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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- PHILADELPHIA 28 23 21 16 88 NEW YORK 21 26 23 19 89 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: PHI - ALLEN IVERSON 26, TYRONE HILL 19, THEO RATLIFF 11 NYK - PATRICK EWING 18, ALLAN HOUSTON 15, JOHN WALLACE 15

HIGH REBOUND: PHI - TYRONE HILL 20, GEORGE LYNCH 9 NYK - PATRICK EWING 10, LATRELL SPREWELL 10

HIGH ASSISTS: PHI - THREE PLAYERS WITH 5 NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 6, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4

ATT: 19,763


Extended Box

PHILADELPHIA (88) AT NEW YORK (89)

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

HILL F 39 7-11 5-6 3 17 20 0 4 2 0 19 LYNCH F 38 4-6 1-2 4 5 9 1 4 0 1 9 RATLIFF C 25 4-9 3-3 2 4 6 1 2 0 2 11 IVERSON G 41 8-26 9-14 0 2 2 5 5 2 3 26 SNOW G 37 3-8 0-0 0 1 1 5 4 3 3 6 GEIGER 19 3-6 3-4 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 9 KUKOC 22 1-5 3-4 1 2 3 5 4 0 1 6 MCKIE 18 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 BOWMAN 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 JONES DNP - COACH'S DECISION MACCULLOCH DNP - COACH'S DECISION OLLIE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-75 24-33 10 32 42 18 26 10 10 88 (.413) (.727) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 10(14 PTS)

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

L JOHNSON F 31 3-8 5-5 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 13 THOMAS F 30 4-6 2-2 1 6 7 4 5 1 4 10 EWING C 37 6-14 6-8 4 6 10 2 5 0 1 18 HOUSTON G 36 5-15 5-5 0 2 2 1 4 1 0 15 SPREWELL G 43 4-9 5-7 0 10 10 6 2 1 0 13 CHILDS 29 2-5 1-2 0 0 0 4 3 0 2 5 WALLACE 23 7-12 1-1 1 4 5 0 2 0 3 15 BRUNSON 7 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 DUDLEY 3 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 WINGATE 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BOHANNON DNP - COACH'S DECISION LANG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 31-71 25-30 9 30 39 21 27 5 12 89 (.437) (.833) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 12(18 PTS)

PHILADELPHIA 28 23 21 16 - 88 NEW YORK 21 26 23 19 - 89

BLOCKED SHOTS: PHILADELPHIA - RATLIFF, LYNCH. NEW YORK - THOMAS 2, EWING, WALLACE, DUDLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: PHILADELPHIA 2-8 (.250), IVERSON 1-4, SNOW 0-1, KUKOC 1-2, MCKIE 0-1. NEW YORK 2-8 (.250), L JOHNSON 2-4, HOUSTON 0-2, CHILDS 0-1, BRUNSON 0-1. TECHNICALS: PHILADELPHIA - ILLEGAL DEFENSE 2. OFFICIALS: MIKE MATHIS, TOMMY NUNEZ, TIM DONAGHY. A - 19,763. T - 2:35.


Box Score

PHILADELPHIA (88) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Hill 39 7-11 5-6 3-20 0 4 19 Lynch 38 4-6 1-2 4-9 1 4 9 Ratliff 25 4-9 3-3 2-6 1 2 11 Iverson 41 8-26 9-14 0-2 5 5 26 Snow 37 3-8 0-0 0-1 5 4 6 Geiger 19 3-6 3-4 0-1 0 2 9 Kukoc 22 1-5 3-4 1-3 5 4 6 Mckie 18 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 Bowman 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Jones DNP - coach's decision Macculloch DNP - coach's decision Ollie DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-75 24-33 10-42 18 26 88 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.413, FT-.727. 3-Point Goals: 2-8, .250 (Iverson 1-4, Snow 0-1, Kukoc 1-2, Mckie 0-1). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 2 (Ratliff, Lynch). Turnovers: 10 (Iverson 3, Snow 3, Ratliff 2, Kukoc, Lynch). Steals: 10 (Snow 3, Geiger 2, Hill 2, Iverson 2, Mckie).

NEW YORK (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 31 3-8 5-5 1-2 2 3 13 Thomas 30 4-6 2-2 1-7 4 5 10 Ewing 37 6-14 6-8 4-10 2 5 18 Houston 36 5-15 5-5 0-2 1 4 15 Sprewell 43 4-9 5-7 0-10 6 2 13 Childs 29 2-5 1-2 0-0 4 3 5 Wallace 23 7-12 1-1 1-5 0 2 15 Brunson 7 0-1 0-0 0-1 2 0 0 Dudley 3 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 3 0 Wingate 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Bohannon DNP - coach's decision Lang DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-71 25-30 9-39 21 27 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.437, FT-.833. 3-Point Goals: 2-8, .250 (L Johnson 2-4, Houston 0-2, Childs 0-1, Brunson 0-1). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 5 (Thomas 2, Ewing, Wallace, Dudley). Turnovers: 12 (Thomas 4, Wallace 3, Childs 2, Brunson, Ewing, L Johnson). Steals: 5 (Brunson, Houston, L Johnson, Sprewell, Thomas). ____________________________________________ Philadelphia 28 23 21 16 - 88 New York 21 26 23 19 - 89 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Philadelphia 2 (Illegal Defense 2, 8:59 2nd, 2:16 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:35. Officials: Mike Mathis, Tommy Nunez, Tim Donaghy.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers have to be wondering if they're ever going to win again in Madison Square Garden.

