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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 16 27 19 22 10 94 MINNESOTA 22 21 30 11 15 99 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 22, TERRY PORTER 16, MALIK ROSE 13 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 32, ANTHONY PEELER 21, CHAUNCEY BILLUPS 16

HIGH REBOUND: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 14, DAVID ROBINSON 7 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 7

HIGH ASSISTS: SAS - TIM DUNCAN 5, AVERY JOHNSON 5 MIN - CHAUNCEY BILLUPS 13, ANTHONY PEELER 6

ATT: 17,288


Extended Box

SAN ANTONIO (94) AT MINNESOTA (99) - FINAL IN OT

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

DUNCAN F 44 11-25 0-3 4 10 14 5 3 1 2 22 S ELLIOTT F 38 3-10 1-3 0 6 6 3 2 1 2 7 ROBINSON C 38 5-13 0-0 1 6 7 2 3 2 1 10 ANDERSON G 31 5-9 2-3 1 1 2 3 2 1 4 12 JOHNSON G 34 2-6 2-6 1 2 3 5 2 0 4 6 FERRY 15 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 ROSE 24 6-8 1-2 1 5 6 1 4 0 1 13 DANIELS 19 2-3 4-5 1 0 1 2 1 1 3 8 PORTER 22 6-9 0-0 1 0 1 3 1 1 1 16 JACKSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION S KERR DNP - COACH'S DECISION WALKER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 40-84 10-22 11 30 41 25 21 7 19 94 (.476) (.455) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 19(14 PTS)

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

K GARNETT F 45 12-18 7-10 2 10 12 3 5 2 7 32 SZCZERBIAK F 40 3-8 1-2 0 7 7 2 3 2 2 7 NESTEROVIC C 33 3-7 1-4 0 5 5 3 3 1 1 7 BILLUPS G 44 5-15 5-5 2 4 6 13 5 1 3 16 PEELER G 39 9-14 2-2 0 3 3 6 5 3 1 21 DAY 16 2-5 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 ELLIS 23 4-6 0-0 1 6 7 2 4 1 2 8 MITCHELL 12 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 AVERY 9 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 D GARRETT 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 BRANDON DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE SLATER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 39-78 18-25 5 36 41 30 30 12 18 99 (.500) (.720) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 20(20 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 16 27 19 22 10 - 94 MINNESOTA 22 21 30 11 15 - 99

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 2, ROBINSON 2, FERRY. MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 3, PEELER, ELLIS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 4-9 (.444), S ELLIOTT 0-3, PORTER 4-6. MINNESOTA 3-9 (.333), K GARNETT 1-1, BILLUPS 1-3, PEELER 1-3, DAY 0-1, ELLIS 0-1. TECHNICALS: SAN ANTONIO - HEAD COACH POPOVICH. OFFICIALS: DICK BAVETTA, JIM KINSEY, MONTY MCCUTCHEN. A - 17,288. T - 2:30.


Box Score

SAN ANTONIO (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 44 11-25 0-3 4-14 5 3 22 S Elliott 38 3-10 1-3 0-6 3 2 7 Robinson 38 5-13 0-0 1-7 2 3 10 Anderson 31 5-9 2-3 1-2 3 2 12 Johnson 34 2-6 2-6 1-3 5 2 6 Ferry 15 0-1 0-0 1-1 1 3 0 Rose 24 6-8 1-2 1-6 1 4 13 Daniels 19 2-3 4-5 1-1 2 1 8 Porter 22 6-9 0-0 1-1 3 1 16 Jackson DNP - coach's decision S Kerr DNP - coach's decision Walker DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 40-84 10-22 11-41 25 21 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.476, FT-.455. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (S Elliott 0-3, Porter 4-6). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (Duncan 2, Robinson 2, Ferry). Turnovers: 19 (Anderson 4, Johnson 4, Daniels 3, Duncan 2, S Elliott 2, Ferry, Porter, Robinson, Rose). Steals: 7 (Robinson 2, Anderson, Daniels, Duncan, Porter, S Elliott).

