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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MINNESOTA 39 29 31 24 123 PHILADELPHIA 19 31 25 37 112 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 27, MALIK SEALY 23, KEVIN GARNETT 20 PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 37, AARON MCKIE 17, GEORGE LYNCH 13

HIGH REBOUND: MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 8 PHI - MATT GEIGER 13, TYRONE HILL 10

HIGH ASSISTS: MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 14, KEVIN GARNETT 8 PHI - ERIC SNOW 4, ALLEN IVERSON 4

ATT: 20,232


Extended Box

MINNESOTA (123) AT PHILADELPHIA (112)

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

K GARNETT F 44 9-15 2-2 4 4 8 8 1 0 1 20 MITCHELL F 31 6-11 2-2 1 1 2 6 4 0 2 14 NESTEROVIC C 18 5-5 0-0 1 0 1 1 4 0 2 10 BRANDON G 44 10-19 4-5 1 9 10 14 2 0 4 27 SEALY G 38 8-12 7-7 1 3 4 2 3 1 1 23 PEELER 22 6-6 0-0 0 1 1 4 5 2 0 13 SMITH 28 8-13 0-0 3 5 8 1 5 0 1 16 D GARRETT 9 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 AVERY 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 JACKSON 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HAMMONDS DNP - COACH'S DECISION RILEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 52-81 15-16 12 24 36 37 25 3 12 123 (.642) (.938) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 12(13 PTS)

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

HILL F 36 3-8 6-6 6 4 10 1 3 0 0 12 LYNCH F 34 6-8 1-2 2 3 5 1 3 0 0 13 GEIGER C 32 6-13 0-0 7 6 13 3 2 0 1 12 IVERSON G 43 12-35 10-16 0 1 1 4 0 1 0 37 SNOW G 26 4-6 1-1 0 1 1 4 1 0 2 9 RATLIFF 11 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 1 6 0 5 0 MCKIE 26 5-7 4-6 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 17 OWENS 7 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 HUGHES 23 3-8 4-4 3 2 5 2 0 3 1 10 BOWEN 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 MOHAMMED 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MACCULLOCH DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-89 26-35 22 18 40 16 17 6 9 112 (.449) (.743) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 9(13 PTS)

MINNESOTA 39 29 31 24 - 123 PHILADELPHIA 19 31 25 37 - 112

BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - NESTEROVIC 2, PEELER, SEALY, K GARNETT, SMITH. PHILADELPHIA - HILL, MCKIE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 4-6 (.667), K GARNETT 0-1, BRANDON 3-4, PEELER 1-1. PHILADELPHIA 6-11 (.545), IVERSON 3-7, MCKIE 3-3, HUGHES 0-1. TECHNICALS: PHILADELPHIA - IVERSON. OFFICIALS: MIKE CALLAHAN, JACK NIES, MARC DAVIS. A - 20,232. T - 2:16.


Box Score

MINNESOTA (123) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 44 9-15 2-2 4-8 8 1 20 Mitchell 31 6-11 2-2 1-2 6 4 14 Nesterovic 18 5-5 0-0 1-1 1 4 10 Brandon 44 10-19 4-5 1-10 14 2 27 Sealy 38 8-12 7-7 1-4 2 3 23 Peeler 22 6-6 0-0 0-1 4 5 13 Smith 28 8-13 0-0 3-8 1 5 16 D Garrett 9 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 0 0 Avery 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Jackson 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Hammonds DNP - coach's decision Riley DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 52-81 15-16 12-36 37 25 123 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.642, FT-.938. 3-Point Goals: 4-6, .667 (K Garnett 0-1, Brandon 3-4, Peeler 1-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 6 (Nesterovic 2, Peeler, Sealy, K Garnett, Smith). Turnovers: 12 (Brandon 4, Mitchell 2, Nesterovic 2, Avery, K Garnett, Sealy, Smith). Steals: 3 (Peeler 2, Sealy).

