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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     MINNESOTA        23   19   19   13    74   
     PHILADELPHIA     25   20   15   21    81      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 27, SAM CASSELL 13, WALLY 
                      SZCZERBIAK 10
                PHI - AARON MCKIE 18, ERIC SNOW 13, KENNY 
                      THOMAS 11

HIGH REBOUND:   MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 13, MICHAEL OLOWOKANDI 8, 
                      TRENTON HASSELL 7
                PHI - KENNY THOMAS 12, AARON MCKIE 6, ZENDON 
                      HAMILTON 6

HIGH ASSISTS:   MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 5, SAM CASSELL 4, THREE 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2
                PHI - ERIC SNOW 7, AARON MCKIE 3, TWO PLAYERS 
                      WITH 2

         ATT:   20,453

Box Score

MINNESOTA (74) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Sprewell 33 2-9 1-1 2-4 2 3 5 K Garnett 42 8-19 11-11 0-13 5 1 27 M Olowokandi 16 0-5 0-0 4-8 0 1 0 S Cassell 35 6-14 1-2 0-5 4 3 13 T Hassell 34 2-6 0-0 2-7 2 1 4 M Madsen 22 2-4 1-2 5-5 2 6 5 T Hudson 13 3-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 8 W Szczerbiak 18 4-8 2-3 1-2 0 0 10 F Hoiberg 11 1-4 0-0 1-2 0 1 2 G Trent 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 O Miller 13 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 E Johnson DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-78 16-19 15-48 16 18 74 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.359, FT-.842. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (L Sprewell 0-1, K Garnett 0-1, S Cassell 0-3, T Hudson 2-3, F Hoiberg 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:5 (K Garnett 2, O Miller, M Madsen, T Hassell). Turnovers:14 (K Garnett 4, S Cassell 3, L Sprewell, M Olowokandi, M Madsen, T Hassell, W Szczerbiak, T Hudson, F Hoiberg). Steals: 3 (K Garnett 2, F Hoiberg). PHILADELPHIA (81) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp J Salmons 26 2-4 2-4 0-0 1 1 7 K Thomas 41 4-15 3-4 4-12 2 1 11 S Dalembert 23 2-5 2-2 1-5 0 5 6 E Snow 37 5-14 3-4 0-2 7 3 13 A McKie 38 8-12 1-3 0-6 3 4 18 A McCaskill 22 1-5 0-0 1-4 2 2 2 W Green 20 4-11 1-2 0-2 1 1 10 K Korver 24 3-8 2-2 1-4 1 1 10 Z Hamilton 9 2-2 0-0 3-6 1 3 4 G Robinson DNP - RIGHT ELBOW SYNOVITIS A Iverson DNP - SHOULDER CONTUSION G Buckner DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-76 14-21 10-41 18 21 81 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.408, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 5-9, .556 (J Salmons 1-1, A McKie 1-1, W Green 1-2, K Korver 2-5). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots:4 (A McCaskill, Z Hamilton, S Dalembert, K Korver). Turnovers:8 (Z Hamilton 2, W Green 2, A McKie, E Snow, S Dalembert, K Thomas). Steals: 8 (K Thomas 3, A McKie, A McCaskill, J Salmons, W Green, K Korver). ------------------------------------------- MINNESOTA 23 19 19 13 - 74 PHILADELPHIA 25 20 15 21 - 81 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 20,453. T: 2:21. Officials: Courtney Kirkland, David Jones, Eddie F. Rush.


