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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 26 22 11 24 83 SAN ANTONIO 25 27 25 19 96 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 17, CHRIS CHILDS 16, TWO PLAYERS WITH 12 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 33, TERRY PORTER 18, AVERY JOHNSON 14

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 8, PATRICK EWING 8 SAS - TIM DUNCAN 15, TERRY PORTER 11

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - ALLAN HOUSTON 4, CHRIS CHILDS 3 SAS - AVERY JOHNSON 6, TIM DUNCAN 5

ATT: 34,429


Extended Box

NEW YORK (83) AT SAN ANTONIO (96)

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

L JOHNSON F 30 5-10 0-0 0 3 3 1 4 1 1 12 SPREWELL F 38 4-10 2-4 0 3 3 2 1 0 2 10 EWING C 31 6-15 0-1 2 6 8 0 1 1 2 12 HOUSTON G 43 8-19 0-0 3 5 8 4 2 0 1 17 WARD G 24 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 2 0 2 THOMAS 17 3-6 0-0 2 1 3 0 5 0 1 6 CAMBY 24 2-8 2-2 2 4 6 0 6 1 3 6 CHILDS 27 7-13 1-1 1 2 3 3 4 1 0 16 WALLACE 6 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 DUDLEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION LANG DNP - COACH'S DECISION TURKCAN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-88 5-8 10 27 37 12 28 7 11 83 (.420) (.625) TEAM REBS: 3 TOTAL TO: 11(13 PTS)

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

DUNCAN F 44 9-19 15-18 4 11 15 5 1 0 5 33 ELIE F 36 2-6 4-5 0 4 4 3 3 1 2 10 ROBINSON C 36 5-16 0-2 1 6 7 3 5 1 2 10 JOHNSON G 39 6-8 2-2 1 4 5 6 0 0 1 14 PORTER G 38 7-10 2-3 1 10 11 2 0 1 1 18 JACKSON 15 1-3 1-2 1 4 5 2 1 1 2 3 ROSE 16 2-4 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 4 DANIELS 10 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 J KERSEY 6 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION S KERR DNP - COACH'S DECISION WALKER DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 34-71 24-32 9 41 50 21 15 4 15 96 (.479) (.750) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 17(24 PTS)

NEW YORK 26 22 11 24 - 83 SAN ANTONIO 25 27 25 19 - 96

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - EWING 3. SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 4, JOHNSON, ROSE, J KERSEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 4-12 (.333), L JOHNSON 2-4, SPREWELL 0-1, HOUSTON 1-3, WARD 0-2, CHILDS 1-2. SAN ANTONIO 4-10 (.400), ELIE 2-4, ROBINSON 0-1, JOHNSON 0-1, PORTER 2-3, DANIELS 0-1. TECHNICALS: NEW YORK - L JOHNSON, CHILDS, CAMBY. OFFICIALS: JOE CRAWFORD, TOMMY NUNEZ, GARY BENSON. A - 34,429. T - 2:20.


Box Score

NEW YORK (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 30 5-10 0-0 0-3 1 4 12 Sprewell 38 4-10 2-4 0-3 2 1 10 Ewing 31 6-15 0-1 2-8 0 1 12 Houston 43 8-19 0-0 3-8 4 2 17 Ward 24 1-3 0-0 0-1 1 4 2 Thomas 17 3-6 0-0 2-3 0 5 6 Camby 24 2-8 2-2 2-6 0 6 6 Childs 27 7-13 1-1 1-3 3 4 16 Wallace 6 1-4 0-0 0-2 1 1 2 Dudley DNP - coach's decision Lang DNP - coach's decision Turkcan DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-88 5-8 10-37 12 28 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.420, FT-.625. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (L Johnson 2-4, Sprewell 0-1, Houston 1-3, Ward 0-2, Childs 1-2). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 3 (Ewing 3). Turnovers: 11 (Camby 3, Ewing 2, Sprewell 2, Houston, L Johnson, Thomas, Wallace). Steals: 7 (Ward 2, Camby, Childs, Ewing, L Johnson, Wallace).

