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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MINNESOTA 28 19 27 38 112 SAN ANTONIO 23 33 15 17 88 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 30, ANTHONY PEELER 17, WALLY SZCZERBIAK 14 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 25, DAVID ROBINSON 13, TERRY PORTER 12

HIGH REBOUND: MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 11, RASHO NESTEROVIC 11 SAS - DAVID ROBINSON 9, TIM DUNCAN 6

HIGH ASSISTS: MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 5, CHAUNCEY BILLUPS 5 SAS - ANTONIO DANIELS 6, TIM DUNCAN 5

ATT: 34,735


Extended Box

MINNESOTA (112) AT SAN ANTONIO (88)

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

GARNETT F 41 13-21 2-2 4 7 11 5 2 1 4 30 SMITH F 20 2-6 0-0 2 1 3 2 4 0 2 4 NESTEROVIC C 40 6-12 0-0 4 7 11 0 3 0 3 12 BILLUPS G 30 6-12 0-0 1 3 4 5 1 1 2 12 SZCZERBIAK G 32 3-9 6-6 0 2 2 4 2 1 2 14 JACKSON 21 4-6 3-3 3 2 5 0 5 1 2 11 PEELER 29 7-9 1-1 2 2 4 3 3 1 1 17 WOODS 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 AVERY 18 2-5 3-3 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 7 LOPEZ 2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 MITCHELL 2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 TRENT DNP - STRAINED LEFT HAMSTRING

TOTALS 240 45-83 15-15 16 25 41 23 24 6 17 112 (.542) (1.000) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 17(13 PTS)

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

DUNCAN F 39 10-20 5-6 2 4 6 5 2 0 3 25 S SMITH F 28 1-8 2-2 0 2 2 0 2 2 2 4 ROBINSON C 37 6-11 1-2 1 8 9 1 3 1 2 13 T PARKER G 25 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 4 2 C SMITH G 14 3-4 0-1 0 1 1 0 1 0 5 6 DANIELS 34 2-5 4-4 0 1 1 6 2 1 3 8 PORTER 23 4-4 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 12 FERRY 18 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 6 ROSE 16 3-9 4-4 1 2 3 0 3 2 1 10 C PARKS 2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 BRYANT 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 S JACKSON 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 33-70 16-19 4 21 25 18 17 6 22 88 (.471) (.842) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 22(30 PTS)

MINNESOTA 28 19 27 38 - 112 SAN ANTONIO 23 33 15 17 - 88

BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - NESTEROVIC 7, SMITH, GARNETT. SAN ANTONIO - DANIELS, DUNCAN, ROBINSON, FERRY, C SMITH. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 7-12 (.583), GARNETT 2-2, BILLUPS 0-1, SZCZERBIAK 2-3, PEELER 2-2, AVERY 0-3, LOPEZ 1-1. SAN ANTONIO 6-13 (.462), S SMITH 0-3, T PARKER 0-1, DANIELS 0-2, PORTER 4-4, FERRY 2-2, S JACKSON 0-1. TECHNICALS: MINNESOTA - DEFENSIVE THREE. OFFICIALS: BLANE REICHELT, HUE HOLLINS, RODNEY MOTT. A - 34,735. T - 2:09.


Box Score

MINNESOTA (112) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Garnett 41 13-21 2-2 4-11 5 2 30 Smith 20 2-6 0-0 2-3 2 4 4 Nesterovic 40 6-12 0-0 4-11 0 3 12 Billups 30 6-12 0-0 1-4 5 1 12 Szczerbiak 32 3-9 6-6 0-2 4 2 14 Jackson 21 4-6 3-3 3-5 0 5 11 Peeler 29 7-9 1-1 2-4 3 3 17 Woods 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Avery 18 2-5 3-3 0-1 4 1 7 Lopez 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 Mitchell 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Trent DNP - strained left hamstring _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 45-83 15-15 16-41 23 24 112 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.542, FT-1.000. 3-Point Goals: 7-12, .583 (Garnett 2-2, Billups 0-1, Szczerbiak 2-3, Peeler 2-2, Avery 0-3, Lopez 1-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 9 (Nesterovic 7, Smith, Garnett). Turnovers: 17 (Garnett 4, Nesterovic 3, Billups 2, Jackson 2, Smith 2, Szczerbiak 2, Lopez, Peeler). Steals: 6 (Avery, Billups, Garnett, Jackson, Peeler, Szczerbiak).

