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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     PHOENIX          23   29   25   20    97   
     MINNESOTA        32   30   19   18    99      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   PHO - STEPHON MARBURY 32, SHAWN MARION 19, 
                      AMARE STOUDEMIRE 13
                MIN - WALLY SZCZERBIAK 30, KEVIN GARNETT 24, 
                      RADOSLAV NESTEROVIC 22

HIGH REBOUND:   PHO - SHAWN MARION 11, DAN LANGHI 8, AMARE 
                      STOUDEMIRE 8
                MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 15, RADOSLAV NESTEROVIC 9,
                      WALLY SZCZERBIAK 6

HIGH ASSISTS:   PHO - STEPHON MARBURY 10, SHAWN MARION 4, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 3
                MIN - TROY HUDSON 9, WALLY SZCZERBIAK 8, KEVIN
                      GARNETT 6

         ATT:   15,771

Box Score

PHOENIX (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Marion 45 7-18 0-0 3-11 4 2 19 A Stoudemire 36 4-12 5-10 2-8 0 4 13 B Outlaw 10 2-3 0-0 1-1 0 3 4 J Johnson 26 2-7 2-2 0-0 1 0 7 S Marbury 42 13-19 5-6 1-6 10 2 32 T Gugliotta 14 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 4 C Jacobsen 26 1-5 0-2 0-3 3 2 2 J Voskuhl 12 2-3 1-2 2-4 0 3 5 D Langhi 23 4-9 1-2 1-8 3 2 9 R Brown 6 0-0 2-2 0-0 2 1 2 S Williams DNP - COACH'S DECISION A Ford DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-80 16-26 10-41 23 21 97 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.463, FT-.615. 3-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (S Marion 5-6, A Stoudemire 0-1, J Johnson 1-3, S Marbury 1-3, C Jacobsen 0-3, D Langhi 0-2). Team Rebounds: 16. Blocked Shots:2 (S Marion 2). Turnovers:15 (S Marion 3, J Johnson 3, A Stoudemire 3, B Outlaw, T Gugliotta, C Jacobsen, J Voskuhl, R Brown, S Marbury). Steals: 7 (T Gugliotta, S Marbury, S Marion, D Langhi, J Johnson, C Jacobsen, A Stoudemire). MINNESOTA (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp W Szczerbiak 40 10-19 7-8 1-6 8 2 30 K Garnett 39 11-19 2-4 3-15 6 5 24 R Nesterovic 36 11-17 0-0 5-9 1 3 22 A Peeler 25 0-3 0-0 0-0 5 0 0 T Hudson 39 5-14 1-1 1-1 9 2 11 K Gill 32 3-5 2-4 1-2 1 2 8 M Wilks 9 0-3 0-0 1-1 2 1 0 M Jackson 10 1-4 0-0 1-2 0 3 2 G Trent 10 1-4 0-0 0-0 2 2 2 J Smith DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE L Woods DNP - COACH'S DECISION I Rakocevic DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-88 12-17 13-36 34 20 99 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.477, FT-.706. 3-Point Goals: 3-15, .200 (W Szczerbiak 3-7, A Peeler 0-2, T Hudson 0-6). Team Rebounds: 11. Blocked Shots:6 (K Garnett 2, M Jackson 2, G Trent, R Nesterovic). Turnovers:13 (T Hudson 4, A Peeler 2, K Garnett 2, W Szczerbiak 2, K Gill, R Nesterovic, M Jackson). Steals: 5 (W Szczerbiak 2, K Gill, A Peeler, R Nesterovic). ------------------------------------------- PHOENIX 23 29 25 20 - 97 MINNESOTA 32 30 19 18 - 99 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Phoenix - 3 (COACH Johnson, 9:42 2nd; J Voskuhl, 1:07 3rd; COACH Johnson (ejected), 6:20 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,771. T: 2:10. Officials: Dan Crawford, Kevin Fehr, Luis Grillo.


