Shaq had 36 points and 20 rebounds as he kept the Lakers from being run out of the building. In fact, the Lakers ended up losing because Shaq got very few touches in the 4th quarter. Shaquille had to do it all in this one because Malone was hurt, Payton struggled, and Kobe couldn't hit a rock in an ocean on that night. The loss dropped the Lakers into an insurmountable 3-1 deficit. If his teammates came through, the series would have been tied, there would have been a game 6 in LA, and maybe Karl Malone would be a champion.