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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- ATLANTA 23 26 17 17 83 NEW YORK 22 30 26 17 95 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: ATL - JASON TERRY 17, JIMMY JACKSON 12, ROSHOWN MCLEOD 11 NYK - LATRELL SPREWELL 30, ALLAN HOUSTON 27, LARRY JOHNSON 12

HIGH REBOUND: ATL - ROSHOWN MCLEOD 6, DIKEMBE MUTOMBO 6 NYK - MARCUS CAMBY 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 6

HIGH ASSISTS: ATL - JASON TERRY 8, TWO PLAYERS WITH 2 NYK - CHARLIE WARD 8, CHRIS CHILDS 5

ATT: 19,763


Extended Box

ATLANTA (83) AT NEW YORK (95)

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

HENDERSON F 26 3-7 0-0 1 3 4 1 1 0 1 6 MCLEOD F 27 5-8 1-2 3 3 6 0 3 1 2 11 MUTOMBO C 24 1-5 1-2 0 6 6 1 1 0 1 3 JACKSON G 29 6-15 0-0 1 1 2 2 4 1 3 12 TERRY G 35 7-12 3-3 0 3 3 8 3 0 1 17 CRAWFORD 13 3-6 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 7 WRIGHT 24 4-12 2-2 1 4 5 1 1 0 0 10 ELLIS 20 2-7 2-2 2 3 5 1 2 1 2 6 GLOVER 22 3-6 2-3 2 3 5 2 1 1 1 9 COLES 13 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 BOWDLER 7 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 2

TOTALS 240 35-82 11-14 10 29 39 16 19 6 12 83 (.427) (.786) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 12(10 PTS)

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

L JOHNSON F 31 5-8 2-2 0 2 2 4 2 0 1 12 SPREWELL F 37 12-23 4-5 1 4 5 0 1 4 2 30 EWING C 34 4-8 0-0 1 5 6 3 2 0 2 8 HOUSTON G 42 12-19 3-4 0 2 2 1 4 0 4 27 WARD G 25 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 8 2 1 1 0 CAMBY 28 2-8 2-2 3 9 12 2 1 0 0 6 CHILDS 22 1-4 2-2 0 2 2 5 3 1 2 4 THOMAS 19 3-6 2-2 1 5 6 0 4 0 1 8 BRUNSON 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 DUDLEY 1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 LANG DNP - COACH'S DECISION WALLACE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 39-79 15-17 7 31 38 23 19 7 14 95 (.494) (.882) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 14(14 PTS)

ATLANTA 23 26 17 17 - 83 NEW YORK 22 30 26 17 - 95

BLOCKED SHOTS: ATLANTA - JACKSON, MUTOMBO, MCLEOD. NEW YORK - CHILDS, EWING, CAMBY, THOMAS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ATLANTA 2-9 (.222), JACKSON 0-3, CRAWFORD 1-2, ELLIS 0-1, GLOVER 1-3. NEW YORK 2-7 (.286), L JOHNSON 0-1, SPREWELL 2-4, HOUSTON 0-1, WARD 0-1. TECHNICALS: ATLANTA - HEAD COACH WILKENS, ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: HUE HOLLINS, BRUCE ALEXANDER, TOM WASHINGTON. A - 19,763. T - 2:07.


Box Score

ATLANTA (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Henderson 26 3-7 0-0 1-4 1 1 6 Mcleod 27 5-8 1-2 3-6 0 3 11 Mutombo 24 1-5 1-2 0-6 1 1 3 Jackson 29 6-15 0-0 1-2 2 4 12 Terry 35 7-12 3-3 0-3 8 3 17 Crawford 13 3-6 0-0 0-1 0 2 7 Wright 24 4-12 2-2 1-5 1 1 10 Ellis 20 2-7 2-2 2-5 1 2 6 Glover 22 3-6 2-3 2-5 2 1 9 Coles 13 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Bowdler 7 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 2 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-82 11-14 10-39 16 19 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.427, FT-.786. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Jackson 0-3, Crawford 1-2, Ellis 0-1, Glover 1-3). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 3 (Jackson, Mutombo, Mcleod). Turnovers: 12 (Jackson 3, Ellis 2, Mcleod 2, Crawford, Glover, Henderson, Mutombo, Terry). Steals: 6 (Bowdler, Crawford, Ellis, Glover, Jackson, Mcleod).

