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NBA   FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH   TOTAL
                       ---  ---  ---  ---   -----
      MINNESOTA        24   32   18   17    91   
      PORTLAND         22   26   21   14    83      FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MIN - LATRELL SPREWELL 27, KEVIN GARNETT 17, 
                      WALLY SZCZERBIAK 12
                POR - NICK VAN EXEL 26, ZACH RANDOLPH 17, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 10

HIGH REBOUND:   MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 12, TRENTON HASSELL 7, 
                      LATRELL SPREWELL 6
                POR - THEO RATLIFF 11, ZACH RANDOLPH 9, RUBEN 
                      PATTERSON 8

HIGH ASSISTS:   MIN - KEVIN GARNETT 5, WALLY SZCZERBIAK 5, TWO
                      PLAYERS WITH 4
                POR - NICK VAN EXEL 8, DAMON STOUDAMIRE 5, 
                      SEBASTIAN TELFAIR 3

         ATT:   17,068

Box Score

MINNESOTA (91) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Sprewell 39 11-24 3-4 4-6 2 0 27 K Garnett 39 7-16 3-4 2-12 5 2 17 E Johnson 10 1-2 1-1 1-4 0 2 3 T Hassell 33 3-10 2-2 3-7 3 2 8 T Hudson 25 2-5 0-0 0-0 4 2 4 W Szczerbiak 33 5-10 1-1 1-5 5 2 12 S Cassell 21 2-8 2-2 1-3 4 1 6 J Thomas 10 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 5 2 F Hoiberg 24 4-5 1-1 0-1 1 1 11 M Madsen 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 A Carter 2 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 M Olowokandi DNP - SPRAINED MCL IN RIGHT KNE _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-84 14-17 12-38 27 19 91 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.429, FT-.824. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (L Sprewell 2-8, T Hudson 0-1, W Szczerbiak 1-2, F Hoiberg 2-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:3 (E Johnson, K Garnett, T Hudson). Turnovers:7 (W Szczerbiak 3, K Garnett 2, L Sprewell, T Hudson). Steals: 8 (W Szczerbiak 3, L Sprewell 2, K Garnett 2, S Cassell). PORTLAND (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Patterson 30 4-9 2-2 4-8 0 1 10 Z Randolph 30 7-14 3-4 4-9 0 5 17 J Przybilla 10 2-3 0-0 0-3 1 1 4 D Stoudamire 39 3-14 1-3 1-5 5 3 7 N Van Exel 44 8-18 3-3 0-4 8 1 26 D Miles 21 4-4 0-0 1-3 1 3 8 S Telfair 12 0-5 1-2 0-1 3 1 1 S Abdur-Rahim 23 2-6 6-6 0-2 1 2 10 T Ratliff 30 0-1 0-0 3-11 0 4 0 R Frahm 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 T Outlaw DNP - COACH'S DECISION V Khryapa DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-75 16-20 13-46 19 21 83 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 7-19, .368 (R Patterson 0-1, D Stoudamire 0-3, N Van Exel 7-11, S Telfair 0-3, R Frahm 0-1). Team Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots:6 (T Ratliff 3, S Abdur-Rahim, R Patterson, Z Randolph). Turnovers:16 (D Miles 5, R Patterson 4, N Van Exel 3, Z Randolph 2, D Stoudamire, S Telfair). Steals: 3 (N Van Exel, R Patterson, D Miles). ------------------------------------------- MINNESOTA 24 32 18 17 - 91 PORTLAND 22 26 21 14 - 83 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Minnesota - 1 (E Johnson, 6:49 1st). Portland - 1 (R Patterson, 3:55 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 17,068. T: 2:06. Officials: Mark Ayotte, Michael Smith, Steve Javie.


