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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     LA LAKERS        24   26   22   27    99   
     PHOENIX          17   22   24   27    90      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   LAL - KOBE BRYANT 40, SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 25, 
                      ROBERT HORRY 16
                PHO - STEPHON MARBURY 33, SHAWN MARION 18, JOE
                      JOHNSON 12

HIGH REBOUND:   LAL - SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 12, DEVEAN GEORGE 8, 
                      DEREK FISHER 6
                PHO - SHAWN MARION 11, BO OUTLAW 9, AMARE 
                      STOUDEMIRE 7

HIGH ASSISTS:   LAL - SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 6, KOBE BRYANT 4, DEREK
                      FISHER 4
                PHO - STEPHON MARBURY 10, SHAWN MARION 4, 
                      THREE PLAYERS WITH 1

         ATT:   18,437

Box Score

LA LAKERS (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Fox 27 3-5 0-0 0-3 2 1 7 S Walker 22 2-4 1-2 1-2 0 5 5 S O'Neal 40 11-17 3-7 4-12 6 5 25 D Fisher 39 2-7 1-2 0-6 4 2 5 K Bryant 46 15-29 10-11 1-5 4 3 40 D George 21 0-2 1-2 3-8 1 3 1 R Horry 29 5-12 6-6 1-5 1 2 16 B Shaw 12 0-4 0-0 0-1 2 1 0 S Medvedenko 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 M Madsen 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 T Murray DNP - COACH'S DECISION K Rush DNP - LEFT HAMSTRING STRAIN _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-80 22-30 10-42 20 26 99 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.475, FT-.733. 3-Point Goals: 1-11, .091 (R Fox 1-2, D Fisher 0-2, K Bryant 0-1, R Horry 0-5, B Shaw 0-1). Team Rebounds: 14. Blocked Shots:9 (S O'Neal 3, D George 2, K Bryant, D Fisher, S Walker, B Shaw). Turnovers:9 (K Bryant 4, R Horry 2, S O'Neal, D George, R Fox). Steals: 4 (S O'Neal, R Fox, R Horry, K Bryant). PHOENIX (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Marion 42 8-17 1-2 3-11 4 4 18 A Stoudemire 35 1-12 5-5 3-7 1 5 7 S Williams 30 4-6 2-2 1-6 1 5 10 S Marbury 44 12-21 7-10 1-4 10 3 33 J Johnson 43 5-15 1-2 1-4 0 2 12 B Outlaw 18 0-3 2-2 3-9 0 4 2 J Voskuhl 12 2-3 0-0 4-5 1 3 4 R Brown 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 C Jacobsen 11 2-5 0-3 1-1 0 0 4 D Langhi DNP - COACH'S DECISION A Ford DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-83 18-26 17-47 17 26 90 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.410, FT-.692. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (S Marion 1-3, S Marbury 2-4, J Johnson 1-4, C Jacobsen 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots:4 (S Marion 2, J Voskuhl, J Johnson). Turnovers:9 (S Marbury 5, J Johnson 3, J Voskuhl). Steals: 6 (S Marbury 2, S Marion 2, S Williams, J Johnson). ------------------------------------------- LA LAKERS 24 26 22 27 - 99 PHOENIX 17 22 24 27 - 90 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Phoenix - 2 (S Williams, 6:30 2nd; COACH Johnson, 3:31 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,437. T: 2:22. Officials: Courtney Kirkland, Jess Kersey, Joe Derosa.


