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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     LA LAKERS        17   22   21   10    70   
     CLEVELAND        17   26   24   22    89      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   LAL - KOBE BRYANT 15, SAMAKI WALKER 14, DEVEAN
                      GEORGE 12
                CLE - RICKY DAVIS 24, ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS 23, 
                      DARIUS MILES 13

HIGH REBOUND:   LAL - KOBE BRYANT 13, DEVEAN GEORGE 10, ROBERT
                      HORRY 8
                CLE - TYRONE HILL 17, ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS 8, 
                      JUMAINE JONES 7

HIGH ASSISTS:   LAL - KOBE BRYANT 9, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3
                CLE - ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS 5, DARIUS MILES 4, 
                      TWO PLAYERS WITH 3

         ATT:   19,833

Box Score

LA LAKERS (70) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D George 35 6-18 0-0 3-10 0 4 12 R Horry 32 1-7 0-0 4-8 3 1 2 S Walker 33 5-12 4-4 3-7 2 4 14 D Fisher 27 2-4 0-2 0-2 3 1 5 K Bryant 41 5-13 4-4 3-13 9 2 15 S Samake 7 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 T Murray 10 1-6 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 S Medvedenko 19 4-11 2-2 1-1 0 0 10 B Shaw 16 2-7 0-0 0-2 3 1 6 J Pargo 12 0-3 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 K Rush 8 1-4 0-0 0-0 2 1 2 R Fox DNP - SUSPENDED BY LEAGUE _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-88 10-12 15-47 22 17 70 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.318, FT-.833. 3-Point Goals: 4-20, .200 (D George 0-3, R Horry 0-2, D Fisher 1-2, K Bryant 1-1, T Murray 0-4, S Medvedenko 0-1, B Shaw 2-4, J Pargo 0-1, K Rush 0-2). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:3 (S Walker, B Shaw, S Samake). Turnovers:17 (K Bryant 5, R Horry 4, T Murray 3, S Walker, B Shaw, D George, S Medvedenko, J Pargo). Steals: 9 (R Horry 3, K Bryant 2, J Pargo 2, T Murray, D Fisher). CLEVELAND (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Miles 41 6-11 1-5 1-6 4 3 13 T Hill 37 5-10 0-0 2-17 2 3 10 Z Ilgauskas 32 10-20 3-6 2-8 5 0 23 M Palacio 24 4-7 2-2 2-2 3 3 10 R Davis 38 8-18 8-11 1-1 3 1 24 B Coles 25 2-5 1-1 0-3 2 2 7 D Diop 7 0-2 0-0 1-4 0 2 0 J Jones 24 1-6 0-0 2-7 1 1 2 C Boozer 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 W Parker 3 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 M Stewart 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 C Mihm DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-81 15-25 11-49 21 17 89 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.444, FT-.600. 3-Point Goals: 2-6, .333 (R Davis 0-1, B Coles 2-4, J Jones 0-1). Team Rebounds: 12. Blocked Shots:10 (Z Ilgauskas 4, T Hill 2, D Miles 2, M Stewart, R Davis). Turnovers:15 (Z Ilgauskas 5, M Palacio 3, W Parker 2, T Hill, C Boozer, R Davis, J Jones, B Coles). Steals: 10 (R Davis 3, T Hill 2, J Jones 2, D Miles 2, Z Ilgauskas). ------------------------------------------- LA LAKERS 17 22 21 10 - 70 CLEVELAND 17 26 24 22 - 89 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: La Lakers - 1 (Defensive Three, 7:16 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,833. T: 2:04.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The triple threat of the Cleveland Cavaliers shut down the Los Angeles Lakers and their triple-double man. Zydrunas Ilgauskas dominated inside and Ricky Davis and Darius Miles ran wild as the Cavaliers raced to a stunning 89-70 victory over the Lakers, who were held to the lowest total in franchise history. The 7-3 Ilgauskas took advantage of the absence of injured Lakers superstar Shaquille O'Neal and scored 23 points on 10-of-20 shooting. He controlled the low post, beating double-teams with fadeaway shots or smart passes as he added five assists. When Ilgauskas sat down, Davis and Miles picked up the tempo and attacked the Lakers with an assortment of high-flying moves. Davis scored 24 points and Miles added 13, at times setting up each other for acrobatic dunks. "We're playing the game, trying to sell tickets," Miles said. Lakers superstar guard Kobe Bryant came in with consecutive triple-doubles, the first Laker to do that since Magic Johnson 11 years ago. He nearly had another with 15 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists but was unable to spark a dormant offense. "We really stayed on Kobe," Cavs coach John Lucas said. "It's tough to score when you have five people on the court and 12,000 in the stands guarding you. He's coming off two triple-doubles, but I knew if we pressured him, we'd be able to break their rhythm, which they rely heavily on." Since the advent of the shot clock in 1954, the Lakers had been held to 74 points on three occasions, most recently on November 11, 2000 at Houston. Los Angeles shot just 32 percent (28-of-88) from the field, including 4-of-20 from 3-point range. "Well, that was one of those nights that you want to forget about it," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "It looked like we were still on our bedtime back on the West Coast the way we played this one. Give Cleveland some credit." "We beat a tired Laker team," Lucas conceded. Bryant played 41 minutes, making 5-of-13 shots and committing five turnovers. He was scoreless in the fourth quarter. "I felt great. I don't know about my teammates," he said. "Kobe was disappointed with his team," Miles said. Cleveland ended a six-game losing streak in the series. It improved to 2-2, with victories over both LA teams. After a slow start, Ilgauskas took charge in the second quarter, scoring 14 points to help the Cavaliers to a 43-39 halftime lead. Multiple foot fractures have forced the Cavs to limit Ilgauskas' minutes, and he took a seat midway through the third quarter. Shortly after his departure, Miles threw an alley-oop pass to Davis, who hammered it home for a 55-49 lead with 4:50 left. Davis began lifting his arms to fire up the Gund Arena crowd of 19,833. Bryant responded with two free throws, but Cleveland began a 12-4 burst featuring a pair of hoops by Miles to take a 67-55 lead. "We need the crowd," Davis said. "We need all the support we can get. They've been yelling (that) they want us to play. We want them to get in the game." "We've got nothing to lose (by doing that)," Miles said. "I feed off the crowd. If I get the crowd behind me, I can do miracles." The Lakers closed to 67-60 entering the fourth quarter, but a steal and three-point play by Davis and a 3-pointer by Bimbo Coles began a 14-2 spurt. Ilgauskas had a free throw, beat a double-team with a jumper and dropped a beautiful pass to Davis for a layup and an 81-62 lead with 6:48 to go. "I know we'll struggle from time to time, but our young energy and pressure makes a big difference," Lucas said. Los Angeles' transition defense disappeared as Davis had a reverse dunk and Miles added a jam on the fast break, giving Cleveland its largest lead at 88-66 with 2:53 left. Tyrone Hill had 10 points and 17 rebounds and Milt Palacio scored 10 points for the Cavs, who shot 44 percent (36-of-81). Samaki Walker scored 14 points and Devean George added 12 for the Lakers, who again were without suspended forward Rick Fox. "We beat half of the Lakers team tonight," Lucas said. "We didn't beat all the Lakers."


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