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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     MINNESOTA        25   32   25   23    105  
     PHOENIX          23   37   16   22    98      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 29, WALLY SZCZERBIAK 18, 
                      ANTHONY PEELER 14
                PHO - STEPHON MARBURY 28, AMARE STOUDEMIRE 16,
                      JOE JOHNSON 12

HIGH REBOUND:   MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 14, RADOSLAV NESTEROVIC 8,
                      WALLY SZCZERBIAK 8
                PHO - SHAWN MARION 13, AMARE STOUDEMIRE 8, TWO
                      PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS:   MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 12, TROY HUDSON 4, FIVE 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2
                PHO - STEPHON MARBURY 7, JOE JOHNSON 4, PENNY 
                      HARDAWAY 3

         ATT:   19,023

Box Score

MINNESOTA (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp W Szczerbiak 42 7-16 0-0 0-8 2 4 18 K Garnett 42 10-22 9-11 3-14 12 1 29 R Nesterovic 32 5-8 3-4 1-8 2 3 13 T Hudson 39 3-6 7-8 2-3 4 4 13 A Peeler 28 4-7 4-4 2-4 2 2 14 K Gill 21 1-6 2-2 1-5 2 1 4 M Jackson 15 4-7 0-0 0-0 2 2 8 M Wilks 9 1-1 0-0 0-1 1 2 2 G Trent 12 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 4 J Smith DNP - COACH'S DECISION L Woods DNP - COACH'S DECISION I Rakocevic DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-75 25-29 9-44 27 20 105 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.493, FT-.862. 3-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (W Szczerbiak 4-6, K Garnett 0-2, T Hudson 0-2, A Peeler 2-3, K Gill 0-1). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:4 (K Garnett 2, R Nesterovic 2). Turnovers:15 (K Gill 3, K Garnett 3, T Hudson 3, W Szczerbiak 3, A Peeler, R Nesterovic, M Wilks). Steals: 3 (G Trent, K Garnett, T Hudson). PHOENIX (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Marion 44 3-15 3-4 3-13 2 3 10 A Stoudemire 33 6-15 4-5 5-8 1 6 16 S Williams 21 1-5 2-2 1-6 0 2 4 S Marbury 44 10-22 6-7 2-3 7 3 28 J Johnson 36 4-10 1-2 1-6 4 4 12 P Hardaway 26 5-8 0-0 0-1 3 4 10 T Gugliotta 10 2-3 0-0 2-2 0 5 4 D Langhi 13 3-6 1-2 0-0 2 0 8 J Voskuhl 11 3-4 0-0 0-2 0 0 6 B Outlaw 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 R Brown DNP - COACH'S DECISION C Jacobsen DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-89 17-22 14-41 19 27 98 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.416, FT-.773. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (S Marion 1-6, S Marbury 2-4, J Johnson 3-4, P Hardaway 0-2, D Langhi 1-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:5 (P Hardaway 2, S Marion, J Johnson, A Stoudemire). Turnovers:9 (A Stoudemire 4, P Hardaway 3, S Williams, S Marion). Steals: 11 (P Hardaway 4, S Marion 3, S Williams 2, S Marbury, A Stoudemire). -------------------------------------------- MINNESOTA 25 32 25 23 - 105 PHOENIX 23 37 16 22 - 98 -------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Phoenix - 1 (Defensive Three, 0:51 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,023. T: 2:28. Officials: Derek Richardson, George Toliver, Jack Nies.


