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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     MINNESOTA        30   23   18   27    98   
     GOLDEN STATE     22   29   25   31    107     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 22, KENDALL GILL 14, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 13
                GSW - EARL BOYKINS 28, ANTAWN JAMISON 23, 
                      GILBERT ARENAS 16

HIGH REBOUND:   MIN - RADOSLAV NESTEROVIC 7, KEVIN GARNETT 6, 
                      JOE SMITH 5
                GSW - ANTAWN JAMISON 11, GILBERT ARENAS 10, 
                      TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS:   MIN - ROD STRICKLAND 6, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3
                GSW - GILBERT ARENAS 9, EARL BOYKINS 8, ANTAWN
                      JAMISON 4

         ATT:   14,374

Box Score

MINNESOTA (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 40 8-12 5-5 1-6 3 4 22 J Smith 29 5-6 3-3 3-5 1 3 13 R Nesterovic 25 1-7 0-0 0-7 0 3 2 K Gill 19 6-9 0-0 0-2 1 5 14 R Strickland 28 3-6 4-4 0-1 6 1 10 W Szczerbiak 22 4-9 4-5 0-4 1 1 13 I Rakocevic 17 2-8 1-1 0-0 3 3 5 M Jackson 14 0-1 2-2 0-1 2 1 2 G Trent 16 3-6 0-0 1-3 3 1 6 A Peeler 30 3-8 3-4 2-3 1 3 11 T Hudson DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE L Woods DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-72 22-24 7-32 21 25 98 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.486, FT-.917. 3-Point Goals: 6-11, .545 (K Garnett 1-2, K Gill 2-4, W Szczerbiak 1-1, I Rakocevic 0-1, A Peeler 2-3). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots:4 (R Strickland, J Smith, K Garnett, R Nesterovic). Turnovers:20 (K Gill 5, R Strickland 4, G Trent 3, K Garnett 3, R Nesterovic 2, I Rakocevic 2, J Smith). Steals: 12 (K Gill 4, A Peeler 3, R Strickland 2, K Garnett 2, G Trent). GOLDEN STATE (107) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp T Murphy 13 3-5 0-0 1-4 1 4 6 A Jamison 48 8-18 5-6 4-11 4 1 23 E Dampier 32 6-7 2-4 3-6 0 3 14 J Richardson 21 3-10 2-2 2-3 1 4 9 G Arenas 44 7-18 2-2 5-10 9 2 16 A Foyle 21 1-2 0-0 2-6 0 4 2 B Sura 6 0-3 0-0 2-2 2 0 0 E Boykins 32 10-17 7-7 1-2 8 1 28 M Dunleavy 9 1-4 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 C Mills 14 3-9 0-0 2-4 1 2 7 D Fortson DNP - COACH'S DECISION J Welsch DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-93 18-21 22-49 26 22 107 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.452, FT-.857. 3-Point Goals: 5-17, .294 (A Jamison 2-3, J Richardson 1-3, G Arenas 0-2, E Boykins 1-3, M Dunleavy 0-2, C Mills 1-4). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:4 (E Dampier 3, A Foyle). Turnovers:15 (G Arenas 4, T Murphy 3, A Jamison 2, J Richardson 2, E Dampier, E Boykins, M Dunleavy, A Foyle). Steals: 7 (G Arenas 2, E Dampier, A Jamison, M Dunleavy, T Murphy, E Boykins). ------------------------------------------- MINNESOTA 30 23 18 27 - 98 GOLDEN STATE 22 29 25 31 - 107 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Minnesota - 1 (K Gill, 4:56 4th). Golden State - 3 (J Richardson, 4:21 2nd; B Sura 2 (ejected), 8:56 2nd; T Murphy, 6:47 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,374. T: 2:06. Officials: Scott Wall, Steve Javie, Tim Donaghy.


Extended Box

MINNESOTA (98) AT GOLDEN STATE (107) MINNESOTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === K GARNETT F 40 8-12 5-5 1 5 6 3 4 2 3 22 J SMITH F 29 5-6 3-3 3 2 5 1 3 0 1 13 R NESTEROVIC C 25 1-7 0-0 0 7 7 0 3 0 2 2 K GILL G 19 6-9 0-0 0 2 2 1 5 4 5 14 R STRICKLAND G 28 3-6 4-4 0 1 1 6 1 2 4 10 W SZCZERBIAK 22 4-9 4-5 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 13 I RAKOCEVIC 17 2-8 1-1 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 5 M JACKSON 14 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 2 G TRENT 16 3-6 0-0 1 2 3 3 1 1 3 6 A PEELER 30 3-8 3-4 2 1 3 1 3 3 0 11 T HUDSON DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE L WOODS DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 35-72 22-24 7 25 32 21 25 12 20 98 (.486) (.917) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 21 (24 PTS) GOLDEN STATE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === T MURPHY F 13 3-5 0-0 1 3 4 1 4 1 3 6 A JAMISON F 48 8-18 5-6 4 7 11 4 1 1 2 23 E DAMPIER C 32 6-7 2-4 3 3 6 0 3 1 1 14 J RICHARDSON G 21 3-10 2-2 2 1 3 1 4 0 2 9 G ARENAS G 44 7-18 2-2 5 5 10 9 2 2 4 16 A FOYLE 21 1-2 0-0 2 4 6 0 4 0 1 2 B SURA 6 0-3 0-0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 E BOYKINS 32 10-17 7-7 1 1 2 8 1 1 1 28 M DUNLEAVY 9 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 C MILLS 14 3-9 0-0 2 2 4 1 2 0 0 7 D FORTSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION J WELSCH DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 42-93 18-21 22 27 49 26 22 7 15 107 (.452) (.857) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 15 (20 PTS) MINNESOTA 30 23 18 27 - 98 GOLDEN STATE 22 29 25 31 - 107 BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - R STRICKLAND, J SMITH, K GARNETT, R NESTEROVIC. GOLDEN STATE - E DAMPIER 3, A FOYLE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 6-11 (.545), K GARNETT 1-2, K GILL 2- 4, W SZCZERBIAK 1-1, I RAKOCEVIC 0-1, A PEELER 2-3. GOLDEN STATE 5- 17 (.294), A JAMISON 2-3, J RICHARDSON 1-3, G ARENAS 0-2, E BOYKINS 1- 3, M DUNLEAVY 0-2, C MILLS 1-4. TECHNICAL FOULS: MINNESOTA - K GILL. GOLDEN STATE - J RICHARDSON, B SURA 2 (EJECTED), T MURPHY. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: SCOTT WALL, STEVE JAVIE, TIM DONAGHY. A - 14,374. T - 2:06.


