Webber shows his astonishment in Monday's photo gallery.
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How Does This Keep Happening?
OK, that settles it. If you love this game, you will never, ever miss an opportunity to watch a Minnesota-Sacramento showdown.

Why? Because five of the season's most fantastic finishes came from Wolves-Kings clashes. Here's a summary of a must-see rivalry, which resumes at 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday on ESPN with Minnesota holding a 2-1 series lead in the West semifinals:

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May 10: Wolves 114, Kings 113 (OT)
The Kings erased a 13-point deficit in the final two minutes, capped by Peja Stojakovic's dramatic trey. Latrell Sprewell gave Minnesota the lead for good with 59 seconds to play in OT.

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May 8: Wolves 94, Kings 89
Sacramento opened the fourth with an 18-5 spurt, but the Wolves won with a 16-1 burst. The teams missed six foul shots in the final 48 seconds.

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April 8: Wolves 94, Kings 86
Minnesota entered the fourth with an eight-point deficit, but rallied to take a win that propelled the Wolves toward the West's No. 1 seed.

Dec. 5: Wolves 112, Kings 109 (OT)
Sprewell scored 37 points, including two clutch jumpers in overtime. It was an NBA-record fourth straight OT game between the teams, dating back to the 2002-03 season.

Nov. 5: Kings 125, Wolves 121 (OT)
Stojakovic scored seven of his 34 points in the final 2:03 of OT and grabbed a huge rebound of a KG miss in the waning seconds.

May 10, 2004


VIRTUAL GM TOP EFFICIENCY
Kevin Garnett, Min.
VGM value: 28.8
Monday: The MVP's efficiency rating of plus-42 was a result of his well-rounded stat line: 30 points, 15 rebounds, five blocks and three steals.

VIRTUAL GM BEST BUY
Malik Allen, Miami
VGM value: 5.2
Monday: Allen shot
6-for-9 and matched Indiana super-sub Al Harrington's 13 points as Miami took a critical 94-87 win.

TIME TO TUNE IN
Tuesday on TNT
Pistons at Nets, 8 p.m. ET
Spurs at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET

SPEAK IT, MAN
"This is a perfect example of why I would never coach."
-- TNT analyst Charles Barkley after Monday's wild OT game between the Wolves and Kings.

WHAT IS EFFICIENCY RATING?
Here is the formula:
((Pts + Reb + Ast + Stl + Blk) minus
((FGA - FGM) + (FTA - FTM) + TO))

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