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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- NEW YORK 23 22 31 33 109 MILWAUKEE 33 29 17 24 103 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 27, ALLAN HOUSTON 22, CHARLIE WARD 21 MIL - RAY ALLEN 24, GLENN ROBINSON 19, TWO PLAYERS WITH 16

HIGH REBOUND: NYK - PATRICK EWING 16, KURT THOMAS 13 MIL - SCOTT WILLIAMS 13, THREE PLAYERS WITH 4

HIGH ASSISTS: NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 7, ALLAN HOUSTON 6 MIL - RAY ALLEN 7, SAM CASSELL 7

ATT: 15,347


Extended Box

NEW YORK (109) AT MILWAUKEE (103)

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

SPREWELL F 44 9-15 8-9 0 3 3 7 2 4 5 27 THOMAS F 30 1-7 1-2 4 9 13 0 5 1 3 3 EWING C 44 7-17 6-8 4 12 16 1 3 0 4 20 HOUSTON G 46 8-17 2-2 0 1 1 6 1 0 1 22 WARD G 39 7-9 2-2 0 2 2 5 3 3 2 21 WALLACE 28 7-9 0-0 0 4 4 2 2 0 2 14 BRUNSON 9 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 WINGATE DNP - COACH'S DECISION CHILDS DNP - STRAINED LEFT ACHILLES DUDLEY DNP - NOT WITH TEAM - PERSONAL L JOHNSON DNP - CHIPPED FRACTURE IN METATARSAL LANG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-75 19-23 8 31 39 24 16 8 18 109 (.533) (.826) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 20(23 PTS)

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

ROBINSON F 36 7-14 3-4 0 3 3 2 4 0 4 19 S WILLIAMS F 30 7-9 0-0 5 8 13 4 1 0 0 14 JOHNSON C 22 2-3 1-1 1 3 4 1 5 1 0 5 ALLEN G 37 7-18 7-7 0 4 4 7 3 4 4 24 CASSELL G 38 7-12 2-4 0 1 1 7 2 2 2 16 THOMAS 28 6-11 2-2 0 4 4 2 1 0 1 16 DEL NEGRO 21 1-6 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 MANNING 22 3-6 1-2 0 1 1 1 3 4 2 7 HAM 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R ALSTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION REID DNP - COACH'S DECISION TRAYLOR DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 40-80 16-20 6 24 30 27 19 11 13 103 (.500) (.800) TEAM REBS: 4 TOTAL TO: 13(18 PTS)

NEW YORK 23 22 31 33 - 109 MILWAUKEE 33 29 17 24 - 103

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW YORK - SPREWELL, WALLACE, THOMAS. MILWAUKEE - ALLEN, CASSELL. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW YORK 10-16 (.625), SPREWELL 1-2, EWING 0-2, HOUSTON 4-6, WARD 5-6. MILWAUKEE 7-16 (.438), ROBINSON 2-4, ALLEN 3-8, CASSELL 0-1, THOMAS 2-3. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, GARY BENSON, KEN MAUER. A - 15,347. T - 2:06.


Box Score

NEW YORK (109) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Sprewell 44 9-15 8-9 0-3 7 2 27 Thomas 30 1-7 1-2 4-13 0 5 3 Ewing 44 7-17 6-8 4-16 1 3 20 Houston 46 8-17 2-2 0-1 6 1 22 Ward 39 7-9 2-2 0-2 5 3 21 Wallace 28 7-9 0-0 0-4 2 2 14 Brunson 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 3 0 2 Wingate DNP - coach's decision Childs DNP - strained left achilles Dudley DNP - not with team - personal L Johnson DNP - chipped fracture in metatarsal Lang DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-75 19-23 8-39 24 16 109 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.533, FT-.826. 3-Point Goals: 10-16, .625 (Sprewell 1-2, Ewing 0-2, Houston 4-6, Ward 5-6). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 3 (Sprewell, Wallace, Thomas). Turnovers: 20 (Sprewell 5, Ewing 4, Thomas 3, Wallace 2, Ward 2, Brunson, Houston). Steals: 8 (Sprewell 4, Ward 3, Thomas).

