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NBA FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- ----- CHARLOTTE 25 26 23 23 12 109 NEW YORK 17 29 27 24 15 112 FINAL IN 1ST OT

HIGH SCORERS: CHA - EDDIE JONES 23, DAVID WESLEY 19, ELDEN CAMPBELL 18 NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 31, LATRELL SPREWELL 30, LARRY JOHNSON 14

HIGH REBOUND: CHA - ANTHONY MASON 13, ELDEN CAMPBELL 10 NYK - PATRICK EWING 18, MARCUS CAMBY 10

HIGH ASSISTS: CHA - DAVID WESLEY 7, EDDIE JONES 5 NYK - CHARLIE WARD 6, LATRELL SPREWELL 5

ATT: 19,763


Extended Box

CHARLOTTE (109) AT NEW YORK (112) - FINAL IN OT

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

COLEMAN F 31 3-12 2-4 0 5 5 2 4 0 1 8 MASON F 46 4-10 3-6 2 11 13 4 3 1 0 11 CAMPBELL C 32 7-13 4-6 3 7 10 1 3 0 0 18 JONES G 44 7-15 7-8 0 2 2 5 5 1 2 23 WESLEY G 35 8-12 0-1 0 1 1 7 1 0 4 19 MILLER 20 2-2 4-4 1 4 5 0 2 1 0 8 B DAVIS 15 0-4 0-0 1 0 1 2 2 2 3 0 PHILLS 26 4-10 2-2 0 0 0 1 6 2 1 12 ROBINSON 16 3-4 4-4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 10 R DAVIS DNP - COACH'S DECISION FULLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION HAWKINS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 38-82 26-35 7 31 38 22 28 7 11 109 (.463) (.743) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 13(17 PTS)

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

CAMBY F 33 2-3 1-2 3 7 10 2 6 2 4 5 L JOHNSON F 40 3-14 5-8 5 2 7 2 3 1 0 14 EWING C 37 3-11 4-4 7 11 18 1 5 0 3 10 HOUSTON G 46 11-19 8-8 1 3 4 4 3 0 3 31 SPREWELL G 48 12-25 5-6 2 4 6 5 2 4 2 30 THOMAS 19 4-9 2-2 1 5 6 1 4 0 1 10 WARD 29 3-10 1-2 1 1 2 6 3 0 2 10 DUDLEY 12 1-4 0-0 3 1 4 0 2 0 0 2 WALLACE 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 CHILDS DNP - LOWER BACK PAIN LANG DNP - COACH'S DECISION TURKCAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 265 39-95 26-32 23 34 57 22 28 7 15 112 (.411) (.813) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 16(15 PTS)

CHARLOTTE 25 26 23 23 12 - 109 NEW YORK 17 29 27 24 15 - 112

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHARLOTTE - COLEMAN 2, B DAVIS, CAMPBELL. NEW YORK - CAMBY 4, EWING 2, THOMAS, DUDLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHARLOTTE 7-17 (.412), JONES 2-4, WESLEY 3-7, B DAVIS 0-2, PHILLS 2-4. NEW YORK 8-21 (.381), L JOHNSON 3-8, HOUSTON 1-5, SPREWELL 1-2, WARD 3-6. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: LUIS GRILLO, HANK ARMSTRONG, MONTY MCCUTCHEN. A - 19,763. T - 2:48.


Box Score

CHARLOTTE (109) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Coleman 31 3-12 2-4 0-5 2 4 8 Mason 46 4-10 3-6 2-13 4 3 11 Campbell 32 7-13 4-6 3-10 1 3 18 Jones 44 7-15 7-8 0-2 5 5 23 Wesley 35 8-12 0-1 0-1 7 1 19 Miller 20 2-2 4-4 1-5 0 2 8 B Davis 15 0-4 0-0 1-1 2 2 0 Phills 26 4-10 2-2 0-0 1 6 12 Robinson 16 3-4 4-4 0-1 0 2 10 R Davis DNP - coach's decision Fuller DNP - coach's decision Hawkins DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 38-82 26-35 7-38 22 28 109 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.463, FT-.743. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (Jones 2-4, Wesley 3-7, B Davis 0-2, Phills 2-4). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 4 (Coleman 2, B Davis, Campbell). Turnovers: 13 (Wesley 4, B Davis 3, Jones 2, Coleman, Phills). Steals: 7 (B Davis 2, Phills 2, Jones, Mason, Miller).

NEW YORK (112) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Camby 33 2-3 1-2 3-10 2 6 5 L Johnson 40 3-14 5-8 5-7 2 3 14 Ewing 37 3-11 4-4 7-18 1 5 10 Houston 46 11-19 8-8 1-4 4 3 31 Sprewell 48 12-25 5-6 2-6 5 2 30 Thomas 19 4-9 2-2 1-6 1 4 10 Ward 29 3-10 1-2 1-2 6 3 10 Dudley 12 1-4 0-0 3-4 0 2 2 Wallace 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Childs DNP - lower back pain Lang DNP - coach's decision Turkcan DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 265 39-95 26-32 23-57 22 28 112 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.411, FT-.813. 3-Point Goals: 8-21, .381 (L Johnson 3-8, Houston 1-5, Sprewell 1-2, Ward 3-6). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 8 (Camby 4, Ewing 2, Thomas, Dudley). Turnovers: 16 (Camby 4, Ewing 3, Houston 3, Sprewell 2, Ward 2, Thomas). Steals: 7 (Sprewell 4, Camby 2, L Johnson). _________________________________________________ Charlotte 25 26 23 23 12 - 109 New York 17 29 27 24 15 - 112 _________________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:48. Officials: Luis Grillo, Hank Armstrong, Monty Mccutchen.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- The Charlotte Hornets may own the best record in the Eastern Conference, but the New York Knicks still own the conference championship.

