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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MINNESOTA 16 30 24 25 95 DALLAS 27 24 26 24 101 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIN - JOE SMITH 21, DENNIS SCOTT 18, SAM MITCHELL 14 DAL - MICHAEL FINLEY 34, GARY TRENT 22, HUBERT DAVIS 13

HIGH REBOUND: MIN - JOE SMITH 9, REGGIE JORDAN 6 DAL - GARY TRENT 9, SHAWN BRADLEY 9

HIGH ASSISTS: MIN - THREE PLAYERS WITH 4 DAL - STEVE NASH 6, GARY TRENT 4

ATT: 13,034


Extended Box

MINNESOTA (95) AT DALLAS (101)

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

MITCHELL F 33 6-11 1-1 1 2 3 4 3 0 0 14 SMITH F 37 8-17 5-6 6 3 9 3 3 0 2 21 D GARRETT C 14 2-3 0-0 1 4 5 0 2 0 2 4 JACKSON G 35 4-11 2-2 2 3 5 4 3 1 2 11 SEALY G 20 3-9 0-0 2 3 5 2 2 2 1 6 HAMMONDS 17 2-6 0-1 1 2 3 1 4 0 0 4 JORDAN 23 2-7 1-2 3 3 6 0 2 1 0 5 PATTERSON 19 3-5 3-5 2 3 5 2 3 1 3 9 ROBINSON 18 1-6 0-2 0 2 2 4 2 0 3 3 SCOTT 24 7-12 1-1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 18 K GARNETT DNP - FLU CURLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-87 13-20 18 25 43 20 26 6 14 95 (.437) (.650) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 15(18 PTS)

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

NOWITZKI F 17 2-5 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 1 2 4 TRENT F 44 6-13 10-15 2 7 9 4 3 1 2 22 BRADLEY C 30 4-9 2-4 3 6 9 2 4 2 2 10 FINLEY G 47 11-16 9-9 2 3 5 2 2 2 3 34 NASH G 38 5-13 0-0 1 3 4 6 1 1 1 11 ANSTEY 17 1-2 1-2 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 3 DAVIS 30 3-7 5-5 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 13 GREEN 7 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 PACK 6 1-3 2-2 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 4 WALKER 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 STRICKLAND DNP - COACH'S DECISION WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-69 29-37 8 28 36 18 16 8 13 101 (.478) (.784) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 15(15 PTS)

MINNESOTA 16 30 24 25 - 95 DALLAS 27 24 26 24 - 101

BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - SMITH 2, ROBINSON, JACKSON, PATTERSON. DALLAS - BRADLEY 4, TRENT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 6-13 (.462), MITCHELL 1-1, JACKSON 1-1, SEALY 0-2, PATTERSON 0-1, ROBINSON 1-4, SCOTT 3-4. DALLAS 6-10 (.600), NOWITZKI 0-1, FINLEY 3-3, NASH 1-3, DAVIS 2-3. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, GARY BENSON, RON OLESIAK. A - 13,034. T - 2:17.


Box Score

MINNESOTA (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Mitchell 33 6-11 1-1 1-3 4 3 14 Smith 37 8-17 5-6 6-9 3 3 21 D Garrett 14 2-3 0-0 1-5 0 2 4 Jackson 35 4-11 2-2 2-5 4 3 11 Sealy 20 3-9 0-0 2-5 2 2 6 Hammonds 17 2-6 0-1 1-3 1 4 4 Jordan 23 2-7 1-2 3-6 0 2 5 Patterson 19 3-5 3-5 2-5 2 3 9 Robinson 18 1-6 0-2 0-2 4 2 3 Scott 24 7-12 1-1 0-0 0 2 18 K Garnett DNP - flu Curley DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-87 13-20 18-43 20 26 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.437, FT-.650. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Mitchell 1-1, Jackson 1-1, Sealy 0-2, Patterson 0-1, Robinson 1-4, Scott 3-4). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 5 (Smith 2, Robinson, Jackson, Patterson). Turnovers: 15 (Patterson 3, Robinson 3, D Garrett 2, Jackson 2, Smith 2, Scott, Sealy). Steals: 6 (Sealy 2, Jackson, Jordan, Patterson, Scott).

