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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA LAKERS 21 27 25 22 95 ORLANDO 19 23 26 22 90 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 33, KOBE BRYANT 16, RICK FOX 15 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 29, MIKE MILLER 18, PAT GARRITY 9

HIGH REBOUND: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 17, HORACE GRANT 9 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 10, JOHN AMAECHI 7

HIGH ASSISTS: LAL - KOBE BRYANT 7, SHAQUILLE ONEAL 6 ORL - DARRELL ARMSTRONG 8, TRACY MCGRADY 5

ATT: 17,248


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (95) AT ORLANDO (90)

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

FOX F 34 6-13 0-0 2 5 7 3 3 2 1 15 GRANT F 29 5-8 0-0 1 8 9 0 0 2 0 10 ONEAL C 41 12-21 9-18 5 12 17 6 3 1 3 33 BRYANT G 37 5-17 6-7 1 1 2 7 5 1 3 16 FISHER G 29 2-3 0-0 0 3 3 3 4 2 2 5 SHAW 25 2-6 0-0 0 4 4 4 1 0 2 4 MADSEN 5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 LUE 18 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 4 HORRY 20 3-6 2-2 2 1 3 2 2 0 2 8 GEORGE 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FOSTER DNP - COACH'S DECISION RIDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-79 19-29 11 36 47 26 20 10 15 95 (.456) (.655) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 16(11 PTS)

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

MCGRADY F 43 13-24 3-3 3 7 10 5 1 2 5 29 OUTLAW F 25 0-1 0-0 0 6 6 2 1 3 2 0 DECLERCQ C 11 2-4 0-0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 4 ARMSTRONG G 39 2-14 4-4 0 4 4 8 2 1 3 8 MILLER G 35 7-14 1-2 1 3 4 2 0 0 1 18 DOLEAC 10 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 GARRITY 26 4-10 0-0 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 9 AMAECHI 16 3-6 0-0 2 5 7 1 3 0 0 6 ALEXANDER 10 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 4 WILLIAMS 14 1-4 0-0 2 3 5 1 3 2 2 2 REID 9 1-1 1-2 2 1 3 0 5 1 1 3 HUDSON 2 2-3 1-2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 5

TOTALS 240 37-87 12-15 13 33 46 21 30 9 15 90 (.425) (.800) TEAM REBS: 3 TOTAL TO: 15(13 PTS)

LA LAKERS 21 27 25 22 - 95 ORLANDO 19 23 26 22 - 90

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - ONEAL, FOX, GRANT. ORLANDO - MCGRADY 2, ARMSTRONG, MILLER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 4-7 (.571), FOX 3-3, BRYANT 0-1, FISHER 1-1, SHAW 0-1, HORRY 0-1. ORLANDO 4-21 (.190), MCGRADY 0-3, ARMSTRONG 0-6, MILLER 3-6, GARRITY 1-4, AMAECHI 0-1, ALEXANDER 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE DEROSA, MIKE CALLAHAN, DEREK RICHARDSON. A - 17,248. T - 2:29.


Box Score

LA LAKERS (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Fox 34 6-13 0-0 2-7 3 3 15 Grant 29 5-8 0-0 1-9 0 0 10 Oneal 41 12-21 9-18 5-17 6 3 33 Bryant 37 5-17 6-7 1-2 7 5 16 Fisher 29 2-3 0-0 0-3 3 4 5 Shaw 25 2-6 0-0 0-4 4 1 4 Madsen 5 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Lue 18 1-3 2-2 0-1 1 2 4 Horry 20 3-6 2-2 2-3 2 2 8 George 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Foster DNP - coach's decision Rider DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-79 19-29 11-47 26 20 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.456, FT-.655. 3-Point Goals: 4-7, .571 (Fox 3-3, Bryant 0-1, Fisher 1-1, Shaw 0-1, Horry 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 3 (Oneal, Fox, Grant). Turnovers: 16 (Bryant 3, Oneal 3, Fisher 2, Horry 2, Shaw 2, Fox, Lue, Madsen). Steals: 10 (Fisher 2, Fox 2, Grant 2, Lue 2, Bryant, Oneal).

