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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHILADELPHIA 23 19 14 14 70 NEW YORK 14 30 20 21 85 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 21, THEO RATLIFF 13, MATT GEIGER 12 NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 30, ALLAN HOUSTON 22, CHARLIE WARD 13

HIGH REBOUND: PHI - MATT GEIGER 11, THEO RATLIFF 8 NYK - LARRY JOHNSON 10, TWO PLAYERS WITH 9

HIGH ASSISTS: PHI - ERIC SNOW 5, TWO PLAYERS WITH 3 NYK - CHARLIE WARD 6, LARRY JOHNSON 5

ATT: 19,763


Extended Box

PHILADELPHIA (70) AT NEW YORK (85)

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

LYNCH F 25 4-10 0-2 3 1 4 3 2 1 0 8 RATLIFF F 40 5-8 3-3 2 6 8 0 0 1 2 13 GEIGER C 33 5-13 2-2 2 9 11 2 1 1 4 12 IVERSON G 42 8-21 5-5 0 1 1 3 1 3 3 21 SNOW G 38 2-8 4-6 0 2 2 5 3 2 3 9 GRANT 2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 HILL 21 0-7 0-0 3 3 6 0 3 0 1 0 HUGHES 11 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 2 MCKIE 28 2-5 1-2 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 5 HONEYCUTT DNP - COACH'S DECISION MAHORN DNP - COACH'S DECISION MOHAMMED DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 27-75 15-20 12 24 36 14 15 9 16 70 (.360) (.750) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 16(19 PTS)

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

JOHNSON F 38 2-10 2-2 3 7 10 5 2 0 1 6 THOMAS F 25 1-8 0-0 2 7 9 2 3 0 2 2 EWING C 21 3-7 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 6 HOUSTON G 39 9-16 2-3 1 4 5 4 2 1 3 22 WARD G 37 5-13 1-2 2 2 4 6 3 0 3 13 BRUNSON 11 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 CAMBY 9 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 DUDLEY 25 1-2 1-2 2 7 9 1 3 1 1 3 SPREWELL 35 11-17 5-6 0 2 2 3 1 4 1 30 CHILDS DNP - BRUISED RIGHT KNEE WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION WINGATE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 33-76 12-17 11 31 42 21 20 7 14 85 (.434) (.706) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 16(12 PTS)

PHILADELPHIA 23 19 14 14 - 70 NEW YORK 14 30 20 21 - 85

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHILADELPHIA - RATLIFF 5, GEIGER, LYNCH. NEW YORK - THOMAS 2, DUDLEY, EWING, CAMBY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHILADELPHIA 1-11 (.091), GEIGER 0-1, IVERSON 0-7, SNOW 1-3. NEW YORK 7-15 (.467), JOHNSON 0-4, EWING 0-1, HOUSTON 2-3, WARD 2-4, SPREWELL 3-3. TECHNICALS: PHILADELPHIA - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: RON GARRETSON, DAVID JONES, JOE DEROSA. A - 19,763. T - 2:16.


Box Score

PHILADELPHIA (70) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Lynch 25 4-10 0-2 3-4 3 2 8 Ratliff 40 5-8 3-3 2-8 0 0 13 Geiger 33 5-13 2-2 2-11 2 1 12 Iverson 42 8-21 5-5 0-1 3 1 21 Snow 38 2-8 4-6 0-2 5 3 9 Grant 2 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Hill 21 0-7 0-0 3-6 0 3 0 Hughes 11 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 2 2 Mckie 28 2-5 1-2 1-2 1 3 5 Honeycutt DNP - coach's decision Mahorn DNP - coach's decision Mohammed DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-75 15-20 12-36 14 15 70 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.360, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 1-11, .091 (Geiger 0-1, Iverson 0-7, Snow 1-3). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 7 (Ratliff 5, Geiger, Lynch). Turnovers: 16 (Geiger 4, Iverson 3, Snow 3, Hughes 2, Ratliff 2, Hill, Mckie). Steals: 9 (Iverson 3, Snow 2, Geiger, Lynch, Mckie, Ratliff).

