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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      ORLANDO          31   28   25   14    98   
      LA LAKERS        24   32   28   21    105     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   ORL - STEVE FRANCIS 27, GRANT HILL 16, CUTTINO
                      MOBLEY 13
                LAL - JUMAINE JONES 25, CHRIS MIHM 25, KOBE 
                      BRYANT 23

HIGH REBOUND:   ORL - TONY BATTIE 12, DWIGHT HOWARD 8, STEVE 
                      FRANCIS 7
                LAL - CHRIS MIHM 14, KOBE BRYANT 8, LAMAR ODOM
                      8

HIGH ASSISTS:   ORL - STEVE FRANCIS 13, GRANT HILL 6, CUTTINO 
                      MOBLEY 4
                LAL - TIERRE BROWN 8, KOBE BRYANT 6, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 5

         ATT:   18,997

Box Score

ORLANDO (98) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp G Hill 34 8-13 0-0 0-0 6 1 16 D Howard 24 5-8 1-1 3-8 1 3 11 T Battie 36 3-6 2-2 3-12 0 3 8 C Mobley 36 5-17 0-0 1-2 4 5 13 S Francis 42 11-20 5-5 2-7 13 5 27 H Turkoglu 18 2-7 1-2 1-2 2 2 6 P Garrity 19 3-6 0-0 0-6 2 2 8 M Kasun 4 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 S Augmon 14 2-3 0-0 1-3 0 2 4 J Nelson 6 1-3 0-0 0-1 2 2 2 M Bradley 7 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 D Stevenson DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-84 10-12 11-42 30 25 98 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.488, FT-.833. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (C Mobley 3-10, S Francis 0-2, H Turkoglu 1-2, P Garrity 2-2). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:9 (T Battie 4, S Francis 2, D Howard 2, H Turkoglu). Turnovers:11 (T Battie 4, S Francis 2, H Turkoglu 2, C Mobley, J Nelson, D Howard). Steals: 3 (T Battie 2, S Francis). LA LAKERS (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp C Butler 33 0-4 0-0 1-4 1 2 0 L Odom 36 5-9 4-5 1-8 5 0 15 C Mihm 36 11-18 3-6 8-14 0 3 25 K Bryant 41 6-23 11-15 4-8 6 2 23 C Atkins 20 2-4 0-0 1-2 5 4 5 B Cook 7 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 T Brown 28 3-10 3-4 0-1 8 0 10 J Jones 28 9-11 0-0 2-7 0 2 25 V Divac 2 1-3 0-0 1-1 1 1 2 L Walton 9 0-2 0-0 3-3 0 1 0 S Medvedenko DNP - COACH'S DECISION S Vujacic DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-87 21-30 21-48 26 17 105 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.425, FT-.700. 3-Point Goals: 10-21, .476 (C Butler 0-2, L Odom 1-1, K Bryant 0-1, C Atkins 1-2, B Cook 0-3, T Brown 1-3, J Jones 7-8, L Walton 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:5 (C Mihm 2, L Odom, C Butler, L Walton). Turnovers:8 (K Bryant 3, L Odom 3, C Atkins, T Brown). Steals: 4 (C Butler 2, L Walton 2). ------------------------------------------- ORLANDO 31 28 25 14 - 98 LA LAKERS 24 32 28 21 - 105 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: La Lakers - 1 (K Bryant, 0:03 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,997. T: 2:17. Officials: Courtney Kirkland, Greg Willard, Sean Corbin.