SAN ANTONIO (96) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 44 9-19 15-18 4-15 5 1 33 Elie 36 2-6 4-5 0-4 3 3 10 Robinson 36 5-16 0-2 1-7 3 5 10 Johnson 39 6-8 2-2 1-5 6 0 14 Porter 38 7-10 2-3 1-11 2 0 18 Jackson 15 1-3 1-2 1-5 2 1 3 Rose 16 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 3 4 Daniels 10 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 J Kersey 6 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 4 Brown DNP - coach's decision S Kerr DNP - coach's decision Walker DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 34-71 24-32 9-50 21 15 96 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.479, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (Elie 2-4, Robinson 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Porter 2-3, Daniels 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 7 (Duncan 4, Johnson, Rose, J Kersey). Turnovers: 17 (Duncan 5, Daniels 2, Elie 2, Jackson 2, Robinson 2, Johnson, Porter). Steals: 4 (Elie, Jackson, Porter, Robinson). ____________________________________________ New York 26 22 11 24 - 83 San Antonio 25 27 25 19 - 96 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New York 3 (L Johnson, 7:28 1st; Childs, 3:57 2nd; Camby, 3:32 2nd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 34,429. T: 2:20. Officials: Joe Crawford, Tommy Nunez, Gary Benson.


Game Story

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- Even with Patrick Ewing, the New York Knicks still couldn't stop Tim Duncan.

Duncan ignored the presence of Ewing to collect 33 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks as the San Antonio Spurs appeared rejuvenated in a 96-83 victory over the Knicks.

In the first meeting between the teams since last season's NBA Finals, Duncan again was the dominant player. He made 9-of-19 shots and 15-of-18 free throws and also added five assists as he frequently passed out of double-teams to open teammates.

"I tried to stay patient with my shots," said Duncan, who had scored just nine points in his last game against Portland. "I got some fouls and then when the time came, I started to drill them and get my shots."

Duncan led the Spurs past the Knicks in five games, affirming his status as the game's best player in just his second season. He averaged 27.4 points and 14 rebounds and was unstoppable throughout the series.

Some of that had to do with the absence of Ewing, who was out with an Achilles tendon injury. But the aging star's presence today was no match as he managed just 12 points and eight boards, spending most of his time guarding David Robinson.

"He gets a lot of ticky-tack fouls," Ewing said of Duncan. "We played against players who get those kind of calls before. You just have to play through it and continue to compete."

"You never know what would have happened," said Robinson, who had 10 points and seven boards. "They did a heck of a job without Patrick (in the Finals). They were fantastic without him. I can't say if it would have been different with him or not."

Terry Porter had 18 points and 11 rebounds in his first start of the season for the Spurs, who seemed energized by the nationally televised showdown. Following a 14-3 start, San Antonio is just 12-12 after losing only 13 games last season.

"Obviously Terry responded well," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He's a seasoned veteran. We don't want him playing too many minutes. He stepped up and did a heck of a job. He showed his knowledge and reacted well."

"It's early now but it's great to have a game like this," said Duncan. "We haven't played four quarters like this for a while so it was great to get a good game under our belts. We are not happy with where we are. We've given away some games. We're trying to gain some consistency to work toward a goal at the end of the year. If we play aggressive like this every night, we'll be OK."

Allan Houston scored 17 points and Chris Childs added 16 off the bench for the Knicks, who shot just 42 percent (37-of-88) and were beaten on the boards, 50-37.

A short jumper by Houston had the Knicks within 56-54 with 9:28 left in the third quarter before Duncan and the Spurs took ccontrol. Duncan scored eight points in a 21-5 spurt over the rest of the period, including a tip-in that gave San Antonio its largest lead at 77-59 with 1:16 remaining.

During the surge, Duncan had three baskets and the Knicks had just two. The big man also passed out of double-teams to set up Porter and Mario Elie for 3-pointers.

"I knew I had the height advantage on those guys and took my time," Duncan said.

The Knicks shot just 28 percent (5-of-18) in the third quarter and trailed by 18 points entering the final period. They cut the deficit to 89-78 on a 3-pointer by Larry Johnson with 3:05 to go but Porter made a 3-pointer 23 seconds later and the Spurs cruised from there.

"I think the third quarter pretty much set the tone for the night," said Knicks forward Latrell Sprewell, who scored 10 points. "We really got frustrated in the third quarter. They got a few calls and we let that bother us. In the second half we just couldn't score."

Avery Johnson scored 14 points and Elie added 10 for the Spurs, who shot 48 percent (34-of-71) and made 24-of-32 free throws.

Larry Johnson scored 12 points while defending Duncan for the Knicks, who attempted just eight free throws, making five.

Ewing scored eight points in the first quarter to give New York a 26-25 lead. Duncan kept the Spurs close with 10 points and added nine more in the second quarter, when San Antonio surged to a 52-48 halftime lead.

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