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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA LAKERS 25 19 24 32 100 MILWAUKEE 15 25 32 35 107 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 36, RICK FOX 19, DEREK FISHER 14 MIL - SAM CASSELL 27, GLENN ROBINSON 26, RAY ALLEN 16

HIGH REBOUND: LAL - SHAQUILLE ONEAL 13, THREE PLAYERS WITH 7 MIL - ERVIN JOHNSON 6, THREE PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: LAL - KOBE BRYANT 8, DEREK FISHER 7 MIL - RAY ALLEN 5, GLENN ROBINSON 5

ATT: 18,717


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (100) AT MILWAUKEE (107)

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

FOX F 40 6-11 4-5 1 2 3 3 5 4 3 19 GRANT F 31 3-8 1-2 1 6 7 2 1 0 1 7 ONEAL C 43 12-21 12-15 7 6 13 2 5 0 5 36 BRYANT G 41 4-15 5-7 1 6 7 8 3 0 4 13 FISHER G 38 3-9 8-8 0 7 7 7 5 2 3 14 LUE 11 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 3 HORRY 20 1-4 0-0 3 1 4 0 5 0 0 3 MADSEN 3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 GEORGE 5 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 3 SHAW 8 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 FOSTER DNP - COACH'S DECISION RIDER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-78 30-37 15 32 47 25 28 8 17 100 (.410) (.811) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 17(14 PTS)

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

HAM F 8 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 ROBINSON F 37 9-18 6-6 1 4 5 5 0 1 2 26 PRZYBILLA C 15 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 5 0 0 0 ALLEN G 39 6-15 3-3 0 5 5 5 2 2 4 16 CASSELL G 36 8-16 11-11 0 4 4 3 3 2 3 27 THOMAS 24 3-12 2-2 2 1 3 0 3 0 2 10 JOHNSON 27 2-3 2-2 1 5 6 0 6 1 0 6 CAFFEY 21 2-3 2-2 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 6 HUNTER 15 1-3 3-4 0 3 3 4 2 1 1 5 S WILLIAMS 18 3-7 3-4 1 4 5 0 2 0 0 9 ALSTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION POPE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 35-79 32-34 7 33 40 17 24 8 13 107 (.443) (.941) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 13(13 PTS)

LA LAKERS 25 19 24 32 - 100 MILWAUKEE 15 25 32 35 - 107

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - FOX, GRANT, ONEAL. MILWAUKEE - ROBINSON 3. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 6-20 (.300), FOX 3-7, BRYANT 0-1, FISHER 0-3, LUE 1-3, HORRY 1-3, GEORGE 1-1, SHAW 0-2. MILWAUKEE 5-14 (.357), ROBINSON 2-3, ALLEN 1-2, CASSELL 0-1, THOMAS 2-7, HUNTER 0-1. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: RONNIE NUNN, TIM DONAGHY, RON OLESIAK. A - 18,717. T - 2:30.


Box Score

LA LAKERS (100) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Fox 40 6-11 4-5 1-3 3 5 19 Grant 31 3-8 1-2 1-7 2 1 7 Oneal 43 12-21 12-15 7-13 2 5 36 Bryant 41 4-15 5-7 1-7 8 3 13 Fisher 38 3-9 8-8 0-7 7 5 14 Lue 11 1-4 0-0 1-2 1 1 3 Horry 20 1-4 0-0 3-4 0 5 3 Madsen 3 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 0 George 5 1-1 0-0 0-2 1 0 3 Shaw 8 1-4 0-0 0-1 1 2 2 Foster DNP - coach's decision Rider DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-78 30-37 15-47 25 28 100 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.410, FT-.811. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Fox 3-7, Bryant 0-1, Fisher 0-3, Lue 1-3, Horry 1-3, George 1-1, Shaw 0-2). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 3 (Fox, Grant, Oneal). Turnovers: 17 (Oneal 5, Bryant 4, Fisher 3, Fox 3, Grant, Shaw). Steals: 8 (Fox 4, Fisher 2, Shaw 2).

