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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MINNESOTA 16 25 27 32 100 CLEVELAND 30 22 21 21 94 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 24, TERRELL BRANDON 17, BOBBY JACKSON 12 CLE - BOB SURA 20, BREVIN KNIGHT 16, SHAWN KEMP 16

HIGH REBOUND: MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 18, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 5 CLE - ANDREW DECLERCQ 14, SHAWN KEMP 6

HIGH ASSISTS: MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 11, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4 CLE - BOB SURA 7, BREVIN KNIGHT 6

ATT: 13,911


Extended Box

MINNESOTA (100) AT CLEVELAND (94)

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

K GARNETT F 47 10-21 4-6 6 12 18 4 4 2 7 24 SZCZERBIAK F 26 1-6 5-8 0 3 3 1 1 2 1 7 NESTEROVIC C 17 3-6 2-2 2 3 5 1 2 0 0 8 BRANDON G 42 5-16 7-7 1 4 5 11 2 4 6 17 PEELER G 10 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 SEALY 22 3-8 4-4 3 2 5 0 3 0 1 10 MITCHELL 17 1-3 5-6 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 7 JACKSON 23 4-9 4-5 2 1 3 3 2 2 1 12 SMITH 30 3-6 5-6 1 4 5 4 5 0 1 11 AVERY 4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 HAMMONDS 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 PATTERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-77 36-44 15 31 46 27 24 10 18 100 (.416) (.818) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 18(17 PTS)

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

KEMP F 37 4-15 8-10 2 4 6 2 5 1 3 16 MURRAY F 34 7-14 0-0 1 4 5 3 6 2 5 14 DECLERCQ C 40 4-9 5-8 7 7 14 1 2 1 1 13 KNIGHT G 35 6-10 4-6 0 2 2 6 6 4 4 16 SURA G 36 8-15 2-3 0 5 5 7 5 1 2 20 BRYANT 19 1-3 0-0 0 5 5 0 4 0 1 2 MILLER 13 1-5 4-4 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 6 PERSON 25 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 3 7 HENDERSON 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BRAMLETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION FERRY DNP - LEFT CALF STRAIN STACK DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-77 23-31 10 30 40 22 32 10 19 94 (.442) (.742) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 19(19 PTS)

MINNESOTA 16 25 27 32 - 100 CLEVELAND 30 22 21 21 - 94

BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 3, BRANDON, PEELER. CLEVELAND - DECLERCQ 2, KEMP, KNIGHT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 0-2 (.000), K GARNETT 0-1, BRANDON 0-1. CLEVELAND 3-10 (.300), MURRAY 0-1, SURA 2-5, PERSON 1-4. TECHNICALS: CLEVELAND - BRYANT. OFFICIALS: NOLAN FINE, KEN MAUER, JIM KINSEY. A - 13,911. T - 2:23.


Box Score

MINNESOTA (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 47 10-21 4-6 6-18 4 4 24 Szczerbiak 26 1-6 5-8 0-3 1 1 7 Nesterovic 17 3-6 2-2 2-5 1 2 8 Brandon 42 5-16 7-7 1-5 11 2 17 Peeler 10 1-1 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 Sealy 22 3-8 4-4 3-5 0 3 10 Mitchell 17 1-3 5-6 0-1 1 2 7 Jackson 23 4-9 4-5 2-3 3 2 12 Smith 30 3-6 5-6 1-5 4 5 11 Avery 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 Hammonds 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Patterson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-77 36-44 15-46 27 24 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.416, FT-.818. 3-Point Goals: 0-2, .000 (K Garnett 0-1, Brandon 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (K Garnett 3, Brandon, Peeler). Turnovers: 18 (K Garnett 7, Brandon 6, Jackson, Peeler, Sealy, Smith, Szczerbiak). Steals: 10 (Brandon 4, Jackson 2, K Garnett 2, Szczerbiak 2).

CLEVELAND (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kemp 37 4-15 8-10 2-6 2 5 16 Murray 34 7-14 0-0 1-5 3 6 14 Declercq 40 4-9 5-8 7-14 1 2 13 Knight 35 6-10 4-6 0-2 6 6 16 Sura 36 8-15 2-3 0-5 7 5 20 Bryant 19 1-3 0-0 0-5 0 4 2 Miller 13 1-5 4-4 0-1 3 3 6 Person 25 3-6 0-0 0-2 0 1 7 Henderson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Bramlett DNP - coach's decision Ferry DNP - left calf strain Stack DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-77 23-31 10-40 22 32 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.442, FT-.742. 3-Point Goals: 3-10, .300 (Murray 0-1, Sura 2-5, Person 1-4). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (Declercq 2, Kemp, Knight). Turnovers: 19 (Murray 5, Knight 4, Kemp 3, Person 3, Sura 2, Bryant, Declercq). Steals: 10 (Knight 4, Murray 2, Declercq, Kemp, Person, Sura). ____________________________________________ Minnesota 16 25 27 32 - 100 Cleveland 30 22 21 21 - 94 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Cleveland 1 (Bryant, 9:47 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 13,911. T: 2:23. Officials: Nolan Fine, Ken Mauer, Jim Kinsey.


