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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 22 26 19 21 88 LA LAKERS 23 26 30 24 103 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 19, MICHAEL DICKERSON 19, OTHELLA HARRINGTON 13 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 28, GLEN RICE 17, RICK FOX 15

HIGH REBOUND: VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 11, BRYANT REEVES 7 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 10, GLEN RICE 6

HIGH ASSISTS: VAN - OTHELLA HARRINGTON 4, MIKE BIBBY 4 LAL - DEREK FISHER 8, GLEN RICE 5

ATT: 18,997


Extended Box

VANCOUVER (88) AT LA LAKERS (103)

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

ABDUR-RAHIM F 38 5-19 9-13 5 6 11 2 2 1 4 19 HARRINGTON F 30 6-7 1-3 2 3 5 4 3 2 3 13 REEVES C 36 5-8 1-4 1 6 7 0 6 0 3 11 BIBBY G 36 3-11 2-2 1 1 2 4 2 2 3 8 DICKERSON G 36 7-13 5-6 1 3 4 2 5 2 0 19 PARKS 16 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 EKEZIE 3 0-2 1-2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 WEST 14 1-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 PRICE 13 1-4 2-2 1 2 3 3 0 1 1 4 LOPEZ 18 2-8 7-8 1 1 2 1 0 1 3 11 PALACIO DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEPHENS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-73 28-40 14 26 40 16 23 10 18 88 (.411) (.700) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 19(26 PTS)

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

GREEN F 28 5-9 0-0 3 2 5 2 1 1 1 10 RICE F 35 8-13 1-1 0 6 6 5 3 0 1 17 ONEAL C 34 13-22 2-6 4 6 10 4 3 0 1 28 FISHER G 27 1-6 0-0 1 2 3 8 2 4 1 2 HARPER G 23 2-4 1-1 0 3 3 4 4 0 2 5 SHAW 20 5-10 0-1 1 2 3 4 1 1 1 10 FOX 20 7-12 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 3 2 15 GEORGE 13 1-3 4-6 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 6 LUE 17 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 4 SALLEY 10 1-3 0-0 3 2 5 0 1 1 0 2 JACOBSON 9 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 KNIGHT 4 0-2 0-0 3 2 5 0 2 0 1 0

TOTALS 240 46-91 10-17 15 32 47 31 26 11 13 103 (.505) (.588) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 13(18 PTS)

VANCOUVER 22 26 19 21 - 88 LA LAKERS 23 26 30 24 - 103

BLOCKED SHOTS: VANCOUVER - DICKERSON, REEVES, PARKS. LA LAKERS - ONEAL 3, GREEN, FOX. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: VANCOUVER 0-8 (.000), ABDUR-RAHIM 0-1, BIBBY 0-1, DICKERSON 0-2, PRICE 0-2, LOPEZ 0-2. LA LAKERS 1-8 (.125), RICE 0-1, FISHER 0-2, FOX 1-4, LUE 0-1. TECHNICALS: LA LAKERS - 2. OFFICIALS: RASHAN MICHEL, BILL SPOONER, JACK NIES. A - 18,997. T - 2:28.


Box Score

VANCOUVER (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Abdur-rahim 38 5-19 9-13 5-11 2 2 19 Harrington 30 6-7 1-3 2-5 4 3 13 Reeves 36 5-8 1-4 1-7 0 6 11 Bibby 36 3-11 2-2 1-2 4 2 8 Dickerson 36 7-13 5-6 1-4 2 5 19 Parks 16 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 3 0 Ekezie 3 0-2 1-2 1-1 0 1 1 West 14 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 1 2 Price 13 1-4 2-2 1-3 3 0 4 Lopez 18 2-8 7-8 1-2 1 0 11 Palacio DNP - coach's decision Stephens DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-73 28-40 14-40 16 23 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.411, FT-.700. 3-Point Goals: 0-8, .000 (Abdur-rahim 0-1, Bibby 0-1, Dickerson 0-2, Price 0-2, Lopez 0-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 3 (Dickerson, Reeves, Parks). Turnovers: 19 (Abdur-rahim 4, Bibby 3, Harrington 3, Lopez 3, Reeves 3, Ekezie, Price). Steals: 10 (Bibby 2, Dickerson 2, Harrington 2, Abdur-rahim, Lopez, Parks, Price).