Game Story

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves may never look at Earl Boykins the same way again. Boykins scored 20 of his career-high 28 points in the fourth quarter to spark the Golden State Warriors to a 107-98 triumph over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Although he stands just 5-5, Boykins has led a handful of comebacks since signing with the Warriors on November 27. He has sparked them to wins over Denver, New Orleans and Toronto and has topped 20 points four times as a Warrior. Boykins' latest heroics helped turn a 76-71 lead through three quarters into a 99-81 advantage with 4:09 remaining. To cap the surge, Boykins went around Kevin Garnett and penetrated before dishing to Chris Mills, whose open shot brought the crowd to its feet. "I just wanted to go out there and win the game," Boykins said. "Previous two times we played them they were able to beat us. I felt they played harder than we did and tonight I wanted to make sure we won this game tonight. It was a big game for us especially with the tough string of games we have coming up." "Man, that little guy played great," said Minnesota forward Wally Szcerbiak, who faced Boykins when he was at Miami of Ohio and Boykins was at Eastern Michigan. "What more can I say? You got to give him a lot of credit. He totally changed the tempo of the entire game, totally changed the whole game. We didn't know what the hell to do. We really had no idea." As the Warriors were putting together their decisive run, Boykins drove the lane for a layup, scored twice from the perimeter and floated a jumper over Minnesota's entire frontcourt - all in a span of two minutes. "He (Boykins) was getting right in the eye of the defense and he was really making them pay," Warriors forward Antawn Jamison said. "He wasn't trying to do too much. He's was playing his normal game and made some tough shots. So to say I was amazed or surprised about his efforts tonight, I can't really say that because the guy's been really level and playing that type of basketball basically the whole season." Boykins' extra incentive to beat the Wolves was based on his team's inability to get over the hump in two previous meetings. He had 20 points in Golden State's last meeting, a 102-95 loss at Minnesota on January 8. Boykins also doesn't care if he never starts a game or remains a reserve, just as long as he is there down the stretch. "I don't care who starts the game," he said. "I just want to be in there at the end. That's my whole goal. I don't care who starts the game. If I never start in my career, it won't bother me a bit. I just want to play at the end." Overall, Boykins shot 10-of-17 in 32 minutes. Jamison added 23 points for the Warriors (17-22), who won for the eighth time in 12 games. Since Golden State signed Boykins as a free agent, it is 13-12 overall and 9-5 at home. Garnett finished with 22 points but just two in the decisive fourth quarter. Boykins scored eight points in 13 minutes as the Warriors trailed 53-51 at halftime. But they had momentum on their side after rallying from an 11-point deficit early in the second quarter. It was there that Minnesota coach Flip Saunders felt his team lost control of the game and ultimately lost. "Too much Earl Boykins," Saunders said. "Even though he's only (5-5), he changed the whole tempo of the game when he came in in the first half. We lost the game in the first half. We shouldn't have put ourselves in that position. We were up eight to 10, they get a run the last minute and a half and now it's a two-point game." After Warriors reserve guard Bob Sura was ejected for staring down referee Steve Javie and kicking an advertisement into the scorers' table, Szczerbiak sank 1-of-2 free throws for a 37-26 lead with 8:56 to play. But Minnesota was never able to get its lead above 10 and was outscored 10-2 after Anthony Peeler's 3-pointer with 2:34 remaining. Boykins had two baskets during the spurt and assisted on Gilbert Arenas' layup with 15 seconds remaining. Golden State's momentum seemed to continue into the second half as rookie Mike Dunleavy's layup with 3:58 to go, gave them the lead for good at 68-66. Erick Dampier's dunk and Arenas' layup capped the quarter and gave the Warriors a 76-71 lead through 36 minutes. Arenas added 16 and Dampier chipped in 14 for the Warriors, who shot 45 percent (42-of-93) and outrebounded the Wolves 49-32. Kendall Gill added 14 and Joe Smith chipped in 13 for Minnesota, which failed to win three straight games for the first time this season.


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