Extended Box

MINNESOTA (74) AT PHILADELPHIA (81) MINNESOTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === L SPREWELL F 33 2-9 1-1 2 2 4 2 3 0 1 5 K GARNETT F 42 8-19 11-11 0 13 13 5 1 2 4 27 M OLOWOKANDI C 16 0-5 0-0 4 4 8 0 1 0 1 0 S CASSELL G 35 6-14 1-2 0 5 5 4 3 0 3 13 T HASSELL G 34 2-6 0-0 2 5 7 2 1 0 1 4 M MADSEN 22 2-4 1-2 5 0 5 2 6 0 1 5 T HUDSON 13 3-6 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 8 W SZCZERBIAK 18 4-8 2-3 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 10 F HOIBERG 11 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 G TRENT 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 O MILLER 13 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 E JOHNSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 28-78 16-19 15 33 48 16 18 3 14 74 (.359) (.842) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 14 (8 PTS) PHILADELPHIA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === J SALMONS F 26 2-4 2-4 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 7 K THOMAS F 41 4-15 3-4 4 8 12 2 1 3 1 11 S DALEMBERT C 23 2-5 2-2 1 4 5 0 5 0 1 6 E SNOW G 37 5-14 3-4 0 2 2 7 3 0 1 13 A MCKIE G 38 8-12 1-3 0 6 6 3 4 1 1 18 A MCCASKILL 22 1-5 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 1 0 2 W GREEN 20 4-11 1-2 0 2 2 1 1 1 2 10 K KORVER 24 3-8 2-2 1 3 4 1 1 1 0 10 Z HAMILTON 9 2-2 0-0 3 3 6 1 3 0 2 4 G ROBINSON DNP - RIGHT ELBOW SYNOVITIS A IVERSON DNP - SHOULDER CONTUSION G BUCKNER DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 31-76 14-21 10 31 41 18 21 8 8 81 (.408) (.667) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 9 (10 PTS) MINNESOTA 23 19 19 13 - 74 PHILADELPHIA 25 20 15 21 - 81 BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - K GARNETT 2, O MILLER, M MADSEN, T HASSELL. PHILADELPHIA - A MCCASKILL, Z HAMILTON, S DALEMBERT, K KORVER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 2-9 (.222), L SPREWELL 0-1, K GARNETT 0- 1, S CASSELL 0-3, T HUDSON 2-3, F HOIBERG 0-1. PHILADELPHIA 5-9 (. 556), J SALMONS 1-1, A MCKIE 1-1, W GREEN 1-2, K KORVER 2-5. TECHNICAL FOULS: NONE. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: COURTNEY KIRKLAND, DAVID JONES, EDDIE F. RUSH. A - 20,453. T - 2:21.


Game Story

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- The Philadelphia 76ers have reason for guarded optimism. Guards Aaron McKie, Eric Snow and Willie Green had solid games as the shorthanded 76ers made all the plays down the stretch in a surprising 81-74 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Playing without top scorers Allen Iverson and Glenn Robinson for the second straight game, the 76ers snapped a four-game losing streak by holding the Timberwolves to one basket in the final 4 1/2 minutes. "Everybody contributed," McKie said. "We just went out and scrapped. We were out there playing basketball like it's supposed to be played - relaxed, loose. We just made plays when we had to." "We have to show that effort when Allen and Glenn are back and we'll be even better," Snow said. "Now we know that if we just come out and compete and execute and show this kind of effort on a consistent basis, then we can win games." McKie scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, his best game since scoring 24 vs. Boston on December 21. Snow had 13 points and seven assists and Green, a rookie, contributed 10 points off the bench. "It was a great effort by all the guys out there," Sixers coach Chris Ford said. "They got after it defensively and scratched and clawed." The Sixers were clinging to a 73-72 lead and forced a turnover. Snow dribbled into the frontcourt and threaded a perfect long bounce pass between defenders to rookie Kyle Korver, who scooped in a layup with 1:31 remaining. On the next possession, Korver found Samuel Dalembert for a dunk and a 77-72 lead with a minute to go. Sam Cassell made a jumper, but Snow answered with a 15-footer that sealed it with 20 seconds left. In improving to 3-1 without Iverson and Robinson, Philadelphia (24-36) moved within one game of Miami for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. It has not missed the postseason since 1998. "There are professionals still in that locker room, guys who see an opportunity and they have some pride of their own," Ford said. "And when you are shorthanded and missing superstars, usually professionals rise to the occasion." Kenny Thomas had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Korver scored 10 points for the Sixers, who did a great job of limiting Kevin Garnett's touches down the stretch. "He's a handful," Ford said. "Kenny Thomas did a great job trying to battle him each and every inch out there." Garnett had 27 points, 13 rebounds and five assists but did not score after making three straight baskets for Minnesota midway through the final period. The Timberwolves had won three in a row and eight of nine. "We didn't deserve to win that ballgame," said Cassell, who scored 13 points. We didn't do anything we should have done from the first quarter to the fourth quarter. That's not Minnesota Timberwolves basketball." The first of Garnett's baskets gave Minnesota its last lead at 67-66 with 7:39 left, but Korver answered with a 3-pointer. Garnett tied it with a lane jumper, then again at 71-71 with another short shot at the 4:35 mark after a follow shot by Dalembert. But he rarely saw the ball thereafter. "Quite frankly, we played like an AAU team," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "We've got the MVP of the league (and when) we come down the stretch, we have plays called (and) he doesn't touch the ball (in) the last 2 1/2 minutes in the paint. You're just asking to get beat." Free throws by Snow and McKie gave Philadelphia the lead for good. McKie scored 15 points in the first half, including a driving layup that gave the Sixers a 45-36 lead. They extended to 54-44 on a jumper by Thomas early in the third period, but the Wolves closed the quarter with a 12-2 run for a 61-60 lead. "(Aaron) was taking guys off the dribble and being aggressive and assertive out there," Ford said. "That was really nice to see. Hopefully he can continue to do that."


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