Game Story

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers responded to Saturday's embarrassing defeat to New Jersey with their best 12-minute stretch of the season in the first quarter. But they were not unable to maintain their high level of play.

Former Cavalier Terrell Brandon scored six points in a critical 10-1 run late in the game as the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame an early 18-point deficit to hand Cleveland a 100-94 defeat.

Kevin Garnett collected 24 points and 18 rebounds and Brandon added 17 points for the Timberwolves, who hit their last 13 foul shots and earned their first win in Gund Arena, which opened in 1994. Minnesota has won two in a row overall following an eight-game losing streak.

"This is still my hometown and it's the first time since I've been traded that I've been able to play (here) and really tell the fans how much I appreciate them," Brandon said.

Cleveland was routed by New Jersey, 98-74, at home on Saturday, suffering its second loss in four days to the lowly Nets. The effort prompted an apology from coach Randy Wittman, who put the Cavaliers through a four-hour practice on Sunday.

"This one hurts just as bad as any of the other ones we've had," Wittman said.

Cleveland responded to the tough practice session, jumping to a 30-12 lead before Minnesota scored the final four points of the period.

But the Timberwolves steadily fought back and took their first lead at 90-89 on Brandon's jumper with 1:36 remaining. His two foul shots made it 96-90 with 19 seconds left and put away the contest.

"It was a game that we fought so hard to get back into," said Minnesota forward Joe Smith. "We got down 18 points and we had to fight hard. In the fourth quarter, instead of running out of gas, I think we did a great job of just pulling toghether."

Bob Sura scored 20 points and Shawn Kemp and Brevin Knight added 16 apiece for the Cavaliers, who have dropped four straight and fell a season-high two games under .500.

"We're disappointed," Sura said. "Losing three or four games in a row is tough in this league. Now we're a couple of games below .500."

After Minnesota closed to 77-74 on Smith's foul shot, the Cavs appeared to put away the Timberolves with a 9-3 spurt, opening an 86-77 lead on Sura's driving layup with 6:48 remaining.

But Minnesota scored seven straight points and pulled within 86-84 on rookie Wally Szczerbiak's two foul shots with 4:19 to play.

"We had a good effort tonight," Sura added. "We have to be a little bit smarter down the stretch, move the ball a little bit and make some better decisions."

After Cleveland stretched its advantage to 89-86 on Andrew DeClercq's free throw with 2:36 to go, the Timberwolves pulled within a point on Sam Mitchell's two free throws with 2:22 left.

Brandon's jumper put Minnesota ahead for good before Garnett's 17-footer and Brandon's pair from the line made it 94-89 with 26 seconds remaining.

"We've been playing well, but coming up dry," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "But I'm happy for the guys because as hard as they've worked through this bad stretch they're starting to see rewards."

Szczerbiak, a former All-American at Miami of Ohio, scored just seven points on 1-of-6 shooting in his return to the Buckeye State.

"Wally's (right) leg is still bothering him," said Saunders, referring to an ailment that kept Szczerbiak out of the lineup for four games. "He wanted to so well because he's back in Ohio. He hung in there and was unbelievabley enthusiastic on the bench tonight. Tonight was a game where our veterans took over."

Bobby Jackson added 12 points and Smith 11 for the Timberwolves, who made 36-of-44 free throws. Minnesota shot 42 percent (32-of-77) from the field and missed its only two 3-pointers.

"We had a seven-point lead with three minutes to go," Cleveland forward Wesley Person said. "That's the time you really have to execute and get a bucket and we didn't do that. They came down and hit some tough shots."

Lamond Murray scored 14 points while DeClerq added 13 and 14 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who appeared to get worn down in the fourth quarter.

"I think I called a timeout two minutes into it (third period) to try to get us going," Wittman said. "I don't know what it is -- whether you feel you have a cushion and you can work your way into it. We can't have that effect."

Cleveland, which shot 45 percent (34-of-76), was outscored 84-64 over the final three quarters.

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