ORLANDO (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mcgrady 43 13-24 3-3 3-10 5 1 29 Outlaw 25 0-1 0-0 0-6 2 1 0 Declercq 11 2-4 0-0 1-1 1 4 4 Armstrong 39 2-14 4-4 0-4 8 2 8 Miller 35 7-14 1-2 1-4 2 0 18 Doleac 10 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 5 2 Garrity 26 4-10 0-0 1-4 0 4 9 Amaechi 16 3-6 0-0 2-7 1 3 6 Alexander 10 1-3 2-2 0-1 0 1 4 Williams 14 1-4 0-0 2-5 1 3 2 Reid 9 1-1 1-2 2-3 0 5 3 Hudson 2 2-3 1-2 1-1 1 1 5 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-87 12-15 13-46 21 30 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.425, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 4-21, .190 (Mcgrady 0-3, Armstrong 0-6, Miller 3-6, Garrity 1-4, Amaechi 0-1, Alexander 0-1). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 4 (Mcgrady 2, Armstrong, Miller). Turnovers: 15 (Mcgrady 5, Armstrong 3, Outlaw 2, Williams 2, Alexander, Miller, Reid). Steals: 9 (Outlaw 3, Mcgrady 2, Williams 2, Armstrong, Reid). ____________________________________________ La Lakers 21 27 25 22 - 95 Orlando 19 23 26 22 - 90 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,248. T: 2:29. Officials: Joe Derosa, Mike Callahan, Derek Richardson.


Game Story

ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- Tracy McGrady sparked the Orlando Magic in his return, but Shaquille O'Neal burned his former team.

O'Neal had 33 points and 17 rebounds and Kobe Bryant found his shooting touch late to help the Lakers defeat McGrady and the Magic, 95-90, for their fourth straight win.

Los Angeles led by as many as 12 points in the third quarter before the Magic pulled within 75-74 on two free throws by Darrell Armstrong with 8:06 left.

But Bryant, who missed 10 of his first 13 shots, drained a jumper from the top of the key for an 84-80 advantage with 3:12 to play and converted an alley-oop slam on the next possession to extend the lead to 86-80 with 2:34 remaining.

O'Neal completed the decisive 7-0 run with a three-point play, which gave the Lakers a comfortable 89-80 cushion with 2:05 left. The Magic got no closer than four points and suffered their fifth straight loss to the Lakers.

"We're not playing with our heads," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "We're not doing the things that we need to do to carry that championship banner right now. I'm looking for more, and these guys responded with better defense."

Bryant scored 16 points on 5-of-17 shooting for the Lakers, who have won eight of 10 overall and improved to 3-0 on their five-game road trip as they continue to battle with five other teams for the top spot in the Western Conference playoffs.

"We are a pretty good team," O'Neal said. "We have given away nine or 10 games this season. Hopefully some teams in the West will have some slippage and we will be all right."

McGrady, returning from a two-game suspension for a fight with Sacramento's Bobby Jackson on Tuesday, made 13-of-24 shots, scored 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

The Magic suffered just their third loss in 14 home games.

Los Angeles entered the fourth quarter with a 73-68 lead before a dunk by Robert Horry extended the margin. John Amaechi scored four straight points and Armstrong's free throws cut the deficit to one.

The Lakers led by six at the half but built a 12-point advantage in the third as O'Neal scored four of his nine third-quarter points in an 8-0 run which gave them a 66-54 lead with just under six minutes left.

Orlando scored eight of the last 11 points of the third quarter, including four by Cory Alexander, to cut the Lakers' lead to five.

McGrady made an immediate impact in the first quarter as he scored nine points, including a spectacular one-handed dunk which led to a three-point play with 29 seconds left. Despite McGrady's quick start, the Lakers led 21-19 entering the second quarter.

"I thought in the first quarter that we were pushing the button way too early offensively," Orlando coach Doc Rivers said. "We were trying to hit home runs the entire game instead of just playing solid offensively."

O'Neal scored just three points in the first quarter but stepped up in the second against the team he led to the 1995 NBA Finals by going 5-of-7 from the field for 13 points and four rebounds. His dunk with 4:10 remaining gave Los Angeles a 39-30 advantage.

"It is always nice to play here," O'Neal said. "I think now this is just another game. If the guys were still here that I played with, then it would be more of a rivalry-type thing. It is hard for me to come back here and bash this team."

The Lakers shot 52 percent (11-of-21) in the second quarter and led 48-42 at the half.

Fox had 15 points and seven rebounds and former Magic Horace Grant added 10 and seven for Los Angeles, which shot 46 percent (36-of-79) and outscored Orlando, 50-38, in the paint. O'Neal dished out six of the Lakers' 26 assists.

Rookie Mike Miller was the only other Orlando player in double figures with 18 points. The Magic shot 43 percent (37-of-87), but were just 4-of-21 from 3-point range.

"I thought today we played really young," Rivers said. "As poorly as we played we could have won the basketball game."

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