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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 21 29 28 32 110 MINNESOTA 26 26 22 28 102 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: VAN - MICHAEL DICKERSON 24, SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 20, ERICK STRICKLAND 14 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 16, LAPHONSO ELLIS 16, TERRELL BRANDON 15

HIGH REBOUND: VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 15, GRANT LONG 7 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 13, THREE PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: VAN - ERICK STRICKLAND 7, MIKE BIBBY 5 MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 9, KEVIN GARNETT 7

ATT: 18,693


Extended Box

VANCOUVER (110) AT MINNESOTA (102)

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

S ABDUR-RAHIM F 34 8-12 4-5 5 10 15 4 3 0 0 20 LONG F 29 3-9 0-0 4 3 7 1 3 4 2 6 REEVES C 18 3-8 0-0 0 5 5 1 2 1 2 6 BIBBY G 43 5-16 1-2 1 0 1 5 1 2 2 13 DICKERSON G 40 10-17 3-5 2 4 6 3 3 0 1 24 MASSENBURG 14 2-4 4-4 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 8 STRICKLAND 30 3-11 6-6 0 5 5 7 1 1 1 14 M ABDUL-RAUF 11 3-6 0-0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 SWIFT 21 4-7 5-8 3 3 6 2 2 1 0 13 AUSTIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION JONES DNP - COACH'S DECISION PRICE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-90 23-30 17 31 48 25 18 9 8 110 (.456) (.767) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 11(12 PTS)

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

K GARNETT F 42 4-22 8-11 5 8 13 7 2 3 2 16 SZCZERBIAK F 26 6-9 1-2 1 2 3 2 5 0 3 13 NESTEROVIC C 20 3-5 0-1 2 4 6 1 1 0 1 6 BRANDON G 37 7-17 1-2 2 3 5 9 2 1 2 15 PEELER G 38 6-14 0-0 0 4 4 3 5 1 1 13 MITCHELL 18 5-5 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 11 AVERY 15 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 BILLUPS 6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 SLATER 11 3-6 2-4 3 3 6 0 1 0 0 8 ELLIS 24 7-9 2-2 5 1 6 1 2 1 2 16 DAY 3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 D GARRETT DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 43-90 14-22 18 28 46 25 24 7 13 102 (.478) (.636) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 13(13 PTS)

VANCOUVER 21 29 28 32 - 110 MINNESOTA 26 26 22 28 - 102

BLOCKED SHOTS: VANCOUVER - SWIFT, REEVES, MASSENBURG. MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 3. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: VANCOUVER 5-16 (.313), BIBBY 2-6, DICKERSON 1-4, STRICKLAND 2-6. MINNESOTA 2-11 (.182), K GARNETT 0-2, BRANDON 0-2, PEELER 1-6, MITCHELL 1-1. TECHNICALS: MINNESOTA - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 3. OFFICIALS: DAN CRAWFORD, GREG WILLARD, VIOLET PALMER. A - 18,693. T - 2:10.


Box Score

VANCOUVER (110) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Abdur-rahim 34 8-12 4-5 5-15 4 3 20 Long 29 3-9 0-0 4-7 1 3 6 Reeves 18 3-8 0-0 0-5 1 2 6 Bibby 43 5-16 1-2 1-1 5 1 13 Dickerson 40 10-17 3-5 2-6 3 3 24 Massenburg 14 2-4 4-4 1-2 0 3 8 Strickland 30 3-11 6-6 0-5 7 1 14 M Abdul-rauf 11 3-6 0-0 1-1 2 0 6 Swift 21 4-7 5-8 3-6 2 2 13 Austin DNP - coach's decision Jones DNP - coach's decision Price DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-90 23-30 17-48 25 18 110 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.456, FT-.767. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Bibby 2-6, Dickerson 1-4, Strickland 2-6). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 3 (Swift, Reeves, Massenburg). Turnovers: 11 (Bibby 2, Long 2, Reeves 2, Dickerson, Strickland). Steals: 9 (Long 4, Bibby 2, Reeves, Strickland, Swift).

