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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHICAGO 19 18 19 20 76 MINNESOTA 32 22 20 20 94 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: CHI - COREY BENJAMIN 21, ELTON BRAND 9, DEDRIC WILLOUGHBY 9 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 22, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: CHI - MICHAEL RUFFIN 8, COREY BENJAMIN 6 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 11, RADOSLAV NESTEROVIC 7

HIGH ASSISTS: CHI - KHALID REEVES 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 7, RADOSLAV NESTEROVIC 4

ATT: 19,623


Extended Box

CHICAGO (76) AT MINNESOTA (94)

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

ARTEST F 31 3-6 1-2 1 3 4 3 2 0 2 8 BRAND F 24 4-11 1-2 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 9 SIMPKINS C 19 2-5 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 1 4 4 ARMSTRONG G 20 2-8 2-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 C BENJAMIN G 32 8-14 4-5 2 4 6 2 2 1 1 21 WILLOUGHBY 21 3-9 1-2 0 1 1 3 1 2 2 9 RUFFIN 24 2-5 1-2 1 7 8 0 3 0 1 5 PERDUE 15 1-1 0-2 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 2 REEVES 27 0-7 4-4 0 0 0 8 3 2 2 4 ANSTEY 14 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 DAVID 13 1-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 HOIBERG DNP - LEFT QUAD STRAIN

TOTALS 240 28-70 16-23 7 23 30 19 21 7 14 76 (.400) (.696) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 17(16 PTS)

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

K GARNETT F 36 9-11 3-4 0 11 11 3 3 3 2 22 MITCHELL F 29 5-9 2-2 0 4 4 3 1 1 2 12 NESTEROVIC C 25 4-8 4-5 2 5 7 4 5 0 0 12 BRANDON G 35 5-12 2-2 1 0 1 7 2 0 2 12 SEALY G 36 4-10 4-4 0 5 5 2 2 2 2 12 PEELER 29 5-12 0-0 1 2 3 2 4 0 2 11 SMITH 24 3-5 2-2 2 1 3 2 5 2 3 8 AVERY 13 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 HAMMONDS 9 0-1 3-4 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 PATTERSON 4 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

TOTALS 240 36-71 20-23 7 32 39 26 23 10 15 94 (.507) (.870) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 16(15 PTS)

CHICAGO 19 18 19 20 - 76 MINNESOTA 32 22 20 20 - 94

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHICAGO - C BENJAMIN, ANSTEY. MINNESOTA - NESTEROVIC, K GARNETT, SMITH. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHICAGO 4-14 (.286), ARTEST 1-2, ARMSTRONG 0-2, C BENJAMIN 1-3, WILLOUGHBY 2-5, REEVES 0-2. MINNESOTA 2-4 (.500), K GARNETT 1-1, PEELER 1-3. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: LUIS GRILLO, RASHAN MICHEL, MIKE CALLAHAN. A - 19,623. T - 2:01.


Box Score

CHICAGO (76) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Artest 31 3-6 1-2 1-4 3 2 8 Brand 24 4-11 1-2 1-2 0 3 9 Simpkins 19 2-5 0-0 1-4 1 2 4 Armstrong 20 2-8 2-2 0-1 1 0 6 C Benjamin 32 8-14 4-5 2-6 2 2 21 Willoughby 21 3-9 1-2 0-1 3 1 9 Ruffin 24 2-5 1-2 1-8 0 3 5 Perdue 15 1-1 0-2 0-2 0 3 2 Reeves 27 0-7 4-4 0-0 8 3 4 Anstey 14 2-3 0-0 1-2 1 1 4 David 13 1-1 2-2 0-0 0 1 4 Hoiberg DNP - left quad strain _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-70 16-23 7-30 19 21 76 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.696. 3-Point Goals: 4-14, .286 (Artest 1-2, Armstrong 0-2, C Benjamin 1-3, Willoughby 2-5, Reeves 0-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 2 (C Benjamin, Anstey). Turnovers: 17 (Simpkins 4, Artest 2, Reeves 2, Willoughby 2, Anstey, C Benjamin, David, Ruffin). Steals: 7 (Reeves 2, Willoughby 2, Anstey, C Benjamin, Simpkins).