DALLAS (101) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Nowitzki 17 2-5 0-0 0-3 1 1 4 Trent 44 6-13 10-15 2-9 4 3 22 Bradley 30 4-9 2-4 3-9 2 4 10 Finley 47 11-16 9-9 2-5 2 2 34 Nash 38 5-13 0-0 1-4 6 1 11 Anstey 17 1-2 1-2 0-1 1 3 3 Davis 30 3-7 5-5 0-2 1 1 13 Green 7 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Pack 6 1-3 2-2 0-2 1 0 4 Walker 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Strickland DNP - coach's decision Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-69 29-37 8-36 18 16 101 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.478, FT-.784. 3-Point Goals: 6-10, .600 (Nowitzki 0-1, Finley 3-3, Nash 1-3, Davis 2-3). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 5 (Bradley 4, Trent). Turnovers: 15 (Finley 3, Bradley 2, Davis 2, Nowitzki 2, Trent 2, Nash, Pack). Steals: 8 (Bradley 2, Finley 2, Green, Nash, Nowitzki, Trent). ____________________________________________ Minnesota 16 30 24 25 - 95 Dallas 27 24 26 24 - 101 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: Minnesota 1 (Smith, 1:43 1st). Dallas 1 (Anstey, 8:07 4th). A: 13,034. T: 2:17. Officials: Joe Forte, Gary Benson, Ron Olesiak.


Game Story

DALLAS (Ticker) -- Michael Finley scored a season-high 34 points as the Dallas Mavericks showed the Minnesota Timberwolves just how mediocre they are without superstar forward Kevin Garnett, posting a 101-95 victory.

Finley, who was 11-of-16 from the field and 9-of-9 at the foul line, scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to help Dallas hold off a late run by the Timberwolves.

"Finley was sensational," Dallas coach Don Nelson said. "They couldn't guard him. He was really good. He carried us. He made his free throws and moved the ball and was just outstanding."

Garnett, Minnesota's leading scorer and rebounder, missed his second straight game with the flu and hopes to be back with the team for Friday's contest with Vancouver. He had played in 181 consecutive games prior to Wednesday's blowout loss at San Antonio.

"They made shots and pounded us on the inside," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "Our guys played hard but we couldn't make the big plays. We just couldn't get over the hump. We dug ourselves a hole last night and in this game by falling behind early."

Gary Trent collected 22 points and nine rebounds and Hubert Davis added 13 points off the bench for Dallas, which beat Minnesota for the first time in three meetings this season. The Mavericks have won just five of their last 16 games.

"We got two in a row at home against two pretty good teams," added Nelson, referring to Tuesday's 92-86 win over the Spurs. "Two in a row is a great way to start a six games in eight days period."

Joe Smith scored 21 points and Dennis Scott added 18 for the Timberwolves, who have lost five straight road games. They have dropped six of seven overall and are 1 1/2 games ahead of Phoenix for sixth place in the Western Conference.

"Everybody knows what Kevin means to this team but we have 10 or 12 other players that can go out and play," Smith said. "Especially in a game like tonight, when we put ourselves in a situation where we got down early but we fought back. We just made too many mistakes and couldn't get over that hump."

Sam Mitchell started for Garnett and scored 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting in 33 minutes. Bobby Jackson added 11 points for the Timberwolves, who shot 44 percent (38-of-87) and yielded 18 points off 15 turnovers.

"With 10 more games (left) in the season, we aren't worried about positioning," Mitchell said. "We just want to make the playoffs. Right now we're in the sixth spot. We would like to hold on to it, get some people back so we can start jelling and playing well."

The Timberwolves were also without injured point guard Terrell Brandon, who has missed the last seven games with an injured thigh.

"We have a lot of talent on this team," Smith added. "We feel that if we go out and play the way we're supposed to and the way we're capable, we can beat anybody in the league. Tonight, we made a lot of mistakes and if we had cut down on those, there might have been another outcome."

Steve Nash scored 11 points and Shawn Bradley added 10 and nine rebounds for Dallas, which shot 48 percent (33-of-69) and was outrebounded, 43-36.

Bradley made a jumper from the left corner that gave the Mavericks a seemingly comfortable 92-82 lead with 4:49 to play. Smith made a follow shot and Mitchell converted a three-point play off a running jumper to halve the deficit with 3:05 remaining.

Finley answered with a pair of free throws before Mitchell drained a three-pointer from the right corner to make it 94-90 with 2:13 left. Trent hit a jumper before Jackson buried a 25-footer to draw the Timberwolves within 96-93 with 42 seconds left.

Davis missed a 3-point attempt on Dallas' ensuing possession but Trent was there to grab the rebound. He made it a two-possession game by hitting 1-of-2 at the line with 24 seconds to go.

Smith made a hook shot five seconds later but Finley and Davis each sank two free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

"We were just trying to weather the storm (in the fourth quarter) and it almost came back to haunt us," Finley said. "The third quarter, they hit some key shots but we kept our composure and came back with a win."

Davis' free throw with 4:37 remaining in the first half gave the Mavs their biggest lead, 47-33. But Smith's foul shot with 20 seconds left capped a 15-4 run, pulling Minnesota within 51-46.

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