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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA LAKERS 19 23 19 22 83 MINNESOTA 31 23 15 27 96 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAL - KOBE BRYANT 24, MARK MADSEN 15, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 21, WALLY SZCZERBIAK 19, TERRELL BRANDON 19

HIGH REBOUND: LAL - KOBE BRYANT 9, MARK MADSEN 8 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 10, LAPHONSO ELLIS 10

HIGH ASSISTS: LAL - KOBE BRYANT 5, ROBERT HORRY 5 MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 7, KEVIN GARNETT 6

ATT: 19,006


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (83) AT MINNESOTA (96)

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

FOX F 21 1-6 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 2 HORRY F 36 3-9 0-0 1 5 6 5 5 1 2 8 FOSTER C 18 2-3 0-2 1 2 3 0 3 1 3 4 BRYANT G 42 6-17 11-12 3 6 9 5 2 0 3 24 HARPER G 30 2-8 2-2 1 4 5 3 3 2 1 6 MADSEN 33 6-7 3-4 6 2 8 0 4 0 1 15 LUE 16 3-7 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 8 SHAW 18 3-8 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 7 GEORGE 18 3-8 0-2 1 3 4 0 1 1 1 7 RIDER 8 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 2 2 0 2 2 GRANT DNP - SORE LEFT KNEE ONEAL DNP - SORE RIGHT FOOT

TOTALS 240 30-77 18-24 16 27 43 17 23 7 17 83 (.390) (.750) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 17(21 PTS)

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

SZCZERBIAK F 35 7-12 5-5 1 4 5 3 2 0 3 19 K GARNETT F 39 8-17 4-6 3 7 10 6 3 1 2 21 NESTEROVIC C 12 2-4 0-0 2 3 5 2 2 0 2 4 BRANDON G 41 7-19 5-6 2 5 7 7 2 4 4 19 PEELER G 33 4-8 0-0 1 0 1 4 3 3 0 8 D GARRETT 6 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ELLIS 31 5-10 4-5 5 5 10 2 4 2 0 14 SLATER 7 2-4 0-2 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 4 DAY 16 0-6 0-0 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 BILLUPS 7 3-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 MITCHELL 13 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 AVERY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-85 18-24 18 25 43 27 21 11 12 96 (.447) (.750) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 13(15 PTS)

LA LAKERS 19 23 19 22 - 83 MINNESOTA 31 23 15 27 - 96

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - BRYANT 3, HORRY, HARPER, GEORGE. MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 3, D GARRETT 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 5-13 (.385), FOX 0-2, HORRY 2-2, BRYANT 1-1, HARPER 0-2, SHAW 1-3, GEORGE 1-2, RIDER 0-1. MINNESOTA 2-10 (.200), K GARNETT 1-2, BRANDON 0-2, PEELER 0-2, ELLIS 0-1, DAY 0-2, BILLUPS 1-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DON VADEN, LEON WOOD, TOM WASHINGTON. A - 19,006. T - 2:17.


Box Score

LA LAKERS (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Fox 21 1-6 0-0 1-3 1 2 2 Horry 36 3-9 0-0 1-6 5 5 8 Foster 18 2-3 0-2 1-3 0 3 4 Bryant 42 6-17 11-12 3-9 5 2 24 Harper 30 2-8 2-2 1-5 3 3 6 Madsen 33 6-7 3-4 6-8 0 4 15 Lue 16 3-7 2-2 0-1 0 0 8 Shaw 18 3-8 0-0 1-2 1 1 7 George 18 3-8 0-2 1-4 0 1 7 Rider 8 1-4 0-0 1-2 2 2 2 Grant DNP - sore left knee Oneal DNP - sore right foot _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-77 18-24 16-43 17 23 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.390, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 5-13, .385 (Fox 0-2, Horry 2-2, Bryant 1-1, Harper 0-2, Shaw 1-3, George 1-2, Rider 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 6 (Bryant 3, Horry, Harper, George). Turnovers: 17 (Bryant 3, Foster 3, Horry 2, Lue 2, Rider 2, Fox, George, Harper, Madsen, Shaw). Steals: 7 (Harper 2, Foster, Fox, George, Horry, Shaw).

