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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MINNESOTA 30 28 17 22 97 GOLDEN STATE 24 17 27 22 90 FINAL


MINNESOTA (97) AT GOLDEN STATE (90)

MINNESOTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

K GARNETT F 42 6-16 3-3 0 6 6 6 1 1 1 15 GUGLIOTTA F 39 10-24 9-9 6 6 12 6 3 2 4 29 PARKS C 27 5-8 3-6 2 4 6 2 3 4 0 13 CARR G 31 4-11 4-4 1 5 6 3 5 1 2 14 MARBURY G 38 6-13 0-0 1 1 2 5 1 1 2 13 ROBERTS 20 0-1 0-2 0 6 6 1 3 0 0 0 MITCHELL 15 4-7 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 8 WEST 8 1-2 0-2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 PORTER 19 1-4 0-0 0 3 3 2 1 1 1 3 ROZIER 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 JORDAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION WHEAT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-86 19-26 11 35 46 28 20 10 10 97 (.430) (.731) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 10(13 PTS)

GOLDEN STATE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

MARSHALL F 37 8-19 1-1 7 11 18 2 3 0 4 18 SMITH F 34 5-15 1-2 4 3 7 0 4 1 1 11 DAMPIER C 31 2-8 2-2 3 6 9 1 4 0 1 6 SPREWELL G 44 7-25 10-14 0 6 6 2 2 1 1 24 COLES G 30 3-8 1-2 1 1 2 3 2 1 2 7 SPENCER 17 3-7 0-0 6 6 12 0 3 0 0 6 FOYLE 18 3-8 3-5 4 2 6 0 2 0 1 9 FERRELL 7 1-2 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 BOGUES 18 3-6 0-0 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 7 DELK 4 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 FULLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION SIMPKINS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-100 18-26 27 36 63 13 23 3 13 90 (.350) (.692) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 15(19 PTS)

MINNESOTA 30 28 17 22 - 97 GOLDEN STATE 24 17 27 22 - 90

BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 3, ROBERTS 2, ROZIER 2. GOLDEN STATE - FOYLE 2, COLES. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 4-9 (.444), GUGLIOTTA 0-1, CARR 2-3, MARBURY 1-4, PORTER 1-1. GOLDEN STATE 2-14 (.143), MARSHALL 1-5, SPREWELL 0-6, COLES 0-2, BOGUES 1-1. TECHNICALS: MINNESOTA - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 3. OFFICIALS: BOB DELANEY, DAVID JONES, SEAN CORBIN. A - 19,283. T - 2:12.


MINNESOTA (97) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 42 6-16 3-3 0-6 6 1 15 Gugliotta 39 10-24 9-9 6-12 6 3 29 Parks 27 5-8 3-6 2-6 2 3 13 Carr 31 4-11 4-4 1-6 3 5 14 Marbury 38 6-13 0-0 1-2 5 1 13 Roberts 20 0-1 0-2 0-6 1 3 0 Mitchell 15 4-7 0-0 1-4 1 2 8 West 8 1-2 0-2 0-0 2 1 2 Porter 19 1-4 0-0 0-3 2 1 3 Rozier 1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Jordan DNP - coach's decision Wheat DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-86 19-26 11-46 28 20 97 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.430, FT-.731. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Gugliotta 0-1, Carr 2-3, Marbury 1-4, Porter 1-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 7 (K Garnett 3, Roberts 2, Rozier 2). Turnovers: 10 (Gugliotta 4, Carr 2, Marbury 2, K Garnett, Porter). Steals: 10 (Parks 4, Gugliotta 2, Carr, K Garnett, Marbury, Porter).

GOLDEN STATE (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Marshall 37 8-19 1-1 7-18 2 3 18 Smith 34 5-15 1-2 4-7 0 4 11 Dampier 31 2-8 2-2 3-9 1 4 6 Sprewell 44 7-25 10-14 0-6 2 2 24 Coles 30 3-8 1-2 1-2 3 2 7 Spencer 17 3-7 0-0 6-12 0 3 6 Foyle 18 3-8 3-5 4-6 0 2 9 Ferrell 7 1-2 0-0 2-2 0 1 2 Bogues 18 3-6 0-0 0-1 5 0 7 Delk 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Fuller DNP - coach's decision Simpkins DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 24035-100 18-26 27-63 13 23 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.350, FT-.692. 3-Point Goals: 2-14, .143 (Marshall 1-5, Sprewell 0-6, Coles 0-2, Bogues 1-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Foyle 2, Coles). Turnovers: 15 (Marshall 4, Coles 2, Ferrell 2, Bogues, Dampier, Foyle, Smith, Sprewell). Steals: 3 (Coles, Smith, Sprewell). ____________________________________________ Minnesota 30 28 17 22 - 97 Golden State 24 17 27 22 - 90 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Minnesota 3 (Illegal Defense 3, 0:17 2nd, 4:16 3rd, 7:02 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,283. T: 2:12. Officials: Bob Delaney, David Jones, Sean Corbin.


GAME RECAP

Tom Gugliotta scored 29 points to lead five players in double figures as the Minnesota Timberwolves moved three games over .500 for the first time in franchise history with a 97-90 victory over the winless Golden State Warriors.

The Timberwolves, who entered the NBA in 1989, got 14 points from Gugliotta in the first half and raced to a 58-41 halftime lead. Kevin Garnett added 15 points for Minnesota.

"When you come to a franchise that hasn't been successful, every time you win a game, you set a new milestone," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "Offensively, the first half was really good."

Golden State (0-5), off to its worst start since moving from Philadelphia in 1962, was led by Latrell Sprewell's 24 points. Donyell Marshall contributed 18 points and a career-high 18 rebounds while Felton Spencer came off the bench to grab 12 rebounds.

Sprewell connected on only 7-of-25 shots. He did most of his damage from the foul line, hitting 10-of-14 attempts.

"We just want to let people know that we are still working hard trying to win games," Marshall said. "It's going to be a long road to win, but we have to stick together and do what we can."

Philadelphia (0-5), Denver (0-4) and Sacramento (0-4) are the only other winless teams in the NBA.

The game was the opener for the Warriors in the remodeled Oakland Coliseum.

The Timberwolves led 32-30 with 9:15 remaining in the second quarter before going on a 16-5 run, capped by Chris Carr's three-pointer with 4:41 left for a 48-35 advantage.

Garnett and Cherokee Parks contributed 11 points in the first half for the Timberwolves.

Gugliotta also added 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who shot 43 percent (36-for-86) from the field.

"It was a good game for us," Gugliotta said. "We knew they were going to come out excited, being it the home opener in a new arena. We felt if we executed the way we were supposed to, we'd have a chance to win."

Minnesota still had a 66-54 lead in the third quarter before the Warriors went on a 12-2 spurt to draw within 68-66 with 2:32 left. Sprewell and newly acquired Muggsy Bogues keyed the run with five points apiece.

Bogues, acquired from the Charlotte Hornets on Friday along with Tony Delk, finished with seven points and five assists in 18 minutes. Delk played only four minutes and did not score.

"I just tried to blend in tonight and play my game," Bogues said. "I didn't try to do too much. I feel some potential here, though. I think the sky is the limit for us."

The Timberwolves closed the quarter by scoring seven of the final nine points for a 75-68 advantage after three quarters.

A 9-2 run to start the fourth quarter, capped by two free throws from Garnett, gave Minnesota a 84-70 lead with 8:55 left. The closest the Warriors got from there on was Minnesota's final margin of victory.

Golden State shot a woeful 35 percent (35-for-100) from the field, including only 2-of-14 from three-point range.

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