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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MINNESOTA 33 22 25 25 105 VANCOUVER 27 25 16 13 81 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIN - WALLY SZCZERBIAK 19, TERRELL BRANDON 18, KEVIN GARNETT 15 VAN - OTHELLA HARRINGTON 20, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 15, TWO PLAYERS WITH 13

HIGH REBOUND: MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 14, RADOSLAV NESTEROVIC 8 VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 11, OTHELLA HARRINGTON 8

HIGH ASSISTS: MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 8, KEVIN GARNETT 6 VAN - MICHAEL DICKERSON 4, OTHELLA HARRINGTON 3

ATT: 12,493


Extended Box

MINNESOTA (105) AT VANCOUVER (81)

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

K GARNETT F 38 7-14 1-2 3 11 14 6 3 3 6 15 SZCZERBIAK F 37 8-11 3-4 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 19 D GARRETT C 15 1-3 0-1 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 2 BRANDON G 35 7-13 4-4 0 1 1 8 4 2 2 18 PEELER G 31 6-10 0-0 1 5 6 3 3 1 1 13 NESTEROVIC 33 5-7 2-3 3 5 8 2 3 1 1 12 MITCHELL 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 JACKSON 13 4-7 0-1 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 9 SEALY 17 1-4 4-6 2 4 6 1 1 1 2 6 SMITH 13 3-7 1-2 2 1 3 0 3 0 1 7 AVERY 2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 HAMMONDS 2 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2

TOTALS 240 44-80 15-23 14 33 47 26 22 9 18 105 (.550) (.652) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 18(22 PTS)

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

ABDUR-RAHIM F 39 6-13 3-5 4 7 11 0 3 2 5 15 HARRINGTON F 36 7-15 6-7 0 8 8 3 2 0 2 20 REEVES C 33 5-13 3-4 4 2 6 0 4 2 1 13 BIBBY G 36 2-9 8-8 0 1 1 2 3 3 1 13 DICKERSON G 41 3-10 2-3 1 2 3 4 4 0 2 8 STEPHENS 7 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 PARKS 18 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 1 3 0 0 0 PRICE 15 2-5 0-2 0 1 1 2 4 0 3 6 LOPEZ 15 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 1 2 6 CARR DNP - ILLNESS EKEZIE DNP - COACH'S DECISION PALACIO DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-73 22-29 11 26 37 13 26 9 16 81 (.384) (.759) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 16(23 PTS)

MINNESOTA 33 22 25 25 - 105 VANCOUVER 27 25 16 13 - 81

BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 3, NESTEROVIC 3, D GARRETT 2, SMITH 2, SZCZERBIAK, SEALY. VANCOUVER - ABDUR-RAHIM 2, REEVES. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 2-7 (.286), K GARNETT 0-1, PEELER 1-4, JACKSON 1-1, AVERY 0-1. VANCOUVER 3-9 (.333), ABDUR-RAHIM 0-1, BIBBY 1-2, DICKERSON 0-2, PRICE 2-4. TECHNICALS: VANCOUVER - ASSISTANT COACH HOLLINS. OFFICIALS: JESS KERSEY, BENNIE ADAMS, GREG WILLARD. A - 12,493. T - 2:17.


Box Score

MINNESOTA (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 38 7-14 1-2 3-14 6 3 15 Szczerbiak 37 8-11 3-4 1-2 3 1 19 D Garrett 15 1-3 0-1 0-4 0 2 2 Brandon 35 7-13 4-4 0-1 8 4 18 Peeler 31 6-10 0-0 1-6 3 3 13 Nesterovic 33 5-7 2-3 3-8 2 3 12 Mitchell 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Jackson 13 4-7 0-1 1-2 2 1 9 Sealy 17 1-4 4-6 2-6 1 1 6 Smith 13 3-7 1-2 2-3 0 3 7 Avery 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 Hammonds 2 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 44-80 15-23 14-47 26 22 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.550, FT-.652. 3-Point Goals: 2-7, .286 (K Garnett 0-1, Peeler 1-4, Jackson 1-1, Avery 0-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 12 (K Garnett 3, Nesterovic 3, D Garrett 2, Smith 2, Szczerbiak, Sealy). Turnovers: 18 (K Garnett 6, Brandon 2, Mitchell 2, Sealy 2, Szczerbiak 2, Jackson, Nesterovic, Peeler, Smith). Steals: 9 (K Garnett 3, Brandon 2, Nesterovic, Peeler, Sealy, Szczerbiak).