MILWAUKEE (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Robinson 36 7-14 3-4 0-3 2 4 19 S Williams 30 7-9 0-0 5-13 4 1 14 Johnson 22 2-3 1-1 1-4 1 5 5 Allen 37 7-18 7-7 0-4 7 3 24 Cassell 38 7-12 2-4 0-1 7 2 16 Thomas 28 6-11 2-2 0-4 2 1 16 Del Negro 21 1-6 0-0 0-0 3 0 2 Manning 22 3-6 1-2 0-1 1 3 7 Ham 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 R Alston DNP - coach's decision Reid DNP - coach's decision Traylor DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 40-80 16-20 6-30 27 19 103 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.500, FT-.800. 3-Point Goals: 7-16, .438 (Robinson 2-4, Allen 3-8, Cassell 0-1, Thomas 2-3). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 2 (Allen, Cassell). Turnovers: 13 (Allen 4, Robinson 4, Cassell 2, Manning 2, Thomas). Steals: 11 (Allen 4, Manning 4, Cassell 2, Johnson). ____________________________________________ New York 23 22 31 33 - 109 Milwaukee 33 29 17 24 - 103 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,347. T: 2:06. Officials: Steve Javie, Gary Benson, Ken Mauer.


Game Story

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- With their lineup severely depleted by injuries, the New York Knicks needed someone to step up big tonight. Charlie Ward answered the call.

Ward bailed out the Knicks by providing some suprising scoring punch with 21 points as New York erased a 19-point deficit -- its biggest of the season -- en route to a gritty 109-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

"This was a helluva win for us," New York coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "We didn't play well in the first half. In the second half we had good ball movement and got some stops when we were dead tired. We found a way to get ourselves back into the game."

Ward, who entered the contest averaging 7.8 points per game, made 7-of-9 shots, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range. He handed out five assists and committed just two turnovers in 39 minutes.

He scored nine points and had two of his three steals in the final 12 minutes, joining Milwaukee native Latrell Sprewell, All-Star Allan Houston and Patrick Ewing to give the Knicks four 20-point scorers for the first time in eight seasons.

Houston finished with 22 points for New York, which entered the contest without injured regulars Marcus Camby (knee), Larry Johnson (foot) and Chris Childs (Achilles).

Sprewell scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half and hit a 17-footer to pull New York within 93-92 with 5:40 to play. Ray Allen answered with a dunk but Ewing slammed and hit a 10-footer to put the Knicks ahead to stay, 97-95, with 2:40 remaining.

"I was disappointed in the way that I played in the first half," Sprewell said. "I didn't get the job done defensively and committed too many turnovers. I just wanted to go out and give the team something in the second half."

Ewing scored 20 points, including a layup that stretched the margin to four before Ward stripped Sam Cassell and went in for a layup that made it 101-95 with 2:20 to go.

"We played a terrible first half," Ewing said. "In the second half we dug down deep and made the stops we needed to get the win."

Ward grabbed a rebound off a missed layup by Allen and fed Sprewell for a dunk that opened an eight-point bulge and capped an 11-0 burst.

Allen scored 24 points and fellow All-Star Glenn Robinson added 19 for the Bucks, who completed a winless three-game homestand and have lost three in a row for the first time this season.

"I thought we played a good basketball game," Milwaukee coach George Karl said. "We threw away a 17-point lead. Sprewell got back into the game and Ewing was always in the game. They always had their weapons working. They believe in themselves that they're tougher than we are and tonight they showed it."

The Knicks have won three meetings from Milwaukee this season.

John Wallace scored 14 points off the bench for New York, which enters the All-Star break one game behind Miami for first place in the Atlantic Division.

Cassell and Tim Thomas had 16 points apiece for Milwaukee, which trails Eastern Conference-leading Indiana by seven games in the Central Division entering the break. The Bucks made half of their 80 shots and scored 23 points off turnovers.

"Right now we're not playin well but as a team we have to be proud of what we've done," Allen said. "We need to focus on finishing the season in fashion. Our mentality now is to move forward. We can't dwell on the past."

Milwaukee appeared in total control when Cassell capped a 9-0 run with a driving layup with 1:15 left in the first half, opening a 59-40 cushion.

But Ward responded with a 3-pointer and the Knicks and Houston and Sprewell also hit from beyond the arc as New York opened the third period with a 7-0 spurt, pulling within 63-53.

Ward capped a 9-0 burst with a 26-footer that shaved the deficit to 75-74 with 2:20 left in the third quarter. The Knicks outscored the Bucks, 31-17, in the period and 64-41 in the second half.

"Some nights it goes, some nights it doesn't go," Cassell said. "We've got to just put the game away. The Knicks have the killer instinct. that's what we need."

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