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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA LAKERS 18 24 18 22 82 PORTLAND 29 19 22 18 88 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 25, KOBE BRYANT 22, GLEN RICE 10 POR - RASHEED WALLACE 21, DAMON STOUDAMIRE 15, ARVYDAS SABONIS 12

HIGH REBOUND: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 13, KOBE BRYANT 6 POR - ARVYDAS SABONIS 11, RASHEED WALLACE 9

HIGH ASSISTS: LAL - KOBE BRYANT 4, SHAQUILLE ONEAL 3 POR - DAMON STOUDAMIRE 6, JIMMY JACKSON 5

ATT: 20,713


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (82) AT PORTLAND (88)

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

REID F 14 0-3 4-4 1 1 2 1 3 0 2 4 RICE F 40 4-14 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 10 ONEAL C 42 10-19 5-10 3 10 13 3 4 1 1 25 BRYANT G 45 7-15 6-7 2 4 6 4 4 2 6 22 FISHER G 33 2-8 0-0 2 1 3 2 1 1 0 6 HORRY 27 1-3 0-0 0 4 4 0 4 0 1 3 KNIGHT 21 4-8 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 8 PATTERSON 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 LUE 15 2-4 0-0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 4 FOX DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT KNEE HARPER DNP - COACH'S DECISION ROOKS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-75 15-21 10 22 32 12 24 4 14 82 (.400) (.714) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 14(18 PTS)

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

AUGMON F 21 2-5 2-2 0 3 3 3 4 2 1 6 GRANT F 28 3-5 2-2 2 3 5 1 2 1 0 8 SABONIS C 28 6-11 0-0 3 8 11 1 3 1 1 12 RIDER G 29 1-8 2-4 3 3 6 2 4 0 4 4 STOUDAMIRE G 34 5-12 3-4 2 1 3 6 2 1 1 15 ANTHONY 14 3-7 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 CATO 14 0-2 0-0 0 5 5 0 4 0 1 0 JACKSON 31 4-12 0-0 4 2 6 5 3 1 2 10 WALLACE 28 7-12 7-10 4 5 9 0 1 2 2 21 WILLIAMS 13 2-3 2-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 6 ONEAL DNP - COACH'S DECISION WELLS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-77 18-24 18 31 49 20 25 8 14 88 (.429) (.750) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 15(11 PTS)

LA LAKERS 18 24 18 22 - 82 PORTLAND 29 19 22 18 - 88

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - BRYANT, HORRY, KNIGHT. PORTLAND - WALLACE 3, AUGMON, CATO. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 7-20 (.350), RICE 2-7, BRYANT 2-5, FISHER 2-5, HORRY 1-1, PATTERSON 0-1, LUE 0-1. PORTLAND 4-11 (.364), STOUDAMIRE 2-3, ANTHONY 0-3, JACKSON 2-4, WILLIAMS 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, JOE DEROSA, (MICHAEL SMITH. A - 20,713. T - 2:22.


Box Score

LA LAKERS (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Reid 14 0-3 4-4 1-2 1 3 4 Rice 40 4-14 0-0 0-2 1 1 10 Oneal 42 10-19 5-10 3-13 3 4 25 Bryant 45 7-15 6-7 2-6 4 4 22 Fisher 33 2-8 0-0 2-3 2 1 6 Horry 27 1-3 0-0 0-4 0 4 3 Knight 21 4-8 0-0 1-1 0 3 8 Patterson 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Lue 15 2-4 0-0 1-1 1 3 4 Fox DNP - sprained right knee Harper DNP - coach's decision Rooks DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-75 15-21 10-32 12 24 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 7-20, .350 (Rice 2-7, Bryant 2-5, Fisher 2-5, Horry 1-1, Patterson 0-1, Lue 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 3 (Bryant, Horry, Knight). Turnovers: 14 (Bryant 6, Knight 2, Reid 2, Rice 2, Horry, Oneal). Steals: 4 (Bryant 2, Fisher, Oneal).

PORTLAND (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Augmon 21 2-5 2-2 0-3 3 4 6 Grant 28 3-5 2-2 2-5 1 2 8 Sabonis 28 6-11 0-0 3-11 1 3 12 Rider 29 1-8 2-4 3-6 2 4 4 Stoudamire 34 5-12 3-4 2-3 6 2 15 Anthony 14 3-7 0-0 0-0 1 1 6 Cato 14 0-2 0-0 0-5 0 4 0 Jackson 31 4-12 0-0 4-6 5 3 10 Wallace 28 7-12 7-10 4-9 0 1 21 Williams 13 2-3 2-2 0-1 1 1 6 Oneal DNP - coach's decision Wells DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-77 18-24 18-49 20 25 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.429, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 4-11, .364 (Stoudamire 2-3, Anthony 0-3, Jackson 2-4, Williams 0-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 5 (Wallace 3, Augmon, Cato). Turnovers: 15 (Rider 4, Jackson 2, Wallace 2, Williams 2, Augmon, Cato, Sabonis, Stoudamire). Steals: 8 (Augmon 2, Wallace 2, Grant, Jackson, Sabonis, Stoudamire). ____________________________________________ La Lakers 18 24 18 22 - 82 Portland 29 19 22 18 - 88 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,713. T: 2:22. Officials: Ron Garretson, Joe Derosa, (michael Smith.


