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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA CLIPPERS 22 25 12 17 76 VANCOUVER 22 16 21 13 72 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAC - LAMAR ODOM 21, MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 14, DEREK STRONG 13 VAN - MICHAEL DICKERSON 16, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 15, OTHELLA HARRINGTON 14

HIGH REBOUND: LAC - DEREK STRONG 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6 VAN - OTHELLA HARRINGTON 10, ISAAC AUSTIN 9

HIGH ASSISTS: LAC - JEFF MCINNIS 8, LAMAR ODOM 5 VAN - MIKE BIBBY 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 12,210


Extended Box

LA CLIPPERS (76) AT VANCOUVER (72)

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

ODOM F 36 9-16 1-3 4 2 6 5 2 0 1 21 SKINNER F 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 OLOWOKANDI C 21 7-13 0-0 2 3 5 0 5 0 1 14 MCINNIS G 36 3-8 2-2 0 4 4 8 1 1 1 9 NESBY G 21 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 2 STRONG 42 5-15 3-4 4 4 8 1 2 0 1 13 ROOKS 26 2-7 2-2 1 3 4 1 4 0 2 6 PIATKOWSKI 28 2-7 3-5 3 3 6 0 0 0 1 9 MILES 12 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 DOOLING 12 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 2 MAGGETTE DNP - COACH'S DECISION RICHARDSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-76 11-16 14 24 38 17 19 3 11 76 (.395) (.688) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 11(16 PTS)

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

S ABDUR-RAHIM F 34 4-14 7-9 1 6 7 4 3 1 1 15 HARRINGTON F 39 7-12 0-0 5 5 10 0 3 1 3 14 REEVES C 18 1-5 0-0 0 4 4 1 4 1 0 2 BIBBY G 37 5-13 0-0 1 1 2 7 3 0 3 11 DICKERSON G 43 6-13 3-4 1 4 5 4 2 1 2 16 JONES 11 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 AUSTIN 30 3-7 3-4 2 7 9 1 5 2 1 9 EDWARDS 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 LONG 20 1-4 2-2 3 3 6 0 2 1 0 4 SWIFT 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M ABDUL-RAUF DNP - COACH'S DECISION MASSENBURG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 27-71 16-21 13 30 43 19 24 7 12 72 (.380) (.762) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 12(17 PTS)

LA CLIPPERS 22 25 12 17 - 76 VANCOUVER 22 16 21 13 - 72

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA CLIPPERS - ODOM 3, ROOKS 2. VANCOUVER - DICKERSON, AUSTIN, REEVES. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA CLIPPERS 5-11 (.455), ODOM 2-5, MCINNIS 1-1, NESBY 0-2, PIATKOWSKI 2-3. VANCOUVER 2-9 (.222), S ABDUR-RAHIM 0-1, HARRINGTON 0-1, BIBBY 1-3, DICKERSON 1-2, JONES 0-1, AUSTIN 0-1. TECHNICALS: LA CLIPPERS - ILLEGAL DEFENSE, , ODOM, VANCOUVER - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: DON VADEN, GARY BENSON, TOM WASHINGTON. A - 12,210. T - 2:06.


Box Score

LA CLIPPERS (76) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Odom 36 9-16 1-3 4-6 5 2 21 Skinner 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Olowokandi 21 7-13 0-0 2-5 0 5 14 Mcinnis 36 3-8 2-2 0-4 8 1 9 Nesby 21 1-4 0-0 0-2 0 1 2 Strong 42 5-15 3-4 4-8 1 2 13 Rooks 26 2-7 2-2 1-4 1 4 6 Piatkowski 28 2-7 3-5 3-6 0 0 9 Miles 12 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 1 0 Dooling 12 1-5 0-0 0-1 1 2 2 Maggette DNP - coach's decision Richardson DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-76 11-16 14-38 17 19 76 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.395, FT-.688. 3-Point Goals: 5-11, .455 (Odom 2-5, Mcinnis 1-1, Nesby 0-2, Piatkowski 2-3). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 5 (Odom 3, Rooks 2). Turnovers: 11 (Dooling 2, Rooks 2, Mcinnis, Miles, Odom, Olowokandi, Piatkowski, Skinner, Strong). Steals: 3 (Mcinnis, Miles, Nesby).