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (99) AT PHOENIX (90) LA LAKERS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === R FOX F 27 3-5 0-0 0 3 3 2 1 1 1 7 S WALKER F 22 2-4 1-2 1 1 2 0 5 0 0 5 S O'NEAL C 40 11-17 3-7 4 8 12 6 5 1 1 25 D FISHER G 39 2-7 1-2 0 6 6 4 2 0 0 5 K BRYANT G 46 15-29 10-11 1 4 5 4 3 1 4 40 D GEORGE 21 0-2 1-2 3 5 8 1 3 0 1 1 R HORRY 29 5-12 6-6 1 4 5 1 2 1 2 16 B SHAW 12 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 S MEDVEDENKO 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 M MADSEN 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 T MURRAY DNP - COACH'S DECISION K RUSH DNP - LEFT HAMSTRING STRAIN TOTALS 240 38-80 22-30 10 32 42 20 26 4 9 99 (.475) (.733) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 10 (10 PTS) PHOENIX REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === S MARION F 42 8-17 1-2 3 8 11 4 4 2 0 18 A STOUDEMIRE F 35 1-12 5-5 3 4 7 1 5 0 0 7 S WILLIAMS C 30 4-6 2-2 1 5 6 1 5 1 0 10 S MARBURY G 44 12-21 7-10 1 3 4 10 3 2 5 33 J JOHNSON G 43 5-15 1-2 1 3 4 0 2 1 3 12 B OUTLAW 18 0-3 2-2 3 6 9 0 4 0 0 2 J VOSKUHL 12 2-3 0-0 4 1 5 1 3 0 1 4 R BROWN 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C JACOBSEN 11 2-5 0-3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 D LANGHI DNP - COACH'S DECISION A FORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 34-83 18-26 17 30 47 17 26 6 9 90 (.410) (.692) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 10 (15 PTS) LA LAKERS 24 26 22 27 - 99 PHOENIX 17 22 24 27 - 90 BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - S O'NEAL 3, D GEORGE 2, K BRYANT, D FISHER, S WALKER, B SHAW. PHOENIX - S MARION 2, J VOSKUHL, J JOHNSON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 1-11 (.091), R FOX 1-2, D FISHER 0-2, K BRYANT 0-1, R HORRY 0-5, B SHAW 0-1. PHOENIX 4-12 (.333), S MARION 1- 3, S MARBURY 2-4, J JOHNSON 1-4, C JACOBSEN 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: PHOENIX - S WILLIAMS, COACH JOHNSON. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: COURTNEY KIRKLAND, JESS KERSEY, JOE DEROSA. A - 18,437. T - 2:22.


Game Story

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Lakers kicked off a crucial stretch with a huge win on the road. Kobe Bryant scored 14 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter as the Lakers snapped a two-game slide with a 99-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns, who saw their 11-game home winning streak come to an end. It was Bryant's league-leading seventh 40-point game of the season. He made 15-of-29 shots from the field and also converted 10-of-11 free throws. Beginning a stretch in which they will play four of five games on the road with visits to Sacramento and Indiana, the Lakers took control early and opened a 43-26 advantage late in the first half. "We've been waiting for this road trip," Bryant said. "It's a tough road trip for us but we were looking forward to getting it started on the right foot." The Suns made several runs in the second half behind Stephon Marbury, who scored 14 of his 33 points in the final period and handed out 13 assists. Marbury hit back-to-back 3-pointers, pulling Phoenix within 84-79 with 4:24 left. "We played from behind," Marbury said. "Against a team like that, you definitely can't play from behind. They're too good. They have too many weapons." Bryant hit a fallaway jumper from the right wing with Joe Johnson in his face. After Marbury missed a layup, Shaquille O'Neal's jump hook made it 88-80. Bryant put away the contest with a one-handed slam that extended the Lakers' lead to 94-82 with 1:16 to go. "Marbury got going and became unstoppable for a period of time," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "We were fortunate that Kobe had a couple good answers." "Kobe was just brilliant with some of the shots he hit," Phoenix coach Frank Johnson added. "Joe and Shawn (Marion) were draped all over him at times and he made some tough shots." Bryant, however, still feels that the Lakers lack a killer instinct. "Every time they made a run we did a good job of sustaining that," Bryant said. "But nonetheless, we can do a much better job of extending the lead and not letting them get into a position to make a run and get our game in jeopardy." O'Neal finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who were coming off home losses to Golden State and New Jersey. "We got the ball inside, took it to the hole," O'Neal said. "We're starting to get it back. We're still in a hole." The Suns suffered their first home loss since December 7 and have dropped five of six overall. During the slide, they have been victimized by slow starts. "Maybe I should just start telling them that it's the second half of games - play the second half first," Frank Johnson said. "On not being ready, I certainly have to take blame for that because this is going on far too often." All-Star forward Marion scored 18 points for Phoenix. Hotshot rookie Amare Stoudemire made just 1-of-12 shots and was held to seven points. Robert Horry matched a season with 16 points off the bench for Los Angeles, which improved to just 6-15 on the road this season. "Hopefully, this is the start of something," O'Neal said. "We need to be more consistent. Sometimes, we play like last year. Sometimes, we play like garbage." After settling for a 50-39 halftime edge, the Lakers got their lead up to 61-45 on O'Neal's reverse layup with 8:17 left in the third quarter. The momentum turned when O'Neal picked up his fourth foul and had to go to the bench after lowering his shoulder into Phoenix's Scott Williams with 3:02 left in the third period. The Suns took advantage with a 10-2 spurt that extended into the fourth quarter and closed to 72-67 on Marbury's two foul shots with 10:34 to go. O'Neal returned with under 10 minutes remaining and immediately made his presence felt, scoring on a dunk and follow shot before Bryant's jumper made it 78-67 with 7:45 to play.


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