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NBA LA LAKERS 89 SEATTLE 92 FINAL


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LA LAKERS (89) AT SEATTLE (92)

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

BRYANT F 40 8-20 6-6 4 9 13 2 5 1 4 23 KNIGHT F 25 1-6 1-1 2 5 7 0 4 1 1 3 ONEAL C 39 11-24 5-9 2 8 10 2 4 0 4 27 HARPER G 31 3-8 0-0 0 3 3 5 2 0 1 7 JONES G 39 6-14 4-5 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 17 BLOUNT 13 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 0 4 0 1 0 CAMPBELL 15 2-3 0-2 1 1 2 1 2 0 3 4 FISHER 17 0-1 2-2 1 0 1 3 2 3 0 2 FOX 17 3-7 0-1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 6 ROOKS 4 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 HORRY DNP - IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT PATTERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-83 18-26 13 31 44 19 25 7 15 89 (.410) (.692) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 15(18 PTS)

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

BAKER F 37 9-18 1-3 2 5 7 1 4 4 1 19 SCHREMPF F 39 5-13 5-5 2 2 4 8 4 0 2 15 POLYNICE C 39 6-9 3-6 6 11 17 1 5 0 0 15 LEWIS G 14 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 3 0 2 PAYTON G 43 9-22 6-10 2 3 5 6 3 1 4 26 ELLIS 20 0-5 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 HAWKINS 31 4-9 2-2 0 5 5 2 1 1 1 10 NORRIS 5 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 WILLIAMS 12 2-3 1-2 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 5 COTTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION MACLEAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEPANIA DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-82 18-28 16 29 45 20 22 10 12 92 (.439) (.643) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 12(11 PTS)

LA LAKERS 20 17 27 25 - 89 SEATTLE 25 21 25 21 - 92

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - JONES 2, HARPER, ONEAL, KNIGHT. SEATTLE - BAKER 2, HAWKINS, POLYNICE, WILLIAMS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 3-15 (.200), BRYANT 1-6, HARPER 1-2, JONES 1-4, FISHER 0-1, FOX 0-2. SEATTLE 2-17 (.118), SCHREMPF 0-1, PAYTON 2-9, ELLIS 0-3, HAWKINS 0-4. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - PAYTON. OFFICIALS: BENNETT SALVATORE, GARY BENSON, TOM WASHINGTON. A - 17,072. T - 2:25.


Box Score

LA LAKERS (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Bryant 40 8-20 6-6 4-13 2 5 23 Knight 25 1-6 1-1 2-7 0 4 3 Oneal 39 11-24 5-9 2-10 2 4 27 Harper 31 3-8 0-0 0-3 5 2 7 Jones 39 6-14 4-5 0-0 3 2 17 Blount 13 0-0 0-0 2-5 0 4 0 Campbell 15 2-3 0-2 1-2 1 2 4 Fisher 17 0-1 2-2 1-1 3 2 2 Fox 17 3-7 0-1 0-2 2 0 6 Rooks 4 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 0 0 Horry DNP - irregular heartbeat Patterson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-83 18-26 13-44 19 25 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.410, FT-.692. 3-Point Goals: 3-15, .200 (Bryant 1-6, Harper 1-2, Jones 1-4, Fisher 0-1, Fox 0-2). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 5 (Jones 2, Harper, Oneal, Knight). Turnovers: 15 (Bryant 4, Oneal 4, Campbell 3, Blount, Harper, Jones, Knight). Steals: 7 (Fisher 3, Jones 2, Bryant, Knight).

