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NBA NEW YORK 63 CHICAGO 76 FINAL


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NEW YORK (63) AT CHICAGO (76)

NEW YORK REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

JOHNSON F 28 1-5 2-4 1 4 5 0 5 1 3 4 THOMAS F 23 4-9 5-8 2 1 3 2 5 1 2 13 DUDLEY C 21 1-5 0-2 4 2 6 0 2 2 0 2 HOUSTON G 36 5-16 6-7 0 1 1 3 0 2 3 16 WARD G 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 BRUNSON 20 0-2 2-4 0 1 1 3 2 2 1 2 CAMBY 27 5-7 3-5 4 5 9 0 2 0 2 13 CHILDS 36 1-5 0-0 0 5 5 2 5 0 5 3 SCOTT 10 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 SPREWELL 34 2-12 6-10 1 5 6 2 1 1 4 10 EWING DNP - TENDINITIS LEFT ACHILLES WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 19-61 24-40 12 26 38 12 23 9 21 63 (.311) (.600) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 23(27 PTS)

CHICAGO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

KUKOC F 30 8-15 5-5 0 6 6 2 3 1 5 25 SIMPKINS F 30 2-7 6-8 3 8 11 1 0 0 0 10 WENNINGTON C 16 2-7 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 4 BROWN G 35 5-10 1-2 2 3 5 7 2 1 1 11 HARPER G 26 3-7 1-2 1 2 3 5 3 6 2 8 BARRY 24 0-7 2-3 1 1 2 2 4 0 2 2 C BENJAMIN 12 2-3 0-2 0 1 1 0 3 2 2 4 BOOTH 10 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 2 BRYANT 22 2-4 2-2 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 6 CARR 15 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 DAVID 5 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 LANG 15 1-2 2-2 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 4

TOTALS 240 26-71 19-26 11 32 43 21 27 10 16 76 (.366) (.731) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 18(13 PTS)

NEW YORK 17 5 11 30 - 63 CHICAGO 29 18 16 13 - 76

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - CAMBY 3, DUDLEY, SCOTT, THOMAS. CHICAGO - HARPER 3, KUKOC, WENNINGTON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 1-6 (.167), JOHNSON 0-1, HOUSTON 0-1, BRUNSON 0-1, CHILDS 1-1, SPREWELL 0-2. CHICAGO 5-13 (.385), KUKOC 4-5, BROWN 0-2, HARPER 1-2, BARRY 0-4. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - THOMAS, DELAY OF GAME, CHICAGO - HARPER. OFFICIALS: BENNETT SALVATORE, MIKE CALLAHAN, BENNIE ADAMS. A - 23,079. T - 2:16.


Box Score

NEW YORK (63) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Johnson 28 1-5 2-4 1-5 0 5 4 Thomas 23 4-9 5-8 2-3 2 5 13 Dudley 21 1-5 0-2 4-6 0 2 2 Houston 36 5-16 6-7 0-1 3 0 16 Ward 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Brunson 20 0-2 2-4 0-1 3 2 2 Camby 27 5-7 3-5 4-9 0 2 13 Childs 36 1-5 0-0 0-5 2 5 3 Scott 10 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 Sprewell 34 2-12 6-10 1-6 2 1 10 Ewing DNP - tendinitis left achilles Williams DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 19-61 24-40 12-38 12 23 63 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.311, FT-.600. 3-Point Goals: 1-6, .167 (Johnson 0-1, Houston 0-1, Brunson 0-1, Childs 1-1, Sprewell 0-2). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 6 (Camby 3, Dudley, Scott, Thomas). Turnovers: 23 (Childs 5, Sprewell 4, Houston 3, Johnson 3, Camby 2, Thomas 2, Brunson, Ward). Steals: 9 (Brunson 2, Dudley 2, Houston 2, Johnson, Sprewell, Thomas).

CHICAGO (76) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kukoc 30 8-15 5-5 0-6 2 3 25 Simpkins 30 2-7 6-8 3-11 1 0 10 Wennington 16 2-7 0-0 1-2 1 3 4 Brown 35 5-10 1-2 2-5 7 2 11 Harper 26 3-7 1-2 1-3 5 3 8 Barry 24 0-7 2-3 1-2 2 4 2 C Benjamin 12 2-3 0-2 0-1 0 3 4 Booth 10 1-4 0-0 0-1 1 4 2 Bryant 22 2-4 2-2 2-6 0 2 6 Carr 15 0-2 0-0 0-2 2 1 0 David 5 0-3 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Lang 15 1-2 2-2 0-3 0 2 4 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 26-71 19-26 11-43 21 27 76 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.366, FT-.731. 3-Point Goals: 5-13, .385 (Kukoc 4-5, Brown 0-2, Harper 1-2, Barry 0-4). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 5 (Harper 3, Kukoc, Wennington). Turnovers: 18 (Kukoc 5, Barry 2, C Benjamin 2, David 2, Harper 2, Booth, Brown, Carr). Steals: 10 (Harper 6, C Benjamin 2, Brown, Kukoc). ____________________________________________ New York 17 5 11 30 - 63 Chicago 29 18 16 13 - 76 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 2 (Thomas, 9:13 2nd; Delay Of Game, 4:25 3rd). Chicago 1 (Harper, 10:52 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 23,079. T: 2:16. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Mike Callahan, Bennie Adams.