MINNESOTA (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 45 12-18 7-10 2-12 3 5 32 Szczerbiak 40 3-8 1-2 0-7 2 3 7 Nesterovic 33 3-7 1-4 0-5 3 3 7 Billups 44 5-15 5-5 2-6 13 5 16 Peeler 39 9-14 2-2 0-3 6 5 21 Day 16 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 4 Ellis 23 4-6 0-0 1-7 2 4 8 Mitchell 12 1-3 2-2 0-1 0 1 4 Avery 9 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 D Garrett 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Brandon DNP - sprained left ankle Slater DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 39-78 18-25 5-41 30 30 99 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.500, FT-.720. 3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (K Garnett 1-1, Billups 1-3, Peeler 1-3, Day 0-1, Ellis 0-1). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 5 (K Garnett 3, Peeler, Ellis). Turnovers: 20 (K Garnett 7, Billups 3, Ellis 2, Szczerbiak 2, D Garrett, Day, Nesterovic, Peeler). Steals: 12 (Peeler 3, K Garnett 2, Szczerbiak 2, Avery, Billups, Ellis, Mitchell, Nesterovic). _________________________________________________ San Antonio 16 27 19 22 10 - 94 Minnesota 22 21 30 11 15 - 99 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: San Antonio 1 (Head Coach Popovich, 9:28 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,288. T: 2:30. Officials: Dick Bavetta, Jim Kinsey, Monty Mccutchen.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Kevin Garnett refused to lose.

The 6-11 power forward scored 32 points, including two huge jumpers in overtime, as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs, 99-94.

Trailing by 11 points entering the fourth quarter, the Spurs rallied and forged a 77-77 tie on Terry Porter's 3-pointer with 4:10 to play. The teams battled back and forth before Garnett put Minnesota in front, 84-82, when he knocked down a seven-footer with 1:35 left.

Sean Elliott got San Antonio even on a driving layup with 15 seconds to play and the Timberwolves were unable to get off a potential winning shot at the buzzer, forcing the first overtime ever between the Midwest Division rivals.

Duncan, who had 22 points and 14 boards, gave San Antonio its last lead, 94-93, when he buried a six-footer from the left side with 1:13 to go in overtime.

But Garnett, who grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked three shots, took control thereafter.

"It's fun playing against (Kevin Garnett)," Duncan said. "He's an incredible player. You have to get up to play against him because he comes with so much energy every night. It's fun going out there against him."

Chauncey Billups got the ball into Garnett on Minnesota's ensuing trip and Garnett delivered, pivoting left before turning right and lofting a 10-footer that barely touched the net on its way through with 54 seconds left.

"Last night I watched a tape of our previous game with San Antonio (a 101-93 loss on November 2). I was way too pumped up," Garnett said. "Tonight, I was in calm mode. I wanted to bring positive energy and still have some left for the fourth quarter. It doesn't matter who is guarding me in the post."

David Robinson missed a potential tying shot and Garnett made the Spurs pay at the other end, drilling an 11-footer from the left side to make it 97-94 with 14 seconds remaining.

"He steps up to the challenge," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said of Garnett. "Kevin sometimes gets emotional, but tonight he played in control. He seemed to be in a zone, at peace."

Porter, who scored 14 of his 16 points after halftime, tried to answer but his 23-footer from the right corner bounded out with 11 seconds left.

"It was a pretty good look," Porter said. "I was wide open on that one. I think I might have rushed it a tad, but it felt good leaving my hand. They all felt good tonight. It's just too bad because we did a great job of executing plays down the stretch."

Malik Rose scored 13 points, Derek Anderson 12 and Robinson added 10 for San Antonio, which shot 48 percent (40-of-84) and scored 20 points off turnovers.

Anthony Peeler scored 21 points and Billups had a stellar all-around effort with 16, 13 assists and six rebounds for the Timberwolves, who made half of their 78 shots.

"We put ourselves in position to win the game tonight by playing strong defense," Billups said. "Everybody who came in the game took charge of guarding their man."

Trailing 53-51 with 8:25 remaining in the third quarter after a dunk by Duncan, the Timberwolves took off on a 14-2 run, highlighted by Garnett's 3-pointer and capped by Peeler's layup with 4:26 left, giving Minnesota a 65-55 lead.

LaPhonso Ellis sank a six-footer to increase the advantage to 73-60, but Duncan's 11-foot hook before the period ended seemed to breathe some life into the sputtering Spurs.

Porter hit a 3-pointer, Duncan a four-footer and Rose a layup before Porter connected again from 25 feet with 4:10 left, forging a 77-77 tie.

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