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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- SACRAMENTO 39 26 21 28 114 LA LAKERS 28 29 37 27 121 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: SAC - CHRIS WEBBER 36, NICK ANDERSON 22, PREDRAG STOJAKOVIC 20 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 41, KOBE BRYANT 31, GLEN RICE 24

HIGH REBOUND: SAC - CHRIS WEBBER 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 16, AC GREEN 6

HIGH ASSISTS: SAC - JASON WILLIAMS 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 LAL - RON HARPER 10, KOBE BRYANT 5

ATT: 18,997


Extended Box

SACRAMENTO (114) AT LA LAKERS (121)

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

WEBBER F 43 15-26 6-8 2 8 10 3 3 3 3 36 C WILLIAMSON F 19 2-4 0-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 DIVAC C 26 4-7 0-2 0 4 4 2 5 2 3 9 ANDERSON G 31 7-14 5-6 4 2 6 3 2 2 3 22 J WILLIAMS G 26 2-8 0-0 1 0 1 9 3 0 3 4 POLLARD 15 2-2 2-2 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 6 STOJAKOVIC 29 6-14 7-7 2 4 6 1 1 1 1 20 BARRY 17 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 0 DELK 22 4-11 3-4 3 0 3 1 0 4 1 11 FUNDERBURKE 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 CORBIN 7 0-4 2-2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 MARTIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 42-93 25-33 14 24 38 22 21 13 16 114 (.452) (.758) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 16(13 PTS)

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

GREEN F 16 3-4 0-0 2 4 6 1 2 0 1 6 RICE F 34 8-13 5-5 0 3 3 1 3 1 4 24 ONEAL C 45 16-29 9-15 7 9 16 2 5 0 8 41 BRYANT G 40 13-21 4-6 1 4 5 5 1 3 1 31 HARPER G 32 3-6 0-0 2 1 3 10 3 2 2 6 SHAW 19 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 4 HORRY 32 3-8 1-1 1 4 5 0 4 3 1 7 FOX 12 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 GEORGE 2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 CELESTAND 5 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 KNIGHT 3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 SALLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 49-89 19-27 14 29 43 25 24 10 21 121 (.551) (.704) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 21(17 PTS)

SACRAMENTO 39 26 21 28 - 114 LA LAKERS 28 29 37 27 - 121

BLOCKED SHOTS: SACRAMENTO - ANDERSON, STOJAKOVIC, C WILLIAMSON, POLLARD. LA LAKERS - HORRY 5, BRYANT 3. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SACRAMENTO 5-20 (.250), WEBBER 0-2, DIVAC 1-2, ANDERSON 3-6, J WILLIAMS 0-4, STOJAKOVIC 1-4, CORBIN 0-2. LA LAKERS 4-12 (.333), RICE 3-5, BRYANT 1-2, HARPER 0-1, SHAW 0-1, HORRY 0-1, FOX 0-2. TECHNICALS: SACRAMENTO - DIVAC, LA LAKERS - HORRY. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, JIM CLARK, LEON WOOD. A - 18,997. T - 2:24.


Box Score

SACRAMENTO (114) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Webber 43 15-26 6-8 2-10 3 3 36 C Williamson 19 2-4 0-2 0-2 0 0 4 Divac 26 4-7 0-2 0-4 2 5 9 Anderson 31 7-14 5-6 4-6 3 2 22 J Williams 26 2-8 0-0 1-1 9 3 4 Pollard 15 2-2 2-2 1-4 0 4 6 Stojakovic 29 6-14 7-7 2-6 1 1 20 Barry 17 0-2 0-0 0-1 2 2 0 Delk 22 4-11 3-4 3-3 1 0 11 Funderburke 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Corbin 7 0-4 2-2 1-1 0 1 2 Martin DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-93 25-33 14-38 22 21 114 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.452, FT-.758. 3-Point Goals: 5-20, .250 (Webber 0-2, Divac 1-2, Anderson 3-6, J Williams 0-4, Stojakovic 1-4, Corbin 0-2). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 4 (Anderson, Stojakovic, C Williamson, Pollard). Turnovers: 16 (Anderson 3, Divac 3, J Williams 3, Webber 3, Barry 2, Delk, Stojakovic). Steals: 13 (Delk 4, Webber 3, Anderson 2, Divac 2, Barry, Stojakovic).

