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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- SEATTLE 14 21 26 33 6 100 MINNESOTA 27 25 25 17 11 105 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 34, VIN BAKER 20, BRENT BARRY 11 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 21, TERRELL BRANDON 20, MALIK SEALY 18

HIGH REBOUND: SEA - VIN BAKER 9, GARY PAYTON 5 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 13, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: SEA - GARY PAYTON 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 11, KEVIN GARNETT 7

ATT: 15,006


Extended Box

SEATTLE (100) AT MINNESOTA (105) - FINAL IN OT

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

BAKER F 41 9-19 1-2 3 6 9 0 5 1 6 20 PATTERSON F 24 3-7 2-4 2 2 4 1 3 0 0 8 GRANT C 40 4-8 2-2 0 4 4 2 2 0 0 10 B BARRY G 41 4-12 2-3 0 3 3 3 5 1 0 11 PAYTON G 53 13-26 6-8 1 4 5 12 1 2 4 34 LEWIS 17 2-5 0-0 2 2 4 1 3 0 1 4 DAVIS 29 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 3 3 2 1 7 FOSTER 18 3-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 MCCOY 2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 PERSON DNP - SORE LEFT KNEE STEPANIA DNP - COACH'S DECISION WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 41-86 13-19 8 25 33 22 24 6 12 100 (.477) (.684) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 13(10 PTS)

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

K GARNETT F 41 10-21 1-2 2 11 13 7 2 0 2 21 SZCZERBIAK F 39 3-8 5-6 0 1 1 3 4 1 0 11 D GARRETT C 26 3-3 0-0 1 3 4 0 3 1 2 6 BRANDON G 41 9-14 0-0 0 4 4 11 5 1 1 20 SEALY G 46 7-11 4-4 0 7 7 5 4 0 5 18 SMITH 31 4-6 6-6 2 5 7 1 3 1 3 14 PEELER 20 2-8 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 4 NESTEROVIC 8 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 AVERY 12 4-6 0-1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 9 JACKSON 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HAMMONDS DNP - COACH'S DECISION MITCHELL DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE

TOTALS 265 43-80 16-19 6 34 40 30 24 4 16 105 (.538) (.842) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 19(18 PTS)

SEATTLE 14 21 26 33 6 - 100 MINNESOTA 27 25 25 17 11 - 105

BLOCKED SHOTS: SEATTLE - PAYTON 2, BAKER, FOSTER. MINNESOTA - D GARRETT 5, K GARNETT, SZCZERBIAK, BRANDON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SEATTLE 5-16 (.313), BAKER 1-2, PATTERSON 0-1, B BARRY 1-4, PAYTON 2-6, LEWIS 0-1, DAVIS 1-2. MINNESOTA 3-8 (.375), K GARNETT 0-2, SZCZERBIAK 0-1, BRANDON 2-3, PEELER 0-1, AVERY 1-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: TERRY DURHAM, DON VADEN, BRUCE ALEXANDER. A - 15,006. T - 2:28.


Box Score

SEATTLE (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Baker 41 9-19 1-2 3-9 0 5 20 Patterson 24 3-7 2-4 2-4 1 3 8 Grant 40 4-8 2-2 0-4 2 2 10 B Barry 41 4-12 2-3 0-3 3 5 11 Payton 53 13-26 6-8 1-5 12 1 34 Lewis 17 2-5 0-0 2-4 1 3 4 Davis 29 3-6 0-0 0-2 3 3 7 Foster 18 3-3 0-0 0-1 0 2 6 Mccoy 2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Person DNP - sore left knee Stepania DNP - coach's decision Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 41-86 13-19 8-33 22 24 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.477, FT-.684. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Baker 1-2, Patterson 0-1, B Barry 1-4, Payton 2-6, Lewis 0-1, Davis 1-2). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 4 (Payton 2, Baker, Foster). Turnovers: 13 (Baker 6, Payton 4, Davis, Lewis). Steals: 6 (Davis 2, Payton 2, B Barry, Baker).