SEATTLE (92) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 37 9-18 1-3 2-7 1 4 19 Schrempf 39 5-13 5-5 2-4 8 4 15 Polynice 39 6-9 3-6 6-17 1 5 15 Lewis 14 1-3 0-0 1-1 1 2 2 Payton 43 9-22 6-10 2-5 6 3 26 Ellis 20 0-5 0-0 1-1 1 1 0 Hawkins 31 4-9 2-2 0-5 2 1 10 Norris 5 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 Williams 12 2-3 1-2 1-3 0 2 5 Cotton DNP - coach's decision Maclean DNP - coach's decision Stepania DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-82 18-28 16-45 20 22 92 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.439, FT-.643. 3-Point Goals: 2-17, .118 (Schrempf 0-1, Payton 2-9, Ellis 0-3, Hawkins 0-4). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 5 (Baker 2, Hawkins, Polynice, Williams). Turnovers: 12 (Payton 4, Ellis 2, Norris 2, Schrempf 2, Baker, Hawkins). Steals: 10 (Baker 4, Lewis 3, Hawkins, Payton, Williams). ____________________________________________ La Lakers 20 17 27 25 - 89 Seattle 25 21 25 21 - 92 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 1 (Payton, 6:24 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,072. T: 2:25. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Gary Benson, Tom Washington.


Game Story

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Gary Payton led five players in double figures with 26 points as the Seattle SuperSonics rebounded from a 30-point loss and kept the rival Los Angeles Lakers frustrated on national television with a 92-89 victory.

Seattle suffered its second straight defeat Saturday, a 110-80 setback in Utah, but stayed atop the Pacific by avenging a loss to Los Angeles in last season's Western Conference semifinals.

"What a difference a day makes," said Seattle coach Paul Westphal, whose team improved to 6-1 at home. "It's just a rollercoaster, crazy league and crazy Western Conference.

"After playing the way we did last night, we came back and played the way we think we can play. It was a great win for us."

SuperSonics center Olden Polynice outplayed superstar Shaquille O'Neal for much of the game. He had 15 points and 17 rebounds for Seattle, which led by at least five points throughout the fourth quarter.

O'Neal finished with 27 points on 11-of-24 shooting and pulled down 10 rebounds but Los Angeles still lost for the third time in as many Sundays to a title contender. O'Neal totaled 73 points in home losses to Utah and Indiana.

"I'm not intimidated by anybody," said Polynice, who limited the league's leading scorer to 10 points in the first half. "I respect his game. If you go into a game intimidated you already lost. I know what to expect from Shaq. If you take one thing (dunks) away from him, you make it difficult."

O'Neal, who was 5-of-9 from the foul line, thought Polynice was too physical defensively.

"Personally, I don't know what I have to do to get those touch fouls," said the 7-1, 315-pounder. "I've been getting beaten up for seven years and it's not fair."

In the opener of a three-game, three-day road trip, the Lakers already seemed tired. They went without a basket for five minutes of the final period and shot just 41 percent (34-of-83).

O'Neal cut the deficit to 82-77 on a pair of free throws with 2:37 left. Detlef Schrempf and Vin Baker responded with jumpers as Seattle rebuilt a a nine-point advantage with 92 seconds to play.

Los Angeles made a final run when Kobe Bryant buried a 3-pointer with 83 seconds left. But after Baker's miss, Bryant misfired on another 3-pointer that would have closed the gap to 86-83.

The teams combined to shoot 5-of-32 from 3-point range.

"We played terrible but still had an opportunity to win," said Lakers guard Eddie Jones, who scored 17 points. "We lost it in the last few minutes of the game."

Baker put the exclamation point on the victory, finishing Schrempf's alley-oop pass with a dunk for an 88-80 lead with 33 seconds left. Baker snapped out of a slump with 19 points and seven rebounds.

"Every minute I'm playing, I feel like I'm getting better," said Baker, an All-Star who averaged 11.3 points and 5.8 rebounds in the first eight games. "Every time I step on the floor I feel like my confidence is coming back."

Bryant finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds but shot only 8-of-20 from the field. The Lakers were 8-of-22 in the final period.

Schrempf had 15 points and eight assists and scored five consecutive points during a 7-0 spurt, which gave Seattle its biggest lead at 56-41 with 8:41 left in the third quarter.

The Sonics also led by 15 with 4:44 remaining on Schrempf's 16-footer before Los Angeles closed the period on a 14-6 run to get within 71-64.

Lakers starting forward Travis Knight had three points on 1-of-6 shooting and totaled seven rebounds in place of Robert Horry, who continues to miss time with an irregular heartbeat.

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