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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- LA LAKERS 29 15 30 30 9 113 NEW JERSEY 23 14 34 33 6 110 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: LAL - KOBE BRYANT 38, SHAQUILLE ONEAL 32, RICK FOX 13 NJN - STEPHON MARBURY 50, KEITH VAN HORN 20, LUCIOUS HARRIS 14

HIGH REBOUND: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8 NJN - JAMIE FEICK 13, KEITH VAN HORN 8

HIGH ASSISTS: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 6, RICK FOX 6 NJN - STEPHON MARBURY 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 20,049


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (113) AT NEW JERSEY (110) - FINAL IN OT

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

FOX F 34 5-10 1-1 4 2 6 6 3 2 2 13 GRANT F 38 4-8 4-4 3 5 8 3 4 1 0 12 ONEAL C 43 10-18 12-24 4 10 14 6 4 0 2 32 BRYANT G 49 14-25 8-10 4 4 8 5 5 1 3 38 HARPER G 32 3-7 0-0 0 3 3 2 2 1 2 7 FOSTER 6 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 MADSEN 7 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 LUE 8 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 2 RIDER 13 1-7 0-0 1 1 2 3 1 0 1 2 HORRY 22 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 2 4 1 1 5 SHAW 13 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 GEORGE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 41-86 25-39 17 28 45 30 28 6 14 113 (.477) (.641) TEAM REBS: 19 TOTAL TO: 15(20 PTS)

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

K MARTIN F 35 4-10 2-2 0 2 2 3 6 0 4 10 VAN HORN F 44 8-17 2-2 4 4 8 1 2 2 1 20 ESCHMEYER C 15 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 5 0 1 0 HARRIS G 39 6-11 0-0 0 4 4 3 2 2 0 14 S MARBURY G 47 17-29 12-16 2 1 3 12 4 0 5 50 WILLIAMS 19 1-2 3-7 2 0 2 1 5 1 0 5 NEWMAN 24 1-6 5-5 0 2 2 0 3 1 2 7 FEICK 30 2-6 0-0 2 11 13 0 5 0 0 4 DOUGLAS 6 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 JACKSON 6 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SAMAKE DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEPANIA DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 39-85 24-32 11 26 37 21 32 6 13 110 (.459) (.750) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 14(12 PTS)

LA LAKERS 29 15 30 30 9 - 113 NEW JERSEY 23 14 34 33 6 - 110

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - ONEAL 5, GRANT 2, BRYANT, HORRY. NEW JERSEY - WILLIAMS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 6-22 (.273), FOX 2-6, BRYANT 2-5, HARPER 1-4, LUE 0-1, RIDER 0-1, HORRY 1-3, SHAW 0-2. NEW JERSEY 8-17 (.471), VAN HORN 2-3, HARRIS 2-3, S MARBURY 4-8, NEWMAN 0-2, JACKSON 0-1. TECHNICALS: LA LAKERS - HEAD COACH JACKSON. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, TOM WASHINGTON, JIM KINSEY. A - 20,049. T - 2:41.


Box Score

LA LAKERS (113) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Fox 34 5-10 1-1 4-6 6 3 13 Grant 38 4-8 4-4 3-8 3 4 12 Oneal 43 10-18 12-24 4-14 6 4 32 Bryant 49 14-25 8-10 4-8 5 5 38 Harper 32 3-7 0-0 0-3 2 2 7 Foster 6 1-1 0-0 1-1 1 1 2 Madsen 7 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Lue 8 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 2 Rider 13 1-7 0-0 1-2 3 1 2 Horry 22 2-6 0-0 0-2 2 4 5 Shaw 13 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 George DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 41-86 25-39 17-45 30 28 113 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.477, FT-.641. 3-Point Goals: 6-22, .273 (Fox 2-6, Bryant 2-5, Harper 1-4, Lue 0-1, Rider 0-1, Horry 1-3, Shaw 0-2). Team rebounds: 19. Blocked shots: 9 (Oneal 5, Grant 2, Bryant, Horry). Turnovers: 15 (Bryant 3, Fox 2, Harper 2, Oneal 2, Foster, Horry, Lue, Rider, Shaw). Steals: 6 (Fox 2, Bryant, Grant, Harper, Horry).

NEW JERSEY (110) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Martin 35 4-10 2-2 0-2 3 6 10 Van Horn 44 8-17 2-2 4-8 1 2 20 Eschmeyer 15 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 5 0 Harris 39 6-11 0-0 0-4 3 2 14 S Marbury 47 17-29 12-16 2-3 12 4 50 Williams 19 1-2 3-7 2-2 1 5 5 Newman 24 1-6 5-5 0-2 0 3 7 Feick 30 2-6 0-0 2-13 0 5 4 Douglas 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Jackson 6 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Samake DNP - coach's decision Stepania DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 39-85 24-32 11-37 21 32 110 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.459, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 8-17, .471 (Van Horn 2-3, Harris 2-3, S Marbury 4-8, Newman 0-2, Jackson 0-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 1 (Williams). Turnovers: 14 (S Marbury 5, K Martin 4, Newman 2, Eschmeyer, Van Horn). Steals: 6 (Harris 2, Van Horn 2, Newman, Williams). _________________________________________________ La Lakers 29 15 30 30 9 - 113 New Jersey 23 14 34 33 6 - 110 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Lakers 1 (Head Coach Jackson, 0:01 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,049. T: 2:41. Officials: Bernie Fryer, Tom Washington, Jim Kinsey.


