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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA LAKERS 28 21 34 27 110 SEATTLE 31 35 12 22 100 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAL - KOBE BRYANT 31, GLEN RICE 24, SHAQUILLE ONEAL 23 SEA - VIN BAKER 31, GARY PAYTON 23, RUBEN PATTERSON 21

HIGH REBOUND: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 9, AC GREEN 8 SEA - THREE PLAYERS WITH 10

HIGH ASSISTS: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 6, RICK FOX 5 SEA - GARY PAYTON 9, VIN BAKER 4

ATT: 17,072


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (110) AT SEATTLE (100)

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

GREEN F 23 2-4 1-2 3 5 8 1 3 1 0 5 RICE F 27 6-10 10-10 0 3 3 1 3 2 3 24 ONEAL C 40 10-16 3-5 3 6 9 6 5 0 2 23 BRYANT G 43 11-18 4-5 0 6 6 1 4 3 3 31 HARPER G 24 3-7 0-0 1 5 6 3 2 1 1 6 FOX 21 2-6 1-2 0 1 1 5 4 1 1 5 FISHER 21 3-7 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 8 HORRY 22 2-4 0-0 2 2 4 4 2 1 1 4 GEORGE 9 1-3 1-2 2 1 3 0 2 0 1 3 SHAW 8 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 SALLEY 2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 KNIGHT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-76 21-28 11 30 41 25 26 9 13 110 (.526) (.750) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 13(14 PTS)

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

BAKER F 45 12-26 7-11 6 4 10 4 1 3 3 31 PATTERSON F 34 5-10 11-13 7 3 10 1 3 1 4 21 GRANT C 34 2-6 0-0 6 4 10 0 2 1 0 4 B BARRY G 22 0-6 1-2 3 4 7 1 5 0 2 1 PAYTON G 48 9-18 2-3 0 4 4 9 0 2 3 23 DAVIS 35 7-12 0-0 1 3 4 1 3 1 2 18 FOSTER 5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 LEWIS 4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 PERSON 11 0-5 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 WILLIAMS 2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 MCCOY DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEPANIA DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-86 21-29 24 24 48 17 20 8 15 100 (.419) (.724) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 16(15 PTS)

LA LAKERS 28 21 34 27 - 110 SEATTLE 31 35 12 22 - 100

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - ONEAL, HARPER, BRYANT, SALLEY. SEATTLE - PATTERSON 2, GRANT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 9-25 (.360), RICE 2-6, BRYANT 5-7, HARPER 0-2, FOX 0-3, FISHER 2-5, GEORGE 0-1, SHAW 0-1. SEATTLE 7-20 (.350), B BARRY 0-3, PAYTON 3-7, DAVIS 4-6, PERSON 0-3, WILLIAMS 0-1. TECHNICALS: SEATTLE - BAKER. OFFICIALS: DICK BAVETTA, BILL SPOONER, DEE KANTNER. A - 17,072. T - 2:15.


Box Score

LA LAKERS (110) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Green 23 2-4 1-2 3-8 1 3 5 Rice 27 6-10 10-10 0-3 1 3 24 Oneal 40 10-16 3-5 3-9 6 5 23 Bryant 43 11-18 4-5 0-6 1 4 31 Harper 24 3-7 0-0 1-6 3 2 6 Fox 21 2-6 1-2 0-1 5 4 5 Fisher 21 3-7 0-0 0-1 3 1 8 Horry 22 2-4 0-0 2-4 4 2 4 George 9 1-3 1-2 2-3 0 2 3 Shaw 8 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Salley 2 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 Knight DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-76 21-28 11-41 25 26 110 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.526, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 9-25, .360 (Rice 2-6, Bryant 5-7, Harper 0-2, Fox 0-3, Fisher 2-5, George 0-1, Shaw 0-1). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 4 (Oneal, Harper, Bryant, Salley). Turnovers: 13 (Bryant 3, Rice 3, Oneal 2, Fisher, Fox, George, Harper, Horry). Steals: 9 (Bryant 3, Rice 2, Fox, Green, Harper, Horry).