Extended Box

MINNESOTA (91) AT PORTLAND (83) MINNESOTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === L SPREWELL F 39 11-24 3-4 4 2 6 2 0 2 1 27 K GARNETT F 39 7-16 3-4 2 10 12 5 2 2 2 17 E JOHNSON C 10 1-2 1-1 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 3 T HASSELL G 33 3-10 2-2 3 4 7 3 2 0 0 8 T HUDSON G 25 2-5 0-0 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 4 W SZCZERBIAK 33 5-10 1-1 1 4 5 5 2 3 3 12 S CASSELL 21 2-8 2-2 1 2 3 4 1 1 0 6 J THOMAS 10 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 2 F HOIBERG 24 4-5 1-1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 11 M MADSEN 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 A CARTER 2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 M OLOWOKANDI DNP - SPRAINED MCL IN RIGHT KNE TOTALS 240 36-84 14-17 12 26 38 27 19 8 7 91 (.429) (.824) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 7 (9 PTS) PORTLAND REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === R PATTERSON F 30 4-9 2-2 4 4 8 0 1 1 4 10 Z RANDOLPH F 30 7-14 3-4 4 5 9 0 5 0 2 17 J PRZYBILLA C 10 2-3 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 4 D STOUDAMIRE G 39 3-14 1-3 1 4 5 5 3 0 1 7 N VAN EXEL G 44 8-18 3-3 0 4 4 8 1 1 3 26 D MILES 21 4-4 0-0 1 2 3 1 3 1 5 8 S TELFAIR 12 0-5 1-2 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 1 S ABDUR-RAHIM 23 2-6 6-6 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 10 T RATLIFF 30 0-1 0-0 3 8 11 0 4 0 0 0 R FRAHM 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 T OUTLAW DNP - COACH'S DECISION V KHRYAPA DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 30-75 16-20 13 33 46 19 21 3 16 83 (.400) (.800) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 18 (10 PTS) MINNESOTA 24 32 18 17 - 91 PORTLAND 22 26 21 14 - 83 BLOCKED SHOTS: MINNESOTA - E JOHNSON, K GARNETT, T HUDSON. PORTLAND - T RATLIFF 3, S ABDUR-RAHIM, R PATTERSON, Z RANDOLPH. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MINNESOTA 5-14 (.357), L SPREWELL 2-8, T HUDSON 0- 1, W SZCZERBIAK 1-2, F HOIBERG 2-3. PORTLAND 7-19 (.368), R PATTERSON 0- 1, D STOUDAMIRE 0-3, N VAN EXEL 7-11, S TELFAIR 0-3, R FRAHM 0-1. TECHNICAL FOULS: MINNESOTA - E JOHNSON. PORTLAND - R PATTERSON. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: MARK AYOTTE, MICHAEL SMITH, STEVE JAVIE. A - 17,068. T - 2:06.


Game Story

PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) -- Latrell Sprewell did not allow the Minnesota Timberwolves to blow another big second-half lead. Sprewell scored 27 points and hit a clutch 3-pointer with just over a minute remaining as the Timberwolves snapped a five-game road losing streak with a 91-83 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. With the win, Minnesota (28-29) moved within 1 1/2 games of the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost earlier Sunday to the Toronto Raptors, for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. "It was a big win," Sprewell said. "We knew the Lakers lost today and we're chasing the eighth spot. We're just trying to get in the playoffs at this point so every game is big." On Friday, Minnesota held a 14-point lead midway through the third quarter but shot just 39 percent in the final period in a 98-88 road loss to the Seattle SuperSonics. It was nearly a repeat performance in this one. Sprewell had six points and an assist as the Timberwolves opened the second half with a 9-3 spurt to take a 65-51 lead with 8:22 on the clock. But Portland bridged the third and fourth quarters with an 11-0 run, capped by Nick Van Exel's 3-pointer that evened the score, 74-74, two minutes into the final period. Kevin Garnett hit a jumper and Fred Hoiberg added a 3-pointer to push the Wolves' lead back to five three minutes later. The Trail Blazers responded with a 7-2 spurt, capped by Ruben Patterson's layup with 1:37 remaining to forge an 83-83 tie. Minnesota's Sam Cassell missed a jumper at the other end, but Sprewell recorded one of his six rebounds and nailed a 3-pointer to give Minnesota the lead for good with 66 seconds to play. "Spree was huge," said Minnesota interim coach Kevin McHale, who improved to 3-3 since taking over for Flip Saunders. "We've put in a lot of stuff lately and he's picked it up very fast. He has a very high basketball IQ. He's out there showing guys what to do." Cassell stole the ball from Van Exel on the ensuing possession and Wally Szczerbiak sealed the victory with a shot from the arc with 36 seconds to go. "I think Wally's was a little bit bigger," Sprewell said. "That put us up six and pretty much put the game out of reach. It was nice to get two threes down the stretch." "Obviously, it was big," Szczerbiak said. "Thirty seconds left, you get a six-point lead, that's pretty much the nail in the coffin." McHale said that he was happy that his team learned from their previous collapse. "It was nice to see us maintain a little more composure there at the end," McHale said. Sprewell, on the other hand, said that the loss in Seattle did not enter his mind down the stretch. "It was a totally different game and you're not really thinking about what happened in Seattle," Sprewell said. "You just have to concentrate on what you're doing tonight and find a way to win that game. Previous games don't really come to mind when you're out there on the court." Garnett had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota, which swept the season series from Portland for the first time in team history. "You have to come with a high level every night and we seemed to bring that high level against them this year," Szczerbiak said. Van Exel scored 26 points and Zach Randolph added 17 for the Blazers, who have lost six of their last eight games. "We lost. We had a chance, (but it was the) same old story," said Van Exel, who nailed his first five three-pointers and connected on 7-of-11 overall from the arc. "We didn't do the things we needed to do to win the game. We came up with the short end of the stick basically." After opening a 16-10 lead, Portland committed six of its 16 turnovers as Minnesota went on a 9-0 run to take a 19-16 lead on a layup by Garnett with 1:21 to play in the first quarter. The Blazers continued their sluggish play in the second, and Sprewell closed the half with a 3-pointer to give Minnesota a 56-48 lead at intermission. "That was one of the few times this season that we came not ready to play," Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks said. "It was a real disappointment. I can't really explain it. We picked up our energy later on, but our focus was not on the beginning of the game."


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