MINNESOTA (102) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 42 4-22 8-11 5-13 7 2 16 Szczerbiak 26 6-9 1-2 1-3 2 5 13 Nesterovic 20 3-5 0-1 2-6 1 1 6 Brandon 37 7-17 1-2 2-5 9 2 15 Peeler 38 6-14 0-0 0-4 3 5 13 Mitchell 18 5-5 0-0 0-2 0 3 11 Avery 15 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 2 2 Billups 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Slater 11 3-6 2-4 3-6 0 1 8 Ellis 24 7-9 2-2 5-6 1 2 16 Day 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 D Garrett DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 43-90 14-22 18-46 25 24 102 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.478, FT-.636. 3-Point Goals: 2-11, .182 (K Garnett 0-2, Brandon 0-2, Peeler 1-6, Mitchell 1-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 3 (K Garnett 3). Turnovers: 13 (Szczerbiak 3, Billups 2, Brandon 2, Ellis 2, K Garnett 2, Nesterovic, Peeler). Steals: 7 (K Garnett 3, Brandon, Ellis, Mitchell, Peeler). ____________________________________________ Vancouver 21 29 28 32 - 110 Minnesota 26 26 22 28 - 102 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Minnesota 3 (Illegal Defense 3, 6:54 2nd, 5:01 2nd, 5:55 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,693. T: 2:10. Officials: Dan Crawford, Greg Willard, Violet Palmer.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- It is only fitting that the Grizzlies began playing their best basketball after learning they could leave Vancouver.

The troubled sixth-year franchise completed its first four-game winning streak and won back-to-back road games for the first time since November as Michael Dickerson scored 24 points in a 110-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Having won three games in a row on two previous occasions, the Grizzlies began their franchise-record streak after Monday's announcement that owner Michael Heisley had been given permission by the NBA to relocate the team.

"I'm really happy for our guys," Vancouver coach Sidney Lowe said. "We've been putting ourselves in a position to win by doing the little things. We're playing with confidence and that showed today when we hit key free throws and amde plays down the stretch."

Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting and grabbed 15 rebounds for Vancouver, which went into the All-Star break having lost 15 straight road contests and entered this contest 0-11 all-time in Minnesota.

"We've got four wins in a row, the last two on the road, and that's big," Abdur-Rahim said. "My focus was to come back and have a heck of a second half of the season. I think our chemistry is finally getting back."

Dickerson was 10-of-17 from the floor, including a dunk and a jumper on consecutive trips that gave Vancouver a 99-90 lead with 3:21 to play.

"Everybody just came out and played together tonight," Dickerson said. "Every time we play together, we have a chance. It's the first time we had a four-game winning streak. People are playing well, people are having fun and we're playing together."

Minnesota All-Star Kevin Garnett paved the way for Vancouver's first win at the Target Center, missing 18-of-22 shots en route to 16 points. The Timberwolves had won six of their previous seven home contests.

"We need to focus on making stops," Garnett said. "We make ourselves vulnerable. You can't give any team 100 points. It's like you're spotting them something."

Garnett and his teammates entered the All-Star break on a franchise-record 11-game winning steak, but have undergone as dramatic a reversal of fortunes as the Grizzlies, losing four in a row since the midseason classic.

"As I told our team, prior to the All-Star break we were giving up 88 points a game. Now, four games after, we're giving up 105, 107 (points) a game," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "They'd won three straight going into this game. Now it's four. Sid's done a good job. They've been a lot more unselfish and confident."

Erick Strickland scored 14 points and Mike Bibby and rookie Stromile Swift added 12 apiece for Vancouver, which shot 46 percent (41-of-90), held a 48-46 rebounding edge and committed 11 turnovers while forcing 13.

LaPhonso Ellis scored 16 points off the bench and Terrell Brandon added 15 for Minnesota, which shot 48 percent (43-of-90) but was outscored, 23-14, at the line.

"Defense was our problem tonight," Brandon said. "When you give up 110 (points) to a team that's going to be watching the playoffs in April, it's tough."

The Wolves slipped to 19-4 all-time against Vancouver and had won the previous seven meetings in the series, including a pair of wins by a combined three points earlier this season.

Minnesota held a 26-21 lead after 12 minutes and clung to a 52-50 advantage at the half. Bryant Reeves opened the second-half with a basket and Grant Long followed with a layup, giving Vancouver the lead, 54-52, less than a minute into the third quarter.

The Grizzles held that advantage until Ellis drained a 14-footer to give Minnesota an 83-82 lead with 8:28 to play. But Strickland answered with a 20-footer and two free throws and Vancouver held off Minnesota thereafter.

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