Iverson had another sorry second half and a free throw by Chris Childs with 16 seconds left gave the New York Knicks a hard-fought 89-88 victory over the 76ers, who have lost seven straight games at "The World's Most Famous Arena."

The 76ers have not won here since November 12, 1996, Iverson's first NBA game in Madison Square Garden. They led by as many as 12 points and did not trail from the midway point of the first quarter until Childs made his free throw. Philadelphia has lost 20 of its last 22 visits to New York.

"This one's a killer," said Sixers coach Larry Brown, whose team fell one-half game behind Charlotte into fifth place in the Eastern Conference. "We had every opportunity to win. We just couldn't make a shot."

Among the main culprits was Iverson, who was 8-of-26 from the field and scored just one basket in the last 16 minutes. The NBA scoring leader finished with 26 points, his sixth straight game below 30, and blew off reporters after the game. Since Philadelphia acquired Toni Kukoc, Iverson is shooting 32 percent (40-of-121).

For the second straight Sunday on regional television, Iverson could not buy a basket in the second half. In last week's three-point loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, he was 0-of-11 after halftime. Against the Knicks, he continually misfired until his scoop shot was goaltended, giving Philadelphia an 88-86 lead with 1:04 to go.

A tip-in by Larry Johnson tied it 18 seconds later and Eric Snow missed a runner with 33 seconds left. Childs dribbled around Iverson and drew a foul. He made the first free throw but missed the second, setting up the final play.

The Knicks cut off Iverson and Snow -- who beat Detroit with a buzzer shot on December 20 -- drove into the lane and missed a layup. Tyrone Hill, who had 19 points and 20 rebounds, mistimed a tip attempt and the ball was batted away as time expired, giving the Knicks a win that completed a 5-1 homestand.

"I probably just should have shot it instead of trying to adjust and shoot over Patrick (Ewing)," Snow said. "Time was running down so I was just trying to make a play."

"Chris did a very good job of denying Allen," Ewing added. "He had to look elsewhere."

Ewing had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Knicks (34-20), who had six players in double figures and moved within one-half game of first-place Miami in the Atlantic Division. The Knicks visit the Heat on Monday.

"You should win at home in this league," Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "That is where very good teams dominate. We should be a dominant team at home if we are going to be very good. Where we are going to have to make our next step is on the road."

The Knicks improved to 7-0 at home on national TV. The Sixers dropped to 0-5 on the road when on NBC or Turner. New York notched its sixth comeback from a double-digit deficit while Philadelphia fell to 12-7 in games decided by three points or less.

Theo Ratliff scored 11 points for the Sixers, who shot 41 percent (31-of-75) and held a 42-39 rebounding edge. The Knicks shot 44 percent (31-of 71).

Hill scored four points in an 8-0 surge that opened the second half and gave the Sixers a 59-47 lead. His three-point play kept the margin at 68-58 with three minutes left in the third quarter.

"He has been remarkable," Brown said of Hill. "I wish we would reward him once in a while by throwing him the ball more."

But Iverson picked up his fourth foul with 2:14 to go and the Knicks pounced. Johnson, held scoreless in the first half, made a pair of free throws and two 3-pointers and Kurt Thomas hit a short jumper to cap a 12-2 burst and pull New York into a 70-70 tie.

Snow made a jumper at the horn and the Sixers led for most of the final period, despite Iverson missing four straight shots. After Iverson missed a 21-footer, New York finally caught Philadelphia at 86-86 when Ewing scored inside with 1:15 left.

"We were all trying to help on (Iverson)," said Knicks guard Allan Houston, who had primary responsibility. "Nobody is going to stop him individually but you just have to help because he is so quick."

Houston scored 15 points as did John Wallace, who gave the Knicks a big lift off the bench in the first half. Latrell Sprewell added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Johnson also scored 13 points.

"That's what I'm here for," Wallace said. "That's part of my job, to come off the bench and try to get something going immediately."

The Knicks needed that after falling into a 10-point hole nine minutes into the game. Wallace scored four points at the end of the first quarter, then took advantage of Kukoc's defensive deficiencies for seven more early in the second period, pulling the Knicks within 34-33.

"We were dead in the water," Van Gundy said. "John not only gave us points but gave us enthusiasm. When he tries hard on both ends he is a productive player."

Iverson and Hill fueled an 8-0 burst that helped Philadelphia to a 51-47 halftime lead. Iverson scored 16 points in the first half, while Hill added 10 and 10 boards.

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