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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- WASHINGTON 23 26 17 22 88 MINNESOTA 34 20 26 25 105 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: WAS - RICHARD HAMILTON 22, FELIPE LOPEZ 12, JAHIDI WHITE 11 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 24, TERRELL BRANDON 24, WALLY SZCZERBIAK 18

HIGH REBOUND: WAS - JUWAN HOWARD 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 7, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: WAS - ROD STRICKLAND 8, JUWAN HOWARD 5 MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 12, KEVIN GARNETT 5

ATT: 16,018


Extended Box

WASHINGTON (88) AT MINNESOTA (105)

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

HOWARD F 33 2-10 2-2 1 6 7 5 3 0 5 6 LOPEZ F 32 5-16 2-2 1 3 4 2 1 3 2 12 J WHITE C 27 4-6 3-4 1 3 4 0 1 1 2 11 NESBY G 27 3-6 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 6 STRICKLAND G 30 4-7 2-2 0 3 3 8 1 1 2 10 HAMILTON 34 10-20 1-1 0 1 1 4 4 1 2 22 C WHITNEY 18 2-6 0-0 0 3 3 4 1 0 1 5 KING 12 1-3 2-2 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 4 BOOTH 20 3-5 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 6 MICHAEL SMITH 3 1-1 0-0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 PROFIT 3 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 EKEZIE 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

TOTALS 240 37-83 12-13 6 23 29 25 17 7 18 88 (.446) (.923) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 18(23 PTS)

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

K GARNETT F 36 12-22 0-0 1 6 7 5 3 1 3 24 SZCZERBIAK F 36 6-12 6-6 1 5 6 3 0 1 2 18 D GARRETT C 25 3-3 0-0 2 4 6 0 3 1 0 6 BILLUPS G 41 3-12 4-4 1 5 6 4 2 0 1 10 BRANDON G 34 9-14 6-7 1 4 5 12 1 4 5 24 NESTEROVIC 14 2-3 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 PEELER 19 1-5 0-0 2 4 6 3 1 0 1 2 ELLIS 18 4-7 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 1 2 8 DAY 8 2-3 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 MITCHELL 6 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 HAMMONDS 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 AVERY 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

TOTALS 240 44-84 16-17 9 33 42 31 15 8 15 105 (.524) (.941) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 15(14 PTS)

WASHINGTON 23 26 17 22 - 88 MINNESOTA 34 20 26 25 - 105

BLOCKED SHOTS: WASHINGTON - BOOTH 4. MINNESOTA - D GARRETT 3, ELLIS 2, K GARNETT 2, SZCZERBIAK. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: WASHINGTON 2-10 (.200), LOPEZ 0-2, NESBY 0-1, HAMILTON 1-5, C WHITNEY 1-2. MINNESOTA 1-9 (.111), K GARNETT 0-1, BILLUPS 0-4, BRANDON 0-1, PEELER 0-1, DAY 0-1, AVERY 1-1. TECHNICALS: WASHINGTON - HAMILTON, MINNESOTA - BILLUPS. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, BILL SPOONER, BILL KENNEDY. A - 16,018. T - 1:58.


Box Score

WASHINGTON (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Howard 33 2-10 2-2 1-7 5 3 6 Lopez 32 5-16 2-2 1-4 2 1 12 J White 27 4-6 3-4 1-4 0 1 11 Nesby 27 3-6 0-0 0-0 1 3 6 Strickland 30 4-7 2-2 0-3 8 1 10 Hamilton 34 10-20 1-1 0-1 4 4 22 C Whitney 18 2-6 0-0 0-3 4 1 5 King 12 1-3 2-2 0-2 1 1 4 Booth 20 3-5 0-0 1-2 0 2 6 Michael Smith 3 1-1 0-0 2-3 0 0 2 Profit 3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Ekezie 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-83 12-13 6-29 25 17 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.446, FT-.923. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (Lopez 0-2, Nesby 0-1, Hamilton 1-5, C Whitney 1-2). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (Booth 4). Turnovers: 18 (Howard 5, Nesby 3, Hamilton 2, J White 2, Lopez 2, Strickland 2, C Whitney, King). Steals: 7 (Lopez 3, Booth, Hamilton, J White, Strickland).