NEW YORK (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp L Johnson 31 5-8 2-2 0-2 4 2 12 Sprewell 37 12-23 4-5 1-5 0 1 30 Ewing 34 4-8 0-0 1-6 3 2 8 Houston 42 12-19 3-4 0-2 1 4 27 Ward 25 0-2 0-0 0-2 8 2 0 Camby 28 2-8 2-2 3-12 2 1 6 Childs 22 1-4 2-2 0-2 5 3 4 Thomas 19 3-6 2-2 1-6 0 4 8 Brunson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Dudley 1 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Lang DNP - coach's decision Wallace DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 39-79 15-17 7-38 23 19 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.882. 3-Point Goals: 2-7, .286 (L Johnson 0-1, Sprewell 2-4, Houston 0-1, Ward 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 4 (Childs, Ewing, Camby, Thomas). Turnovers: 14 (Houston 4, Childs 2, Ewing 2, Sprewell 2, Brunson, L Johnson, Thomas, Ward). Steals: 7 (Sprewell 4, Childs, Dudley, Ward). ____________________________________________ Atlanta 23 26 17 17 - 83 New York 22 30 26 17 - 95 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Atlanta 2 (Head Coach Wilkens, 7:55 1st; Illegal Defense, 0:20 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 19,763. T: 2:07. Officials: Hue Hollins, Bruce Alexander, Tom Washington.


Game Story

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- It should have been just a matter of taking care of business for the New York Knicks, but Latrell Sprewell made it look like fun.

Sprewell put his whole repertoire on display -- his slashes to the lane, his stutter steps, sleight of hand and steady jumpers -- to score 20 of his 30 points in the second half, when the Knicks blew open a close game and rolled over the struggling Atlanta Hawks, 95-83.

By the end, Sprewell was laughing and looking for anyone to hug, even Hawks forward LaPhonso Ellis.

Allan Houston scored 27 points and Larry Johnson added 12 for the Knicks, who have won two in a row and maintained their hold on the third-best record in the Eastern Conference. New York remained one game behind first-place Miami in the Atlantic Division.

Sprewell hit 12-of-23 and Houston went 12-of-19 from the floor as the Knicks shot 39-of-79 (49 percent) and clicked for 23 assists.

The Knicks were not hurt by Atlanta coach Lenny Wilkens' decision to go with younger players and keep starting center Dikembe Mutombo on the bench for half the game.

"Tonight I was able to get into the paint and get some easy baskets," Sprewell said. "A big difference was not having Dikembe out there in the second half. That enabled us to get inside."

Rookie guard Jason Terry led the Hawks with 17 points and eight assists, Jim Jackson finished with 12 points and second-year forward Roshown McLeod added 11. The Hawks have lost six of seven overall and seven straight on the road.

"We're trying to get the young guys experience against good teams that can't afford to slip up," said Wilkens, who has seen his team go on a 3-13 swoon to fall completely out of the playoff hunt. "We want to put them in pressure situations to see how they react."

The game was close throughout before Sprewell started the Knicks on an 11-0 run midway through the third quarter, driving to the basket against the 7-2 Mutombo and drawing the foul. His free throw gave New York a 61-55 lead with 8:16 left.

Johnson flipped in a running hook and Ewing blocked Jackson's shot on a drive in the paint before Houston connected on a baseline pull-up jumper over Mutombo, stretching the lead to 65-55 with 6:40 to go.

Ewing made a jumper, then set a screen for Houston and fed him for a baseline jumper as the Knicks opened a 69-55 advantage with 5:09 to play in the quarter.

Sprewell then went on a binge, scoring 11 points over the final four minutes of the third and the opening minute of the final period, helping the Knicks open their largest lead, 82-66, on a pair of free throws by Charlie Ward.

The Hawks got no closer than eight points thereafter.

"I think we're learning," Houston said. "I think it goes back to what we do when we win, and that's defense and rebounding. When we can open things up by getting into the paint and passing the ball, things open up by the basket. That always helps our shooting. We wanted to treat this like the start of the upcoming road trip. We want to set a tone for how we want to play. At this point in the season, if we lose focus now, then something is wrong. We're trying to win a championship."

On Sunday in Portland, the Knicks start a five-game West Coast swing that includes visits to Sacramento, Seattle, Vancouver and the league-leading Los Angeles Lakers.

"We should be fired up about our trip," Sprewell said. "We need to build some confidence on the road, and it's not too late to start that now."

Neither team led by more than three points in the first quarter, which ended with Atlanta up, 23-22. The Knicks had most of their success inside, with Ewing posting up and Houston driving to the basket for six points apiece. The Hawks were led by Jackson, who hit four jumpers, and McLeod, who made a pair.

Reserves Lorenzen Wright and Chris Crawford carried Atlanta on a 10-2 run early in the second quarter. The two forwards scored four points apiece in the surge, which Wright capped with a jumper that gave the Hawks a 38-32 lead with eight minutes left before halftime.

The Knicks ran off the next three baskets, tying it at 38-38 on a lay-in by Johnson with 6:45 left. Houston scored four points as New York closed the half on an 8-2 run to take a 52-49 lead at the break.

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