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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PORTLAND 20 19 28 13 80 MINNESOTA 23 24 26 20 93 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: POR - BONZI WELLS 21, STEVE SMITH 15, GREG ANTHONY 13 MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 22, KEVIN GARNETT 19, LAPHONSO ELLIS 16

HIGH REBOUND: POR - BONZI WELLS 11, DALE DAVIS 9 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 11, LAPHONSO ELLIS 9

HIGH ASSISTS: POR - DAMON STOUDAMIRE 6, BONZI WELLS 4 MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 11, KEVIN GARNETT 6

ATT: 19,367


Extended Box

PORTLAND (80) AT MINNESOTA (93)

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

AUGMON F 23 0-5 1-2 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 WALLACE F 43 4-20 2-2 2 5 7 2 3 0 1 10 DAVIS C 38 6-9 0-0 4 5 9 1 2 0 2 12 STOUDAMIRE G 28 2-9 0-0 2 2 4 6 1 2 1 4 WELLS G 36 8-16 4-6 4 7 11 4 3 0 1 21 SMITH 34 5-13 5-5 1 5 6 3 0 1 0 15 KEMP 15 2-3 0-0 0 4 4 0 3 0 2 4 ANTHONY 22 5-8 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 13 HARVEY 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BARKLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION PERDUE DNP - COACH'S DECISION SABONIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-83 12-15 13 30 43 18 15 6 11 80 (.386) (.800) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 12(13 PTS)

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

K GARNETT F 42 8-19 3-4 0 11 11 6 4 0 1 19 SZCZERBIAK F 29 4-7 2-2 0 5 5 1 1 0 1 10 NESTEROVIC C 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 BRANDON G 40 10-15 2-3 2 4 6 11 0 0 2 22 PEELER G 30 4-10 0-0 0 4 4 2 2 1 1 9 D GARRETT 18 1-1 0-2 0 4 4 2 1 0 0 2 DAY 15 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 3 ELLIS 27 8-11 0-0 1 8 9 1 3 0 2 16 MITCHELL 22 3-7 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 7 AVERY 8 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 SLATER 3 1-2 1-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 BILLUPS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-79 8-12 3 38 41 27 15 2 10 93 (.519) (.667) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 11(4 PTS)

PORTLAND 20 19 28 13 - 80 MINNESOTA 23 24 26 20 - 93

BLOCKED SHOTS: PORTLAND - WALLACE 2, KEMP. MINNESOTA - K GARNETT, SZCZERBIAK. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PORTLAND 4-11 (.364), WALLACE 0-1, STOUDAMIRE 0-2, WELLS 1-1, SMITH 0-2, ANTHONY 3-5. MINNESOTA 3-9 (.333), BRANDON 0-1, PEELER 1-4, DAY 1-2, MITCHELL 1-2. TECHNICALS: PORTLAND - WALLACE. OFFICIALS: MIKE MATHIS, (JAMES CAPERS, DEE KANTNER. A - 19,367. T - 2:11.


Box Score

PORTLAND (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Augmon 23 0-5 1-2 0-1 1 1 1 Wallace 43 4-20 2-2 2-7 2 3 10 Davis 38 6-9 0-0 4-9 1 2 12 Stoudamire 28 2-9 0-0 2-4 6 1 4 Wells 36 8-16 4-6 4-11 4 3 21 Smith 34 5-13 5-5 1-6 3 0 15 Kemp 15 2-3 0-0 0-4 0 3 4 Anthony 22 5-8 0-0 0-1 1 2 13 Harvey 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Barkley DNP - coach's decision Perdue DNP - coach's decision Sabonis DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-83 12-15 13-43 18 15 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.386, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Wallace 0-1, Stoudamire 0-2, Wells 1-1, Smith 0-2, Anthony 3-5). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 3 (Wallace 2, Kemp). Turnovers: 12 (Anthony 2, Augmon 2, Davis 2, Kemp 2, Stoudamire, Wallace, Wells). Steals: 6 (Augmon 2, Stoudamire 2, Anthony, Smith).