Game Story

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Stephon Marbury and Kobe Bryant moved their All-Star duel from the MCI Center to the Continental Airlines Arena. This time, Bryant emerged the winner.

Marbury scored a career-high 50 points but missed a potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer as Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers escaped with a thrilling 113-110 overtime victory over the resilient New Jersey Nets.

Bryant scored 38 points and snapped a 110-110 tie when he drove the lane, drew a foul from Jamie Feick and made a layup with 4.8 seconds to play. He sank the ensuing free throw, leaving New Jersey with a final opportunity to forge a tie.

Marbury, who needed a 3-pointer to establish a franchise record, received the inbounds pass and pulled up from 30 feet. But his shot bounded off the rim and into Bryant's hands as the buzzer sounded.

"He gave us the opportunity to win the game," Nets coach Byron Scott said of Marbury. "There is nothing more you can ask of him. It's just the little-bitty things at the end that end up beating you."

Marbury answered a pair of clutch jumpers by Bryant with two huge 3-pointers in the final minute of Sunday's All-Star Game in Washington, lifting the Eastern Conference to a thrilling 111-110 triumph. On Tuesday, the duo again went head-to-head down the stretch but needed overtime to decide the victor.

"I was just trying to win," said Marbury, who was ill before, during and after the contest. "It doesn't matter if you're sick or have a stomachache, you still have to play."

Shaquille O'Neal returned from a six-game absence due to a strained right arch and had 32 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks, including one on Marbury in the game's final minute.

"That's what he does for us," Bryant said of O'Neal's defensive presence. "He's our last line of defense. If somebody slips in on penetration through the defense, Shaq is there to cancel it out and it demoralizes the other team."

"There is no way to get into basketball shape, unless you play basketball," O'Neal said. "We played a pretty good game but we lost a lead we should not have lost."

Bryant appeared to seal the Nets' fate in regulation when he answered a pair of free throws from Marbury by driving through two defenders and scoring on an acrobatic layup to give Los Angeles a 104-98 lead with 1:04 left.

Undaunted, Marbury dug into his long-range arsenal, connecting from 25 feet with 51 seconds remaining and turning a turnover by Tyronn Lue into another 3-pointer with 27 seconds left, forging a 104-104 tie.

"At the end of regulation, Marbury hit those two big threes in the last last four possessions to send that thing into overtime," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "That was a great effort. Marbury was almost impossible to stop."

Bryant missed an 18-footer on the Lakers' ensuing trip, ensuring the Nets of their first overtime of the season.

"I was just reading the defense, just seeing what they were going to do," Bryant said. "I felt like I had a pretty good look on it but I didn't quite get my footwork planted the way I wanted to and I just missed the shot."

Marbury scored 13 points during a 16-4 run to close regulation, becoming the first Net to score 50 points since Ray Williams had 52 on April 17, 1982. Williams and Mike Newlin (1979) share the team's single-game scoring record.

"Marbury hit a lot of shots," O'Neal said. "If he missed 10 of those shots, it is a totally different game. We know every team that we play will be playing above their heads. We were ready for that. We just let the lead slip away."

Marbury hit 17-of-29 shots, half his eight 3-pointers and 12-of-16 free throws while handing out a season-high 12 assists. But New Jersey was unable to complete its first four-game winning streak since last March.

"I can't say anything negative about this team," said Scott, who has scolded his team in the past. "They played their hearts out. We've just got to make sure we continue to play hard."

The Lakers kicked off a six-game road trip and have not lost in New Jersey since November 1993.

Bryant finished 14-of-25 from the floor, grabbed eight boards and handed out five assists for Los Angeles, which has won four in a row.

Keith Van Horn scored 20 points, Lucious Harris added 14 and rookie Kenyon Martin 10 for New Jersey, which shot 46 percent (39-of-85) and made a season-high 8-of-17 3-pointers.

"Stephon is not going to be able to get 50 points every night," Van Horn said. "We as a team, collectively, if we come out with the same effort every night, we can win a lot of games."

Rick Fox scored 13 points and Horace Grant added 12 for the Lakers, who shot 48 percent (41-of-86) and held a 45-37 rebounding advantage. O'Neal, Grant and Bryant combined to block nine shots for Los Angeles, while Aaron Williams had the lone block for New Jersey.

Playing before just their second home sellout crowd of the season, Marbury and the Nets looked eager to knock off the defending NBA champions.

Trailing 74-63 late in the third quarter, New Jersey closed the period with an 8-0 burst, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Marbury and Harris.

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