 22 - 116 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Clippers 1 (Nesby, 1:14 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,089. T: 1:57. Officials: Joe Forte, David Jones, Jim Kinsey.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- The only thing tough about the Los Angeles Clippers is finding new ways to describe their horrendous season.

Joe Smith scored 16 of his 18 points during a second-quarter blitz, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to 116-91 rout of the pathetic Clippers, who have lost an NBA season-high 13 straight games.

The Clippers may have revamped their coaching staff but the results have been woefully familiar. Los Angeles dropped to 0-11 under interim coach Jim Todd and have lost four straight since Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was hired as an assistant coach. The Clippers also added former NBA standout Dennis Johnson to the staff earlier in the month.

Smith was the catylyst during a second quarter which saw the Timberwolves score 44 points on 69 percent shooting (18-of-26) from the floor. He capped the period with a half-court banker that gave Minnesota a 69-50 lead. Smith hit 6-of-10 shots in the quarter.

"I was getting the ball in good position around the basket," Smith said. I tried to finish strong around the basket and be aggressive. We can't put that much pressure on the guards by not having the big men there."

"Joe had a spectacular game," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "We put him in early for (Kevin Garnett) in the first quarter and we ran some plays for him. I think he's starting to get healthier and he's getting more confidence in his ability."

The second-quarter output was two points shy of the franchise record established against Charlotte on April 19, 1992. Their 18 baskets in the period was one less than the team record set in the same game.

Maurice Taylor scored 22 points to lead Los Angeles, which completed an 0-7 road trip and has lost 19 straight road contests. The Clippers dropped to 3-29 away from home, with one of those victories coming at Minnesota, 89-85, on November 17.

Taylor, who was obviously disappointed at not being traded to a playoff contender before tonight's deadline, had some stinging comments about the Clippers' management.

"Obviously, I'm frustrated," Taylor said. "My attorney had deals on the table that would benefit the Clippers. They had a chance to get a couple of first-round picks. Evidently, they chose not to, and again, that shows you what kind of organization they are. If they're going to risk losing free agents that have some kind of value for nothing -- that's just the story of the Clippers. That's what they do every year.

"I think it's the organization," added Taylor, referring to the Clippers' woes. "The atmosphere has something to do with it. They left my teammates in the dark about what was going to happen with me until today. Lamar (Odom) is upset because he knows I'm going to walk away from here. It's a trickle-down effect and Michael (Olowokandi) is going to look at it and say, `What's going to happen to me?' and Lamar is going to do the same thing."

The Timberwolves got off to a sluggish start and actually trailed 15-8 midway through the opening quarter. But Minnesota shook off its early funk, closing the period with a 17-7 burst to take a 25-22 lead.

Minnesota picked up where they left off in the third quarter, scoring the first 10 points and extended the lead to 83-51 on a short hook by Radoslav Nesterovic with 6:31 left. Meanwhile, the Clippers went without a basket until Derek Anderson nailed a 3-pointer with 5:21 remaining. Los Angeles hit just 5-of-16 shots and trailed 94-67 entering the final quarter.

"I think the frustration level is a little high -- collectively, not just individually," Todd said.

Kevin Garnett was unspectacular but effective, collecting 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds and seven assists for Minnesota, which established a season high with 41 assists, one shy of the franchise high also set in the victory over Charlotte nearly eight years ago.

Rookie Wally Szczerbiak, starting in place of injured Sam Mitchell, had 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Timberwolves, who shot 56 percent (50-of-90) from the floor, buoyed by a 27-4 edge in fast-break points and held a 45-27 rebounding edge.

Keith Closs started at center in place of Olowokandi, who sat out with a sore left knee. Closs scored six points in the opening quarter but had just two the rest of the way. He also had four rebounds in 30 minutes.

Tyrone Nesby scored 19 points off the bench and Anderson added 13 for the Clippers, who shot 45 percent (33-of-73) and surrendered 25 points off turnovers.

"I tried to go out there and pump everyone else up and get everybody going -- but it didn't happen tonight," Nesby said. "It was like everybody was in another world. I don't know what it was."

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