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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DETROIT 22 33 14 31 100 MINNESOTA 36 17 27 31 111 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 28, CORLISS WILLIAMSON 21, CHUCKY ATKINS 11 MIN - TERRELL BRANDON 23, WALLY SZCZERBIAK 22, TWO PLAYERS WITH 18

HIGH REBOUND: DET - BEN WALLACE 10, CORLISS WILLIAMSON 6 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 10, WALLY SZCZERBIAK 8

HIGH ASSISTS: DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4 MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 10, TERRELL BRANDON 7

ATT: 16,273


Extended Box

DETROIT (100) AT MINNESOTA (111)

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

CURRY F 15 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 5 SMITH F 40 3-15 2-2 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 8 B WALLACE C 32 2-5 0-0 3 7 10 4 4 1 2 4 ATKINS G 18 5-6 1-2 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 11 STACKHOUSE G 39 10-23 8-9 1 2 3 7 2 4 2 28 OWENS 17 2-6 1-2 2 2 4 4 2 0 0 5 CLEAVES 19 2-5 2-2 0 1 1 3 2 1 2 6 WILLIAMSON 32 9-10 3-3 1 5 6 0 3 3 2 21 M MOORE 16 2-3 0-0 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 4 BARROS 12 1-1 5-6 0 1 1 1 2 0 3 8 CARDINAL DNP - COACH'S DECISION J WALLACE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 38-80 22-26 9 28 37 26 23 10 15 100 (.475) (.846) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 19(22 PTS)

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

K GARNETT F 41 7-18 4-4 6 4 10 10 0 2 4 18 SZCZERBIAK F 43 9-14 4-4 0 8 8 4 1 2 2 22 SLATER C 14 1-3 2-3 1 5 6 1 5 1 1 4 BRANDON G 39 10-19 3-3 0 5 5 7 1 0 1 23 PEELER G 32 6-11 2-2 0 0 0 4 6 3 1 18 NESTEROVIC 11 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 MITCHELL 11 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 5 BILLUPS 13 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 0 2 3 ELLIS 22 2-7 5-6 1 1 2 1 5 1 1 9 D GARRETT 8 1-2 3-4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 AVERY 5 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 LOPEZ 1 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

TOTALS 240 41-86 23-26 8 27 35 30 26 10 14 111 (.477) (.885) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 14(16 PTS)

DETROIT 22 33 14 31 - 100 MINNESOTA 36 17 27 31 - 111

BLOCKED SHOTS: DETROIT - ATKINS 2, OWENS, B WALLACE, STACKHOUSE. MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 2, ELLIS 2, D GARRETT. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DETROIT 2-8 (.250), CURRY 1-2, STACKHOUSE 0-4, OWENS 0-1, BARROS 1-1. MINNESOTA 6-13 (.462), SZCZERBIAK 0-1, PEELER 4-8, MITCHELL 1-1, BILLUPS 1-2, ELLIS 0-1. TECHNICALS: DETROIT - STACKHOUSE. OFFICIALS: JOE DEROSA, MIKE CALLAHAN, RASHAN MICHEL. A - 16,273. T - 2:14.


Box Score

DETROIT (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Curry 15 2-6 0-0 0-2 1 1 5 Smith 40 3-15 2-2 1-5 1 3 8 B Wallace 32 2-5 0-0 3-10 4 4 4 Atkins 18 5-6 1-2 0-0 4 1 11 Stackhouse 39 10-23 8-9 1-3 7 2 28 Owens 17 2-6 1-2 2-4 4 2 5 Cleaves 19 2-5 2-2 0-1 3 2 6 Williamson 32 9-10 3-3 1-6 0 3 21 M Moore 16 2-3 0-0 1-5 1 3 4 Barros 12 1-1 5-6 0-1 1 2 8 Cardinal DNP - coach's decision J Wallace DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-80 22-26 9-37 26 23 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.475, FT-.846. 3-Point Goals: 2-8, .250 (Curry 1-2, Stackhouse 0-4, Owens 0-1, Barros 1-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 5 (Atkins 2, Owens, B Wallace, Stackhouse). Turnovers: 19 (Barros 3, Atkins 2, B Wallace 2, Cleaves 2, Stackhouse 2, Williamson 2, M Moore, Smith). Steals: 10 (Stackhouse 4, Williamson 3, B Wallace, Cleaves, Curry).

