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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     MILWAUKEE        16   25   25   23    89   
     MINNESOTA        27   27   17   24    95      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MIL - DESMOND MASON 16, MICHAEL REDD 16, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 14
                MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 25, SAM CASSELL 18, 
                      LATRELL SPREWELL 15

HIGH REBOUND:   MIL - BRIAN SKINNER 10, MICHAEL REDD 9, JOE 
                      SMITH 8
                MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 21, MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 9, 
                      TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

HIGH ASSISTS:   MIL - ERICK STRICKLAND 6, TONI KUKOC 4, DAMON 
                      JONES 4
                MIN - SAM CASSELL 9, KEVIN GARNETT 6, LATRELL 
                      SPREWELL 5

         ATT:   17,784

Box Score

MILWAUKEE (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp T Thomas 30 5-17 2-2 1-3 3 2 12 B Skinner 42 5-11 2-2 1-10 2 3 12 J Smith 36 6-12 2-2 3-8 1 4 14 M Redd 34 8-17 0-0 3-9 2 3 16 D Jones 23 0-2 0-0 0-1 4 1 0 D Mason 28 5-12 6-6 1-3 3 3 16 T Kukoc 14 1-3 3-4 1-4 4 1 5 E Strickland 29 5-7 2-2 2-4 6 2 14 D Gadzuric 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 T Ford DNP - SORE RIGHT ANKLE M Haislip DNP - COACH'S DECISION D Santiago DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-83 17-18 12-42 25 21 89 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.422, FT-.944. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (T Thomas 0-3, M Redd 0-2, D Mason 0-1, T Kukoc 0-1, E Strickland 2-2). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots:4 (B Skinner 2, T Thomas, D Mason). Turnovers:12 (D Jones 4, T Thomas 2, B Skinner 2, J Smith, E Strickland, D Mason, M Redd). Steals: 4 (J Smith 2, E Strickland, B Skinner). MINNESOTA (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp K Garnett 41 11-23 3-6 5-21 6 2 25 F Hoiberg 30 1-5 1-2 0-3 4 0 3 M Olowokandi 27 5-10 1-4 4-9 1 1 11 L Sprewell 41 5-13 4-6 1-4 5 3 15 S Cassell 40 6-18 6-6 0-3 9 3 18 G Trent 23 6-11 2-2 2-3 0 1 14 M Madsen 28 4-5 1-2 3-4 0 4 9 K Mcleod 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 E Johnson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Q Lewis DNP - COACH'S DECISION T Hassell DNP - COACH'S DECISION N Ebi DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 38-85 18-28 15-47 26 14 95 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.447, FT-.643. 3-Point Goals: 1-6, .167 (L Sprewell 1-4, S Cassell 0-1, G Trent 0-1). Team Rebounds: 12. Blocked Shots:5 (K Garnett 3, F Hoiberg, M Olowokandi). Turnovers:8 (L Sprewell 4, S Cassell, K Garnett, M Olowokandi, M Madsen). Steals: 8 (L Sprewell 2, S Cassell 2, F Hoiberg, K Garnett, M Olowokandi, M Madsen). ------------------------------------------- MILWAUKEE 16 25 25 23 - 89 MINNESOTA 27 27 17 24 - 95 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,784. T: 2:09. Officials: Bernie Fryer, David Jones, Pat Fraher.