Extended Box

PHOENIX (97) AT MINNESOTA (99) PHOENIX REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === S MARION F 45 7-18 0-0 3 8 11 4 2 1 3 19 A STOUDEMIRE F 36 4-12 5-10 2 6 8 0 4 1 3 13 B OUTLAW C 10 2-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 4 J JOHNSON G 26 2-7 2-2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 7 S MARBURY G 42 13-19 5-6 1 5 6 10 2 1 1 32 T GUGLIOTTA 14 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 C JACOBSEN 26 1-5 0-2 0 3 3 3 2 1 1 2 J VOSKUHL 12 2-3 1-2 2 2 4 0 3 0 1 5 D LANGHI 23 4-9 1-2 1 7 8 3 2 1 0 9 R BROWN 6 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 S WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION A FORD DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 37-80 16-26 10 31 41 23 21 7 15 97 (.463) (.615) TEAM REBS: 16 TOTAL TO: 15 (13 PTS) MINNESOTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === W SZCZERBIAK F 40 10-19 7-8 1 5 6 8 2 2 2 30 K GARNETT F 39 11-19 2-4 3 12 15 6 5 0 2 24 R NESTEROVIC C 36 11-17 0-0 5 4 9 1 3 1 1 22 A PEELER G 25 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 0 T HUDSON G 39 5-14 1-1 1 0 1 9 2 0 4 11 K GILL 32 3-5 2-4 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 8 M WILKS 9 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 M JACKSON 10 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 2 G TRENT 10 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 J SMITH DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT ANKLE L WOODS DNP - COACH'S DECISION I RAKOCEVIC DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 42-88 12-17 13 23 36 34 20 5 13 99 (.477) (.706) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 13 (21 PTS) PHOENIX 23 29 25 20 - 97 MINNESOTA 32 30 19 18 - 99 BLOCKED SHOTS: PHOENIX - S MARION 2. MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 2, M JACKSON 2, G TRENT, R NESTEROVIC. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHOENIX 7-18 (.389), S MARION 5-6, A STOUDEMIRE 0- 1, J JOHNSON 1-3, S MARBURY 1-3, C JACOBSEN 0-3, D LANGHI 0-2. MINNESOTA 3- 15 (.200), W SZCZERBIAK 3-7, A PEELER 0-2, T HUDSON 0-6. TECHNICAL FOULS: PHOENIX - COACH JOHNSON, J VOSKUHL, COACH JOHNSON (EJECTED). FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DAN CRAWFORD, KEVIN FEHR, LUIS GRILLO. A - 15,771. T - 2:10.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Wally Szczerbiak's return to form and the recent success of the Minnesota Timberwolves are not a coincidence. Szczerbiak scored a season-high 30 points and Kevin Garnett collected 24 and 15 rebounds as the Timberwolves held on for their team-record 14th consecutive home victory, 99-97 over the Phoenix Suns. Minnesota was barely over .500 on January 17 but has won 14 of its last 17 games due to the re-emergence of its second-best offensive weapon. After playing limited minutes early in the season because of knee and toe injuries, Szczerbiak is averaging 18.5 points in his last 15 contests. Szczerbiak had his best performance of the season Sunday, making 10-of-19 shots from the floor, including 3-of-7 3-pointers, and dishing out a season-high eight assists. "I've been trying to get my legs under me," he said. "Every time, I get better and better. I'm getting used to playing my normal minutes, about 40 a night. I'm feeling more comfortable out there." Garnett made 11-of-19 shots and had six assists as Minnesota won for the ninth time in 10 games. The Timberwolves never trailed but were clinging to an 82-79 lead after Suns rookie Amare Stoudemire opened the fourth quarter with a dunk. Minnesota responded with 12 consecutive points as Phoenix went scoreless for more than five minutes. Szczerbiak opened the stretch with a runner - his only points of the fourth quarter - and Rasho Nesterovic had two baskets during the burst, which gave the Timberwolves a 93-79 advantage with 6:20 remaining. Minnesota had its largest lead at 97-82, following a layup by Nesterovic, who had eight points in the final period. Phoenix scored 13 of the game's final 15 points, highlighted by seven points from Stephon Marbury, who buried two free throws to make it 99-97 with 32 seconds to go. Garnett missed a layup at the other end, but Suns rookie Casey Jacobsen missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer from the right corner in the final seconds. "That's a shot I'm very confident I will make every time," Jacobsen said. "I will take that shot 100 times and feel like it will go in 100 times out of 100. Tonight, it did not happen." "We certainly had our chances. We were one shot away," said Suns coach Frank Johnson, who was ejected after receiving his second technical foul with 6:20 to go. "We were able to come back and get within reaching distance and had a number of possessions where the shots just didn't fall." Nesterovic collected 22 points and nine rebounds and Troy Hudson had 11 points and nine assists for Minnesota, which is 24-5 at the Target Center for the league's fifth-best home record. "We made it more interesting than we'd like," Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said. "I dont mind being in close games if we learn how to play, because that helps you down the road. Anytime you can continue to win, especially at home, you take positive vibes from it." Marbury collected 32 points and 10 assists against his former team and Shawn Marion added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Suns, who have lost five of their last six games. "We're in a nasty funk right now," Marbury said. "We're not rebounding and not playing with the same sense of urgency on the defensive end. The last couple of games we've been getting back to that, but we haven't been doing it for 48 minutes." Stoudemire, who had 38 points and 14 rebounds in his first meeting with Garnett, had 13 and eight as Phoenix fell to 0-2 on a four-game road trip. "We contested his shots," Garnett said. "One thing I wanted to do was keep a body on him and match his energy and make him work. I felt like, for the most part, he got worn down a little." It was the first game between the Suns and Timberwolves since former teammates Garnett and Marbury had negative comments about each other following Minnesota's win over Phoenix on December 30. Garnett scored 13 points in the first quarter and Szczerbiak added 11 as the Timberwolves jumped to a 32-23 lead. The duo combined to make 10-of-14 shots in the first 12 minutes.


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