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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA CLIPPERS 21 24 16 28 89 MINNESOTA 20 25 25 15 85 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAC - LAMAR ODOM 22, TYRONE NESBY 20, TWO PLAYERS WITH 16 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 23, MALIK SEALY 17, WALLY SZCZERBIAK 11

HIGH REBOUND: LAC - MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 12, BRIAN SKINNER 10 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 20, JOE SMITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: LAC - ERIC MURDOCK 7, TROY HUDSON 5 MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 12, THREE PLAYERS WITH 3

ATT: 13,677


Extended Box

LA CLIPPERS (89) AT MINNESOTA (85)

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

ODOM F 48 8-21 6-9 1 6 7 1 1 0 2 22 SKINNER F 42 2-5 0-0 2 8 10 1 3 1 1 4 OLOWOKANDI C 43 6-12 4-6 3 9 12 0 3 0 2 16 HUDSON G 30 4-13 1-1 2 1 3 5 1 2 3 11 NESBY G 43 7-16 5-7 0 6 6 3 5 0 1 20 AVENT 6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 MURDOCK 28 4-10 7-9 1 4 5 7 1 4 3 16 ANDERSON DNP - CONCUSSION CLOSS DNP - COACH'S DECISION JONES DNP - COACH'S DECISION PIATKOWSKI DNP - BRUISED RIBS TAYLOR DNP - SPRAINED LEFT FOOT

TOTALS 240 31-77 23-32 9 34 43 17 16 7 13 89 (.403) (.719) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 13(8 PTS)

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

K GARNETT F 44 10-23 3-4 9 11 20 3 2 1 3 23 SZCZERBIAK F 35 4-11 3-4 3 2 5 2 3 0 2 11 NESTEROVIC C 19 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 6 1 1 4 BRANDON G 34 4-13 2-2 1 3 4 12 3 1 2 10 PEELER G 30 4-10 0-0 0 2 2 3 3 0 1 10 D GARRETT 20 1-3 1-2 1 3 4 2 4 0 0 3 SMITH 21 2-8 0-2 3 4 7 1 1 1 1 4 JACKSON 14 0-2 1-2 0 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 SEALY 18 7-13 3-4 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 17 MITCHELL 5 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 AVERY DNP - COACH'S DECISION HAMMONDS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-90 13-20 18 30 48 27 27 6 13 85 (.389) (.650) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 14(9 PTS)

LA CLIPPERS 21 24 16 28 - 89 MINNESOTA 20 25 25 15 - 85

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA CLIPPERS - NESBY, ODOM, SKINNER, OLOWOKANDI. MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 4, SMITH 2, JACKSON, D GARRETT, BRANDON, NESTEROVIC. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA CLIPPERS 4-13 (.308), ODOM 0-1, HUDSON 2-6, NESBY 1-4, MURDOCK 1-2. MINNESOTA 2-10 (.200), K GARNETT 0-1, SZCZERBIAK 0-2, BRANDON 0-1, PEELER 2-6. TECHNICALS: LA CLIPPERS - NESBY, MINNESOTA - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, K GARNETT. OFFICIALS: JOE FORTE, TED BERNHARDT, (JAMES CAPERS. A - 13,677. T - 2:14.


Box Score

LA CLIPPERS (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Odom 48 8-21 6-9 1-7 1 1 22 Skinner 42 2-5 0-0 2-10 1 3 4 Olowokandi 43 6-12 4-6 3-12 0 3 16 Hudson 30 4-13 1-1 2-3 5 1 11 Nesby 43 7-16 5-7 0-6 3 5 20 Avent 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Murdock 28 4-10 7-9 1-5 7 1 16 Anderson DNP - concussion Closs DNP - coach's decision Jones DNP - coach's decision Piatkowski DNP - bruised ribs Taylor DNP - sprained left foot _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-77 23-32 9-43 17 16 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.403, FT-.719. 3-Point Goals: 4-13, .308 (Odom 0-1, Hudson 2-6, Nesby 1-4, Murdock 1-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 4 (Nesby, Odom, Skinner, Olowokandi). Turnovers: 13 (Hudson 3, Murdock 3, Odom 2, Olowokandi 2, Avent, Nesby, Skinner). Steals: 7 (Murdock 4, Hudson 2, Skinner).