MILWAUKEE (107) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Ham 8 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 2 Robinson 37 9-18 6-6 1-5 5 0 26 Przybilla 15 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 5 0 Allen 39 6-15 3-3 0-5 5 2 16 Cassell 36 8-16 11-11 0-4 3 3 27 Thomas 24 3-12 2-2 2-3 0 3 10 Johnson 27 2-3 2-2 1-6 0 6 6 Caffey 21 2-3 2-2 0-4 0 1 6 Hunter 15 1-3 3-4 0-3 4 2 5 S Williams 18 3-7 3-4 1-5 0 2 9 Alston DNP - coach's decision Pope DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-79 32-34 7-40 17 24 107 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.443, FT-.941. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Robinson 2-3, Allen 1-2, Cassell 0-1, Thomas 2-7, Hunter 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 3 (Robinson 3). Turnovers: 13 (Allen 4, Cassell 3, Robinson 2, Thomas 2, Ham, Hunter). Steals: 8 (Allen 2, Cassell 2, Caffey, Hunter, Johnson, Robinson). ____________________________________________ La Lakers 25 19 24 32 - 100 Milwaukee 15 25 32 35 - 107 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,717. T: 2:30. Officials: Ronnie Nunn, Tim Donaghy, Ron Olesiak.


Game Story

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Just when Kobe Bryant thought the game could not get any worse, it took an awful twist.

Bryant was limited to 13 points on 4-of-15 shooting and turned his left ankle in the final minute as the Los Angeles Lakers blew a 16-point lead in a 107-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Lakers already were on the way to their second straight setback when Bryant -- the NBA's third-leading scorer who was held more than 16 points below his average -- drove the lane and passed to Shaquille O'Neal for a dunk that made it 99-94.

Bryant, who has been nursing injuries to both ankles, landed hard in traffic and his right foot came out from under him, putting all his weight on his left foot. He rolled on the floor in pain for several seconds and was helped off the court.

"I drove to the hoop and Ervin (Bucks center Ervin Johnson) turned his back and I fell into him and went down on it bad," Bryant said. "I wasn't thinking about anything but the pain. It hurt so much and I wanted it to stop, but it kept getting worse and worse."

The superstar guard was examined by Bucks team physicians, who diagnosed it as a sprain. He is listed as day-to-day but will have X-rays Thursday and may need to rest his ankles for the injuries to fully heal.

"Some days I get up and I'm able to walk and it's good," Bryant said. "Other days, I can't move."

"He jammed it when he came down," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said.

O'Neal had 36 points and 13 rebounds. He made 12-of-21 shots and even sank 12-of-15 free throws, including his last eight. But with Bryant off his game, O'Neal had no chance of overcoming Milwaukee's three-pronged attack.

Sam Cassell scored 27 points, Glenn Robinson added 26 and Ray Allen 16 for the Bucks, who swept the season series from the Lakers for the first time in 10 years.

"I think it's significant because mentally, we're trying to build confidence that we can play championship-caliber basketball," Bucks coach George Karl said. "So the more quality teams that you beat, the more confidence you have."

Los Angeles fell one game behind first-place Sacramento in the Pacific Division.

"We had a good start but then they started hitting shots and came back," O'Neal said. "We couldn't put them away. We tried to run with them, but there's not many teams in the league that can run with the Bucks."

The Bucks overcame poor early shooting that saw them fall into a 39-23 hole with 5:22 left in the second quarter. But they used a 13-1 run featuring four points each from Allen and Cassell to close to 42-40 just before halftime.

"We just knew we weren't going to shoot like that the whole game," Allen said. "As a team, we just talked about passing the ball because when we pass the ball, we're hard to stop."

"Sam, Timmy (Thomas), Glenn and Ray all missed shots that they normally make early in the game," Karl said. "But our defense kept us in the game and then we started to make some shots and get back to playing the way we play."

A short jumper by Cassell gave Milwaukee the lead for good at 63-61 with 2:48 left in the third quarter. The Bucks took a 72-68 advantage into the final period and the Lakers got no closer than three points thereafter.

Thomas made two free throws and a 3-pointer to push the lead to 83-75 with 7:45 left. Bryant did not score thereafter and allowed Allen to get inside him for a pair of leaning jumpers, including one that made it 95-88 with 1:57 to go.

From there, Milwaukee made 12-of-12 free throws and finished 32-of-34 at the line.

"You can't beat the Bucks giving them so many foul shots," said Jackson. "We just made irresponsible decisions on defense."

Thomas scored 10 points for the Bucks, who shot 44 percent (35-of-79) and remained 2 1/2 games in front of Charlotte in the race for the Central Division title.

Rick Fox scored 19 points and Derek Fisher added 14 for the Lakers, who shot 41 percent (32-of-78) and held a 47-40 edge on the glass.

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