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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- LA LAKERS 37 29 24 23 113 WASHINGTON 24 25 22 22 93 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: LAL - SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 22, RICK FOX 15, DEREK FISHER 15 WAS - RICHARD HAMILTON 21, COURTNEY ALEXANDER 19, KWAME BROWN 14

HIGH REBOUND: LAL - SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 18, ROBERT HORRY 8, SAMAKI WALKER 4 WAS - BRENDAN HAYWOOD 6, KWAME BROWN 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 5

HIGH ASSISTS: LAL - KOBE BRYANT 6, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 4 WAS - CHRIS WHITNEY 6, TYRONN LUE 4, MICHAEL JORDAN 3

ATT: 20,674


Extended Box

LA LAKERS (113) AT WASHINGTON (93)

LA LAKERS

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

R FOX F 27 6-11 2-2 1 2 3 4 3 3 0 15 S WALKER F 22 4-4 1-1 1 3 4 2 3 1 0 9 S O'NEAL C 31 7-18 8-12 6 12 18 4 1 0 2 22 K BRYANT G 33 6-13 2-2 0 2 2 6 3 1 4 14 D FISHER G 30 6-13 0-0 0 1 1 4 0 2 2 15 D GEORGE 16 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 6 R HORRY 22 2-5 2-2 1 7 8 1 0 0 2 6 S MEDVEDENKO 16 4-4 4-4 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 12 L HUNTER 11 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6 B SHAW 14 2-5 0-0 0 3 3 4 3 0 2 6 M RICHMOND 13 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 M MADSEN 5 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0

TOTALS 240 42-82 19-23 11 34 45 28 17 7 14 113 (.512) (.826) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 15 (16 PTS)

WASHINGTON

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

R HAMILTON F 33 9-16 3-4 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 21 C LAETTNER F 19 3-5 4-4 1 4 5 1 3 1 2 10 J WHITE C 18 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 C ALEXANDER G 35 7-11 5-5 1 1 2 1 3 0 2 19 C WHITNEY G 23 2-9 0-0 0 5 5 6 3 1 2 6 K BROWN 33 6-14 2-3 0 6 6 2 4 1 1 14 T LUE 21 3-8 0-0 0 1 1 4 1 3 3 7 M JORDAN 12 1-5 0-0 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 2 B HAYWOOD 20 4-6 0-2 4 2 6 2 4 1 0 8 E THOMAS 5 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 T NESBY 21 2-5 2-4 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 6 P JONES DNP - BACK SPASMS

TOTALS 240 37-82 16-22 9 26 35 20 24 10 13 93 (.451) (.727) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 13 (18 PTS)

LA LAKERS 37 29 24 23 - 113 WASHINGTON 24 25 22 22 - 93

BLOCKED SHOTS: LA LAKERS - S O'NEAL 3, S WALKER. WASHINGTON - J WHITE 2, B HAYWOOD, K BROWN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: LA LAKERS 10-18 (.556), R FOX 1-2, D FISHER 3-6, D GEORGE 2-2, R HORRY 0-2, L HUNTER 2-3, B SHAW 2-3. WASHINGTON 3- 12 (.250), R HAMILTON 0-2, C WHITNEY 2-7, T LUE 1-3. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: LA LAKERS 1 (R HORRY, 8:08 2ND). OFFICIALS: JESS KERSEY, RON GARRETSON, SCOTT WALL. A - 20,674. T - 2:10.


Box Score

LA LAKERS (113)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Fox 27 6-11 2-2 1-3 4 3 15 S Walker 22 4-4 1-1 1-4 2 3 9 S O'Neal 31 7-18 8-12 6-18 4 1 22 K Bryant 33 6-13 2-2 0-2 6 3 14 D Fisher 30 6-13 0-0 0-1 4 0 15 D George 16 2-4 0-0 0-2 1 1 6 R Horry 22 2-5 2-2 1-8 1 0 6 S Medvedenko 16 4-4 4-4 1-2 0 1 12 L Hunter 11 2-3 0-0 0-1 1 0 6 B Shaw 14 2-5 0-0 0-3 4 3 6 M Richmond 13 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 2 M Madsen 5 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 2 0

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 42-82 19-23 11-45 28 17 113 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.512, FT-.826. 3-Point Goals: 10-18, .556 (R Fox 1-2, D Fisher 3-6, D George 2-2, R Horry 0-2, L Hunter 2-3, B Shaw 2-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:4 (S O'Neal 3, S Walker). Turnovers:14 (K Bryant 4, S O'Neal 2, R Horry 2, B Shaw 2, D Fisher 2, M Richmond, M Madsen). Steals: 7 (R Fox 3, D Fisher 2, K Bryant, S Walker).

