databaseBasketball.com  formerly BasketballReference.com
databaseSports.comBasketball |  NCAA Basketball |  Football |  NCAA Football |  Baseball |  Hockey |  Golf |  Racing |  Olympics |  Poker
Fast Links: Home Page  Players  Teams  Leagues  All-Star Games  Awards  Coaches  Draft  Ultimate Search  Fantasy 
  

Select a day M  D  Y  

NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MINNESOTA 23 26 23 21 93 LA LAKERS 21 38 25 34 118 FINAL


MINNESOTA (93) AT LA LAKERS (118)

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

K GARNETT F 39 8-17 2-4 2 9 11 5 2 1 1 19 GUGLIOTTA F 40 10-12 2-2 1 4 5 5 3 2 7 22 PARKS C 26 1-2 0-2 3 3 6 3 5 1 0 2 CARR G 25 5-11 0-0 0 3 3 3 1 0 2 11 MARBURY G 36 4-13 6-9 0 0 0 7 3 2 8 15 PORTER 10 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 ROBERTS 18 3-9 1-6 3 3 6 0 3 0 2 7 WEST 27 3-8 4-4 1 2 3 1 2 0 3 10 MITCHELL 14 1-3 1-2 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 3 WHEAT 2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 JORDAN 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 ROZIER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 37-80 16-29 11 29 40 27 20 8 23 93 (.463) (.552) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 24(31 PTS)

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

CAMPBELL F 31 4-7 2-4 1 8 9 3 1 0 2 10 FOX F 25 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 5 4 3 1 5 ONEAL C 34 11-16 4-5 2 10 12 4 4 1 5 26 JONES G 39 12-18 3-4 2 1 3 6 1 4 5 31 VAN EXEL G 32 7-15 1-1 0 3 3 8 3 1 0 17 BLOUNT 24 3-4 1-2 1 4 5 0 3 0 1 7 FISHER 16 0-3 0-0 0 3 3 9 1 1 1 0 BRYANT 34 9-18 1-1 0 3 3 3 2 2 2 20 ROOKS 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 BARRY 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 BENNETT 2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 HORRY DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 240 49-89 12-17 6 34 40 38 22 13 19 118 (.551) (.706) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 19(16 PTS)

MINNESOTA 23 26 23 21 - 93 LA LAKERS 21 38 25 34 - 118

BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - K GARNETT, PORTER, MITCHELL. LA LAKERS - ONEAL 2, JONES 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 3-11 (.273), K GARNETT 1-1, CARR 1-2, MARBURY 1-6, PORTER 0-2. LA LAKERS 8-23 (.348), FOX 1-5, JONES 4-6, VAN EXEL 2-5, FISHER 0-2, BRYANT 1-5. TECHNICALS: MINNESOTA - ROZIER 2 (EJECTED), LA LAKERS - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, ROOKS 2 (EJECTED). OFFICIALS: RON OLESIAK, STEVE JAVIE, LEROY RICHARDSON. A - 17,505. T - 2:10.


MINNESOTA (93) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 39 8-17 2-4 2-11 5 2 19 Gugliotta 40 10-12 2-2 1-5 5 3 22 Parks 26 1-2 0-2 3-6 3 5 2 Carr 25 5-11 0-0 0-3 3 1 11 Marbury 36 4-13 6-9 0-0 7 3 15 Porter 10 1-3 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 Roberts 18 3-9 1-6 3-6 0 3 7 West 27 3-8 4-4 1-3 1 2 10 Mitchell 14 1-3 1-2 0-4 1 0 3 Wheat 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Jordan 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Rozier 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-80 16-29 11-40 27 20 93 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.463, FT-.552. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (K Garnett 1-1, Carr 1-2, Marbury 1-6, Porter 0-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (K Garnett, Porter, Mitchell). Turnovers: 24 (Marbury 8, Gugliotta 7, West 3, Carr 2, Roberts 2, K Garnett). Steals: 8 (Gugliotta 2, Marbury 2, Jordan, K Garnett, Parks, Porter).

