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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- GOLDEN STATE 20 32 26 26 104 MINNESOTA 35 20 7 14 76 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: GSW - JOHN STARKS 27, CHRIS MILLS 23, ANTAWN JAMISON 16 MIN - RADOSLAV NESTEROVIC 23, KEVIN GARNETT 12, JOE SMITH 11

HIGH REBOUND: GSW - TONY FARMER 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 MIN - RADOSLAV NESTEROVIC 13, JOE SMITH 10

HIGH ASSISTS: GSW - MOOKIE BLAYLOCK 11, JOHN STARKS 6 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 6, TERRELL BRANDON 6

ATT: 14,739


Extended Box

GOLDEN STATE (104) AT MINNESOTA (76)

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

CAFFEY F 14 0-2 0-0 2 3 5 0 5 1 0 0 JAMISON F 26 8-13 0-1 2 4 6 0 0 0 2 16 FOYLE C 19 3-6 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 6 BLAYLOCK G 38 0-5 2-2 1 5 6 11 2 2 2 2 STARKS G 35 10-20 3-4 0 2 2 6 1 0 1 27 MILLS 33 8-16 7-8 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 23 T CUMMINGS 15 3-7 0-1 1 3 4 0 3 0 0 6 CARR 8 2-5 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 6 FARMER 28 2-3 2-3 0 8 8 3 3 1 0 7 V CUMMINGS 14 5-7 1-2 0 2 2 2 0 3 3 11 CURLEY 10 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 LEGLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-85 17-23 6 35 41 23 20 8 10 104 (.482) (.739) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 11(7 PTS)

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

K GARNETT F 38 5-20 2-2 1 6 7 6 3 0 8 12 SMITH F 32 5-11 1-2 2 8 10 0 3 0 1 11 NESTEROVIC C 38 11-16 1-1 6 7 13 1 4 0 2 23 BRANDON G 30 2-3 0-1 0 3 3 6 2 1 3 4 PEELER G 18 3-11 0-0 0 0 0 4 4 1 1 6 SEALY 31 3-11 2-2 1 3 4 2 1 1 4 8 MITCHELL 22 4-6 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 8 HAMMONDS 6 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 JACKSON 11 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 AVERY 14 0-1 2-4 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 D GARRETT DNP - SORE LEFT KNEE SZCZERBIAK DNP - SORE RIGHT KNEE

TOTALS 240 33-80 10-14 10 31 41 25 25 4 21 76 (.413) (.714) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 21(24 PTS)

GOLDEN STATE 20 32 26 26 - 104 MINNESOTA 35 20 7 14 - 76

BLOCKED SHOTS: GOLDEN STATE - FOYLE 2, V CUMMINGS. MINNESOTA - K GARNETT, NESTEROVIC. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: GOLDEN STATE 5-12 (.417), BLAYLOCK 0-2, STARKS 4-7, FARMER 1-2, CURLEY 0-1. MINNESOTA 0-8 (.000), K GARNETT 0-1, PEELER 0-4, SEALY 0-1, JACKSON 0-1, AVERY 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: JESS KERSEY, MONTY MCCUTCHEN, KEVIN FEHR. A - 14,739. T - 2:07.


Box Score

GOLDEN STATE (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Caffey 14 0-2 0-0 2-5 0 5 0 Jamison 26 8-13 0-1 2-6 0 0 16 Foyle 19 3-6 0-0 0-3 0 2 6 Blaylock 38 0-5 2-2 1-6 11 2 2 Starks 35 10-20 3-4 0-2 6 1 27 Mills 33 8-16 7-8 0-2 1 3 23 T Cummings 15 3-7 0-1 1-4 0 3 6 Carr 8 2-5 2-2 0-1 0 1 6 Farmer 28 2-3 2-3 0-8 3 3 7 V Cummings 14 5-7 1-2 0-2 2 0 11 Curley 10 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 Legler DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-85 17-23 6-41 23 20 104 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.482, FT-.739. 3-Point Goals: 5-12, .417 (Blaylock 0-2, Starks 4-7, Farmer 1-2, Curley 0-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 3 (Foyle 2, V Cummings). Turnovers: 11 (V Cummings 3, Blaylock 2, Jamison 2, Curley, Mills, Starks). Steals: 8 (V Cummings 3, Blaylock 2, Caffey, Curley, Farmer).

