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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      PORTLAND         25   19   19   21    84   
      MINNESOTA        20   24   23   25    92      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   POR - RUBEN PATTERSON 25, NICK VAN EXEL 19, 
                      DAMON STOUDAMIRE 18
                MIN - LATRELL SPREWELL 25, KEVIN GARNETT 17, 
                      TROY HUDSON 15

HIGH REBOUND:   POR - RUBEN PATTERSON 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 6
                MIN - EDDIE GRIFFIN 18, KEVIN GARNETT 10, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS:   POR - NICK VAN EXEL 8, DEREK ANDERSON 6, DAMON
                      STOUDAMIRE 4
                MIN - ANTHONY CARTER 6, TROY HUDSON 5, KEVIN 
                      GARNETT 4

         ATT:   17,439

Box Score

PORTLAND (84) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Patterson 46 11-18 2-2 3-7 2 3 25 J Thomas 11 1-1 0-2 1-2 0 2 2 J Przybilla 27 1-2 2-2 1-1 2 4 4 D Stoudamire 43 7-22 0-0 0-6 4 3 18 N Van Exel 45 8-19 0-0 0-6 8 1 19 T Ratliff 34 4-6 1-1 2-6 0 2 9 T Outlaw 6 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 S Telfair 8 1-5 1-1 1-2 0 0 3 R Frahm 5 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 D Anderson 15 2-6 0-0 1-1 6 4 4 Z Randolph DNP - SORE RIGHT KNEE H Seung-Jin DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-82 6-8 9-32 22 22 84 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.427, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 8-16, .500 (R Patterson 1-1, D Stoudamire 4-8, N Van Exel 3-6, S Telfair 0-1). Team Rebounds: 8. Blocked Shots:4 (T Ratliff 2, D Stoudamire, J Przybilla). Turnovers:10 (R Patterson 4, T Ratliff 2, N Van Exel 2, D Stoudamire, D Anderson). Steals: 8 (D Stoudamire 2, T Ratliff 2, N Van Exel 2, R Patterson 2). MINNESOTA (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Sprewell 30 9-17 2-2 1-5 2 1 25 K Garnett 38 8-15 1-2 2-10 4 2 17 J Thomas 20 1-2 0-0 2-5 3 4 2 T Hassell 24 1-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 A Carter 18 3-4 0-0 0-0 6 0 6 W Szczerbiak 28 4-13 3-4 1-3 1 3 11 E Griffin 32 2-8 2-2 5-18 3 1 6 T Hudson 30 6-10 1-2 1-1 5 2 15 F Hoiberg 14 2-4 4-4 0-1 1 0 8 E Johnson 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 S Cassell DNP - STRAINED RIGHT HAMSTRING M Olowokandi DNP - SUSPENDED NBA _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-79 13-16 12-44 25 14 92 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.456, FT-.813. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (L Sprewell 5-9, K Garnett 0-1, W Szczerbiak 0-2, E Griffin 0-1, T Hudson 2-3, F Hoiberg 0-1). Team Rebounds: 11. Blocked Shots:6 (E Griffin 4, K Garnett, J Thomas). Turnovers:13 (W Szczerbiak 3, L Sprewell 2, K Garnett 2, T Hudson 2, J Thomas, A Carter, T Hassell, E Griffin). Steals: 6 (K Garnett 2, A Carter 2, L Sprewell, E Griffin). ------------------------------------------- PORTLAND 25 19 19 21 - 84 MINNESOTA 20 24 23 25 - 92 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Portland - 1 (J Przybilla, 4:41 3rd). Minnesota - 1 (E Johnson, 4:41 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,439. T: 2:00. Officials: James Capers, Jim Clark, Phil Robinson.