VANCOUVER (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Abdur-rahim 39 6-13 3-5 4-11 0 3 15 Harrington 36 7-15 6-7 0-8 3 2 20 Reeves 33 5-13 3-4 4-6 0 4 13 Bibby 36 2-9 8-8 0-1 2 3 13 Dickerson 41 3-10 2-3 1-3 4 4 8 Stephens 7 0-1 0-0 1-1 1 0 0 Parks 18 0-1 0-0 1-4 1 3 0 Price 15 2-5 0-2 0-1 2 4 6 Lopez 15 3-6 0-0 0-2 0 3 6 Carr DNP - illness Ekezie DNP - coach's decision Palacio DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-73 22-29 11-37 13 26 81 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.384, FT-.759. 3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (Abdur-rahim 0-1, Bibby 1-2, Dickerson 0-2, Price 2-4). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 3 (Abdur-rahim 2, Reeves). Turnovers: 16 (Abdur-rahim 5, Price 3, Dickerson 2, Harrington 2, Lopez 2, Bibby, Reeves). Steals: 9 (Bibby 3, Abdur-rahim 2, Reeves 2, Lopez, Stephens). ____________________________________________ Minnesota 33 22 25 25 - 105 Vancouver 27 25 16 13 - 81 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Vancouver 1 (Assistant Coach Hollins, 4:26 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 12,493. T: 2:17. Officials: Jess Kersey, Bennie Adams, Greg Willard.


Game Story

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Terrell Brandon scored 18 points and keyed a third-quarter run as the Minnesota Timberwolves coasted to a 105-81 victory over the Vancouver Grizzlies.

Minnesota led by just three points at halftime, but started the second half on a 14-6 burst to take control. Brandon was the key contributor in the surge with six points.

Wally Szczerbiak added 19 points and Kevin Garnett chipped in with 15 and 14 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who won for the fifth time in their last six games.

Minnesota was playing its first road game in North America this season after splitting a pair of games with Sacramento in Japan to start the season.

Othella Harrington tallied 20 points and Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 15 and 11 rebounds for Vancouver, which could not rebound from a disappointing loss against Seattle on Thursday, when it blew a 10-point lead in the final 99 seconds.

"I thought they really turned up their intensity in the third quarter," Grizzlies coach Brian Hill said. "We didn't move the ball like we did in the first half. We did not respond to their intensity. As a result, we failed to execute defensively. I take responsibility for that."

After the Grizzlies pulled within 57-56 early in the third quarter, Peeler converted a layup and had a dunk sandwiched around a jumper by Brandon to trigger a 12-2 burst.

Brandon, who connected on 7-of-13 shots, capped the run with a layup with 5:05 left in the period that pushed the lead to 69-58.

"Guys are running the lanes well, making it real easy," Brandon said. "I'm starting to feel a lot more confident on offense. In Cleveland, I was more of scorer. Here I got guys around me that can score. It's just my job to get them the ball."

The Timberwolves shot an impressive 55 percent (44-of-80) while holding Vancouver to just 38 percent (28-of-73). They also also garnered a 47-37 rebounding edge.

Szczerbiak had the best game of his young career, connecting on 8-of-11 shots.

Minnesota held a 12-point cushion entering the fourth quarter before putting the game out of reach with a 14-6 run to start the period, capped by a layup from Malik Sealy with 2:42 to go that opened a 94-74 advantage.

"I thought we ran the break real well," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "I thought we had good balance. I thought K.G. did a great job against Reef (Abur-Rahim)."

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