MINNESOTA (76) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 38 5-20 2-2 1-7 6 3 12 Smith 32 5-11 1-2 2-10 0 3 11 Nesterovic 38 11-16 1-1 6-13 1 4 23 Brandon 30 2-3 0-1 0-3 6 2 4 Peeler 18 3-11 0-0 0-0 4 4 6 Sealy 31 3-11 2-2 1-4 2 1 8 Mitchell 22 4-6 0-0 0-1 1 3 8 Hammonds 6 0-0 2-2 0-1 0 3 2 Jackson 11 0-1 0-0 0-1 2 2 0 Avery 14 0-1 2-4 0-1 3 0 2 D Garrett DNP - sore left knee Szczerbiak DNP - sore right knee _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-80 10-14 10-41 25 25 76 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.413, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals: 0-8, .000 (K Garnett 0-1, Peeler 0-4, Sealy 0-1, Jackson 0-1, Avery 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 2 (K Garnett, Nesterovic). Turnovers: 21 (K Garnett 8, Sealy 4, Brandon 3, Jackson 2, Nesterovic 2, Peeler, Smith). Steals: 4 (Brandon, Jackson, Peeler, Sealy). ____________________________________________ Golden State 20 32 26 26 - 104 Minnesota 35 20 7 14 - 76 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 14,739. T: 2:07. Officials: Jess Kersey, Monty Mccutchen, Kevin Fehr.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves tied the NBA record for fewest points in the second half, managing just 21 in a 104-76 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

The Timberwolves also set a club record by scoring just seven points in the third quarter. It was the lowest quarter in club history and helped Minnesota squander a 20-point first-half lead en route to its fifth straight loss.

"Right now we have a lot of soul-searching to do," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "Lots of questions, no answers. We were like hot and cold water tonight."

In a total collapse, the Wolves shot just 23.5 percent (8-of-34) from the field after halftime. They became the third team to score just 21 points in a second half and the first since Indiana against San Antonio on March 29, 1998.

The worst half in NBA history is 20 points by the New Orleans (now Utah) Jazz at Seattle on January 4, 1975.

Minnesota entered the NBA in 1989 and had some very lean years but never had scored less than 10 points in any quarter until tonight. It shot 14 percent (3-of-21) and committed six turnovers in the period.

"I was embarrassed by the way we played in the second half," Saunders said. "I've never been in a situation where we've gotten our (butts) kicked at home, game after game. When teams come at us, we're backing away."

"I have no idea what is going on with the team right now," said Wolves star forward Kevin Garnett, who was limited to 12 points on 5-of-20 shooting.

John Starks scored 27 points and Chris Mills added 23 for the Warriors, who matched the best defensive quarter in club history and have won two straight games -- both on the road -- after dropping 11 in a row.

"It's hard to imagine playing defense better than we did," said Warriors coach P.J. Carlesimo said. "The biggest thing is we hung in there. Four games in five nights and you get down 20 on the road against a good team, usually you don't hang in -- you just kind of mail it in and go home. We obviously didn't mail it in tonight."

In the third period, Starks scored 11 points and Mills scored seven, surpassing and matching Minnesota's total.

"We took Kevin Garnett out of the game and he's their big threat," Starks said. "They don't have great outside shooters so all we did was pack it in and make them shoot shots. And they just weren't hitting their shots."

Radoslav Nesterovic scored 15 of his 23 points in the first quarter as Minnesota bolted to a 35-20 lead. The Wolves built the advantage to 43-23 on Joe Smith's hook shot with 9:04 left in the second quarter.

The Warriors rallied behind Antawn Jamison, who scored 10 of his 16 points in the rest of the half to help cut the deficit to 55-52. The surge continued in the third quarter behind Starks, whose 3-pointer gave Golden State a 59-59 tie with 6:33 to go.

Another 3-pointer by Starks closed the period and gave Golden State a 78-62 lead. Mills scored eight points in the fourth quarter, when the lead got as big as 29 points.

"This team has a lot of heart," Mills said. "Our defense got tighter and tighter in the second half. We just made sure that we boxed (out) those guys and played tough interior defense and made them beat us from the outside."

Rookie Vonteego Cummings scored 11 points off the bench for the Warriors, who shot 48 percent (41-of-85) and forced 21 turnovers. Mookie Blaylock handed out 11 assists.

Smith had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Nesterovic pulled down 13 boards for the Wolves, who shot 41 percent (33-of-80), missing all eight 3-pointers.

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