Extended Box

ORLANDO (98) AT LA LAKERS (105) ORLANDO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === G HILL F 34 8-13 0-0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 16 D HOWARD F 24 5-8 1-1 3 5 8 1 3 0 1 11 T BATTIE C 36 3-6 2-2 3 9 12 0 3 2 4 8 C MOBLEY G 36 5-17 0-0 1 1 2 4 5 0 1 13 S FRANCIS G 42 11-20 5-5 2 5 7 13 5 1 2 27 H TURKOGLU 18 2-7 1-2 1 1 2 2 2 0 2 6 P GARRITY 19 3-6 0-0 0 6 6 2 2 0 0 8 M KASUN 4 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 S AUGMON 14 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 4 J NELSON 6 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 2 M BRADLEY 7 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 D STEVENSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 41-84 10-12 11 31 42 30 25 3 11 98 (.488) (.833) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 12 (12 PTS) LA LAKERS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === C BUTLER F 33 0-4 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 2 0 0 L ODOM F 36 5-9 4-5 1 7 8 5 0 0 3 15 C MIHM C 36 11-18 3-6 8 6 14 0 3 0 0 25 K BRYANT G 41 6-23 11-15 4 4 8 6 2 0 3 23 C ATKINS G 20 2-4 0-0 1 1 2 5 4 0 1 5 B COOK 7 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 T BROWN 28 3-10 3-4 0 1 1 8 0 0 1 10 J JONES 28 9-11 0-0 2 5 7 0 2 0 0 25 V DIVAC 2 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 L WALTON 9 0-2 0-0 3 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 S MEDVEDENKO DNP - COACH'S DECISION S VUJACIC DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 37-87 21-30 21 27 48 26 17 4 8 105 (.425) (.700) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 9 (10 PTS) ORLANDO 31 28 25 14 - 98 LA LAKERS 24 32 28 21 - 105 BLOCKED SHOTS: ORLANDO - T BATTIE 4, S FRANCIS 2, D HOWARD 2, H TURKOGLU. LA LAKERS - C MIHM 2, L ODOM, C BUTLER, L WALTON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ORLANDO 6-16 (.375), C MOBLEY 3-10, S FRANCIS 0- 2, H TURKOGLU 1-2, P GARRITY 2-2. LA LAKERS 10-21 (.476), C BUTLER 0- 2, L ODOM 1-1, K BRYANT 0-1, C ATKINS 1-2, B COOK 0-3, T BROWN 1-3, J JONES 7-8, L WALTON 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: LA LAKERS - K BRYANT. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: COURTNEY KIRKLAND, GREG WILLARD, SEAN CORBIN. A - 18,997. T - 2:17.


Game Story

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- With Kobe Bryant slowed by a sore left foot, a pair of unlikely heroes led the Los Angeles Lakers to victory. Jumaine Jones and Chris Mihm each scored 25 points and the Lakers closed the game with an 11-4 run for a 105-98 victory over the Orlando Magic. The Magic held a 36-24 lead early in the second quarter when Jones took over. He hit six straight 3-pointers and scored 22 points over the next 10 minutes to reduce the deficit to just 59-56 three points at intermission. "The team really go me involved once they saw I had the hot hand," Jones said. "And once you make two or three shots in a row you get really confident. The team had a lot of confidence in me and ran plays to get me open looks." Jones' 22 points in the quarter were two short of the team record set by Elgin Baylor and matched by Jerry West and Bryant, who scored 24 in a quarter against Orlando on March 15, 2004. "He can really shoot the ball," Lamar Odom said of Jones' performance. "We have known that all year. He is confident and we are confident in him. He really did one heck of a job tonight." Orlando guard Steve Francis, who had a spectacular one-handed dunk over Mihm in the fourth quarter, complimented Jones' performance after the game. "Jones was throwing up shots sky high," Francis said. "Hitting the top of the Staples center and dropping. Every guy is entitled to have a career day and this was his career day. It just happened to be against us." Grant Hill buried a baseline jumper to pull Orlando into 94-94 tie with 4:05 to go. Mihm put Los Angeles ahead for good 41 seconds later with a short jumper. Tierre Brown added a free throw and Francis answered with an acrobatic layup before Jones, who had not taken a shot since the second quarter, buried his seventh 3-pointer for a 100-96 lead with 1:59 to go. He was surprised that he was left him open for so many shots. "After the second quarter I guess they decided they'd better put some one on me," Jones said. "I was surprised at the look I got late in the game after I had been hitting shots. I've only been getting two or three looks a game and you've got to knock those shots down and tonight I was able to get some shots off." Bryant added a pair of free throws 59 seconds later to clinch the win. After playing 45 minutes on his sore left foot Saturday against the Clippers, he scored 23 points on just 6-of-23 shooting. In addition to his career high in points, Mihm had 14 rebounds as the Lakers outrebounded the Magic, 48-43. "I just wanted to come up big tonight," Mihm said. "We needed this 'W' tonight as we are starting on a road trip our next game. I am just happy with the way we all played. Guys really stepped up tonight." Bryant was happy with the way his team played and especially Jones' contribution off the bench. "We needed that tonight," Bryant said. "Jumaine came in and was on fire. We razzed him a little bit because he missed a wide open jumper last game and he came back tonight and more than redeemed himself for it." Francis had 27 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds and Hill returned from a two-game absence due to a sore shin and scored 16 points for Orlando, which lost its eighth road meeting with the Lakers. "We were outdone down the stretch by loose balls and felonious calls is what hurt us at the end of the game," Francis said. "Our guys were taking it to the basket. We were getting hammered the same way their guys were but they were getting the calls and we weren't. Not to take anything away from them, they played hard. They had guys come in and have career days." Hill returned to the lineup after missing the Golden State game with a sore shin. "Hill has been terrific for us," Magic coach Johnny Davis said. "He was out the last game and that was due to his shin, not his ankle. His ankle has held up nicely. He's been very consistent for us."


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