Game Story

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Somewhere, Michael Jordan is laughing.

Toni Kukoc scored 20 of his 25 points during the worst first half in New York Knicks history as the Chicago Bulls coasted to a 76-63 victory.

The Knicks shot 26 percent (7-of-27) and yielded 21 points off 17 turnovers over the first 24 minutes, scoring a franchise-low 22 points. New York tied a team record with five points in the second quarter -- a dubious feat last accomplished in the third quarter at Portland on February 6, 1997.

Ironically, the Knicks' previous mark for first-half futility was a 26-point effort at Chicago on February 23, 1973.

"We feel really good about that one," Chicago coach Tim Floyd said. "We played four games in five nights and we got through this one with effort and energy. That was real encouraging."

Allan Houston scored 16 points for the Knicks, who have lost five straight road games and suffered their first defeat to Chicago in three attempts in the post-Jordan era.

Larry Johnson's layup drew New York even, 2-2. But the Bulls scored the next 18 points, including 11 from Kukoc, opening a 20-2 bulge with 7:03 left.

"It was important that our team got off to a good start and we were able then to play with the lead and I think that helped us," said Kukoc. "In this kind of season, you're going to get games like this."

"We understand what we have to do and tonight we didn't do that," added Johnson, who scored four points on 1-of-4 shooting. "I wasn't mentally prepared to play."

The Knicks pulled within 29-17 after one quarter, but were outscored 18-5 in the second -- thanks to five points from Latrell Sprewell -- and limped off the floor, facing a 47-22 halftime deficit.

"If I had an answer (to what's wrong with this team), we would have taken care of things a long time ago and that's why we had to have a talk tonight," said Sprewell.

Randy Brown scored 11 points and Dickey Simpkins added 10 and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who dropped their first two decisions to the Knicks by a combined 35 points.

"This was a big defensive game for us," said Simpkins. "We really played some offense too which was what we needed to do. They embarrassed us at their arena and we took it personally and this is the first time that we have played them since. Hey, we needed an easy one. We have battled all year and come out on the losing end many times. So this one felt good."

New York avoided establishing a new single-game NBA-low when Chris Dudley canned a short jumper with just over two minutes remaining to give the Knicks 56 points. The Indiana Pacers suffered a record-setting 74-55 loss to San Antonio last March 29.

Marcus Camby's layup with 23 seconds remaining capped the scoring and helped the Knicks avoid setting an all-time franchise low for points. New York managed only 61 points at Detroit on April 12, 1992.

Jordan, who was the Knicks' postseason nemesis during his illustrious career, would surely have taken pleasure in seeing his former club give New York the type of thrashing he doled out to them quite regularly.

New York coach Jeff Van Gundy did not find anything laughable about his teams peformance and indicated his displeasure at a players only meeting which was called immediately after the debacle.

"Those meetings are bull," said Van Gundy. "Those meetings never accomplish anything. Actions accomplish something. I don't really want to say anything to them anyway."

"As a coach, it's an embarrassing feeling," Van Gundy added. "To start the game we did everything we could to be that bad. You would have to do everything possible to play that bad."

The final outcome could have been far worse for New York, but Chicago shot just 37 percent (26-of-71) and committed 18 turnovers.

The Knicks finished at a season-worst 31 percent (19-of-61) from the field, registering the fewest field goals in the history of the United Center. Chicago scored 27 points off 23 turnovers.

Kurt Thomas and Camby each scored 13 points and Sprewell added 10 for the Knicks, who were outrebounded, 43-38.

New York has been without the services of leading scorer and rebounder Patrick Ewing, who suffered an achilles injury Tuesday against Milwaukee. But the Knicks cannot blame Ewing for this loss, as they posted an easy 98-86 victory over Washington on Thursday without their star center.

"We lost," said Ewing. "I'm mad. It doesn't matter what we talked about, we lost."

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