MINNESOTA (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 41 10-21 1-2 2-13 7 2 21 Szczerbiak 39 3-8 5-6 0-1 3 4 11 D Garrett 26 3-3 0-0 1-4 0 3 6 Brandon 41 9-14 0-0 0-4 11 5 20 Sealy 46 7-11 4-4 0-7 5 4 18 Smith 31 4-6 6-6 2-7 1 3 14 Peeler 20 2-8 0-0 1-2 1 2 4 Nesterovic 8 1-3 0-0 0-2 1 0 2 Avery 12 4-6 0-1 0-0 1 1 9 Jackson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Hammonds DNP - coach's decision Mitchell DNP - sprained left ankle _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 43-80 16-19 6-40 30 24 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.538, FT-.842. 3-Point Goals: 3-8, .375 (K Garnett 0-2, Szczerbiak 0-1, Brandon 2-3, Peeler 0-1, Avery 1-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 8 (D Garrett 5, K Garnett, Szczerbiak, Brandon). Turnovers: 19 (Sealy 5, Smith 3, Avery 2, D Garrett 2, K Garnett 2, Brandon, Nesterovic). Steals: 4 (Brandon, D Garrett, Smith, Szczerbiak). _________________________________________________ Seattle 14 21 26 33 6 - 100 Minnesota 27 25 25 17 11 - 105 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,006. T: 2:28. Officials: Terry Durham, Don Vaden, Bruce Alexander.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Gary Payton could only do so much.

The Minnesota Timberwolves blew a huge second-half lead and overcame a big fourth quarter from Payton en route to a 105-100 overtime victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.

The Timberwolves led by as many as 20 points in the third quarter and 77-61 entering the final period. But Payton scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer with seven seconds left that sent the game to overtime.

The Timberwolves (35-24) recovered, however, and never trailed in the extra period as they moved 11 games over .500 for the first time in club history. Minnesota has won seven of its last eight overall.

"At least we keep it entertaining," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "In the fourth quarter, we got up by 20 and then lost some of our aggrssiveness. And, of course, Payton's one of top competitors in the league. He took the game over and made big plays and made big shots."

Kevin Garnett aggravated a left foot injury late in the third quarter but returned and finished with 21 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Timberwolves.

Payton collected 34 points and 13 assists while playing all 53 minutes for Seattle, which lost for the fourth time in its last six games.

"It's something that just happens. I play well against them," said Payton, who has scored over 30 points in all three meetings against Minnesota this season. "I make shots... it's no big deal. I'm not thinking about that. We lost to them twice -- that's what I'm thinking about -- in games we should've won. That's what I'm really thinking about. I'm not thinking about my accomplishments."

Playing the finale of a five-game road trip, the Sonics looked like a tired team for most of the night and trailed, 67-47, with 5:04 remaining in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Terrell Brandon.

Payton got the best of Brandon in the matchup of the two point guards. But Brandon had a solid game, finishing with 20 points and 11 assists. He made his first six shots and was 9-of-14 from the field.

"Gary is too good to guard head-up," Brandon said. "He's the best point guard in the league. You have to help guard him. He's competitive, but that competitive thing is way overrated. Everyone in this league is competitive."

Garnett went to the bench with 2:18 left in the third with his foot injury and Wolves in front, 71-57. He did not return until there was 7:47 remaining and by then Seattle had sliced the deficit to 10.

Payton made a pair of jumpers around one by Minnesota rookie Wally Szczerbiak to close to 92-88 with 27 seconds remaining. Emanual Davis drilled a 3-pointer eight seconds later to cut the Sonics' deficit to one.

Malik Sealy, who finished with 18 points, sank two foul shots for a three-point lead with 17 seconds to go before Payton drained his 3-pointer with seven seconds to go to force overtime.

Garnett had a chance to win the game in regulation but missed a turnaround jumper from the right baseline as time expired.

Sealy started overtime with a jumper, putting the Wolves ahead for good, 96-94. A jumper by Vin Baker pulled the Sonics within 98-97 with 2:47 left before Garnett scored four straight points for a five-point lead with 54 seconds remaining.

"It would have been a steal to come back and win that game, after the hole we were in," Seattle coach Paul Westphal said. "We had a chance. When they throw up the ball in overtime, it's anyone's game."

Payton made 7-of-10 shots in the fourth quarter and finished 13-of-26 from the field. He did not score in the extra session.

Baker netted 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Sonics, who 48 percent (41-of-86) and were outrebounded, 40-33.

Brandon scored 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting in the first quarter, helping the Wolves open a 27-14 advantage. The Wolves shot 61 percent (22-of-36) in the half as the lead grew to 52-35 at the break.

"It was a tough game. Games like this are what it is about in this league," Brandon said. "We want to put away teams, but it didn't happen for us tonight. They are a good team. They are like us in that they can make a run at any time."

Joe Smith scored 14 points and Szczerbiak 11 for Minnesota, which shot 54 percent (43-of-80).

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