LA LAKERS (121) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Green 16 3-4 0-0 2-6 1 2 6 Rice 34 8-13 5-5 0-3 1 3 24 Oneal 45 16-29 9-15 7-16 2 5 41 Bryant 40 13-21 4-6 1-5 5 1 31 Harper 32 3-6 0-0 2-3 10 3 6 Shaw 19 2-5 0-0 0-2 4 0 4 Horry 32 3-8 1-1 1-5 0 4 7 Fox 12 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 0 George 2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Celestand 5 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 2 Knight 3 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 1 0 Salley DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 49-89 19-27 14-43 25 24 121 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.551, FT-.704. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Rice 3-5, Bryant 1-2, Harper 0-1, Shaw 0-1, Horry 0-1, Fox 0-2). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 8 (Horry 5, Bryant 3). Turnovers: 21 (Oneal 8, Rice 4, Fox 2, Harper 2, Bryant, Green, Horry, Knight, Shaw). Steals: 10 (Bryant 3, Horry 3, Harper 2, Fox, Rice). ____________________________________________ Sacramento 39 26 21 28 - 114 La Lakers 28 29 37 27 - 121 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Sacramento 1 (Divac, 6:45 1st). La Lakers 1 (Horry, 0:35 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,997. T: 2:24. Officials: Bernie Fryer, Jim Clark, Leon Wood.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Shaquille O'Neal returned just in time to teach the Sacramento Kings a lesson and keep the Los Angeles Lakers on track to equal their best season ever.

O'Neal returned from a two-game absence to collect 41 points, 16 rebounds and once again combined with fellow All-Star Kobe Bryant to form the NBA's most dangerous 1-2 punch as the Lakers posted a 121-114 victory over the Kings.

O'Neal, the NBA's leading scorer and the leading candidate for Most Valuable Player honors, did not look hobbled in the least by the sprained left ankle that sidelined him for a pair of games. He buried 16-of-29 shots and scored the first 18 of the Lakers' 27 fourth-quarter points.

"I told Shaq to let me know how he was doing throughout the game and I was suprised that he went all the way to the end of that third quarter," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "It was all the way at the end of the third quarter that he gave me a nod and indicated that he wanted to come out."

"He's improved his game so much, especially when guys try to double-team him because he's unstoppable in the paint," Sacramento center Vlade Divac said. "When he catches the ball deep, you can't stop him."

Bryant had 31 points, five rebounds and five assists for the league-leading Lakers, who improved to 66-13, three wins shy of equaling the 1971-72 team that was led by another dominant center, Wilt Chamberlain.

Glen Rice scored 24 points for Los Angeles, which won the season series from Sacramento, 3-1.

"We wanted to send a message that we are a team to be reckoned with," Rice said. "When these games are close it is because we are executing poorly on the defensive end, not shooting the ball well. I think that tonight was the lowest output they had in fast-breaking and if we contain that then we have a much better chance of winning the game."

Chris Webber had 36 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings (44-35), who remained one game ahead of eighth-place Seattle in the race to avoid a first-round playoff encounter with O'Neal and the Lakers.

"Shaq is the MVP," Webber said. "He is so strong. He's patient. He'll throw it out, wait, take his time, pump-fake it, throw it out and then dunk on you. I think that's the best thing about him. How he goes, they go."

Nick Anderson scored 22 points and Predrag Stojakovic added 20 for the Kings, who pulled within 111-108 on Anderson's layup with 3:24 to play. But O'Neal made 1-of-2 from the line and Bryant added two free throws before sinking a 15-footer to open a 116-108 bulge with 1:53 remaining.

Tony Delk scored 11 points off the bench for Sacramento, which shot 45 percent (42-of-93) and forced 21 turnovers. The Kings held a 39-28 lead after one quarter and a 65-57 advantage at the half.

"They shot the (heck) out of the ball," Bryant said. "In the first half they shot like 65 percent. They had the hot hand and hit all of their shots."

O'Neal had 19 points at intermission, but it was Bryant who led a furious third-quarter rally with 14 points.

He made a driving layup, an 18-footer and a free throw to put Los Angeles in front, 71-69, with 7:43 left in the third period. The Lakers outscored the Kings, 37-21, in the quarter to take a 94-86 lead into the final 12 minutes when O'Neal began his virtuoso assault.

The seventh-year 7-1 center started the fourth quarter with a thunderous slam that turned into a three-point play. He made consecutive hooks shots in the lane, four free throws, three layups and added a free throw, keeping Los Angeles in front, 112-108 with 3:05 remaining.

Bryant followed with two free throws and a jumper to put the Kings away.

"We had trouble with Kobe and Shaq, and everybody has trouble with them," Kings coach Rick Adelman said. "But when Rice gets off they're almost impossible to beat. They have three guys they go to. Shaq got so many easy baskets there in the paint, and then Kobe got it going and they they find Rice and you've really got your hands full."

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