MINNESOTA (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Szczerbiak 35 7-12 5-5 1-5 3 2 19 K Garnett 39 8-17 4-6 3-10 6 3 21 Nesterovic 12 2-4 0-0 2-5 2 2 4 Brandon 41 7-19 5-6 2-7 7 2 19 Peeler 33 4-8 0-0 1-1 4 3 8 D Garrett 6 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Ellis 31 5-10 4-5 5-10 2 4 14 Slater 7 2-4 0-2 1-1 0 2 4 Day 16 0-6 0-0 2-3 1 1 0 Billups 7 3-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 7 Mitchell 13 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Avery DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-85 18-24 18-43 27 21 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.447, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (K Garnett 1-2, Brandon 0-2, Peeler 0-2, Ellis 0-1, Day 0-2, Billups 1-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 5 (K Garnett 3, D Garrett 2). Turnovers: 13 (Brandon 4, Szczerbiak 3, K Garnett 2, Nesterovic 2, Slater). Steals: 11 (Brandon 4, Peeler 3, Ellis 2, Billups, K Garnett). ____________________________________________ La Lakers 19 23 19 22 - 83 Minnesota 31 23 15 27 - 96 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,006. T: 2:17. Officials: Don Vaden, Leon Wood, Tom Washington.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Kobe Bryant and the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers don't just miss Shaquille O'Neal, they look like a middle-of-the-pack team without him.

Bryant and the Lakers looked vulnerable in a 96-83 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who cruised to their franchise-record eighth straight win behind 21 points and 10 rebounds by Kevin Garnett.

Having lost the last seven meetings and 17 of 19 with Los Angeles, Garnett and the Timberwolves roared to a 31-19 lead after 12 minutes and toyed with the NBA champions thereafter.

"They've beaten us down a couple of times and it feels good to get their monkey off our back," Garnett said. "We were a little more aggressive going to the basket. You know Shaq's not in there, so no one can block shots. Shaq not oly gives them the element of toughness, but also intimidator, which set them back tonight."

Bryant's well-chronicled feud with O'Neal concerning who should be the primary offensive option for the Lakers has fallen by the wayside. While O'Neal recovers from his ailing right foot, Los Angeles has lost two of three games and looks disorganized and at times disinterested.

"We really didn't have that inside presence we're used to," Los Angeles forward Robert Horry said. "It is difficult. We just have to try to maintain."

"With Shaq out, we have to have a lot of guys step up," Lakers rookie forward Mark Madsen said. "Guys are having to play more minutes and we're just trying to hold down the ship until he gets better. Everything in our offense goes through him. He's our leader and we need him to get healthy."

Bryant scored 24 points on 6-of-17 shooting in 42 lackluster minutes and got little help from O'Neal's replacement in the starting lineup, Greg Foster, who mustered just four points and three rebounds in 18 minutes.

"They trapped Kobe and were able to run off of it," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "Kobe went a little too hard in the first half and got himself in trouble."

The Timberwolves had not beaten the Lakers since February 11, 1999.

Madsen had a season-high 15 points and eight rebounds but was the only Laker other than Bryant to score in double figures. Los Angeles shot 39 percent (30-of-77), yielded 21 points off turnovers and was beaten on the offensive glass, 18-16.

The Lakers' 16 losses are one more than they suffered all of last season.

"Last year was last year," Jackson said. "All we're worried about is April 19 when the playoffs start. All we're trying to do is get through the season. I don't worry about injuries. That is out of my hands."

Wally Szczerbiak scored 19 points and Terrell Brandon added 19, seven rebounds and seven assists for Minnesota, which broke the previous club mark for consecutive wins established from January 9-21, 1998.

"We knew they were undermanned," Szczerbiak said. "We knew they played last night and we knew if we came out and really ran on their misses we would get some easy baskets."

Minnesota outscored the Lakers, 19-6, on the break.

LaPhonso Ellis had 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Timberwolves, who outscored the Lakers, 50-32, in the paint -- a rarity when O'Neal is manning the middle.

Los Angeles was further hampered by the absence of power forward Horace Grant, who sat out with a sore left knee. Grant had 19 points and 14 rebounds in Tuesday's victory at Cleveland.

Garnett handed out six assists and blocked three shots while hitting 8-of-17 shots and serving as the dominant force along the interior. He scored 10 points in the first 12 minutes, while the Lakers went 7-of-22 from the floor.

Los Angeles did manage to avoid being run out the building after the first quarter and even crawled within 69-61 entering the final period. But Brandon and Garnett combined to hit three free throws and Ellis hit a four-footer as the Wolves pulled away.

"To not have to defend Shaq is a definite advantage," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "But every team is one injury away from being average."

The Lakers watched their early 5-3 lead evaporate when Garnett began his first-quarter onslaught. He sandwiched a layup and a 3-pointer around a 16-footer by Brandon as Minnesota took the lead for good midway through the period.

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