MINNESOTA (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 36 9-11 3-4 0-11 3 3 22 Mitchell 29 5-9 2-2 0-4 3 1 12 Nesterovic 25 4-8 4-5 2-7 4 5 12 Brandon 35 5-12 2-2 1-1 7 2 12 Sealy 36 4-10 4-4 0-5 2 2 12 Peeler 29 5-12 0-0 1-3 2 4 11 Smith 24 3-5 2-2 2-3 2 5 8 Avery 13 1-3 0-0 0-2 3 1 2 Hammonds 9 0-1 3-4 0-2 0 0 3 Patterson 4 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-71 20-23 7-39 26 23 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.507, FT-.870. 3-Point Goals: 2-4, .500 (K Garnett 1-1, Peeler 1-3). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 3 (Nesterovic, K Garnett, Smith). Turnovers: 16 (Smith 3, Brandon 2, K Garnett 2, Mitchell 2, Peeler 2, Sealy 2, Avery, Hammonds). Steals: 10 (K Garnett 3, Sealy 2, Smith 2, Avery, Hammonds, Mitchell). ____________________________________________ Chicago 19 18 19 20 - 76 Minnesota 32 22 20 20 - 94 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,623. T: 2:01. Officials: Luis Grillo, Rashan Michel, Mike Callahan.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- The Chicago Bulls are so far removed from their dynasty that it seems part of another millennium.

After reaching glorious heights in the decade with six NBA titles, the Bulls ended the 1990s with another humiliating defeat, a 94-76 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Bulls averaged over 64 wins during their six championship seasons, a figure they are on pace to surpass in losses this season.

"(This year) wasn't too good," Chicago guard Dedric Willoughby said, "But it's a new millennium, new things. Now, it's time to start thinking about winning and not just improving. We have a bunch of young guys out there. But like the coach says, we're playing enough minutes to be second-year players. We've got that experience and now we have to show it."

Chicago came out flat after Wednesday's 91-77 defeat in Detroit and never was in the game, falling behind 8-0 and 21-7 in the first quarter.

"I was told when I came into this league that there were going to be nights, especially on these back-to-backs, that it just wasn't going to be there," Chicago coach Tim Floyd said. "I thought we didn't come out with any energy at all."

Chicago (2-25) suffered its 10th straight defeat and remains the NBA's only winless road team at 0-15. The Bulls have surpassed 90 points just twice during their second 10-game losing streak of the season.

Chicago also dropped 10 in a row from November 16-December 8 and has lost 20 of its last 21. The Bulls' only win during that stretch was a 71-69 victory over New Jersey on December 10.

Kevin Garnett scored 22 points for the Timberwolves, who have won two straight against Chicago after dropping 17 straight to the Bulls. Terrell Brandon, Sam Mitchell, Malik Sealy and Radoslav Nesterovic all scored 12 points for Minnesota.

"Nothing is ever promised," Garnett said. "You have to play hard every game. In this league, a win is not given against any team. We came out and did the job we had to do."

"You have to come out and put teams like this away early," Mitchell added. "You try to build on the big leads, but not worry about who you are playing."

Minnesota avoided looking ahead to Tuesday's game against the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.

"I thought we came out tonight and executed well, and we played pretty good defensely," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "I was happy with the balance we had."

The Timberwolves shot 68 percent from the field in the first quarter to open a 32-19 lead. They never let up, building their largest cushion at 70-42 on Sealy's jumper with 5:02 remaining in the third period.

Chicago was the perfect opponent for Minnesota after the Timberwolves had their season-high five-game winning streak snapped at Miami on Tuesday.

"You go through a season and things are going to go bad," said Garnett, who also had 11 rebounds. "You need to stick together as a team. Winning six out of seven is nice but we are not satisfied. We need to carry this over to games against San Antonio and Portland."

Corey Benjamin was the only player in double figures for the Bulls with 21 points. Elton Brand and Willoughby scored nine apiece.

"We had back-to-back games and everyone is tired," Benjamin said. "We have to overcome that. We have to come out of the gate ready to play."

Minnesota shot 51 percent (36-of-71) from the field while holding Chicago to 40 percent (28-of-70)

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