Game Story

PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) -- Rasheed Wallace scored seven of his 21 points in a key first-quarter run as the Portland Trail Blazers built a double-digit lead and turned back the Los Angeles Lakers, 88-82.

Wallace had a pair of follow dunks in a 13-1 spurt as the Trail Blazers opened a 27-12 lead with 1:49 to go in the first quarter.

Damon Stoudamire added 15 points and Arvydas Sabonis 12 for Portland, which won both home games against Los Angeles this season and led from start to finish in each contest. The Blazers recorded a 113-86 rout on April 13.

Playing their third game in as many nights, the Lakers clawed within 80-78 on a nine-foot turnaround jumper by Shaquille O'Neal. But Brian Grant powered his way in the low post for a five-footer and Stoudamire hit a 12-footer with 1:13 to play, building the lead to 84-78.

Portland, which had three days off before the game, improved to 19-2 at the Rose Garden. The Blazers also pulled within one-half game of the Utah Jazz for the best record in the NBA. They lead the Pacific Division by 5 1/2 games over the Lakers.

"I would say that I'm pleased," said Blazers coach Mike Dunleavy. "Our game is to rebound and play defense for 48 minutes. If we continue to do that with the consistency that we've been doing, we'll be fine."

O'Neal finished with 25 points and Kobe Bryant added 22 for Los Angeles, which has lost four of its last six games. They also remained one game behind fourth-place Houston in the West. The Lakers host Portland on April 29 and May 5.

"We had a couple of chances to win, but we didn't take care of the ball down the stretch and made a couple turnovers," said O'Neal. "We still can play a lot better."

"You have to develop poise under fire, that's how you learn," said Lakers coach Kurt Rambis. "I'm not measuring ourselves just against the Blazers, but we have showed definite signs of improving in these recent games."

After O'Neal made 1-of-2 free throws to pull the Lakers within 14-11 at the 5:43 mark, Wallace had a 10-footer and made 1-of-2 free throws to push the lead to six 85 seconds later. Stacey Augmon sank two free throws and O'Neal one as Portland held a 19-12 lead.

Wallace followed the miss of a shot by Stoudamire at the three-minute mark before Isaiah Rider and Stoudamire hit jumpers to push the lead to 25-12. Wallace capped the run with a dunk off a miss by Rider, giving the Blazers a 27-12 lead with 1:49 to go in the quarter.

"It was a collective effort, everyone on the team," said Wallace. "Shaq still got his numbers, but you can't do anything about that. You want him to take as many tough shots as possible."

"Rasheed Wallace gave us a big night," said Dunleavy. "He came in off the bench and played a high playoff-caliber level -- defending, rebounding, running the floor and shooting the ball."

Los Angeles went 0-for-5 and committed three turnovers during Portland's run. A 3-pointer by Robert Horry made it 37-32, but one by Jim Jackson capped a 9-0 burst by the Blazers that rebuilt the lead to 14.

Early in the fourth quarter, O'Neal all but demanded coach Kurt Rambis to insert guard Derek Fisher into the game in place of rookie Tyronn Lue. The move paid dividends as Fisher made a pair of 3-pointers in a 14-3 run that pulled the Lakers within 78-76 with 3:38 to play after O'Neal's six-foot hook shot.

"We feel like we've done a wonderful job of staying together and fighting through this game," said Fisher regarding the team's turmoils this season. "We haven't gotten over the hump yet, but we're working to get there, and we still feel like we're going to get there."

But Sabonis had a tip-in of a miss by Grant to make it a four-point game again. O'Neal again powered by Grant to cut the deficit to two, but Grant did likewise on the other end over Horry, giving Portland an 82-78 lead with 2:33 to go.

The Lakers had two chances to draw closer as O'Neal committed a turnover and Bryant took an ill-advised 26-footer that barely scraped the rim. Stoudamire followed with a 12-footer over Fisher to push the lead to six.

Los Angeles came no closer than five thereafter.

Wallace was 7-of-12 from the field, 7-of-9 from the line and pulled down nine rebounds for the Blazers, who shot 43 percent (33-of-77) from the floor and held a commanding 49-32 edge on the boards. Sabonis hauled in 11 rebounds and was 6-of-11 from the floor.

O'Neal was 10-of-19 from the field but only 5-of-10 from the line. Glen Rice again struggled and went 4-of-14 from the floor. He went 14-of-48 (29.2 percent) from the field in the three games, 5-of-18 from 3-point range. Los Angeles shot 40 percent (30-of-75).

"I had a big task defensively," said Rider, who had only four points. "I figured, don't take so many shots and guard Mr. Rice, help (Sabonis) out on Shaq anyway I can and play the whole game."

"We did a good job on Shaq, but more importantly, we did a good job on Glen Rice," said Grant. "He had a few open ones, but he didn't get that many shots in the second half. That's a tribute to our guards."

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