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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA LAKERS 22 14 22 30 88 CHICAGO 18 21 18 19 76 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 29, KOBE BRYANT 21, GLEN RICE 13 CHI - RON ARTEST 16, TONI KUKOC 14, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10

HIGH REBOUND: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 20, AC GREEN 9 CHI - ELTON BRAND 8, DICKEY SIMPKINS 6

HIGH ASSISTS: LAL - DEREK FISHER 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5 CHI - MATT MALONEY 5, RON ARTEST 4

ATT: 23,208


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (88) AT CHICAGO (76)

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

GREEN F 37 2-7 1-2 3 6 9 2 2 0 1 5 RICE F 25 6-12 0-0 1 2 3 1 3 1 0 13 ONEAL C 47 9-16 11-12 5 15 20 1 2 0 2 29 BRYANT G 42 8-14 4-4 1 4 5 5 1 5 4 21 HARPER G 22 1-7 1-2 2 4 6 5 2 1 2 3 FISHER 23 0-7 0-0 0 1 1 6 1 0 1 0 FOX 15 4-7 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 2 2 11 HORRY 13 1-6 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 SHAW 15 2-6 0-0 2 3 5 1 0 0 1 4 KNIGHT 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GEORGE DNP - COACH'S DECISION SALLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-82 17-20 14 35 49 23 16 9 13 88 (.402) (.850) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 14(14 PTS)

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

BRAND F 40 4-14 0-0 2 6 8 3 1 1 4 8 KUKOC F 36 4-14 6-6 1 2 3 1 3 0 1 14 SIMPKINS C 27 4-5 2-2 2 4 6 1 6 0 4 10 ARTEST G 33 5-12 4-4 1 3 4 4 0 1 2 16 BROWN G 29 5-10 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 1 0 10 CARR 18 4-10 0-0 1 0 1 1 4 0 3 9 PERDUE 17 0-2 0-2 1 4 5 3 6 0 0 0 HAWKINS 12 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 MALONEY 19 2-6 1-1 0 2 2 5 0 1 0 7 RUFFIN 9 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 2 ANSTEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION C BENJAMIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 29-77 13-15 9 28 37 23 24 5 15 76 (.377) (.867) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 15(21 PTS)

LA LAKERS 22 14 22 30 - 88 CHICAGO 18 21 18 19 - 76

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - BRYANT 2, ONEAL 2, GREEN, HARPER, RICE, HORRY. CHICAGO - ARTEST 2, BRAND 2, MALONEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 5-18 (.278), RICE 1-2, BRYANT 1-3, HARPER 0-1, FISHER 0-5, FOX 3-5, HORRY 0-2. CHICAGO 5-9 (.556), KUKOC 0-1, ARTEST 2-2, CARR 1-1, HAWKINS 0-1, MALONEY 2-4. TECHNICALS: LA LAKERS - BRYANT, ONEAL, CHICAGO - BROWN. OFFICIALS: RONNIE NUNN, GEORGE TOLIVER, BOB DELANEY. A - 23,208. T - 2:13.


Box Score

LA LAKERS (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Green 37 2-7 1-2 3-9 2 2 5 Rice 25 6-12 0-0 1-3 1 3 13 Oneal 47 9-16 11-12 5-20 1 2 29 Bryant 42 8-14 4-4 1-5 5 1 21 Harper 22 1-7 1-2 2-6 5 2 3 Fisher 23 0-7 0-0 0-1 6 1 0 Fox 15 4-7 0-0 0-0 1 3 11 Horry 13 1-6 0-0 0-0 1 2 2 Shaw 15 2-6 0-0 2-5 1 0 4 Knight 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 George DNP - coach's decision Salley DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-82 17-20 14-49 23 16 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.402, FT-.850. 3-Point Goals: 5-18, .278 (Rice 1-2, Bryant 1-3, Harper 0-1, Fisher 0-5, Fox 3-5, Horry 0-2). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 8 (Bryant 2, Oneal 2, Green, Harper, Rice, Horry). Turnovers: 14 (Bryant 4, Fox 2, Harper 2, Oneal 2, Fisher, Green, Shaw). Steals: 9 (Bryant 5, Fox 2, Harper, Rice).

CHICAGO (76) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Brand 40 4-14 0-0 2-8 3 1 8 Kukoc 36 4-14 6-6 1-3 1 3 14 Simpkins 27 4-5 2-2 2-6 1 6 10 Artest 33 5-12 4-4 1-4 4 0 16 Brown 29 5-10 0-0 0-2 3 2 10 Carr 18 4-10 0-0 1-1 1 4 9 Perdue 17 0-2 0-2 1-5 3 6 0 Hawkins 12 0-2 0-0 0-3 1 1 0 Maloney 19 2-6 1-1 0-2 5 0 7 Ruffin 9 1-2 0-0 1-3 1 1 2 Anstey DNP - coach's decision C Benjamin DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 29-77 13-15 9-37 23 24 76 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.377, FT-.867. 3-Point Goals: 5-9, .556 (Kukoc 0-1, Artest 2-2, Carr 1-1, Hawkins 0-1, Maloney 2-4). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (Artest 2, Brand 2, Maloney). Turnovers: 15 (Brand 4, Simpkins 4, Carr 3, Artest 2, Hawkins, Kukoc). Steals: 5 (Artest, Brand, Brown, Maloney, Ruffin). ____________________________________________ La Lakers 22 14 22 30 - 88 Chicago 18 21 18 19 - 76 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Lakers 2 (Bryant, 6:49 1st; Oneal, 7:01 4th). Chicago 1 (Brown, 6:49 1st). Flagrant fouls: Chicago 1 (Perdue, 7:08 4th). A: 23,208. T: 2:13. Officials: Ronnie Nunn, George Toliver, Bob Delaney.