NEW YORK (85) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Johnson 38 2-10 2-2 3-10 5 2 6 Thomas 25 1-8 0-0 2-9 2 3 2 Ewing 21 3-7 0-0 1-3 0 3 6 Houston 39 9-16 2-3 1-5 4 2 22 Ward 37 5-13 1-2 2-4 6 3 13 Brunson 11 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 Camby 9 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 Dudley 25 1-2 1-2 2-9 1 3 3 Sprewell 35 11-17 5-6 0-2 3 1 30 Childs DNP - bruised right knee Williams DNP - coach's decision Wingate DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 33-76 12-17 11-42 21 20 85 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.434, FT-.706. 3-Point Goals: 7-15, .467 (Johnson 0-4, Ewing 0-1, Houston 2-3, Ward 2-4, Sprewell 3-3). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 5 (Thomas 2, Dudley, Ewing, Camby). Turnovers: 16 (Houston 3, Ward 3, Camby 2, Thomas 2, Dudley, Ewing, Johnson, Sprewell). Steals: 7 (Sprewell 4, Camby, Dudley, Houston). ____________________________________________ Philadelphia 23 19 14 14 - 70 New York 14 30 20 21 - 85 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Philadelphia 1 (Illegal Defense, 2:27 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:16. Officials: Ron Garretson, David Jones, Joe Derosa.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Latrell Sprewell revived a stagnant offense with 15 of his 30 points in the second quarter as the New York Knicks continued their playoff push and slowed that of the Philadelphia 76ers with an 85-70 victory.

Allan Houston scored 22 points for the Knicks, who recovered nicely after missing their first 11 shots and falling behind by 15 points in the first quarter. Despite playing without Chris Childs and with a hampered Patrick Ewing, they won for the fourth time in five games and maintained eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

New York (25-22) moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Charlotte (23-23) in the race for the final postseason berth. The Knicks hold the tiebreaker edge over the Hornets and have not missed the playoffs since 1987.

"The goal here is to make the playoffs," Sprewell said. "We are a lot better than what our record is. We are disappointed with the season but we have to make the playoffs. I was feeling really good tonight but my main thing is to win, too."

"We had to make it happen in the second half," Houston said. "In a game like this, when our first unit has low energy, we need a boost and Spree provided it. Everyone has to step up and raise the level of their games. There are only a handful of games left."

Sprewell shot 11-of-17 from the field as he fell one point shy of his season high, established March 13 against the Los Angeles Clippers. He provided a spark in the second quarter, when the Knicks took the lead for good.

"We won and that is the most important thing," he said. "I had to give the team a lift. We picked up the `D' and I made the buckets on the other end to maintain it."

Allen Iverson scored 21 points but was scoreless in the third quarter for the 76ers, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. The league scoring leader suffered an injury to his left shoulder area in the second half and was ineffective. Overall, he was 8-of-21 from the field, including 0-of-7 from 3-point range.

"I pulled my muscle in my chest," said Iverson, who otherwise brushed off reporters.

"He's all right," Philadelphia coach Larry Brown said. "It's his left arm. As long as he has a right arm, he'll be all right."

Philadelphia (26-20) fell into a three-way tie with Detroit and Milwaukee for fifth place in the East. Charlotte's overtime loss tonight at Indiana reduced the Sixers' magic number for clinching their first postseason berth since 1991 to one.

Ewing returned after missing two games with a nagging Achilles injury and scored six points in 21 minutes. He looked slow and often was left reaching on defense.

"My foot is OK," he said. "I re-injured it in the third quarter. I hope to play Sunday (at Indiana)."

Childs sat out with a bruised right knee. Charlie Ward played 37 minutes at point guard and collected 13 points and six assists.

Philadelphia jumped to a 6-0 lead in the first 4 1/2 minutes as New York missed its first 11 shots. Iverson scored six points and Matt Geiger five in an 11-0 spurt that gave the Sixers their largest lead at 23-8 with 1:57 left in the first quarter.

The Knicks scored the last six points of the period and took control in the second quarter behind Sprewell, who made 5-of-7 shots. He scored seven points in a 12-3 burst and Houston's 3-pointer gave New York its first lead at 40-39 with 1:38 left.

"We came out a little bit lethargic and fell behind," Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "I thought the way we ended the first quarter, we kept within striking distance and Latrell was a big part of that."

"We came out ready to play and we were great early," Brown said. "We didn't play well after the first quarter. They (Sprewell and Houston) got hot. The second quarter they just dominated us offensively and we just didn't play well."

With Iverson hurting, Philadelphia's offense disappeared in the third quarter. The Sixers made just 5-of-23 shots and trailed 64-56 entering the final period.

"In the third quarter, both team didn't make their shots," Brown said. "It was a miracle we were down by eight."

The Knicks sealed it with a 10-2 run midway through the fourth quarter. Houston and Ward buried 3-pointers around Iverson's first basket of the second half to provide a 79-63 lead.

"They got aggressive; we didn't," Sixers guard Aaron McKie said. "They were tentative in the beginning but then they went on the attack. They started putting pressure and playing the passing lanes."

Larry Johnson grabbed 10 rebounds and Kurt Thomas nine for New York, which shot 43 percent (33-of-76) and held a 42-36 edge on the glass.

Theo Ratliff scored 13 points and Geiger added 12 and 11 boards for Philadelphia, which shot 36 percent (27-of-75) and made just 1-of-11 3-pointers.

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