LA LAKERS (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Green 28 5-9 0-0 3-5 2 1 10 Rice 35 8-13 1-1 0-6 5 3 17 Oneal 34 13-22 2-6 4-10 4 3 28 Fisher 27 1-6 0-0 1-3 8 2 2 Harper 23 2-4 1-1 0-3 4 4 5 Shaw 20 5-10 0-1 1-3 4 1 10 Fox 20 7-12 0-0 0-3 1 3 15 George 13 1-3 4-6 0-3 1 3 6 Lue 17 1-3 2-2 0-1 2 2 4 Salley 10 1-3 0-0 3-5 0 1 2 Jacobson 9 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 4 Knight 4 0-2 0-0 3-5 0 2 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 46-91 10-17 15-47 31 26 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.505, FT-.588. 3-Point Goals: 1-8, .125 (Rice 0-1, Fisher 0-2, Fox 1-4, Lue 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (Oneal 3, Green, Fox). Turnovers: 13 (Fox 2, Harper 2, Jacobson 2, Fisher, George, Green, Knight, Oneal, Rice, Shaw). Steals: 11 (Fisher 4, Fox 3, Green, Jacobson, Salley, Shaw). ____________________________________________ Vancouver 22 26 19 21 - 88 La Lakers 23 26 30 24 - 103 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Lakers 2 ( 2, 0:38 2nd, 1:29 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,997. T: 2:28. Officials: Rashan Michel, Bill Spooner, Jack Nies.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Lakers could not have asked for a better opponent in their first regular-season game at the Staples Center.

Shaquille O'Neal scored 28 points, including six during a decisive run to open the second half as the Lakers posted their 15th win in 16 all-time meetings with the Vancouver Grizzlies, a 103-88 triumph in their state-of-the-art arena.

O'Neal was 13-of-22 from the floor, grabbed 10 rebounds, blocked three shots and capped a 17-6 run on a layup with 7:11 remaining in the third quarter to give Los Angeles a 66-53 lead. The Lakers held a 49-48 lead in the half before O'Neal sparked the big burst with a 10-footer and a thunderous dunk.

The $350 million building was not sold out but the crowd did respond to the Lakers' spirited play in the second half. Dubbed "the entertainment capital of the entertainment capital," the facility seats 20,000, with one-third of the seats above the scoreboard, and there were 18,997 on hand.

"I'm one that wants the fans to be more rowdy," O'Neal said. "We have to also get them rowdy -- it's a two-way street. Nice building, well put together. I see they're making their money back, charging $12.50 for parking."

"It's not bad shooting in this building at all," Lakers guard Ron Harper added.

New acquisition Michael Dickerson and budding star Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 19 points apiece for the Grizzlies, whose lone win against Los Angeles came on February 23 -- the final game coached by Del Harris before he was fired.

The Grizzlies continued their road futility, suffering their 24th consecutive loss dating to a 93-89 double-overtime triumph against the Los Angeles Clippers on February 16.

"We just need to win," Abdur-Rahim said. "I think winning cures all. I think we came out these first two games with the mentality of trying to win. We fell short, but we'll keep after it. It's a long season."

New Lakers coach Phil Jackson improved to 2-0 and got another solid effort from sharpshooter Glen Rice, who scored 28 points in Tuesday's season-opening win at Utah. Rice did not have any trouble with the backdrop at the Staples Center, making 8-of-13 shots and scoring 17 points.

Rick Fox had a hot hand off the bench for Los Angeles, scoring 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting. A.C. Green and Brian Shaw collected 10 points apiece for the Lakers, who shot 51 percent (46-of-91) and held a 47-40 advantage on the boards.

"It's going to be a strange place to play for a while, we knew that," Jackson said. "Even though we shot 50 percent, which is great, there's still a certain feel about that building that's a little bit different. The open space and that idea that there were some balls looking like long flies in the outfield."

"We've been more of an attacking unit now that we have settled in," Fox added. "We understand more of what we are supposed to do in our offense instead of just standing around waiting for offense to open up."

Abdur-Rahim made only 5-of-19 shots from the field, but did connect on 9-of-13 free throws while handing out 11 assists.

"I just think I missed shots that I usually make," he said. "But I wouldn't say I was forced to take bad shots."

Othella Harrington scored 13 points and Bryant Reeves and Felipe Lopez added 11 apiece for the Grizzlies, who shot 41 percent (30-of-73) and yielded 24 points off turnovers.

"I'm confident the team will come back," Vancouver coach Brian Hill said. "The guys have to understand the caliber of the teams they are playing. I told the guys we've got 80 games left and that's something I couldn't say last year."

Abdur-Rahim gave the Grizzlies their final lead of the night, 48-47, with 39 seconds left in the second quarter, but O'Neal put Los Angeles up for good with a six-foot hook shot with 22 seconds remaining.

Derek Fisher hit a 20-footer to open the second-half scoring, Rice sank a 19-footer and O'Neal's 10-foot hook made it 55-50 with 10:02 left in the third quarter.

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