Extended Box

MINNESOTA (105) AT PHOENIX (98) MINNESOTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === W SZCZERBIAK F 42 7-16 0-0 0 8 8 2 4 0 3 18 K GARNETT F 42 10-22 9-11 3 11 14 12 1 1 3 29 R NESTEROVIC C 32 5-8 3-4 1 7 8 2 3 0 1 13 T HUDSON G 39 3-6 7-8 2 1 3 4 4 1 3 13 A PEELER G 28 4-7 4-4 2 2 4 2 2 0 1 14 K GILL 21 1-6 2-2 1 4 5 2 1 0 3 4 M JACKSON 15 4-7 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 8 M WILKS 9 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 2 G TRENT 12 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 J SMITH DNP - COACH'S DECISION L WOODS DNP - COACH'S DECISION I RAKOCEVIC DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 37-75 25-29 9 35 44 27 20 3 15 105 (.493) (.862) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 15 (21 PTS) PHOENIX REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === S MARION F 44 3-15 3-4 3 10 13 2 3 3 1 10 A STOUDEMIRE F 33 6-15 4-5 5 3 8 1 6 1 4 16 S WILLIAMS C 21 1-5 2-2 1 5 6 0 2 2 1 4 S MARBURY G 44 10-22 6-7 2 1 3 7 3 1 0 28 J JOHNSON G 36 4-10 1-2 1 5 6 4 4 0 0 12 P HARDAWAY 26 5-8 0-0 0 1 1 3 4 4 3 10 T GUGLIOTTA 10 2-3 0-0 2 0 2 0 5 0 0 4 D LANGHI 13 3-6 1-2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 J VOSKUHL 11 3-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 6 B OUTLAW 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION C JACOBSEN DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 37-89 17-22 14 27 41 19 27 11 9 98 (.416) (.773) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 9 (12 PTS) MINNESOTA 25 32 25 23 - 105 PHOENIX 23 37 16 22 - 98 BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 2, R NESTEROVIC 2. PHOENIX - P HARDAWAY 2, S MARION, J JOHNSON, A STOUDEMIRE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 6-14 (.429), W SZCZERBIAK 4-6, K GARNETT 0- 2, T HUDSON 0-2, A PEELER 2-3, K GILL 0-1. PHOENIX 7-17 (.412), S MARION 1- 6, S MARBURY 2-4, J JOHNSON 3-4, P HARDAWAY 0-2, D LANGHI 1-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: PHOENIX - DEFENSIVE THREE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: DEREK RICHARDSON, GEORGE TOLIVER, JACK NIES. A - 19,023. T - 2:28.


Game Story

PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Kevin Garnett might have had his fourth triple-double of the season by the third quarter, but his biggest shot came late. Garnett had 29 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists and scored the go-ahead basket with 1:04 left, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves snap a four-game losing streak with a 105-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns. The versatile forward shot 10-of-22 from the field, 9-of-11 from the line and set a career high for assists en route to his 10th career triple-double. He is one triple-double behind Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers for the league lead. "I'm not a stat guy. I'm a win kind of guy," Garnett said. "My teammates know not to really come at me with that until the game is really secured. But no, I can't remember a time I had a triple-double in the third quarter." Wally Szczerbiak added 18 points and eight rebounds as Minnesota avoided its longest skid in almost a year and notched its first victory on its five-game road trip. "We're going to go through tough stretches but was long as the five on the floor and the 12 on the bench stay together, we'll be fine," Szczerbiak said. Stephon Marbury totaled 28 points and seven assists against his former team, but Phoenix had a two-game winning streak stopped. "Garnett was awesome," Suns coach Frank Johnson said. "They hit every shot they needed to hit down the stretch and made every play that they needed to make. We had our chances and we just did not execute offensively down the stretch." Minnesota held a 10-point lead in the third quarter but had to fight for its first victory in its last four trips to Phoenix. Penny Hardaway's basket forged a 96-96 tie with 1:54 remaining, but Garnett gave the Timberwolves the lead for good with a 13-footer from the baseline with 65 seconds left. Szczerbiak added a 3-pointer 25 seconds later, and Anthony Peeler made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal Minnesota's first 100-point effort in five games. "I thought Garnett played very much in the game down the stretch and was very much in control," Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said. "He made a big bucket and then Wally made a big three and we got a couple of stops." Saunders, whose team beat the Suns for the third time in as many meetings this season, liked what he saw in the final few minutes. "We did things down the stretch, got the ball to the people we wanted to," he said. "We didn't chase the ball, we waited and people made extra plays, made the extra pass, just great ball movement." The Timberwolves have won nine in a row when reaching triple digits and are 23-2 overall when hitting the century mark this season. With the game tied at 61-61 early in the third quarter, Rasho Nesterovic scored 10 points during a 19-9 run to give Minnesota its biggest lead of the game, 80-70, with 2:26 remaining. But Phoenix scored the next five points as part of a 16-6 spurt to tie it, 86-86, with 6:57 to go. "The game is about runs," Marbury said. "We didn't really dig ourselves a hole. A hole is 15 or 20 points. We played hard. We played well tonight, and played well enough to win. We just didn't come up with (the) W." The Suns used a 10-3 run to take their largest lead, 56-49, with 1:43 left in the second quarter. "I feel like we had them back on their heels," Phoenix guard Joe Johnson said. "We had a six- or seven-point lead. I feel like that's the time we've got to start learning how to close out teams and we just didn't do that tonight." Peeler finished with 14 points and Nesterovic and Hudson contributed 13 apiece as Minnesota shot 49 percent from the field and converted 25-of-29 from the line. Rookie Amare Stoudemire had 16 points and eight rebounds and Shawn Marion chipped in 10 and 13 for the Suns, who scored 21 points off the Timberwolves' 15 turnovers and outscored Minnesota, 40-26, in the paint.


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