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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- MINNESOTA 24 22 24 24 94 NEW JERSEY 36 22 28 30 116 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 21, WALLY SZCZERBIAK 13, CHAUNCEY BILLUPS 12 NJN - STEPHON MARBURY 27, KENYON MARTIN 20, TWO PLAYERS WITH 14

HIGH REBOUND: MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 10, RADOSLAV NESTEROVIC 8 NJN - AARON WILLIAMS 13, TWO PLAYERS WITH 9

HIGH ASSISTS: MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 9, WILLIAM AVERY 5 NJN - STEPHON MARBURY 7, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

ATT: 11,649


Extended Box

MINNESOTA (94) AT NEW JERSEY (116)

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

K GARNETT F 34 8-16 5-6 2 8 10 2 4 1 2 21 SZCZERBIAK F 27 6-14 1-2 5 2 7 2 2 0 3 13 D GARRETT C 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 BILLUPS G 26 5-13 0-0 0 3 3 2 3 0 0 12 BRANDON G 26 2-9 0-0 0 1 1 9 2 0 0 4 ELLIS 22 3-7 3-3 3 4 7 0 3 2 1 9 PEELER 32 4-10 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 10 AVERY 19 1-7 1-2 1 1 2 5 0 1 3 3 NESTEROVIC 22 5-7 1-2 6 2 8 2 4 0 3 11 DAY 9 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 6 MITCHELL 14 0-2 3-4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 HAMMONDS 5 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

TOTALS 240 37-92 14-19 18 23 41 22 28 6 14 94 (.402) (.737) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 14(13 PTS)

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

JACKSON F 38 4-13 4-4 1 3 4 5 6 4 2 14 K MARTIN F 25 8-13 4-6 2 7 9 1 5 2 1 20 WILLIAMS C 26 4-6 5-8 4 9 13 1 4 0 0 13 HARRIS G 31 5-9 3-3 3 6 9 3 0 1 1 13 S MARBURY G 31 10-16 6-8 0 1 1 7 1 0 2 27 NEWMAN 36 2-10 2-2 2 0 2 1 4 0 2 6 DOUGLAS 26 7-11 0-0 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 14 MCILVAINE 7 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 ESCHMEYER 7 1-1 2-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 SAMAKE 9 2-3 1-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 5 OLLIE 4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 GILL DNP - RIGHT KNEE TENDINITIS

TOTALS 240 43-82 27-35 13 32 45 25 23 7 10 116 (.524) (.771) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 11(6 PTS)

MINNESOTA 24 22 24 24 - 94 NEW JERSEY 36 22 28 30 - 116

BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - NESTEROVIC 3. NEW JERSEY - DOUGLAS, HARRIS, K MARTIN, MCILVAINE. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 6-15 (.400), BILLUPS 2-4, PEELER 2-4, AVERY 0-3, DAY 2-3, MITCHELL 0-1. NEW JERSEY 3-11 (.273), JACKSON 2-3, HARRIS 0-1, S MARBURY 1-2, NEWMAN 0-3, DOUGLAS 0-2. TECHNICALS: MINNESOTA - DAY. OFFICIALS: TERRY DURHAM, BENNIE ADAMS, DEREK RICHARDSON. A - 11,649. T - 2:08.


Box Score

MINNESOTA (94) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 34 8-16 5-6 2-10 2 4 21 Szczerbiak 27 6-14 1-2 5-7 2 2 13 D Garrett 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 4 0 Billups 26 5-13 0-0 0-3 2 3 12 Brandon 26 2-9 0-0 0-1 9 2 4 Ellis 22 3-7 3-3 3-7 0 3 9 Peeler 32 4-10 0-0 1-1 0 2 10 Avery 19 1-7 1-2 1-2 5 0 3 Nesterovic 22 5-7 1-2 6-8 2 4 11 Day 9 2-4 0-0 0-1 0 2 6 Mitchell 14 0-2 3-4 0-1 0 2 3 Hammonds 5 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-92 14-19 18-41 22 28 94 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.402, FT-.737. 3-Point Goals: 6-15, .400 (Billups 2-4, Peeler 2-4, Avery 0-3, Day 2-3, Mitchell 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 3 (Nesterovic 3). Turnovers: 14 (Avery 3, Nesterovic 3, Szczerbiak 3, K Garnett 2, D Garrett, Ellis, Peeler). Steals: 6 (Ellis 2, Avery, Day, K Garnett, Peeler).