VANCOUVER (72) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Abdur-rahim 34 4-14 7-9 1-7 4 3 15 Harrington 39 7-12 0-0 5-10 0 3 14 Reeves 18 1-5 0-0 0-4 1 4 2 Bibby 37 5-13 0-0 1-2 7 3 11 Dickerson 43 6-13 3-4 1-5 4 2 16 Jones 11 0-1 1-2 0-0 2 0 1 Austin 30 3-7 3-4 2-9 1 5 9 Edwards 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Long 20 1-4 2-2 3-6 0 2 4 Swift 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 M Abdul-rauf DNP - coach's decision Massenburg DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-71 16-21 13-43 19 24 72 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.380, FT-.762. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (S Abdur-rahim 0-1, Harrington 0-1, Bibby 1-3, Dickerson 1-2, Jones 0-1, Austin 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 3 (Dickerson, Austin, Reeves). Turnovers: 12 (Bibby 3, Harrington 3, Dickerson 2, Austin, Edwards, Jones, S Abdur-rahim). Steals: 7 (Austin 2, Dickerson, Harrington, Long, Reeves, S Abdur-rahim). ____________________________________________ La Clippers 22 25 12 17 - 76 Vancouver 22 16 21 13 - 72 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: La Clippers 3 (Illegal Defense, 5:13 1st; , 6:49 3rd; Odom, 3:06 4th). Vancouver 1 (Illegal Defense, 7:49 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 12,210. T: 2:06. Officials: Don Vaden, Gary Benson, Tom Washington.


Game Story

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Being the go-to guy for the Los Angeles Clippers may not be every kid's fondest wish. But Lamar Odom is growing into the role quite nicely.

For the second time in as many nights, Odom delivered the winning shot for the Clippers as they held off the Vancouver Grizzlies, 76-72, for their first road win in the series since February 1997.

Odom scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting, grabbed six rebounds and handed out five assists in 36 minutes for Los Angeles, which has won back-to-back games for the first time since March and snapped a six-game losing streak in Vancouver.

On Wednesday, Odom scored 16 points, including a crucial baseline jumper with 44 seconds remaining in a 78-74 triumph against New York. The 21-year-old swingman had the ball in his hands in crunch time again tonight.

With the game knotted at 72-72, Odom received a pass from point guard Jeff McInnis and knocked down an 11-footer from the left side with 1:28 to play that put Los Angeles ahead to stay.

"Winning two close games is definitely big for us," Odom said. "It gives us confidence. All that is important to this team is wins."

Michael Olowokandi scored 14 points and Derek Strong added 13 off the bench for Los Angeles, which failed to reach 80 points for the fourth straight game.

"I'm real happy at the fact that we got in here about 3:30 a.m. after going through customs," Los Angeles coach Alvin Gentry said. "It is a sign of maturity to get a win after getting such little sleep. Defensively, we have been very good. Offensively, we have struggled but we only have to come up with a few baskets to win the game."

Michael Dickerson scored 16 points for the Grizzlies, who have lost three in a row since a surprising 4-1 start and had four days off prior to tonight's setback.

"If we're not ready to play the game, we're not gonna win," Vancouver coach Sidney Lowe said. "We had no fire, no energy, they took it to us. Don't take anything away from them, they got every loose ball."

"I wouldn't call it a lack of execution. We had some shots, they just didn't fall," Vancouver guard Mike Bibby said. "The Clippers came back and executed really well. They got the basket they needed but we'll play them again and we'll have more energy next time."

Odom came out hot, hitting all four of his shots, including a 27-footer at the first-quarter buzzer that forged a 22-22 tie. His two free throws with 23 seconds left in the first half gave Los Angeles a 47-38 advantage at the break.

But the Grizzlies clawed back into contention and forged a 59-59 tie with six seconds left in the third quarter when Dickerson knocked down a 10-footer.

Dickerson knocked down a jumper at the start of the fourth quarter to push Vancouver in front but Eric Piatkowski answered with a 3-pointer for the Clippers.

The game featured 12 lead changes, 16 ties and seemed to swing in Vancouver's favor when Grant Long and Shareef Abdur-Rahim combined for five straight free throws. The last of those came after Gentry was slapped with a technical, giving the Grizzlies a 72-67 lead with just over three minutes to go.

"When we were down (five) with three minutes to go, it would have been easy to quit," Odom said. "But we didn't. These close games are good for us."

McInnis hit a 3-pointer, Olowokandi slammed and Odom made hit jumper for a 7-0 run that gave the Clippers the lead for good. Odom misfired on a jumper with 40 seconds left, giving Vancouver another chance to tie it.

But Dickerson missed a 19-footer from the left corner and Strong hit two free throws with 13 seconds to go to seal the win.

"We always harp on having good energy and playing good defense," Vancouver forward Grant Long said. "This team has to play that way night in and night out if we're going to win and we didn't tonight. Consequently, we lost the game."

Abdur-Rahim had 15 points and Othella Harrington added 14 and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who shot just 38 percent (27-of-71) and held a 43-38 rebounding advantage.

The Clippers shot 39 percent (30-of-76) and scored 17 points off turnovers in their first road win in three tries.

"We didn't take this team lightly," Long said. "We watched them beat the Knicks last night and when you're a struggling team like LA and you beat a team like New York, you're going to be coming in with some confidence."

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