MINNESOTA (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 36 12-22 0-0 1-7 5 3 24 Szczerbiak 36 6-12 6-6 1-6 3 0 18 D Garrett 25 3-3 0-0 2-6 0 3 6 Billups 41 3-12 4-4 1-6 4 2 10 Brandon 34 9-14 6-7 1-5 12 1 24 Nesterovic 14 2-3 0-0 0-3 0 0 4 Peeler 19 1-5 0-0 2-6 3 1 2 Ellis 18 4-7 0-0 0-2 1 3 8 Day 8 2-3 0-0 1-1 1 1 4 Mitchell 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 2 Hammonds 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Avery 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 44-84 16-17 9-42 31 15 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.524, FT-.941. 3-Point Goals: 1-9, .111 (K Garnett 0-1, Billups 0-4, Brandon 0-1, Peeler 0-1, Day 0-1, Avery 1-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 8 (D Garrett 3, Ellis 2, K Garnett 2, Szczerbiak). Turnovers: 15 (Brandon 5, K Garnett 3, Ellis 2, Szczerbiak 2, Billups, Day, Peeler). Steals: 8 (Brandon 4, D Garrett, Ellis, K Garnett, Szczerbiak). ____________________________________________ Washington 23 26 17 22 - 88 Minnesota 34 20 26 25 - 105 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Washington 1 (Hamilton, 2:31 3rd). Minnesota 1 (Billups, 6:55 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,018. T: 1:58. Officials: Joe Forte, Bill Spooner, Bill Kennedy.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Terrell Brandon had 24 points and 12 assists and fueled a pair of runs as the Minnesota Timberwolves handed the woeful Washington Wizards their sixth straight loss, 105-88.

Brandon collected his first double-double of the season. The 5-11 point guard made 9-of-14 shots and appeared fully recovered from the sprained ankle that sidelined him for four games earlier this season.

"Terrell was great," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "As I was telling him the other day, `You don't give yourself enough credit. You have the opportunity to dominate games.' You saw it tonight."

Brandon scored six points in a 10-0 first-quarter run that gave the Timberwolves early control. He scored 14 points in the third quarter, helping Minnesota open an 80-66 lead entering the final period.

"I never look to get myself involved early in the game," Brandon said. "I try to get my teammates involved. Flip told me to be more aggressive, so I took shots early."

"He was really on fire," Washington coach Leonard Hamilton said. "He did a nice job of running the team and then exerted himself offensively. He knocked down some jumpers. We didn't seem to have an answer for him tonight."

Kevin Garnett also scored 24 points for the Wolves, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since a five-game winning streak that ended November 22. Minnesota shot 52 percent (44-of-84) and made 16-of-17 free throws.

"I told our guys that's the best game we've played in a while," Saunders said. "Granted, Washington is coming off a tough game last night, but I thought we played with great energy and good execution. We got a lot of people involved offensively."

Richard Hamilton scored 22 points off the bench for the Wizards, who were coming off a home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and have not won since November 25 against Milwaukee.

Late in the first quarter, Brandon fed backcourt mate Chauncey Billups for a dunk, then made two free throws, a 20-footer and a layup before two foul shots by Wally Szczerbiak gave Minnesota a 32-21 lead with 58 seconds left.

Garnett tipped in his own miss with 6:32 left in the second quarter, extending the lead to 44-32. Hamilton scored nine points in the period as Washington fought back within 54-49 at halftime.

The Wizards still were within 66-58 on a jumper by Hamilton with 6:11 left in the third quarter before Brandon took charge, scoring eight points in little more than two minutes to rebuild the lead to 80-64 in the final minute.

"Brandon played great," Richard Hamilton said. "He was definitely their floor general and made the right plays."

"It's about distributing the ball," Brandon maintained. "It's about the team; it's not about me. I just want to play hard and get the job done."

Garnett took over in the fourth quarter as he embarrassed Juwan Howard. After Washington closed to 90-78 on a dunk by Hamilton, Garnett went around Howard for a baseline dunk and beat him up the floor for an easy tip-in before nailing a jumper over Jahidi White for a 86-78 bulge with 4:24 remaining.

"I've got to give him his props tonight," said Howard, who had just six points on 2-of-10 shooting. "He had the better end in this game."

Szczerbiak scored 18 points and Billups added 10 for the Wolves, who held a 42-29 rebounding edge and forced 18 turnovers that led to 23 points.

"I think we had 10 turnovers in the third quarter alone," Leonard Hamilton said. "I thought that had a lot to do with us giving a good team the offensive rhythm. They didn't need any extra possessions. They were beating us on the boards, and then we turned the ball over. That was like double trouble."

Lopez scored 12 points and White added 11 for the Wizards, who shot 45 percent (37-of-83).

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