MINNESOTA (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 42 8-19 3-4 0-11 6 4 19 Szczerbiak 29 4-7 2-2 0-5 1 1 10 Nesterovic 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Brandon 40 10-15 2-3 2-6 11 0 22 Peeler 30 4-10 0-0 0-4 2 2 9 D Garrett 18 1-1 0-2 0-4 2 1 2 Day 15 1-4 0-0 0-1 3 2 3 Ellis 27 8-11 0-0 1-9 1 3 16 Mitchell 22 3-7 0-0 0-0 1 1 7 Avery 8 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Slater 3 1-2 1-1 0-1 0 0 3 Billups DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-79 8-12 3-41 27 15 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.519, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (Brandon 0-1, Peeler 1-4, Day 1-2, Mitchell 1-2). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 2 (K Garnett, Szczerbiak). Turnovers: 11 (Brandon 2, Ellis 2, Avery, K Garnett, Mitchell, Nesterovic, Peeler, Szczerbiak). Steals: 2 (Mitchell, Peeler). ____________________________________________ Portland 20 19 28 13 - 80 Minnesota 23 24 26 20 - 93 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Portland 1 (Wallace, 2:29 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,367. T: 2:11. Officials: Mike Mathis, (james Capers, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- The Portland Trail Blazers are the NBA's deepest team. The reserves of the Minnesota Timberwolves had the deepest impact.

Unheralded reserves Reggie Slater, Todd Day and Sam Mitchell had key baskets in a fourth-quarter run and the red-hot Timberwolves shut down the Portland Trail Blazers, 93-80, for their seventh straight win.

Minnesota received its usual big games from Kevin Garnett, who had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Terrell Brandon, who had 22 and 11 assists. But it was the end of the bench that came up big in the fourth quarter.

Portland had erased an 18-point third-quarter deficit and was within 80-76 on Greg Anthony's 3-pointer with 7:28 remaining. On the next possession, Slater bulled his way inside, scored and was fouled. His free throw made it 83-76 and began the decisive burst.

Day answered Steve Smith's layup with a 3-pointer that extended the advantage to 86-78 with 5:15 left. Slater and Day each had just one basket in the game.

"The guys know I have a lot of confidence in them," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "We run plays for Todd Day and anyone who comes in, if we think they can do something. And they're giving us a spark."

Mitchell made it a 10-point game with his basket with 4:42 to go and the Wolves held the Trail Blazers scoreless after Anthony's floater with 4:13 remaining.

"You do what you can and let your teammates help you," said Mitchell, who scored seven points.

LaPhonso Ellis -- another bench player -- had 16 points, nine rebounds and sparked a third-quarter surge for Minnesota, which is within one of the franchise record for consecutive wins, set from January 9-21, 1998. The Wolves host Milwaukee on Monday.

"Fonz is playing great," Saunders said. "He's playing at an unbelievable level. The scary thing is, his minutes keep on creeping up. I've tried to keep him in that 23-24 minute range, but he's been so good, they keep creeping up more."

"We've had great support from Fonz ... and everyone else off the bench," Brandon said."

Bonzi Wells had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Smith scored 15 points for Portland, which had a two-game winning streak ended as it completed a 2-2 road trip.

Star forward Rasheed Wallace was limited by Garnett to 10 points on just 4-of-20 shooting. Wallace came in fifth in the NBA at 51 percent from the field.

"Both guys give each other a hard time," Blazers coach Mike Dunleavy said. "If anyone's going to be able to defense guys like that -- Garnett against Rasheed and Rasheed guarding Garnett -- they've got the length and quickness to stay with each other."

The teams were meeting for the first time since last season's playoffs, when Portland eliminated Minnesota in four close games in the first round.

"It's always a game that pretty much comes down to the end," Portland guard Damon Stoudamire said. "They seem to be about as big a challenge as we face every year. They execute so well and have great shooters."

Brandon scored 13 points and Garnett nine in the first half as the Wolves built a 47-39 lead. Garnett's dunk capped a 10-0 run that opened the third quarter and widened the lead to 18 points with 9:17 left.

The Blazers immediately responded with 18 consecutive points. Wells scored seven and Wallace six before a layup by Stoudamire pulled Portland into a 57-57 tie with 5:14 to go in the period.

Back came Minnesota. Ellis hit a jumper and dunked before a layup by Anthony Peeler made it 63-57 with 3:28 to play. The Wolves never trailed thereafter, taking a 73-67 lead into the final period.

"We made some good runs at them," Dunleavy said. "We erased a big deficit in the second half. We used up a lot of energy and at the end of a road trip it's a tough place to play."

Minnesota's reserves outscored Portland's, 33-32. Both teams had bench players in the starting lineup, as Peeler started for guard Chauncey Billups and Dale Davis started for center Arvydas Sabonis.

"Over the past six games, we've had great play and great energy defensively," Saunders said.

Wally Szczerbiak scored 10 points for the Wolves, who shot 52 percent (41-of-79).

Anthony scored 13 points off the bench and Davis added 12 and nine boards for Portland, which shot 39 percent (32-of-83).

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