NEW JERSEY (116) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Jackson 38 4-13 4-4 1-4 5 6 14 K Martin 25 8-13 4-6 2-9 1 5 20 Williams 26 4-6 5-8 4-13 1 4 13 Harris 31 5-9 3-3 3-9 3 0 13 S Marbury 31 10-16 6-8 0-1 7 1 27 Newman 36 2-10 2-2 2-2 1 4 6 Douglas 26 7-11 0-0 0-1 5 1 14 Mcilvaine 7 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 Eschmeyer 7 1-1 2-2 0-2 0 0 4 Samake 9 2-3 1-2 1-2 0 0 5 Ollie 4 0-0 0-0 0-1 2 0 0 Gill DNP - right knee tendinitis _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 43-82 27-35 13-45 25 23 116 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.524, FT-.771. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (Jackson 2-3, Harris 0-1, S Marbury 1-2, Newman 0-3, Douglas 0-2). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 4 (Douglas, Harris, K Martin, Mcilvaine). Turnovers: 11 (Jackson 2, Newman 2, S Marbury 2, Harris, K Martin, Mcilvaine, Samake). Steals: 7 (Jackson 4, K Martin 2, Harris). ____________________________________________ Minnesota 24 22 24 24 - 94 New Jersey 36 22 28 30 - 116 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Minnesota 1 (Day, 4:18 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 11,649. T: 2:08. Officials: Terry Durham, Bennie Adams, Derek Richardson.


Game Story

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- Stephon Marbury returned from a sprained ankle and dominated his former team, scoring 27 points to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 116-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

After missing four games with a sprained left ankle, Marbury connected on 10-of-16 shots and handed out seven assists. He also made 6-of-8 free throws as New Jersey won for just the second time in 13 games.

"It was a lot of fun winning," Marbury said. "Sitting in the bench when you love basketball is probably the hardest thing."

The Nets lost their last seven games with Marbury but also missed him. They went 1-3, upsetting Phoenix and getting outscored by an average of 24 points in the losses.

The 6-2 Marbury spent his first 2 1/2 seasons with Minnesota but fell out of favor with the club and was traded to New Jersey in a huge three-team deal on March 11, 1999.

He showed no signs of the injury as he scored 16 points on 7-of-8 shots in the first quarter, when the Nets built a 26-24 lead they never relinquished. Marbury also played well defensively, limiting Minnesota point guard Terrell Brandon to four points on 2-of-9 shooting.

Marbury penetrated and pushed off the ankle easily. With 6:07 left in the third, he took an alley-oop pass from rookie Stephen Jackson and threw down a reverse one-handed dunk for a 77-54 lead.

"That dunk was amazing," New Jersey coach Byron Scott said. "It was a heckuva play. When he throws that down, I think, `Yep he's 100 percent.'"

"I couldn't believe I caught it," Marbury said. "I can't wait to watch it tonight on ESPN."

Jackson had 14 points before fouling out with 3:22 left in the fourth quarter.

Marbury's return helped rookie Kenyon Martin, who matched his season high with 20 points. Martin also grabbed nine rebounds, helping New Jersey to a 45-41 advantage on the boards.

"We came out with the attitude that we had against Phoenix but having Steph back just helped us more," Martin said. "Nothing good can come of losing. Tonight we came out on the attack and played Nets basketball."

Kevin Garnett had 21 points and 10 boards and Wally Szczerbiak added 13 points for Minnesota, which shot just 40 percent (37-of-92) and had a four-game winning streak snapped. The Timberwolves, who handed the Philadelphia 76ers their first home loss with a 96-91 overtime triumph Monday, fell to 6-7 on the road.

"The one thing we have not been doing well are back-to-backs," said Minnesota coach Flip Saunders after his team fell to 1-5 in the finale of consecutive games. "Our team is more of a preparation type team. (The Nets) do not have great record, but they have got good players and they came out and were a lot more aggressive."

Veteran Sherman Douglas, who played point guard in Marbury's absence, scored 14 points in 26 minutes off the bench.

Aaron Williams had 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Nets had six players scoring in double figures and shot 52.4 percent (43-of-82). It was just the third time this season that New Jersey made at least half its shots.

New Jersey jumped out to a 16-6 lead when Jackson dunked off an alley-oop pass from Marbury with 7:27 left in the first quarter. Marbury had four assists in the first period, when New Jersey hit 15-of-24 shots.

"When an NBA teanm gets in a rhythm and is making shots like Stephon did in the first quarter the confidence level gets really high," Garnett said. "It's kind of sad that we beat one of the best teams last night and we come in here and sort laid an egg. We cannot just turn it on when we want to. We have to come play every night."

Minnesota scored the first six points of the second period and cut the deficit to 36-30 on Rasho Nesterovic's layup with 9:40 left. Nesterovic led Minnesota's reserves with 11 points and eight boards.

New Jersey answered with seven straight points, pushing the lead to 43-30 when Jackson made a 3-pointer with 6:49 before halftime. Jackson hit 2-of-3 shots behind the arc, but the rest of the Nets were just 1-of-8.

Marbury had 20 points in the first half and New Jersey took a 58-46 lead into the locker room.

Minnesota could not get the deficit under double digits after halftime. New Jersey built the lead as big as 114-88 when Evan Eschmeyer made an eight-footer with 1:50 left.

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