LA LAKERS (118) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Campbell 31 4-7 2-4 1-9 3 1 10 Fox 25 2-6 0-0 0-2 5 4 5 Oneal 34 11-16 4-5 2-12 4 4 26 Jones 39 12-18 3-4 2-3 6 1 31 Van Exel 32 7-15 1-1 0-3 8 3 17 Blount 24 3-4 1-2 1-5 0 3 7 Fisher 16 0-3 0-0 0-3 9 1 0 Bryant 34 9-18 1-1 0-3 3 2 20 Rooks 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Barry 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Bennett 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 Horry DNP - sprained left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 49-89 12-17 6-40 38 22 118 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.551, FT-.706. 3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Fox 1-5, Jones 4-6, Van Exel 2-5, Fisher 0-2, Bryant 1-5). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (Oneal 2, Jones 2). Turnovers: 19 (Jones 5, Oneal 5, Bryant 2, Campbell 2, Barry, Bennett, Blount, Fisher, Fox). Steals: 13 (Jones 4, Fox 3, Bryant 2, Barry, Fisher, Oneal, Van Exel). ____________________________________________ Minnesota 23 26 23 21 - 93 La Lakers 21 38 25 34 - 118 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Minnesota 2 (Rozier 2 (ejected), 1:09 4th). La Lakers 3 (Illegal Defense, 10:29 3rd; Rooks 2 (ejected), 1:09 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,505. T: 2:10. Officials: Ron Olesiak, Steve Javie, Leroy Richardson.


GAME RECAP

Shaquille O'Neal scored 11 of his 26 points in a decisive second-quarter run and Eddie Jones added 31 as the Los Angeles Lakers continued the best start in franchise history and remained unbeaten with a 118-93 thrashing of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Kobe Bryant added 20 points off the bench as the Lakers improved to 10-0. Los Angeles, which has won its five home games by an average of nearly 22 points, and Atlanta (11-0), are the NBA's only unbeaten teams.

"Our guys have been playing together very well with a lot of comraderie," said Lakers coach Dell Harris. "We played some pretty exciting basketball, and just couldn't seem to do anything wrong. So it may look like a blowout, but really, they played a great game against us all night."

"Everything is going our way," said Jones. "We had a lot of fun out there tonight. When you're having a lot of fun, and moving the ball, everything is so exciting that you just have smiles all night. It's fun knowing we can turn it on and shut other teams down, and win games when you know you have to."

The Lakers began the second quarter trailing 23-21 and Stanley Roberts hit a basket to put the Timberwolves ahead by four. But Los Angeles went on a 25-8 tear to open a 46-33 lead. O'Neal had 11 points and Bryant and Jones added five apiece during the burst.

"I realized we have three days off before our next game, so I just thought I'd play hard and take the next few days off," said O'Neal. "We're playing well we're having fun, and playing together. Personally I'm not think about the streak. We're not concerned about records."

Tom Gugliotta had 22 points and Kevin Garnett added 19 for Minnesota, which had its three-game winning streak snapped and lost for the first time in five road contests.

"I think the big thing was no doubt they played with a lot more energy, they shot the ball well, and they were very difficult to defend," said Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders. "We rebounded well in the first half, but we just didn't have the same pop and zip we had in the last few games. There is a reason they are 10-0 right now. There is a reason why they are the best team in the league right now. It's because they're very versatile."

After the Lakers opened their early second-quarter advantage, the Timberwolves rallied to within 49-45 with 2:18 to go in the half. But Jones and and Bryant keyed a 10-4 run to end the half and give Los Angeles a 59-49 advantage at the break.

Minnesota got within six with 8:29 left in the third but Nick Van Exel, who finished with 17, hit a running jumper. O'Neal added consecutive dunks for a 71-59 lead with 6:30 to go in the quarter.

Los Angeles ended any hope the Timberwolves had of a comeback by opening the final quarter with a 10-1 spurt. Bryant sparked the run with a three-pointer and Corie Blount capped the it with a slam dunk for a 94-73 lead.

Jones had 11 of his 31 in the fourth and Derek Fisher added nine assists off the bench. The Lakers made 49-of-89 shots from the floor and have won 14 of 16 meetings with the Timberwolves in Los Angeles.

Stephon Marbury finished with 15 points and seven assists but committed eight turnovers for Minnesota, which committed 23 turnovers as a team and made just 16-of-29 free-throw attempts.

"They're the best offensive team in the league," Marbury said. "They look like the best team in the NBA. They are really a tough team. They have got great players in every position, then they got guys coming off the bench and exceuting well."

About statistical abbreviations

Errors? Suggestions? Comments? Send us a message   Advertise on DatabaseSports   Roto Sports, Inc.

© 2002-2011 databaseSports.com