Allan Houston and Latrell Sprewell started in the backcourt for the first time this season and combined for 61 points, including 10 in overtime, as the Knicks held off the Hornets, 112-109, for their sixth victory in seven games.

New York was coming off an embarrassing home loss to Washington on Saturday, while Charlotte was hoping to build on its most impressive win of the season, a 106-89 triumph at Miami that thrust the Hornets into the top spot in the East.

The teams battled all game but the Knicks took control early in the extra session on a jumper by Sprewell and a perfectly timed alley-oop pass from Sprewell to Marcus Camby that made it 101-97 with 3:13 remaining.

"(Starting with Houston in the backcourt) was different," Sprewell said. "It wasn't expected and we didn't have much time to work on it yesterday."

"We kind of knew about it, we didn't want to spread it out at first, but we kind of had time in shootaround to work it out a bit," Houston added. "Basically, I think we had to mentally adjust to still playing your game even though you are not playing the same position. We had to learn to still be aggressive and take care of the ball. And kind of run the team a bit. I think it can be effective."

Charlotte never seriously challenged thereafter and had its season-high eight-game winning streak snapped.

A bizarre fourth quarter featured what appeared to be a decisive 18-0 run by the Knicks, who opened a 93-83 lead on a pair of free throws by Houston with 3:59 to play.

"When we got down by eight (with 9:04 remaining), there was whole different mindset in that huddle because we knew how big this game was," Houston said. "Then we turned up our defense."

But the Hornets responded by closing regulation with a 14-4 run, including a pair of clutch free throws by Eddie Jones with 12 seconds left.

The Knicks had a chance to win but Houston missed a jumper and Ewing misfired from 10 feet at the buzzer after grabbing the rebound.

Sprewell bounced back from a six-point performance by burying 12-of-25 shots for 30 points and Houston matched a season high with 31 on 11-of-19 shooting.

"Against big teams like tonight, I just thought we needed to rebound," Van Gundy said of his bigger backcourt. "We've got to get more size on the floor. Offensively, sometimes we were shaky."

Jones led Charlotte with 23 points and former Knick Anthony Mason had 11 and 13 rebounds for the Hornets, who had not lost since a 94-90 setback at Portland on December 1.

"We had our runs, but they have quality players," Charlotte coach Paul Silas said. "We are a young club and we are proud of ourselves. We hung in there when we could have given in and we took it to overtime. We just didn't have enough tonight."

"It was a playoff atmosphere game," Jones added. "Both teams had runs, we were up eight points and then they went on an incredible run. In an overtime game, they just dominated us on the boards. Normally, we have more energy going. We just lost our juice."

The Knicks have won the last four meetings from the Hornets at Madison Square Garden and six of the last eight overall.

The Hornets appeared poised for their fifth straight road win when they opened a 12-point lead in the first half, but the Knicks battled back and pulled within 51-46 at the half on Charlie Ward's desperation 46-footer at the buzzer.

Ward, the Knicks' normal starting point guard, had 10 points and six assists in 19 minutes off the bench while watching Houston and Sprewell light up the Hornets.

Larry Johnson scored 14 points and Patrick Ewing added 10 and a season-high 18 rebounds for the Knicks, who shot just 41 percent (39-of-95) but made up for it with a commanding 57-38 advantage on the boards.

"The spacing at times was not great (without a true point guard)," Van Gundy said. "When you have three big (men), sometimes it's not going to look pretty. But if you pound the boards the way we did, you will have a chance."

"It was definitely a big win," Ewing said. "Charlotte leads the (conference) and is one of the elite teams in the East."

Elden Campbell had 18 points and 10 boards and hit several clutch jumpers in the closing moments of regulation and overtime to keep Charlotte's hopes alive.

After Camby's thunderous dunk in the extra session, Campbell hit a turnaround nine-footer and he also answered Sprewell's ensuing 12-footer with a short jumper of his own to shave the deficit to 103-101 with 2:20 remaining.

Sprewell was good from 18 feet and Houston sank a pair of free throws to open a 107-101 cushion with 27 seconds left.

David Wesley scored 19 points and Bobby Phills added 12 off the bench for the Hornets, who shot 46 percent (38-of-82) and yielded 17 points off turnovers.

Although Camby managed just five points in a rare start, he did have an impact on the outcome with 10 rebounds and four blocked shots in 33 minutes.

"I was told I was going to start this morning," Camby said. "Jeff walked in and said I was starting and that was it. I just wanted to play the game. It didn't matter if I was coming off the bench or starting, especially against a quality team like Charlotte."

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