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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 21 28 30 21 12 112 LA LAKERS 31 26 23 20 13 113 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 32, MICHAEL DICKERSON 26, MIKE BIBBY 15 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 31, KOBE BRYANT 26, ISAIAH RIDER 16

HIGH REBOUND: VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 12, BRYANT REEVES 10 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 15, KOBE BRYANT 11

HIGH ASSISTS: VAN - MIKE BIBBY 7, DAMON JONES 6 LAL - KOBE BRYANT 11, SHAQUILLE ONEAL 5

ATT: 18,318


Extended Box

VANCOUVER (112) AT LA LAKERS (113) - FINAL IN OT

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

S ABDUR-RAHIM F 51 11-27 9-10 2 10 12 3 4 1 1 32 SWIFT F 10 0-0 0-0 0 6 6 0 4 0 2 0 REEVES C 39 5-12 3-3 3 7 10 1 6 0 1 13 BIBBY G 48 6-19 2-4 2 6 8 7 3 2 3 15 DICKERSON G 47 9-17 3-4 1 1 2 5 4 2 5 26 HARRINGTON 26 3-6 3-4 1 4 5 0 4 0 3 9 AUSTIN 9 2-4 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 4 JONES 30 4-9 2-2 1 2 3 6 0 0 0 13 EDWARDS 5 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 M ABDUL-RAUF DNP - COACH'S DECISION MASSENBURG DNP - COACH'S DECISION PRICE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 40-96 22-27 11 37 48 22 27 6 15 112 (.417) (.815) TEAM REBS: 16 TOTAL TO: 15(21 PTS)

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

FOX F 20 3-5 1-1 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 10 GRANT F 29 3-6 0-0 4 3 7 0 2 0 0 6 ONEAL C 47 13-22 5-13 2 13 15 5 5 3 2 31 BRYANT G 46 10-24 6-8 0 11 11 11 1 2 3 26 HARPER G 22 5-8 2-4 1 2 3 2 2 4 1 12 FOSTER 5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 LUE 19 3-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 HORRY 25 1-2 1-2 1 3 4 2 3 0 0 3 RIDER 19 7-12 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 0 3 16 MADSEN 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 SHAW 28 1-8 0-0 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 2 MEDVEDENKO DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 46-91 15-28 10 36 46 25 22 10 12 113 (.505) (.536) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 12(10 PTS)

VANCOUVER 21 28 30 21 12 - 112 LA LAKERS 31 26 23 20 13 - 113

BLOCKED SHOTS: VANCOUVER - NONE. LA LAKERS - HORRY 3, ONEAL 2, BRYANT 2, FOX 2, GRANT, MADSEN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: VANCOUVER 10-21 (.476), S ABDUR-RAHIM 1-1, BIBBY 1-5, DICKERSON 5-6, AUSTIN 0-2, JONES 3-6, EDWARDS 0-1. LA LAKERS 6-14 (.429), FOX 3-3, BRYANT 0-4, HARPER 0-1, LUE 1-1, RIDER 2-2, SHAW 0-3. TECHNICALS: VANCOUVER - HEAD COACH LOWE, LA LAKERS - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2. OFFICIALS: JACK NIES, LEON WOOD, VIOLET PALMER. A - 18,318. T - 2:37.


Box Score

VANCOUVER (112) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Abdur-rahim 51 11-27 9-10 2-12 3 4 32 Swift 10 0-0 0-0 0-6 0 4 0 Reeves 39 5-12 3-3 3-10 1 6 13 Bibby 48 6-19 2-4 2-8 7 3 15 Dickerson 47 9-17 3-4 1-2 5 4 26 Harrington 26 3-6 3-4 1-5 0 4 9 Austin 9 2-4 0-0 1-1 0 2 4 Jones 30 4-9 2-2 1-3 6 0 13 Edwards 5 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 M Abdul-rauf DNP - coach's decision Massenburg DNP - coach's decision Price DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 40-96 22-27 11-48 22 27 112 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.417, FT-.815. 3-Point Goals: 10-21, .476 (S Abdur-rahim 1-1, Bibby 1-5, Dickerson 5-6, Austin 0-2, Jones 3-6, Edwards 0-1). Team rebounds: 16. Blocked shots: None. Turnovers: 15 (Dickerson 5, Bibby 3, Harrington 3, Swift 2, Reeves, S Abdur-rahim). Steals: 6 (Bibby 2, Dickerson 2, Austin, S Abdur-rahim).