Game Story

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Everyone expected Phil Jackson to get a hero's welcome. No one expected Shaquille O'Neal to make his free throws.

Jackson's return to Chicago was a success as O'Neal drilled 11-of-12 free throws while powering the Lakers to an 88-76 victory over the Bulls.

This was Jackson's first visit to the United Center since he resigned in 1998 after guiding the Bulls to their sixth NBA title in eight years. He was 545-193 in nine seasons with the Bulls and his departure triggered the dismantling of the dynasty.

Bulls general manager Jerry Krause often clashed with Jackson and ultimately forced him out. He was not at tonight's game, where the sellout crowd gave Jackson a rousing ovation.

"In the pregame ceremony, I just thank the Bulls for not doing anything special because I think I would've cried," Jackson said.

After a one-year absence, Jackson returned to coaching with the Lakers and has unleashed O'Neal, who had 29 points and 20 rebounds and did not take a seat until 48 seconds remained. The 7-2 center's only weakness has been free-throw shooting, but he made his first nine tonight.

"I've been shooting them like that the last two games," O'Neal said. "I just need to develop and hit them consistently like that. I need to concentrate."

"It's one day at a time," Jackson said. "In that kind of situation, it's just like an alcoholic. It's one day at a time."

The co-Most Valuable Player of Sunday's All-Star Game, O'Neal came in making only 48 percent of his free throws. But he has made 26 of his last 32 foul shots, negating the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy Jackson developed as coach of the Bulls.

Chicago employed it tonight as Bulls center Will Perdue wrestled O'Neal to the floor midway through the fourth quarter. He was called for a flagrant foul and O'Neal made both free throws.

"The `Hack-a-Shaq' doesn't work and never will," said O'Neal, who notched his sixth 20-20 game of the season. "He's (Perdue) a bum and tried to take me down hard, but I kept my head. The old Shaq probably would've taken his head off and been out for five games. I now know that they're trying to take me out of my game. I'm older and more mature now, so it won't work."

Kobe Bryant scored 21 points and Rick Fox added all of his 11 in the fourth quarter for the Lakers, who have won four straight games. Los Angeles held an opponent below 80 points for the fifth time this season.

Ron Artest scored 16 points and fellow rookie Elton Brand added 14 for the Bulls, who have lost three in a row and are 10-38, the worst record in the NBA.

A 3-pointer by Chris Carr with 8:31 to go gave Chicago a 67-62 lead. Fox responded with a jumper and 3-pointer to tie it a minute later before Perdue tackled O'Neal. After making the free throws, O'Neal went around Perdue for a bucket and started trash-talking, drawing a technical foul.

Matt Maloney made the technical free throw to pull Chicago within 71-68 with 7:01 to go and Artest and O'Neal traded a pair from the line as Perdue fouled out. Dickey Simpkins scored inside to cut the deficit to 73-72 with 5:59 left, but the Bulls went scoreless for more than five minutes as the Lakers scored 12 points.

O'Neal made his ninth straight foul shot before finally missing and Fox hit a pair of 3-pointers around a free throw by A.C. Green. O'Neal made two more free throws and swatted away a shot by Randy Brown, leading to Bryant's thunderous follow dunk that gave Los Angeles an 85-72 lead with 1:10 remaining.

"Shaq hit his free throws and that was supposed to be his Achilles' heel," Brand said. "But he hit them tonight. He did a great job."

Glen Rice scored 13 points for the Lakers, who shot 40 percent (33-of-82) but held a 49-37 rebounding advantage and made 17-of-20 free throws.

"It was nice to get it for Phil, but more because it's the start of a six-game road trip for us," O'Neal said. "We wanted to start out on a positive."

Toni Kukoc scored 14 points but made only 4-of-14 shots for the Bulls, who shot 38 percent (29-of-77), including 5-of-9 from behind the arc.

With both teams coming out of the All-Star break, the Bulls grabbed a 39-36 lead after a lackluster first half. O'Neal scored 14 points and Kukoc 12.

"This was one of those `after the All-Star' games that you don't know where it is going to go," Jackson said.

Two free throws by O'Neal gave the Lakers a 54-53 lead with 1:31 to go in the third quarter and they took a one-point lead into the final period.

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