Extended Box

PORTLAND (84) AT MINNESOTA (92) PORTLAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === R PATTERSON F 46 11-18 2-2 3 4 7 2 3 2 4 25 J THOMAS F 11 1-1 0-2 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 J PRZYBILLA C 27 1-2 2-2 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 4 D STOUDAMIRE G 43 7-22 0-0 0 6 6 4 3 2 1 18 N VAN EXEL G 45 8-19 0-0 0 6 6 8 1 2 2 19 T RATLIFF 34 4-6 1-1 2 4 6 0 2 2 2 9 T OUTLAW 6 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 S TELFAIR 8 1-5 1-1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 R FRAHM 5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 D ANDERSON 15 2-6 0-0 1 0 1 6 4 0 1 4 Z RANDOLPH DNP - SORE RIGHT KNEE H SEUNG-JIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 35-82 6-8 9 23 32 22 22 8 10 84 (.427) (.750) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 11 (10 PTS) MINNESOTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === L SPREWELL F 30 9-17 2-2 1 4 5 2 1 1 2 25 K GARNETT F 38 8-15 1-2 2 8 10 4 2 2 2 17 J THOMAS C 20 1-2 0-0 2 3 5 3 4 0 1 2 T HASSELL G 24 1-5 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 A CARTER G 18 3-4 0-0 0 0 0 6 0 2 1 6 W SZCZERBIAK 28 4-13 3-4 1 2 3 1 3 0 3 11 E GRIFFIN 32 2-8 2-2 5 13 18 3 1 1 1 6 T HUDSON 30 6-10 1-2 1 0 1 5 2 0 2 15 F HOIBERG 14 2-4 4-4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8 E JOHNSON 6 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 S CASSELL DNP - STRAINED RIGHT HAMSTRING M OLOWOKANDI DNP - SUSPENDED NBA TOTALS 240 36-79 13-16 12 32 44 25 14 6 13 92 (.456) (.813) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 14 (23 PTS) PORTLAND 25 19 19 21 - 84 MINNESOTA 20 24 23 25 - 92 BLOCKED SHOTS: PORTLAND - T RATLIFF 2, D STOUDAMIRE, J PRZYBILLA. MINNESOTA - E GRIFFIN 4, K GARNETT, J THOMAS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PORTLAND 8-16 (.500), R PATTERSON 1-1, D STOUDAMIRE 4- 8, N VAN EXEL 3-6, S TELFAIR 0-1. MINNESOTA 7-17 (.412), L SPREWELL 5- 9, K GARNETT 0-1, W SZCZERBIAK 0-2, E GRIFFIN 0-1, T HUDSON 2-3, F HOIBERG 0- 1. TECHNICAL FOULS: PORTLAND - J PRZYBILLA. MINNESOTA - E JOHNSON. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JAMES CAPERS, JIM CLARK, PHIL ROBINSON. A - 17,439. T - 2:00.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Latrell Sprewell and the Minnesota Timberwolves are showing signs of snapping out of their doldrums. Sprewell scored 25 points as the Timberwolves won consecutive games for the first time in over a month with a 92-84 victory over the road-weary Portland Trail Blazers. Averaging 18.6 points over his 13-year career, Sprewell had struggled through the early portion of this season but has begun to break out recently by averaging 19.5 points in his previous four outings, including a season-high 29 in Friday's 93-83 triumph over Denver. "The last couple of nights I've shot the ball well," Sprewell said. "I'm doing all I can do to help us win, and I've done that all year. But I haven't been as successful as I have the last couple nights." Sprewell's scoring outburst has helped make up for the loss of starting point guard Sam Cassell, who missed his fifth straight game - the last three for personal reasons. "(Sprewell)'s been aggressive," Timberwolves superstar Kevin Garnett said. "He's been looking for his shot. We both understand that we have to consolidate some responsibilities with Sam (Cassell) being out (with a strained right hamstring)." After a see-saw first half that ended with the score tied, 44-44, Sprewell opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer to ignite a 7-0 run. John Thomas followed with a tip-in and Garnett capped the spurt with a 16-foot jumper to make it 51-44 two minutes into the second half. "We came out in the third quarter and built a lead," Minnesota guard Troy Hudson said. "That's what we have to do. This is the NBA and there aren't too many times you're going to go into halftime up 20." Minnesota led thereafter, although Damon Stoudamire's layup drew Portland within 80-78 with just over four minutes left. Sprewell answered with his fifth 3-pointer to push the advantage back to five and start the Wolves' game-clinching burst. Nick Van Exel made a basket on the other end before Hudson hit a shot from the arc and Garnett made an easy layup to give Minnesota an 88-80 edge with 2:56 to go. Garnett had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Hudson scored 15 points for the Wolves, who won back-to-back games for the first time since defeating Philadelphia and Sacramento in early December. "We needed these wins bad," Minnesota reserve guard Fred Hoiberg said. "We were in desperate need of a win and we pulled together last night (against Denver). The previous couple of weeks we might have folded, but last night we pulled it out down the stretch and carried that over again tonight." Hudson keyed the Wolves' bench that outscored the Trail Blazers' reserves, 40-16. Minnesota's bench scored all but two of the team's 24 points in the second quarter. Ruben Patterson scored 25 points, Van Exel contributed 19 and eight assists, and Stoudamire - playing one day after scoring a career-high 54 points - chipped in 18 for Portland, which fell to 1-4 on their six-game road trip. "When you're going through something like this, it's about effort," Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks said. "We're getting the effort. We're still fighting, but when we have games that you have a chance of winning, we have to win those games." Minnesota took advantage of Portland's injury-riddled frontcourt to hold a 44-32 rebounding advantage. Reserve Eddie Griffin grabbed a career-high 18 boards as Portland played without injured forwards Zach Randolph, Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Darius Miles. "Teams are going to be tough to play when you're without guys you rely upon," Cheeks said.


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