WASHINGTON (93)

fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Hamilton 33 9-16 3-4 2-3 1 2 21 C Laettner 19 3-5 4-4 1-5 1 3 10 J White 18 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 3 0 C Alexander 35 7-11 5-5 1-2 1 3 19 C Whitney 23 2-9 0-0 0-5 6 3 6 K Brown 33 6-14 2-3 0-6 2 4 14 T Lue 21 3-8 0-0 0-1 4 1 7 M Jordan 12 1-5 0-0 0-3 3 1 2 B Haywood 20 4-6 0-2 4-6 2 4 8 E Thomas 5 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 T Nesby 21 2-5 2-4 0-2 0 0 6 P Jones DNP - BACK SPASMS

_____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-82 16-22 9-35 20 24 93 _____________________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.451, FT-.727. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (R Hamilton 0-2, C Whitney 2-7, T Lue 1-3). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:4 (J White 2, B Haywood, K Brown). Turnovers:13 (T Lue 3, C Laettner 2, C Whitney 2, C Alexander 2, R Hamilton 2, J White, K Brown). Steals: 10 (T Lue 3, T Nesby 2, C Laettner, B Haywood, K Brown, R Hamilton, C Whitney).

-------------------------------------------- LA LAKERS 37 29 24 23 - 113 WASHINGTON 24 25 22 22 - 93 --------------------------------------------

Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: La Lakers 1 (R Horry, 8:08 2n). A: 20,674. T: 2:10. Officials: Jess Kersey, Ron Garretson, Scott Wall.


Game Story

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- With or without Michael Jordan, the Washington Wizards are not ready to compete with the two-time defending NBA champions.

Jordan was held to a career-low two points and the Los Angeles Lakers received a big game from Shaquille O'Neal en route to an easy 113-93 victory over the Wizards.

The driving force behind six championship teams of the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, Jordan endured one of the worst games of his career in front of former coach Phil Jackson.

"You're (media) still comparing me to team I had a few years ago, and that's not fair," Jordan said. "I have accepted that this is a young team and we're still learning."

A 10-time scoring champion, Jordan made 1-of-5 shots in just 12 minutes, while sitting out the entire second half. The 39-year-old, who recently returned from knee surgery, set his previous low of six points earlier this season against Indiana.

"I know he's rehabiliating four hours a day if not more and to have an opportunity to play and get that team in the playoffs is the goal," Jackson said. "I'm not going to judge anything tonight. It just goes that way sometimes."

Jordan has scored fewer than 10 points five times this season.

In 13 years with the Bulls, he failed to score in double figures just once.

Meanwhile, O'Neal, the most dominant player in the league, had his way. The 7-1, 350-pounder made 7-of-18 while going 8-of-12 from the line.

"It's that time when we start picking our game up a bit going into the playoffs," O'Neal said. "I think we have eight games left and it's about that time. We just want to be really sharp going into the playoffs."

Derek Fisher added 15 points for the Lakers, who made 10 3-pointers as they remained 1 1/2 games behind first-place Sacramento in the Pacific Division.

The Wizards actually got off to a decent start, using an early 13-0 run to take a 15-10 lead. But the Lakers responded with a 17-2 spurt, featuring a pair of 3-pointer by Fisher and five points by Rick Fox to take the lead for good.

"I thought it would be a close game but with Mike's health it's hard," Fox said.

Energetic reserve Devean George buried a pair of shots from beyond the arc to end the period, giving the Lakers a 37-24 advantage. The Lakers shot 56 percent (15-of-27) in the quarter and made 5-of-7 attempts from the arc.

Jordan, who struggled to 10 points in Sunday's loss to Dallas, once again came off the bench in this contest and made his only basket with 10:38 left before halftime. The aging superstar sat idily on the bench in the second half with the game out of reach.

"I talked to Michael at halftime and I was going to see how the third quarter goes and if it looks like we are back in it, then he will play," Wizards coach Doug Collins said. "If not, then we have to get ready for the rest of the week and we completely agreed with that."

Consecutive baskets by O'Neal gave the Lakers their biggest lead of the first half at 59-39. They shot 54 percent (25-of-46) in the half before setting for a 66-49 advantage.

Kobe Bryant chipped in 14 points for the Lakers, who led by at least 14 points the entire second half and by as many as 28 in the fourth.

Los Angeles shot 51 percent (42-of-82) and went 10-of-18 from 3-point range.

Courtney Alexander contributed 19 points and rookie Kwame Brown a season-high 14 for the Wizards, who shot 45 percent (37-of-82) and were outrebounded, 45-35.

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