SAN ANTONIO (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 39 10-20 5-6 2-6 5 2 25 S Smith 28 1-8 2-2 0-2 0 2 4 Robinson 37 6-11 1-2 1-9 1 3 13 T Parker 25 1-3 0-0 0-1 2 1 2 C Smith 14 3-4 0-1 0-1 0 1 6 Daniels 34 2-5 4-4 0-1 6 2 8 Porter 23 4-4 0-0 0-1 3 1 12 Ferry 18 2-3 0-0 0-1 1 2 6 Rose 16 3-9 4-4 1-3 0 3 10 C Parks 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Bryant 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 S Jackson 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-70 16-19 4-25 18 17 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.471, FT-.842. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (S Smith 0-3, T Parker 0-1, Daniels 0-2, Porter 4-4, Ferry 2-2, S Jackson 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (Daniels, Duncan, Robinson, Ferry, C Smith). Turnovers: 22 (C Smith 5, T Parker 4, Daniels 3, Duncan 3, Porter 2, Robinson 2, S Smith 2, Rose). Steals: 6 (Rose 2, S Smith 2, Daniels, Robinson). ____________________________________________ Minnesota 28 19 27 38 - 112 San Antonio 23 33 15 17 - 88 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Minnesota 1 (Defensive Three, 5:57 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 34,735. T: 2:09. Officials: Blane Reichelt, Hue Hollins, Rodney Mott.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- In his first game with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Marc Jackson fit in perfectly with an already talented frontcourt.

Kevin Garnett had 30 points and 11 rebounds and Jackson scored seven of his 11 in the final six minutes as the Minnesota Timberwolves dominated the fourth quarter en route to a 112-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Jackson was acquired in a deal with the Golden State Warriors on Thursday and joined perennial All-Star Garnett, Joe Smith and Rasho Nesterovic in one of the better frontcourts in the league. After scoring just four points in 12 minutes through the first three quarters, the second-year center proved his worth.

The Timberwolves rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit and had an 82-80 lead with 8:52 remaining when William Avery scored five straight points to spark a 19-4 run.

Jackson completed a three-point play, sank a 10-foot jumper and sank a pair of free throws during the burst, which gave Minnesota a 103-94 cushion with less than three minutes left.

"I was just going through the flow," he said. "They were telling me what to do pretty much on each play. I'm just trying to do my best, trying to contribute as much as possible. I know what I can do and when I get back in rhythm. You'll see what I can do."

Jackson made 4-of-6 shots from the floor and grabbed five rebounds in 21 minutes.

"Marc is perfect for a team like this," Minnesota guard Wally Szczerbiak said. "I've never heard anyone talk more on offense or defense, he communicates with his teammates all the time.

"He's not built for a bunch of clowns they got over there in Golden State. He's more of a guy that needs to play with players who know how to play basketball."

The Timberwolves scored 38 points in the final 12 minutes while the Spurs managed just 32 points in the entire second half.

Szczerbiak scored 14 points and Nesterovic had 12, 11 rebounds and seven blocks as Minnesota improved to 2-1 on a four-game road trip.

Reserve Anthony Peeler scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting for the Timberwolves, who shot 54 percent (45-of-83) from the floor, including 7-of-12 from 3-point range, and made all 15 foul shots.

Minnesota pulled down 41 rebounds while San Antonio was held to 25, including 21 on the defensive end, both season lows.

The Timberowlves grabbed 16 offensive rebounds, leading to 24 second-chance points. They also scored 30 points off the Spurs' season-high 22 turnovers.

"It'd tough to win when you give up 30 points off 22 turnovers," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "Also, the second-chance points killed us. It was pretty ridiculous. We dug ourselves a huge hole and it was a hole we didn't come out of."

Tim Duncan scored 25 points and David Robinson had 10 of his 12 in the first half for San Antonio, which had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Duncan scored 16 points and the Spurs shot 62 percent (23-of-37) in the opening 24 minutes, building a 56-47 halftime advantage.

But the Timberwolves scored 22 of the first 26 points in the third quarter. Nesterovic scored eight points and Garnett and Szczerbiak added five apiece.

Garnett's 3-pointer gave Minnesota a 61-58 lead with 6:17 left. Chauncey Billups, who scored 12 points, capped the burst with a layup for a 69-60 cushion 2 1/2 minutes later.

Duncan responded with nine consecutive points to tie it, 69-69, with 55 seconds to go. After a dunk by Smith, Antonio Daniels sank a pair of free throws to forge a 71-71 tie with just six seconds to go.

But Garnett beat the buzzer with his second 3-pointer to give the Timberwolves the lead for good.

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