Extended Box

MILWAUKEE (89) AT MINNESOTA (95) MILWAUKEE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === T THOMAS F 30 5-17 2-2 1 2 3 3 2 0 2 12 B SKINNER C 42 5-11 2-2 1 9 10 2 3 1 2 12 J SMITH F 36 6-12 2-2 3 5 8 1 4 2 1 14 M REDD G 34 8-17 0-0 3 6 9 2 3 0 1 16 D JONES G 23 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 4 1 0 4 0 D MASON 28 5-12 6-6 1 2 3 3 3 0 1 16 T KUKOC 14 1-3 3-4 1 3 4 4 1 0 0 5 E STRICKLAND 29 5-7 2-2 2 2 4 6 2 1 1 14 D GADZURIC 4 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 T FORD DNP - SORE RIGHT ANKLE M HAISLIP DNP - COACH'S DECISION D SANTIAGO DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 35-83 17-18 12 30 42 25 21 4 12 89 (.422) (.944) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 13 (20 PTS) MINNESOTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === K GARNETT F 41 11-23 3-6 5 16 21 6 2 1 1 25 F HOIBERG F 30 1-5 1-2 0 3 3 4 0 1 0 3 M OLOWOKANDI C 27 5-10 1-4 4 5 9 1 1 1 1 11 L SPREWELL G 41 5-13 4-6 1 3 4 5 3 2 4 15 S CASSELL G 40 6-18 6-6 0 3 3 9 3 2 1 18 G TRENT 23 6-11 2-2 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 14 M MADSEN 28 4-5 1-2 3 1 4 0 4 1 1 9 K MCLEOD 9 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 E JOHNSON 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Q LEWIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION T HASSELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION N EBI DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 38-85 18-28 15 32 47 26 14 8 8 95 (.447) (.643) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 8 (8 PTS) MILWAUKEE 16 25 25 23 - 89 MINNESOTA 27 27 17 24 - 95 BLOCKED SHOTS: MILWAUKEE - B SKINNER 2, T THOMAS, D MASON. MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 3, F HOIBERG, M OLOWOKANDI. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MILWAUKEE 2-9 (.222), T THOMAS 0-3, M REDD 0-2, D MASON 0-1, T KUKOC 0-1, E STRICKLAND 2-2. MINNESOTA 1-6 (.167), L SPREWELL 1-4, S CASSELL 0-1, G TRENT 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BERNIE FRYER, DAVID JONES, PAT FRAHER. A - 17,784. T - 2:09.


Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- On a team filled with new names, it was the familiar faces that made the difference for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Garnett had 25 points, 21 rebounds and six assists and Gary Trent scored nine of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Timberwolves held on for a 95-89 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in the season opener for both teams. Minnesota acquired former Buck Sam Cassell, guard Latrell Sprewell and center Michael Olowokandi in the offseason to support Garnett. The new lineup got off to a fast start, but the Timberwolves relied on Garnett and Trent down the stretch. Minnesota never trailed and led by as many as 17 points, but Milwaukee dominated the second half and pulled within 87-85 on a tip shot by former Timberwolf Joe Smith with 72 seconds left. Garnett responded with a long jumper from the right wing 12 seconds later - his first points of the final period. Erick Strickland missed a jumper at the other end and the Bucks was forced to foul. Minnesota buried 6-of-8 free throws in the final 34.4 seconds to seal its ninth consecutive victory over Milwaukee. "They played relentlessly and got us in a close-game situation," Saunders said. "You have to play those games. This is a good test for us. This kind of game helps build trust and confidence in each other." Cassell had 18 points and nine assists and Sprewell scored 15 points for the Timberwolves, who have won nine straight home openers since drafting Garnett. "The season's going to be a lot of fun," Sprewell said. "We won, and I'll take the W anyway you can get it. Winning is the biggest thing." Olowokandi collected 11 points and nine rebounds for Minnesota, which committed just eight turnovers and scored 20 points off 13 Milwaukee miscues. Desmond Mason and Michael Redd scored 16 points apiece for the Bucks, who lost their first game under coach Terry Porter. "There are no moral victories in this league," Porter said. "Coaches get fired for not getting victories, so there are no moral victories. It's all about winning. I am, though, happy about the effort we had to get back in the game." Sprewell scored nine points in the opening quarter and Garnett added eight as the Timberwolves jumped out to a 27-16 lead. Minnesota made 12-of-23 shots in the opening 12 minutes and led by as many as 13 points. "The first quarter really got to us," Porter said. "We got behind the eight ball and had to fight back." "It definitely wasn't nerves, we just didn't come out ready to play," Mason said. "We just dug ourselves too big a hole early in the game." The Timberwolves were even better in the second half, making 11-of-18 shots, and took their largest lead at 46-29 on a dunk by Garnett with 4:20 left. They matched the 17-point cushion five times and had a 54-41 halftime advantage. "In the first half we showed the potential of the kind of team we can be," Saunders said. "We had moments being dynamic on offense and defense." Redd took over in the third quarter, scoring eight points on 4-of-6 shooting as the Bucks climbed back. Strickland scored five of his 14 points during a 17-6 run and Milwaukee pulled within 67-64 on a jumper by Brian Skinner with 95 seconds to go. Trent buried three jumpers and converted a three-point play in the opening five minutes of the fourth to keep the Timberwolves ahead. "Gary made some big shots for us when we needed them," Saunders said. "When it got close I thought we executed well." Minnesota had an 84-77 advantage after Olowokandi sank a hook shot with 5:31 to go, but Milwaukee scored nine of the next 12 points to pull within a basket.


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