PHILADELPHIA (112) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 36 3-8 6-6 6-10 1 3 12 Lynch 34 6-8 1-2 2-5 1 3 13 Geiger 32 6-13 0-0 7-13 3 2 12 Iverson 43 12-35 10-16 0-1 4 0 37 Snow 26 4-6 1-1 0-1 4 1 9 Ratliff 11 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 6 0 Mckie 26 5-7 4-6 2-2 0 1 17 Owens 7 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Hughes 23 3-8 4-4 3-5 2 0 10 Bowen 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Mohammed 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Macculloch DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-89 26-35 22-40 16 17 112 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.449, FT-.743. 3-Point Goals: 6-11, .545 (Iverson 3-7, Mckie 3-3, Hughes 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 2 (Hill, Mckie). Turnovers: 9 (Ratliff 5, Snow 2, Geiger, Hughes). Steals: 6 (Hughes 3, Mckie 2, Iverson). ____________________________________________ Minnesota 39 29 31 24 - 123 Philadelphia 19 31 25 37 - 112 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Philadelphia 1 (Iverson, 4:25 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,232. T: 2:16. Officials: Mike Callahan, Jack Nies, Marc Davis.


Game Story

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Terrell Brandon recorded his first career triple-double with 27 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves coasted to their fifth straight win, 123-112 over the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Timberwolves set a team record by shooting 64 percent (52-of-81) from the floor, eclipsing their old mark of 63 percent set against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 31, 1993. The win was Minnesota's 10th in 11 games.

"We're putting the ball in (Terrell's) hands and he is responding," Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said. "How he played tonight is how he's been playing. He's been getting a lot of assists and doing a lot of things."

The Wolves were on fire from the opening tip, shooting a blistering 82 percent (18-of-22) in the first quarter to take a 39-19 lead. Brandon had nine points and five assists in the period, while Malik Sealy scored eight points.

"In the first quarter, we were 18-of-22, Brandon said. "We're a jump-shooting team and it's kind of contagious. When one guy gets going, everyone else steps up and starts hitting shots. We were hot."

"We've been playing with great flow the last couple of weeks," Saunders added. "I didn't expect to play that well in the first quarter though. We just got into a great flow and were very unselfish."

Minnesota controlled the game through the first three quarters, continuing its sharpshooting and committing only five turnovers to take a 99-75 lead into the final period.

Philadelphia halved the deficit, climbing within 109-97 on Tyrone Hill's layup with 6:38 remaining. After Brandon answered with two baskets to extend the lead to 16 points, the 76ers responded with a 9-2 run, capped by a free throw by Allen Iverson that sliced the margin to 115-106 at the 3:26 mark.

But Brandon and Kevin Garnett hit consecutive jumpers to put away the game.

"I thought my team tried like crazy and didn't give up," Sixers coach Larry Brown said. "You get a team shooting 66 percent ... you're going to get beat by 30 points most nights. From a coach's standpoint, I appreciate their effort and the fact that we didn't give up under some pretty difficult circumstances."

Minnesota recorded its highest first-half point total of the season, taking a 68-50 lead into intermission. The 76ers closed to 86-72 on a 3-pointer by Iverson with 3:55 remaining in the third quarter, but the Timberwolves scored the next 11 points and took a 24-point bulge into the final period.

Sealy finished with 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting while going 7-of-7 at the line. Garnett chipped in 20 points, eight assists and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have won six of their last seven on the road.

"When we went through our losing streak, we found out that staying together is very important," said Garnett, referring to the eight-game slide that preceeded the current tear. "We found out a lot about ourselves."

Joe Smith added 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench for Minnesota, which is 12-0 this season when shooting at least 50 percent.

Iverson scored 37 points and Aaron McKie added 17 for Philadelphia, which shot 45 percent (40-of-89) and committed only nine turnovers.

"I don't want to get into moral victories, but we gave ourselves a chance," McKie said. "We could have easily gave up and just stopped fighting and let them do what they wanted. But we hung in there, kept playing tough and gave ourselves a chance to win down the stretch."

Theo Ratliff, who was activated from the injured list before the game, had a miserable night. The Sixers forward fouled out in the third quarter with no points, two rebounds and five turnovers in 11 minutes.

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