MINNESOTA (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 44 10-23 3-4 9-20 3 2 23 Szczerbiak 35 4-11 3-4 3-5 2 3 11 Nesterovic 19 2-4 0-0 0-2 0 6 4 Brandon 34 4-13 2-2 1-4 12 3 10 Peeler 30 4-10 0-0 0-2 3 3 10 D Garrett 20 1-3 1-2 1-4 2 4 3 Smith 21 2-8 0-2 3-7 1 1 4 Jackson 14 0-2 1-2 0-1 3 2 1 Sealy 18 7-13 3-4 1-1 0 3 17 Mitchell 5 1-3 0-0 0-2 1 0 2 Avery DNP - coach's decision Hammonds DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-90 13-20 18-48 27 27 85 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.389, FT-.650. 3-Point Goals: 2-10, .200 (K Garnett 0-1, Szczerbiak 0-2, Brandon 0-1, Peeler 2-6). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 10 (K Garnett 4, Smith 2, Jackson, D Garrett, Brandon, Nesterovic). Turnovers: 14 (K Garnett 3, Brandon 2, Sealy 2, Szczerbiak 2, Jackson, Nesterovic, Peeler, Smith). Steals: 6 (Jackson 2, Brandon, K Garnett, Nesterovic, Smith). ____________________________________________ La Clippers 21 24 16 28 - 89 Minnesota 20 25 25 15 - 85 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Clippers 1 (Nesby, 0:07 4th). Minnesota 2 (Illegal Defense, 0:30 2nd; K Garnett, 0:07 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,677. T: 2:14. Officials: Joe Forte, Ted Bernhardt, (james Capers.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Rookie Lamar Odom scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Los Angeles Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak and picked up their first road win of the season with an 89-85 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Minnesota took a 79-70 lead on two free throws by Malik Sealy with 6:51 left in the fourth quarter. But the Clippers went on a 17-4 run over the next 6:03, led by Odom with seven points and Eric Murdock's six.

Los Angeles took its first lead of the quarter at 84-83 when Michael Olowokandi made two free throws with 1:40 remaining. Murdock converted a three-point play to give the Clippers an 87-83 lead with 49 seconds remaining.

Joe Smith hit a 15-foot jumper to cut the lead to 87-85 with 39 seconds to go, but Odom made a one-handed running jumper with 16 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

"He (Odom) took Garnett off the dribble, and Kevin is a tremendous athlete and defensive player," Los Angeles coach Chris Ford said. "You had two great players going up against each other and Lamar happened to make the shot. Kevin did everything he possibly could to stop him."

Tyrone Nesby scored a season-high 20 points for Los Angeles (2-6), which made 7-for-12 shots in the fourth quarter.

Garnett scored 23 points, but only two in the final quarter, and tied a career-high with 20 rebounds. Sealy added 17 off the bench for Minnesota (3-2), which shot 39 percent (35-of-90) from the field, including 6-for-21 in the fourth quarter.

"Tonight is probably as bad a night as I've had in this place," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "We just didn't move the ball, and that's the strength of our team. We got in a situation where the game got close and we tightened up. Instead of moving the ball and making plays, we tried to make too many things happen, and not play pro basketball."

The Timberwolves had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Rookie Wally Szczerbiak scored 10 of his 11 points in the third quarter as Minnesota took a 70-61 lead into the final period.

The Timberwolves took their largest lead of the game at 77-66 when Bobby Jackson hit one of two free throws with 7:59 left.

But Los Angeles went on a 9-2 run over the next 3:10 as Odom scored four points and Murdock had three, including a free throw that cut Minnesota's lead to 79-75 with 4:49 remaining.

"We were unraveled," Ford said. "We weren't getting back in transition, we were falling down on the offensive end and stumbling and then all of a sudden with a couple timeouts, we got back on track. You have to really hand it to them."

Murdock and Olowokandi scored 16 points apiece for Los Angeles, which overcame 40 percent (31-of-77) shooting and was outscored in the paint, on second-chance points and on the break.

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