LA LAKERS (113) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Fox 20 3-5 1-1 1-2 0 2 10 Grant 29 3-6 0-0 4-7 0 2 6 Oneal 47 13-22 5-13 2-15 5 5 31 Bryant 46 10-24 6-8 0-11 11 1 26 Harper 22 5-8 2-4 1-3 2 2 12 Foster 5 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Lue 19 3-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 7 Horry 25 1-2 1-2 1-4 2 3 3 Rider 19 7-12 0-0 1-2 1 3 16 Madsen 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Shaw 28 1-8 0-0 0-1 4 1 2 Medvedenko DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 46-91 15-28 10-46 25 22 113 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.505, FT-.536. 3-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (Fox 3-3, Bryant 0-4, Harper 0-1, Lue 1-1, Rider 2-2, Shaw 0-3). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 11 (Horry 3, Oneal 2, Bryant 2, Fox 2, Grant, Madsen). Turnovers: 12 (Bryant 3, Rider 3, Fox 2, Oneal 2, Harper, Lue). Steals: 10 (Harper 4, Oneal 3, Bryant 2, Shaw). _________________________________________________ Vancouver 21 28 30 21 12 - 112 La Lakers 31 26 23 20 13 - 113 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: Vancouver 1 (Head Coach Lowe, 4:01 3rd). La Lakers 2 (Illegal Defense 2, 3:27 2nd, 1:47 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,318. T: 2:37. Officials: Jack Nies, Leon Wood, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Vancouver Grizzlies were robbed of their first-ever road win against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Shaquille O'Neal beat the buzzer with a disputed layup as the Lakers improved to 12-0 all-time at home against the Grizzlies with a hard-fought but tainted 113-112 victory.

O'Neal had 31 points and 15 rebounds and Kobe Bryant posted his first career triple-double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. But none of that seemed to matter when backup center Isaac Austin drilled a 16-footer to put the Grizzlies in front, 112-111, with eight seconds to play.

Still in the midst of the off-the-court controversy surrounding the strained relationship between O'Neal and Bryant, the Lakers seemed on the verge of their third loss in four games and second in 22 all-time meetings with Vancouver.

Robert Horry took what appeared to be Los Angeles' final shot when he launched a 20-footer that bounded off with 1.1 seconds left. But O'Neal grabbed the rebound and tried to beat the buzzer with a follow shot. Replays clearly showed the clock had expired just before the 7-1 center released the ball.

Officials Leon Wood, Jack Nies and Violet Palmer quickly conferred and decided a foul had been called on Austin, who did not appear to touch O'Neal, with four-tenths of a second remaining.

"It was a miscall," Vancouver coach Sidney Lowe said. "I watched the replay. I saw the ball when it went off and then there was a foul called. They didn't get the ball off in time. The officials said they did. I don't think this is right.

"I'm mad, I'm (ticked). My players played their hearts out. They did everything that I asked them to do. They won the ballgame. We won the ballgame and it was basically taken away from us."

The call allowed the basket to count on a continuation and the four-tenths ran off after O'Neal missed the ensuing free throw. As Los Angeles celebrated wildly, Lowe and his dejected team looked on in stunned amazement.

"It was a close call," Austin said. "We just have to keep our heads up. It's hard, but we just have to keep working. We made plays, it's sad we didn't get the win."

"That's not the way that I like to win a basketball game, I'll tell you that," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said.

Bryant's triple-double was the first by a Laker since Vlade Divac accomplished the feat against Vancouver on April 5, 1996. The Grizzlies are the only NBA team never to have won a road game against the defending world champions and will have to wait until next season, unless they qualify for the postseason.

"I don't care. We fought too hard and played too hard to be put in a situation like that," Vancouver forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim said. "They can fine me for that. That's a blown call by three cowards. ... If referees get fined, all three of them should get fined triple whatever they are fined. I can't say anything else but gutless and coward."

Isaiah Rider scored 16 points off the bench and Ron Harper and Rick Fox added 12 and 10, respectively, for the Lakers, who had a chance to settle matters in regulation.

Bryant was red-hot down the stretch, burying a 13-footer, two free throws, a 16-footer and a dazzling 17-foot turnaround that snapped a 98-98 tie with 1:19 left in the fourth quarter.

Abdur-Rahim missed an eight-footer on Vancouver's ensuing trip and O'Neal grabbed the rebound. But the reigning Most Valuable Player was fouled by Abdur-Rahim and missed both free throws, an act he repeated with 47 seconds left after grabbing the rebound of Mike Bibby's miss.

Given a pair of new lives, the Grizzlies capitalized when Abdur-Rahim knocked down a leaner in the lane with 26 seconds left, forging a 100-100 tie.

Bryant and Bibby exchanged missed before the teams went to overtime.

"We need to put this in the experience column and just learn from it because it went down to the wire," Bryant said. "It's like a pressure situation. You don't want to lose to Vancouver at home."

Tyronne Lue opened the scoring the extra session with an 18-footer, but the Grizzlies struck back immediately as Michael Dickerson hit a 25-footer.

The teams battled back and forth until O'Neal appeared to give the Lakers the cushion they needed by making two from the line with 40 seconds left, opening a 111-107 lead.

But the resilient Grizzlies did not go away. Abdur-Rahim sank a 26-footer to shave the deficit to one and, after a turnover by Lue, the Grizzlies went ahead on Austin's jumper before being thwarted by the officials.

Abdur-Rahim scored 32 points and Dickerson added 26 for Vancouver, which was coming off its first-ever win against Cleveland on Saturday.

Bibby scored 15 points and Reeves and Damon Jones added 13 apiece for the Grizzlies, who shot 42 percent (40-of-96) and held a 48-46 rebounding edge.

The Lakers shot 50.5 percent (46-of-91) and yielded just 10 points off turnovers while collecting 21 off Vancouver giveaways.

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