MINNESOTA (111) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 41 7-18 4-4 6-10 10 0 18 Szczerbiak 43 9-14 4-4 0-8 4 1 22 Slater 14 1-3 2-3 1-6 1 5 4 Brandon 39 10-19 3-3 0-5 7 1 23 Peeler 32 6-11 2-2 0-0 4 6 18 Nesterovic 11 0-0 0-0 0-1 2 2 0 Mitchell 11 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 5 Billups 13 1-4 0-0 0-2 1 3 3 Ellis 22 2-7 5-6 1-2 1 5 9 D Garrett 8 1-2 3-4 0-1 0 1 5 Avery 5 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 Lopez 1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-86 23-26 8-35 30 26 111 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.477, FT-.885. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Szczerbiak 0-1, Peeler 4-8, Mitchell 1-1, Billups 1-2, Ellis 0-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 5 (K Garnett 2, Ellis 2, D Garrett). Turnovers: 14 (K Garnett 4, Billups 2, Szczerbiak 2, Avery, Brandon, Ellis, Mitchell, Peeler, Slater). Steals: 10 (Peeler 3, K Garnett 2, Szczerbiak 2, Ellis, Mitchell, Slater). ____________________________________________ Detroit 22 33 14 31 - 100 Minnesota 36 17 27 31 - 111 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Detroit 1 (Stackhouse, 1:33 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,273. T: 2:14. Officials: Joe Derosa, Mike Callahan, Rashan Michel.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Kevin Garnett saved another triple-double for his good friend Joe Smith.

Garnett had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to their seventh straight victory over the Detroit Pistons, 111-100.

Garnett and Smith were teammates for two seasons until an arbitrator ruled in October that Smith had signed a series of illegal contracts with the Timberwolves.

When the dust settled, the Wolves gave up $3.5 million and four first-round picks and Smith gave up his rights under the Larry Bird Exception. He could have re-signed with Minnesota for $611,000 but instead signed with Detroit for $2.25 million.

Although he cost the team four first-round picks, Smith was a fan favorite and received a warm ovation from the fans. However, he flopped in his return, missing 12-of-15 shots and finishing with eight points and five rebounds in 40 minutes.

"It was emotional because it's my old team and my buddies," Smith said. "The cheers (from the crowd) were definitely nice. It made me feel good. It made me feel like everyone understood the decision I had to make. But this game was a lot more difficult for me than when they came into Detroit."

In the first meeting between the teams on December 15, Garnett had 26 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a 99-90 victory. Smith collected 16 points and five rebounds.

"Joe's a great friend and he never really wanted to leave us," Garnett said. "But there's nothing anybody can do about the past. I thought our fans understood the situation and really let Joe know how much they appreciated him."

While Garnett recorded his second triple-double of the season and sixth career, Terrell Brandon led the Timberwolves with 23 points, Wally Szczerbiak had 22 and Anthony Peeler added 18.

"We had good balance with four guys close to 20 points," said Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders. "We had 30 assists and we played good team basketball."

Jerry Stackhouse led the Pistons in scoring for the ninth straight game, scoring 18 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter.

Corliss Williamson, acquired by Detroit at last week's trading deadline, had 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting off the bench.

"That was one of my better games all year," Williamson said. "This team plays a style of basketball that's more suited to me (than Toronto). I like to get up and down the floor. I'm more in a comfort zone here than I was earlier in the year."

The Timberwolves opened the third quarter with a 19-2 run. The Pistons went scoreless until rookie Mateen Cleaves converted a pair of free throws with 6:19 left and did not make a basket until a layup by Mikki Moore with 2:49 remaining.

Brandon hit a 3-pointer and a pair of baskets and Garnett added a dunk, layup and short jumper to highlight the run, opening a 72-57 lead before Moore's layup.

"Starting in the third quarter, we really buckled down," said Szczerbiak. "We started to play better defense and fed off of that on the offensive end."

Detroit hit just 4-of-17 shots and committed six turnovers in the quarter.

"The third quarter, we were pretty bad," said Pistons coach George Irvine. "But we still managed to get back in the game in the fourth quarter."

The Pistons closed to 88-82 on a dunk by Stackhouse with 6:56 left in the fourth quarter. But Brandon hit a layup and an 18-footer to spark an 8-3 run, giving the Timberwolves a 96-85 advantage with 4:33 remaining.

Detroit pulled no closer than seven points thereafter.

Peeler scored 16 points in the first quarter, when the Wolves opened a 36-22 lead. Minnesota hit its final 11 shots of the quarter as Peeler converted three 3-pointers and a pair of jumpers in a 23-11 run.

The Pistons responded with a 17-4 spurt to open the second quarter. Williamson capped the run with a three-point play with 7:41 left, pulling the Pistons within 40-39.

Detroit took its first lead at 53-51 on a jumper by Stackhouse with 11 seconds left in the half.

"The second quarter was our best and it was because we played better defense," Irvine said. "Plus, Corliss gave us a big lift."

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