SEATTLE (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 45 12-26 7-11 6-10 4 1 31 Patterson 34 5-10 11-13 7-10 1 3 21 Grant 34 2-6 0-0 6-10 0 2 4 B Barry 22 0-6 1-2 3-7 1 5 1 Payton 48 9-18 2-3 0-4 9 0 23 Davis 35 7-12 0-0 1-4 1 3 18 Foster 5 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 3 0 Lewis 4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Person 11 0-5 0-0 1-1 0 2 0 Williams 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 Mccoy DNP - coach's decision Stepania DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-86 21-29 24-48 17 20 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.419, FT-.724. 3-Point Goals: 7-20, .350 (B Barry 0-3, Payton 3-7, Davis 4-6, Person 0-3, Williams 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Patterson 2, Grant). Turnovers: 16 (Patterson 4, Baker 3, Payton 3, B Barry 2, Davis 2, Person). Steals: 8 (Baker 3, Payton 2, Davis, Grant, Patterson). ____________________________________________ La Lakers 28 21 34 27 - 110 Seattle 31 35 12 22 - 100 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Seattle 1 (Baker, 5:52 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,072. T: 2:15. Officials: Dick Bavetta, Bill Spooner, Dee Kantner.


Game Story

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Trailing by 19 points with their 13-game winning streak in jeopardy, the Los Angeles Lakers went on a run that turned into a marathon.

Led by Glen Rice, the Lakers roared to a 110-100 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics with a stunning 52-13 explosion over an 18-minute span of the second half.

"We came in the locker room and said, `Thank God there are two halves in this game,' Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "We had to get together and make some adjustments and play better defense in the second half and we were able to do it."

Within the prolonged burst, the Lakers had spurts of 21-2, 10-0 and 15-2. Rice scored 13 points in the first run and six more in the last, finishing with 24 points.

"At first, we were thinking it was going to be a long night," said Rice, who shot 6-of-10 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line. "We didn't buckle down and pick up the defense or get into the offense. We were gonna mess around and get embarrassed."

Kobe Bryant scored 31 points and Shaquille O'Neal added 23 for the Lakers, who appear to be unstoppable. For the second time in as many nights, they erased a huge deficit against a solid team with a blistering burst. On Friday, they used a 20-1 run in the fourth quarter to overcome Charlotte.

The Lakers host Denver on Monday with a chance to move within one of the second-longest winning streak in franchise history, a 16-game run in the 1990-91 season -- the last time they made the NBA Finals. In 1971-72, the Lakers reeled off 33 straight victories, the longest winning streak in pro sports history.

Vin Baker scored a season-high 31 points and Gary Payton added 23 for the SuperSonics, who have lost six of their last eight games. Seattle scored 35 points in the second quarter and 34 in the second half.

"Until we step back out on the floor tomorrow night, everybody's gonna be disappointed," said Baker, who also had 10 rebounds. "It's a game we definitely should have won. It's just disappointing."

Seattle led 66-49 at halftime and opened its largest lead at 70-51 on a layup by Baker with 10:27 left in the third quarter. Los Angeles responded with a 21-2 burst as Rice made a pair of 3-pointers and seven free throws.

A running jumper by Ron Harper brought the Lakers all the way back in less than six minutes, creating a 72-72 tie with 4:52 left in the period.

"You don't expect a team to come back that quickly," Jackson said. "I told them that it's not going to be made up in five minutes. You've got to take your time. I didn't think they'd be able to make it as quickly as they did. That was an outstanding quarter."

It wasn't over, either. The teams traded baskets until the Lakers put together another 10-0 burst bridging the third and fourth quarters. Derek Fisher had 3-pointers on both sides of the break and a basket by Rick Fox made it 88-78 with 10:30 to go.

"It was like we took turns. We took the first half and then they took the second half," Sonics guard Emanual Davis said. "But they made a bigger run. When they made theirs in the second half, we went in droughts where we didn't score at all, 12-0 runs and stuff like that."

Two free throws by Ruben Patterson pulled Seattle within 88-81 with 9:49 left before Los Angeles delivered the finishing 15-2 spurt. O'Neal and Bryant scored four points each and Rice had six, including a basket that gave the Lakers a remarkable 103-83 lead with 4:05 to play.

"Moving the ball and getting everybody involved is a big plus for the team," Rice said. "I just started stroking the shot."

"After the first half, we were all happy like we won something," Sonics coach Paul Westphal said. "We didn't come out in the second half. We looked like two different teams. Our intensity, the way we played together and the way we moved the ball, we were hungry in the first half. We were in a home run trot in the second half and by the time we got on track again it was too late."

The Lakers shot 53 percent (40-of-76) and made 9-of-25 from behind the arc. They held the Sonics to 42 percent (36-of-86) and forced 16 turnovers.

It was all Seattle in the first half. Former Laker Ruben Patterson scored 13 of his 21 points in the first quarter and Payton added 12 in the second period.

"(Patterson) was having a field day in the first half," O'Neal said. "He was playing like an All-Star. We just decided that we needed to start rebounding and take better shots."

"(We) were embarrassed in the first half and confused," said Jackson. "That's an irritant when it happens to a team. We got in the locker room and regrouped and thought about what we had done. They just ran the ball up our faces in the first half."

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